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The Farmers Dog
The Farmers Dog

The Farmers Dog Review

Product Overview

If you’re looking for the healthiest diet for your dog, commercial dog foods may not be the best way to go about it. While there are various high-quality pet foods on the market, standard kibble and wet formulas inevitably come with a couple of limitations. For one, most provide only the most basic nutritional needs in certain life stages. Many are also full of preservatives and unnecessary fillers that can be irritating to canine digestion. So what are pet parents who want only the best for their furry companions to do? Shift away from pet food factories and turn to companies that offer wholesome, personalized meals such as The Farmer’s Dog.

The Farmer’s Dog is a company and an online service that provides real, fresh and human-grade pet food recipes designed specifically for your dog's needs and preferences. All recipes are made from high-quality meat and vegetables in USDA kitchens, ensuring maximum safety and quality. Equally important, each recipe is formulated by nutritionists and personalized specifically for your pooch and their unique nutritional profile.

Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? To help you decide if this is the right way to feed your dog, we tested the Farmer’s Dog food ourselves. Below is our review – and with it, the answer to that question.

Key Features:

Before we delve into the pros and cons of this type of pet food, let’s quickly cover the basics or key features that this service offers.

  • Fresh, natural, human-grade and homemade pet food recipes
  • All recipes are formulated by board-certified American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN for short) nutritionists
  • Meals are customized to each dog’s unique nutritional needs, including their breed, lifestyle, goals, etc.
  • Food is cooked in USDA kitchens, where safety and quality is ensured
  • All recipes are grain-free and there are currently no grain-inclusive options available
  • The food is delivered within days of cooking, so freshness is guaranteed
  • Packages include your dog’s name and date the meal was made
  • Ready-to-serve meals are delivered to your doorstep regularly.
pros
  • The ingredients used are unprocessed and human-graded, of highest quality
  • The recipes are natural, simple and as fresh as can be
  • They’re also personalized, providing everything your pet needs and then some
  • The food is created by ACVN nutritionists, cooked in USDA kitchens, and complies with AAFCO standards
  • The company doesn’t use any preservatives or fillers
  • Shipping is fast, nationwide, with free and flexible deliveries
  • The food is packed in dry ice for maximum freshness
  • The packaging is eco-friendly and there is an option to ship more food at one time for reduced environmental impact.
cons
  • While of excellent quality, the Farmer’s Dog’s protein options are rather limited (there are only three). This can be an issue for dogs with food allergies
  • Expensive compared to dry commercial dog foods – you need about $35-$50 a week, depending on your dog
  • Fresh food is obviously a huge plus, but can also be a minus if your dog doesn’t eat it immediately
  • The packaging is a little inconvenient as you have to cut it open with scissors.

Ingredients

The Farmer’s Dog uses natural, human-grade ingredients in their recipes, including high-quality animal protein sources, complex carbohydrate sources, healthy fat and added vitamins and minerals.

When it comes to protein specifically, there are three options to choose from: turkey, beef and pork. Which ever recipe you pick though, the meat is always the first ingredient. Complex carbs include things like parsnips, chickpeas, lentils, sweet potato, broccoli, spinach, kale, blueberries, etc. – basically, all healthy, complex carbs that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The fat source is always the same – fish oil – which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids for good skin and coat health. Finally, the last ingredient is always Farmer’s Dog Nutrient Blend, which is a mix of important dog supplements.

All in all, simple, wholesome and healthy ingredients in all three recipes.

How Does This Product Work?

The service is really simple to use. All you have to do is fill out their form with some basic information about your dog and you, including your pet’s name, size, breed and activity level, as well as your address. After filling out the form, you learn how much calories your dog needs on a daily basis. Finally, you choose between three recipes (turkey, beef and pork) based on your pup’s preferences, then enter your shipping details and voila – the order is on its way.

The Farmer’s Dog delivers their packages within days of cooking, so freshness is assured.

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