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Meat Mates Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand

Parent company

Natural Pet Food Group Ltd

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationNew Zealand

Type of food

Fresh Frozen Dog Food, Wet Dog Food


? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 52%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 89%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 55%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 67%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 41%

Where to Buy

  • No recalls that we could find
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
  • Lower than average protein content
  • Price is above market average

Brand Overview

Meat Mates offers meat-based foods for dogs and cats. The company’s product line features products made with cage-free chicken or single source New Zealand free-range meat, without GMOs, grain, or fillers. Meat Mates pet foods are made with limited ingredients. Shelf-stable dry varieties are freeze-dried rather than baked.

We’ve compared Meat Mates dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

How Much Does Meat Mates Dog food Cost

Fresh Frozen Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $2.18 $2.36 -8%
Price per 100 kcal $1.51 $1.59 -5%
Price per day $0.90 $0.96 -6%

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.38 $0.31 23%
Price per 100 kcal $1.23 $1.12 10%
Price per day $0.74 $0.67 10%

Meat Mates dog food is priced within the average market price for dog food.

Meat Mates Nutrient Profile comparison

Fresh Frozen Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Protein 47.38% 44.59% 6%
Fat 39.41% 27.57% 43%
Fiber 1.45% 4.64% -69%

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Protein 47.91% 43.24% 11%
Fat 35.47% 22.90% 55%
Fiber 3.03% 7.03% -57%

All of Meat Mates dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Meat Mates Dog Food Review since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Meat Mates has never been recalled.

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faq-item-image Who owns Meat Mates dog food?

Meat Mates is owned by Natural Pet Food Group Ltd.

faq-item-image Where is Meat Mates dog food made?

Meat Mates is manufactured in New Zealand .

faq-item-image Is Meat Mates AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Meat Mates recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Meat Mates dog food been recalled?

No Meat Mates has never been recalled.

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