Two Malamutes & Their Fresh Food Adventure: A NomNomNow Review

Posted on Sep 11 2017 - 3:40pm by Susan Bewley

Considering starting your dog on a fresh dog food diet but not sure where to start? See what we think of feeding NomNomNow for 1 month with our girls here!

Do you ever wonder if you are feeding your dog a healthy dog food? While I have had dogs for years, I never stop researching and trying to find that perfect food. Even though I wasn’t unhappy with our current food, I have been intrigued reading so much lately about a fresh dog food diet. With how much our girls love and dream of human food, the thought of feeding them fresh food made with all natural ingredients sounded truly perfect. The only catch was I had no clue where to start, how much they needed a day, or how to even make sure they were getting enough. I mean, our girls would beg all day when I cook, so I assumed they would be the same with any homemade dog food. At BlogPaws 2017 at Myrtle Beach, everything changed when I learned about a fresh dog food delivery service – NomNomNow.

After reading quite a bit about the food and how it was made from all natural, human grade ingredients, I was sold. As a matter of fact, we were so impressed with NomNomNow we decided to take the month of August and give this fresh dog food delivery service a try. It has been a fun adventure through the month of August, and we can’t wait to give your our honest NomNomNow review and tell you what we think of this fresh dog food delivery service!

Who Is NomNomNow Again?

If you haven’t been following us for the past month, you might be wondering: what is NomNomNow? 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). Personally, we think it is a perfect choice for anyone who wants homemade, “real” food for their dog, but doesn’t have the time or expert knowledge to create balanced, healthy food for their pup.

At NomNomNow, they understand 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 prepared, portioned, and packaged by hand to be enjoyed happy doggy customers. Their food is never frozen before reaching your door, meaning that the food you get is truly fresh on arrival. 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 palates. 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!

NomNomNow: Our Thoughts

Want to know what we think after trying NomNomNow for the past month? Honestly, I have to say it has been a wonderful experience for us and the girls. To talk about our full experience for anyone who hasn’t been following along – lets first start with the delivery process. NomNomNow is fantastic with their communication, giving you instructions on what to expect and prepare for the delivery before it even arrives. They even sent me reminder emails of the day it was arriving, to let me know how long it could last on the porch in case I wasn’t home.

Once it did arrive, everything was nicely packed, chilled but not quite frozen, and ready for sorting and storing.  Also, do know that if you live in the 9 western states, it will be a bit different for you, since they send meals out weekly for pups who live in those states. Since I am not, we were part of their beta program which sent a month’s worth of food to the girls.  For a look at what to expect during delivery, make sure to take a look at our unboxing video below!

As you can see from the video, we had a lot of food for the girls! Part of what makes NomNomNow so amazing is that each meal is individually portioned and packaged for your dog. Since it is designed for dogs to eat two times a day, this meant the girls got fresh food twice daily, which caused quite a bit of excitement! As you can see from the picture, there aren’t any questions about what is in your dog’s food. Each ingredient can be easily identified, making your dog’s fresh dog food look like every dogs favorite thing in the world – human food.

What is probably the most delightful thing to us about NomNomNow, however, is the excitement. As you guys saw from my previous NomNomNow post, Ivi is a bit of a picky eater. She loves just about any food for the first week or so, but gets tired of kibble quickly. Unless we try mixing in cheese or toppers, by the time she reaches the end of any dry food bag, she will try avoiding her food – or trick the puppy into eating her food in hopes of something better.  During the whole month we tried NomNomNow, mealtime has been pure excitement and joy from both of our girls. Even seeing the packages will have the girls jumping for joy or running to their food dish; or one of my new favorite developments, bringing their dish to us in hopes for more. The one thing Ivi didn’t do with NomNomNow was get tired of the food, which was a major plus for us since fresh dog food has a variety of amazing health benefits for dogs. Seeing our girls happy to eat their food and beg for it like human food couldn’t help but make both my husband and me smile. While remembering to thaw their food was sometimes a challenge, it was worth it with the pure joy it brought both of our girls. Remember, thawing is only a concern for those who get a month’s worth of food delivered at once.

So, what benefits have we seen from feeding a fresh dog food diet to our malamutes? Probably the biggest one is more energy than they know what to do with on a daily basis. As dogs that are known to be a working breed, we are used to having lots of energy. While we thought they were energetic before, with NomNomNow they are always bouncy and happy. There were far fewer naptimes and much more play, with them constantly bouncing, running, and roughhousing more with their toys and each other. While we were outside less for them to do ‘business’ we were making more playtime trips to run the energy out, which was something amazing to us since they seemed to be eating less. To me, this seemed to prove they were getting more nutrients from their fresh food, allowing them to be healthier and happier.

Overall, I am extremely happy with NomNomNow and can easily say it has changed how I look at dog food. With the pure excitement and joy it brings our girls, I can easily count it in my top three favorite dog foods that I would recommend to any dog owner. With the amazing all-natural ingredients and variety of recipes, it is perfect for any dog!

NomNomNow: Where to Purchase?

After trying NomNom for the past month, we are excited to see what you guys think of this fresh dog food delivery service.  After seeing the benefits of feeding a fresh dog food diet to our girls made from all natural ingredients, we are pretty excited about fresh food ourselves and are very excited that NomNomNow is offering a special deal for our readers!

So, what is this awesome deal? Currently, they are offering all Budget Earth readers 50% off your first two purchases using this link or by using promo code BUD52 at Don’t worry, sign up is extremely easy, helps you choose the right food, determines the quantity you need, 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.

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

  1. ginette4 September 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Always looking at the ingredients when buying dog the way love the malumutes..such a beautiful dog

  2. Kristen September 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful dog! I have been partially cooking for my dogs, along with kibble, but would like to transition them off kibble all together.

  3. Maria Appleby September 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I have often wondered how our own dog would have done on a “fresh diet”. While we did feed her “regular dog food” (Blue), she enjoyed raw apples and carrots as frequent treats.

  4. Michelle L September 12, 2017 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this review of nomnomnom. The dogs are very beautiful!

    • Sara September 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      This dog is real cute

  5. Tiffanie Davenport September 13, 2017 at 1:43 am - Reply

    That literally looks like you could pick it up and eat it.

  6. Robin Creager September 13, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I love this company! The know dogs and they know what ingredients to put in their dog foods to make them healthy, nutritious and best of all the dogs eat it all. The delivery service makes it so convient!

  7. Lisa F. September 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Glad your experience was good. I would be interested in hearing if any i have been done with the formulas.

    • Lisa F. September 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Whoops, I cut off part of my comment. The last sentence should read “I would be interested in hearing if any clinical trials have been done with the formulas.”

  8. Amanda Roach September 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    i actually am bc my dog just started refusing to eat his dry food unless i mix in some wet food.

  9. Dan September 14, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Wow, this fresh dog food loos more like the food that I get.
    Until today, my Cane Corso dogs eat only dry food and from time to time some human fresh food (cooked).
    I’m interested to try this on my large dogs, so I will try the promo code provided by you.
    Thank you!

  10. Melissa Storms September 14, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I have been reading all of your posts about NomNomNow and I am really considering it for my picky chihuahua.

  11. beth shepherd September 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Great information!!! Thank you

  12. Natalie September 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I love that there is no additives or artificial ingredients. I bet my dog would have more energy if he ate fresh dog food!

  13. shannon fowler September 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    This definitely sounds like something we should look into for ours. The ingredients sound amazing!

  14. Amber September 15, 2017 at 2:20 am - Reply

    I don’t have dogs myself but your pups are adorable! I’m glad you’re found such great food for them. It almost looks good enough for humans to eat 🙂

  15. Luciano DiBacco September 15, 2017 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Hey,thank you for the beautiful pictures and thank you for the chance at entering to win!

  16. May September 15, 2017 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Wow, I didn’t realize this service existed! This is really cool, I love the fact that the food has actual food chunks rather than just the dry kind that just looks like pellets.

  17. Cynthia C September 15, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    It’s good that people are paying more attention to pet food ingredients. Nutrition is important to our pets.

  18. tammy ta September 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I imagine this would be very expensive.Of course it looks great though. I am sure my dog would think it tastes great too.

  19. Lauryn R September 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great brand! I definitely only want to give my pup the best, thanks for sharing!

  20. James Robert September 16, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    This really looks like some terrific dog food and much better than the dry food I get for my dog. I need to check into this further.

  21. Katrina Angele September 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    What beautiful dogs! Reminds me of my childhood dog NaNook. First time I’ve heard of NomNom.

  22. Susan Smith September 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    It’s important to feed my dog food with healthy ingredients that are good for her. I love that this is delivered right to your door.

  23. Michelle Elizondo September 16, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Yum for dogs.

  24. Alexandru Rusu September 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Beautiful dog , i like this review because i have a dog and i love him very much and this dog food will help him to grow very fast.

  25. Sarah L September 16, 2017 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I’m glad your dogs really liked it and had more energy. I don’t have any dogs right now.

  26. Michelle S September 17, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I love that you could witness a change in the dog’s energy with fresh food.

  27. Tabetha M Tlili September 17, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    very useful

  28. Emily Hull September 17, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    My dogs eat a raw food diet and they love it!

  29. stacy k September 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    This sounds like something I could see myself feedingmy dog

  30. Cathy Couture September 19, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Thank you

  31. Edye September 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this before. I would like to try it out for my dog.

  32. Danny September 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I have newborn puppies (three weeks old) of Cane Corso and yesterday I realized that they already want to eat dog food.
    Actually some leftovers combined with dog food.
    It is okay to let them eat such food?

  33. Kimberly Flickinger September 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I never heard of this meal service before, but this is good to know it is out there for pet owners.

  34. Brandy Schwartz September 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I would love to try this out. But, even at 50% off, it is still way too expensive for me (since I have 3 dogs who eat twice a day). I think it is a good idea for people who can afford it.

  35. Mishelle Greening September 25, 2017 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Not having a dog (so no dog experience) it sounds like that food would be very good for dogs, especially ones with allergies that make finding for hard for their owners. And a food service to beat that! Really convenient!


  36. Cynthia R September 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I don’t h ave dogs, I have cats. But I’ve been trying to feed them better alternatives besides the dried out processed cardboard looking stuff they call cat food. This is wonderful. Maybe they will expand to cat food soon.

  37. Lori D. September 26, 2017 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Wow! This looks like a really great alternative to boring old crunchy kibbles, and much healthier, too! I wonder if they transition easily from kibble to this?

  38. Kimberly Flickinger September 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I love that their food is delivered fresh. I will definitely have to check them out for my doxies.

  39. Rosanne September 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a dog-never have. I know enough people who are careful about what they feed their pets both dogs and cats.

  40. Kathy Pease September 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    My dog can be very fussy with a lot of the foods I buy. I bet he would go crazy over this..It looks awesome!

  41. Jerry Marquardt September 28, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    I love the nutritional value. My pup will love the great flavoring it has.

  42. Danny October 3, 2017 at 4:48 am - Reply

    I managed to purchase the NomNomNow dog food service for my adult dogs (Cane Corso) and I can say that the difference can be seen with the naked eye.
    My dogs are full of life now even if before, the big male was sleeping almost all day long.

  43. Calvin F. November 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Keep the dog nice and healthy, this is great thanks

  44. Amber Ludwig November 20, 2017 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Ive been hearing SO much about the raw food diet for pups and Im so glad to hear that your’s like it so!! I mean in theory wild dogs didn’t have kibble so this is what they SHOULD be consuming. Plus you don’t have to worry about China additives!! Is it expensive?

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