Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cooking for the Whole Family #InspiredbyCrafted

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Crafted™, but only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

When we cook for ourselves (the humans), we try to balance between healthy foods, taste, cost, and so many other factors. As difficult as it is for humans, there is inherent knowledge that we have cleaned through our parents, families, and human history to determine what we should eat.

For canines, however, there is a lot we don't usually have enough knowledge about their nutrition. We also tend to not have the time to cook specific meals for our pups, relying on kibble or other pre-made foods that we can quickly buy at the store.

That's where Crafted™ by Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ comes in to play. With their team of veterinary nutritionists, they've come up with crafted, small-batch made foods for the dog and/or cat in your life.

Ruckus enjoys kibble as much as any other dog, and choosing the best food for him can be difficult since he seems to like it all! He even loves nibbles on chunks of raw carrots that we give him from our dinner plates (note: it's easy to "cook" for your dog when it's raw vegetables). However, sometimes as a treat, he can have a piece of our a pre-marinated, unseasoned oven-cooked chicken breast (note: it's also easy to cook for your dog when it's a simple piece of protein with nothing added). That being said, for your pup it's important to consult your veterinarian for all diet-related questions or recommendations.

Cat Kibble, or Dog Kibble?

Here is how Hill's crafts this special dry kibble:

Carefully Selected Crafted with Care Oven Roasted The Best for Your Pet
They begin with thoughtfully-sourced, select proteins and vegetables and blend in distinctive ingredients like buckwheat and chickpeas to create unique, flavorful recipes. Dedicated craftsmen then add parsley and oats to the mixer by hand. They pluck a dough sample from the mixer and knead it and pull it to make sure the texture and feel are just right. Once the dough is rolled out, each kibble is carefully cut out and looked over to make sure they’re just right. These special kibbles are then baked at 400 degrees until they’re perfectly delicious. From start to finish, we take the extra time to mix every batch, ensuring quality and consistency. This unique, culinary approach provides your pet a high-quality meal with uncompromised nutrition that’s 100% perfectly balanced.

Sometimes we all just want a little pre-packaged meal that's quick and ready to eat. Thankfully, these jars of small-batch cooked kibble from Hill's are handy for that time. Wait Ruckus, that one is for the cats. Let them have it!

Ruckus can't decide...

Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Crafted™ is made in the USA without wheat, corn, or soy ingredients. The most impressive statement that they have is the 100% Balanced Nutrition Guaranteed or your money back. If this perks your interest, make sure to do more research and use the savings listed below:


  1. Great post Ruckus my good pal!

  2. Excellent review! Looking forward to trying this new food from our friends at Hills!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  3. So lets get to it. Summer will soon be upon us and the outdoor season beckons.