I wrote about NomNomNow once before, in a post about things that've helped to relieve my dog's allergies: It's homemade dog food made from human-grade ingredients that's delivered to your doorstep. Based on my experiences with other home-cooked dog-food delivery services, its recipes are a tad bit cheaper than its competitors', plus the company also offers the options to switch to a "topper" plan (aka smaller portions, to top your pup's current food with) as well as to rotate the recipes you get delivered.
But we're not here to talk about dog food, because update: NomNomNow now delivers homemade cat food! Having recently made the leap to home-cooked dog food, prompted by my pup's allergies, I was feeling a little guilty that I hadn't thought to feed my cat Benny a mostly fresh-cooked meal too when I heard about this new offering.
Delivered to you in frozen "NomNomMeow"-labeled packages (you keep most of them in the freezer until it's time to let them thaw), the premise of the food is the same as it is for dogs: customized, pre-packaged portions based on your cat's current weight and goal weight, using human-grade ingredients, but now formulated for cats (i.e., with a higher percentage of protein and water, since cats get most of their water intake through food). Recipe choices are currently fish and chicken, and I opted for the fish flavor — a mix of salmon and tilapia, plus carrot, yuca, and beef fat. I wasn't expecting Benny to be super pumped about his food; he's pretty picky when it comes to wet food, and I've had to switch up his canned food over the years because he's a little diva who seems to get bored of the same thing easily. But I've been pleasantly surprised that he's generally enjoyed his NomNomNow fish meals! Luckily the company has already anticipated that cats can be a little tougher to sell on homemade food than dogs are, and so the first box comes with samples of flavor flakes and broth to help entice less-than-enthused kitties. You can also try warming up the bag in a bowl of warm water for about 30 seconds before serving to entice your finicky feline.
I love that the portions are already laid out for you, but most of all I love that I'm giving my cat top-notch quality food. Sure, it's pricier than your typical pet-store varieties, but it's a new era — and we're learning how important a non-processed diet can be with regard to our furry friends' longevity and overall health! —Emmy Favilla
Get it from NomNomNow starting at $20/week (for 14 cat-food meals).