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Dehydrated food vs Kibble

Not sure whether to feed your beloved pet dehydrated food or kibble?  Let’s weigh the pros and cons of these two doggie diets. How is it prepared? As the name suggests, dehydrated food is a process of removing water from food, using warm air to slowly dry out the ingredients. The Honest Kitchen uses meat and eggs that are dehydrated at over 120 degrees to kill pathogens. The entire process still leaves the nutrients of the ingredients intact.   Kibble, on the other hand, is made via the extrusion process. Extruders are machines that were originally created to produce puffed breakfast cereals. The process begins with dough that is a mixture of raw dry and wet ingredients. The extruder then uses pressurised steam or hot…

Your pet is what it eats

Your Pet is what it Eats Too often have we been told that we are what we eat; our diets can have great impact on our health and immunity. Likewise for our pets – their allergies and health problems arise mainly from the food that they eat. Ask any veterinarian and they’ll tell you that a healthier diet is the key to a long and illness-free life for your furry friend.   Why choose human grade pet food? Human grade pet food is made from quality, fresh, chemical-free ingredients that are fit for consumption. It also means that there are absolutely no traces of by-products or waste products from the human food industry. For a clearer idea of what human grade pet food means, read…

Fresh from the Farm to Fido

Fresh from the farm to Fido. It’s about time you asked just how is The Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated pet food manufactured? And we’re gonna tell you, here’s how:   #1 Get ingredients from trusted suppliers We only procure ingredients from our trusted suppliers in the human food industry, many of whom we’ve worked with since we started in 2002. They provide us with ingredients that are non-GMO, non-irradiated, and none that are sourced or grown or processed in China. Most of them are organic, Fair Trade and free-range.   #2 Harvest ingredients   Every ingredient is nurtured to its peak of ripeness, then washed and trimmed to size. Foods like root vegetables are finely diced to ensure easy digestion for our four-legged friends.   #3…

Pet food fit for humans

Pet food fit for Humans You heard that right, not only can your pets eat The Honest Kitchen pet food, you can too! Though it might be a bit bland as canines and humans have very different palettes. The Honest Kitchen pet food is considered Human Grade. What this means is that The Honest Kitchen uses foods that are fit for human consumption (aka Food Grade or Edible foods as legally defined by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)) in their food for your pets. On the other hand, regular pet foods like kibbles are made with Feed Grade food, which is a finished product unsuitable for humans. Basically, Feed Grade ingredients are waste products of the human food industry. The bulk of…

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