How Switching Dog Food Benefited These Former Kibble Feeders

by Hannah Roundy

Looking to level up your pup’s kibble diet? Learn how to switch dog food and read success stories about real dogs who transitioned from kibble to air-dried dog food.

Is Kibble Bad for Dogs?

Kibble is the most common form of dry dog food and has been for decades. It was the first commercially produced dog food because of its convenience and affordability. But in the decades since kibble came onto the market, it hasn’t really improved. 

Although kibble is a convenient feeding option, there are significant drawbacks. It’s manufactured using a method called “hot extrusion”, which puts the food under extreme heat and pressure. Although hot extrusion makes kibble crunchy and shelf-stable, it also destroys the natural nutrients and flavor found in the ingredients. 

To make up for lost nutrients, kibble brands have to add artificial vitamins and minerals to meet nutritional requirements. Synthetic or artificial ingredients are not good for your pup because their bodies don’t absorb the nutrients the same way as whole ingredients do. Is kibble bad for dogs even if it’s made with whole ingredients? If it’s made using hot extrusion, the quality of the ingredients won’t really matter under that much pressure and heat. 

Don’t fret if you are feeding your dog kibble – it’s easy to learn how to switch dog food. There are other convenient forms of dry dog food that preserve the natural nutrients of fresh, whole ingredients – like Sundays for Dogs. Many of our customers have seen positive changes in their pup’s health when switching dog food from kibble to Sundays. 

Switching Dog Food for Picky Eaters

Lil Martin is an adorable rescue Chihuahua that has benefited from switching dog food. His pet parents, Zoe and Jamie, call him Marty and he’s estimated to be between two and three years old. 

“We call him ‘Marty the Party Animal’ because he loves to have fun and is super playful,” Zoe explained. “He’s really goofy, super mischievous, and so sweet when he gets to know you.” 

Prior to being rescued, Marty experienced some trauma and wasn’t properly socialized. But Zoe says that he’s come a long way since being adopted and a loving home has made a positive impact on Marty’s behavior. 

“He is a big barker on his walks and can have a hard time making friends in the world,” Zoe said. “But he’s made so many strides since he came to us about a year and a half ago. We’re so proud of him!”

Before switching dog food to Sundays, Marty was fed Natural Balance kibble and wet food. Zoe explained that the Chihuahua was never excited about mealtime and would often not eat it at all.

“We did a bunch of searching on the internet and read about the high-quality of Sundays and the many reviews that stated people’s dogs actually began looking forward to mealtime. We figured it was worth a shot and went for it.”

Zoe is happy to report that Marty loves Sundays and looks forward to mealtimes now. He enjoys Sundays USDA Beef recipe twice a day for dinner and breakfast. Marty will even tug at his bowl if his pet parents aren’t feeding him fast enough! 

“Since starting Sundays, not only does he actually enjoy eating meals, his hair is super shiny, his skin is healthy, he has gained an appropriate and needed amount of weight, and has great energy,” Zoe said. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing Marty loving his food. It’s so stressful when your pet won’t eat, so finding this food has been a lifesaver.” 

Weight Management with Sundays for Dogs