Kabo Dog Food Review
Kabo is a subscription-based fresh dog food brand founded in 2019 by twin brothers Vino and Vijay. They are a big part of the ever-changing pet food industry, offering four lightly cooked meals and three types of freshly cooked kibbles that benefit the health and wellbeing of dogs across Canada.
When their beloved dog Kabo fell ill, Vino and Vijay formed this remarkable brand knowing that many canine health issues stem from poor diet and lack of exercise. Together, they found passion creating dog food that would benefit overall health and bring enjoyment to mealtime.
With your canine in mind, they work with in-house pet health experts to formulate healthful meals that focus on proper nutrition to aid your dog throughout all life stages. They advocate for higher health standards in the pet food industry and ensure that their menu options meet AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) standards.
Kabo offers subscription-based fresh dog food, both in the form of lightly cooked meals and kibble.
They offer standard meal plans based on your dog's breed, sex, body weight, activity level and current diet. In addition, you have the option to customize your box by adding two lightly cooked meals and/or kibble.
Kabo offers an auto-renewing subscription that ships every two weeks.
There is no commitment; you can pause or cancel your subscription at any time. They also offer a 30-day risk-free guarantee; if your dog isn't satisfied with their meals, Kabo will refund 100% of your order.
You will initially be charged when you place your first order, and all following orders will be billed six days before shipment.
Kabo works with in-house pet experts, ranging from RVT's to vets with over 14+ years of experience, to create the perfect meal plan for your dog. Together they have formulated both lightly cooked and kibble meals. For a more in-depth look at the ingredients of each meal, click the recipe name below.
The key ingredients of the savoury beef recipe are freshly ground beef, beef liver, green beans, sweet potato, and green peas.
Protein 10% min
Fat 7% min
Moisture 74% max
Calorie Content 1382 kcal ME/kg (fed)
The key ingredients of the Tender Chicken recipe are freshly ground chicken, chicken liver, green beans, red apples, and green peas.
Protein 12% min
Fat 3% min
Moisture 70% max
Calorie Content 1404 kcal ME/kg (fed)
The key ingredients of the Luscious Lamb recipe are freshly ground lamb, kale, chickpea, potatoes, green beans, broccoli and squash.
Protein 15% min
Fat 7% min
Moisture 67% max
Calorie Content 1635 kcal ME/kg (fed)
The key ingredients of the Hearty Turkey recipe are freshly ground turkey, turkey liver, whole eggs, whole grain rice, carrots, green peas, green beans and red apples.
Protein 11% min
Fat 7% min
Moisture 70% max
Calorie Content 1554 kcal ME/kg (fed)
Fresh Kibble Meals:
The key ingredients of the Irresistible Chicken Kibble recipe are chicken meal, chicken liver, brown rice, potato, pea fibre, sweet potato, green peas, kelp meal, blueberries, cranberries, kale, pumpkin, spinach and ginger.
Protein 26% min
Fat 10% min
Moisture 10% max
Calorie Content 3300 kcal ME/kg (fed)
The key ingredients of the Hearty Turkey & Salmon Kibble recipe are turkey meal, salmon meal, chicken liver, red lentils, chickpeas, pea starch, faba beans, green peas, blueberries, cranberries, kale, pumpkin, spinach and ginger.
Protein 24% min
Fat 12% min
Moisture 10% max
Calorie Content 3440 kcal ME/kg (fed)
The key ingredients of the Delicious Duck Kibble recipe are duck meal, red lentils, pea starch, faba beans, citrus pulp, chickpeas, green peas, blueberries, cranberries, kale, pumpkin, spinach and ginger.
Protein 28% min
Fat 15% min
Moisture 10% max
Calorie Content 3570 kcal ME/kg (fed)
How Are They Packaged?
Kabo meals are proportioned to suit your dog's needs and are individually vacuum sealed for convenience, freshness and ease of storage.
The meals are freshly cooked and then frozen prior to shipment. They are shipped in insulated boxes to ensure they stay frozen throughout transit.
Getting Your Meals
Kabo offers free delivery Canada-wide. And since your meals arrive in insulated packaging with added ice packs, you don't even need to be home to retrieve them.
When placing your order, you can leave special instructions for delivery. So if you reside in a condo and need your meals left with the doorman or prefer a porch drop-off, just specify that when ordering.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing "no artificial flavours or colours" and "no by-product meals" on dog food packaging.
If you've looked at the ingredient list on the back of some well-known dog food brands, you've likely seen ingredients you can't pronounce, you've never heard of, followed by artificial flavours and colours. Unfortunately, many large and well-known dog food manufacturers have a very different idea of what a healthy and well-balanced diet is; they tend to include ingredients that suggest the opposite. I'm happy to say that after extensively reading through Kabo's ingredient list, they are one of the few brands I fully trust to feed and nourish canines. Alongside the top quality of their lightly cooked meals, they offer another healthful and cost-effective option; Kabo kibble.
'Is kibble even good for my dog?'
Lately, kibble has been associated with a poor diet, but that is entirely based on the ingredients used to produce it. Kabo formulates their kibble to exceed industry standards and provide top nutrition to their clients. They work with pet nutritionists to ensure that they supplement all necessary vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics and antioxidants that dogs need and require to stay healthy and active. They do this for all of the meals they produce.
In reality, not all dogs thrive on kibble and on the other hand, not all dogs thrive on raw or lightly cooked. So it's nice to see that Kabo offers two solid options, and whichever one your dog prefers will be a great choice.
The cost of your order is based on your dog's age, weight and activity level.
For example, Rocky weighs 11lbs, so a standard diet that includes two varieties of Kabo's lightly cooked meals totals $71.96 for two weeks worth of food. A bi-weekly cost of $71.86 works out to $5.13 daily. These prices are in CAD, and taxes are based on the province you reside in. I can tell you from personal experience; this is a great price.
The Kabo customer service team is very responsive and ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. They make it incredibly easy for you to get a hold of them, which is a plus for any company.
You can email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, call +1 (844) 543-5226, locally text (647) 953-5820 or by filling out the support form at the bottom right-hand side of their website.
- Not only do all menu items meet AAFCO standards, but they are also made from fresh Canadian, human-grade ingredients with no by-product meals and no artificial flavours or colours.
- With every new subscription, you will be connected with an in-house pet health expert to discuss your meal options/plans and the overall health of your pet.
- Founders Vino and Vijay were featured on an episode of Dragon's Den, where they successfully pitched Kabo to the Dragons. Watch it here.
- Your first order will come with an in-depth feeding guide. Although your meals are already pre-portioned to suit your dog, they may gain or lose weight over time and that's when the feeding guide comes in handy. It breaks down the amount of food your dog should be eating per day based on their weight.
- Kabo puts your dog's overall health first, and everything else comes after.
*** Discounts ***
Kabo offers a 40% discount on your first box, alongside free shipping. The discount can be found by visiting their website directly.
The FAQ section on Kabo's website has a ton of helpful information; you can visit it by clicking here. Anything you can't find there can likely be found in the Kabo Care Team section. If you have any questions or concerns that weren't addressed online, reach out to their customer support team directly.
Highly Recommended and Reena Approved!
I've always said - I would rather pay more money for healthy dog food than expensive vet bills down the road. When Rocky was on his vet prescribed Science Diet meals, he had no energy, was constantly itching and sneezing, couldn't lose weight, was always bloated, and his stools were rock hard. When he developed Pancreatitis, that brand of food nearly killed him and his vet bills were extensive. Lightly cooked meals saved his life, and he's been thriving ever since.
Due to Rocky's dietary restrictions, he needs a novel protein that's very low in fat to accommodate his Pancreatitis, so, unfortunately, I wasn't able to feed him Kabo meals. However, I offered them to a friend whose dog has gone absolutely nuts for them. Dogs know when they are eating a good quality meal, they just react differently to it. They eat with more enthusiasm and are always overly excited for their next meal; this was absolutely the case with Reena.
This is Reena
Reena has been battling gastrointestinal issues for the past little while. Because she's used to a kibble diet, Reena is being transitioned to Kabo via their Kibble meals, as well as lightly-cooked. She has made great progress with her new diet and we're hoping this is a complete resolve for her. She's an active rescue dog who likely just does better on a good quality diet. More photo's to come!
Curious to know how Kabo subscribers feel about their meals? Check out their reviews here.
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