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PetPlate allows you to pamper your pup with meals delivered directly to your home.
That’s right, no more middle-of-the-week Petco or grocery store trips because you realize that you just served your dog their last scoop of food. Instead, you can have all-natural dog food delivered to your door automatically so you have one less thing to worry about when it comes to taking care of your pup.
Hoss had the chance to try out PetPlate recently and I wanted to share our experience with PetPlate with you today in case you’re considering this dog food subscription company.
What is PetPlate?
PetPlate is a fresh dog food subscription delivery service that provides dogs with meals, treats, supplements, and cookies that treat them well.
This dog food meal plan subscription features convenient fresh-cooked meals that feature turkey, beef, chicken, lamb, venison, and pork, which arrive directly at your door.
Talk about pampering your pup, right?
PetPlate aims to provide dog owners with higher quality food than the competition by working with veterinary nutritionists to create complete and balanced meals for dogs during all stages of their life.
Popular treats include Organic Chicken Apple Sausage Bites (high in protein), Joint Jumpin Mobility Cookies (for dogs who need hip and joint support), and Tummy Ticklin Digestive Cookies (for dogs that need probiotics and digestive support).
Hoss has been subscribed to Hungry Bark for almost 1 year now. However, for the past month, or so, I’ve noticed that he hasn’t been eating as much as normal.
He’s not sick or anything like that, he just doesn’t seem to be a fan of the brand anymore for some reason.
I had been researching some new dog food subscriptions already and PetPlate was one of my top two choices. Therefore, when this review opportunity came about Hoss and I were both eager to give it a go.
Getting started with PetPlate
Since I was already using a dog food subscription service for Hoss, I already knew what to expect when getting started. For those of you who are just considering trying out a dog food subscription service for the first time, upon signing up you will need to create a profile.
You’ll be asked to answer basic questions about your dog such as their name, weight, breed, age, etc. This allows the perfect meal plan to be formulated for your dog. It’s all simple, quick, and straightforward.
Since this is fresh food, it does arrive frozen and is packed with dry ice. The packaging is very eye-catching, in my opinion, and everything was still perfectly frozen when it arrived. I did receive the package in April, so it wasn’t during the heat of the summer or anything, but based on their packing, I do feel that the food wouldn’t arrive melted during the summer months.
Introducing PetPlate to your dog
When introducing your dog to PetPlate (or any new food for that matter) it’s super important to do so slowly over the span of a week.
I started off mixing it in with his current dog food and slowly added a larger portion each day.
Well, the first day I made the mistake of putting it just on top of his current dog food and he simply ate the PetPlate food and then later came back and finished off the current food. On day two, I made sure everything was mixed so he couldn’t pick it out.
But, on the upside at least he enjoyed it, right?
I’ve seen the commercials and ads about fresh human-grade dog food but wasn’t too sure how it worked.
Well, with PetPlate, you keep the food frozen and then thaw it out individually as you’re ready to prepare it. BUT, you don’t want to keep it in the fridge thawed longer than 7 days (with Hoss this hasn’t been an issue because he loves it, though, lol).
Once unthawed you can microwave it to heat it up. However, we ditched our microwave a while back so Hoss’s meals are cooked via stovetop and mixed with broth.
He loves it!
He sits and waits patiently by his bowl while giving the occasional glance in the kitchen to make sure it’s still being prepared and then happily (and messily lol) eats it up.
Hoss is now looking forward to mealtime again thanks to PetPlate. I’m not sure if he just likes to mix his food up from time to time (this is now the 3rd food brand we’re trying in 2 years) or what, but he’s currently happy with the selection provided by PetPlate and even enjoys the Organic Chicken Apple Sausage Bites (but it is rare that he doesn’t like a treat).
For now, we’re going to keep serving PetPlate mixed in with his dry food just to not waste that food, but once that’s all gone the plan is to make the switch to just 100% Pet Plate and sign up for a subscription (from what I’ve seen this dog food subscription can also be paused, skipped, or canceled at any time).
Overall, if you’ve been considering trying PetPlate with your dog, we highly recommend it. Plus, it comes with a money-back guarantee for your first order so you have nothing to lose.