Pet Plate: Gently Cooked Dog Food

Pet plate is a relatively new company in the pet industry, founded in 2016, it has since become a well-known brand within the fresh pet food space. PetPlate has placed a priority on the science of nutrition and has consulted with Dr. Renee Streeter (DVM, DACVN, Veterinary Nutritionist) to formulate and consult with the creation of all four of the recipes. All the recipes are made with human-grade ingredients, with additional testing and certificate of analysis done on all inbound ingredients.

Pet Plate Dog Food offers a total of four recipes that are complete and balanced for both adult dogs and puppies, each recipe contains a single protein (beef, chicken, lamb,and turkey). The diets tend to range in overall composition from low to high protein, moderate to high fat, and moderate to high in carbohydrates (23-34% protein, 32-46% fat, and 27-42% carbohydrates).

OVERVIEW:

Company Responded to Questions Asked via Email: Yes, the company was contacted and the following answers we received on May 28th 2021.

Who formulated PetPlate dog food recipes? Did you work with a particular consulting group, or a particular individual to formulate your recipes – if so could you provide the name of the person/group that did.

Our recipes were formulated by our veterinary nutritionist Dr. Renee Streeter. She is a member of BSM Veterinary group and we have utilized their expertise to formulate all of our products.

Do you have anyone on staff with an animal nutrition, food science, animal science, or veterinary background? If so what is their education level and experience in the field?

We work very closely with Dr. Streeter and her team at BSM. Other than that, there are no members of PetPlate staff with educational certifications in the fields listed above. However, members of the staff, myself included, have done a lot of their own research and self-education in order to provide the best recommendations for our customers. We also have plans to add team members with those specific educational backgrounds in the near future

Where do you source your ingredients from? What do you require from suppliers as far as paperwork so ensure ingredient consistency? What testing do you do on ingredients coming into the facility? In particular do you test for: pathogens (salmonella, listeria, e.coli, campylobacter), mycotoxins, and heavy metals? If you do not do testing yourselves what type of certificates of analysis or third-party testing do you require on ingredients coming into the facility?

All ingredients in PetPlate products are human-grade and meet all standards for human consumption. Testing and verification is conducted based on the unique risks of each material. Testing/verification of inbound ingredients is performed in accordance with our Food Safety and Quality programs all of which meet the GFSI standards for human food.

Where do you source your vitamin/mineral supplements? Do you require a certificate of analysis from suppliers of vitamin supplements?

Vitamin and mineral supplements are one example of an ingredient where a COA is required on each batch produced.

Where are the PetPlate dog food recipes manufactured? Do you own your own manufacturing facilities? Are any other pet foods or human foods manufactured at the same facility, if so which ones? How is the equipment cleaned between batches? If you use a co-packing facility or a facility that also manufactures other food items how do they prevent cross-contamination between batches?

All of PetPlate’s products are produced in human food manufacturing facilities. In most cases, PetPlate is the only “pet” product produced in these facilities. All of our partners have robust food safety and quality programs and are third party audited annually to a GFSI standard (SQF, BRC, ISO).

What post-manufacturing testing is performed on the Pet Plate products? Do you test for: pathogens, mycotoxins, metal fragments, guaranteed analysis, thyroid hormone, the full nutrient profile of amino acids, and essential fatty acids? Do your products undergo a “test and hold” procedure where the food is held for several days to wait for all quality control testing to come back prior to shipping it out to the customer?

All PetPlate products go through a series of testing and verification prior to sale. This includes organoleptic, micro and nutritional evaluation.

Is the food you produce considered “human edible” by AAFCO standards or “human grade”?

PetPlate products are human-grade and meet all standards for human consumption.

Have the PetPlate diets undergone AAFCO feeding trials? If not, do you have plans to do so?

PetPlate has yet to complete AAFCO feeding trials but we plan to do so in the near future.

Have you done digestibility trials on your diets? If so what are the Dry-Matter, protein, fat, carbohydrate and percent calorie digestibility for each of your diets?

Yes, all the PetPlate recipes have undergone Digestibility Trials. You can see the results here.

Has your company ever had a recall? If so what have you done to prevent this from ever happening again?

There have been no recalls on PetPlate products.

RECIPES:

Barkin’ Beef Recipe

Ingredients: Ground beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, beef liver, carrots, apples, peas, pumpkin, dicalcium phosphate, natural flavor, safflower oil, calcium carbonate, salmon oil, minerals (ferrous fumarate, zinc oxide, manganese gluconate, magnesium oxide, potassium iodide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], vitamin D3 supplement), mixed tocopherols (preservative), taurine, salt

AAFCO Statement: PetPlate’s Barkin‘ Beef Entrée is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).

Balanced for both adults and puppies including large breed puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 7.9%
  • Fat: 5.5%
  • Fiber: 0.9%
  • Moisture: 74.9%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 32%
  • Fat: 24%
  • Carbs: 32%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 27%
  • Fat: 46%
  • Carbs: 27%

Chompin’ Chicken Recipe

Ingredients: Ground chicken, sweet potatoes, chicken liver, green beans, lentils, apples, dicalcium phosphate, safflower oil, natural flavor, ground flax seed, calcium carbonate, salmon oil, salt, minerals (ferrous fumarate, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, manganese gluconate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, riboflavin [vitamin B2], pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], vitamin D3 supplement), potassium chloride, mixed tocopherols (preservative), taurine.

AAFCO Statement: PetPlate’s Chompin‘ Chicken Entrée is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).

Balanced for both adults and puppies including large breed puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 10.8%
  • Fat: 4.5%
  • Fiber: 0.7%
  • Moisture: 70%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 35%
  • Fat: 16%
  • Carbs: 36%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 34%
  • Fat: 32%
  • Carbs: 34%

Tail Waggin’ Turkey Recipe

Ingredients: Ground turkey, brown rice, turkey liver, carrots, green beans, apples, pumpkin, red bell peppers, wild rice, dicalcium phosphate, salmon oil, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, natural flavor, salt, minerals (ferrous fumarate, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, manganese gluconate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, riboflavin [vitamin B2], pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], vitamin D3 supplement), mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative), choline bitartrate, taurine.

AAFCO Statement: PetPlate’s Tail Waggin‘ Turkey Entrée is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).

Balanced for both adults and puppies including large breed puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 9%
  • Fat: 4.5%
  • Fiber: 0.9%
  • Moisture: 70%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 30%
  • Fat: 15%
  • Carbs: 47%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 27%
  • Fat: 32%
  • Carbs: 41%

Lip Lickin’ Lamb Recipe

Ingredients: Ground lamb, sweet potatoes, apples, lamb liver, quinoa, broccoli, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, natural flavor, calcium carbonate, salmon oil, minerals (ferrous fumarate, zinc oxide, manganese gluconate, magnesium oxide, potassium iodide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], thiamine mononitrate [Vitamin B1], vitamin D3 supplement), mixed tocopherols (preservative), taurine, parsley.

AAFCO Statement: PetPlate’s Lip Lickin‘ Lamb Entrée is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).

Balanced for both adults and puppies including large breed puppies.

Guaranteed Analysis:

  • Protein: 6.4%
  • Fat: 3.5%
  • Fiber: 1.1%
  • Moisture: 75.5%

Dry Matter:

  • Protein: 25%
  • Fat: 17%
  • Carbs: 46%

Percent Calorie:

  • Protein: 23%
  • Fat: 35%
  • Carbs: 42%

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