Is The Farmer’s Dog worth it?

The Farmer's Dog Review
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The Farmer’s Dog is a premium subscription-based company that delivers fresh dog food to your door. They offer meals that are vet-formulated with human-grade ingredients that are actually good for your furry friend.

The food is slightly cooked and then frozen to keep all the nutrients and flavor intact. They pre-portioned the meals based on your pup’s nutritional needs, so you don’t have to worry about portion control.

What We Loved

  • Quality of ingredients.
  • Customized meal plans.
  • Portion control is solved for you.
  • Tasty recipes. 

What Could Be Better

  • They could include other recipes in the future.

Keep reading to get our full review.

Where to buy The Farmer’s Dog food

You can buy The Farmer’s Dog food on their website.

Signing up for a plan is so easy and quick. You can log into your account on their website, and answer a few questions about your dog’s profile. After that, you just follow the steps to checkout.

Pick your personalized meal plan

These are the questions they ask to get a personalized meal plan for your pup:

  • Age
  • Breed
  • Weight and body condition
  • Activity levels
  • Food preferences
  • Health conditions

I saved some of the screens ⬇️


Shipping is free to the 48 contiguous states in the United States, and once you place your first order, everything is scheduled automatically. The first order is a trial box of 14-day meals and you get 50% off.

On their website, you can track the delivery, and make changes to the amount, delivery date, or even skip a week.


The meals are delivered in a recyclable cardboard box with dry ice to keep them frozen. They use biodegradable insulation to make it eco-friendly. The food must be stored in the freezer, and you just defrost the meal for the day.


You can make changes to your subscription, pause, or cancel it at any time. On their website, you can view all the details about your plan, order history, and shipping. You also make any changes here, such as adjusting the shipping date or meal quantity.

Customer service

Customer service is available via email or phone:

What is the average cost of The Farmer’s Dog food?

The Farmer’s Dog is on the higher end of the price spectrum when it comes to dog food. The prices range from $2 to $12 a day, and delivery options mostly range from 1 week to 3 months of food.

Shipping is free.

For my 20 lbs. dog, Mickey, the cost was estimated at $28 per week or $4 per day.

Farmer’s dog recipes

They have four recipes. All of these are made with human-grade ingredients, meaning the food is made to the same safety and quality standards that apply to human food, according to FDA and USDA regulations.

These recipes are formulated to provide a balanced and nutritious meal for dogs, and each one is customized to meet the specific needs of your furry friend.

Turkey Meal

This recipe includes turkey as the main protein source, chickpeas for fiber, carrots for vitamins, and fish oil for omega-3 fatty acids.

Beef Meal

This recipe has beef as the primary protein, along with lentils for fiber, carrots for vitamins, and fish oil for omega-3 fatty acids.

Pork Meal

The pork meal recipe includes pork as the main protein source, along with sweet potatoes for fiber, green beans for vitamins, and fish oil for omega-3 fatty acids.

Chicken Meal

This recipe contains chicken as the primary protein, along with lentils for fiber, broccoli for vitamins, and fish oil for omega-3 fatty acids.

Can I mix Farmer’s dog with kibble?

Yes, you can. Especially, if you are changing diets from kibble to fresh food, it is important to do it progressively to prevent upsetting their stomach.

Here is an example of transitioning from kibbles to a fresh diet:

Day 1:90% of existing kibble mixed with 10% of new food
Day 2:80% of existing kibble mixed with 20% of new food
Day 3:70% of existing kibble mixed with 30% of new food
Day 4:50% of existing kibble mixed with 50% of new food
Day 5:30% of existing kibble mixed with 70% of new food
Day 6:100% of new food

The farmer’s dog recall

The Farmer’s Dog has a clean recall history as of the date of my review (Oct 29th, 2023).

Does The Farmer’s Dog have negative reviews?

There are a few downsides that I found in the customer’s reviews, including their limited four recipes. So if your dog is very picky or gets bored easily of the same food, you might be out of luck.

The food takes up freezer space, which may be a bit inconvenient for people living in apartments with small fridges. However, this problem can be solved with some organization.

And the price ranges may not be suitable for pet parents on a budget.

What food is similar to The Farmer’s Dog?

Ollie and Nom Nom are other subscription models similar to Ther Farmer’s Dog. They also emphasize the use of fresh, human-grade ingredients and the involvement of board-certified nutritionists in formulating their recipes. However, there are some differences in their approach.

When it comes to pricing, Ollie’s food is slightly more expensive than The Farmer’s Dog, but they also offer baked kibble, which can make their food more affordable by combining fresh food and kibble. And if you’re looking for a slightly cheaper price, Nom Nom is a great alternative.

In terms of the recipes, these three brands offer chicken, beef, and turkey as core proteins, but they differ in the 4th flavor —The Farmer’s Dog and Nom Nom has a pork recipe, while Ollie offers a lamb recipe. These slight variations are excellent because give you alternatives.

And what about homemade food? This is also fresh food and cheaper, right? It will be actually cheaper. Potentially more work for you, but not a deal breaker. However, the trickiest part about feeding your dog with homemade food is to get the right portion control and the right balance of ingredients. Give your dog 1% more calories than they need and they will gain weight. Or if you don’t get the right balance of ingredients they will end up malnourished.

Read more: How to Make Homemade Food for Senior Dogs

Our Verdict

Is it really worth the hype?

In our opinion, it is. If you have the monetary resources and want to feed your dog with the best quality of food, we highly recommend this option. It is convenient because they get the right portion control. It is custom to your dog’s nutritional requirements. And they have tasty recipes that your dog will love.

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Katherine Ortega

Blogger and pet lover. I've been around dogs my whole life and have experience caring for all types, sizes and ages of pups. Senior dogs hold a special place in my heart 💗

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