The Farmer's Dog Reviews
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My dog hates it
Best dog food ever!
Comparison: The Farmer's Dog, My Ollie, Pet Plate dog foods
All of these specialty dog foods have the following in common. They are expensive. Each order is near or over $100. They must be ordered on their websites. They are delivered to your door by UPS or Fed Ex. They arrive frozen. Or they should at least arrive cold. If they are not cold to the touch, notify them and they’ll replace the order. They’re packed in dry or ordinary ice but not much of it, so it’ll be water by the time you get it. All of them are working on shipping packaging so it might be better by now. Takes up to four days to get to you. They say you can refreeze if they are defrosted. They take up a LOT of freezer space because you get a 2-4 week supply. You must sign up for varying schedules of automatic delivery. Any changes to your delivery schedule must be made on their website. You can suspend delivery for up to 6 weeks for My Ollie. You can halve the order for one of them, can’t remember which. You can cancel them on their websites. They all meet minimum requirements nutritionally.
The Farmer's Dog food comes in a flat plastic pouch. Lots of them. It’s a real pain squeezing it out of the pouch in the proper amount because, depending on your dogs size you will use only part of it. And the servings aren’t marked on the pouches. You'll have it on your hands by the time you’re done. The food looks like wet dog food but smells better.
My Ollie comes in a flat plastic container. Lots of them. They send you a lid for the containers which is reusable and a scoop for measuring. The food looks grainy in texture, which is a bit weird, and smells like real food. It’s real easy to measure and serve.
Pet Plate used to come in smaller containers than the others which was convenient if you have a small to medium size dog. Now they ship in much larger containers which take forever to defrost, but unlike the others above, Pet Plate suggests defrosting in the microwave if necessary. The food looks like chunks of veggies and meat mush. The amount of carrots in this food varies from a few pieces to a lot of pieces. The chicken variety is mushy. The lamb variety has a surcharge. They have beef, too.
My dog loved all of them but he’ll eat anything he can fit down his throat.
I have been using their food for more than a year for my 5 dogs. Three cocker spaniels and a poodle and schnauzer. It has been the best food. The dogs are never stuffed. They have lost their fat and I noticed with my cockers that their eyes are clearer and they are much happier. I’m more than satisfied. My two dogs are over 14 and act like puppies. I’m loyal to their product and very satisfied with the out come. I love it!