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Pet Plate Review + Discounted Trial Coupon!

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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

COUPON – Get your trial discount with this link + use coupon MYSUBSCRIPTION15 to save an additional 15%!

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?

It’s Buckles!

He’s been waiting years to review a box like this!

He’s intrigued!

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!

What do you think of Pet Plate?

Use this link and coupon code MYSUBSCRIPTION15 to save an additional 15% off your trial offer!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

20 Comments

  1. Liz,
    We received our Pet Plate box Thursday and my dog loved it. We’ve been feeding USDA pet food for about a year now and I’ve found changing up the brand/recipes keeps her interested. Thanks for the great review and deal.

  2. OMG what a cute review! Buckles is ADORABLE!! My pup 7 lbs Maltese West Highland Terrier mix gets feed AvoDerm Natural Grain small breed dry dog food. He is not a picky eater. I am wondering if I should try the trail box.

  3. Feeding a dog only wet food, with no raw bones for dental health, is a HORRIBLE idea. Unless you want to spend $$$ to eventually have all of your dog’s teeth removed.

    • My dog had mouth cancer so she can only eat wet foid

  4. I gave some to my friend’s dog who is a very picky eater in addition to having no teeth left (she’s 17). She absolutely loves it! My boy, who has major digestion issues, had no problems with it and in fact has perfect poop now.

  5. It kindof looks like Fresh Pet, the fresh food that is actually human edible that they sell at Whole Foods. I like the concept though. I would like to feed my dog a nice variety of fresh human grade food. It is also healthier on the kidneys than kibble.

  6. Buckles’ enthusiasm is adorable!
    The nutritional values of this food is very different from kibble, which is a concentrated food. If you are going to switch Buckles over to this, do some comparisons to make sure he is getting what he needs. You are likely going to have to feed a much larger volume of food to get the same nutrition.
    The website does not provide their pricing, just the option to start a trial. I find that suspicious and I suspect the cost would be astronomical for a large dog.

  7. Is there anything equivalent to this for cats? I’m a cat mom and I want my babies to eat as healthy as I can afford!

    • SnappyTom and Pet Pantry and Milk Pet foods all carry cat food too that is delivered to your door. The majority have a trial offer for new customers so you can try them out without commiting a lot of money.

      There are also fresh pet foods sold in grocery stores that range in price and variety of flavors.

  8. The napkin around his neck…swoon!

  9. This is the cutest review ever! #msaAwesome

    • Aw thanks! We had fun taking pictures 🙂

      • Liz where did you get that adorable bandana Buckes is wearing?

        He is so adorable.

  10. I wish you’d review The Farmer’s Dog it’s also USDA people food and customized for your dog.

    • @Liz I meant to add Farmers Dog uses cornstarch noodle like things for insulation and you can just run warm water over them and dissolve them. I’ve been very pleased with their packaging and would love to see ore food subs follow suit to cut down their footprint.

      • Ooo thanks for letting me know. I’ll check it out!

        • Try Ollie too! they give out free poop bags every shipment. Cause they believe that everything that comes in must come out! its so cute!

  11. This was the best Buckles review! So adorable love swing the play by play of Buckles ❤
    Better/healthier food can be spend for sure – but totally worth going as healthy as budget allows!
    Personally, we give our dog a rotating dry kibble and homemade (we used to do freeze dried like Honest Kitchen but DIY’d our own)
    On the supplement front, we give hers as treats – meat flavored generally or fish oils she begs for haha
    Its also fun to see what new healthy thing for dogs is out there!

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