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How ChefPaw Helped Me Save Hours Every Week Making My Dog’s Food

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When I first got a dog, I knew that I wanted to make his food from scratch. It was definitely a big undertaking, but it was really important to me to have control over what he was eating and to learn all about the nutrients he needed to make sure that he was as healthy as possible. Before I picked him up, I prepared as much as I could. I researched recipes, talked with a vet, and had all the ingredients ready to go. And then I went to make my first batch…

It was quite the undertaking, to say the least. After hours (and hours) of chopping, simmering, and blending, I had (drumroll please) three whole days of meals for my new pup! And I hadn’t even started cleaning the kitchen. But my partner and I are DINKs (double income, no kids) and my work schedule is flexible. If ensuring that my dog had the healthiest food possible was important to me, there was no reason I couldn’t make the time. And so for 2 years, I did.

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I’d stay up late, skip happy hours with friends, and even cancel date nights and work calls (don’t tell my boss). But my dog was healthy and happy, so of course I would continue to make his food. In the back of my mind there was always a voice that said, “There has to be a better way.” And then one day, I came across something called ChefPaw while perusing the AKC website. This first-of-its-kind dog food maker promised to help make over 6 pounds of fresh, healthy dog food in just 40 minutes. 

The article said that this unique countertop cooker takes up just 9”x12” of counter space and eliminates hours of prep and cleanup. Instead of all the time prepping the ingredients and cooking, you simply add whole ingredients to the ChefPaw as directed and turn it on. In 40 minutes, you’ve got 6 pounds of fresh food for your dog ready to go! The best part? You don’t even have to do anything while it’s cooking. It’s the perfect time for extra snuggles with your pup!

The idea of freeing up 4-5 hours each week was intriguing to say the least. So I continued to do my research. Forget the kitchen scale, and dirtying multiple pots and pans. ChefPaw is an all-in-one unit that weighs, mixes, and cooks your dog’s food for you. Plus, it comes with an app that offers preset recipes, nutrition analysis, and a recipe generator. It will even automatically customize the recipes for your dog’s needs once you upload their profile into the app! It sounded too good to be true. 

Now, the ChefPaw isn’t cheap. The unit costs around $649. But by freeing up that many hours each week, I could earn that money back in no time. I was sold. So I ordered a ChefPaw of my own and waited impatiently for it to arrive. When the ChefPaw was delivered, I immediately unwrapped it, got it set up, and logged into the app. I scrolled through the suggested recipes and was impressed with the selection. There were options for puppies, common allergies, and even for economical options that were still super nutritious. I decided to start with the “Gordon’s Grub” Recipe, which is good for dogs with allergies or sensitive stomachs, like my dog. 

To make my first batch of food with ChefPaw, I tossed in the ingredients following the instructions provided in the app and turned the machine on. Forty minutes later, I had 6 pounds of food that my pup was salivating over. In the app you can create separate profiles for up to 5 dogs to store their favorite recipes and notes on their unique dietary needs - I could tell that this recipe would be stored as a favorite right away.

I’ve been using ChefPaw for 3 months now and couldn’t be happier. I have so much more free time each week. It has turned hours of tedious cooking into quality time with my little guy. If you have a dog (or dogs) and you want to find an efficient way to feed them healthy, nutritious food that they absolutely love, get ChefPaw. You won’t be disappointed, and your dogs will adore you even more than they already do.

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