Wondering what’s in the recipe? We are always happy to chat about what *exactly* gets put into YaDoggie dog food. We put a lot of thought and research into each recipe, and love to list the nutritional benefits so dog lovers and owners like you know what you’re doggie is eating. Below, we’re digging into the details of our Buffalo & Duck recipe. Curious about our other offerings? Check out Lamb and (limited-ingredient!) Turkey recipes, and our all-natural Jerky Treats as well!

Bring on the buffalo! And duck. And all the other deliciousness doggies like. Today we’re talking about our Buffalo & Duck recipe – which doggie doesn’t love this one? It’s rich, it’s meaty, it’s hearty — we’re sorry you can’t have it for lunch. As you know, our dog food is made for dogs by dog owners. We love our doggies. We love feeding our doggies. And we want to give them the best food ever. For many doggies out there – that’s means our Buffalo & Duck recipe; it’s grain-free, and packed with protein, vitamins, minerals to keep your doggie healthy and happy.

YaDoggie Buffalo & Duck dog food is made up of the four following categories:

  1. Core Proteins
  2. Veggies & Carbs
  3. Other Important Ingredients (such as healthy fats & natural flavorings)
  4. Vitamins & Minerals

1. Core Proteins
We call it a core protein if it’s written right there on the bag, and in this case Buffalo & Duck features meal made from? You guessed it! Buffalo AND duck. Buffalo meal is a unique, exotic, and highly-digestible, nutrient-dense source of protein. Duck meal is also super easy for your doggie to digest, and has a low fat content. Duck is hypoallergenic, too, meaning that Duck is proven to cause less allergic reactions in dogs as compared to other more common proteins like chicken. It also provides essential fatty acids and minerals. What’s the difference between the animal and the meal? The meal is essentially a concentrated (water and fat removed) version of the protein source. Most foods contain quite a lot of water, so when we take that out, you’re left with nutrients and rich flavor. As a result, buffalo meal contains 300% more protein than fresh buffalo meat, just as duck meal contains 300% more protein than fresh duck meat!

Note: The Meal Is Real
You might have heard “meals” are unhealthy or bad for your dog – this can be true if you don’t know what meat they’re made from. With our food, you know that “buffalo meal” is made from fresh buffalo meat, without any “by-products”, “digests”, or unspecified meats – just high quality concentrated buffalo. Just like “duck meal” is a concentrated, nutrient-dense, highly digestible way to eat duck meat. Our meal is the real deal. We promise.

2. Veggies & Carbs
No grains, just wholesome goodness. We’re talking chickpeas, green peas, lentils, dried beet pulp, dried carrots, and dried spinach. All of these veggies and naturally starchy carbs fill your doggie up with fiber, and keep their energy going thanks to clean carbohydrates. Plus, the natural sweetness derived from each ingredient boosts the flavor in every bite.

3. Other Important Ingredients
Mmmmmmmm healthy fats; chicken fat, fish oil, and flaxseed will make this recipe taste super delicious to your doggie. Add a little turmeric for anti-inflammatory properties, and salt for flavor, and your doggie will be begging for more. We want your doggies to be satiated and satisfied with their meals, so we add a couple ingredients that deliver big time when it comes to bold flavors. Check them all out on our website – we’ve made sure to include every single ingredient.

4. Vitamins & Minerals
Okay, let’s get down into the details. Your doggie has already gotten all the macro-nutrients they need: Protein, Carbs, and Fats. Now, we need to make sure your doggie is also getting proper vitamins and nutrients to thrive.We worked with experts to create the perfect blend so that if your dog only eats YaDoggie – they’ll get everything they need. Things like biotin that promotes healthy skin and coats, or zinc sulfate,a source of zinc which is essential for insulin formation and immune function. Take a look at our website for the complete list. And we know, some of these words are science-y and sound strange, we offer simple explanations so you know exactly what your doggie is getting.

Our goal is twofold: ensure all doggies across the land have access to the high-quality food – and that we empower their parents, owners, and caretakers with knowledge to feed them well. We love the doggies in our lives, and food is love. We want to make sure we show them love by feeding them with healthy, hearty, delicious dog food every day. If some of the ingredients are unfamiliar to you, please check out our website. We’ve listed out each ingredient, and its benefits, so that you know what’s in the bowl.

And if something is still confusing, or you’re curious about an ingredient – drop us a line! We’re always happy to chat about our recipes. Email us @ hello@yadoggie.com.