For the past month, I’ve been feeding my dog fresh, healthy dog food from NomNomNow. Read all about our initial thoughts and see our unboxing video HERE. Before switching him over to fresh dog food I didn’t really know what to expect, but I can truly say NomNomNow has been beneficial to us. Hopefully, our update gives you the information you need to try NomNomNow for yourself!
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NomNomNow Fresh Food for Dogs
As I mentioned in my previous post, NomNomNow is super simple to order. Find out all about how their dog food delivery service works and create a profile with ease. On the date I expected, the fresh dog food was delivered to my door. I wasn’t home at the time of the delivery, but that was no biggie. NomNomNow made sure that the food stayed cold by placing two ice packs in the box. When I arrived home hours later, the fresh dog food was still cold. All meals are delivered fresh, not frozen. It’s always prepared to order, packaged immediately after. Every customer receives food that was made just days before.
Storing Fresh Dog Food
Since we’re on the East coast we received 4 weeks worth of food at once. The East coast is currently delivered monthly, but the Western states can receive fresh food on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Receiving 4 weeks worth of dog food can be a bit much. You have to worry about storing the food in the freezer and then defrosting it, but honestly, it wasn’t that much of a hassle. I stored all of the food that needed to be frozen in a shopping bag and put it in my freezer. The first week of food went directly in the fridge. Once I got down to 4 fresh packs in the fridge, I would remove two packs from the freezer and put them in the fridge to defrost. I kept repeating this process as I used up the meal packs in the fridge.
NomNomNow was very helpful in what to expect before we even received the food. I knew how to store it, how much to feed, how to transition, and more! All of this was received from emails I would periodically receive after ordering NomNomNow. The emails were super informative and I’m glad that I received so much information to help prepare me to feed gently cooked dog food to my dog. This shows how amazing customer service is and how much NomNomNow truly cares about their customers.
Transitioning Dog to Fresh, Real Food
Simba has been eating kibble since he was a pup and I loved the idea of feeding him fresh dog food one day, but I just never had the time. Feeding fresh real food to a dog is a lot of work right? There was no hard work here! First of all, it’s super easy because I didn’t have to cook it! I was able to provide my dog with gently cooked dog food with no hassle at all. Each recipe is certified by NomNomNow’s Veterinarian, Dr. Justin Shmalberg, one of the top pet-nutritionists in the USA. I didn’t have to figure out what all natural ingredients to include in my dog’s food or anything. Everything was prepared for me and perfectly portioned to meet my dog’s needs.
NomNomNow made transitioning to fresh dog food a breeze! Transitioning a dog to a new food should be done gradually and it was easy to do just that. The first week of food was clearly labeled to help me feed just the right mix of NomNomNow with my dog’s original food. Each individual meal pack for the first week was portioned from 25%-100% to transition slowly and easily. There was also a booklet included which had a handy dog food transition guide. I was able to mark off and keep track of his dog food transition.
Each meal pack is so easy to open! All you have to do is tear open the pre-portioned pack and serve. No scissors or measuring cup required. I fed my dog one pack for breakfast and one pack for dinner. No meal prep required other than defrosting if you have packs in the freezer. It’s also super easy to clean up too and Simba helped with that because he never left one crumb in the bowl!
Benefits from Feeding Fresh Dog Food
Feeding Simba healthy dog food from NomNomNow has been really beneficial for us! First of all, it’s human-grade food that’s good enough for you and ideal for them. Recipes are made of a handful of ingredients: meat, vegetables, healthy oils, and vitamin and a nutrient blend. There are no additives or artificial ingredients. Simba has not been sick once since being on NomNomNow. The nutrients that are in this food can help a dog’s immune system stay strong and healthy.
Also, there was less poop! Yep, Let’s talk poop for a second as it’s important to pay attention to when it comes to feeding a dog. His poop was less and also not ever runny. It was firm and super easy to scoop that poop! This dog food has no fillers. It is intended to give your dog essential nutrients so they can use more of their food. Less waste means fewer poop bags, yay!
Finally, I noticed a drastic change in his eyes! White dogs are known to have some trouble with tear stains. I found out some time ago that tear stains can be diminished by the type of water you give your dog and the food you feed him. Sometimes Simba’s tear stains are really bad and it’s hard work to keep it away. Well, NomNomNow helped with the tear stains. Tear stains are pretty much nonexistent on the left side of Simba’s face and almost entirely gone from the other side. I was shocked! The vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in NomNomNow are known to promote a healthier coat, skin, and healthier eyes too!
Simba jumped for joy each time I opened the fridge. He used to stand and wait at the pantry, but he knew his food was now coming out of the fridge like the rest of the fam. When I got out of bed in the morning he would get up too because he knew what time it was…breakfast time! When I came home from work, he was happy to see me, but he was more happy to know I would be heading to the fridge to get his dinner!
He would do a little dance whenever I would grab his bowl to put his gently cooked dog food inside. Simba made sure he cleaned every corner of his bowl. There was never any food left in it when he was done eating. Sometimes he would even go back to his bowl and lick it one more time to make sure he got every crumb! Simba is always excited to eat food, but I’ve never seen him THIS excited.
Simba gives the Chicken Chow-Wow recipe 4 paws up! Yes 4, I told you he jumps for joy for this food! He also enjoyed sampling the other recipes that were included as well. He didn’t have any problems with any of the food. His transition to the food was smooth and he didn’t have an upset stomach which is always a concern for me if I switch his food. He had no issues chowing down on the other recipes either. He was able to enjoy NomNomNow fully and if he had a choice between kibble and fresh dog food I know he’d pick NomNomNow.
Simba is back to his kibble for now as it is just not in our budget at this time. I can definitely see myself purchasing NomNomNow as a topping for his kibble to add some excitement at meal time every now and then though. NomNomNow offers the option of ordering less and using it as a supplement to offset costs. Even a little bit of fresh food has proven to be beneficial.
We definitely recommend NomNomNow if you are looking for a healthy dog food to feed your dog. It’s fresh dog food with awesome benefits, you don’t have to cook it, and it gets delivered straight to your door!
Thinking about feeding your dog fresh dog food, but worried about the price? Price is calculated based on dog’s age, weight, activity level, and recipe selected. It may seem a little expensive to some, but NomNomNow wants to give you 50% off your FIRST order by clicking HERE. You will also receive a discount if you are a multi-dog family. 1% of sales are donated to help dogs with cancer at KetoPet Sanctuary. Learn more about NomNomNow by visiting their website and following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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