NomNomNow Cat Food Review

NomNomNow Cat Food Review

NomNomNow, Inc is a subscription cat (and dog) food delivery service that is all the rage right now. They not only deliver fully customized meals to your door, but also guarantees to provide human grade, restaurant quality ingredients in every meal.

NomNomNow was created by four co-founders; Alexandria Jarrell, Wenzhe Gao, and brothers Nate and Zach Phillips. In 2015, these four animal lovers began producing and shipping out fresh and healthy meals. As of May 2018, the company started offering cat food.

The company prepares their recipes in a California, FDA compliant, kitchen with the help of board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Justin Shmalberg, who guides recipe creation and production.

How it Works

To get started with NomNomNow, you will create a profile for your pet, which asks you to share their current weight, target weight, and preferred protein. This part is necessary to get a price quote, because portion sizes for each animal will depend on its weight.

Once you are all signed up, you will get a shipment with 14 meal packs of the selected meal choice but  you can always go back and change your preferences if you want to try something else. You will be updated on every stage of your delivery via email as well as provided tracking information. The first box also includes fun treats, like a bag of chicken jerky.

Once you’ve selected your cats meal plan, you will receive monthly shipments of 56 individual packets of food, which will arrive boxed fresh with ice packs to keep it cool. The packets should be stored in the freezer and removed in small batches to thaw in the fridge.

What’s in the Box?

The first shipment arrived safe in a heavy-duty brown shipping box with the company’s logo on the side. A message on the box recommends refrigerating the contents as soon as possible. Our trial order contained 14 meal packs of the Chicken Chow-Wow recipe and the Flavorful Fresh Fish recipe. The food was safely wrapped up between two large reusable gel ice packs and a thick insulating liner made of 100% recyclable PET. Everything was nice and cold inside but should be refrigerated as soon as possible. The packaging also states that you should use or freeze the food packets within 8 days of receiving them. There was a detailed information booklet, recommended servings brochure and feeding magnet inside. Also included with the order was a bag of chicken jerky, a flavor packet and a container of beef broth.

NomNomNow Cat Food Review

NomNomNow Cat Food Review

NomNomNow Cat Food Review

Features

  • Fresh meals made with all-natural ingredients
  • All meals are pre-portioned
  • Two protein rich recipes for cats to choose from
  • Chicken or beef jerky treats available (made with USDA certified meats)
  • All ingredients and nutritional content is listed on website
  • If you don’t see the difference a fresh diet can make after 30 days of eating NomNomNow, they’ll buy your pet’s next diet (up to $40)
  • All packaging is recyclable

The Meals

There are no fillers or grains, no preservatives or artificial flavors, and they only use the highest-quality, responsibly sourced meats. NomNomNow recipes are prepared in a human-grade kitchen that is 100% designed and dedicated to making fresh pet food. There are two meal recipes that you can choose for your cat. The first is the Chicken Chow-Meow which is full of ingredients to keep your cat’s eyesight razor sharp for stalking. The second is Flavorful Fish Feast and it is packed with tilapia and salmon to guarantee a softer and shinier fur coat for your cat.

NomNomNow Cat Food Review

Ingredients for the two flavor options:

Chicken Chow-Meow:

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: Beta carotene serves as an antioxidant
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
Grams* % of calories
Protein 161 56%
Fat 40 34%
Carbs 29 10%

Flavorful Fish Feast:

Tilapia: Protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids for a luxurious coat
Salmon: More omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals—plus a tasty flavor cats love
Pork fat: A source of choline and unsaturated fatty acids for a healthy coat and skin
Yuca: Calcium, vitamin C, and minerals galore for strong bones
Carrot: Beta carotene serves as an antioxidant
NomNomNutrient Mix: Expertly formulated nutrition blend
Grams* % of calories
Protein 143 50%
Fat 53 45%
Carbs 15 5%

Benefits

The food NomNomNow prepares is cooked fresh in small batches, which means it isn’t processed like other cat foods. The food retains more vitamins, nutrients and proteins because it isn’t processed. Other benefits include:

  • More energy – NomNomNow is more digestible meaning the food is absorbed and used for energy.
  • Shinier coat, healthier skin, brighter eyes – The vitamins, minerals and nutrients in the formulas are known to help with a healthier coat, skin, and eyes.
  • Healthier immune system –This fresh food is rich in all-natural vitamins, such as A, C and zinc. These nutrients help your cat’s immune system stay strong and healthy.
  • Less waste Since there are no fillers, there will be less poop. Every ingredient is made to give cats the nutrients they need so they can use more of the food.
  • Better hydration –Cats get most of their water intake from the foods they eat. If their diet lacks moisture, they usually won’t make it up by drinking more. These meals are moisture rich to ensure your cat stays hydrated.

Taste Test

Honestly, my kitties are not picky eaters. But I noticed right away they both really liked the food. As soon as I put the bowls down, they threw their faces in and there was a lot of warning growls going back and forth. By the second feeding, I couldn’t get the food out of the package before one cat was crawling up my leg and the other was plotting to trip me. Feedings have become a little aggressive, but that is probably a sign that both kitties really love this food. There was no difference in their reactions, whether I was feeding them the Chicken Chow-Meow or the Flavorful Fish Feast.

NomNomNow Cat Food Review

The Good

  • Free nutritional consultants for your pet available
  • Made fresh to order every week
  • Meals are pre-portioned and sealed in their own bags
  • Recipes are formulated by one of the country’s leading veterinary nutritionists
  • Free delivery just days after you order

The Bad

  • Food is pricey
  • Only two recipes available for cats
  • Food needs to be refrigerated

My Thoughts

I really like that I can see  and identify the ingredients in the cat food. I also like the ease of the pre-portioned packs being the right amount for each meal. This is a great replacement for wet food and the ingredients can’t be beat. However, a company that delivers fresh cat food to your door at an average of $35 per week, isn’t cheap.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for wholesome cat food, that is convenient and beneficial go ahead and give NomNomNow a try today. Your cat will thank you!

 

(Disclosure – Cat Mania  was provided free samples for the purposes of this review of NomNomNow, which contains affiliate links. This means we may receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click a link and purchase something.)

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