This Pet Plate review contains affiliate links and we were given a sample to try. We may be compensated if you make a purchase. All opinions are our own.
By Alison Chew
Pet Plate brings you and your pup fresh dog food to your door based on your pet’s individual needs. Unlike mass-market pet food, Pet Plate does not contain byproducts, preservative, artificial flavors or colors, corn, or gluten and is freshly made in a human-grade USDA kitchen. They offer 4 flavors of fresh dog food, created by a vet nutritionist, including beef, chicken, turkey, and lamb as well as Organic Chicken Apple Sausage Bites (treats). All food is made with real ingredients including USDA certified meats, fruits, and vegetables along with a proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals and flash-frozen to lock in freshness.
For this 2-week Pet Plate review, we selected the Tail Waggin’ Turkey as it had the most fiber which helps keep our girl’s stool firm. During our first week of Pet Plate, the transition week, we definitely noticed Daisy’s excitement for the newly added fresh dog food to her bowl. Throughout the week she ate the Pet Plate food first and then her kibble. She is so smart! We love that the meals come in pre-portioned containers so that after the transition week you can simply open a container and put it in the bowl. No need to figure out the right portion. One thing that we don’t love about all fresh dog food is the amount of space that it takes up in the fridge and freezer. Keep that in mind if you have a large dog or little extra space.
Daisy tends to have loose stool and we regularly add pumpkin to her kibble to produce firmer and more compact poops. When we try a new dog food we always look to see what it does to her stool after the transition week. We noticed that, as promised, Daisy’s stool became more firm and compact (and easier to pick up on our walks!). To us, this is a great sign that the food is not only agreeing with her digestive system but is also giving her the nutrients she needs.
The one drawback, at least for us, is that if you have a really large dog (100+ lbs) Pet Plate and other fresh dog food can be expensive. If you think full portions of fresh dog food are out of your budget, we recommend trying a half portion or topper portion (25%). This way you can give your pup the benefits of eating this high-quality food while keeping costs down.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to fresh dog food. Why choose Pet Plate? Pet Plate stands out from the rest because its vet-designed fresh dog food is made in a USDA kitchen with USDA-certified meat, fresh produce (all human-grade ingredients), healthy grains, and a custom supplement blend. This tells me that they only use high-quality ingredients and that our Daisy will be getting everything her body needs (and nothing that it doesn’t – like fillers or byproducts). We also really like their pre-portioned containers which make mealtime super easy with little mess.
Read on for details on ingredients and pricing.
Like most fresh dog food companies, the cost of Pet Plate depends on your dog’s breed, weight, age, activity level, and body conditions. Based on that information they calculate the number of calories needed for your pup each day and the cost. Pet Plate gives you the option to purchase a full portion or a partial portion (25%) or “topper” to enhance their current food.
You can select up to 4 meal flavors in each box. Remember, Pet Plate fresh dog food does not contain byproducts, preservative, artificial flavors or colors, corn, or gluten. Just the good stuff!