Place 3-5 different
foods to test on the floor, labeled, and then let your dog in. Video if you can.
are quick and easy to use, and stick to the floor.
different configurations, leave space between choices.
3 x 5 card, taped to the floor, can work well.
cats can taste test, too.
only need a few kibble for taste tests.
Tests are sort of like a sports contest. You start out competing with other individuals,
and over time and multiple "tests" you come up and a highest rated individual
(or product) in that group. The "winners" from multiple groups, then
compete, for the highest rated individual (or product) of that comparison. And
on until you get best individual or product at that time.
how to do it:
Decide where you are going to do your taste tests, then put the dog in a different
room, while you prepare the tests. 2. Pick 2-5 different foods, and put a
small amount on a labeled card, on the floor. Kibble can be placed
on a 3x5 card or a sticky note, soft or moist foods would need to be in a dish
that is set on the floor next to the label (see below for The Honest Kitchen taste
tests). Include the food you are currently feeding, too, to get a comparison and
opinion from your dog. 3. Be sure to leave some space between each sample.
4. Video it if you can, placing yourself so you can see the dog and label of the
food. (Digital cameras take good video clips these days.) Or take photos, if possible,
to help you remember what your dog did. 5. Take notes, as objectively as
you can, as to your dog's behavior. There are no right or wrong answers. 6.
Remove your dog when he is done with the presented food, repeat the test with
the same samples, but mix up the order. Then let your dog in again, and see what
happens. 7. Repeat the process another two or three times, mixing up the order
or placement each time, to get a good reading on your dog's opinion of those foods.
Keep taking notes and videos or photos. 8. If you have more samples, you can
keep going with more and more tests. After you have several "group"
winners (preferred foods), put the winners together as a group, and test them
together, to get the preferred food of that group. 9. Save your sample bags
for valuable information about ingredients.
in mind that your taste test is about your dog's opinion of the food(s) at that
moment in time. Due to the changing nature of individual needs, you may get different
outcomes from doing the tests at another time. If you are getting information
from your dog that his dietary needs are changing (does not seem to want his food
so enthusiastically, won't eat it, etc.), you might consider doing another series
of taste tests, to find out how he has changed in his preferences.
fun with the tests, learn lots, repeat when you want more information. Happy testing!
Honest Kitchen taste test videos-quality
and convenience. Dehydrated, whole food...just add water, hydrate and serve! Our
thanks to Rick Wery and his crew for the video clips, used with his permission.
inside the images below to view our series of Honest Kitchen Dog taste test videos.
(Alternately, click on the link next to the
image, if the image will not play)
nutrition is essential for all parts of your pet's life. For dogs like Odie (pictured
above, before and after) with certain health conditions a high quality diet with
supplements, is essential.
and Cat foods Free samples
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PetKind Dog Food with Tripe
K-9 Naturals Complete FD Dog Food
Primal Freeze Dried Dog Food
Turkey & Sardine
Farmina Natural & Delicious
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Kibble and Freeze Dried and Treats
Red Barn Roll Dog Food
10 oz. 2# 3 oz. 4#
Chicken Beef Lamb (wheat free)
being a complete dog food, I use these as treats. Easy to slice roll, then dice
into cubes...I can get at least 1000 treat cubes out of a 10 oz roll. They are
a big hit in training classes!
Sojos (Sojourner Farms)
Dehydrated Dog & Cat Food
Turkey, Beef, Foundation formula, Grain Free varieties and with Grains varieties
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Peak Dehydrated Dog & Cat Food
Jerky type food, Dehydrated and
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also use as treats or sprinkle on dog's other food, as a nutrituion boost and
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Dog: Lamb, Chicken, Beef
Lamb, Chicken, Beef
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Lotus Dog and Cat Food, Kibble and
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Chicken, and Lamb (with grains) Kibble
Corn or Wheat
& Asparagus, other flavors available
we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat
as extruded pet foods. Then theres better palatability.
Lucy's Artisan Freeze Dried Dog Food (Grain Free);
Originated Ingredients Grain-Free Recipes USDA Meat
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Seameal SG Canned (Lamb, Chicken, Turkey)
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Soup for the Dog (or Cat) Lover's Soul
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One of our most popular canned dog
All human grade ingredients,
in delicious recipies
Free samples are available, of many of these treats
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Real Meat Treats
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Roasted, 100% meat/organ
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Trachea are naturally high in glucosamine and chondroitin.
From grass fed cows. 12", 6" and chips.
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Plato Kangaroo Strips Now available.
Salmon Strip Now available.
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Dog Chew and Yeti Chew
is it? Chiurpi, as it
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and dried for weeks. The result is a long-lasting chew treat that dogs just cant
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Nepal, the cheese comes from an ancient recipe that is used by the locals to create
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Wishbone (beef) tendons
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Organic Dog Cookies
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