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Nom Nom Fresh Pet Food for Cats and Dogs: What You Need to Know

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By Tim Falk

Published: 01/12/2021, edited: 08/27/2021

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Published: 01/12/2021 | Updated: 8/27/2021

Nom Nom is a pet food manufacturer that provides fresh, ready-to-eat meals for dogs and cats. Its recipes are formulated by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and delivered to your door based on your pup’s feeding schedule.

Deciding on the right nutrition for your dog or cat is far from easy. To help you decide whether Nom Nom for dogs is right for your pet, we’ve put together this comprehensive review.


Overview

Founded in 2014, Nom Nom specializes in fresh pet food. It manufactures and delivers food for dogs and cats. All of Nom Nom’s recipes feature whole foods that are fit for human consumption.

Nom Nom recipes are created by Dr. Justin Shmalberg, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist. Each meal in the company’s range is formulated in line with the Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) Food Nutrient Profiles and produced in the company’s facilities in Nashville, Tennessee and the San Francisco Bay Area.

If you’d like your pup to try Nom Nom for dogs, here’s how it works. Once you provide details about your dog’s age, weight, and nutritional requirements, the Nom Nom team calculates your pet's specific caloric needs. Those fresh meals are then shipped to your door, provided you live in the 48 contiguous states, based on a predetermined feeding schedule for your fur-baby.

In addition to its range of fresh pet food, Nom Nom also offers:

  • Pet treats. Nom Nom offers beef jerky and chicken jerky treats, suitable for both dogs and cats, in 2 oz and 4 oz bags.

  • Supplements. Nom Nom’s range of probiotics includes full-spectrum and GI-targeted probiotics for dogs, and full-spectrum probiotics for cats. Designed to promote good gut health, these probiotics are sold in containers with a 30-day supply.

  • Gut health kits. Finally, Nom Nom also sells a microbiome testing kit for pet parents who want to assess their dog or cat’s overall gut health. Once you collect a sample at home and mail it to the provided address, you’ll receive your pet’s results in 3 to 6 weeks.


Cost

The price of Nom Nom for dogs will vary depending on your pup's age, weight, and activity level. You may also be able to access discounts if you buy food for multiple pets or if you order less frequent deliveries.

For a quote tailored to your pup’s dietary needs, you can fill out a form on the Nom Nom website. You'll need to provide your contact details, a shipping address, and information about your dog's age, breed, and nutritional needs.


Ages

Nom Nom calculates your dog’s daily calorie requirements based on factors such as their age, gender, breed, weight, and more. It offers fresh food for puppies, adults, and senior dogs.


Breeds

Nom Nom is suitable for all breeds.


Ingredients

The ingredients of Nom Nom Fresh Pet Food vary depending on the recipe. Here's a breakdown of the ingredients in each one. To see the full ingredients list for each blend, head over to the Nom Nom website.


Nom Nom Dog Food

Beef Mash

The first 5 ingredients in Nom Nom Dog Food are ground beef, russet potatoes, eggs, carrots, and peas. This blend is fortified with vitamins and minerals, including:

Chicken Chow

Diced chicken, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, spinach, and sunflower oil are the first 5 ingredients in Nom Nom's Chicken Chow recipe. Like Nom Nom's other dog foods, this blend is fortified with nutritious vitamins and minerals.

Pork Potluck

The first 5 ingredients of the Pork Potluck blend include ground pork, russet potatoes, green beans, yellow squash, and kale. These last 2 ingredients are terrific sources of antioxidants for dogs.

Turkey Fare

Ground turkey, brown rice, eggs, carrots, and spinach make up the first 5 ingredients of Nom Nom's Turkey Fare blend. Carrots are high in vitamin A, which is essential for healthy cells and good eyesight.


Nom Nom Cat Food

Chicken Cuisine

This formula is the only cat food made by Nom Nom. The first 5 ingredients are chicken, chicken liver, carrots, spinach, and dicalcium phosphate. To see the full list of ingredients, check out Nom Nom's website.


Ratings

At the time of writing, Nom Nom has earned an average rating of 3.7/5 from over 65 consumer ratings on ConsumerAffairs. Customers were generally impressed with the freshness of the food, happy that it exceeded AAFCO standards, and praised the simplicity of having pre-portioned meals delivered to their home. However, some reviewers did complain that Nom Nom food could be a little expensive.


FAQs

How does Nom Nom determine how much food my dog needs to eat?

Nom Nom uses an algorithm to calculate your pet’s approximate metabolism and caloric needs, and meals are then pre-portioned based on your dog’s dietary requirements.

Does Nom Nom offer prescription diets for dogs or cats?

No. Nom Nom does not currently offer any prescription diets to suit special medical needs.

How often is Nom Nom food delivered?

You can choose whether you want to have Nom Nom for dogs delivered weekly, every 2 weeks, or every 4 weeks.

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