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Nom Nom Dog Food Review [2024] – My Vet Was Surprised!

Written by: Scott H
Scott Haiduc is the Director of Publishing for iHeartDogs, iHeartCats and The Hero Company. When not working, Scott spends his time on the farm, taking care of his animals and crops.Read more
| Published on January 3, 2024

Nom Nom Dog Food Review With Veterinarian Reported Results

Earlier this year, I began feeding my dogs freshly-made dog food. It was a decision that came with a lot of consideration. Based on everything I read, freshly-made dog food was the best for my dogs, especially considering I had been feeding them kibble for their first four years. After A LOT of painstaking research, I settled on Nom Nom, for reasons I’ll share with you shortly. Six months have passed, and the results have been beyond my highest expectations.

My two golden'sMy babies 🙂

A Little Background

My dogs are such a huge part of my family. And like my family, I try to give them the best of everything. But I knew that while the kibble I was feeding them had good reviews, it wasn’t the best. My girl, Sandy, was a little heavy, and my boy, Scout, had periodic skin issues that my vet said could be a result of his food. That was enough for me. I finally decided to see what the options were.  My criteria for evaluating these options fell into the following buckets:

  • Quality Ingredients – Healthy, real food – no fillers or preservatives
  • Track RecordNo recalls, proven expertise
  • Convenience – No measuring or storing AND delivery to my home
  • Variety of Options – Not the same food, day-in and day-out

The final result of my search: Nom Nom was the clear winner.

Nom Nom Dog Food uses only high-quality ingredients, and each meal is pre-portioned, made to order, and shipped right to my door. The deciding factor, however, was that Nom Nom recipes are developed by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist – much like if you were to have a nutritionist create a meal plan for yourself. Nom Nom’s vet nutritionist has put together complete and balanced meals for dogs that also taste great. My dogs love them. I’m a fan, as well. How do I know? Take a look at the video below.

Highlights of My Dog’s Journey with Nom Nom Food

This journey has been nothing short of amazing. In the beginning, I saw small, subtle changes. But after the first month, things really started to happen! 

Day 1 – It Begins!

Check out the video of the 1st shipment unboxing.

The food arrived yesterday. Time to unpack the box and get started. I was very pleased with how it was packed – ice-cold – huge considering you’re dealing with freshly-made ingredients.  I ordered all 4 recipes: Beef Mash, Turkey Fare, Chicken Cuisine, and Pork Potluck. For the first week, I’ll be giving my dogs a 50/50 mix of Nom Nom food and their regular kibble. This helps their tummies adjust to the new food. I have to say, I’m really pleased with 1) the small 50% pre-portioned bags and 2) the labels on these bags, which note that they are for the transition period. The food smelled and looked really good. Like something I would eat!

Day 8 – All Freshly-Made

Now that we are transitioned completely, I thought it would be fun to show you a side-by-side comparison of the food you get from Nom Nom. So many times the photos we see online are nothing like what we actually get. Now, I’m no photographer and shooting this pic with my phone, but I think that’s good. You be the judge. I am pretty impressed with the quality and appearance of the real food.

NOTE: This photo was taken with my phone. I’m not a photographer. I didn’t try to make it pretty. What you see is how it came out of the bag. Ingredients you can actually see!

Chicken Cuisine

Nom Nom Photo/Nom Nom
fresh dog food
My photo

Day 15 – Puppy Love

Both dogs definitely seem to be more energized. Puppy-like. They are only 5 years old, but I’ve noticed them bounding around, wrestling, and playing with each other more. A lot more. It’s actually pretty fun to watch. 

DAY 35

Just a few days ago, the dogs and I headed over to the vet for a post-30-day follow-up. Everything continues to look positive. One key development: after communicating with Nom Nom regarding Sandy and her extra weight, the Nom Nom team reduced her serving size—and they reduced the price too! This really impressed me. This is definitely not a mindless, faceless dog food company. The fact that they’ve customized her meal plan really demonstrates the level of science and care that is behind this.

Let’s talk about stool – sure, no one likes to talk about it, but I believe the healthy, available nutrients in the freshly-made dog food is the reason I am seeing small, more dense stools, which makes “cleaning up” a lot easier.

two golden's playing

DAY 57

Brought the dogs to the vet today for a check-up. He was pretty amazed, noting how great they looked – especially their coats. He also noted that Sandy looked much healthier. This was confirmed when he put her on the scale. She is down over 6 pounds since starting Nom Nom. I didn’t expect these kinds of results! Scout is also down 2 pounds, and while he didn’t really need to lose weight, he is now super fit. 

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Day 65 – Ongoing Support from Nom Nom Dog Food

After the last vet visit, Sandy still needed to lose a few pounds. The experts at Nom Nom developed a plan to achieve this goal. We all know it’s not good to be overweight. It increases the potential for bone & joint issues and a myriad of other health problems – not to mention decreased activity levels because of lack of energy. It’s a vicious cycle. Addressing her weight now, while she’s still young, will help to make a huge difference now and as she ages.

My two dogs

Day 80 With Nom Nom Dog Food

About 6 months ago, I purchased a robot vacuum to help combat the dog hair. No matter what I did, it seemed like there were always hairballs floating around like tumbleweeds. Today, my daughter noted there seemed to be less dog hair lately. She was right! I know healthier coats are a benefit of a healthy doggy diet, but I never considered this a bonus of Nom Nom. While I’m not a vet and can’t definitively say it’s the food, I can say that after over 5 years of living with the hairy beasts (that I love dearly), there is less shedding. Healthy coat = less shedding? Makes sense to me.

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Why Didn’t I Do This Sooner?

If you’ve ever been at a point in your life where you were eating right, getting good sleep, exercising, and generally just living well, you’ll understand how my pups feel right now. If only Nom Nom could get MY diet on track! It is restaurant quality after all…

The changes I’ve seen over the past 6 months have been incredible. I know I am doing everything possible to make my dogs’ lives as healthy and as long as possible. Their quality of life has improved dramatically, which I attribute to Nom Nom.

I just wish I started this journey sooner!

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