Grocery Pup Information
Grocery Pup is a dog food brand that provides home delivered fresh dog food. They offer their products in a subscription model which is the industry standard. However, they do allow you to purchase recipes individually which is unique and not done by many of their competitors.
The recipes are delivered to customers frozen to ensure they remain fresh and do not spoil. Grocery Pup uses insulation and dry ice to ensure they remain frozen even if you are not home at the time of delivery. Once customers get their hands on their recipes, they should be stored in the freezer.
Grocery Pup cooks all of their recipes via a method known as Sous-Vide. The aim of Sous-Vide is to avoid losing nutrition to cooking water and to enable food to remain moist and become tender.
This method is popular in high-end restaurants but has no spilled over into premium dog food. For the full rundown on Sous-Vide and why Grocery Pup uses this technique, check out their information page here.
The home delivered dog food market has grown significantly in recent years with some of Grocery Pup’s competitors, such as NomNomNow, Ollie, Pet Plate, and The Farmer’s Dog, seeing growth as high as 500% year on year.
For additional information, we’d recommend checking our Grocery Pup’s FAQ page which you can find here.
Grocery Pup Product Range
Grocery Pup has a modest product range consisting of three dog food recipes. While this may seem very small it is not too dissimilar to their competitor’s product ranges which also tend to consist of 3-4 recipes.
Grocery Pup does not produce any recipes specifically for Puppies. In addition, Grocery Pup does not recommend that you exclusively feed their recipes to puppies. Instead, they suggest you can use them as a topper in combination with traditional dry kibble. You can find this discussion here.
At this time, Grocery Pup does not produce any cat products but is a market that we suspect it may enter in future.
Grocery Pup Nutrition
Please note, the above chart is based on Grocery Pup’s Guaranteed Analysis. This is an estimate and the true values are likely to include a slightly higher proportion of protein and fat.
As highlighted above, Grocery Pup recipes provide significantly above average nutrition. This nutritional profile includes significantly above average proportions of protein and fat and a significantly below average proportion of carbohydrates.
This nutritional profile should be suitable for the vast majority of dogs including those that are very active. In addition, the portioning provided by Grocery Pup should prevent dogs susceptible to weight gain from putting on weight.
Grocery Pup Ingredients
All of Grocery Pup’s ingredients are sourced from within the United States and are Human-Grade, GMO-Free and Pesticide Free. Grocery Pup also does not process its ingredients to increase their shelf life.
For the full list of ingredients used in Grocery Pup formulas, we recommend checking out their product pages which can be found here.
High-Quality Meat Ingredients
- Beef Liver
- Turkey Liver
Grocery Pup uses a variety of meat ingredients across its three recipes. All o these meat ingredients would be considered high-quality and can provide dogs with much-needed animal protein and fat.
In addition, all three of the recipes make use of Liver. Liver can be particularly advantageous as it contains much higher densities of some minerals and vitamins than traditional meat cuts.
Grocery Pup utilizes Peas and Green Beans which are both Legumes. Peas are an extremely common ingredient in dog food and have become the standard for a grain-free food.
However, there is concern about the overuse of Peas in dog food and potential negative health effects. Learn more in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Green Beans are much more uncommon but provide similar nutrition to Peas.
Grocery Pup also makes use of the two most popular starch ingredients which are Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes. Starches like these are dense sources of carbohydrates. They can be a positive addition to dog food in moderation but large portions can provide excessive levels of carbohydrates.
Rice is found in two of Grocery Pup’s three recipes. Rice is a grain and a source of carbohydrates. Generally, Brown Rice is preferred to White Rice as it can provide additional nutrition in the form of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, Grocery Pup only labels their Rice as “Rice” which means it is unclear if it is White or Brown.
In addition to some of the common ingredients listed above, Grocery Pup also utilizes some unique ingredients including Carrots, Tomato, and Pineapple. While these ingredients are often only a small portion of the recipe, they can provide some unique nutrition and flavor.
Grocery Pup Animal Testing
We have no information at this time on what kind of testing Grocery Pup participates in.
We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will see a serious decline.
Grocery Pup Expertise
Many fresh dog food companies employ the services of veterinary nutritionists. This is important to ensure that their recipes can provide dogs with complete nutrition and avoid issues.
However, at this time we have no information on who Grocery Pup work with to formulate and develop their recipes.
Grocery Pup Recalls
However, many in the industry consider fresh food to garner a higher risk of contamination or other health concerns. This is as it must be stored and cooled appropriately whereas traditional dry kibble has far fewer restrictions.
As a consequence we encourage you to be vigilant of any future recalls of Grocery Pup or any other fresh dog food products.
Grocery Pup Featured Articles
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Bitchin’ Beef Stew Review
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While we’d recommend all three of Grocery Pup’s recipes, we had to choose a favorite and Bitchin’ Beef Stew came out as the winner.
The recipes primary two ingredients are Beef and Beef Liver. This combination provides a satisfactory proportion of high-quality animal protein and fat. The unique vitamins and minerals from the Beef Liver also enhance the pairing.
The recipe then uses smaller portions of Peas, Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Carrots to provide a modest portion of carbohydrates and dietary fiber. These ingredients are considered to be reliable sources and would not be classified as fillers.
Bitchin’ Beef Stew’s full ingredient list and guaranteed analysis can be found here.
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Bitchin’ Beef Stew