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Complete & Balanced, Exceeding AAFCO Standards

Our human-grade food complies with AAFCO nutrient profiles and has been proven complete and balanced by a feeding trial that surpassed AAFCO guidelines.

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Developed by Veterinary Nutritionists

All our recipes are formulated by board-certified vet nutritionists based on decades of research and veterinary hospital practices.

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Unprecedented Safety Standards

Made and tested in a USDA-compliant facility alongside food made for humans with quality control standards never before seen in the pet food industry.

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Portion Control for Easy Weight Management

Pre-portioned packs customized to meet each dog’s caloric needs make it easy to maintain a pet’s ideal body condition.

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Made, simply, for the health of dogs

We started making fresh food when we realized that pet food makers were promising ever greater benefits, “superfood” ingredients, “ancestral” recipes, and help for health issues, but delivering the same, highly processed product. At the same time, we found that most homemade diets are unbalanced, and unsafe for long-term consumption. So we partnered with veterinary nutritionists to make pet food that’s complete and balanced, but delivers its powerful nutrients in the form of fresh, whole food. And it’s more convenient than the old options—pre-portioned and delivered right to customers’ doors.

Backed by Science

Rigorous feeding trial proves bioavailability 

Our feeding trial, conducted to standards that exceed AAFCO guidelines, measured 49 blood values (vs the standard four). Results showed that our food is complete and balanced, bioavailable, and that dogs thrive long-term while eating it. Read more here.

Fresh food has better digestibility and reduces blood lipids

Recent research has shown that fresh, lightly cooked food has greater nutrient digestibility and results in reduced blood triglyceride concentrations compared to extruded diets (aka kibble). Read more here.

Fresh vegetables are associated with reduced cancer risk

Research shows that feeding dogs fresh vegetables like the ones in our food can reduce the risk of some kinds of cancer. Read more here.

High heat processing (hello, kibble) found to produce carcinogens

Ultra-processed food is made at temperatures that have been shown by research to reduce protein quality, decrease palatability, destroy heat-sensitive vitamins, and produce compounds known to be carcinogenic. Read more here.

Many commercial pet foods are mislabeled

A 2014 study shows that almost 40% of pet food products contained meat not listed on the label. Our food is made to human-food standards; that means we know, and customers can see, exactly what we’re putting into dogs’ bowls. Read more here.

Veterinarian Testimonials

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Dr. Deepti Johar

“Choosing what food to feed your dog is a decision that should not be taken lightly, and choosing one that’s high-quality and fresh is one of the healthiest daily decisions you can make for them.”

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Dr. Deepti Johar

“Choosing what food to feed your dog is a decision that should not be taken lightly, and choosing one that’s high-quality and fresh is one of the healthiest daily decisions you can make for them.”

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Dr. Alex Schechter

“No animal’s digestive system is designed to eat highly-processed food every meal of their lives. The Farmer’s Dog makes it easy to feed your pet something better.”

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Dr. Jonathan Block

“Obesity in dogs is an immense and worsening problem. Feeding a truly healthy, pre-portioned food can add years to your dog’s life and save you thousands of dollars.”

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Verified Complete and balanced

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Developed by board-certified vet nutritionists

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Proven complete and balanced by feeding trial

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Blood values measured in feeding trial

49

4 as required by AAFCO

Meets USDA/FDA safety and quality standards for edible food

USDA-inspected facilities

Preservative-free

Free of rendered animal products

Processed at lower heat to retain nutrients

Free of 4D meats

A Solution for…

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Weight Management

Getting portions right is critical to maintaining a dog’s ideal weight and body condition. We work with our vet nutritionists to determine the optimal calorie needs based on breed, age, activity level, and other factors.

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GI Problems

We started making our food to heal a dog with chronic stomach problems. She got better, and countless customers have reported that feeding fresh food resolved life-long vomiting issues and other and other gastrointestinal problems.

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Picky Eating

Too many dog owners struggle to get their pets to eat at regular times, or in some cases, at all. Even for those who have “tried everything” feeding food that’s naturally full of flavor and moisture has made their pets excited to eat again.

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Allergies

Determining exactly what a dog is eating is key to addressing allergies. Human-grade standards mean knowing exactly what’s in the bowl. And many dog owners find their pet’s allergies improve with a minimally processed, simple, limited-ingredient diet.

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About Our Recipes

All of our recipes are formulated by board-certified veterinary nutritionists to be complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards. Each is a blend of human grade meat and vegetables, and we have a variety of options with different ingredients and macronutrient profiles to suit dogs with diverse needs. We’d love to tell you more. Get in touch