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

At Yellow Pet dog Deli, you won’t be equipped to stage up and purchase a pastrami on rye for by yourself, as this business — which is established to open up a storefront in Evansville this summer — is supposed for the four-legged buyer. Operator Carolyn Robb-McDonald started off cooking for her canine, a yellow Labrador retriever named Deuce, 6 decades in the past. “Deuce does not have any variety of food items challenges — he’s a yellow lab who enjoys to eat everything we put in front of him,” Robb-McDonald says. “We just felt that cooking for him with human-grade components was a far better solution for him nutritionally than the kibble solutions in the grocery keep.”

Since that time, the warm spots on Deuce’s pores and skin have cleared up and at 10 a long time old, he proceeds to be balanced with loads of electricity. “There are experiments that say that, on normal, feeding your pet dog new, home-cooked food[s] adds two and a 50 percent decades to their lifetime,” Robb-McDonald says.

bag of dry food

Photo by Sharon Vanorny

After getting success cooking for Deuce, she started off enjoying all around with the plan of launching a enterprise. “We started to believe it’s possible there are other pet mom and dad out there that don’t have the time on their plates or the knowledge base to be capable to do this for their own animals,” suggests Robb-McDonald.

Prior to opening the small business in summertime 2020, Robb-McDonald employed vitamin mixes in her selfmade pet food stuff. When she resolved to start Yellow Doggy Deli, she consulted with a veterinarian nutritionist who assisted her create the recipes to ensure that the foods are well balanced and total. “Our most important driver was the reality that our dogs’ lives are just way too darn limited,” Robb-McDonald states. “A dog’s daily life span is about 10 or 12 many years based on the breed. We just want to be capable to give them the very best prospect at residing a substantial-excellent existence with us.”

Showcased Dishes

Full of Vitamins | Chicken and Rice

chicken and rice dog food

Photograph by Sharon Vanorny

Yellow Dog’s chicken and rice recipe is built with floor chicken, chicken liver, rooster gizzards, white rice, carrots, zucchinis and red apples. All the recipes contain vital natural vitamins and minerals, along with fruits and/or veggies. “For the good reasons why you and I ought to consume fruits and vegetables — it’s the exact for your dog,” Robb-McDonald says.

Common Plate | Beef and Potato

Beef and Potato dog food

Photo by Sharon Vanorny

That includes floor beef, beef liver, russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, environmentally friendly beans, carrots, apples, safflower oil and critical natural vitamins and minerals, beef and potato is Yellow Dog’s most well-liked recipe. Like all of the recipes, this can be served cold or hot — just warmth it in the microwave for 30 seconds — but Deuce constantly likes his warmed up. “As if he’s not spoiled more than enough,” Robb-McDonald suggests.

Doggone Great | Turkey and Pasta

Turkey and Pasta dog food

Image by Sharon Vanorny

The turkey and pasta attributes ground turkey, turkey liver, carrots, zucchinis, broccoli, cranberries and complete-wheat pasta. While all of Yellow Dog’s recipes are now formulated for adult canines, a puppy recipe, which requires a unique combine of natural vitamins and minerals, ought to be obtainable this summer months. “Then we’ll be equipped to serve all of life’s stages,” suggests Robb-McDonald.

Pet dog Food Supply
Yellow Dog Deli foods are at this time available by membership (but a storefront will be opening in Evansville this summer season). The food items, which expenses about $7 per pound, is cooked fresh on Sundays and sent to your doorstep on Mondays. “We needed to make certain it was as fresh as attainable,” Carolyn Robb-McDonald says. When new shoppers signal up for a membership, the initially purchase, available in plastic or reusable glass containers, will come in a cooler box with frozen ice packs. “The next week of your subscription, you set your cooler box out on your doorstep on Monday early morning with the frozen ice packs and we occur back by the stop of the day and supply a fresh batch of meals,” she states.

Find Yellow Canine Deli: 611 E. Main St., Evansville, 608-299-7333,

Erica Krug is a contributing author to Madison Magazine.

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