Monday, June 4, 2018

NomNomNow Cat (and Dog!) Food: FRESH "Recipes Made With Care" Delivered FRESH to your Door!

The name got you didn't it? C'mon admit it, the name lured you in, just as it did me. I hadn't heard of NomNomNow FRESH cat and dog food until a few weeks ago when a dear cat blogging friend and I were talking and she told me about an email she had received from them.

I went into the NomNomNow website   and was COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY.

Cody (and Dakota) are now 11 years old. For Dakota's entire life he ate one brand of food exclusively, Cody ate the same brand in dry form and another brand for his wet food. One concern of mine for Cody was that he is about one pound too heavy.

While "the boys" and myself loved their former brands of food, I couldn't help but notice that when I would cook an occasional meal for them from scratch, they would literally lose their minds. Dakota would run back to his bowl to see if there was more, and Cody would "cry" to have some more fresh food.

Lightbulb Moment

I was becoming increasingly concerned by the amount of kibble that BOTH boys were eating over the course of their lives and knew that a change would probably be beneficial to them.

While I knew cooking fresh would be a great option, who in the world has the time to do that? Certainly not me. Enter:

Problem Solved

NomNomNow DELIVERS FRESH, INDIVIDUALLY PORTIONED FOOD TO YOUR DOOR (based on your pet's age, activity level  and weight. ***Check the website for places they will deliver to)
The photos above were taken from my box
The meals are individually portioned and  weighed to the gram. They figure out  exactly how many calories your cat and/or dog receives with each meal and can carefully monitor changes over time.

The above photo are the meals I received for both Cody and Dakota
All ingredients are transported and warehoused under USDA, California State, and FDA human food safety regulations.

NomNomNow tests their food and are more vigilant than a lot of commercial food kitchens for humans!

  • All food is human grade, vitamins are all-natural.
  • All recipes meet AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials)
  • Recipes are made of a handful of ingredients: meat, vegetables, healthy oils, and vitamin and nutrient blend. No additives, no artificial ingredients.

All recipes are formulated by one of the country's leading veterinary nutritionists, Dr. Justin Shmalberg

Signing up online to begin our trial was super easy! You simply enter your cat and/or dog's weight, activity level and age and follow the instructions.

Our delivery arrived bright and early on a Wednesday morning, in a box with contents that ensured that the food stayed COLD!!   I laughed when it arrived because Cody was IMMEDIATELY intrigued.

As with ALL changes in pet food it is recommended that you transition your cat and/or dog over at least a few days to make the switch. I mixed Cody's current wet food with his new food for a few days, (Dakota was transitioned over a period of seven days)

All of the recipes are: 


"Going above and beyond for our pets because it is time to be the pet parents they think we are. Every meal is prepared, delivered, and served fresh, perfectly portioned for your pet's unique calorie needs. One bag. One meal. Rip. Serve. Enjoy."

NomNomNow offers a Care-grade guarantee: if customers don’t see the difference that the fresh NomNomNow diet can make after 30 days of eating,  NomNomNow will buy their next pets next order ($40 limit).

The flavor that Cody received (along with sample packs of some others) is Chicken Chow-Meow (the name alone is just too cute and it is HUMAN GRADE FOOD! It looks DELICIOUS!

Even your pickiest feline friends will be purring for more of this protein-rich recipe, which is full of ingredients to keep their eyesight razor sharp for stalking.
Chicken thigh, breast and liver: Tasty source of protein, vitamins, and minerals (iron, copper, vitamin D)
Asparagus: Excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium to keep your cat’s heart healthy
Carrot: Vitamin A - and more - for keeping eyes healthy
Spinach: Superfood that boosts the immune system and strengthens the digestive system
Cantaloupe: Packed with beta carotene, potassium, amino acids, and antioxidants—plus that melon flavor cats can’t resist
NomNomNutrient Mix: Expertly formulated nutrition blend

There are also a variety of recipes for cats and dogs that you can select from and alternate between to provide variety in the amount of nutrients and flavors, while still feeling confident that you are getting the best nutrition for your cat or dog. NomNomNow offers greater convenience than traditional cat and dog foods, and more balanced nutrition than most home-cooked diets-- without all of the guesswork and labor.

What Did I Think?
I love that I can clearly see and RECOGNIZE the chicken (that is not swimming in unhealthy "gravy"). I can see REAL vegetables, REAL egg, etc.

I love the ease of the pre-portioned packets. Each vacuum sealed package is the proper amount to be served for each meal (during the transition period I used half of each serving mixed with their former food).

I love that the food can be stored in the freezer (you just take out the number of packets you will need for a few meals and store them in the fridge where they stay fresh for approximately 8 days, in the freezer they remain fresh for up to 6 months.)

  • All meals are delivered fresh, not frozen.
  • Always free delivery—with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly options available depending on location to all 48 contiguous US states
  • “Better food, better health. The best decision since bringing them home”
  • Auto-delivery as a subscription.
  • All packaging is recyclable.
  • Customers can pause, update, edit, or cancel anytime.

I also LOVE how much my boys LOVE NomNomNow!

Look at that adorable little tongue eating up every bit!
I was also impressed by the lack of hesitation that was exhibited by my contact when I asked a myriad of questions. Each and every question I had about the food was answered promptly in a professional, caring and knowledgeable manner. (Well of course because he happens to be a "Cat Daddy" himself!!!) Cody is simply loving his NomNomNow and we are hoping to continue on with this food for quite some time!

My Only "Con"
Yes, the food is a bit pricey, but it is FRESH food made and SHIPPED FRESH with your pets in mind. You are not sent a "one size fits all" type of a food. Veterinarian bills from the "less pricey" foods are quite "pricey" themselves!

What Did Cody Think?

Just before writing this blog post I went into the kitchen to open another pouch for him, (Cody was in the living room at the time). I didn't call him AT ALL, he had his eyes on me and when he saw what I was doing he came FLYING into the kitchen.

 Once I approached Cody with the bowl, he had to start "LOVING" on it!

Then, it was time to chow down!! Turn your volume up so you can hear all of the "nom-nomming!!"!!

As a devoted pet Mom (which I know all of you are too, ok, men, you are devoted pet Dads or pet humans!), I know you can relate to how happy it makes you feel to know not only that your pets are EXCITED about their meal, but that you are feeding them a product that is excellent for them! Both Cody and Dakota start "spinning" and "crying" now at mealtime, it is completely hilarious!!

Now that I have made you ravenously hungry,  high-tail it over to the NomNomNow website NOW to start your trial of the food. NomNomNow has a special limited time offer of 50% off customer’s first order that includes samples of all the recipes to make sure it is the right fit
You will be as smitten as we are!

About NomNomNow

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, NomNomNow delivers healthy and nutritious cat and dog meals made with the freshest, restaurant-quality ingredients—all with the convenience of home delivery and free shipping. NomNomNow meals are cooked weekly in the company’s local FDA-compliant kitchen, individually proportioned, tailored to meet the specific nutrition needs of each dog, and ready to serve with no preparation. Learn more about NomNomNow on the "team" section of their website.

Accolades for NomNomNow
NomNomNow was rated the #1 dog and cat  food delivery service by

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In Full Disclosure:

** I received an approximate 14 day supply of food for both Cody and Dakota (we were running out so NomNomNow is being kind enough to send us more), I waived my normal fee for my first two reviews (Cody and Dakota are each doing one review). I received no monetary compensation for this review.

**Both Cody and Dakota have been eating NomNomNow for approximately two weeks, it is too early to accurately assess any changes physically since they have been eating this food. I am hoping to  have them continuing to eat NomNomNow.


  1. Hmmm, Pipo might just like that food...but he prefers the pate kind.
    Love how Cody gets all animated about the food!

    1. I find it hard to believe that FRESH, REAL food wouldn't excite him!! He likes pate because he doesn't know about THIS food (wink)

  2. This sounds like a really cool idea!

  3. I have to admit, that food looks GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT (I mean for a human to eat!!). Seriously, it appears all the ingredients are not just delicious but interesting and good for our pets.

    Hugs, Pam

    1. It IS good enough for a human to eat! It's human grade food!!!

  4. That definitely looks worth looking into but in a three cat household portion size goes out the window when two cats inhale their food and then take over the plate of the third cat.

    1. Maybe try it with the discount and see how it works out!

  5. Fascinating! This food could be the answer for so many pets who need better food, but their humans cannot find it! And no cans!

  6. This looks amazingfly nom nom! I wish they were in Canada too! Better not show this to the Chirpies they will be jealous. And the Codester is just too adorable.

    1. oh darn!! I forgot you are in Canada! Darn!! Thank you about Cody, he cracks me up!!

  7. I love the feed me right meow bowel.

    Looks like Cody loves this food. Excellent.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥♥♥

    1. thank you! I Love that bowl too!!!! Cody is NUTS over this food (actually, we are approaching dinner time and he is crying right now lol)

  8. Such a great idea. They need fresh food. Or at least they need really little dry food. Dry food is so bad for the kidneys. Not only for kidney.
    I am sure that Hisia will love this "fresh" food.
    Douce soirée

    1. Yes, I have heard a number of times that dry food is not good (and yep, I was feeding it for YEARS)...mostly Dakota had primarily dry...Cody had a mixture of both

  9. That sounds like a great food. I wish I could afford to feed it to all my kitties. XO

    1. I totally understand, it is pricey but there are a large number of benefits that make it worth it. That being said, I TOTALLY understand. TOTALLY! xoxo

  10. OMCs Mom love chicken chow mein so if I the chicken chow meow I'd have to guard it with my daggers and fangs. Looks yummmy
    Hugs madi

    1. Ha!! Mom wanted to eat mine too! (the best part? She COULD if she wanted to!) Love, Cody

  11. Why is this making ME hungry? Looks like something I will definitely have to check out. Great review Caren!

    1. OMG you made me LAUGH!!! It is making me hungry too!! Thank you! I linked to them a number of times above, be sure to check them out! Don't forget the discount on your first order!

  12. Great review ! That sounds like great food ! Purrs

  13. Lovely review, This sounds like the perfect treat for a busy cat parent!

    The Dash Kitten Crew

  14. Chicken Chow Meow? I LOVE Chinese food but TW doesn't want me to have it. I've been super picky lately so this may be for me. TW isn't happy though with all the plant-based ingredients since cats don't process plants very well.

  15. Sounds darn yummy! Hey, my blog is down until further notice due to a hack attack. We will be back as soon as we can.

  16. What a great service - will definitely have to share it with my friends!

  17. We (or I should say the canine crew) really enjoyed NomNomNow for the time we used it. I don't think it was available for cats at that time, so how great that it is now! I wonder if picky Sam would go for it? It was only the price that had us stop....and if we hadn't lost our jobs we probably would have been willing to keep spending the extra money for it.
    I'd love to cook fresh for the crew, but I just don't have the time and energy!

  18. Those look so good they made me hungry!!!

  19. My critters would go crazy for that! I love that it's fresh but balanced. If I had less critters I'd give it a try.

  20. Wow, this sounds great! What a wonderful review. I love that it comes in individual packets that you can freeze, too. I will definitely have to check into this food.