When it comes to dog food, things sure have changed. Back in the old days, there was just a dry kibble made of left-overs scraps from food manufacturers. Literally when you looked at the package, you were wondering if there was actually any real meat in it.
Now we have more dog food choices then we could ever imagine. Yes kibble is still a popular item when it comes to buying dog food, but we have gone far beyond just that as a choice for your dog.
When it comes to choosing an alternatives to commercial kibble, the sky really is the limit.
You could choose a raw dog food diet, air dried dog, food, freeze-dried dog food and last but not least Homemade dog food.
Well today I want to share my Pet Plate Reviews, which is about an amazing company that delivers Homemade dog food right to your door. This dog food is human-grade dog food. Truly it looks just like a plate of food that we would eat.
Before 2016 Renaldo Webb was working as a pet food consultant in the pet food industry. After watching the production of dry kibble and the inferior ingredients that went into the food, he was appalled.
At the time, he was also in the market for dog food for his dog Winston. When he realized what little choices he had, decided to start his own dog food company. He wanted to create food that included healthy fresh ingredients for dogs.
Pet Plate was officially started in 2016. Renaldo started the business just in New York with about 100 customers. At that point, he decided to go on Shark Tank to pitch the ideas to the Sharks.
He said that the reason for going on the show was to get as much feedback about his budding business idea as he could. He believed whole heartedly that he had a $100M dollar business on his hands. His hope was that they could help him get the business out there and help him with the marketing of it.
Unfortunately he walked away from Shark Tank without a landing a deal, but he didn’t let that stop him.
By simply being on the show, Renaldo’s business quickly took off. The business had to scale up their operations to handle the increased demand. Not long after the show, they were shipping 100’s of boxes out to all over Canada.
What makes them different
Renaldo’s goal in creating Pet Plate, was to offer dog parents the ability to provide real dog food made with fresh ingredients to their pets.
His first step was to move into a commercial style kitchen and to start coming up with good dog food formulas. At this time, he decided to partn up with Veterinarian Dr. Renee Streeter who is a nutrionist to help assist him with creating these recipes.
He wanted his recipes to include high-quality ingredients that include the right amount of vitamins and minerals that are needed for our dogs. All Pet Plates recipes include no filler of any kind as well as absolutely no preservatives.
The food is made using all these wonderful healthy ingredients and then frozen. Once it is frozen, it is then put in an insulated cardboard box with dry ice on the bottom and shipped out to the customer.
The food recipes come in 4 different options.
- Chompin’ Chicken
- Barkin’ Beef
- Tail Waggin’ Turkey
- Lip Lickin’ Lamb
The Chomin’ Chicken meal is made for dogs that have a more sensitive stomach and maybe a bit thick around the midsection. LOL!! Its main ingredients include: Ground chicken, sweet potatoes, chicken liver, broccoli, butternut squash, and apples. There is also vitamins and minerals include in this meal.
Barkin’ Beef is a recipe that is good for even the fussiest of dogs. The main ingredients include: Ground beef, sweet potatoes, beef liver, carrots, apples, green peas and pumpkin.
Tail Waggin’ Turkey is a recipe they like to call “thanksgiving in a bowl”. They claim that it is as good as all the fixings from your thanksgiving meal. The main ingredients of this recipe are: Ground turkey, brown rice, turkey liver, carrots, apples and pumpkin.
Last but not least is the Lip Lickin’ Lamb. This meal is great for dogs that don’t do well with other protein sources and need a tad more energy. If your dog is itchy, this recipe is good for that as well providing a much shiner coat. Ingredients included are: Ground Lamb, sweet potatotes, quinoa, lamb livers, apples, and broccoli.
All 4 recipes also include a list of important vitamins and minerals to make dishes super healthy.
Pros and cons
When it comes to doing a review, I always like to provide a list of pro’s and cons to make it that much easier to see the good and bad of a product. So here we go:
|GOOD||NOT SO GOOD|
|100% money back guarantee||Plastic that contains dry ice is not recyclable|
|Awesome customer service||Is more expensive then dry dog food kibble|
|Free shipping||Don’t have specific recipes for health issues|
|Auto shipping you can pause, skip, or cancel at anytime|
|Made in the USA|
|2 different pet food subscription plans|
|Great variety with 4 different meat choices|
|No fillers or preservatives|
|Human-grade all natural ingredients|
As you can see from my list above, there are way more Pros then Cons when it comes to this product.
The one thing that I haven’t talked about in my Pet Plate Review is the price. In order to get an exact price on the cost of the food, you need to log on to the website and create a profile for your dog.
Once on the website, you hit the “Start Now” button which leads you to the start of the profile. They start by asking your dog’s name, breed, age and exact birthday. Next they ask your pets current weight and what their ideal weight should be. They even ask about your dog’s waistline and how activity level. You can choose between the 3 levels of activity or exercise from daily walks, to very active, all the way up to Olympian status.
The price basically boils down to $1.50 per day with free shipping. On top of the 4 meal choices, they also offer meal topper plans that are smaller in size. This way you can keep the costs a bit lower because you decide how much topper you are going to give your dog.
Well dog parents, that concludes my review. I hope you enjoyed reading my post on Pet Plate Reviews. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and comments below.