Can I or Do I Have to Add Extras?

No Need to Add Extras

Adding other ingredients to our foods is not necessary (except for our base mixes which require protein to be added). Our foods are formulated to meet the AAFCO Nutrient Profiles and can be fed alone. However, many of our customers love to mix up their companion’s meals with home-made extras. We encourage this because we think pet’s deserve variety in their diets just like we humans do. Our foods have balanced calcium: phosphorus ratios to allow you to add in extras in moderate amounts without throwing these important minerals outside their optimum ratios.

But If You Want to Add Extras…

Popular add-ins are meat, raw meaty bones, cottage cheese, plain yogurt, veggies, and fruits. We recommend 1/2 to 1 cup of extra ingredients for each dry-measured cup of the food.

Tips from The Honest Kitchen Community

What are some of your favorite toppers or ways to offer a healthy variety of food? Leave a comment below to help inspire other Honest Kitchen feeders!

Meet the Author: Brandy Vachal

Brandy Vachal Moore is a dog mom to three pint-sized dogs: Donnatella the Maltese, Ernie the Yorkie-Maltese mix and Rico the Chihuahua. When she’s not defending her personal space from three dogs who know no boundaries. Brandy enjoys anything fitness related, traveling, hiking, and being outdoors in the San Diego sunshine. She loves all things social media and journalism and has worked for The Honest Kitchen for the past 5 years.

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