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Healthy food for dogs - Direct from our kitchens to yours.
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All Natural, All-American, Human Grade
Cooked Meals for Dogs!
Cooked fresh, then frozen preservative free
for delivery right to your door!
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Lucky Dog Cuisine

  • Top quality "Human Grade" ingredients
  • Humanely raised, hormone free, grass fed beef
  • Real Cheeses and Yogurts for Calcium
  • Pureed Vegetables
  • Filtered Water
  • Vet Approved
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Cooked fresh then frozen with no preservatives.
What you don't know about commercial dog food, could be hurting your dog!
All pet parents want what is best for our best friends.
Don't be a victim of "Marketing over Mother Nature"

Even the finest Commercial Dog Foods typically contain:

  • 4D - Dead, Diseased, Dying or Disabled Animals
  • Pet Grade Ingredients - not fit for human consumption
  • Moldy Grains
  • "Meal" and Rendered Fats
  • even the euthanizing drug Pentobarbital has been found in commercial pet foods
  • Plastic and foam packaging from expired meats are accepted in Dog Food

Lucky Dog Cuisine
Not just the best gourmet dog food but the best food for dogs period!
Benefits of feeding a Lucky Dog Cuisine diet!

  • Stronger immune system means fewer parasites and infections along with fewer vet visits
  • Fewer chronic digestive problems like diarrhea, vomiting and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Less shedding
  • Less poop
  • Fewer allergies
  • Fewer "hotspots" and ear infections
  • Optimizes your dog's weight. Less obesity and arthritis
  • No "Doggy Breath" - our food smells great
  • Great for "fussy eaters" - with Lucky Dog there is no such thing as a picky dog

Our Menu!

  • Five great recipes
  • Original Beef and Rice
  • Bugsy's Best Beef & Barley
  • Tail-Waggin' Turkey
  • Perfect Pooch Pasta
  • Turkey n' Taters (grain free recipe)
  • Human Grade
  • Labels you can read and understand
  • Cooked fresh in small batches
  • Real cheeses and yogurt for calcium
  • No Preservatives -- Ever
Food so good, you could eat it too!
Things we should know!

1 in 3 dogs is now diagnosed with cancer.

The first thing an oncologist typically suggests after discovering cancer is to remove all "processed foods" from the diet.

Since the introduction of commercial dog foods the average dog's life span has decreased by roughly 18%.

55% of dogs in America are overweight.

The average 50 pound dog eating traditional commercial dog food will ingest roughly 18 pounds of preservatives in the course of a year.
Who knows best, us or Mother Nature?
Why not just feed Commercial Dog Food?

Despite our best intentions to buy the highest quality food for our dogs the following ingredients are commonly found in traditional commercial foods. (Including "Super Premium and Prescriptive Diets")

  • 4D Animals (Dead, Diseased, Dying and Disabled) are allowed in dog food.
  • If it contains "meal" (beef meal, chicken meal, etc.) it is the product of the rendering plant.
  • "Pet Grade" ingredients are allowed in even the so-called best commercial dog foods. This includes sawdust and blood, tumerous meats and expired meats.
  • Moldy grains are allowed in dog food.
  • There is an allowance for how much Styrofoam packaging and plastic wrap that is included in commercial dog foods from the "expired meats" from grocery stores.
  • The euthanizing drug Pentobarbital has been found by the FDA in dog foods as a result of including euthanized animals in the food.
  • Dog food labeling laws allows you to name your food “Joe's Organic Food" even if it contains no organic ingredients.
  • No Preservatives added simply means the dog food manufacturer did not include additional preservatives but if the "raw materials" already included preservatives or other non desirable ingredients they have no requirement to disclose that.
If you wouldn't eat it, please don't feed it to your dog!
We are still discovering the many benefits of whole natural foods. A synthetic vitamin will never take the place of a piece of real fruit or a vegetable. Protein in the form of "beef meal", "chicken meal", "fish meal" or any other form of "meal" that has been rendered, denatured and cooked at high temperatures will never be the same as hormone free, fresh meats that have just been cooked gently!

If you were told to bypass the fresh fruit, vegetable and meat section in the grocery store and to go directly to the processed food aisle - "to pick up a bag of people food" - would you think that made sense? You would get to eat only one type of processed, dry food labeled "complete and balanced" for the rest of your life. Would you expect to be healthy? Why do we do this to our beloved dogs?

This is a symptom of "marketing trumping common sense"!

Lucky Dog Cuisine is real food for dogs. We take the mystery out of feeding your best friend. There are no ingredients in our food that you cannot pronounce or have to look up in a chemistry text. No fancy degree is needed to read our labels. We use real food and nothing else. Food so good that you could eat it too. We feel that if you cannot pronounce something, you probably should not be eating it.

All of our meals are made in real kitchens, not processing plants. We actually use pots and pans and bowls just like you do to cook your own dinner. Our bowls are just a lot bigger.

A variety of whole foods makes sense for optimum health and vitality!
Copyright 2011 Lucky Dog Cuisine:  Food for Dogs.  All Rights Reserved
Jasper Cty, SC
If you were told to bypass the fresh fruit, vegetable and meat section in the grocery store and to go directly to the processed food aisle - "to pick up a bag of people food" - would you think that made sense?
What is Lucky Dog?

  • Human Grade
  • All Natural
  • All American
  • Gourmet Dog Food
  • Cooked Meals for Dogs specifically formulated for their unique digestive needs
  • Cooked in small batches
  • Custom ground meats using only muscle meats
  • Cooked Fresh then Frozen
  • Simply thaw and serve
  • So healthy you could eat it yourself
  • Surprisingly affordable
What is never in Lucky Dog?

  • No Processed Food
  • No Pet Grade Anything
  • Nothing Artificial
  • No Preservatives
  • No Byproducts
  • No Coloring
  • No Stabilizers
  • No Flourine in our Water
  • No Meat Meal of any sort!
  • No Moldy grains

The World's Best Dog Food

The ultimate gourmet dog food has now been made available for home delivery. Get Lucky Dog delivered right to your door and enjoy the best dog food according to top ten dog foods website. Not only a gourmet dog food but truly the best dog food and best frozen dog food you can buy. Human grade dog food designed to be easy to use and convenient. Frozen dog food that will have you saying The best dog foods are frozen dog food. Order Lucky Dog today and enjoy great savings with our autoship program and have gourmet dog food delivered right to your door. Quite frankly we consider Lucky Dog Cuisine to be the healthiest dog food available in the world today! Lucky Dog Cuisine, not just the best gourmet dog food but the best dog food period!

Always remember, health comes from the inside out!
Not just the best gourmet dog food.
It's the best dog food period.
Why do we choose to sell primarily online?

We make everything fresh each week. The food we ship you Monday was made in our kitchens the week before.

We want to make sure your dog's food remains frozen. When dealing with retailers we have no way of knowing.

We want to answer your questions. We know most of our clients by name, what type of dogs share their lives and what special needs they might have.

We can help keep our prices down. We don't have to build in profit for retailers and distributors so we pass the savings along to you.

Vet Tested
and Approved
Holistic Veterinarian
Dr. Patrick Mahaney
& his best friend, Cardiff

"If we feed our dogs whole foods rich in real nutrients, and not synthetic vitamins, then their immune systems will function better at fighting off infection and managing chronic inflammation associated with many common canine illnesses."
Lucky Dog Cuisine's new home!

Thank you to all of our loyal customers that have helped us to help dogs live longer and healthier lives by switching to a diet of whole natural, "human grade" food.

Rest assured that despite moving into our new larger kitchens we will continue to cook only in small batches, we just have a little more elbow room now!

According to a recent press release from an Official Pet Food Consumer Advocacy Group, this is what the FDA thinks of traditional commercial pet foods:

“Animal feeds provide a practical outlet for plant and animal byproducts not suitable for human consumption.”

Is that what you want in your dog's food?

Lucky Dog Blog

The Healing Power of Puppies

by Dr. Janice Elenbaas on 03/30/12

There is no question that my dog Bugsy was the love of my life. His gentle, big brown eyes greeted me every day with love. I could just look at him and my heart would melt.    When he left us so suddenly, I could not imagine a world without him. 

Bugsy's little brother, Murphy had never been on his own.  They were 4 years apart in age and the best of friends. When I had to leave them for short periods, I always knew they had each other.


Gourmet Dog Food buddies Bugsy and Murphy


I did have my own grief to go through but I was very concerned about Murphy.  After Bugsy passed, Murphy stopped eating, he was lethargic, and he would not play. I knew he was going through his own mourning period, but I was frightened that I was going to lose him too.  What if he had something physical going on?


We took him to the vet for a check up and blood tests. More to ease my mind than really believing there could be anything truly wrong with my Murphy. I knew I was probably over reacting.  After his healthy exam and normal blood tests, I could breathe a sigh of relief.


Although it took several days, he did start to eat but without his normal enthusiasm. He used to dance for his meals with such delight. There was still no playing, just lots of sleeping. Murphy started to lie down in the same spots that had been Bugsy's favorites.  It would disturb me to look over and see him there. We were both having a very rough time.


Murphy lying in Bugsy's spot


We took him everywhere with us, never leaving him alone.  My husband and I both spent lots of time cuddling and talking to him.  I think that helped us all.

 I know that people have lots of opinions about when to get another dog.  It was only a matter of weeks, I certainly did not feel ready, but every time I looked over at my boy, it broke my heart.  I knew he needed a furry friend.


A little sister, Molly was in his future.


 My next blog will be about her entrance into our lives and the amazing effect she had on our family.







Welcome to our new blog site

by Dr. Janice Elenbaas on 08/03/11

My husband always jokes that we didn't move to South Carolina to open a dog food company, we moved here to retire. Why then does he work harder now than he ever has before? The easy answer is because I told him he had to, but the real answer is passion. We have always believed in a natural diet for our animals and seeing so many dogs down here suffering from skin allergies, hotspots, and far worse challenges (cancer, pancreatitis, etc.) we felt that we had to help.

Lucky Dog Cuisine was born, not to be the best dog food on the market, but to help the most dogs possible. You already know that we use only humanely raised grass fed beef, fresh turkey and real cheeses and yogurts but what we are most proud of is why we do it. I honestly believe that every time a dog switches to Lucky Dog it improves both the quality of life and hopefully the lifespan of that animal. It has been said that to experience true joy in life you should make your avocation your vocation. In simpler terms, do what you love.

I love dogs! I love all animals in general, but dogs in particular. A dog is the ultimate in unconditional love. When I walk into a room and see one of my dogs look up at me, my heart melts. They help me through the difficult times and they encourage me to enjoy the good times even more. If I am to leave a legacy on this planet, let it be the fact that I helped dogs even a fraction as much as they helped me.

Lucky Dog Cuisine is truly a labor of love and has been totally driven by passion. In this, our first blog on our new website, I would like to thank all of our incredibly loyal customers that have shown me over and over again, that as much as I love animals there are others out there who love them just as much.

So, to my husband, who I also love although maybe not quite as much as the dogs, (just kidding dear) I give you my blessing, you can retire. Right after we get all the dogs in the USA eating "whole natural foods" as at least a part of their everyday diet! It sounds fair to me!

Dr. Janice Elenbaas

President, CEO and Dog Lover


Dr Janice Elenbaas and co founder of Lucky Dog Cuisine, Bugsy Wonderdog

Testimonial of the Month

"I just wanted to let you know that my shipment of lucky dog cuisine arrived safely yesterday.  This morning, I added a little bit of it into Allie's and Riley's breakfast and they gobbled it up.  I was going to heat it as suggested, but I put it in the bowls and turned around to pick them up for heating...and it was gone!  The girls definitely approve."

D. Shayer
Rhode Island
Riley and Allie
In response to many requests we have moved our blog to the front page.
Please enjoy!

Recently the news has been full of stories about Arsenic in rice, not just in dog food but in the food we eat as well.
Here at Lucky Dog we engaged an independent third party lab to test our rice recipes to make sure they were not only fit for our best friends but fit for human consumption as well.

The results are in and there is no trace of arsenic in any of our rice recipes. Great news for Murphy, Molly and your dogs too.

To see the test results and for more information

Please Click Here

Oh Canada

Please join me in welcoming Lucky Dog Cuisine Canada to the Lucky Dog Family.
While their recipes are slightly different reflecting differences in Canadian and American product availability the quality remains at the highest level.

If you are interested in acquiring Lucky Dog Cuisine and are in Canada please visit us at
Now using only certified GMO-Free Fruits and Vegetables

In our ongoing effort to provide the best quality food for dogs we are proud to announce that Lucky Dog Cuisine is now made with only
"Certified GMO-free" fruits and vegetables.
We will continue to pursue the finest quality ingredients so that you can feel great about what you feed your best friend!