My dog Fluffy, a dachshund, is now 5 years old. She is very energetic and loving. She was not always like that. We had her when she was 6 months old. Feeding her was a challenge because she has allergies from food. Sometimes we would find her scratching incessantly when we give her store bought foods. We tried another brand but it turned out she was throwing up after every meal. She was also sustaining rashes and skin irritation and is chronically licking, chewing and biting to relieve the itch. We were worried about her and we came to a point that we just wanted to give her back to my sister-in-law who gifted her to us. Then we found this vet who was able to explain to us about her condition. She told us that Fluffy has a sensitive stomach. What we were feeding her was actually causing her to be sick. Thus, she recommended that we put her on a grain-free diet.
At first, I found that absurd as I have never encountered this case with all our other dogs. But the vet said that perhaps, it comes predisposed in the case of Fluffy as dachshunds are prone to this condition. So she introduced us to Honest Kitchen Embark Turkey Dog Food.
This product is grain free and gluten free. Gluten is the proteins found in wheat and other cereal grains. When some dogs consume this, it causes irritation in the small intestine. As a result, it does not effectively absorb basic nutrients from food. Sensitive pets suffer chronic stomach upset, dermatitis or chronic ear infections. If it remains unattended, it could cause more serious health problems such as arthritis, epilepsy and inflammatory reactions, among many others.
When I started Fluffy on Embark, I instantly noticed that she was no longer throwing up whenever we feed her. Meal time is no longer as dreadful for us as it is for her. She eventually lost the rashes and she was no longer scratching and itching. Her skin and coat became healthier and she gradually gained weight. I also noticed that she is shedding less now and she has better breath. She is no longer suffering chronic flatulence. Another advantage of this new addition to her diet is that it keeps her fuller longer. This makes a big impact on my budget and food allowance for Fluffy.
Embark is grain free and 100 percent human-grade. It does not contain food ingredients with high gluten content such as corn, rice, beet pulp or wheat. A 10lb. box of Embark contains 18 lbs. of cage free turkey. Unlike other meat sources, turkey is high in proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is healthier because it provides fewer calories less fat and cholesterol and minimal sodium.
Embark is made with cage-free turkey from the ranches in the Midwest. It does not contain GMOs, ingredients from China, fillers and preservatives. To make this dog food palatable and more enjoyable, it also includes other healthy foods such as organic flaxseed, potatoes, spinach, celery, organic coconut, carrots, organic kelp, eggs, bananas, apples and cranberries. It contains 29 percent protein, minimum of 18 percent fat, 9.6 percent fiber and 7.8 percent moisture. Each cup contains 488 calories.
I like the fact that I can get optimum nutrition for my Fluffy for every cup of Embark that I give her. It is great that Honest Kitchen came up with this product line that is specially prepared to aid in better digestion of food. As they say, what your dog eats affect its disposition. Putting Fluffy on Embark Grain Free Turkey Dog Food is one of the best decisions that I have made for my dog. I will not hesitate to recommend this to all pet owners out there.