We Compared The Top 5 Dog Food Delivery Companies


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While dogs can survive on traditional dry or canned dog food (much like we could technically survive on a lifetime of eating McDonald’s for every meal), they experience vast health benefits when they eat fresh, human grade food.

New dog-food delivery companies are setting extremely high standards by using USDA-certified facilities (human-quality) all-natural ingredients and ensuring there aren’t preservatives, artificial fillers or flavors. The idea is that by providing top-tier food, dogs are better off health-wise. It has been reported that dogs fed a high-quality diet have fewer ailments, shinier and softer coat, are in a better mood and have more energy.

With the humanization of pets continuing to be strong, along with technology and data enabling owners to have more insight, pet parents are being proactive when it comes to their dog’s health.

With so many choices out there, we at Mommy Approved have tried and compared the five top companies on the market and examined their ingredients, and prices.

1. Ollie

Ollie’s food is vet-formulated using a unique algorithm that takes into account various factors including age, breed and weight. The company uses human-grade meat, vegetables and fruit, along with added nutrients to deliver a high-quality meal.

Ollie has a vet nutritionist on board and a transition plan to help slowly introduce the new dog food. We also think Ollie does one of the best jobs creating its “about us” section. Going deep into its back story, team and process really adds a human element that shows off how much the company loves our dogs.

Also, we love the fact its packaging is recyclable and the packaging process provides a longer staying power for the food.

Donation: The company donates 1% of its revenue to shelters and rescues.

All meat is USDA Certified.

2. NomNomNow

NomNomNow is a California-based company focused on providing fresh meals using human-grade ingredients. There are no artificial preservatives or fillers. All meals are formulated by a vet nutritionist and are individually tailored to a dog’s needs.

There are also transition packets to help slowly introduce your dog to the food, and the company offers the option of buying the food to mix in with your current dog kibble (vs. going all in), or even a smaller version: toppers. They also have a big selection of meals (in case your dog has allergies or is a picky eater) and allow recipe rotation to spice things up.

Donation: NomNomNow donates 1% of sales to KetoPet Sanctuary, an organization that helps dogs with cancer. Also, if you adopt a dog from one of their shelter partners, they will donate $25 back to the organization and give you a special deal on your first purchase when you sign up for their food.

All meat is USDA Certified.

3. Just Food for Dogs

Having been around since 2010, Just Food for Dogs has been around the longest. Based out of Los Angeles, the company not only provides homemade delivery plans, but also currently has 10 kitchens around California, allowing people to watch their food being made and receive additional education about Just Food for Dogs and dog food in general.

Its team includes a number of vets and the company’s research and diets have been published in scientific journals. The brand teaches a nutrition course at a university for those looking to get a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

The company not only makes dog food for the regular dog, but also offers specialty prescription diets for pets suffering from certain conditions, like renal problems and metabolic issues. The open kitchen is definitely a plus if you are in California, as you can not only ask a lot of questions but you can actually see the food being made.

Donation: N/A

All meat is USDA Certified.

Shipping: Free shipping for customers who spend more than $125 and are located in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Otherwise, shipping starts at $24.95 for other states.

4. The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmer’s Dog offers meals developed by board-certified veterinary nutritionists using a proprietary algorithm (SCIENCE!) to determine a custom plan for your dog. All the ingredients are human-grade and sourced from the same suppliers that restaurants order from, along with local farms and other human food purveyors.

The questionnaire to determine the correct meal for your dog is not only fun and easy, but also the most thorough on the list. Besides asking your dog’s name, breed and weight, it also asks additional information, including your dog’s body profile, eating habits and health issues.

We also love that your dog’s name is right on the packaging. The company also has the option to deliver full meals, half meals (to mix in with kibble) and toppers. As far as price goes, The Farmer’s Dog has the least expensive plans, which is bonus.

Donation: The company sets up donation programs throughout the year.

All meat is USDA Certified.

5. PetPlate

PetPlate was started by a consultant in the pet food industry. After seeing what goes into dog food, Renaldo Webb decided to create meals that never have any by-products, rendered meats, artificial anything or preservatives. Besides its vet-formulated meals for the average pup, PetPlate is grain and gluten-free to aid in allergy relief.

At PetPlate, they keep it simple with two meal selections, or the option to combine the two. The company also offers half meals, for those who can’t go all in.

We love that the money-back guarantee is front and center, letting people if their pup doesn’t like it, there won’t be any hassles. The company is eco-friendly too. Its box, containers, plastic and even its nontoxic ice packs are 100 percent recyclable.

Donation: The company sets up donation programs throughout the year.

All meat is USDA Certified.


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