For many of us, our pets are our pride and joy. Our little mini-me's. We read them bedtime stories, braid their tails, brag to the neighbors about the cute lil' face they make when they're tired, and engrave our last names on their dog tags like we bore them in the womb for nine months.
But, how much thought do we really put into what we feed our little four-legged friends?
The pet lovin' family behind The Honest Kitchen have given it some real thought. A small company with a big heart, The Honest Kitchen has a strong opinion on pet holistic health, with the belief that pets deserve the same attention to health that people do. The only pet food manufacturer in the US that operates in an FDA-approved human-grade facility, the San Diego-based company sources all-natural, certified organic, fair trade ingredients like ground flaxseed, cranberries, quinoa, apples, grains, and sea kelp to prepare their dehydrated pet foods and products.
They even keep in mind that our furry friends need a little TLC every now and then. So, they have created an all-natural line of supplements,essential oils for pets, and canine massages to keep them in tip-top shape.
Sometimes little Dexter needs his vitamins to grow big and strong, too. Here are four fun supplements designed to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Invigor. Made from herbs that combat free radicals and support a healthy immune system. Great for older pets, or those fighting an illness or recovering from vaccinations. Key Ingredients: Kelp, Astragalus, Hawthorne Berries, Spirulina and Watercress.
Sparkle. A nutritional supplement made with natural herbs that promote healthy skin and a shiny coat for pups and cats. Key Ingredients: Dandelion Leaf, Rosehips, Nettle Leaf and Nutritional Yeast.
Perfect Form. Helps to support your pet's digestive tract to combat gas, firm up loose stools, and sooth and protect the GI tract. Key Ingredients: Fennel, Papaya, Pumpkin Seed, Plantain, and Slippery Elm.
Lithe Tea. The first canine tea made to maintain normal joint health, flexion, and movement. Key Ingredients: Alfalfa, Yucca, Ginger, Red Clover, and Boswellia.
Not so fast. The Honest Kitchen always bites off more than they can chew. The company recently released their first ever 'pet cookbook',Made Out Of Love, which highlights recipes you can make with your animal companions. As a special treat to HBD fans, they've put together a fun recipe for you and Fido.
1 cup boiled mashed butternut squash
1 1/2 cups uncooked organic oatmeal
1/2 cup organic dried cranberries
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Preheat to 370° F. Combine the butternut squash with the oatmeal, cranberries, yeast and agave nectar. Mix the ingredients and scoop small balls onto a cookie sheet. Make sure they are evenly spaced about an inch apart and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the bites to cool and serve to your pup!
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