PetPlate one of the biggest players in dog food meal delivery industry, offer a variety of recipes delivered frozen to your door.
Fresh dog foods are having a moment. People increasingly recognize the value of minimally processed foods in their own diets and are looking for ways to extend those benefits to their canine family members. However, a lack of time and a very legitimate fear of "getting something wrong" has held many people back. Pet Plate does a great job of solving both of those problems!
According to their website, Pet Plate foods are kettle-cooked in a human-grade kitchen using USDA meat, fruits, and vegetables along with a proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals. Each batch is tested for safety. Pet Plate dog foods contain no rendered meats or byproducts and no corn, gluten, or artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors.
All of their foods are formulated by a veterinary nutritionist - Dr. Renee Streeter, DVM, DACVN. We appreciate that the person behind the recipes used by Pet Plate is identified so clearly. Pet Plate dog foods are also formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, making them appropriate for both puppies and adult dogs.
The cost of Pet Plate will depend on how much your dog eats. The amount that your dog eats will depend on how large she is, whether she's active or inactive, and whether she's already at her ideal weight or needs to gain or lose a few pounds. We used our own dog, who is a 60-lb female.
We chose the beef flavor. The first shipment comes with 25 percent off, so the full meal plan is $7.39 per day, or $103.42 for two weeks. The regular price after that would be $137.90 every two weeks. The topper plan came out to $65.14 with the discount ($86.85 regularly) for a three-week supply. Keep in mind that the topper plan is in addition to the food you normally feed your dog.
Signing up for your first home-delivered shipment is simple (and 30% off). You will have to out the quiz about your dog's breed, weight, age, activity level, and body condition, it will take a few minutes. Our "guinea pig" was a two year old, spayed female mixed breed.
At the end of the quiz, you have the opportunity to choose which combination of four recipes you'd like to order and whether you want to enroll in the full meal or the "topper" plan. We ordered Amber Barkin' Beef on the full meal plan, but if you want to sample what Pet Plate has to offer, a topper plan including all four recipes would be the way to go.
Don't worry – you're not locked into anything. It's easy to update your account and your dog's meal plan or information (if she's a growing puppy, for example) on the Pet Plate website. The company also stands by their products with a 100% money back guarantee on your first box.
We were happy with Pet Plate. The ingredients were fresh and obviously real food. The ordering process was easy. And dog was a fan of the food she tried! We weren't wild about the packaging, but all of the benefits might outweigh this. If you are looking for fresh dog food, we recommend giving Pet Plate a try.