Yellow Dog Deli creates healthy meals for furry friends using human-grade ingredients

At Yellow Pet Deli, you won’t be capable to stage up and get a pastrami on rye for oneself, as this business — which is established to open a storefront in Evansville this summer — is meant for the 4-legged purchaser. Proprietor Carolyn Robb-McDonald started out cooking for her pet, a yellow Labrador retriever named Deuce, six years ago. “Deuce does not have any sort of foods challenges — he’s a yellow lab who loves to consume every little thing we place in entrance of him,” Robb-McDonald claims. “We just felt that cooking for him with human-grade ingredients was a improved alternative for him nutritionally than the kibble alternatives in the grocery retail outlet.”

Since that time, the warm places on Deuce’s pores and skin have cleared up and at 10 many years aged, he proceeds to be healthier with lots of vitality. “There are studies that say that, on normal, feeding your canine fresh new, household-cooked meal[s] provides two and a 50 % decades to their life,” Robb-McDonald states.

bag of dry food

Photo by Sharon Vanorny

Right after getting achievements cooking for Deuce, she commenced taking part in about with the concept of launching a small business. “We commenced to imagine maybe there are other pet mom and dad out there that really don’t have the time on their plates or the knowledge foundation to be equipped to do this for their personal pets,” states Robb-McDonald.

Prior to opening the small business in summer months 2020, Robb-McDonald employed vitamin mixes in her homemade puppy food. When she resolved to start Yellow Canine Deli, she consulted with a veterinarian nutritionist who assisted her establish the recipes to assure that the meals are well balanced and full. “Our largest driver was the actuality that our dogs’ lives are just much too darn limited,” Robb-McDonald says. “A dog’s lifetime span is about 10 or 12 years relying on the breed. We just want to be ready to give them the ideal probability at residing a higher-excellent daily life with us.”

Featured Dishes

Full of Nutrients | Rooster and Rice

chicken and rice dog food

Photograph by Sharon Vanorny

Yellow Dog’s rooster and rice recipe is manufactured with ground rooster, rooster liver, rooster gizzards, white rice, carrots, zucchinis and pink apples. All the recipes consist of important nutritional vitamins and minerals, along with fruits and/or greens. “For the motives why you and I need to take in fruits and vegetables — it’s the similar for your pet,” Robb-McDonald states.

Well known Plate | Beef and Potato

Beef and Potato dog food

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Featuring floor beef, beef liver, russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, environmentally friendly beans, carrots, apples, safflower oil and critical vitamins and minerals, beef and potato is Yellow Dog’s most popular recipe. Like all of the recipes, this can be served chilly or hot — just heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds — but Deuce usually likes his warmed up. “As if he’s not spoiled plenty of,” Robb-McDonald suggests.

Doggone Excellent | Turkey and Pasta

Turkey and Pasta dog food

Photograph by Sharon Vanorny

The turkey and pasta options ground turkey, turkey liver, carrots, zucchinis, broccoli, cranberries and total-wheat pasta. While all of Yellow Dog’s recipes are at present formulated for grownup pet dogs, a pup recipe, which calls for a distinctive blend of nutritional vitamins and minerals, need to be obtainable this summer months. “Then we’ll be ready to serve all of life’s phases,” claims Robb-McDonald.

Pet dog Foods Shipping and delivery
Yellow Pet dog Deli meals are at this time out there by membership (but a storefront will be opening in Evansville this summer). The meals, which fees about $7 per pound, is cooked contemporary on Sundays and delivered to your doorstep on Mondays. “We preferred to make certain it was as new as feasible,” Carolyn Robb-McDonald suggests. When new purchasers indication up for a membership, the initially order, accessible in plastic or reusable glass containers, arrives in a cooler box with frozen ice packs. “The next week of your membership, you put your cooler box out on your doorstep on Monday early morning with the frozen ice packs and we arrive back again by the finish of the day and supply a refreshing batch of food items,” she states.

Find Yellow Doggy Deli: 611 E. Key St., Evansville, 608-299-7333,

Erica Krug is a contributing author to Madison Journal.

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