Ivi & Rylie’s Fresh Food Flavor Adventures with NomNomNow

Posted on Aug 24 2017 - 4:55pm by Susan Bewley

Considering a fresh food doggy diet but not sure where to start? See Ivi & Rylie's fresh dog food adventure - delivered to our door with NomNomNow!

As some of you may remember, at the beginning of August, we started transitioning Ivi and Rylie to a fresh dog food diet. Having read many of the benefits of feeding homemade, real food to your dogs, my husband and I both thought this would be great to try for our two girls. What intimidated us, though, is the amount of work involved in making healthy dog food, especially when it comes to making sure it meets all of our girls’ nutritional requirements. Lucky for us, while we were at BlogPaws, we were introduced to NomNomNow – a fresh dog food delivery service that delivers fresh, gently cooked dog food that is delivered right to your door!

When they asked if Ivi and Rylie would be willing to try they food for a month to get our thoughts, we have to admit, we were pretty excited and couldn’t wait to tell you guys about it. While we are only a little over two weeks into our testing, we are pretty excited to tell you guys about how it is going so far!

Reminder of Who Is NomNomNow

So, what is exactly is NomNomNow? Honestly, it is the perfect answer for anyone wanting homemade real food for their dog or dogs, but without the time or knowledge to fix fresh, healthy food for their pups. In other words, NomNomNow is a fresh dog food delivery service that delivers gently cooked dog food right to your door, using only all natural, human grade ingredients. As well, each of their recipes are veterinarian formulated and certified by their own  Dr Justin Schmalberg (one of the top pet-nutritionists in the United States).

At NomNomNow, they also understand that that dogs aren’t just family members, but deserve (and often expect) to be treated the same as family when it comes to their food. This is why each of their fresh dog food recipes is prepared in a human-grade kitchen 100% owned and controlled by NomNomNow in the San Francisco Bay Area. You never have to worry about anything outsourced with their food, since they control everything in the process of making it. As a matter of fact, their kitchen is 100% designed and dedicated to making fresh dog food in a kitchen that meets all FDA and USDA standards! Each ingredient is also inspected upon arrival to make sure it meets NomNomNow’s strict standards before it is portioned and packaged by hand, and then sent out fresh to dogs everywhere. Their food is never frozen before reaching your door, meaning that the food you get is truly fresh when you get it. Best of all, their recipes are made using only a handful of ingredients, including:

  • Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Healthy Oils
  • Vitamin/Nutrient Blend

While that is all well and good, they know there is only one thing that are our dogs care about – the food! It doesn’t matter how great it sounds to pet parents, if the food doesn’t taste amazing and seem like their human’s food, it isn’t interesting, right? Right now, NomNomNow offers 5 delicious recipes and 1 flavor of treats that they are certain will appease even the pickiest of doggy palettes. As well, each of these recipes made using no additives, no artificial ingredients, and only the best, human-grade, restaurant-quality ingredients all from the USA. All their food is human grade and all natural, even the vitamins! In other words, your dogs will think they are getting human food with each bite, making breakfast and dinner an amazing experience for everyone in your family. We also highly recommend reading how it works  to learn more about NomNomNow and why it is a great choice for any doggy family!

Our Thoughts So Far

So, what do Ivi and Rylie think of NomNomNow so far? While it has only been two weeks, I have to say that this food has been a major hit. Normally the girls, especially Ivi, get tired of just about any food after four to seven days. Ivi in particular will be so disdainful that she will actually try getting the puppy to finish her food, in hopes that something ‘new’ will appear in her bowl. With NomNomNow, each meal is something of pure excitement.  They are so excited about meal time they have started to take their bowls and bring them to us – something we never taught them or thought they would do – in hopes of getting more fresh dog food to magically appear in their bowl. For Ivi, this has especially been weird since she NEVER asks for seconds. I actually was a bit worried she didn’t have enough food since we had never seen this begging behavior from her. Luckily, NomNomNow put a warning in the starter book that this is pretty normal – dogs will do anything, including trying to open the fridge (not ours, but someone reported this to NomNomNow customer service!).

While the girls love the NomNomNow experience, what do mom and dad think? Really, it has been a pretty easy, enjoyable experience. The hardest part is remembering to bring more food up from the freezer (remember, we had a month sent to us ahead of time as part of their beta. If you live on the west coast, you get fresh food sent to you each week). Our only joking complaint is actually a major benefit we have seen from NomNomNow – both the girls have so much energy! Don’t get me wrong, our girls have always been active and playful, but they are bouncing off the walls since we started. Playtime is a much more enjoyable experience and the mischievous play has gone up as well, letting us know we have two happy dogs that are getting enough to eat each day. Even though we are only halfway through our testing experience, it has so far been delightful for happy go lucky malamutes and their doggy parents!

Try NomNomNow With Us

Curious what your own dogs will think of NomNomNow? After seeing the benefits of feeding a fresh dog food diet to our girls made from all natural ingredients, we can’t wait to see what you guys think! Since NomNomNow knew you guys might be excited to try their fresh dog food delivery service, they decided to offer an amazing deal on their food for our readers.

Currently, they are offering all Budget Earth readers 50% off your first two purchases using this link or by using promo code BUD52 at NomNomNow.com. Don’t worry, sign up is extremely easy and they even offer multi-dog family discounts! Make sure to head over there today to see how NomNomNow can help your dog today!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

49 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Deborah D August 25, 2017 at 1:28 am - Reply

    My aunt has three St. Bernards and I’m sure they would love this dog food.

  2. Rosie August 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    It is amazing you notice they have more energy. I got a big kick that Ivy tries to get the puppy to finish the food, so something new will appear! So cute! This is a great concept. I thin of the food as an investment in good health!

  3. Amanda Roach August 25, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    i would love to try this food for my ouo.

  4. shannon fowler August 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    This would be awesome for our two. One has very little energy. The other one has too much, but she would still probably get some benefit.

  5. Margaret Sarsfield August 25, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Such a cool concept to pamper our beloved pooches.

  6. Kim Pincombe-Cole August 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    I’m curious about trying this for our dogs. But 1 of them is a super picky eater (she pulls out probiotic pieces from her current Blue Buffalo food) and I’m worried she won’t eat the different pieces in this food…

  7. Ashley Chassereau Parks August 25, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I love that this food is fresh! Seems like it would be so much healthier and I’m sure pup thinks it tastes even better!

  8. Irina Stiles August 26, 2017 at 3:37 am - Reply

    I would love for my dog to try this food.

  9. Lisa Brown August 26, 2017 at 4:36 am - Reply

    The food looks fresh and well-made. Wow, a kitchen that meets all FDA and USDA standards is fantastic, shows the company is serious about pet health and nutrition.

  10. Natalie August 26, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I love that their recipes contain real meat and vegetables. I feel good about feeding my dog real food vs artificial ingredients.

  11. Cynthia C August 26, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

    My friend is getting a new puppy soon. I’ll mention this to her.

  12. Julie Wood August 26, 2017 at 8:25 am - Reply

    This is very healthy dog food and looks so good for my dog to try out. I like that there are so many different flavors and it is very fresh food. So much better than the packaged dog food in the store.

  13. tammy smith August 26, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

    I would love to try this with my 2 dogs,but it is not to be delivered in my area.I live in Oil City PA 16302. I wanted to try samples for my babies.

  14. Jo-Ann Brightman August 26, 2017 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I am glad that this has given your girls more energy. I can see how this would be a very valuable subscription for pet owners who do not have the time to make fresh food for dogs.

  15. marthalynn August 26, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I love this concept! I really appreciate that they do everything themselves in-house. It means you can trust their product. So glad I found this!

  16. Bilger Susan Scribner August 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I have 4 dogs. 1 small and 3 medium sized ones. Currently we spend about $400. A year on dog food. With NomNom that price increases to about $4,000 a year. I do recognize that the NomNom ingredients are much healthier than the dry food we purchase, cost wise I simply can’t afford to buy it. I love the fact that it is a raw diet that includes vitamins and healthy oils. This may be something I could add to their current food and still be cost effective.

  17. Sandra Watts August 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Nom Nom looks pretty good. Looks fresh and nutritious.

  18. Gabrielle August 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Oh gosh. This sounds like it would be perfect for my super finicky pup. I have to look into it. Though his bowl is rather heavy (at least for a small terrier) and I hope he doesn’t try bringing it to me.

  19. Wendy Forbes August 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I love that this dog food is nutritious with real ingredients and has great benefits.

  20. Linda Szymoniak August 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Sounds like amazing food, but definitely not in my budget. I have three very hungry Treeing Walker Coonhounds who would inhale this. I would like to try it for my girl, though, at some time in the future. Kyoko is having some health issues and I’m doing everything I can to keep her as healthy as I can.

  21. denise low August 26, 2017 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I will have to show my son this. He has a dog and would love this.

  22. Kimberly Flickinger August 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I love the different food packages they offer. A little expensive for my budget; however, I bet it is worth the price.

  23. Rachel Mauffray August 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    My dog is such a finicky eater. I would love to get Nom Nom Now for her . I think she would love it.

  24. Lisa M August 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    That is great they have so much energy. I can’t wait to hear more progress as you continue with this food for them.

  25. Dorothy Boucher August 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    This dog food looks healthy enough, and I do like that it has good ingredients which won’t harm your pets.

  26. Terri Ingham Bollin August 27, 2017 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Kado loves “human” food. It gives this old’ dog some energy and I love that.

  27. Sandy Klocinski August 27, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I have a chihuahua. He actually has too much energy for this old lady! These dogs are so cute!

  28. vickie couturier August 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    that looks so yummy,,my dog would gobble that up so fast,,he would think he had went to dog food heaven,,lol,,he loves his food

  29. Barrie August 28, 2017 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I’ve heard how much healthier homemade food is for dogs but it’s so intimidating! this sounds like a wonderful company and something I’ll look into for our dog.

  30. D. Paul August 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    I love that is dog food is human-grade quality. I also love that there are no artificial ingredients, no fillers and the food is freshly cooked and not frozen.

  31. Susan Smith August 29, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    I love that their recipes contain real meat and vegetables. I also like that it’s sent to my door so I don’t have to go to the store.

  32. Dana Rodriguez August 29, 2017 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    I love that this food is fresh. I am sure dogs love it!

  33. Michelle S August 30, 2017 at 9:54 am - Reply

    I’ve noticed that the new trend in dog food is fresh. It makes sense that it’s better for them.

  34. kimberly zais August 30, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    i will have to give this a try ! my pup is so so picky right now he will only eat mighty dog and cesar mixed together with a little dry food

  35. Christina Graham September 1, 2017 at 12:01 am - Reply

    This actually looks really good. Almost like something I would make myself if I had the time. 🙂

  36. Nancy September 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    This is an interesting concept. I think many pet families would love this service.

  37. leslie ross September 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    My poor baby has really bad allergies and this sounds like the perfect food for her. I like that I can also get her a veggie diet too.

  38. angela smith September 3, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    love the idea of feeding the dogs fresh food.and that it gets delivered to your doorstep.sure the dogs would love it too.wish i could afford it.

  39. monique s September 4, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I love the food is so natural. That is so much healthier. I also like the food is delivered to my door. That is really handy

  40. Missy September 4, 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

    It’s human-grade food! That is very important to me. I was always happy to cook up chicken for my dogs. But it’s great to have the option of NomNom because I may not always be making food that I would give to the dogs – like pasta.

  41. Darcy Koch September 8, 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Nala, our dog, sure does love eating-lol. He could use some extra energy though, so perhaps if we tried this??? I know she would love it.

  42. Mariah Erazo September 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    This will be good for Hemingway since he loves to eat our food!!

  43. Jana Leah September 10, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Fresh is best. I like that this service does all the hard work for you.

  44. Margaret S Porter September 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I love that the foods are made from fresh products and I bet my three guys would love it!

  45. Bryan Vice September 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I believe it is very important to look at all the ingredients in your dogs food. They are just like humans and can have an allergic reaction also. PLus they need some healthy ingredients

  46. Betsy Barnes September 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Such a great idea! Who won’t want to feed their dogs heathy food? Plus, you’ll have it delivered every week!

  47. Anita Jude September 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Oh wow this is Great to have a service that does all this NomNomNow is a fresh dog food delivery service that delivers gently cooked dog food right to your door, using only all natural, human grade ingredients.

  48. Calvin F. November 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Fresh, natural food is important for dogs and cats.. the canned foods tend to be very high in salts

  49. Amber Ludwig December 1, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    I love that they only use fresh ingredients and only a handful of them!! All we can pronounce, say and know where they came from!! People have been transitioning to this lifestyle why not our furry friends?!

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