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Sundays For Dogs Vs Open Farm: What’s The Difference?

Sundays For Dogs Vs Open Farm: What's The Difference?

Last Updated on July 3, 2024 by Kieran Beckles

Are you ready to ditch kibble in favor of healthier dog food, but you can’t decide between Sundays For Dogs or Open Farm?

I’ve fed both Sundays For Dogs and Open Farm to my Alaskan Klee Kai Copper and Skye, seeing firsthand some of the pros and cons of these dog food brands.

If you’re part of our Life With Klee Kai community or you’re familiar with Copper and Skye, you’ll know that they’ve struggled with sensitive tummies in the past.

Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

Skye, in particular, is sensitive to low-quality dog food and can be a picky eater.

It wasn’t until I ditched the regular store-bought dry kibble and wet food that I noticed a big difference in the happiness and health of my Alaskan Klee Kai.

Open Farm Pet
Open Farm’s sustainable approach (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

In this article, I’m going to look at Sunday For Dogs and Open Farm in close detail, shed light on their human-grade dog food, and give my verdict on the best dog food.

Sundays Or Open Farm: My Verdict

Sundays For Dogs Vs Open Farm: What's The Difference?
Sundays For Dogs Vs Open Farm (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

If you’ve already done your research on Sundays and Open Farm, and you just want to hear my verdict, I’ll cut right to the chase.

My choice would be Sundays For Dogs because Skye and Copper loved their air-dried food despite being picky eaters with food sensitivities. It speaks to the flavor and quality of their dog food that Copper and Skye didn’t show any hesitation at mealtime when it came to Sundays.

Sundays For Dogs Vs Open Farm (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

I observed how Copper and Skye really enjoyed the jerky-like texture of Sundays and showed mealtime excitement when they saw the Sundays box come out of the cupboard.

While I initially planned to feed Sundays to my Alaskan Klee Kai for the duration of a box to test it out, I’ve actually ended up ordering Sundays again and again as a tasty topper to their frozen meals.

Sundays For Dogs Vs Open Farm: Who Do We Recommend?
Sundays For Dogs Vs Open Farm (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

With that said Open Farm’s dry food is a good option if you’re ready to ditch regular kibble in favor of something healthier. I’ve had a good experience with Open Farm, but their dry food wasn’t the biggest hit with my Klee Kai. Admittedly, every dog is different, so your pet may love it.

But if I had to recommend one of these dry food brands, it would be Sundays For Dogs based on my success feeding their air-dried food to Copper and Skye.

Sundays For Dogs

Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

Sundays For Dogs is one of the leading customized dry dog food brands in the USA. They created a range of air-dried dog food to provide pet owners with an affordable and convenient option if you want to feed fresh food but don’t want the hassle of frozen meals.

Sundays is created with only human-grade ingredients so that you won’t find any artificial additives, unhealthy preservatives or nasties, unlike traditional pet food. Their slow air-drying method preserves nutrients as well as the flavor of all the ingredients in their human-grade dog food.

Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)
Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

Sundays have a high protein content in their dry dog food, unlike a lot of fresh food meals – their recipes contain 90% meat protein, which is very impressive. You can select from three meals – Sundays have a beef recipe, chicken recipe and turkey recipe.

Sundays will ask owners to share key details about their dogs, such as age, breed, weight, activity level, eating habits, past pet food and general health in order to tailor their air-dried dog food to your pup.

Copper and his Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)
Copper and his Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

While I typically feed fresh dog meals to Copper and Skye, I decided to give Sundays a go after reading their impressive reviews online. Copper and Skye really enjoyed the treat-like texture, whether I used it as a tasty topper on their regular meals, fed exclusively Sundays or used it as a training treat.

As I mentioned earlier, Skye is a fussy eater, but she didn’t get bored with Sundays, to my surprise. My female Klee Kai consistently finished her Sundays portions, making sure Copper couldn’t muscle his way to her bowl (like he usually tries to do!).

Copper and Skye with their Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Copper and Skye with their Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

From a dog owner’s perspective, I really liked being able to keep the Sundays box in the cupboard rather than the mess left in the fridge by half-used, open dog food packets.

I can also see the appeal of Sundays’ price – it’s much more affordable than our fresh dog food brand. We had to pay $139 a month to feed Sundays to Copper and Skye. Sundays claims to be 36% cheaper than a fresh dog food subscription and in my experience, that claim is roughly speaking true!

Open Farm

Open Farm (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

Open Farm is a versatile dog food company who are trying to raise the bar with regards to pet food. For this comparison article, I’ll be taking a look at Open Farm’s dry dog food (but they offer fresh frozen meals, wet food, freeze-dried raw and a lot more on their website).

Open Farm offers a lot of variety – even within their dry dog food range. You can avail of grain, grain-free, raw mix and ancient grains if you want to try something a little different.

Open Farm (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

They responsibly source all the human-grade ingredients in their dog food, such as grass-fed beef, from family farms in the USA. You can track each ingredient from the source to your dog’s bowl.

Just like Sundays, Open Farm don’t use any additives, nasties or preservatives in their recipes. For instance, the Grass Fed Beef hasn’t been pumped with antibiotics or hormones.

Open Farm (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

Open Farm doesn’t offer the same customization as Sundays For Dogs, and you’ll need to refer to the feeding guidelines to get your dog’s portions right. You can head to the Open Farm website and select different sizes of dog food bags to suit your needs before your dog food is shipped direct to your door for free.

They have a sustainable approach to their business, which allows dog owners to feel good about picking their pet food because you can promote your dog’s health and the planet’s health.

Open Farm (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

Skye and Copper were happy to give Open Farm a go, but I found that they didn’t quite take to the dry food, perhaps because the texture was different from Sundays. I noticed that Skye and Copper adopted a grazing approach to Open Farm where they’d have a few mouthfuls on and off throughout the day rather than wolfing it down.

From my perspective as a dog owner, I really liked the way Open Farm only use human-grade ingredients from responsible farmers, their transparent approach to allow me to track the fresh ingredients’ journey from source to bowl and how my Klee Kai’s meals were made.

Where To Buy Sundays?

Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)
Sundays For Dogs (Photo: lifewithkleekai.com)

We reached out to Sundays For Dogs to secure an exclusive discount for our Life With Klee Kai community. So if you’re a new customer, you can avail of a sizable discount.

You can save 50% on your first Sundays order by clicking here and using code “LIFEWITHKLEEKAI” at the checkout.

Wrapping Up

Skye and her Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)
Skye and her Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

We’ve reached the end of our Sundays and Open Farm comparison article.

My recommendation would be Sundays Food For Dogs seeing as my picky Alaskan Klee Kai dog devoured their air-dried dog food.

Skye and Copper liked the treat-like texture and perhaps the high-meat conent played a part in their consistent interest in Sundays.

While Open Farm remains a good option if you want to ditch traditional pet food in favor of a dog food subscription plan, I’d suggest trying Sundays first.

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