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Ruby On The Farmer’s Dog

Ruby is a rescue dog. We adopted her when she was six or seven years old. She was brought to Chicago’s Animal Care and Control after being found living in horrible conditions with many other dogs. It is clear she has had multiple litters of puppies and like most mama dogs, probably gave away everything she had to her babies.

She has some chronic health and autoimmune issues including Vasculitis in both ears. Providing her with a nutritionally dense, natural diet has always been a priority for us (to make up for the neglect in her past). We have tried different foods, but until recently hadn’t found one that addressed ALL her issues. But we finally found the perfect food for Ruby – The Farmer’s Dog subscription-based dog food! Ruby started on  The Farmer’s Dog in mid-June and the results have been pretty remarkable. Before we get to her results, here’s what you need to know about The Farmer’s Dog.

The Farmer's Dog - A Smarter, Healthier, Subscription-based Dog Food that Dogs Love

The Farmer’s Dog – A Smarter, Healthier, Subscription-Based Dog Food that Dogs Love

1. The Farmer’s Dog is a personalized, ready-to-serve, pre-portioned, subscription-based dog food made from real  ingredients under the highest safety conditions.

2. When you sign up for The Farmer’s Dog, you create an individual profile based on your dog’s size, age, breed, medical conditions, allergies, activity level, etc. The Farmer’s Dog then creates a meal plan just for your dog. Bonus: adorable packaging with your dog’s name on it!

The Farmer's Dog is a Subscription-Based Dog Food that Dogs Love.

3. The Farmer’s Dog is made from fresh, human-grade, natural, minimally processed ingredients and sourced from restaurant suppliers and local farms. All recipes are formulated by board-certified veterinary nutritionists. They even monitor your dog’s progress and adjust accordingly. Bonus: their customer service is AMAZING. I received a text the first week asking how Ruby liked her food.

4. Recipes are prepared in human-grade kitchens and quickly frozen for transport. Your dog’s custom recipes are delivered to you within days of cooking – it is always fresh and never sits on a shelf.

5. The Farmer’s Dog arrives when you need it, before you run out. Customers are put on a reordering schedule timed to make sure you never run out of food. Bonus: I’m not the most organized person in the world so this is a win win for all of us!

The Farmer's Dog is made fresh and delivered with days of cooking

Ruby’s Results On The Farmers’s Dog’s Personalized, Ready-To-Serve Dog Food

I will go into more detail in my next post, but here’s a quick overview of Ruby’s remarkable results on The Farmer’s Dog subscription-based dog food.

1. Weight loss. Ruby has always had trouble with portion control. It’s a rescue dog thing – must eat everything in case there’s no more. The Farmer’s Dog pre-portioned, pre-packaged meal plan is super easy to follow. Ruby is now sporting her new slim and trim summer body.

2. Increased energy. Quite simply, Ruby’s energy level has tripled. She genuinely seems to feel better, which results in longer walks and more playtime.

3. More confident. Because Ruby feels better, she’s also much more confident. She is more willing to explore new places and even interact with other dogs. She’s always been a bit nervous with other dogs, but now surprises me by confidently greeting (and sometimes playing) with other dogs we meet on walks.

4. Reduced allergy and autoimmune symptoms. Her skin is less itchy and red overall and there’s been a huge improvement in her ear vasculitis. The affected area is about half the size it was a month ago. It’s pretty crazy.

My dog is healthier and happier on The Farmer's Dog

Ruby has been fortunate to try several different foods through the blog. While she’s liked ALL of them (she’s not picky when it comes to food), The Farmer’s Dog is the first one we have decided to keep her on permanently. It’s made that much of a difference for her! Tune in next week for a more in depth look at her results!  


  1. Marg
    July 31, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Wow, that sounds like a wonderful company. I am wondering if they do cat food too. We have a couple of cats that have allergies etc. Thanks for this great review.

  2. Yamini MacLean
    July 31, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Hari OmOh look at the happy running pupster!!! YAM xx

  3. Bouncing Bertie
    July 31, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Oh this is such good news that you have found something that works for you Ruby!

  4. Julie
    July 31, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I finks that foodables must be the bestest 'cos you do look AMAZING Ruby!Loves and licky kissesPrincess Leah xxx

  5. Two French Bulldogs
    July 31, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    You are very special Ruby. Your food sounds terrific Lily & Edward

  6. stellaroselong
    July 31, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Your food sound really really good, and Ruby you deserve all the love you are getting at your new home. You are blessed indeed. Mags

  7. The Menagerie Mom
    July 31, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Oh, I love that Ruby enjoys this food so much and does so well on it! And I am in love with that picture of her running. She looks so happy – just look at that smile!

  8. The Green Dogs
    July 31, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    That is such a clever idea! So glad it's making Ruby feel so much better! 🙂

  9. Madi and Mom
    July 31, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Ruby girl friend look at that spring in your step at the end and your ears flying.That food surely agrees with you.Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Brian
    July 31, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Oh beautiful Ruby, it sounds like you've hit the yummy food jackpot!

  11. Kinley Westie
    July 31, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Sounds great!

  12. Molly the AireGirl
    July 31, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    It looks so yummy, Ruby, and we love that smile you're sporting☺

  13. Katherine
    July 31, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    HI RubyI used to have very waxy ears. They were like that from day one. Then, through influencers, I tried Stella and Chewy's chicken patties – a freeze dried fresh food. My ears cleared up and have not returned to their former waxy self. It sounds like this is the benefit of Ruby on the Farmers Dog food. When you find something that addresses chronic problems, you gotta stick with it. Great review.Love Noodles

  14. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    July 31, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Well, Ruby sure does like happy and alert and ready to play. That food sounds wonderful.Woos – Lightning and Misty

  15. sin soleng
    July 31, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oh this is such good news that you have found something that works for you Ruby!หีฟิต

  16. da tabbies o trout towne
    July 31, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    ruby…pleez ta tell da boss we said hi ♥♥ N buzzed happee yur mom finded a food for ewe that ewe can tolerate N helpz in all fashionz ~~~~~ even we gotta say it lookz prette good !!!!☺☺♥♥

  17. Idaho PugRanch
    July 31, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    We are impressed with Ruby's results on this food. Wonderful that you found something that makes such a difference for herhugsHazel & Mabel

  18. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    July 31, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Sounds like the perfect food. And we're so happy that she ended up with a forever family, who truly want the best for her.

  19. Lola The Rescued Cat
    August 1, 2017 / 1:00 am

    Ruby, that food must be purrfect for you because we've never seen you look happier!

  20. Cathy Armato
    August 1, 2017 / 1:02 am

    That's incredible! I can't believe this food has made such a huge difference in Ruby's health, I look forward to hearing more about her results. You can really see in these beautiful photos how Great she looks & how happy she is!!Love & Biscuits,Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  21. Ruby
    August 1, 2017 / 3:51 am

    HEY RUBY! it's Ruby! BOL…no, I will never stop doin' that…Anyhu, since it's MY name on that food too, can I eats it??! ☺ These are the times when Ma wishes that I was a small doggie. This would be WAY too expensive for my large butt! Butts, I am sooooooo happy you are doin' well on it! Oh, and BTW, i eats all I can now too ~ Ma has to put my feeder in the garage now. sigh.Kisses,Ruby ♥

  22. Mama and da DB Boyz
    August 1, 2017 / 4:10 am

    How wonderful to find food customized to Ruby's needs!

  23. Mark Muller
    August 1, 2017 / 5:43 am

    that is a super idea to get YOUR food. we have such a company too, the mama will visit them asap to get taylored food for me too… hope it is fishy or lobsterish ;O)

  24. Emma
    August 1, 2017 / 10:47 am

    You sure look happy. I have waxy ears but it is because I grow a bumper crop of fur deep in my ear canals. You are lucky if diet can help you out.

  25. Millie and Walter
    August 1, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    We can tell that Ruby is loving her new food. How great that it is helping her feel better.

  26. Three Chatty Cats
    August 1, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    This sounds great! I will definitely have to look into this food for Eddie. And Ruby's photos are oh-so-adorable, as always!

  27. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat
    August 1, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    How gratifying to see one's furbaby do so well with such a simple change! We adore Ruby too and we're so glad she's coming into her own and truly enjoying her life as a dog without another care in the world.

  28. Sammy Sam
    August 2, 2017 / 12:23 am

    That is so cool. We're on full raw and seem to be fine but we're interested.

  29. Shawnee the Shepherd
    August 4, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on Shawnee's passing. The shelter she came from has already been instructed to keep an eye out for the next hiking candidate come September. Shawnee has made room to save another life, the way she would have wanted it I am sure.Daniela

    August 7, 2017 / 6:39 am

    Wow! Ruby looks so happy and healthy! The Farmer's Dog food looks really good. I really love how it's personalized and has Ruby's name on it! Can't wait for next week's result! 😀

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