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A woman hugging a medium-sized dog in a field
Choosing the Best Dog Food for Your Medium Dog
The Honest Kitchen

Find the best dog food for medium dogs tailored to meet their unique nutritional needs. Get expert tips on choosing the right diet for your pet.

An older dog licking a smiling child's face
What Should You Feed Older Dogs?
The Honest Kitchen

Learn what to feed older dogs to support their health and vitality. Discover diets designed to meet the needs of aging canine companions.

A vet examining a happy dog in their clinic
What Types of Food Do Vets Recommend for Puppies?
The Honest Kitchen

Discover vet-recommended puppy foods that ensure optimal growth. Find out how to choose food that supports your puppy’s development.

Two dogs eating from a standing dog bowl holding two bowls full of food
How To Transition Your Dog's Food: Best Practices and Challenges
The Honest Kitchen

Discover essential tips for safely transitioning your dog's food to ensure their health and happiness. Ideal for responsible pet owners.

Beads stacked against each other that spell out 'Made in America'
The Benefits of Dog Food Made in the USA
The Honest Kitchen

Explore the advantages and considerations of USA-made dog food to determine if it's the right choice for your pet's health and nutrition.

A man in a grocery store reading the information on the back of a dog food container
How To Read a Dog Food Label and Understand Ingredients
The Honest Kitchen

Learn to decipher dog food labels with ease, ensuring your pet's health and nutrition are top priority. A guide to ingredients, nutrients, and more.

A selection of high-quality meats that are safe and healthy options for dogs
The Benefits of a High-Protein Diet for Dogs
The Honest Kitchen

Is your dog getting enough protein? Let’s break down protein levels in dog food from puppies to seniors so you’ll know if they’re getting the nutrition they need.

A woman holding her French Bulldog and smiling at the camera.
What Is the Best Dog Food for French Bulldogs?
The Honest Kitchen

Need to build a better diet for your French bulldog? Figuring out what to feed your dog can be tricky. This guide will help you learn what you need to...

A older chihuahua dog with their tongue sticking out standing in front of a dog bed.
Best Food for Chihuahuas: A Complete Guide To Feeding Your Tiny Toy Dog
The Honest Kitchen

Chihuahuas are tiny dogs with big personalities. But what do they need to eat to stay healthy? Learn about the nutritional needs of chihuahuas.

A yellow Labrador Retriever with their owner, looking off to the side of the camera.
Nourishing Your Lab: A Guide to the Best Dog Foods for Labrador Retrievers
The Honest Kitchen

Discover the best dog food options for your Labrador Retriever. From dry to wet food, find out what is most nutritious and suitable for your furry friend.

Two Blue Heelers next to each other outside in a grassy field area.
Best Dog Food for Blue Heelers: Feeding Tips for Optimal Nutrition
The Honest Kitchen

Discover the perfect dog food for Blue Heelers with our comprehensive feeding guide, offering expert advice on optimal nutrition choices.

Two healthy and well-groomed Yorkshire Terriers sitting next to each other on the ground near bright red leaves.
Yorkshire Terrier Diet Essentials: Selecting the Best Food for Your Pet
The Honest Kitchen

Discover essential tips for feeding your Yorkshire Terrier, focusing on nutritional balance, health needs, and the best food choices for your Yorkie.

An adult dog eating dog food out of a bowl on the ground next to a package of The Honest Kitchen's Limited Ingredient Duck product.
The Ultimate Guide to Limited Ingredient Diets for Dogs
The Honest Kitchen

Explore the comprehensive guide on limited ingredient diets for dogs, focusing on benefits, selection tips, and managing dietary sensitivities.

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Key Factors To Evaluate When Selecting Your Dog's Food
The Honest Kitchen

Explore key factors in selecting the best dog food, focusing on nutritional value, age-specific needs, and ingredient quality for optimal health.

Best Dog Food for Dobermans: Comprehensive Feeding Guide and Nutrition Tips
Best Dog Food for Dobermans: Comprehensive Feeding Guide and Nutrition Tips
The Honest Kitchen

Doberman Pinschers, with their affectionate, loyal personalities, make them great pets for active owners. Their sleek, muscular frames, and unique, wedge-shaped heads make for a striking animal. Many active dog...

Why Is My Dog Not Eating? Exploring Causes and Finding Solutions
Why Is My Dog Not Eating? Exploring Causes and Finding Solutions
The Honest Kitchen

It's a concern many pet owners face at some point: Your once food-loving companion suddenly turns their nose up at mealtime. But did you know that a change in your...

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The Best Dog Food for Rottweilers: What To Look For and Nutritional Tips
The Honest Kitchen

Is your best buddy a Rottweiler? If so, lucky you! Rottweilers are loyal, affectionate companions that are both fun and protective. Single people and families alike love and enjoy their...

A Quick Guide To Choosing the Best Dog Food for Poodles
A Quick Guide To Choosing the Best Dog Food for Poodles
The Honest Kitchen

Despite their pretty appearance and regal trot, poodles are obedient, lively, intelligent, and loyal, making them great family dogs. Poodles come in three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy.  Each size...

Feeding Your Great Dane the Best Dog Food: What To Know
Feeding Your Great Dane the Best Dog Food: What To Know
The Honest Kitchen

Due to their large size, Great Danes may seem intimidating to those who aren’t familiar with the breed. But they’re typically lovey-dovey and make great family dogs! In fact, thanks...

How To Pick the Best Dog Food for Pregnant Dogs
How To Pick the Best Dog Food for Pregnant Dogs
The Honest Kitchen

The typical gestation period of a pregnant dog is 63 days, on average. But even though the amount of time a dog is pregnant is relatively short, it’s important to...

Choosing the Best Food for Puppies: Ingredients and More
Choosing the Best Food for Puppies: Ingredients and More
The Honest Kitchen

Are you a proud new puppy parent? Around two million dogs are adopted in the U.S. each year, sending owners to the store for dog food, collars, toys, and other...

The Best Dog Food for Diarrhea (and How To Choose the Right Diet)
The Best Dog Food for Diarrhea (and How To Choose the Right Diet)
The Honest Kitchen

Stomach issues — specifically diarrhea — can be a common concern for pet parents. In fact, research shows that 28.6% of dogs visiting the vet have diarrhea as their chief...

Your Guide to the Best Dog Food for Goldendoodles
Your Guide to the Best Dog Food for Goldendoodles
The Honest Kitchen

Goldendoodles have taken Americans by storm due to their various sizes and friendly, intelligent, and affectionate temperament. As desirable as these personality traits are, goldendoodles also may require a certain...

What To Look for in the Best Puppy Food for Large Breeds
What To Look for in the Best Puppy Food for Large Breeds
The Honest Kitchen

Are you the proud parent of a large-breed puppy? You’re in for an adventure! With their great size comes plenty to love and plenty of fun, but it’s important to...

Best Dog Food For Shih Tzus: Adults, Puppies, and Healthy Tips
Best Dog Food For Shih Tzus: Adults, Puppies, and Healthy Tips
The Honest Kitchen

Even though Shih Tzu translates to “little lion” in Mandarin, one look at this pup will hardly remind you of a lion. But anyone who knows this breed is well...

The Best Dog Food for Yeast Infections: Causes, Symptoms, and Foods To Know
The Best Dog Food for Yeast Infections: Causes, Symptoms, and Foods To Know
The Honest Kitchen

There’s nothing worse than seeing your dog suffer. What makes it even harder is that your dog can’t tell you what they’re feeling, so successfully treating their illnesses can sometimes...

How To Pick the Best Food for Senior Dogs
How To Pick the Best Food for Senior Dogs
The Honest Kitchen

It’s never more important to pick the right food for your dog than when they’re in their golden years.   Although you may think that’s a given, many people don’t realize...

Creating the Right Diet: What’s the Best Food for Pitbulls?
Creating the Right Diet: What’s the Best Food for Pitbulls?
The Honest Kitchen

Pitty, bullie, velvet hippo. Whatever your endearing nickname is for your pitbull, as a pitbull parent, you’re likely aware of their unique needs — and loyal and clownish personalities.  Because...

Choosing Sustainable Cat Food: Everything a Pet Owner Should Know
Choosing Sustainable Cat Food: Everything a Pet Owner Should Know
The Honest Kitchen

Everyone knows that if you put good food into your body, you enjoy health benefits. Of course, the same goes for cat food and cats — but what if your...

Crunch Time: Finding the Best Dry Cat Food for Ideal Feline Health
Crunch Time: Finding the Best Dry Cat Food for Ideal Feline Health
The Honest Kitchen

Cat owners may see their indoor cat as just that — an indoor cat. But the cats themselves like to stalk and play like they’re a lion hunting in the...

How To Find the Best Dog Food That Helps with Gas
How To Find the Best Dog Food That Helps with Gas
The Honest Kitchen

As a dog parent, you’re likely quite familiar with your dog’s digestive quirks — especially if they experience frequent gas. It’s almost impossible to miss dog farts, but it can...

Happy Paws and Itch-Free Days: Top Dog Food That Helps With Itching
Happy Paws and Itch-Free Days: Top Dog Food That Helps With Itching
The Honest Kitchen

It’s a well-known fact that dogs look absolutely adorable when they’re trying to scratch that pesky itch just right (okay, fine, maybe it’s not a fact). But how much itchiness...

The Farmer’s Dog and Other Fresh Food Alternatives
The Farmer’s Dog and Other Fresh Food Alternatives
The Honest Kitchen

More than ever, people prioritize their pets' health and wellness — actively seeking out fresh, natural, and human grade food for their four-legged friends. In fact, in one 2021 study,...

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin Seeds?
Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin Seeds?
The Honest Kitchen

Whether you're making a recipe that calls for pumpkin or scooping out pumpkin guts in preparation for a Halloween jack-o-lantern, you might wonder whether your pup can safely consume a...

The Best Dog Foods for Huskies and Ingredients To Look For
The Best Dog Foods for Huskies and Ingredients To Look For
The Honest Kitchen

The Siberian husky was first brought to Alaska from Russia during the gold rush of 1909, when hard-working sled dogs were needed to haul gold through the unforgiving wilderness. Today,...

The Best Dog Food for Boston Terriers: A Complete Guide
The Best Dog Food for Boston Terriers: A Complete Guide
The Honest Kitchen

With their big eyes, flat faces, and built-in tuxedo jackets, the Boston terrier is certainly a unique breed. But where they may lack in size, they make up big time...

How To Choose the Best Dog Food for Your Cockapoo
How To Choose the Best Dog Food for Your Cockapoo
The Honest Kitchen

A cross between a cocker spaniel and a miniature poodle, the cockapoo is an excellent companion dog with a happy disposition. Boasting a fun-loving personality and all the fluffiness of...

Chicken Meal: What Is It and Should You Feed It to Your Pets?
Chicken Meal: What Is It and Should You Feed It to Your Pets?
The Honest Kitchen

If you've ever looked closely at the ingredients on pet food labels, you've almost certainly seen "chicken meal" listed as a main ingredient in many commercial pet foods. In fact,...

The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Australian Shepherd
The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Australian Shepherd
The Honest Kitchen

Did you know that Australian shepherds were the 12th most popular dog breed in the U.S. in 2022? If you’re familiar with these incredible canines, this probably doesn’t come as...

The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Pomeranian
The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Your Pomeranian
The Honest Kitchen

Weighing in at anywhere from three to seven pounds, Pomeranians are a true “toy breed” and the smallest of all Nordic dog breeds. Pomeranians are known for being curious and...

How To Support a Natural Diet for Your Cat
How To Support a Natural Diet for Your Cat
The Honest Kitchen

Obesity and behavioral problems are common in cats, and are often tied to not only how much they eat, but how they are fed, according to a 2020 study. One...

Everything You Need To Know About Non-GMO Dog Food
Everything You Need To Know About Non-GMO Dog Food
The Honest Kitchen

If you’ve been wondering about GMO ingredients in dog food, you’ve come to the right place.  When you better understand what GMO ingredients are and what the research shows about...

Organic Cat Treats: What Does It Mean & Other Healthy Treat Options
Organic Cat Treats: What Does It Mean & Other Healthy Treat Options
The Honest Kitchen

Even when it’s time for treats, many cat lovers are looking for a tasty and healthy option to reward their kitty without adding unnecessary or unhealthy ingredients into their diet. ...

Dog Joint Pain: Signs, Treatment, and Prevention
Dog Joint Pain: Signs, Treatment, and Prevention
The Honest Kitchen

Do you ever feel a twinge in your back as you stand up from the couch or wake up with sore knees after going for a jog the day before?...

Dachshund’s Nutritional Needs: The Best Foods for Your Long-Bodied Dog
Dachshund’s Nutritional Needs: The Best Foods for Your Long-Bodied Dog
The Honest Kitchen

Who doesn't love a weiner dog? The dachshund’s long, slinky-like spine and stubby limbs certainly set them apart from other breeds — but it's their boisterous personality and fierce loyalty...

Giant Appetites, Giant Meals: The Top Dry Foods for Large Dogs
Giant Appetites, Giant Meals: The Top Dry Foods for Large Dogs
The Honest Kitchen

Massive paws. Slobbery kisses. Big, wagging tails. There's a lot to love about large breed dogs. And if you have one in your home, of course you want to make...

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Healthy and Appealing Cat Food Toppers
Liz Palika

Feline friends are often finicky eaters. Some will only eat a particular trusted food, while others may eat a variety of foods but are unwilling to try anything new. This...

Organic Dog Treats: What They Are & Other Things to Look For
Organic Dog Treats: What They Are & Other Things to Look For
The Honest Kitchen

You already understand the importance of feeding your dog quality food, but what about treats? Unfortunately, feeding your dog poor-quality treats could negate many of the benefits of nutritious food....

8 Best Dog Food Toppers for Tastier Mealtimes
8 Best Dog Food Toppers for Tastier Mealtimes
The Honest Kitchen

Whether you're looking for a way to get your picky dog to eat or want to make mealtimes more fun for your pup, dog food toppers can be a great...

Immunity Boosters for Dogs: The Best Ways to Keep Your Pup Healthy
Immunity Boosters for Dogs: The Best Ways to Keep Your Pup Healthy
The Honest Kitchen

Most of us think about our immune system on a pretty regular basis. We want to know what to do to protect our bodies against germs, bacteria, and viruses. This...