Have you been looking around for a new diet for your dog? Many pet owners are hearing about all of the recent pet food recalls and pet food products being linked to serious illnesses in dogs. If you’re worried about the quality of your dog’s meals, fresh food (like Pet Plate) is one of the healthiest options available.
The best way to provide your dog with fresh food is to make his meals yourself. When prepared and balanced properly, homemade food is quite possibly the healthiest pet food choice. But, most pet parents don’t have the time to prepare home cooked meals for their furry family members.
If you want the benefits of feeding your dog fresh, whole food recipes without the hassle of researching and cooking, fresh dog food delivery may be just what you need. Pet Plate is a new company in the pet food market. They deliver balanced, pre-portioned, fresh meals for your pet right to your doorstep.
Pet Plate Fresh Dog Food Delivery Review
The first thing that piqued my interest about Pet Plate food is the fact that it is formulated by a licensed veterinarian who is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Those are impressive credentials, and it makes me happy to know that the food I feed my dogs is prepared by someone with specific training in canine nutrition.
Pet Plate dog food is made with human-grade ingredients. It does not include any artificial ingredients. The company uses only USDA-approved meat and fresh produce in their recipes. The company also makes this dog food in the United States in a USDA-certified facility.
As you will see in my video review above, this pre-cooked dog food comes in pre-portioned containers. The containers are 100% recyclable, and the serving size recommendations are clearly listed on each container.
Pet Plate Fresh Dog Food is nutritionally balanced for your dog’s needs. When you subscribe for delivery you’ll need to answer a questionnaire about your pet. They formulate the food based on your dog’s age, weight, breed and other factors.
This dog food meets the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Pet Plate dog food is available in beef, chicken, lamb and turkey varieties. At the time of this review, there are no vegan/vegetarian options. Also, this dog food is NOT organic.
It’s no surprise that fresh dog food is an extremely healthy option. When products are made with high quality ingredients, they are usually more expensive. In the case of Pet Plate dog food, this is definitely true.
The price you pay will vary depending on the size of your dog and the amount of food he’ll need to eat each day. The company shares these average costs as a guideline to help you budget:
- $2.50-$4.75 per day for a small breed
- $6.00-$8.00 per day for a medium breed
- $9.00-$13.00 per day for a large breed
- $16.00-$19.00 per day for an extra-large breed
Pet Plate Fresh Dog Food is flash frozen before shipping to lock in freshness. This means that the food is frozen when you receive it. Once thawed, you must use the food within 7 days. If you leave it frozen, it will keep for up to 12 months.
I know the cost is a lot more than most pet owners can afford, but the company also has a ‘Topper Plan’ available if you want to use their fresh food as a topper for your pup’s kibble. Pet Plate also offers a 50% discount on your first box and free shipping. Unfortunately, they do not offer trial packs at this time.
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