Honest Kitchen Goes Gluten-Free With Its Dehydrated Dog Food
It seems like everyone is going gluten free these days. And it’s not just humans – dogs are jumping on the bandwagon. But this isn’t just any fad. Many people and pets are reaping the benefits of a gluten-free diet.
So what is gluten anyway? It’s the protein found in wheat and other grains that can trigger an immune response in dogs and people. Some of the common problems it can cause in dogs include gastrointestinal issues, itchy skin and ear infections. Not all grains contain gluten – amaranth and buckwheat are free of gluten. Gluten-free and grain-free dog foods are great options if your dog suffers from symptoms such as chronic itching or digestive upset.
Honest Kitchen saw the need for gluten-free dog food, and from this, the company now offers a vast selection of grain-free or gluten-free recipes (with the exception of two recipes, Verve and Keen). Thrive is a gluten free dog food recipe which includes organic quinoa (a pseudocereal that does not include gluten).
Another unique element of Honest Kitchen’s dog food is that it is dehydrated. Why do this? Dehydration removes the moisture from the ingredients used in this dog food. Because the foods are never cooked, canned or extruded, the natural nutrition is maintained. This means your dog gets all the vitamins, minerals and valuable phytonutrients he was meant to. As well, Honest Kitchen sources meats responsibly using free-range chicken, cage-free turkey, hormone-free beef and wild-caught fish.
To prepare this dehydrated dog food, all you need to do is add warm water. Stir it and let it sit for 5 minutes. After it moistens, it’s dinner time! This makes it a great alternative to wet food and raw food diets.
If you’re already feeding your dog Honest Kitchen dog food or you’re planning to, you should really check out the True Stories portion of the site. It features true stories of dogs that made the switch to Honest Kitchen dog food and the benefits this diet had on their lives. You can search by the product and pet, and see the results seen from each product. We like this because it gives you an idea of how your dog’s health problems can be helped by a particular dog food.
If you’re interested in learning more about this gluten-free dehydrated dog food, please visit The Honest Kitchen website.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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