Pet Plate Review + Discounted Trial Coupon!
Pet Plate is a meal subscription box for dogs! The food is designed by a vet nutritionist and cooked by chefs using only USDA meat and farm-fresh produce. All meals include a proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals to ensures your dog gets a complete and balanced diet.
You might have seen them on Shark Tank – that’s where I first heard about this company!
The dog food arrives frozen and is shipped with insulation. (Everything is recyclable.)
There’s a helpful info card on top, too:
As I mentioned above, the food arrives frozen, and they include instructions for what to keep in the freezer, and what to keep in the fridge:
The food has a 1-week shelf life in the fridge, so keep most of it in the freezer. You can feed the fridge food to your dog as is or pop it in the microwave to warm it up.
There are also instructions on how to introduce the new food to your dog without upsetting their tummy. We started off with a quarter of PetPlate food and three-quarters of our dry food from Trader Joes.
And there’s also some info on the quality of the ingredients they use (real food!) and the benefits:
Now the question is, will our dog Buckles love the new food?
The Subscription Box: Pet Plate
The Cost: Prices vary depending on your dog’s size. The box we’re reviewing cost $21.25 with the coupon deal. Our standard box (42 meals vs the trial 28) would be $89.95
The Products: Beef, Turkey, or a half of each meal. Your choice!
When you sign up, you’ll tell them your dog’s name, age, and weight, and they’ll customize a meal plan for you. We received 14 containers (28 meals) in our first trial box.
For our plan, we decided to try both the turkey and the beef options. First up, the Oven Roasted Turkey:
How cute is that logo?
This container is the equivalent of 2 meals for our 15-pound Cairn Terrier.
Here are the ingredients:
Turkey, sweet potatoes, potatoes, turkey liver, apples, carrots, green peas, pumpkin, sardine fish oil, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, salt, vitamin D3, vitamin E, zinc, manganese, iodine, thiamin, magnesium, selenium, iron
Not the most appetizing thing to this human, but we’ll see what our taste tester has to say…
Both of their meals are made with 100% natural, human-quality food, and they are gluten-free, too.
Here are the ingredients for the Farmhouse Beef version:
Beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, beef liver, green peas, carrots, apples, pumpkin, safflower oil, calcium carbonate, sardine fish oil, dicalcium phosphate, salt, vitamin D3, vitamin E, zinc, manganese, iodine, thiamin, magnesium, selenium
Are you ready to meet our official taste tester?
He’s been waiting years to review a box like this!
Now he’s fully invested!
And now he’s demanding the food be placed on the ground!
Spoiler alert – he LOVES it!
You know how there are dogs that will eat their food within 2 minutes of it hitting the bowl, and then there are other dogs that will graze on it throughout the day? Up until Pet Plate, Buckles fell into the grazing category. Not anymore!
In fact, I don’t think we could ever switch back to our dry dog food – he would probably bark at his food bowl until it was filled with Pet Plate again!
Verdict: I loved the healthy-food idea of this subscription, but I wasn’t sure how our picky eater Buckles would feel about it. (We’ve bought him things in the past that were good for him (like hip-and-joint supplement treats), and he’s refused to eat them.)
But that is not the case with Pet Plate – I think it’s safe to say this is his favorite meal ever. I think we’re going to be subscribers for life now!
The trial box cost per meal is about $.75, and the regular cost after the trial period will be about $2.14. That’s pricier than what we’re currently paying for dog food, but I’d pay anything I could afford if it was healthier for him – if he’d eat it!
Plus, there’s the convenience of having this delivered to your door for free on schedule. No forgetting to buy dog food and only realizing when you’re out!
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