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A Pup Above Review
A Pup Above Review
A Pup Above Review
A Pup Above Review
May 25, 2022 / Katy Ward
A Pup Above Review
A Pup Above Review
May 25, 2022 / Katy Ward

In a Nutshell

With products made from 100% human-grade ingredients, A Pup Above is an excellent choice for dog lovers who are passionate about ensuring the quality of their pet’s food. As well as providing a no-quibble money-back guarantee on first orders, the company offers discounts of up to 25% on bulk subscriptions and a free 1lb sample bag, which is a great way to see whether it’s the right fit for your pet.

A Pup Above at a Glance

Pets serviced: Dogs

Delivery fee: $15 on 2-bag orders, free for 3 or more bags

Ingredients quality: 100% human-grade ingredients

Pros

  • 100% human-grade farm-to-bowl Ingredients
  • Typically 72% more protein than market average
  • Packages can be sent away for free recycling
  • Money-back guarantee on first-time orders
  • Discounts of up to 25% on bulk orders

Cons

  • Snacks and toys not available
  • $15 shipping fee on 2-bag orders
  • Doesn’t cater for special dietary requirements

How Does A Pup Above Work?

You can buy A Pup Above’s products online or at more than 700 stores nationwide. If you’d like to order online, you can create an account by entering your name and email address and choosing a password. You can then view your upcoming and past orders, as well as manage your subscriptions and delivery addresses.

The company offers 4 main meals in chicken, beef, pork, and turkey flavors. See below for more information about these recipes.

As well as offering one-time purchases, the company allows you to sign up for a subscription service and regular deliveries, with a choice of frequency between 1 and 8 weeks.

If you order 3 or more bags, you’ll receive free UPS or FedEx ground shipping, and your pet food should arrive within 1-3 business days. Note, the exact timing of your delivery will depend on your location and proximity to a distribution center. Plus, be aware the company doesn’t deliver to Alaska or Hawaii.

Once your pet has eaten up, you can send your empty food pouches to the company’s partner TerraCycle for recycling. To recycle your pouches, request a free recycling envelope via the company’s online order form . You can fit up to 30 pouches in an envelope, and there is no need to clean the pouches first.

Food Variety and Quality

The company offers a choice of 4 recipes, plus sample packs that contain a portion of each.

Chicka chicka bow wow: contains chicken, spinach, sweet potatoes, and apples

Texas beef stew: contains beef, tomatoes, green peas, carrots, and russet potatoes

Porky’s luau: contains lean pork, sweet potatoes, pineapple, and turmeric

Turkey pawella: contains real turkey and non-GMO vegetables

As well as being cooked with 100% human-grade ingredients, all products are prepared in facilities that are inspected by the US Department of Agriculture. Its preparation technique is based on the sous-vide method, in which food is sealed in an airtight container and cooked in temperature-controlled water. As a result, its products retain a greater amount of vitamins and minerals than food cooked through other methods. Likewise, its products also offer 72% more protein than the market average.

Be aware, A Pup Above doesn’t offer prescription products, and its recipes are formulated for adult dogs, which means it should not be the exclusive meal choice for puppies under a year old.

Additional Products Available

The company doesn’t offer additional products such as snacks or toys.

Pricing

Each of the company’s meals is available in 3lb or 7lb bags, with a 15% discount per pound if you purchase a 7lb bag. When you sign up for regular deliveries, there is also a 10% discount on 3lb bags and 25% discount on 7lb bags.

3lb bag (all flavors)

7lb bag (all flavors)

One-time purchase

$39.99 per bag

$77.99 per bag

Subscription price

$35.99 per bag

$58.49 per bag

You can also sign up for a sample pack, which includes a selection of all 4 recipes and has the following prices.

3lb sample bag

7lb sample bag

One-time purchase

$148.76 per bag

$290.12 per bag

Subscription

$133.88 per bag

$217.59 per bag

How far these bags will go, of course, depends on the size of your dog and how much they eat.

If you are unhappy with your first purchase, A Pup Above will offer you a money-back guarantee without question. As the product is perishable, the company doesn’t accept exchanges or returns.

A Pup Above is currently running an offer that allows you to receive a 1lb sample of any flavor. To receive your sample, you’ll need to enter your email address into the company’s website. It will then send you a coupon that you can print and redeem in a store.

Help & Support

You can contact A Pup Above by phone, email, or online chat. Its customer support hours are Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM (CT).

We contacted the company via email outside of its regular business hours and received an extremely helpful and informative response at the beginning of its next working day.

If your query is more general, the company also has FAQs on its website and offers a wide selection of online learning resources that cover topics such as feeding and animal welfare.

Email: contact@apupabove.com

What Pet Parents Have to Say About A Pup Above

New customer

I love the sampler pack giving my dogs a variety of meals. They enjoy their mealtime and I don't have to worry about finding food that they will eat. Lynne L

Makes my dog happy

My 8-month-old Havanese is loving his pupalicious meals that he has been eating for about 4 months now. The variety is great. He can hardly wait for me to get it into his bowl. The automatic delivery is really convenient for me. Very happy with the excellent food, packaging and service! Lyda B

Best food I have tried!

I have purchased loads of different forms of pet food, but every time my small female dog wouldn’t even touch it. This is the first time my girl has eaten food without question. [...] It is a huge relief being able to feed her a regular diet that’s healthy! Lauren M

Excellent food!

I usually have to change food very regularly. This dog food is here to stay! My guy loves, loves it, and yes, dances when it's coming! Totally warms my heart! Aurora S

Conclusion

If ensuring your beloved dog gets all its nutrients from human-grade ingredients is among your top priorities, A Pup Above could be right for you and your pet. As well as being free from genetically modified organisms, its sous-vide preparation technique means that its food typically contains 72% more protein than the industry average. Likewise, we were impressed to see that the company offers a money-back guarantee for customers on their first purchase. And if you’re still undecided about whether A Pup Above is right for you, it is worth taking advantage of its free 1lb sample offer and letting your dog be the judge.

By Katy Ward
Oxford graduate Katy Ward is a seasoned journalist and editor covering personal finance and software topics for Eleven Writing and Top10. Over a 15-year career, Katy has worked with several finance titans, including Barclays, Tandem Bank, and Yahoo! Finance.
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