When Cora, my German Shepherd, hit the big 1-0, I became a canine nutritionist meets helicopter mom. A decade in dog years is like hitting the jackpot for German Shepherds. So, I've been on a mission to ensure Cora's diet is as curated as a five-star tasting menu. Because hey, a dog mom can dream of her fur baby living to see another decade, right?
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Subscription Box: The Pets Table
What’s Included: 2-week supply of meals
Price: Starts at $35.56 per week
ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Enjoy 50% off your first box!
Cora knew this box was hers faster than you can say "fetch." She practically did the cha-cha at the front door, sniffing the elegantly designed box like a treasure chest. The branding? A visual feast. The contents? A literal feast.
The Introduction Quiz
Upon signing up, you'll craft a pup profile— detailing age, breed, and whether your dog is more of a couch potato or a marathon runner. This helps The Pet Table customize portion sizes and meal plans, making meeting your dog's dietary needs a breeze.
The Welcome Card
Introducing new food to Cora usually involves a consultation with our vet, so the welcome card was a godsend. It's like a roadmap to gastronomic happiness for your dog, complete with cooking methods and a handy FAQ. And let's not forget their 30-day "Happy Pup Guarantee." Talk about peace of mind!
The Instructions + Ingredient Lists
The welcome guide also came with a cheat sheet on transitioning Cora's diet—a lifesaver given my past culinary misadventures with her. The ingredient list was a breath of fresh air: human-grade, recognizable, and pronounceable. It even broke down the macros, so I know Cora's getting her dietary ABCs.
The meals arrived in packaging so smart, it could do tricks. Portion lines on the fresh meals? Genius. An adorable measuring cup for the air-dried food? Pawsitively thoughtful.
We opted for their crowd-pleaser, The Mixed Plan, featuring fresh and air-dried meals. I’ll do my best to explain the foods from Cora’s perspective. 😉
Fresh Chicken Casserole with Green Beans
Chicken. YUM. Chicken liver. YUM. Sweet potatoes. YUM. 🐶 Cora inhaled this like she was in a hot dog eating contest. She even snubbed her old food, opting only for this gourmet delight.
Fresh Beef Stew with Carrots
This dish had Cora sprinting to her bowl like it was the finish line. The beefy aroma alone had her drooling. This recipe has beef, chickpeas, broccoli, spinach, and salmon oil.
Air-Dried Beef & Berries
This was our first foray into the world of "gently air-dried" dog food, and let's just say Cora's a convert. The aroma was so inviting I was almost tempted to try it myself. I incorporated it first by itself to see if she would like it. When I mix this and the fresh meals, she goes nuts. I’ve never seen her so eager to eat.
My Final Thoughts
I waited until the end of week 2 to write this review because I wanted to see a real effect on my pup. She's more enthusiastic about mealtime than ever and even scored rave reviews at her latest vet visit. As a mom to a senior fur baby, finding a hassle-free way to keep her healthy is like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
So, is The Pet Table worth it? Let's just say Cora gave it two paws up, and I couldn't agree more! 🐾