Lily’s Kitchen is a well known and respected brand in the dog food sector. They specialise in creating dog food, so one would assume their quality would be better because of this?
It’s undoubtedly true that, when you are trying to choose food for your new puppy, you want them to have the best possible choice out there.
Nutrition is important for every dog but it’s even more important when your dog is very young and still growing up. That’s why choosing the right puppy food is an essential part of taking care of your pet.
The question is; does Lily’s Kitchen provide that high quality that you need? Here I will cover the product from both my own experience and from other dog owners’ views to give you the best overview of the product possible.
- A wholesome tinned recipe for pups, made with natural ingredients – freshly prepared meat and offal, vegetables and healthy herbs - plus carefully chosen vitamins and minerals; For puppies from 8 weeks+
- Approved by expert nutritionists and vets, this grain-free recipe is complete and balanced, so your puppy gets all the nutrition they need to be healthy; And we only ever use responsibly sourced ingredients and proper meat in our dog food
- Whether it's a pup, adult or wise woofer, we offer specially formatted wholesome natural food to suit all ages; Choose from wet, dry, dental chews and treats; Our plant-based recipes are perfect for dogs who may have a sensitive stomach to meat
- As a B Corp company, we are committed to our target to be fully recyclable by 2025; To find out more about our sustainable initiatives, and how we use our business as a force for good! Visit our brandstore
- Here at Lily’s Kitchen, we make proper food using responsibly sourced ingredients and freshly prepared meat and offal, so we can provide your pet with wholesome, natural food; Only the best for your furry family
Lily’s Kitchen Puppy Food Review
The first thing I want to point out about their product line up is that they have a wide selection of options available. Some of these options are created specifically for puppies which is ideal for dogs under 1 year old.
A couple of the options that I tried myself for my dog where the complete wet chicken food and the dry chicken and salmon options. I have tried both dry and wet variates and both are of tremendous quality, when I talk about the ingredients following this I will be focusing on the wet food but the dry food has most of the same ingredients and quality as the wet food does.
To give you a quick and fast round up of what foods are included you have a meaningful portion of chicken, along with a plethora of organic vegetables. You also have an excellent selection of herbs which have all been included for some particular reason. For example celery seeds and aniseed have been included for improving digestion and for supporting liver function.
The important thing to note about the ingredients is that everything has been added with quality in mind and with some direct reason why it has been included, usually for some health benefit or to make sure your dog is generally well nourished. Certain things, such as all of the food included being organic, are definitely nice bonuses worth mentioning.
Basically, the minds behind Lily’s Kitchen food have your dog’s health and wellness firmly in mind all while providing the best ingredients, often backed by research and science.
Not only from my own experience but from the majority of other dog owners who have tried it – dogs absolutely love this food. If you have experienced a fussy eater as a pup then this food may be your antidote to the problem because even puppies really love this food.
It’s not the same as some other dog foods I have tried that often smell bad and make me feel sick at times. This one has a nice smell, comparable to some pre made meals I have eaten myself. My point being, that you can tell it’s of higher quality right out of the tin because of the pleasant smell and look. My general rule is; if it seems appetizing to me, then my dog is sure to love it.
Another benefit of this dog food is that it’s suitable for puppies with sensitive stomachs. Unlike some other dog food that can often be stuffed with poor quality ingredients and additives, there is none of that to be seen with this dog food. At the end of the day, our dogs are meant to be eating meat, so when a dog food is only composed of mixed meal and such, it is certainly not the best we can offer our dogs.
Also, on top of everything being clean, you have added ingredients as I mentioned before which naturally aid digestion which is ideal for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Another thing I personally noticed with this dog food is my dog’s bad breath or rather, it would be better to say, the lack of it. I noticed after feeding my puppy this for a week that his bad breath had disappeared, I am assuming this dog food is really much easier on the digestion system and therefore you get much less gas and bloating, etc. which could lead to bad breath. Now I don’t have to turn away with my nose up every time he tries to give me kisses.
I know this may be too much information for some, but many people have reported dogs who had runny poo before becoming firm and normal after using this food for a little time. Again, this shows the food usually agrees with most dogs’ digestion systems because of what I have already mentioned prior. It is important for a dog to have stool that is solid, otherwise, it is a sign of an inflamed intestine when it isn’t.
Another positive thing about this food is that my dog was happy and had a good amount of energy after only eating this food. I didn’t experience any hyper activity and, from any of my research, neither did any other dog owners who fed their dog this food. Another positive note mentioning I feel. Before, I could see that my dog would have an immediate burst of energy right after eating his food but then become sluggish for the rest of the day. Lily’s Kitchen seems to provide him with a slow-burn of a moderate amount of energy to last him through the day.
I already mentioned how great the ingredients are in this dog food, so why don’t we take a deeper look at the recipe of this flavour in particular; chicken with potatoes and carrots.
Overall, it has 10.6% crude protein, 0.5% crude fibre, 5.1% crude fat, 80% moisture, and 2% crude ash.
A whopping 67% of it is composed of fresh chicken, with 2% being potatoes and 1% carrots. You can also find salmon oil, rosehips, marigold petals, cleavers, seaweed, alfalfa, milk thistle, dandelion root, and burdock root.
When it comes to vitamins and minerals there’s a generous amount, including vitamins D3 and E, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, etc.
In case you aren’t aware; zinc is an essential part of any dog’s diet as it contributes to healthy skin, fur, immune system, and good thyroid function.
Copper plays a big role in the formation of a dog’s bones, connective tissue, collagen, and myelin – all the more important in a puppy that is less than a year old.
Rosehips are a natural plant-based anti-inflammatory agent that also boost the immune system, maintain healthy joints, as well as improve the quality of a dog’s skin and coat.
Cleavers are rich in vitamin C and numerous fatty acids, making them beneficial to the lymphatic system by cleaning out lymph nodes of toxins and flushing out the kidneys and urinary tract.
Seaweed is another ingredient that is just absolutely rich in prebiotics and fibre, containing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, and anti-rheumatic properties, whilst helping dogs maintain the good kind of bacteria in their stomach.
Next, alfalfa is a flowering plant that, as an additive in dog food, helps balance overly acidic urine and contains enzymes and trace minerals that are good for digestion and help eliminate gas issues and improve appetite.
Milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant that also has anti-inflammatory properties, reducing any inflammation in the liver while also helping to defend against disease causing cells.
Dandelion root is known to provide antioxidants, reduce cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, boost the immune system, and more. Meanwhile, burdock root is an excellent filter for a dog’s bloodstream because it flushes out toxins and helps them create enzymes that aid in the absorption of nutrients. It’s also naturally diuretic, supporting the kidneys and bladder by flushing waste.
One final thing worth noting is that there are no grains in this food. For some dogs and owners, this is a good thing so I thought I would mention it.
Generally, when I review a product there are some common negative points but here with this Lily’s Kitchen Puppy Food, it’s hard to find any common problems amongst users.
Of course, you will always find that one rare person who says that their dog didn’t like the food but it seems that a review like this is few and far between when it comes to reviews of this product line. From my own experience with my dog, there is nothing but positives with this puppy food!
Lily’s Kitchen Puppy Food Review – Conclusion
As a quick overview this food is incredibly high quality with mostly natural ingredients that have been specifically chosen to aid your dogs health particularly for puppies under 1 year old.
I can easily recommend this dog food – if it was the only dog food I was to feed my puppy for his first year of life I would definitely be happy to accept that condition if I had to!
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