Dehydrated Dog Food for All Stages of Life Sample

Beef Recipe: Single Sample

You wouldn’t eat fast food every meal, so why should your dog? Ditch “fast food” kibble and start feeding your pup nutritious, real-food & high-quality ingredient dehydrated dog food.

When we eat better, we feel better – The same goes for your pup (whether young or old)!

Each bite of Pupford’s dehydrated beef recipe is backed by our Ingredient Synergy formula. Simply, it means every high-quality ingredient is formulated to work together and benefit your dog, no matter their age, from nose to tail.

Samples also available in chicken here.



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The right high-quality ingredients are really important. But the way the ingredients are put together is just as important. Baking kibble changes the nutritional integrity of ingredients in your dog food. 


That’s why we’ve created our grain free, high-quality dehydrated dog food. It’s a better way to deliver minimally processed, high-quality ingredients and maintain the integrity of those ingredients. That means your puppy, adult, or senior dog gets the best nutrition possible, every meal.


Zak George Approved

What is Dehydrated Dog Food?

Dehydrated dog food is made of mostly dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients (obviously…). Dehydration is the process of removing water or moisture from a food product. Removing moisture from foods makes them smaller and lighter and makes them last longer without going bad. Pupford dog food also has non-dehydrated ingredients, like flaxseed, that don’t need to go through the same processes to function the same.


All you have to do is scoop the right amount of powder for your pup out of the bag and mix it with water, let it sit for a minute or two, then feed it to your good boy or girl. They’ll love the taste (we guarantee it) and you’ll love knowing your fur baby is getting all necessary nutrients for a healthy life.
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A Taste Your Dog Will Love

Your dog will love the taste, guaranteed. That’s our Pupford Promise.

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An Overall Happier & Healthier Pup

With nose to tail benefits, you and your pup will love Pupford dehydrated dog food.

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Healthier Digestive System

Excellent, unique fiber sources to improve stool quality and promote digestive health.

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Stabilized & Increased Energy

Our Ingredient Synergy formula gives your dog the energy it needs, all day long.

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Excellent Source of Omegas

Packed with Omegas from fish oil, high-quality real-meat chicken, flaxseed and New Zealand Green Mussel.

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Perfect as a Full Meal or a Topper

Premium dog food is best as a full meal but also makes a perfect topper to help improve nutrition and deliciousness. Just replace 1/4 – 1/2 of your dogs old food with Pupford.

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Give to Pups in Need

For every bag you buy, we donate a meal to a shelter pup in need. We also hope you’ll consider supporting local shelters however you can.

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Premium Ingredients

Formulated using Ingredient Synergy. Carefully sourced, premium, real-food ingredients gently blended in proprietary amounts giving your pup the best nutrition possible.

Pupford Food Benefits

Real-Food IngredientsImproved DigestionNose to Tail Benefits


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Beef Liver

Beef liver provides unique proteins only found in the liver portion of the cow. Our beef liver is freeze-dried, which helps maintain the highest level of nutritional content, especially in comparison to cooking. With freeze-drying, the beef liver maintains the same nutritional values as raw liver, without the risks of contamination.

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Beef Protein Isolate

Deboned beef meat provides a great source of digestible protein for dogs. The beef is cooked and then air-dried, to maintain nutritional value and taste. Beef is very high in Lysine, Leucine, and Arginine, 3 essential amino acids important for the maintenance of muscles, organs, and metabolism.

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Banana Meal

Banana meal is produced from fresh peeled green Cavendish bananas and is sun-dried to preserve as much of the nutritional profile as possible. It is an excellent carbohydrate source and is used as a starch replacement in our dog food (65-70% starch). The banana meal is free of preservatives, additives, or colors. 

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Whole flaxseeds contain a very high level of oil (41%) as well as an excellent fiber source. Flaxseed oil is the best vegetable source of Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) as its fat is made of 54% of it.

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Coconut Meal

Coconut meal is made from dried coconut meat after the outer green husk has been removed and the oil extracted. It is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Coconut meal is a very palatable gluten-free healthy alternative to grains offering low sugar, digestible carbohydrates, and shows a low glycemic index as well. Its high levels of healthy saturated fats in the form of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) are easily utilized by dogs.

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Fish Oil

Fish oil is an excellent source of highly digestible nutrients for dogs. It works as an excellent protein source (70%) and provides high-quality fat (near 20% oil). Fish oil provides essential Omega-3 fatty acids with high levels of DHA and EPA. This product is not hydrolyzed and contains no meal by-products.

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Potato Starch

This unique ingredient known as dysphagia starch has been promoted as a form of carbohydrate that resists digestion too early in the digestive process. One of the key factors in formulating our dog food with dysphagia starch is its mode of action. First, it is a combination of modified and natural ingredients such as maltodextrin, potato starch, xanthan gum and potassium chloride which as a team, makes the whole recipe reach higher viscosity level, making it more palatable for your pup.

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Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are an excellent and delicious, highly digestible carbohydrate and energy source. They are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene and are low in fiber. Sweet potatoes have a low Glycemic Index rating.

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Taurine, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine (Amino Acids)

These are building blocks and main components of proteins which are called essential amino acids. Essential means that they must be present in food as they cannot be produced at all or in sufficient quantities by the body to meet the needs. Make sure your pup gets these essentials amino acids with our dehydrated dog food.

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They are an excellent non-GMO source of carbohydrates (about 60%) with high gluten-free protein level (about 25 %) and low-fat level (about 1%). Lentils are also rich in dietary fibers (about 19 %), minerals, and B-Complex vitamins.

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Not just for Jack-o-Lanterns, pumpkin provides some great benefits for dogs. It provides an excellent source of dietary fiber found in the flesh which helps maintain stool consistency. It is also a very nice source of beta-carotene as well as zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

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Natural Potato Flavor

This is a form of dietary fiber that helps your pup digest their food and also adds an excellent carbohydrate source for your dog. They love the taste as well! 

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Orange Peel Powder

Citrus fruits are composed of many organic compounds and metabolites which have many excellent health benefits. One of them is their fiber content, divided almost equally between soluble (fibers being fermented and utilized in the colon of the animals) and insoluble (more complex carbohydrates which have mechanical action on the digestive system but still going through staying mostly intact). The orange bitter peel also influences final food texture and mouthfeel for your pup.

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Sunflower Lecithin

Extracted from sunflower oil, lecithin is composed of phosphoglycerides. Sunflower Lecithin also helps thicken up the dog food when mixed with water, creating a more pleasurable mealtime for your pup. Not just a pretty flower, but functional as well! 

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Blueberries have some great benefits for your four-legged friend. Their nutrition profile is especially high in fiber, vitamin K, manganese and vitamin C.

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Cranberries are concentrated in antioxidant compounds. Their main contribution is that they also contain organic acids.

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Carrots are a well-known low calorie and low-fat root vegetable offering an excellent source of soluble fiber which helps maintain firm stools. They also provide an excellent concentration of Beta-Carotene, a carotenoid that is an antioxidant and a precursor to Vitamin A. All typical benefits of carrots are maintained in the dehydration process of our dog food.

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Apples are a great source of energy as carbohydrates for dogs. They also provide a quality source of fiber to help your pup’s digestive system. Also, apples contain high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C for some added benefits to your dog. 

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Papayas are a high-quality food source offering antioxidants such as catechins (phenolic compounds), carotenoids (precursor of vitamin A for dogs) and lycopene (another pigment of the carotenoid family). The papaya also offers excellent dietary fiber that can help digestive functions while providing a feeling of fullness and is a major source of papain, a protease (enzyme) helping to digest proteins.

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Parsley isn’t just for your dinner preparations! It tastes great to pups as well! Parsley is a species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the central Mediterranean region.

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Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)

Fructooligosaccharides are essentially carbohydrates that are not digested in the stomach or small intestine (i.e. non-caloric) and are not utilized by pathogens. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are carbohydrates derived from chicory roots, sugar beet or sugar cane and used as food source for the naturally present good bacteria.

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Yeast Extract

Yeast Extract (Mannan-oligosaccharides) are carbohydrates derived from yeasts cellular wall which can help limit the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria (such as salmonella and E. coli mainly). These bacteria will attach to MOS instead of becoming attached to intestinal wall cells and are then excreted with stools. 

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Organic Acids

A mixture of fumaric, citric, lactic, and malic acids encapsulated and protected by fat in order to ensure their release in the intestine instead of the stomach are also included.

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Thyme Extract

Thyme extract is a source of natural essential oils including thymol, carvacrol, and phenols. Obtained by steam distillation of thyme leaves.

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Also known as locust bean, Carob, is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree of the pea family. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods (fruit).

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Calcium Butyrate

This is a source of butyric acid, a short-chain volatile fatty acid. Bacteria produce butyric acid by fermentation (e.g. of plant fiber or other undigested carbohydrates) and thus provide nourishment to the cells lining the large intestine.

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Yucca Schidigera Extract

Yucca Schidigera is a flowering plant found in the Chihuahuan Desert, the Mojave Desert and other areas of the southwest United States.

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Betaine Hydrochloride

Although it can contribute to meeting choline chloride (a B vitamin) and methionine requirements, betaine, naturally found in sugar beets, is more properly described as a permethylated amino acid. It is a cell membrane structure component and is involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and methionine metabolism.

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Also called vitamin Bt, L-Carnitine is an amino acid that has an important role in the utilization of fat as a source of energy and hence in weight control. The body obtains it either by endogenous synthesis or from foods such as red meat. Its primary function is to facilitate the transport of long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria, inside which they are converted into energy. These fatty acids cannot otherwise cross the mitochondrial membrane. Only a certain % of the L-carnitine requirement is met by synthesis in the body, so supplementation is often a positive element for the metabolism.

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Beta-glucans are natural polysaccharides extracted from autolyzed yeast. They are composed of only glucose in the beta-1,3 linkage. 

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New Zealand Green Mussel

New Zealand Green Mussel is a species of shellfish, Perna canaliculus, unique to the New Zealand marine environment. It is a rich natural source of glucosamine, chondroitin, glycogens, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.

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Spray Dried Egg Product

Laying hens reared in a controlled environment are exposed to viruses and bacteria that cause diseases in domestic pets. The hens produce antibodies (immunoglobulin) specific for the pathogens, whether the disease concerns them or not, and a portion of these antibodies is incorporated into the eggs. 

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A’s primary role is as a regulator of cell structure metabolism combined with its action in vision and normal bone development, making it an essential part of the overall health of your pet.

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Vitamin D3

Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, has an important effect on the use of calcium in the body of dogs. It is essential for the development of bones and teeth as well as for muscular and cellular functions.

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Vitamin E

Present in various forms called tocopherols, vitamin E is particularly required by the body as an antioxidant, preventing oxidation (therefore deterioration) of fat present in the body. It is also associated with cellular respiration and DNA synthesis.

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Vitamin from the B complex group, thiamine (vitamin B1) is essential for proper metabolism function through its impact on the transformation of glucose into energy and its involvement in the nervous and muscular systems.

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Essential for energy transfer, riboflavin (vitamin B2) is directly associated with the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins.

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D-Calcium Pantothenate

D-Calcium Pantothenate is required for the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) also helps in the development of mucous membranes and the growth and resistance of the skin.

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pyridoxine hydrochloride

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) is directly associated with the metabolism of amino acids, therefore proteins and more particularly that of tryptophan. It also has an impact on carbohydrate metabolism by helping the use of glycogen in muscles and liver.

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Vitamin B12 Supplement

Vitamin B12 is an important growth stimulant that helps in blood formation and the nervous system as well as tissue maintenance. It is also involved in DNA and red blood cells production as well as lipid, carbohydrate and protein metabolism.

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Involved in the body energy transfer, niacin, like riboflavin, is directly involved in the energy production from lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. Niacin helps to make sure all other parts of their diet are being utilized correctly.

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Biotin participates in general metabolism by helping to transform food into energy and intervenes in the fatty and amino acids formation.

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Choline Chloride

As a component of phospholipids, choline is essential in the production and maintenance of cell structure, and as a component of acetylcholine, it is important and active in nerve impulse transmission.

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Macro-minerals are essential for solid structures such as skeleton (mainly calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium), as well as for enzymatic activity (metabolism) and for the transfer of nutrients from the digestive system to the circulatory system (mainly sodium and potassium). They are also essential in maintaining the balance of electrolytes, therefore in the balance of body fluids.

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Zinc is important for protein synthesis, vitamin A utilization, epithelial tissue integrity, immune system function, and reproduction in dogs.

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Manganese is important for bone and cartilage synthesis, enzyme systems, reproduction, and immune responses in dogs.

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Coppers aids in collagen synthesis and maintenance, enzyme function, red blood cell maturation, reproduction, and immune responses in dogs.

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Irons main function is oxygen transport in hemoglobin for your pup.

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Selenium serves the function of being a component of glutathione peroxidase, thyroid hormone metabolism, and immune responses in dogs. 

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Iodine helps with thyroid hormone synthesis and thermoregulation for dogs. 

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Rosemary Extract

A powerful antioxidant extracted from rosemary.

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Aromas & Flavors

Unique, novel and innovative blend of natural flavors to please your pup. They also bring excellent aromas to help your dog (and you!) enjoy feeding time even more.


Beef liver freeze-dried, beef protein isolate, banana meal, flaxseeds, coconut meal, potato starch, salmon powder, natural flavor, sweet potatoes, lentils, pumpkin, natural potato flavor, carrots, tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, blueberries, apples, cranberries, parsley, orange peel powder, sunflower lecithin, papaya, salt, spray dried egg product, fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), vegetable oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), yeast extract, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), carob, betaine hydrochloride, taurine, L-lysine, DL-methionine, New Zealand green mussel, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium hydroxide, L-carnitine, fumaric acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, thyme extract, Yucca Schidigera extract, DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, biotin, manganese sulfate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, cholecalciferol, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, folic acid, vanillin, citrus peels extract, turmeric extract, cloves extract, rosemary extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min): 34 %

Crude Fat (min): 10%

Crude Fiber (max): 9%

Moisture (max): 10%

Feeding Instructions


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How to Make Pupford Dehydrated Dog Food

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Step 1

Mix food with warm water.
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Step 2

Stir and let sit for 1-2 minutes.
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Step 3

Let the feast begin!

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We’re confident you’ll love all of the products we have to offer here at Pupford.

Sometimes though, as life goes, things might not work out. Not happy with something you’ve ordered? We’d love to make it better by exchanging it or offering your pup something else in return. Or, if you’d rather just get a refund, we can take care of that as well. Just send the item back our way within 30 days (must be unopened on second and subsequent orders) and we’ll give you a full refund! This is our Pupford Promise and we never break our promise!