Finding the best, healthiest dog food is hard, right?
With pet food recalls happening all the time, everyone just wants to know they’re feeding their dog something safe.
Not just safe, but also healthy. You love your dog and want them to live as long as possible.
How do you know which dog food is best?
With so much information (and misinformation) out there, it’s tough to know where to start. Choose the wrong food and you could harm your dog’s health. That means more illnesses, more vet bills, more anxiety.
But it doesn’t have to be like this.
If you want to do things differently… If you want your dog thriving and feeling happier and healthier than ever before…
…Then keep reading.
My Review of The Farmer’s Dog (Plus, How You Can Get 50% Off, Risk Free)
OK, I confess.
I was skeptical that this pet food could live up to the hype. I’ve seen so many people singing its praises, online and even at my local dog park.
But you should know ... it’s definitely the real deal. I’ll explain why below.
Hi. I’m Dave Baker, publisher of Petful. I’ve been tracking pet food recalls for the past 10 years, so safety is always my #1 concern.
Today, I want to introduce you to my new favorite pet food, The Farmer’s Dog.
Best part for me? The company is based right here in Brooklyn, New York, where I live and work. They’re just a 14-minute walk from my home. That means I’ve been able to tour everything in person, meet the staff (and their dogs), and get to know what drives them to make the best dog food on the market.
Yep, I just said that.
Honestly? I’m gushing, I know. Sorry. It’s just that I’m so dang excited that I’ve finally found a dog food that I trust and can stand behind, and I get to recommend it to you today without hesitation.
Please keep reading, because there is SO much more to discover…
First, There Was Heartache and Frustration
The food came about as a result of health problems and setbacks that co-founder Brett Podolsky was experiencing with his beloved Rottweiler, Jada, who was suffering at the time from bad stomach problems. (Side note: I met Jada the other day, and she is SO sweet!)
Brett tried what felt like every kibble on the market for Jada, but it just made her condition worse. So he finally went to a holistic vet, who suggested home cooking. And so he did, and her symptoms disappeared overnight.
He would stop cooking and switch back to kibble, but poor Jada would just get sick again. Every time. It was frustrating for both of them. And this went on for months.
“It broke my heart to know that my baby was essentially living with a stomach ache,” says Brett.
One thing was clear, though: Jada was thriving when she ate real, freshly cooked food — not dry brown balls of processed kibble.
Cooking meals for a pet every day is hard work, though. It’s not for everyone. I know it’s not for me. I would last maybe a week. How about you? Not to mention, if you feed an unbalanced diet, your pet will be worse off than they’d be on a cheap commercial pet food!
Finally, a Better Way…
Curious, Brett started doing more and more research, wondering, “Is there a dog food brand out there that already exists that I can trust to feed my dog — that’s honest and really just doing what they say that they do?” And that honest, trustworthy brand he was looking for simply did not exist. Yet.
That’s when he decided to build it himself. And that’s where The Farmer’s Dog enters the picture.
“We simply made a product that we wished existed for our own dogs,” says co-founder Jonathan Regev, who has a scrappy pup named Buddy. (I’ve met Buddy too. Friendly pup.)
How It Works
The way The Farmer’s Dog works is you go to their site, you fill out a profile for your dog, and they take different things into consideration. Age, weight, all sorts of factors — completely personalized.
Their custom technology will calculate a meal plan specifically for your dog’s needs.
And they deliver by subscription straight to your door. It’s cooked within days before shipping it, frozen only for transportation reasons.
Here is my quick video showing what’s in the box, and what my canine reviewer thought about this dog food. Watch this:
Did you watch it? As you can see, my canine taste-tester’s review of The Farmer’s Dog was an absolute success. Listen to that smacking at the end of the video, haha!
More Reasons to Love It
- The food is prepared in a USDA-regulated kitchen. In fact, it’s the only dog food made there at the facility — everything else is human food, which is virtually unheard of.
- Plus, they use human-grade ingredients, which means less processing, natural nutrients and higher safety standards. (Safe? Yes, please — I do like my pet food to be safe.)
- The recipes are formulated by some of the top veterinary nutritionists in the United States. That puts me at ease because I know all the recipes are completely balanced.
- Also, the kitchen team cooks everything at very low temperatures. Only enough to kill the bacteria, and then they move the food to refrigerators just to bring it down to a temperature where they can pack it and ship it out. And this happens pretty quickly.
How to Add Years to Your Dog’s Life
I know what you’re thinking. “Dave, you’ve convinced me that The Farmer’s Dog is a decent pet food, but come on, is it really as great as you say it is? Why should I think about switching?”
And here’s my reply: How’d you like to add months, even years, to your dog’s life?
I’m not exaggerating.
According to Dogs Naturally magazine, a years-long study of 522 dogs by Lippert and Sapy (2003) statistically demonstrated something astonishing. Their data showed that dogs who were fed high-quality, freshly made, real food had an average life expectancy of 13.1 years versus just 10.4 years for dogs fed commercial processed pet food.
Now, do me a favor and read that last sentence one more time. This is important.
Yes — the dogs lived nearly 3 years longer!
The researchers (who were both veterinarians) said, “This great difference shows that food is a major and determinant factor for the dogs’ life expectancy.”
They concluded: Providing dogs fresh, nutritious food — food that hasn’t been over-processed, loaded up with chemical additives, sprayed down with awful preservatives or hammered by high heat — “is a guarantee for better protection, well-being and longer life expectancy.”
That’s powerful, isn’t it?
Now, imagine getting benefits like THAT with all the convenience of timely home deliveries from The Farmer’s Dog. They’ve done all the work for you — all you have to do is open the fridge, pop open the pouch and spoon some food into your dog’s bowl. If you want, you can warm it up in the microwave first. And then ... watch your spoiled pup gobble it up like nobody’s business. Finally, real food.
That feeling? It’s like your dog is getting a giant hug from you with every delicious, savory bite of every meal.
And for you?
No grocery store trips, no raw meat to handle, no hours spent cooking for your dog, and (my personal favorite) no dirty pots and pans to scrub clean.
Yay. I could get used to this.
More Reviews of The Farmer’s Dog
I love seeing wonderful comments like these:
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of The Farmer’s Dog reviews.
Says co-founder Brett: “We created The Farmer’s Dog for pet owners to trust we’ll do what we say we do and give peace of mind when feeding their dogs.”
Think about it:
- No harmful fillers.
- No artificial flavors.
- No nasty preservatives — ever.
You’ve read this far. So, what do you think? Doesn’t your dog deserve fresh meals like the kind of nutritious food that you yourself eat?
If you’re looking for an honest, simple, wholesome dog food that’s just like homemade but without all the fuss, go ahead and give it a try today. The Farmer’s Dog pricing starts at about $3 per day for a smaller dog (amazing considering the high quality).
The Farmer’s Dog – 50% Off Trial
For a limited time, you can get an incredible 50% off your first order.
Just use the exclusive link below — there’s no promo code required. Which is great, because I hate having to deal with promo codes.
Don’t delay! Your pet’s health and well-being is so important. Go claim your discount now before this special deal expires, and you’ll be on your way to giving your dog a happier, healthier life.
P.S. Every dog is different, and The Farmer’s Dog may not be right for you. If your dog doesn’t absolutely LOVE it, just toss it, send it back or donate it to a local shelter. The Farmer’s Dog can either send you a different recipe or give you a full refund. No nonsense.
You have nothing to lose — so do your pet a favor and go claim your 50% off trial now before time runs out.
Disclosure: Petful was provided free samples for the purposes of this review of The Farmer’s Dog, which contains affiliate links. This means we may receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click a link and purchase something. This helps us fulfill our mission to help as many animals as possible. (So far we’ve donated nearly $20,000 to deserving animal shelters and rescues all over the United States.)