When given the opportunity to review the fresh dog food delivery from The Farmer’s Dog, how could we say no? They had us at the name!
Farm Dog Luke thinks this food is made just for him. Why wouldn’t he? Each batch is freshly made, and his name is right on the bag! He literally is a Farmer’s Dog. How could it be a more perfect fit for us?
Disclosure: We received a free trial of The Farmer’s Dog; but were not compensated in any other way. We will, however, receive a commission if you order a 50% off trial through our link. Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares about products we believe in, and all opinions are our own.
Back when our beagle Cricket was still with us, we tried a different fresh dog food delivery. While we liked it, and it helped Cricket to eat better, the cost put us off. At the time, unemployment was looming for both the Dadz and I, and we had to start watching our spending. While having fresh food delivered to our door made us all happy, we simply couldn’t keep it up.
Now we are a one dog family, so it was worth reconsidering. I was already adding some of our own fresh and human grade foods to Luke’s breakfasts, on top of a freeze-dried food. My preference would be to feed him nothing but homemade foods, but the time to do the research that would need to be done to be sure it was nutritionally balanced, along with preparation, is off-putting for me.
The Farmer’s Dog is the next best thing, and it’s also less costly than the other brand we tried. I’m not going to tell you it’s cheap, but compared to other fresh food delivery it is less expensive. For us at this point it’s worth a bit of extra money to try to keep Luke as healthy as possible. I’ve said it before: with his fear issues, taking him to the vet is not a good experience for any of us. It’s my hope to keep him healthier by putting only healthy things into his body, avoiding processed foods, chemicals, and pesticides as much as possible.
That’s part of the reason we started our own little organic farm. Harvest time is wonderful around here with fresh veggies to add to Luke’s meals, and raising chickens gives us fresh eggs as well. However, we live in New England, so our own fresh produce is limited to this time of year, other than what we can store for the winter (canning is not a project I feel up for at this point either!). As regular readers know, the farm keeps us quite busy too, so just adding extras to Luke’s meals is what had worked best for us.
What could be easier than just opening up a bag of food and dumping it in the bowl? That makes it as simple as dry kibble, but without the processing that goes into that, and you don’t have to measure it either! Each bag of The Farmer’s Dog food is perfectly portioned for one day’s meal, and it can be split up however you need for your dog. Luke still gets a few extras in the mornings, so he gets less then and more for his supper.
Our 2-week trial delivery came with complete instructions for transitioning Luke to new food (which is easy for us since Luke is already used to getting a variety of foods), a biodegradable container to put the bag into for storing in your fridge after opening, and a wonderful insulated bag which you can use if you travel with your dog. The ingredients are also listed on the back of that feeding guide, so you know what you are getting in the beef, pork, and turkey dinners.
What do we like best about The Farmer’s Dog?
- Luke is more anxious for supper, he pushes me instead of just waiting patiently if I’m running late. The other evening I couldn’t believe it when I was involved in something on my computer, and he started whining at me, letting me know it was supper time! Also, while I was serving up the food, I saw him drooling, which I’ve never seen him do before other than when waiting for special treats!
- Speaking of waiting, he loves not having to wait that few minutes for re-hydration of the freeze-dried food we’d been feeding him!
- That also makes it easier for the humans, and my hubby is happy with the simplicity of it too. I do most of the feeding around here, but if I’m busy or have to go somewhere, the Dadz fills in. It’s much easier for me when I don’t have to give him instructions and remind him of how much food to give Luke. Just dump out what’s in the bag!
- The only tool you need is a pair of scissors to open the bag in the morning. We also learned a little trick of adding some water to the bag and shaking it up when you’ve emptied it. Luke wants to be sure he gets every bite that he can, and it’s good for him to get extra water too!
What other features of this fresh dog food are important to me?
- The food is “tested on humans”! It is made with human-grade, USDA approved ingredients. The recipe is customized for your dog (when you sign up you’ll fill out details about your dog’s age, weight, and any health concerns) with the proper number of calories per day. Each meal is complete and balanced.
- Each bag shows the date it was prepared “with love” (just like you would do). It is made fresh, then quickly frozen for transport. They’ll let you know when it’s shipping, and ours has always arrived promptly after that.
- The packaging in the box is biodegradable. The insulated liner will dissolve when run under water!
If you would like to try The Farmer’s Dog for your dog, you can receive 50% off a 2-week trial by using our special link below (just click on the photo, or click here). If you and your dog are happy, you can get boxes of freshly made food delivered right to your door on a regular schedule. If you sign up for longer periods, you can save money that way as well.
Have you ever tried fresh food for your dog(s)?