Aerial shot of Dog Standards beef recipe with raw ingredients on a white ceramic plate

Dog Standards Cost and Value


Just as with quality, the price of dog food can vary widely. So what goes into those cost differences, and why is some kibble less expensive than fresher options? 


The simple answer is that if kibble bags were full of the things depicted on their labels such as premium cuts of meat and fresh vegetables, it likely wouldn’t be as cheap (and it wouldn’t really be kibble). 


Here’s why the “cheaper” option will actually end up costing you more in the end. 


What sets Dog Standards apart is their unwavering dedication to using high-quality ingredients sourced from reputable suppliers. They understand that every ingredient matters and meticulously select only the finest components to create a nutritionally balanced and delicious meal for your beloved furry companion. By carefully formulating their recipes, they cater to dogs of all breeds, ages, and dietary requirements, ensuring that each pup receives the nutrients they need for optimal health and vitality.


So, if you're seeking dog food that not only meets the highest standards of quality but also fits your budget, stay tuned as we uncover the exceptional value provided by Dog Standards. Your furry friend deserves nothing but the best, and Dog Standards is here to deliver it.


Health and Safely Standards 


Dog Standards fresh dog food offers a myriad of health benefits when compared to traditional kibble. Firstly, it is made with premium, human-grade ingredients that are free from artificial additives and preservatives. This ensures that dogs receive a nutritionally balanced diet without any potential harmful substances. Most pet food, even so-called “premium” kibble is considered feed-grade which means it can be made with things that would be unfit and illegal to sell for human consumption (including so-called 4D meats—diseased, disabled, dying, and dead animals—as long as they are rendered at high heat into powdered “meals” or fats).


Fresh dog food also retains higher levels of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, thanks to minimal processing and gentle cooking methods. Kibble, in contrast, is subject to multiple rounds of high-heat, high-pressure processing that severely damages the food’s nutrients and turns it into those dried pellets. Gently cooking or steaming our food promotes better digestion and absorption of nutrients, leading to improved energy levels, a shinier coat, and overall enhanced well-being.


Moreover, Dog Standards' fresh dog food can be tailored to individual dogs' specific dietary needs, catering to allergies, sensitivities, and weight management more effectively. The natural flavors and textures of fresh ingredients also make mealtime more enjoyable for dogs, encouraging healthy eating habits. In essence, opting for Dog Standards' fresh dog food not only prioritizes a dog's health but also reflects a commitment to their long-term vitality and happiness.



Whole Ingredients 


The difference between the fresh vegetables in Dog Standards' dog food and those found in traditional kibble is quite significant. Dog Standards utilizes high-quality, human-grade vegetables that are sourced from local suppliers. As a result, dogs receive a wholesome and nutritionally rich diet with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that contribute to their overall health and immune system. When you portion your dog’s food, you can see whole chickpeas, chunks of carrots and diced sweet potatoes in every pack of Dog Standards.


In contrast, any vegetables that might be in an ingredient deck on a bag of kibble are zapped by the high-heat process used to make those dried pellets, and the nutritional value reduced. The high heat and pressure cooking process involved in making kibble can lead to a reduction in the nutrient content of the vegetables, making them less beneficial for a dog's well-being.


Real Customer Meal Plans




Bruce is a 1 year old 18 lb Boston Terrier. His fresh food plan is $3 a day.


“My dog LOVES this food. I was so tired of trying different kinds and throwing most in the garbage. Now he licks the plate clean. Also needed to make a change to my order; heard back within 24 hours and change made without error. Very pleased with product and service.” – Bruce’s mom


Zeus is a 2 year old 80 lb Doberman. His fresh food plan is $8.35 a day.


“Simply the best food option for my Doberman. They make it so easy to subscribe and always have good food arriving every two weeks. Trust me and try this out!” – Zeus’ mom




Penny is a 1 year old 5 lb Pomeranian. Her fresh food plan is $1.33 a day.


“Can't recommend Dog Standards enough! Life is pretty hectic and busy, and I'd always wanted to switch my dog to "real" food, but never had the time. I love that Dog Standards has done the heavy lifting, finding the right mix of nutrients my dog needs, and in the proper portion, and the best part... it gets delivered to my door! Such a huge time saver, while knowing my dog is eating the best.” – Penny’s mom


Determine your dog's meal plan today!