Not If It’s NomNomNow
During the 2017 BlogPaws conference in Myrtle Beach, I had the luck to discover NomNomNow, fresh food for dogs that is delivered to your home. Like most pet owners, I’m very particular about my dogs’ diets. It took years to find the right ingredients for my rescue dogs, both of which have sensitive stomachs. Because of this, I do not play fast and loose with new dog foods and rarely review them either.
I heard all the right things about this premium dog food brand:
Fresh dog food
All Natural Ingredients
For this small business owner and mom of three, I’m extremely busy and always looking for ways to save time. But I don’t want to do it by compromising my dogs’ health. So this seemed to check all the boxes. But did it live up to its hype?
Our Experience During the Last 30 days Eating NomNomNow
Registration and delivery were quite simple, and I received a number of follow up emails outlining next steps. It was very exciting Welcoming Homemade Dog Food from NomNomNow. Between the easy online sign up for the delivery one week later, the email communication was simple. I did not need to contact the company for any questions because they were all answered for me.
Gonzo hurt his hips in July from a rather rigorous play session with Beau. This was his second hind end injury this summer. The veterinarian was concerned that he showed early signs of arthritis, or worse- hip dysplasia. I went into a tailspin of worry. He’s only 5 years old and he was in pain.
That was the turning point for me to try a new diet. NomNomNow has five recipes from which to choose. Each recipe has Omega-3s, which are so important for joint health. We chose the Heartland Beef Mash for Gonzo and Porkalicious Potluck for Beau.
Ease of Use
Beau is food motivated at the best of times. He was quite intrigued by the NomNomNow easy food pouches. And they were easy to open, mostly. The Heartland Beef Mash for Gonzo came out of the pouch immediately and cleanly. Porkalicious Potluck took a little more prompting. I would either have to roll up the pouch and squeeze it out or use a spoon. Still, pretty easy all things considered.
Certainly, there are benefits to not having to cook a fresh, healthy meal. Not the least of which is saved time and zero clean up. No dishes! Instead of slaving over a hot stove, I simply grab a pouch out of the refrigerator, rip open, and pour into the dog bowl.
Pros: I don’t have to cook or clean up. And the pouches can be recycled!
Cons: Hmm, can’t think of anything right now.
Meal-time Alarm Clock
It’s funny how dogs are uncanny when it comes to mealtime. Well, Beau has started whining and licking his lips a lot earlier than usual. I know that he is getting his calories because these veterinarian-formulated recipes are customized for my dog’s weight and fitness level. So it’s not hunger that is causing this begging. I guess he just loves the taste.
Pros: I never miss meal time because my dogs remind me when it’s time to eat.
Cons: Beau asks for food two hours before mealtime. He’s rather adamant about it, which can be quite obnoxious.
The transition meals provided to us by NomNomNow meant that we had very little if any stomach upset. Beau did not defecate for about 24 hours when he first shifted to the meals but then regulated back again very quickly.
Pros: Firmer, darker, stool with less volume. Apparently, my dogs are getting more nutrients from their meals. And their poop is much easier to pick up. No more messes!
Cons: Beau is a poop eater. He doesn’t do it with me, but apparently now that he’s on this new diet, he can’t eat it fast enough. He’ll eat his food and go after Gonzo’s if given half the chance.
I won’t say my dogs don’t beg. Gonzo plants himself underneath the kitchen table during mealtimes and waits for my daughters to drop something. You can say they trained him because he’s learned that kids drop food. Beau has his own waiting place near the door, but if you look at him he’ll be over just in case you want to give him food. The problem with big dogs? They can easily reach the table.
Then we started NomNomNow meals. My refrigerator and freezer are teeming with nutritious, homemade dog food. Now every single time one of us walks into the kitchen the dogs are underfoot. I find it hilarious because they are so hopeful but it drives my husband crazy.
Pros: My dogs are receiving healthy, human-quality food.
Cons: My dogs now smell our food and associate it with theirs. NomNomNow uses the same ingredients we do for our family meals but portioned and gently-cooked for dog’s stomachs.
My dogs eat in their crates. Beau is a piglet and will steal food. Gonzo will resource guard if provoked. So we avoid this dilemma by separating them during meals.
The other day my husband was cleaning the crate pads and covers. So he opted to feed the dogs outside. Beau in the yard and Gonzo on the deck with the gate closed. Within minutes, Beau had either jumped the gate or pulled a Dumbo and flew with his big ears over it- because he finished his meal and went after Gonzo’s food. We don’t know how- the gate was still closed!
A fight ensued and both dogs were separated before Beau got too much. But be prepared, your dog’s desire for NomNomNow may turn him into a flying pup.
Unpacking the food, and finding storage space for 30 days was not ideal, but manageable. NomNomNow is based in the San Francisco area and delivers weekly to 9 western states in the US. Sadly here on the east coast, I received an entire month’s supply in one delivery. This would be fine for small breeds, or single-dog households. But both my dogs are large so the food did take quite a bit of space.
Pouches may be stored for up to 8 days in your refrigerator. With only a few days left, it is easy enough to reach in the freezer for more pouches and let them defrost in the fridge. Still partially frozen when you want to serve it? No problem, place the closed pouch in a warm bowl of water. Do not place in the microwave because it will be heated unevenly and you may burn your pet’s mouth.
This is a premium dog food and the pricing reflects the quality. Again- I have two large breed dogs. Keep in mind, this is handmade food, in a human-grade kitchen that is made for your pet. Delivery is included in the pricing as well, and the boxes can be quite large. Going forward if I were to choose Porkalicious Potluck for one of my 70 lb. dogs, it would be $223 per month (or roughly $56 per week). But if we made the food ourselves, wouldn’t the grocery bill be the same and the work so much more? This seems a small price to pay for health and convenience.
Luckily, with my special promo code you can receive 50% off your first TWO orders. Don’t wait to try this amazing food that will literally leave your dogs begging.
Before You Leave
What is good for us should be good for them, right? Frankly, I was unsure whether I would see a major difference in my dogs. We were blown away by how much they loved the gently-cooked dog food. Quickly we noticed more energy and playfulness, and less poop. Not that these go together. Still, win-win. Would NomNomNow be a good choice for your dog? Absolutely yes!
What are you waiting for? Order NomNomNow today!