Dog Food Delivery

How to Choose the Best Dog Food Delivery Service

Whether you’re looking to improve your dog’s diet or make your life easier, a dog food delivery service might be just what you need. But how can you choose the best dog food delivery service for your needs?

Whether you choose raw, kibble, or fresh dog food delivery, it has to be right for your dog, your budget, and your lifestyle. Here are some tips on how to choose the best dog food delivery company.

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How Much Does Dog Food Delivery Cost?

Dog food delivery costs vary wildly depending on the size and number of dogs you have as well as the type of food you choose to feed. Picking the cheapest kibble for a 5-pound Chihuahua will obviously be much cheaper than feeding a household full of giant-breed dogs a fully raw diet.

That said, you can find a dog food delivery service to fit into just about any budget. Keep in mind that raw doesn’t have to be all or nothing; you can mix raw and kibble in proportions that work for what you can afford to spend.

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Why Choose a Pet Food Delivery Service?

There are lots of reasons to choose a dog food delivery service, but two of the most common reasons are convenience and quality.


Remembering to get dog food, carrying heavy bags from the store to your car, then hauling the food inside your home is a hassle. With dog food delivery, food is shipped directly to your door on a regular basis. No more last-minute trips to the store because your pup ran out of food!


Some of the highest-quality pet foods available, including We Feed Raw, are not sold in stores. When you want the very best for your pet, that frequently includes free shipping. We Feed Raw ships frozen food throughout the 48 contiguous states, with no extra charge for shipping.

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How to Choose the Best Dog Food Delivery Service

There is no single best dog food delivery company that works for all dogs and all owners, so here are some tips to help you choose the best one for your family.

Probiotics and Prebiotics


Despite domestication, dogs’ nutrition requirements have changed very little from their wolf ancestors. Their diet should be high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates. 

Any dog food delivery company you choose should have diets that are nutritionally complete and balanced with all the vitamins and minerals your pup needs to live their best life.

Our 6 recipes are all complete and balanced. All you need to do is thaw and serve!

AAFCO Compliance

Some dog food delivery services may sell food that’s only intended for supplemental feeding, so if you plan to feed a single food with no additional toppers or supplements, make sure you choose one that’s AAFCO-compliant for your dog’s life stage.

All of We Feed Raw’s recipes meet AAFCO nutrition standards for dogs of all life stages, including large-breed (over 70 pounds as adults) puppies, so you never need to add anything extra to ensure your pup gets the nutrition they need.

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High-Quality Ingredients

If you’re paying for the convenience of dog food delivery, stay away from options full of low-quality ingredients like corn, wheat, meat meals, and animal byproducts. Instead, opt for foods that use USDA, human-grade meats to ensure your pup gets the best nutrition possible.


There’s no denying the importance of sticking to a budget when choosing pet food delivery. Keep in mind that most delivery services bill on a regular schedule.

Does your income fluctuate from month to month? If you worry about your ability to pay for a monthly subscription because you’re self-employed, paid on commission, or employed in a seasonal industry, We Feed Raw also offers our food in bulk, so you can stock up when you have a good month and avoid delivery fees in the lean months.

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Dietary Restrictions

Is your dog allergic to common proteins like chicken or beef? Are they lactose-intolerant? Do they require a grain-free diet? Whatever your pet’s dietary requirements are, make sure the dog food delivery service you choose meets those requirements before you commit to regular deliveries.

We Feed Raw offers 6 proteins (chicken, beef, lamb, turkey, duck, and venison), and our recipes are made from 80% muscle meat (with associated connective tissue and fat), 10% secreting organ, 10% finely ground bone, and an added vitamin and mineral mix. Our food is naturally limited-ingredient, making it ideal for dogs with a variety of sensitivities and allergies.

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Number of Dogs

Can the dog food delivery service you’re looking at be tailored to meet each of your dogs’ needs if you live in a multi-pet household?

If you choose We Feed Raw, you’ll start by creating a meal plan for one of your dogs. Then, you can easily add more pets to your profile and choose the best protein options for each of them.


While kibble and canned food can be kept in the pantry, most fresh or raw dog food delivery options need to be kept in the fridge or freezer. You can see how much space a We Feed Raw delivery for a 45-pound active dog takes up in a standard freezer here to get an idea of whether or not you have enough room.

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Health Concerns

While a raw diet is an excellent option for most dog, it isn't right for all dogs. If your dog has pre-existing conditions, you should consult a raw-friendly vet before switching their diet.

For example, high uric acid (HUA) Dalmatians are extremely prone to forming kidney and bladder stones and require a diet low in purines, which are chemical compounds that form uric acid and are commonly found in organ meats. 

How the Food Is Made

The best dog food delivery plans are formulated by vets or animal nutritionists to ensure optimal nutrition.

Our recipes were developed by a PhD animal nutritionist with 40 years of experience creating perfectly balanced meal plans for a variety of animals around the world. Since he has specialized specifically in animal nutrition for his entire career, Dr. Richard Patton is one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to formulating dog food.

Customer Reviews

Nothing beats real customer reviews when you’re trying to decide which pet food delivery service to use. You can check out We Feed Raw’s Trustpilot reviews here.

Are Dog Food Subscriptions Worth it?

Only you can decide whether the convenience and quality of a dog food delivery company are worth the price, but most people find a subscription service to be an excellent way to ensure their pup never runs out of their favorite high-quality food.

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What Is the Best Dog Food Delivery Service?

We hope you’ll decide that We Feed Raw is the best dog food delivery service for your family. If you’re ready to get started on your trial meal plan, get started here.

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Complete & balanced raw meals.

Portioned out, packaged up, and cold-shipped (for FREE!).