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Meat Mates Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 89%
? 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 68%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 37%

Company HQ

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand

Parent company

Natural Pet Food Group Ltd

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationNew Zealand

Type of food

Cat Freeze Dried Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Food Toppings Fd Dh, Dog Freeze Dried Food, Dog Wet Food

Where to Buy



  • High protein content
  • No recalls that we could find
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards


  • 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.

How Much Does Meat Mates Dog food Cost

We’ve compared Meat Mates dog food to the other 202 dog foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Food Toppings Fd Dh $1.74/oz $2.63/oz -$0.89/oz
Dog Freeze Dried Food $2.01/oz, $26.54/lb $2.32/oz, $16.94/lb -$0.31/oz, +$9.60/lb
Dog Wet Food $0.32/oz $0.30/oz +$0.02/oz
Meat Mates dog food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Meat Mates Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Meat Mates dog food to the other 202 dog foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Wet Food 48.08% 43.1% +4.98%
Dog Freeze Dried Food 47.46% 41.88% +5.58%
Dog Food Toppings Fd Dh 45.96% 44.56% +1.4%
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 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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Who owns Meat Mates dog food?

Meat Mates is owned by Natural Pet Food Group Ltd.

Where is Meat Mates dog food made?

Meat Mates is manufactured in New Zealand .

Is Meat Mates AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Meat Mates recipes are AAFCO approved.

Has Meat Mates dog food been recalled?

No Meat Mates has never been recalled.

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