Overview

Sundays was founded in 2020 by a veterinarian and her engineer husband. The couple was motivated to find a healthy dog food after their own dog got sick. After years of research, they developed a team of experts including veterinary nutritionists and human food scientists to help create Sundays. The Ohio-based company uses a unique air-drying method to gently dehydrate the food, to preserve nutrients and flavor while killing bacteria. Their recipes are approved by the AAFCO for all life stages, including large breed dogs.

Ingredients

This kibble alternative’s all-natural, human-grade ingredients ensure the food is healthy and tasty, and easier to manage than raw or home-cooked diets. Sundays’ recipes have a unique jerky-like texture, which even the pickiest eaters cannot seem to resist. Ingredients such as pumpkin and ginger make these diets good for pups who have a sensitive stomach, and the many fruits and vegetables included provide disease-fighting antioxidants. In addition, the natural glucosamine and chondroitin sources are great for dogs’ joint health, and the natural omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid sources keep skin healthy and coats shiny. You can also rest assured that your precious pup won’t be exposed to any potentially irritating ingredients such as gluten, dairy, artificial flavors, preservatives, or chemicals. 

Sundays Beef Recipe

Sundays food in a bowl with a dog pawing at it

The first four ingredients in Sundays’ beef recipe are beef, beef heart, beef liver, and beef bone. They bring the beef! This beef-forward recipe also includes numerous healthy fruits and vegetables, including pumpkin, zucchini, kale, apples, carrots, blueberries, cranberries, spinach, beets, tart cherries, and strawberries. The recipe also contains ingredients rich in omega fatty acids, such as wild salmon oil, sunflower oil, and flaxseed. These superfood ingredients make a flavorful meal for your pup, packing a powerfully healthy punch. 

Sundays Chicken Recipe

If your pup prefers chicken, Sundays’ chicken recipe starts with chicken, chicken liver, and eggs. Fruits and vegetables, including pumpkin, blueberries, carrots, apples, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, broccoli, oranges, cranberries, spinach, beets, tart cherries, and strawberries are also featured heavily in this hearty recipe. Other nutritious ingredients include millet, oats, ground bone, fish oil, flaxseed, and ginger.

Special claims

Human grade

Sundays’ recipes contain only foods that are safe for human consumption, which earns them a “human grade” label. 

All-natural 

The FDA defines “all-natural” as using no artificial or synthetic ingredients. Whereas most dog food kibble contains approximately 29 synthetic additives, Sundays offers complete and balanced nutrition with zero synthetics. The nutrients in Sundays food come from only natural sources.

Ready to eat

Sundays baked dog food does not require refrigeration or prep work. That means no cooking, reheating, or adding water. Just open the bag and pour the food into your dog’s bowl.

Pros and Cons of Sundays

Pros:

  • Veterinary nutritionists and human food scientists collaborated to formulate Sundays to ensure the food is balanced and nutritious, and the recipes meet AAFCO nutrient requirements for all life stages, including large breed dogs.
  • Sundays provides nutritious, balanced meals without the mess of raw and fresh diets.
  • Sundays provides a tool on their website to compare their food to more than 3,000 popular dog foods.

Cons:

  • Sundays offers only two recipes, so options are limited.
  • Sundays does not currently employ a veterinary nutritionist.
  • Some reviewers experienced problems with shipping and the size of the food pieces.