Angus beef is from a cattle breed called the Angus. Due to their more selective feeding practices, the Angus cattle produces marbled meat, a type of meat that contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, improve blood circulation, and can increase the breakdown of a protein called fibrin (which is responsible for the clotting of the blood).
Superior Angus beef is a great source of high quality proteins containing all the essential amino acids necessary for dogs of all ages, including growing dogs, pregnant dogs, female dogs, and feeding puppies.
Certified Grass-Fed Angus Beef is considered as an organic meat (also known as natural meat) due to the way the Angus cattle is raised. In a nutshell, organic meat, like organic food items, are produced without using any food additives. Like the National Organic Program that regulates products claiming to be organic, the American Angus Association gives the brand to certified Angus beef products to help consumers identify authentic Angus meat.
The PetStaurant is the only pet food company that uses Certified Grass-Fed Angus meats in its meals. The reason for this is the high associated cost when it comes to purchasing Angus beef. It is definitely not cheap (most restaurants do not even use Angus beef). Many pet food companies claim to use human grade meat, but there is a distinct difference between human grade meat, and meat sold at restaurants and supermarkets. In fact, all pet food manufacturers other than the PetStaurant use low quality cuts and incorporate parts of the animal that are not sold in stores and to the public.
All our meats are high grade restaurant quality meats, not ground up so you can see the actual foods your dogs is consuming.
Lamb is often recommended to pet owners by veterinarians, and is one of the best and most nutritious meats for dogs. Lamb is an optimal source of protein, infused with the essential amino acids dogs need to stay healthy and active. The structure of the canine body is built on protein, and they require both animal and plant sources of protein (many people do not know this).
One of the biggest benefits of feeding lamb to your dog is that it is a good source of zinc, a mineral that affects many fundamental processes, including that of immune functioning. If one mineral were to be singled out for its beneficial effects on the immune system, zinc would definitely be the most notable of them all. A cofactor in a wide variety of enzymatic reactions, zinc is critical not only to immune function, but is essential in wound healing, as well as for normal cell division. Zinc also helps dogs stabilize their blood sugar levels and their body’s metabolic rate, and is necessary for an optimal sense of smell.
The PetStaurant uses pasture raised boneless shoulder lamb cuts, which is a high quality cut of lamb served in very high end restaurants. The lamb used in our Lamb and Green Bean Spinach meal is extremely pricey, but boasts superior quality and is unmatched within the industry. While the cuts of lamb we use are expensive, the price tags to all our meals are extremely affordable. The PetStaurant is more about happy hearts and healthy bones than anything else. Our profit margins are very slim, and we do this because we want our products to be affordable to all dog lovers.
Tripe is the edible lining made mostly from the chambers of a cows stomach. Wild and domestic dogs benefit greatly from eating tripe due to its very diverse profile of living nutrients, enzymes, amino acids, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, phytonutrients, as well as probiotics.
Wild dogs usually eat the stomach content and organ meat from the animals they prey upon. The internal organs of other animals are actually a vital part of the wild dogs diet.
Modern dogs have similar requirements, and dogs consuming diets composed of such foods have superior health to dogs that do not eat them. While organ meats such as tripe and beef liver are a valuable source of nutrients for dogs, they should not be given in large amounts. The reason for this is that they are a concentrated source of nutrients, and while valuable during different stages of growth, in huge quantities can actually cause health problems.
The recommended feeding when it comes to organ meats is to feed a little every other day. Actually when it comes to feeding your dog any type of food, it is best to rotate what they eating on a constant basis. Variety is a positive thing, just as it is for humans. What this does is that it helps your dog maintain a more balanced diet keeping them healthier. This is why the PetStaurant makes a variety of dishes, each composed of different meats, vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We recommend that you rotate meals daily, and if serving our Beef liver with Tripe meal, feed only once a day every other day.
Salmon is a choice meat for dogs that is naturally low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein containing a vast amount of the health-promoting omega 3 fatty acid. Feeding your dog a diet consisting of salmon has many health benefits ranging from improved coat and skin, to strengthened joints, and increased organ health.
Omega 3 fatty acids, which salmon are naturally rich in, are considered essential based on the fact that (just like humans) dogs cannot produce it in their bodies – it must be obtained from foods. Wild-caught cold water salmon contains higher amounts of omega 3 fatty acids than warm water fish. Features in the fat composition of salmon helps reduce risk of unwanted inflammation, and assists in maintaining immune and circulatory systems.
In addition to being an excellent source of omega 3s, salmon is also rich in selenium, an amino acid essential for both canine and human development and growth. Selenium has actually been found to reduce the chances of getting certain types of cancer in both humans and dogs. According to Mercola.com, an astonishing one in three dogs die from cancer.
The PetStaurant uses wild salmon in its meals. When it comes to salmon, it is important to understand the two main types: Farm-raised and wild. Most salmon at the grocery or fish market, and those used in commercial pet foods are farmed salmon raised in water pens. Why is this important to you and your dog? According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, fish farmers may use antibiotics and pesticides to reduce disease outbreaks. The residues may affect the health of those who eat these types of salmon, including your dog. Many nutritionists, however, believe that the benefits of eating salmon, even if it is farmed, far outweighs the risks.
Note: Do not feed your dog raw fish including raw salmon. Raw fish can be known to contain a parasite called Nanophyetus salmincola. Overall, the parasite is relatively harmless, however, it can still cause poisoning in dogs (salmon poisoning). Dogs are the only species susceptible to salmon poisoning. Any fish you feed to your dog must be cooked. Salmon is perfectly safe when cooked, and many veterinarians prescribe salmon based diets.
Duck is a healthy choice for many dog owners, and pet foods containing duck are becoming more commonly prescribed by veterinarians due its high protein and low fat content.
Duck is an excellent source of high quality protein and contains a well-balanced array of amino acids. Duck also contains generous amounts of iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12. Many pet owners with dogs that have food allergies switch to foods containing duck, due to the fact that duck is probably one of the best foods to feed dogs who have allergic reactions to other forms of meat.
Our Orange Duck with Celery, Parsley Springs, and Kelp meal is made using quality duck meat, and is the same duck meat that is served in high end restaurants. We buy our ducks whole, debone and clean them ourselves, and prepare our meal the same way in which you would prepare it for your family, using only wholesome ingredients and care.
Our duck meal is highly recommended for dogs suffering from common food allergies, and encourage you to it a try. This meal is highly nutritious containing much needed vitamins and minerals necessary for your dogs to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Chicken is a common ingredient in many dog foods. Poultry serves as a great source of protein and a very good source of the cancer protective B vitamin, niacin, which aids in energy metabolism. Components of DNA require niacin, and a deficiency of niacin can cause fatigue, poor appetite or vision, high cholesterol, diabetes, and muscle weakness that may increase infections, and digestive problems in male and female dogs.
In addition to aiding in energy metabolism, a diet inclusive of chicken can also have positive effects on cardiovascular health. One of the main benefits of incorporating chicken into your dogs diet is that it can help decrease bone loss in your dog, an ailment that many aging dogs suffer from (mainly in the hip area).
Our Chicken with Wheatgrass is our second most popular dish, and is jam packed with vital nutrients, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. We only use the breast of the chicken, which is much leaner and contains less fat than other chicken parts. Our chicken is cut into cubes and pan seared with organic oranges coating them with a flavor you dog will definitely enjoy.
The PetStaurant does not boil any of its meats due to the amount of vitamins, minerals, and natural enzymes lost in the boiling process. Dog food producers who cook their foods boil their meats which degrades and strips them of their natural nutrients. This is why on dog food labels you will see a number of added supplements which is needed in order to provide some type nutritional value.
Beef liver like tripe, is a meat product that should be incorporated into a dogs diet, and fed in small amounts on regular basis. Beef liver contains a vast range of important nutrients and is highly concentrated in vitamin A, D, E, and K.
Liver is an rich source for other minerals as well, including zinc, manganese, selenium and iron. It contains all the B vitamins, and also provides vitamin C which is necessary for your dog to remain healthy. Liver is also a good supplier of quality protein, and is infused with essential fatty acids, both the omega 3 and omega6.
The liver we use is beef liver, and combine it with tripe to create our most veterinarian recommended meal – Beef Liver with Tripe, Yams, Zucchini, and Snow Peas. While products containing internal organs like beef liver and tripe are not needed in huge quantities, they should definitely be a regular component in your dog’s diet. We recommend feeding your dog the Beef Liver with Tripe dish once a day every other day.