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Jack

Mixed Breed (dog) — Age 5
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Jack has been seizure-free for 2 months thanks to The Honest Kitchen
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He lost half a pound after starting The Honest Kitchen, which is good, because he was a little fat.
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This was Jack's birthday cake -- a Kong full of frozen The Honest Kitchen dog food. As you can see, he was excited.
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He's our precious baby...
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...and we are so happy his seizures have gone away.
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Jack has been seizure-free for 2 months thanks to The Honest Kitchen
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He lost half a pound after starting The Honest Kitchen, which is good, because he was a little fat.
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This was Jack's birthday cake -- a Kong full of frozen The Honest Kitchen dog food. As you can see, he was excited.
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He's our precious baby...
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...and we are so happy his seizures have gone away.

I have been waiting for 2 months to write this glowing review. I hope you will factor our experience into your decision to order some of The Honest Kitchen's pet food. Our dog Jack, a chihuahua-Jack Russell mix who is 5 years old, started having seizures 7 months ago. It came out of nowhere. He had his first seizure on Feb. 23rd. We rushed him to the doggie ER, where they said that since he wasn't seizing anymore, there was nothing they could do for him. We spent hundreds on blood work with our vet, and they determined that he was not poisoned or having some other disorder, which necessarily meant it was epilepsy. They told us that they would not medicate him unless he had seizures more frequently than once a month.

His second seizure came 4 weeks later on Mar. 22nd. A third seizure on May 13th, more than 5 weeks after the second. His fourth seizure was on June 11th, but then they started coming faster. A fifth seizure two weeks later on June 26th. A sixth seizure on July 6th, ten days after the previous seizure. We were scared. We looked up the side effects of phenobarbital, the medication prescribed to epileptic humans and pets alike. It has serious long-term effects on the body, and we were basically looking at the pros and cons of protecting him from seizures in exchange for a shortened lifespan. It wasn't a good trade. And then my husband googled Jack's dog food... Purina has been the subject of multiple class-action lawsuits brought by pet owners who claim their pets' health was adversely affected by Purina dog food. Most recently, more than 3,000 people joined together to sue Purina due to negative effects of the Purina Beneful line of foods. Jack has been eating Purina Beneful Incredibites since around November when we got tired of making the extra trip to PetSmart and decided to buy from the brands available at the grocery store where we buy our human food. Seizures were among the list of ill effects that these pet owners said their pets were experiencing. It seemed to be quite the coincidence — that we switched Jack’s food and he started having seizures a few months later. I can see why these pet owners are suing. My husband went online to find alternatives, and he found The Honest Kitchen. The price of The Honest Kitchen's food alone gave me pause. And I've never been one to buy into the claims that food coloring is harmful. We don't buy special/organic foods even for the humans in our household. But I took a little time to read the personal stories on this website, and I started crying, realizing that so many dogs out there had suffered like Jack was suffering, and had apparently found a solution with The Honest Kitchen. We decided to take a chance and buy one box of it, just to see what would happen. We tossed the Purina the same day even though we had 20 pounds of it on-hand. In the morning we fed him boiled chicken and white rice because we were waiting to get our hands on the box of The Honest Kitchen food and we weren’t willing to mess around with Purina anymore. When we received the new food (we opted for the Love mixture), we immediately transitioned into the new food. It pleases me immensely to say that Jack has not had a single seizure since we switched to The Honest Kitchen. I made a calendar reminder for his one-month anniversary on The Honest Kitchen food; when one month had passed and he hadn't had a single seizure, I made another calendar reminder for two months out and promised myself that if he made it two months without a seizure, I'd add our story to the personal stories here that first encouraged me to invest in this food. If you love your pupper like family, you will want to try this food. If your doggo is having health problems like diabetes, seizures, weight gain, joint problems, absolutely try this food. To be able to test your results accurately, make sure not to give your pup anything else for a long time so that you can be sure The Honest Kitchen is making the difference. Jack's 5th birthday happened since he's been on this food, and instead of giving him a nice treat like we historically have, I filled a Kong with his The Honest Kitchen food and froze it. He was a very happy dog on his birthday, and we protected him from the kinds of foods that can make him sick. We don’t accept treats that are offered by the vet or at the pet store, and we plan on giving him only The Honest Kitchen-brand treats. The Honest Kitchen might cost a bit more, but I'd rather pay a bit more per month for dog food instead of paying hundreds for vet bills, blood tests, and medication -- not to mention the pain and misery that comes with having a sick family member. This food has transformed our lives, and I'm very grateful that it exists. One final note: the just-add-water model made Jack pee - a lot! We've been reducing the water-to-dry mix ratio over time so that he eats something more of a hard paste instead of a soup. If your doggie is small, I recommend using less water so that their tiny bladders are not overwhelmed. Also, be ready for the extra pooping.... there's a lot of fiber in this food. The good news is: peeing and pooping are some of Jack's favorite activities. A win all around.

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