It's amazing what real food can do
When you switch your dog’s food from kibble or canned to fresh, the effects can feel like magic.
But there’s no magic. It’s just the power of real, whole food, made for the health of dogs.
“An online pet food company that makes feeding real food to dogs really easy.”
“Researchers concluded that fresh diets do demonstrate a number of pet health benefits.”
“It is never deep frozen, and it never sits on a shelf. All you do is open the pack and pour.”
Meet a Fresh Approach to Pet Food
Food made for the love (and health) of dogs doesn’t look like a burnt brown ball. It looks like food! Ours is formulated by board-certified veterinary nutritionists to be complete and balanced, and made with human-grade ingredients that are gently steamed to help retain their maximum nutritional value. Choose from a variety of fresh, personally portioned recipes including chicken, beef, turkey and more!
Including fresh vegetables in a dog’s diet can provide health-boosting antioxidants. We use only whole, healthy vegetables — not past-their-prime scraps rendered into unidentifiable pellets.
Whole muscle and organ meat make up the majority of all of our recipes. Because our food is fresh, it can provide essential nutrients and hydration, while being high in protein, calorically dense, and more digestible than the highly processed “meal” powders and starchy fillers often used in kibble and canned food.
Fiber - Rich Foods
To ensure our fresh recipes are nutritionally complete and balanced, we add high-quality supplemental nutrients, like fish oil. It’s Human-Grade, filled with Omega-3s, and really tasty!
Using fresh, whole vegetables also provides fiber, a key component of a dog’s diet — it helps maintain digestive health and a healthy gut, helps to regulate blood sugar levels, and leaves your dog feeling full for longer.
Developed by Nutritionists, Praised by Vets
Dr. Deepti Johar
Dr. Jonathan Block
Dr. Alex Schecter
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Every Stat Tells A Story
Here’s what dog people are reporting after feeding fresh food:
Said their dog is no
longer a picky eater
(Ever see a dog clean
their own dishes?)
changes in their dogs
Reported higher-quality poops
Noted a healthier coat
(Smaller, firmer poops indicate
more nutrients being absorbed
from your dog’s food)
(Skin issues and coat issues are commonly caused by unlabeled ingredients in processed, dry food)
(Pretty good for an animal
that’s already near perfect)
How Your Plan Works
Build Your Plan
Try It Out
Fall In Love
Simply tell us a little bit about your dog, and we’ll create a personally portioned plan to meet their unique nutritional and caloric needs.
If you and your dog love it - we think you will! - you’re all set. You’ll start receiving full boxes of food automatically whenever you’re running low.
To start, you’ll get 50% off a trial box with two weeks of fresh food – perfect for your pup to get a taste.
Here's Why it's Life Changing
Never Run Out
We deliver our food to your door on your schedule, so you can skip the pet store runs. One less thing to think about.
Whether your dog’s a puppy or a senior, overweight or underweight, our personally portioned plans can help them be a healthier, happier version of themself.
Real Food Made Real Simple
Your trial box comes with easy to follow transition instructions and a personalized feeding guide – no more “how much do I scoop?” guessing games.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the recipes and ingredients?
The Farmer’s Dog creates a variety of human-grade recipes that are simple in nature using different proteins and vegetables to account for dietary restrictions. Our board-certified veterinary nutritionists carefully formulate each recipe to be 100% complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards, and we use all human-grade ingredients and processes to do so.
Every recipe has clean USDA proteins, mixed with simple whole foods, and balanced with vitamins and minerals. That’s it. We never use feed-grade ingredients, and we don’t process our ingredients to be shelf-stable, ensuring your dog is getting the highest quality, most natural nutrients available. All of our ingredients are human-grade and sourced from reputable food suppliers, local farms, and other human food purveyors that meet USDA standards.
You can find the specific ingredient lists for the meal plan we recommend on the “Your Plan” section of our meal plan questionnaire.
What does the Farmer's Dog cost?
Every dog is different, and your exact plan and price options will depend on your dog(s) and their food needs, factoring in age, weight, activity, recipe choice, and more. Plans start at about $2/day, and delivery options mostly range from 1 week to 3 months of food and include free shipping. Because we deliver the food right to your door, your dollars are going towards the highest quality ingredients, and not to the mark-ups of a big retail store.
To see your exact pricing options, simply fill out our our short questionnaire.
How do you determine my dogʼs portions?
We work closely with our vet nutritionists to figure out the optimal calorie needs for different combinations of breed, age, activity level, and sensitivities. Certain dogs can metabolize faster than others, so some plans may need further adjusting.
Is your food suitable for puppies?
Yes! We have recipe options suitable for every life stage, and we’ll recommend a plan that’s just right for your dog’s age – you can enter your dog’s exact age on our dog profile questionnaire.
Do I need to refrigerate the food?
Yes! Since our food is truly fresh and we donʼt use any preservatives, itʼs essential that you treat it like real food (because it is!). Keep the food at a safe temperature in a refrigerator or freezer. Your box will also include an easy guide on how to store and feed the food properly (it’s very simple!).
Do I need to cook the food?
No need, our food is pre-portioned and ready-to-serve! You can serve it directly from the fridge or add a touch of hot water if your dog prefers warm food.
How do shipments work? Do you ship nationwide?
We currently ship to the 48 contiguous states. With our meal plans, customers receive deliveries of freshly prepared food on a recurring and flexible basis. Plans are customized to fit your dog’s needs and come in convenient serving packs to make feeding easy. Your pup’s food arrives in refrigerated and environmentally friendly boxes that keep the food safe. We perfectly time deliveries to make sure you never run out of food and you will have the ability to adjust deliveries at any time online.
We're Here if You Need Us
We’re a team of real, passionate dog people, ready to answer all your canine questions and adjust your dog’s fresh food plan for every life phase. We’re friendly, so reach out any time!