After double-checking the fine print of the food label I realized why my dog whimpered with pain from her arthritis. For the last 3 years, I’ve spent $200 extra/month on Vet Recommended Special Diet foods, believing that my pup got the best. Now, I knew that I’ve mostly fed hidden sugars to my pup.
I wanted to scream: My dog deserves real, honest food! Not pet food industry manipulations! At least, I can say NO to this. But my TM dog can’t say a word. – Louis W.
Potential Costs Of NOT Using Human-Grade Organic Pet Foods
The danger of conventional commercial pet food is that it seems healthy, but usually is detrimental to your pup’s well-being and longevity. It looks fantastic on the package, but the package is designed to…. fool you!
Benefits Of Human-Grade Organic Pet Foods
Top 5 Human-Grade Dog Food Deliveries Reviewed
These human-grade dog foods are hand-made in USDA approved kitchens and delivered to your doorstep every week. They let your T Mastiff eat human-grade pet foods for a long and healthy life. Or so they claim. But how much can we trust these claims? To find the truth, we review 5 of the most popular human-grade pet food deliveries on the market.
Review Of Human-Grade Pet Food Deliveries: 7 Review Criteria
We check whether each brand serves 100% human-grade pet foods that even you can eat. Certified organic has many shades, degrees, and nuances, and we rate each brand accordingly. We check if each brand really uses USDA approved kitchens and whether ALL their dog foods contain 0% fillers, preservatives, artificials, or grains. Also, we check to what degree they offer hand-cooked foods and present new weekly menus that add variation to your TMs nutritional intake. We double-check that you can order foods specific for Tibetan Mastiffs, and finally, we compare the price.
We signed up a Tibetan Mastiff dog called “Vincent” to all 5 brands. Vincent is 9 years old, neutered, weighs 140 lbs and has an ideal weight of 120 lbs. He is rather active, is a slightly picky eater, lives in the LA area, and does not require any prescription diets.
140 lbs (120 is ideal)
9 years old
5 Human-Grade Pet Food Deliveries - Review
With Vincent in mind, we looked at 5 of the best personalized dog food delivery providers to help you make the best choice for your Tibetan Mastiff. Here’s the overall result:
What makes Ollie a (split) winner is the high level of transparency and organic certifications. It increases our trust that Ollie actually IS 100% human-grade, certified organic, and USDA approved. Also, the reasonable price with a 50% off your first purchase makes it a no-brainer to test it with almost no risk at all.
For a number of years, Ollie has been scrutinized on all 7 review criteria, and score relatively high on all of them. The reason Ollie scores lower on Certified Organic is that we cannot see whether the ingredients used are 100, 95, or 70% certified organic.
Price Quote We Got From Ollie
140 lbs (120 is ideal)
9 years old
More About Ollie's
Ollie Dog Food is a delivery service for fresh dog food. It sells human-grade fresh food prepared from natural ingredients in subscriptions for healthier dogs. Ollie caters to pets and their owners that want meals to be quick, tasty, and nutritional.
It removes the stress out of dinner preparation and allows owners to relax knowing that their pets’ bowls are filled with high-quality food portioned specifically for them.
Ollie Pet Foods Review Facts
Ollie’s fresh food is prepared and packaged in the United States, and it only contains real food without any kind of fillers, artificial flavorings, or by-products. The company guarantees that nothing will be put in your pet’s bowl that they’d never eat themselves.
Ollie is committed to charitable causes, and you may find them supporting and donating to no-kill shelters and canine rescue organizations. The founders are passionate about these concerns because they have all rescued animals.
The company has pledged to donate 1% of its earnings to help rescue dogs in need around the country. They also collaborate with amazing groups that move and rehab dogs, assisting them in finding permanent homes.
The Farmer's Dog
As you can see from the 7 review criteria below, the Farmer’s Dog is a very strong contestant to Ollie.
The reason The Farmer’s Dog scores lower on Certified Organic is that we cannot find (a) perfect evidence of the certification and (b) cannot see whether the ingredients used are 100, 95, or 70% certified organic. The other 6 review criteria are very high, just like Ollie.
Price Quote We Got From Farmer's Dog
140 lbs (120 is ideal)
9 years old
More About The Farmer's Dog
The Farmer’s Dog is a delivery service for fresh dog food that thinks dogs, like humans, deserve a nutritious diet. They provide nutrient-dense, freshly prepared dog food to your door. The Farmer’s Dog not only takes the bother out of feeding your dog healthily, but they also offer a personalized nutrition plan to make sure your Tibetan Mastiff is getting the exact amount of calories each day.
The Farmer’s Dog consults with veterinarians and follows AAFCO guidelines for dog nutrition to guarantee that their recipes meet your dog’s individual nutritional needs. Their customized nutrition programs include meals that are pre-made & pre-portioned for your dog’s calorie requirements, ensuring that he receives the high-quality and human-grade nutrients and calories he needs.
JustFoodForDogs - Fresh Whole-Food
Just Food For Dogs is a new upcomer we are raving about. Just like Ollie and Farmer’s Dog, they create hand-cooked organic dog foods in USDA kitchens. Actually, they seem to be even more transparent about showing the standards and certifications of their kitchen and products.
We would love to give you an in-depth review of this new brand whenever we get time for it.
PetPlate is a strong alternative to the 3 first brand we already mentioned. Whenever time allows, we would love to give you an in-depth review of PetPlate.
You can select your dog’s recipes including chicken, turkey, beef, or lamb, in line with your Tibetan Mastiff’s individual needs and preferences. If you want to let your dog choose, you can choose all 4! After that, simply input your email address, and Pet Plate will adapt their plans to your dog’s weight, breed, and amount of activity. Finally, you must choose between the Full Plan and the Topper Plan.
The Full Plan meets all of your dog’s dietary requirements, since each food serving is customized in line with your specifications. Additionally,, Pet Plate will suggest varying amounts of food based on your dog’s individual needs. For an 80-pound dog, this Pet Plate comprehensive feeding system will provide 28 (16 ounces) meals every 2 weeks.
The Topper Plan sends you food to supplement your dog’s current diet. For instance, if you usually mix wet and dry foods together, the idea is the same. This plan covers 25% of your dog’s dietary requirements.
Spot & Tango is last but not necessarily least. They are obsessed about giving your pup the healthiest food products available on the market. And they use USDA-approved kitchens to cook organic food on low temperatures. This preserves the nutritions in the foods and gives your TM dog a healthier life. Unfortunately, we cannot find strong evidence that all their servings are 100% human-grade.
Spot and Tango take a novel and engaging way to feed your furry friend that few other companies provide. While some brands claim to provide a personalized approach, they pale in comparison to this solution. Using Spot and Tango, you can create a customized feeding plan for your TM dog.
They provide a variety of programs and price options, but the most important thing is that they use natural ingredients only and walk you through the process with your dog’s requirements in mind.
According to their website, their food is human-grade and offers balanced nutrition, including a broad array of minerals and vitamins that are vital to your dog’s health, sourced from local farms as well as human food suppliers. However, we do not find consistent documentation that all foods are 100% human-grade.
By using an FDA or USDA inspected kitchen in NYC, the brand makes an effort to never employ feed-grade products, or any questionable substances.
Meals are prepared at a low temperature to preserve the nutrients.
Dietary Requirements for Tibetan Dogs
Your T Mastiff requires a high-protein, a low-fat diet made entirely of actual meat (without any by-products), which really should be stated on the product label. There should also be enough whole vegetables and fruits on hand to help him absorb the minerals and vitamins he needs from his food.
Your TM’s joint and bone growth will benefit from a strong source of Glucosamine, especially because he is vulnerable to canine hip and elbow dysplasia.
Tibetan Mastiff Food Costs
The nutritional requirements of a T Mastiff varies with age. Therefore, you should budget between $1,500 and $2,000 a year. This estimate is subject to change depending on the quality of dog food purchased. Additionally, if your dog has special nutritional needs or allergies, the expense of feeding him might be significantly greater.
Food Requirements Per Day
All Tibetan dogs require high-quality, well-balanced food to suit their nutritional requirements. As a general rule, foods with at least 18% protein and 5% fat are recommended. An adult TM will consume between 4 and 6 cups of high-quality food per day or 1,700-2,300 cal. Particular circumstances, like whether the dog is neutered or spayed, will also affect the calorie amount.
The amount of food to feed a Mastiff is mostly determined by the dog’s age and level of activity. Less active canines consume less energy than dogs who participate in daily strenuous activity.
The best way to figure out how much to feed them is to look at the recommended serving sizes on the food’s packaging. The activity level, weight, and appetite of the dog can all be taken into account when making this advice.
How To Feed T Mastiff Puppies
For your pup, dog food that has organically grown ingredients is safer and more nutritionally filled. As your dog’s needs change, you’ll have to adjust the quantity of food you feed them per month. You should discontinue providing your Mastiff puppy food combinations once he reaches adulthood.