Are you thinking about adopting a raw-fed diet for your dog but don’t want the hassle associated with it?
There’s been a big shift amongst some dog owners towards a raw diet for their canine companions over the past few years.
The good news for dog owners who want to feed raw but don’t want the extra hassle is that there is an alternative available.
Freeze-dried raw dog food is a much more convenient method of allowing your dogs to enjoy a raw diet without having to go through the trouble of preparing their meals.
ZENOO is one such company. They have come up with innovative and healthy dog food using high quality raw ingredients and advanced technology (which is also used by NASA) to lock in all the freshness.
NASA?! Well, if that hasn’t piqued your interest then I don’t know what will! So without further ado, let’s take a look at ZENOO’s freeze-dried raw dog food.
Editor's note: The content on this website is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as veterinary, medical or professional advice. The content of our articles does not constitute veterinary advice. It’s always best to speak with your vet or a certified pet nutritionist before making any changes to your pet's diet or feeding routine.
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ZENOO – The Basics
ZENOO was started by founder Agota with help from her pup Elly.
When Elly, her Chihuahua, became painfully sick, Agota reached out to the top experts in pet nutrition to understand the impact diet can have on a dog’s health.
It started her ZENOO journey as Agota looked to find a clean way of eating for her Chihuahua as well as helping other dog owners looking for balanced and complete dog food.
Having switched to a raw diet, Elly recovered within six months.
Agota wanted to create a raw dog food option for pet parents that took into consideration each individual dog, only using high quality meat in a convenient and easy-to-use way.
ZENOO’s freeze-dried high-quality raw food diet was born. Let’s take a closer look at how ZENOO prepare their meals and how their subscription service works.
How ZENOO Works
As we mentioned above, ZENOO remove the hassle of dog owners having to prepare their canine companion’s meals. So your pup can enjoy the benefits of a raw-fed diet without you having to go through the inconvenience of putting their meals together.
According to their marketing material, ZENOO only use 100% human-grade, raw meat alongside quality fruit and veggies to add extra nutritional support to promote a healthy lifestyle for your dog. You won’t find any cheap meat trimmings or by-products in ZENOO.
One of the most interesting aspects of ZENOO’s freeze-dried raw food is their use of advanced freeze-drying technology, which is also used by NASA. This technology removes water from the food (without using heat) to make it lighter without diminishing the nutritional integrity of the food. It also makes it easily portable for dog owners who like to travel with their pup.
ZENOO’s bags are tightly sealed to keep your dog’s food fresh.
Their website explains they use the latest and best protocols researched by organizations such as KetoPet Sanctuary. They provide detailed feeding guidelines based upon the recipes your order and your dog’s activity level.
You can start receiving ZENOO freeze-dried dog food by signing up to their subscription plan at a flat price and the food will be delivered direct to your doorstep every month.
So what ingredients do ZENOO use in their recipes? Well, let’s look at their recipes and their ingredients now.
Natural Freeze-Dried Raw Chicken Recipe – Chicken thigh meat 64.6%, chicken liver 4.1%, chicken 12.78%, chicken neck bone 6.38%, ground ginger 0.14%, kelp powder 0.1%, wheat grass 0.4%, carrots 5%, dark cabbage 5%, hemp oil 1.5%.
Natural Freeze-Dried Raw Turkey Recipe – Turkey breast meat 64.6%, turkey liver 4.1%, turkey heart 12.78%, turkey neck bone 6.38%, ground ginger 0.14%, kelp powder 0.1%, wheat grass 0.4%, carrotts 5%, blue cabbage 5%, help oil 1.5%.
Natural Freeze-Dried Raw Beef Recipe – Beef meat 56%, beef lungs 15%, ground bones 8%, beef heart 5%, beef liver 5%, carrots 4%, dark cabbage 3%, spinach 2%, hemp oil 1.5%, turmeric powder 0.14%.
Natural Freeze-Dried Raw Pork Recipe – Lean pork meat 59.5%, pork liver 17.7%, pork heart 6.9%, cabbage 6.9%, blueberries 6.9%, bonemeal 1.6%, kelp powder 0.5%.
It’s worth noting that according to their website, ZENOO’s meat doesn’t contain hormones or antibiotics, their food doesn’t have any nasties, fillers or sugars, there are no preservatives or artificial colorings and no grains or gluten.
This is perhaps the biggest advantage to ZENOO. Their freeze-dried raw food requires minimal effort on the part of the dog owner.
In your welcome package (which is a lovely touch), you’ll find a scooper and feeding guidelines so it’s simple to feed your dog their balanced and complete food.
Like we said above, ZENOO’s bag is resealable so the food stays fresh. You won’t have to worry about freezer space unlike some other fresh dog food brands.
Price And Delivery
You can order ZENOO’s freeze-dried dog food directly on their website.
A 400g bag (which their website states is the equivalent of 1.6kg fresh raw food) is price at £15.92 with a regular delivery every four weeks. For those living in Europe, their freeze-dried raw food costs €18.85 for a 400g bag.
If you’re a first-time customer, you can save 30% on your first order. To avail of this offer, click here.
Each order includes a packet of Zeolite, which is premium certified powder for dogs as well as two scoopers.
Other things to note: ZENOO offer a 30-day money back guarantee, you can cancel your subscription at any time and they provide easy returns. See their website for the full terms and conditions.
In your first order, you’ll receive your food pack, raw feeding guide, a measuring cup and Zeolite supplements.
Your delivery will arrive at your doorstep so you can permanently remove dog food from your shopping list!
What Are Customers Saying?
At the time of writing, ZENOO had an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 based upon nearly 30 reviews on Trustpilot.
Valery explained some of the benefits ZENOO has brought to her and her dog!
My Basenji Tori was very picky eater and would only eat my own food from the plate most of the time. We tried all sorts of brands and none of them pleased him. He eats raw meat, but we just don’t have the time to buy it, prepare it, not to mention balance it properly, so it has all the nutrients. Thanks to ZENOO, it has now been solved!
Eden appreciates how easy it is to feed ZENOO.
Zenoo is a super convenient way to feed our dogs healthy raw food! The freeze dried food is lightweight, meaning it is super easy to transport and it also stores really easily since it doesn’t need to be frozen or refrigerated! Because it is dried it doesn’t smell and doesn’t have that ‘gross factor’ when preparing the meal – just add warm water and wait for it to soak in! My picky dog loves this food and for the first time in his life isn’t leaving any food behind to waste! If you live in Europe I highly recommend giving MyZenoo a taste test!
Yvette was delighted to see her picky Yorkie wolfing down ZENOO meals.
My Yorkie is a really fussy eater. She is five and I have never found a food she enjoys. She wolfed the chicken down so quickly her bowl is completely empty. Thank you zenoo on behalf of Hollie.
While I haven’t adopted a raw-fed diet for my two dogs, they did enjoy ZENOO as a tasty topper to compliment their normal food.
My dogs love scent games so I also used ZENOO to keep my dogs mentally stimulated in the house and the garden. It passed both the smell and taste test.
I can certainly see the appeal of ZENOO and if I was to switch to a raw diet, freeze-dried raw dog food would be my preferred choice.
It’s great that dogs can enjoy the benefits of raw food without pet parents having to go through the added hassle of preparing their meals.
Of all the dog food companies I’ve previously reviewed, ZENOO’s generous welcome package was a first. It was a nice touch to make new customers feel part of a family.
Their booklet is extremely detailed and you’ll find answers to any questions you have and you can educate yourself on all things ZENOO so you can have peace of mind knowing how your dog’s food was created.
While ZENOO offer extremely detailed feeding guidelines, dog owners aren’t required to fill out a questionnaire beforehand providing key information about their dog unlike some other dog food companies that we’ve previously reviewed.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but it’s something to note.
It does, however, make the ordering experience more simple and from the reviews on Trustpilot, it’s clear that ZENOO are happy to answer and help any dog owners with further questions.
However, ZENOO will reach out to customers a few weeks after their purchase with a questionnaire. If assistance is required, their certified nutritionists will be able to help via the contact methods on their website.
Anything Else To Consider?
It’s always a good idea to speak to your vet before you decide to make a change to your dog’s diet.
You can get advice about how to make the transition to their new food to avoid upsetting your pup’s digestive system by making the switch too quickly!
Having said that, ZENOO provide a detailed step-by-step guide on how to make the transition with images included.
Editor's note: The content on this website is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as veterinary, medical or professional advice. Our articles and the products featured in them are not intended for use as diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of health problems for you and/or your pet. It's always best to consult your vet regarding any health issues your pet may have.
Conclusion – Our Final Thoughts
We’ve reached the end of our ZENOO review.
If you’re looking to feed raw but don’t have time to prepare your dog’s meals or you don’t want to deal with the hassle, ZENOO is a convenient alternative.
Their freeze-dried raw food uses advanced technology to remove water, make the food lighter but still retain its nutritional goodness to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle for your pup.
ZENOO is reasonably priced and can be delivered direct to your doorstep, removing the hassle of having to go to your local pet store or supermarket on a weekly or monthly basis.