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Pet Plate Review

Pet Plate

7.9

Quality

9.0/10

Customization

8.0/10

Special Needs

8.5/10

Price

6.0/10

What is Pet Plate?

Pet Plate, the New York based company founded in 2016, is trying to make the shopping, cooking and cleaning hassle of feeding a pet completely obsolete by offering ready-to-eat meals delivered straight to the pet-parent’s door.

How Does It Works?

Pet-parents need to complete a brief survey about their dog to allow Pet Plate to determine the perfect plan. They use information including a dog’s weight and age to help define the necessary portions. The pet-parent has the ability to select 1 of 4 different formulas – Chompin’ Chicken, Lip Lickin’ Lamb, Tail Waggin’ Turkey and Barkin’ Beef. However, unlike the other services, Pet Plate also allows the pet-parent to select more than 1 formula per delivery to give their dog a wider variety. This flexibility also extends to the portioning as the pet-parents could also order the full meal plan or a partial in order to mix with their kibble. 

Pet Plate’s recipes are designed by a veterinarian nutritionist. Their meals are produced in a USDA facility with all-natural human-grade ingredients where they test every batch for safety. Their wholesome gluten-free meals do not contain fillers or preservatives and are freshly cooked. They are then flash-frozen in order to lock in freshness for shipping. Pet Plate meals come in a come in individual resealable containers within a box kept cool by dry ice. The containers need to be kept frozen in a freezer and later moved to the refrigerator to thaw or to a microwave to defrost.

Pet Plate ships nationwide every 2-4 weeks, depending on the amount needed. Similar to the other services, Pet Plate is set up as auto-ship service, however, the pet-parent is able to pause or choose a new delivery date online, hassle-free. 

What Recipe Options Do They Offer?

Pet Plate offers 4 different formulas that correspond to its selection of proteins. These primary proteins include chicken, lamb, turkey, and beef, and are often mixed with grains, fruits and vegetables like brown rice, apples and butternut squash. 

Formula Name Primary Protein Calories / Ounce Ingredient List
Chompin’ Chicken Chicken 38 Kcal / oz. Ground chicken, sweet potatoes, chicken liver, broccoli, butternut squash, apples, natural flavor, safflower oil, dicalcium phosphate, salmon oil, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, parsley, vitamins and minerals (taurine, vitamin E, zinc oxide, ferrous fumarate, copper gluconate, sodium selenite, manganese gluconate, potassium iodide, vitamin D3)
Lip Lickin’ Lamb Lamb 40 Kcal / oz. Ground lamb, sweet potatoes, quinoa, lamb liver, apples, broccoli, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, salmon oil, calcium carbonate, parsley, vitamins and minerals (taurine, vitamin E, choline bitartrate, zinc oxide, ferrous fumarate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide, vitamin D3)
Tail Waggin’ Turkey Turkey 38 Kcal / oz. Ground turkey, brown rice, turkey liver, carrots, apples, pumpkin, natural flavor, dicalcium phosphate, salmon oil, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, salt, vitamins and minerals (taurine, vitamin E, zinc oxide, ferrous fumarate, copper gluconate, sodium selenite, manganese gluconate, potassium iodide, vitamin D3)
Barkin’ Beef Beef 41 Kcal / oz. Ground beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, beef liver, carrots, apples, green peas, pumpkin, dicalcium phosphate, natural flavor, safflower oil, salmon oil, calcium carbonate, salt, vitamins and minerals (taurine, vitamin E, ferrous fumarate, zinc oxide, manganese gluconate, thiamine mononitrate, magnesium oxide, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, vitamin D3)

 

How Much Does It Cost?

These prices are based off a 4-week subscription for Pet Plate’s Chompin’ Chicken recipe:

Dog’s Breed Dog’s Weight Pet Plate’s Price
Miniature Pinscher 10 lbs. $111.13
Cardigan Welsh Corgi 35 lbs. $175.80
American Staffordshire Terrier 60 lbs. $275.80