Your dog will love the taste, guaranteed. That’s our Pupford Promise.
What is Grain Free Dehydrated Dog Food?
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 ingredient, grain free dehydrated dog food.
Each bite of Pupford’s grain-free dehydrated beef recipe is backed by our Ingredient Synergy formula. Simply, it means every ingredient is formulated to work together and benefit your dog from nose to tail.
Your dog will love the taste, guaranteed. That’s our Pupford Promise.
With nose to tail benefits, you and your pup will love Pupford dehydrated dog food.
Want your pup’s breath to smell like roses? We can get it pretty close!
Plenty of Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene to keep your pup seeing clearly.
Antioxidants fight off free radicals to keep your pup happy and healthy.
Ingredients included to help your pup learn more effectively.
Excellent, unique fiber sources to improve digestion and stool quality – including Prebiotics.
Vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients formulated to improve your pup’s blood sugar.
Who doesn’t want their pup to shine bright like a diamond? Oh, and healthier nails too.
Prevent joint pain and issues before they ever start. Prevention is the best medicine.
Our Ingredient Synergy formula gives your dog the energy it needs, all day long.
Omega 3 & Omega 6 for stronger and healthier joints and cartilage.
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 (like kibble). With freeze-drying, the beef liver maintains the same nutritional values as raw liver, without the risks of contamination. Your pup will love the taste and you’ll love knowing each bite helps your pup from nose to tail.
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. It also serves as a great source of energy, given its excellent fat content.
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.
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. Flaxseeds play an important role in our dehydrated dog food to aid in digestive systems for your dog.
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 for energy and may help support a healthy metabolism, balanced blood sugar levels, as well as helping to maintain optimal digestive functions.
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.
This unique ingredient know as dysphagia starch, has been promoted as a form of carbohydrate that resists digestion by salivary enzymes, especially amylase. 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. Since it is resistant to amylase digestion, it stays thicker as it is going from the mouth through the esophagus towards the stomach, improving bolus movement control.
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 which may help promote a healthy weight and keep lower blood sugar level. A key factor of sweet potatoes, in addition to the low glycemic index, is the positive impact on the gastro-intestinal tract due to the way they are processed and dehydrated.
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.
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.
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.
This unique potato extract source also called resistant starch (RS), is a form of starch that resists digestion in the small intestine and arrives intact in the large intestine where it gets fermented by the microbiota microorganisms present in the colon. It is considered a form of dietary fiber, to help your pup’s digestive system.
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). While having potential beneficial effects on stools quality, the orange bitter peel also influences final food texture and mouthfeel for your pup.
Extracted from sunflower oil, lecithin is composed of phosphoglycerides, which aid in the digestion of fats and their dispersion throughout the body helping then improve their use. It also helps improve digestion, health in general, as well as your dog’s skin and coat conditions.
Blueberries have some great benefits for your four-legged friend. They contain a high concentration of antioxidants that help fight off diseases and increase overall health in dogs. The anthocyanidins which are polyphenols help to maintain a strong immune system. The blueberries nutrition profile is especially high in fiber, vitamin K, manganese and vitamin C.
Cranberries are concentrated in antioxidant compounds that help maintain overall health and a strong immune system. Their main contribution is that they also contain organic acids which act as a combination of urine acidification and bacterial anti-adhesion properties which may help prevent infection of the bladder and urethra by pathogenic bacteria.
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.
Apples are a good 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.
Papayas are a high-quality food source offering antioxidants such as catechins (phenolic compounds associated with cardiovascular health), carotenoids (precursor of vitamin A for dogs) and lycopene (another pigment of the carotenoid family that can help maintain a strong immune system). 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.
Parsley isn’t just for your dinner preparations! It is beneficial for your pup as well. Parsley helps fight bad breath while facilitating good digestion. It is also beneficial for the immune system as a source of flavonoids while providing natural vitamin A, C, and K for your pup.
Prebiotics are essentially carbohydrates that are not digested in the stomach or small intestine (i.e. non-caloric) and 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 as well as probiotics which could be added to food as a supplement. They aid digestion by allowing these beneficial bacteria and probiotics to lower intestinal pH (which means providing a more acid environment). This inhibits both pathogens and putrefying bacteria and thus reduces stool odor. The prebiotic/beneficial bacteria tandem is also believed to have a positive impact on immune system function.
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. MOS also stimulate the production of mucin, a protein present in the mucus that coats and protects the intestinal wall (lining) and represents the first line of defense against invaders such as bad pathogenic bacteria as well as toxic matter.
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 to help improve digestive system health. This group of unique functional ingredients acidifies the intestinal environment, favoring the growth of beneficial bacteria over that of pathogens. This then facilitates the presence of beneficial bacteria by acidifying intestinal bowel, which would also help reduce the presence of pathogenic bacteria (which do not like acidic environment).
Thyme extract is a source of natural essential oils including thymol, carvacrol, and phenols which help stabilize the digestive system. Obtained by steam distillation of thyme leaves, this extract has antimicrobial activity at very low concentrations. It also helps lower intestinal pH and is mainly included in food to help maintain firm stools.
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), which, when dehydrated and ground, can help maintain firm stools for dogs.
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. Calcium butyrate helps maintain a healthy villi structure in the small intestine and hence improves nutrient absorption capacity. It also improves digestion by stimulating digestive secretions and inhibits pathogenic bacteria.
Why is it that dog poop often has a deathly stench?! Well, we’ve added Yucca Schidigera to help out with that smelly problem. The saponins present in the extract help reduce stool odors. Raise your hand if are ready for your pup’s poop to be less smelly 😉
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. It helps prevent dehydration by acting as an osmoregulator (enabling cells to maintain optimal water content). Under normal feeding conditions, it helps reduce the energy cost associated with primary metabolism, is involved in liver functions and helps maintain digestive, intestinal and urinary health as well as skin health and optimal body weight.
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.
Beta-glucans are natural polysaccharides extracted from autolyzed yeast. They are composed of only glucose in the beta-1,3 linkage. They, therefore, cannot be digested and absorbed as glucose by animals. They are believed to aid the immune system by activating macrophages, which are key immune cells in all mammals and fishes, engulfing and destroying viruses and bacteria. Beta-glucans have produced scientifically demonstrated benefits in dogs.
New Zealand Green Mussel is a species of shellfish, Perna canaliculus, unique to the New Zealand marine environment and cultivated on special marine farms. Extensive scientific data has encouraged people to take advantage of Green Mussel’s anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective benefits for nearly twenty years. Canine studies indicate that the natural properties inherent to this marine life are applicable to dogs as well.
The pet aging process is associated with a high oxidative stress leading to numerous physiological changes. Brain structure and functionality are particularly sensitive to these alterations. Because of less efficient connection systems occurring between neurons, pets’ cognitive performances thus significantly decrease and the related behavioral modifications occurring when pets get older can strongly affect the owners’ relation with their companions.
Food supplementation with targeted bioactive molecules is a promising strategy to counteract age-related effects. By preventing early metabolic changes in the brain, specifically formulated blends combining natural sources of polyphenol are for instance able to significantly improve senior dogs’ working memory and learning capabilities.
This mixture of wild Canadian blueberries and Bordeaux and Champagne grape (don’t worry, it’s not the dangerous part of grapes, of course) extracts brings a preventive natural approach to improving everyday learning skills while supporting key center of memory as well as helping your pup live longer.
This is one of the latest innovations in animal nutrition. 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. The eggs are processed to maximize functional immunoglobulin and beneficial co-factor contents and pasteurized to yield a natural dietary supplement containing immunoglobulin, intended to support the immune system and thus improve general health. Some results suggest that this product may also help to alleviate or reduce the frequency of joint problems, digestive disorders, and other stress-related conditions.
Vitamin A was the first vitamin to be identified and thus discovered. Its primary role as regulator of cell structure metabolism combined with its action in vision and normal bone development make it an essential part of the overall health of your pet.
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.
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.
Vitamin from the B complex group, thiamine (vitamin B1) is essential for proper metabolism functioning through its impact on the transformation of glucose into energy and its involvement in the nervous and muscular systems.
Essential for energy transfer, riboflavin (vitamin B2) is directly associated with the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins.
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. It also helps reduce the effects of stress through its action on the nervous system and the adrenal glands.
This vitamin B complex member 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.
Being an important growth stimulant also known as cobalamin, vitamin B12 helps in blood formation and nervous system cells and tissues maintenance. It is also involved in DNA and red blood cells production as well as lipids, carbohydrates and proteins metabolism, and further into the development of myelin (a protective layer surrounding nerves).
Involved in the body energy transfer, niacin, like riboflavin, is directly involved in the energy production from lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. Your pup needs niacin to make sure all other parts of their diet are being utilized correctly.
Biotin participates in the general metabolism by helping to transform food into energy and intervenes in the fatty and amino acids formation. It also helps maintain healthy skin, coat, and mucous membranes while contributing to normal nervous system functioning.
Not really a true vitamin, choline is still considered as is because of its biological functions and its distribution in food ingredients. Its main functions are as nervous tissues and fats structural component. As a component of phospholipids, choline is essential in the production and maintenance of cell structure, and as coma ponent of acetylcholine, it is important and active in the nerve impulses transmission.
Macro-minerals are essential for solid structures such as skeleton (mainly calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium), as well as for enzymatic activity (metabolism – improves the speed of chemical reactions of the body) 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.
Zinc is important for protein synthesis, vitamin A utilization, epithelial tissue integrity, immune system function, and reproduction in dogs.
Manganese is important for bone and cartilage synthesis, enzyme systems, reproduction, and immune responses in dogs.
Coppers aids in collagen synthesis and maintenance, enzyme function, red blood cell maturation, reproduction, and immune responses in dogs.
Irons main function is oxygen transport in hemoglobin for your pup.
Selenium serves the function of being a component of glutathione peroxidase, thyroid hormone metabolism, and immune responses in dogs.
Iodine helps with thyroid hormone synthesis and thermoregulation for dogs.
A powerful antioxidant extracted from rosemary helps protect fats from rancidity.
Unique novel innovative natural blend of flavor to attract pets while bringing excellent aromas to make pets and their parents enjoy feeding time.
Beef liver freeze-dried, beef protein isolate, banana meal, flaxseeds, coconut meal, potato starch, dried salmon, natural flavor, sweet potatoes, lentils, pumpkin, potato extract, carrots, tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, blueberries, apples, cranberries, parsley, orange bitter peel, sunflower lecithin, papaya, salt, pasteurized 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.
Crude Protein (min): 34 %
Crude Fat (min): 10%
Crude Fiber (max): 9%
Moisture (max): 10%