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A Real Review of The Farmer’s Dog (Plus A Roundup of Actually Cute Dog Bowls)

Happy Monday, pals! Guess what: EHD is a dog blog now and moving forward, I refuse to write any posts that are not about pets. I’m just kidding, it’s not a dog blog (…yet, though about 200 of my close friends and I are attempting to change that) BUT this is a post about pets. Folks, today we’re talking about Boris, Emily’s most handsome neighbor and frequent EHD model. 

“HELLO, I’M BORIS” – Boris, probably.

Last month, we ran an Instagram partnership with The Farmer’s Dog, a fresh dog food delivery service, featuring Boris. (At this point, he’s worked his way into enough shoots that he’s an influencer in his own rite. Congratulations, little man.) We try to only partner with brands that we really believe in, so I texted Suzanne, Boris’ mom, to check-in and see if Boris was still loving his fresh, pre-portioned meals.

And guys, the reviews are in: Boris actually, truly loves it. Suzanne responded with a photo of him staring at the counter and wrote, “He won’t stop doing this. It’s like the jig is up and he knows what good food tastes like.” (I joked in Thursday’s post that we at EHD are weirdly involved in each other’s lives, and now recognize that it is deeply humorous to be in a group text with my boss’ neighbor.)

So since this dog food has earned the permanent Boris seal of approval, and since it’s still kinda dicey outside in the general world, I got The Farmer’s Dog to extend their 60% offer for our readers. (It automatically applies through that link.) If you’re still minimizing the amount of time you’re spending outside or in retailers, this at-home fresh dog food delivery is a game-changer — it’s a great way to make sure that you can stay safe while your pup gets all the good stuff that they need.

In case you’re not familiar, let me run you through the details real quick:

  • You take a quiz and input all your dog’s information
  • The Farmer’s Dog generates a plan with three recipes made of real meat and vegetables based on your answers (in this case, we were able to flag and avoid Boris’ allergens, which has been super helpful!)
  • You receive pre-portioned meals straight to your door
  • Pop them in the freezer, thaw in the fridge before mealtime, and fluff it up with a fork before serving
  • Enjoy 🙂
Pictured here: a dog who has just SCARFED DOWN a meal and is staring into the abyss of an empty bowl. Been there, buddy.

We thought it’d be REALLY CUTE to run a taste test with Boris with his old food and his Farmer’s Dog, and folks, WE WERE RIGHT. It’s adorable, and you can watch it on Emily’s stories right now. (You can also hear some of the ASMR that we referenced in those texts above.)

We’re trying to keep Boris around as long as possible (because honestly, no one else on the team could pass out in the middle of a Target photo shoot and get away with it, which is worth celebrating) and since we trust it for our team mascot, I just wanted y’all to be able to try it at a special rate, too. Here’s the link that will land you 60% off your first month of fresh dog food delivery 🙂

PS. Your pup needs the best nutrition, but you also deserve to look at some beautiful dog bowls in your kitchen (especially now, if you, like me, are home and looking at them ALL THE TIME). As promised, here are a few of our favorites:

1. Large Shibori Pet Bowl | 2. Pink Marble Dog Bowl | 3. Stoneware Crock Pet Dish | 4. Custom Pet Bowl | 5. Handmade Ceramic Pet Bowls | 6. Elevated Mid-Century Modern Dog Bowl | 7. Toile Dog Bowl | 8. Ceramic Pet Bowls | 9. Modern Ceramic Dot Pet Bowl | 10. Ceramic Dog Bowl in White Marble | 11. Personalized Large Dog Feeding Bowl | 12. Set of 2 Pet Bowls

OK, THAT’S IT. Stay safe and thanks for visiting another edition of EHD’s dog blog. (Also please let me know if you have any favorite pet bowls or feeding stations that you’d recommend!)

Opening Image Credit: Photo by Veronica Crawford | From: My Favorite AFFORDABLE Spring Dresses (all with pockets)

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2 years ago

Love the dog bowl roundup – more design-friendly pet stuff please! I’ve given up trying to find a medium/large size dog crate that’s not an eyesore, but maybe I’m not looking in the right places. Also in need of cute/modern dog toys (because they’re always cluttering up our small apartment), dog beds, etc.! (I found a company called Wild One that has some cute-looking dog toys, but I’m slightly doubtful a dog would actually like them – and they’re expensive! Has anyone else tried these?)

2 years ago
Reply to  Juanita

My dog doesn’t like wild one toys..but I do love the bowl we have! I used to have their collar too and it didn’t last long.

2 years ago
Reply to  Juanita

Never tried the toys but I love the Wild One bowls and leash.

2 years ago

where did they get Boris’ food and water holder!? CUTE and handy.

Please check out my bowls! I have previously shared samples with EHD via Ginny Macdonald. Would love to share with your pet-design-focused readership. Thank you.

2 years ago

Hey, I know this is a sponsored post but maybe include something about talking to your own veterinarian about your dogs diet? There are a lot of medical issues these diets may not necessarily help.

2 years ago
Reply to  Amanda

Hi EHD team, I love that you are branching out in your partnerships, and that pup is super cute! A quick note for other dog owners, though: This food is grain-free, which for many dog breeds, including mine (PWD), has been linked in clinical studies to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and premature death. I’m sensitive to this because my sister’s PWD was diagnosed with DCM after being fed grain-free for a few years; she now has to undergo at least a year of expensive 3x daily medications, can’t have rigorous exercise (awful for an energetic dog), and the condition is likely permanent.

This food might be ok for some breeds, though, or can be supplemented with grains that you add yourselves. Just definitely do not switch to a new dog food without doing your research and talking to your vet! (More on links between DCM and boutique grain-free fruit/vegetable diets from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association:

2 years ago
Reply to  Cassidy

I didn’t want to be a Debbie Downer and mention DCM. I mean, the dog and bowls are darling. But yes to this. So thank you. Another great source of foods that are NOT associated with DCM are on the Facebook DCM page I know my vets office, and my boyfriend’s vet , both sent out letters about DCM to patients. They recommend foods with grain, over non-grain free foods. It has to do with a lack of Taurine. Not a scientist, so I don’t know exactly how it works.

2 years ago

This is fine with one small dog, but I have three dogs (one being a great dane) there is no way I can afford this food. It tells me that it would be $207 a week for their food. HAHAHA Over $800 a month for dog food in not even close to being possible.

2 years ago

I actually make my dog’s food myself with ground meat and vegetables. If you have time to cook / can’t afford subscription fresh dog food, it’s possible to make them a meatloaf. I bake it in big batches and freeze about 2 weeks worth at a time. Search online for recipes!

2 years ago

Dogs need unprocessed raw meat. End of story.

2 years ago

Hey Ladies, we actually feed our Boston Terrier mix (she’s about 60% Boston thanks to a doggie DNA test) Farmer’s Dog food. Of course my husband heard about it via a targeted Instagram ad! We mix Farmer’s Dog with her regular Science Diet food, and she loves it. Though a little pricey, we figured that since she’s an ‘only pup’ we can swing it… at least for now. 🙂

2 years ago

sorry, but Im still disgusted at Emily’s “two dead cats” in her bio, please don’t endorse pet stuff when the person at the helm thinks thats funny. Its pretty obvious that she didn’t take care of the animals she did have.

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