Disclosure: Thanks to NomNomNow for sponsoring this post. At Daily Dog Tag, we only review products that we use ourselves. All opinions are mine., and NomNomNow is not responsible for the content of this post. I am not a vet or dog food nutritionist. Always consult your vet with any medical concerns. Photos are by Alice G Patterson Photography.
Many of us spend some time reflecting on ways we can improve things for ourselves as well as our loved ones in the New Year. One of the best things I did in 2017 for my dogs was feeding them NomNomNow. Right now, you can get 50% off your first two NomNomNow orders.
My dogs have been eating NomNomNow for a while now. I expected they would have some minor physical changes, but, I didn’t think I would be gushing about it in my personal life. My friends and family have had to hear about how fantastic NomNomNow is multiple times.
At a recent family gathering, someone was petting Theo and asked if he had been to the groomer. Because his fur is so soft now, she figured he had a special conditioning treatment. I laughed and said, “No, it’s the food he’s eating.”
Despite my previous raving about the pros of NomNomNow, everyone seemed surprised that changing his food made a tangible difference in his coat.
It is hard to believe that a short time ago, Theo couldn’t walk up the stairs, or jump on the sofa. His pain seemed to come out of the blue. While I’m not sure the source of his discomfort, X-rays showed that Theo has hip dysplasia. We started him on laser therapy about two weeks before we began transitioning him to NomNomNow. I chose the Heartland Beef because my research shows that beef is less inflammatory than poultry. I think the laser therapy made a huge difference for Theo, but I also believe that NomNomNow is helping him stay healthy. Veterinary pet nutritionist, Dr. Justin Shmalberg, developed all five recipes. All of the food choices contain fresh ingredients, NomNom nutrient mix, and healthy oils.
I am happy to say that Theo is back to his old self, jumping on the furniture and playing tug regularly.
At that same gathering, while I was feeding my dogs, Nelly started her new pre-meal routine. She used to stand on her hind legs if she was excited about something. After a few weeks of eating NomNomNow, she bounces up and down like a pogo stick, if pogo sticks were white and furry. Another person commented that they’d never seen Nelly jump so high. I’m pretty sure she hasn’t jumped like that in years, and possibly ever.
I haven’t made any changes in Nelly’s lifestyle besides her diet, so I’m confident in saying that NomNomNow is helping her joints and increasing her mobility. She’s had supplements before, but never with this kind of results. Of course, a lot of the jumping is a reflection of her enthusiasm for NomNomNow.
NomNomNow is fresh, gently cooked food delivered to my door only days after preparation. It arrives in an insulated package with ice packs, so it is cold, but not frozen. Made with fresh ingredients that are sourced in the USA, each batch is gently cooked and packaged for individual dogs. NomNomNow determines the amount of food a dog needs based on her breed, weight, age, and activity level. The portions are prepackaged and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 8 days from receipt. I’m a monthly subscriber, so I put most of the food in the freezer upon arrival.
NomNomNow’s delivery is convenient. They send me an email when the food is shipped, so I know when to expect it. Thanks to the packaging, I don’t need to be home for delivery. My second order contained some emergency meals for the dogs. That way, if there is a problem with delivery, my dogs will still have their food. I hate to say how many times I’ve made a special trip to get dog food because I underestimated how much was left. You can count the meals you have left with NomNomNow. Opening the packages is easy, and I don’t have to measure anything. However, scooping the kibble out for my dogs is also easy for me. As far as serving, NomNomNow and kibble are equally convenient.
Although NomNomNow is more expensive than kibble, you can customize your order. Typically, dogs eat two meals of NomNomNow a day, but you can specify that you’ll be feeding NomNomNow once a day, or using it as a topper. If you are using it as a topper, be sure you aren’t exceeding the dog’s regular food intake. In other words, replace some of their kibble with NomNomNow, don’t just add to it. I couldn’t find research on a minimum percentage to use as a topper. However, like choosing between canned vegetables and fresh vegetables, the fresher food will have more health benefits. I think if you are using NomNomNow as a topper, more is better!
Sophie is the most sensitive dog I have, both physically and emotionally. In the past, she’s had some digestive issues. Thankfully, she’s had zero problems with NomNomNow. We have her on a rotating diet of Egg & Veggie Medley and Chicken Chow-Wow, and she’s enjoying them.
Isn’t she lovely? All of my dogs’ eyes are brighter, and both Nelly and Sophie have fewer tear stains since we changed their diet. Sophie is the glamour girl of the family, and her coat is luxurious!
If she could talk, I think she would have said, “Beth, it’s called NomNom-NOW, not NomNom-wait-for-the-photo-to-be-taken.”
Recently, I realized that I’ve been giving my dogs fewer treats. Although I don’t have a rigid schedule, we do have a lot of routines. They used to harass me letting me know it was snack time, but since we switched their food, it isn’t happening nearly as often. Don’t get me wrong, they still get and love their treats, but they are just more content. And since they aren’t clamoring for snacks, I’m not handing them out so often.
NomNomNow also makes a treat, which I’ve been saving for these photos. This was Nelly’s first interaction with them.
Nelly is a big fan! This chicken jerky has only one ingredient: chicken breast. They are easy to break for small training treats.
The drawbacks for NomNomNow are minimal. Although the packaging is recyclable, I can’t put them in my recycle bin. Instead, I need to drop them off at a local collection center. Some of the meals didn’t have any labels. It was a little hard to tell the Chicken Chow-Wow apart from the Tasty Turkey Fare making it more difficult for my husband or kids to feed the dogs occasionally. When I contacted customer service, they explained that there was a shortage of bags, but they’ve since replenished their stock.
If I could afford it, I would continue feeding my dogs NomNomNow, but I’m sad to say, it just isn’t in our budget right now.
Pros of NomNomNow
Freshly cooked, human grade ingredients
No fillers, wheat, or corn
Premeasured transition packets
Health benefits (soft coat, more mobility, brighter eyes)
Dogs LOVE the taste
Cons of NomNomNow
Have to take the NomNomNow plastic bags to local collection center (not my home bin)
Not currently in my budget
I can’t think of a better way to start your dog off to a healthy New Year than with NomNomNow. Get 50% off your first two NomNomNow orders. Your dogs will love it, and you’ll be happy with the results!
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About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice specializes in dog photography, senior portraits, editorial, and commercial photography.