We all want to feed our fur babies the best food we can, but we want it to be convenient, too, and sometimes that’s a struggle. The Honest Kitchen has changed the equation, however, with complete diets made of fresh whole foods that haven’t been cooked and processed beyond recognition. Instead of extrusion, the nutrient-destroying process for making dry dog food, all the meats, produce, seeds and other ingredients (organic whenever possible) have been very gently dehydrated to retain most of their original taste, color, aroma and health benefits, with the majority of the enzymes and antioxidants still intact, much like raw food. And it’s easy to prepare. Just add warm water, wait 5 minutes and serve up a delicious meal!
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Old fashioned goodness: Five generations of making premium pet food
Since 1904, the Fromm family has maintained a tradition of quiet innovation. In 1948, they introduced the first modern kibble made with natural ingredients, and they continue to build and improve on that expertise. The recipes made in their own Wisconsin plant all have high inclusions of fresh human-grade meats, eggs, vegetables and fruit, and every formula contains a dollop of real Wisconsin cheese!
Their 4-Star line of cat and dog foods feature imaginative pairings of ingredients and flavors, and are designed for easy rotation without needing a transition period. Your dog can eat Beef Frittata for breakfast and Lamb & Lentils for dinner! Cats can have Game Bird at one meal and Surf & Turf the next (with wild Pacific salmon). Some recipes contain ancestral grains like oats, barley and millet. Others are grain-free.
Food safety is a vital part of the company’s mission, and they pay close attention to the tiniest details. Products are tested in-house and by an independent laboratory before any batch is released. This exceptional care results in easier digestion, fewer allergic reactions and increased energy for dogs and cats eating their foods.
One of the only family-owned pet food companies still standing today, Fromm’s puts their heart and soul into crafting the best foods they possibly can. We are proud and delighted to welcome them to All The Best!
Download our 3-step plan to natural flea control
Every year, concerned pet parents walk into our stores with the same question, “How do I protect my dog and cat from fleas WITHOUT using pesticides? Their concerns are valid – many dogs and cats have severe reactions from even properly applied flea treatments. Fortunately, there are healthier options you can deploy, and because our flea season peaks in late summer and early fall, now is the time to start building your pet’s natural flea defense mechanisms!
If you have an animal that is continually plagued by fleas, you may be surprised to discover that some dogs and cats never attract any fleas at all! Healthier animals radiate an invisible “vitality barrier” that repels pesky parasites, and you can help your fur baby erect the same healthy defense. Body Guard is our favorite fortifying supplement – it reinforces skin with first milk colostrum, pre-digested amino acids and other essential nutrients to make it harder for fleas to bite or draw blood. The scent of the dietary sulfur molecules (similar to those found in garlic) encourages fleas to search for another host and leave your baby alone.
Basil’s shiny coat comes from her daily Body Guard.
It’s not just for flea season.
Body Guard is a good-tasting powder that you sprinkle on food, enriched with dessicated liver, lecithin and brewer’s yeast to boost your pet’s immune system. Allow at least 30 days for results to appear, and 60 days or more for older animals with compromised health. Enzymes and fatty acids will hasten the transformation and make a visible difference with healthier, more beautiful skin and coat. Be prepared to be amazed at the power of nutrition!
While your pet is building up her immunities, take an assessment of her environment. Are there rugs and furniture and cracks in the floor where fleas can hide and incubate? You don’t want them to start biting your ankles instead! Apply Fleago borate crystals or food-grade diatomaceous earth to carpeting and upholstery and work into the crevices of hard floors to dehydrate and kill the juvenile fleas. One application can last for an entire year. If you start early, you can make this the most pest-free summer of all.
Well, our many weeks of feeding the Northwest Naturals raw and freeze-dried foods have really helped Barkley grow into a big, beautiful 8 ½ month old pup. His coat is beautiful, and he is happy and healthy. He’s filled with boundless energy, which he spends all day on playing with his puppy friends, and showing all his favorite people how much he loves them.
We have loved sharing his progress with you as we have all watched him grow up! He’s now well over 80 lbs, and will continue to grow as I feed him a healthy, raw and freeze-dried diet, including Northwest Naturals. As he loses the rest of his puppy fur, we’ll happily anticipate his smooth, thick adult hair, and watch as he fills out and grows into those goofy ears and paws.
We hope you will come by the Mercer Island store for a visit, and to see for yourself how large and stunning Barkley has become, and how he will continue to grow–and maybe pick up a sample of Northwest Naturals for your dog to try!
Barkley and Diana