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Nom Nom Vs The Farmer’s Dog

Nutrition Resources March 17, 2020
Nom Nom VS The Farmer`s Dog
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Nom Nom Vs The Farmer’s Dog

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Nom Nom VS The Farmer`s Dog

I recently made the change to giving my dog fresh dog food and because he gets bored easily, I am always trying different brands.

In this  article we compared Nom Nom to The Farmer’s Dog and highlighted the key differences between these two dog food brands. Hopefully this information will help you pick the fresh dog food delivery service that is best for you and your dog’s needs.

To properly compare Nom Nom and The Farmer’s Dog Food, we have evaluated both brands on up-to-date nutrition, recall history, product variety, price information and other key factors.

How We Tested

  • We purchased service from both Nom Nom and The Farmer’s dog food services mentioned in this article
  • We spent several weeks testing each dog food service and their recipes
  • We did not receive these products in exchange for a favorable review
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Price per Pound$3$4
Recall History (Yes/No)NoNo
LocationCaliforniaNew York
Shipping time1 week2 weeks
# of Delivery Plans31
Eco-Friendly Packaging (Yes/No)YesYes
Discount Available (Yes/No)50% Off First Box50% Off First Box
Online Support (Yes/No)YesYes
Refund policy (Yes/No and # of days/weeks)Yes, 30 daysYes or Exchange
# Of Recipes43
Avg. Protein Content9.1%10.3%
Avg. fat content5.4%6.6%
Avg. Fiber content1%1.4%
Avg. Moisture content73.5%70%
Our Overall Score94%89%

Crude Protein Comparison For Dog Food

Protein plays a key role in your dog’s diet and helps with immune function, oxygen transport and maintaining strong muscle tissue. Without the right amount of protein, dogs can develop a wide-range of serious health issues.

Nom Nom recipes contain an avg. of 9.1% protein while The Farmer’s Dog recipes contains an average of 10.3%. This difference in protein content is a notable difference between Nom Nom and The Farmers Dog.

Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Dietary fats play a wide range of roles when it comes to your dog’s development and overall body function. Fat provided in your dogs food helps maintain healthy skin and a shiny, healthy coat. Too much fat can cause your dog to suffer from obesity and pancreatitis along with other complications.

Nom Nom recipes contain an avg. of 5.4% protein while The Farmers Dog recipes contains and avg. of  6.6%. This difference in crude fat content is a notable difference between Nom Nom and The Farmer’s Dog.

Also Read: The Best Fresh Dog Food Delivery Services

Now that we’ve reviewed dietary factors, let’s have a closer look at each dog food brand.

Nom Nom
Nom Nom
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Overall Score
Pros
  • Very easy to order
  • Smells and looks like real food
  • Pre-portioned servings
  • Veterinary nutritionist ensures meals are nutritionally balanced
Cons
  • It is on the pricey side
  • Must be refrigerated
  • Packets can be difficult to open
Pros
  • Very easy to order
  • Smells and looks like real food
  • Pre-portioned servings
  • Veterinary nutritionist ensures meals are nutritionally balanced
Cons
  • It is on the pricey side
  • Must be refrigerated
  • Packets can be difficult to open
Ingredients
Pricing
Customization
Quality
Customer Reviews
Recall History
Recipe variety

Overview

Location: Facilities in San Francisco, California and Nashville, Tennessee

Available Recipes:

  • Chicken Chow
  • Beef Mash
  • Turkey Fare
  • Pork Potluck

Nom Nom’s meals are made with restaurant-quality ingredients, no artificial preservatives or fillers and portions are optimized to provide your dog with the ideal balance for his age, weight, activity level, breed, as well as any known health issues.

Read Our Full Review

The recipes were developed by the company’s Chief Nutrition Officer, board-certified veterinary nutritionist. The unprocessed meals are made in small batches and with whole foods, to retain more nutrients and exceeds AAFCO standards for dog food formulation for all life stages.

Nom Nom asks you to create a profile for your dog and provide their current weight, target weight, birthday and your recipe preference. You can choose one of four recipe flavors or mix them up and even change them with every order.

Cost

The cost ultimately depends on the current size of your dog and desired size, which is determine in the profile. Basically for every pound of pup you enter, the price will go up.

Here is an estimate based on weight:

  • 15 pounds – $32- $39 weekly or $4 -$5 a day
  • 55 pounds – $47-$66 weekly or $6 -$9 a day
  • 95 pounds – $63 -$92 weekly or $9-$13 a day

Delivery Options

You can choose from convenient deliveries every week, every 2 weeks, or every 4 weeks. The weekly deliveries come with a shipment of 14 meal packs (two meals per day), bi-weekly deliveries come with 28 meals, and monthly deliveries come with 56 meals.

Managing your account is easy and you are able to pause or skip, up to your next 4 deliveries in your account.

When your Nom Nom delivery arrives you will find all meal packages neatly organized with rubber bands inside of the box and chilled with dry ice. Your first order will contain a bonus like jerky treats and a booklet on transitioning your dogs food.

If you need to cancel your subscription you will need to contact customer service via email or by phone. You are also able to request extra meals for travel or even have meals delivered to a different address. Nom Nom does offer a sample box, which allows potential customers to receive four meals choices for only $15 per pack.

The Farmer’s Dog
The Farmers Dog
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Overall Score
Pros
  • Meals are pre-portioned
  • Food is tested on humans
  • You can mix and match all recipes
  • Flexible subscription options
Cons
  • Price on the high side as compared to other fresh dog foods
  • Only 3 flavors to choose from
  • Packaging is not easy to open
Pros
  • Meals are pre-portioned
  • Food is tested on humans
  • You can mix and match all recipes
  • Flexible subscription options
Cons
  • Price on the high side as compared to other fresh dog foods
  • Only 3 flavors to choose from
  • Packaging is not easy to open
Ingredients
Pricing
Customization
Quality
Customer Reviews
Recall History
Recipe variety

Overview

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Available Recipes:

  • The Farmer’s Dog Beef Recipe
  • The Farmer’s Dog Turkey Recipe
  • The Farmer’s Dog Pork Recipe

The Farmer’s Dog launched in 2015 when the co-founder was determined to solve his dog Jada’s stomach issues. This led to a vet recommended home cooked diet which led to starting the Farmers Dog.

Read our full review

All of The Farmer’s Dog meals are made fresh in USDA certified kitchens and comply with AAFCO standards. Meals are formulated by board-certified veterinary nutritionists to include proteins like turkey, beef, and pork, vegetables like carrots, kale, cauliflower, and other starches and grains. These items are cooked at low temperatures to ensure they do not lose their nutritional values.

The system they developed is unique in that it optimizes the amount of food sent depending on the cost to ship and your dog’s needs. This way the cost to deliver is far less than what they would be paying a retailer, meaning they can invest those savings back into their product.

Cost

The Farmers Dog meal plans start at $18 per week and are customized based on each dog’s age, breed, size, activity level, and health needs. Before delivery, the food is divided into individual servings based on each dog’s caloric needs, since the recommended portions on many commercial pet food packages are often too big.

Here is an estimate of what you may pay based on your dogs size:

  • 15 pounds – $28 – $32 weekly or $4 – $4.60 a day
  • 55 pounds – $60 – $65 weekly or $8.50 – $9.25 a day
  • 95 pounds – $89 – $109 weekly or $12.70 – $15.50 a day

Delivery Options

In just a few steps, you can get started with a 14-day meal plan that has been specifically designed for your dog by answering a few basic questions.

The Farmers Dog website will ask for your dog’s age, breed, size, activity level, and health issues ( if any) and then they will recommend the right plan. You can choose to give your dog 3 flavor choices or less and you are able to choose between chicken, beef and turkey flavors.

The meal plan you select will arrive in frozen in pre-portioned plastic sacks. The box is packed with dry ice and in a biodegradable insulated liner to keep the food very cold. You will receive an instruction booklet that will explain how much food to put in your freezer and how much to store in the refrigerator.

The Farmer’s Dog will send your next order out when you have between 2 and 9 days left on your current food. You can always pause or skip an order if you will be away. They guarantee your dog will like the food and offer to send a different recipe or refund your money otherwise.

The Bottom Line

After weighing the pros and cons of both dog food brands we could only choose one, but want to give credit to both companies for creating high quality dog food. It was a tough decision because both Nom Nom and The Farmer’s Dog both make fresh, human grade dog food and my dog seemed to enjoy both.

Our top pick for fresh dog food service in this article, goes to Nom Nom. This decision was based on the fact they offer more recipe selections, pricing is a bit more reasonable, delivery time is faster and they offer extra items like dog treats.

David

David was a dog trainer for 7 years before joining the Pupjunkies.com team. he still does it part-time. When he's not working he loves going to the park with his two Jack Russell Terrier's Joe and Bells.
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