Review: Ollie Fresh Beef Dog Food Recipe

Ollie fresh dog food RECIPEs



Ollie Hearty Beef Recipe

Beef, beef heart, sweet potato, peas, potato, beef kidney, carrot, beef liver, spinach, chia seed, dicalcium phosphate, blueberries, fish oil (preserved with tocopherols), iodized salt, zinc gluconate, rosemary, vitamin E supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), potassium iodide

Protein: min 12%

Fat: min 10%

Fiber: max 2%

Moisture: max 68%

Ollie Healthy Turkey Feast

Turkey breast, turkey liver, kale, carrots, lentils, blueberries, coconut oil, pumpkin, chia seeds, dicalcium phosphate, iodized salt, zinc gluconate, cod liver oil, iron sulfate, manganese gluconate, manganese sulfate, copper gluconate, vitamin E powder, thiamin HCL, potassium iodate

Protein: min 11%

Fat: min 7%

Fiber: max 2%

Moisture: max 75%

Ollie Chicken Recipe

Chicken, chicken gizzard, carrots, peas, chicken liver, rice, chia seeds, spinach, potatoes, whole dried eggs, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, blueberries, fish oil, Iodized salt, cod liver oil, zinc gluconate, rosemary, copper gluconate, vitamin e, potassium Iodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2)

Protein: min 10%

Fat: min 4%

Fiber: max 2%

Moisture: max 72%

Ollie Lamb Fare Recipe

Lamb, lamb liver, butternut squash, kale, chickpeas, cranberries, potato, chia seeds, dicalcium phosphate, iodized salt, calcium carbonate, zinc gluconate, taurine, vitamin E, iron sulfate, pantothenic acid, potassium iodate, manganese gluconate, thiamin HCL, folic acid

Protein: min 11%

Fat: min 9%

Fiber: max 2%

Moisture: max 70%

I then compared the line-up of ingredients between Ollie and Pete’s previous kibble. Though many of the ingredients seemed similar, the dry kibble contained far more items overall -- things like “chicken liver flavor," "pork liver flavor,” and “natural flavors,” as well as allergens like wheat and soybean oil -- sandwiching a long list of vitamin and nutrient fortifiers.


Ollie, on the other hand, presented its list of whole foods at the top of their ingredients, indicating that these whole foods came at a higher ratio than their nutritional supplements. With minimal processing and human-grade food, Ollie’s fresh dog meals contain no artificial flavors, and no fillers like soy, corn or wheat.


Unboxing Ollie's fresh beef recipe

In case you're curious, here's what unboxing an Ollie shipment looks like:


How I transitioned my pup to Ollie fresh food


I mentioned earlier that I started my subscription by supplementing my dog’s kibble with a 25% addition of Ollie’s fresh meals (rather than doing a full 100% replacement). That’s because I needed to transition my dog to a brand new fresh diet, and vets recommend a slow transition over a week-long period to make sure you don’t upset your pal’s stomach. 


Most dogs are cautious of new foods as well, and some are picky eaters, reluctant to finish a new meal if it contains new flavors. Ollie suggests the following when transitioning your dog to their fresh food:


  • Day 1-2: 25% of the whole portion size of the new food mixed with 75% old food
  • Day 3-4: 50% new food mixed with 50% old food
  • Day 5-6: 75% new food mixed with 25% old food
  • Day 7+: 100% new food


If it turns out your dog is refusing the new food, Ollie will allow you to try new recipes and receive a free return of uneaten food, or issue a full refund. Pretty cool of them to try and make it work, understanding that the transition can be hard.

So how did my dog respond to Ollie’s fresh beef recipe?


I have to say, Pete was thrilled throughout his transition to fresh dog food. Normally very picky, he took to the fresh food immediately, so I increased his portion and weened him off kibble in half the time initially anticipated. Here’s a video of Pete giving Ollie’s beef recipe a try for the first time:

What about his stool? Don't worry... I won't post pictures.... but I’m happy to report that Pete’s bowel movements have become are more regular, and now he spends less time sleeping during the day. No more diarrhea  nor disturbing white globules. For me the most satisfying change is that Pete now waits eagerly by his bowl for the next meal, and licks it clean every time. That is such a huge shift from when he was strictly served kibble, and would practically wait until starving before eating.


Some dogs are pickier eaters, but my guess is, not pickier than Pete, so I think it’s safe to assume your furry friend will love Ollie’s fresh beef recipe as well! Honestly, I’m not sure what’s not to love -- it’s made from natural ingredients that are healthier and more balanced than most humans managed to eat. That said, if for any reason your dog doesn’t take to it, Ollie will exchange your dog’s meal for another, or refund your starter box.


Although Ollie’s fresh food isn’t the cheapest doggie sustenance on the market, it’s hard to put a price on your dog’s longevity and happiness. If you’re struggling to find meals that sit well with your pet, I’d definitely recommend giving Ollie a shot. And right now, you can get 50% off your first box!


Ready to let your pooch taste the nectar of the Gods Ollie’s beef recipe? Let us know how it goes in the comments below! 

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