Our fur babies need to eat too. While we can get pet food from our local pet store and other grocery delivery services, we use Chewy for pet food delivery now. Our 15-year old dog is on a special renal diet and Chewy has the best price on her food.
You can place one-off orders or setup recurring subscriptions with Chewy. They can even fill prescriptions, like the special food one of or dogs needs or heartworm preventatives.
When you place a prescription order, Chewy will ask for your Veterinarian’s contact information. Then, they will coordinate with your vet to get the prescription, so they can fill your order. They will keep the prescription on file for future orders, if applicable.
How to Get Started
Go to Chewy.com. At checkout, you can select AutoShip to set up subscription services for any of the items in your cart. I recommend starting with pet food delivery.
There is no membership fee.
Shipping is free for orders over $49. In-stock items arrive in 1-3 days. We have always had our orders arrive the next day.
Tips for Ordering
I recommend setting up “AutoShip” subscriptions for your pet food delivery and other items your order regularly, like treats and medications. You’ll save money and never have to worry about running out.
If you are ever running low, you can update your subscription to “Order now.” This feature is particularly handy when you start a new subscription and you’re not sure how often you need a restock. All you have to do is go to your subscription and click order now. Your next shipment will be processed immediately, and you can usually receive in-stock items the next day.
Your Role After Ordering
Once you have your subscriptions set up, you don’t have to do anything. You can, however, change the frequency of your pet food delivery or when it ships next at any time.
Delivery Method and Tips
Our deliveries have all arrived via FedEx.
Your order will come so fast you might not have a chance to check on tracking. Seriously, they deliver in-stock items the next day. The exception is prescription items where there may be a 1-2 day delay while they confirm the subscription with your veterinarian. They will keep it on file for refills after the initial order, if applicable.
If you do need to track your order, you can log into your account to track your package.
Selection and Stock Availability
Chewy has a huge selection of food, treats, prescription items, and supplies for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, horses, and other small pets.
We started using Chewy After hearing about their pet food delivery service from my brother, and after our vet recommended using an online service to order prescription food for our 15-year old dog. Chewy came through with the food our vet recommended at the best price we could find, plus we could subscribe to auto-shipments.
How Chewy Keeps Earning my Business
I appreciate how Chewy coordinated with my veterinarian to get the prescription for my dog’s food. If you provide your vet’s name and number, they will contact them to get a copy of the prescription.
So far, we have not had any issues with our pet food delivery. We’ve had to move our order up a few times (when our dog started eating more than normal), and we’ve always gotten it the next day.
We don’t have to run to the pet store anymore, which always felt like an out of the way inconvenience. Now with the pandemic, it’s one less place we have to go.