Lily’s Kitchen Information
Lily’s Kitchen is an established pet food brand based in the UK. The brand was founded over ten years ago by Henrietta and has been producing high-quality pet food ever since.
They are known by many for using Organic ingredients and using environmentally friendly packaging, which is a growing trend in the industry.
All of Lily’s Kitchen’s recipes are produced in facilities in the UK or Europe. It isn’t clear exactly where these facilities are, but we assume they all maintain similar safety and quality standards.
You can purchase Lily’s Kitchen recipes from select physical pet food stores in the UK. You can also purchase online from Lily’s Kitchen’s website and some other pet food websites like Amazon and PetsAtHome.
Lily’s Kitchen Product Range
Lily’s Kitchen has a large range of dog food products, which includes a mix of dry dog food, wet dog food, and dog treats.
This range includes a mix of grain-free and grain-inclusive recipes. There are also some niche recipes, such as those for puppies and senior dogs.
Lily’s Kitchen’s cat food range is of a similar size to their dog food range and includes a mix of dry cat food, wet cat food, and cat treats.
However, there are only grain-free recipes available within Lily’s Kitchen’s dry cat food range. Similar to the dog food range, there are recipes for specific age groups such as Kittens and Senior cats.
Lily’s Kitchen Nutrition
The nutrition offered by Lily’s Kitchen dog food recipes varies significantly. There are some recipes that offer below-average nutrition, yet there are others that offer above-average nutrition.
Lily’s Kitchen’s wet dog food recipes are the most consistent with a large portion of meat and fish ingredients, ensuring the proportion of protein and fat is significant.
Below is an example of the nutrition offered by one of Lily’s Kitchen’s best wet dog food recipes.
The same points discussed above regarding Lily’s Kitchen dog food nutrition apply to Lily’s Kitchen cat food.
The nutrition provided varies significantly but is generally average to above-average. It is critical that cats consume a diet that is high in animal or fish-based protein and fat as they are obligate carnivores. This means that they do not thrive on a diet high in plant matter.
However, Lily’s Kitchen’s wet cat food recipes are the most impressive, often providing significantly above-average proportions of protein and fat. See below example of a wet cat food recipe from Lily’s Kitchen.
Lily’s Kitchen Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Above are just some of the high-quality meat and fish ingredients included in Lily’s Kitchen’s recipes. They can provide a plentiful supply of animal-based protein and fat, which is critical to dog’s and cat’s diets.
Some of these ingredients are common inclusions, such as Chicken or Turkey. They are favored by manufacturers as they are affordable and easy to source.
However, Lily’s Kitchen makes use of some less common ingredients like Venison and Wild Boar. Ingredients like these are often used in recipes for pets with severe allergies or sensitivities. You can learn more about this type of dog food and these ingredients in the below articles.
Some of Lily’s Kitchen recipes make use of organ meat ingredients such as Liver. These are excellent additions and can seriously enhance a recipe’s flavor as well as boost the levels of select vitamins and minerals that are not abundant in traditional meat cuts.
Other Notable Ingredients
Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes are common in Lily’s Kitchen’s grain-free recipes as a source of carbohydrates. Compared to others, starch ingredients like Potatoes are incredibly dense sources of carbohydrates. This means that their portion size must be tightly controlled to avoid it becoming excessive.
Lily’s Kitchen’s grain-free recipes also utilize legume ingredients like Peas and Lentils. Legume ingredients such as these are extremely popular among pet food manufacturers as they are cost-effective sources of carbohydrates, fiber, and plant-based protein.
However, in recent years there have been links between the high consumption of legumes and Canine Heart Disease. This link is concerning, and you can read more about it here.
Sadly, some of Lily’s Kitchen recipes make use of vegetable by-products like Pea Protein and Potato Protein. These ingredients are incredibly dense sources of plant-based protein. Cats and dogs would be much better suited to a dog high in animal or fish-based protein.
Also, these ingredients are often used to mislead consumers about the total proportion of vegetable ingredients present in a recipe. This technique is known as ingredient splitting and can be incredibly misleading.
Read more about this in our article Ingredient Splitting in Pet Food – Exposed.
Lily’s Kitchen’s small range of grain-inclusive recipes makes use of grain ingredients like Barley, Oats, and Rice. Grain ingredients like these provide a mix of carbohydrates, fiber, and select micronutrients.
Grain ingredients are controversial additions to pet food, with many pet owners refusing to feed a food that contains grains. However, there are others who are strong supporters, such as those that feed Purina Pro Plan.
The grain ingredients chosen by Lily’s Kitchen are preferred by many to others like Wheat and Corn, which some believe are more processed and are fillers.
You can learn more about Barley in our article Barley In Dog Food.
Eggs are a fantastic inclusion in any pet food recipes and are found in select Lily’s Kitchen recipes. Eggs are incredibly nutritious and can provide a mix of protein, fat, carbohydrates, and some vitamins and minerals. Also, Eggs are extremely bio-available, which means they can be easily digested.
Chicken Fat is a common addition to pet food recipes and is found in some of Lily’s Kitchen recipes. It is added to enhance the flavor of a recipe and boost the overall levels of animal-based fats. Chicken Fat is chosen over alternatives thanks to its low cost and high availability.
You can learn more about Chicken Fat in Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Flaxseed is best known for being the best plant-based source of the Omgea 3 Fatty Acids. These fatty acids are thought by many to provide pets with several health benefits. An example could be an improvement in the condition of a dog’s skin and coat.
You can read more about Flaxseed and its benefits in Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Alfalfa is seen in pet food recipes in tiny quantities. It is added because of the vitamins and minerals it contains, such as the B Vitamins. Some believe these can provide health benefits, but these claims are far from conclusive.
Learn more about Alfalfa in Alfalfa In Dog Food.
Lily’s Kitchen Animal Testing
We can not find any information on whether Lily’s Kitchen participates in animal testing for its products.
We strongly believe that laboratory or invasive testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice. We hope that in the future, it will be eliminated.
Lily’s Kitchen Recalls
Given that Lily’s Kitchen has been operating for over ten years, this is an impressive record and shows the brand takes its safety and quality processes seriously.
Nevertheless, consumers should always be vigilant of any future recalls of Lily’s Kitchen or any other brand.
Lily’s Kitchen Featured Articles
To date, Lily’s Kitchen has not been featured in any of our articles.
Best of Lily’s Kitchen
Salmon Supper With Sweet Potatoes, Peas & Dill Review
As we mentioned earlier, the nutrition provided by Lily’s Kitchen dry dog food recipes varies significantly. However, the above Salmon recipe is one of their best and contains 24.5% protein and 14% fat.
This nutrition profile is above-average and would be well suited to the majority of dogs, including those that are active.
This nutrition is thanks to a large portion of Fresh Salmon. Salmon is a high-quality fish ingredient and an excellent source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
Outside of this Salmon content, the recipe uses a mix of Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas, and other minor ingredients. These provide carbohydrates, fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
Organic Beef Supper Review
Organic dog food is still quite rare but is a growing trend, with many pet owners demanding it. This organic supper range shown above from Lily’s Kitchen is one of their best and is made up of almost entirely meat ingredients.
The above uses a mix of Beef, Chicken, and Pork, which, when combined, provide an extremely impressive proportion of protein and fat.
Outside of these ingredients, the recipe includes tiny portions of Carrots, Peas, and Spelt, which provide a modest proportion of carbohydrates and fiber.
Whitefish & Salmon Review
The above dry cat food recipe from Lily’s Kitchen has an impressive portion size of Whitefish and Salmon. Combined, they make up 70% of the recipe’s contents, which is far above most other dry cat food recipes.
The Whitefish and Salmon provide 27% protein and 16%, which is sufficient for most cats. Whitefish sounds like a vague and unappealing ingredient, but it is not and can be an excellent addition to a cat food recipe.
The small proportion of the recipe that is made up of plant-based ingredients uses a mix of Potato ingredients to provide a modest portion of carbohydrates.
Lovely Lamb Casserole Review
Similar to many of Lily’s Kitchen’s wet dog food recipes, they contain almost entirely meat and fish ingredients. The above Lamb Casserole uses a mix of Lamb, Chicken, and Pork.
This mix provides an incredible proportion of protein and fat, which is significantly above-average.
There are no plant-based ingredients in this recipe at all, which is almost unheard of. Even in the recipes from premium brands, there is usually a small portion to act as a binding agent.
Full Lily’s Kitchen Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Shepherds Pie With Lamb, Potatoes & Parsley
Countryside Casserole With Chicken, Duck & Sweet Potatoes
Wild Woodland Walk With Duck, Salmon & Venison
Organic Chicken Bake With Vegetables & Herbs
Breakfast Crunch Chicken With Turkey, Fruit & Yoghurt
Puppy Recipe With Chicken, Salmon & Peas
Senior Recipe With Turkey, Trout, & Seasonal Whitefish
Salmon Supper With Sweet Potatoes, Peas & Dill
Wet/Canned Dog Food
Christmas Three Bird Feast
Chicken & Turkey Casserole
Vegan Rainbow Stew
Fishy Fish Pie With Peas
Great British Breakfast
Wild Campfire Stew
Venison & Wild Boar Terrine
An English Garden Party
Senior Recipe For Older Dogs
Wholesome Veggie Feast
Birthday Surprise For Dogs
Chicken Puppy Recipe
Turkey & Duck Puppy Recipe
Organic Dinner For Puppies
Organic Chicken Supper
Organic Beef Supper
Organic Lamb Supper
Christmas Proper Treats
Christmas Spectacular Treats
Chicken And Salmon Nibbles Puppy Treats
Cracking Pork & Apple Sausages
Chomp-Away Chicken Bites
The Best Ever Beef Mini Burgers
Simply Glorious Chicken Jerky
Scrumptious Duck & Venison Sausages
The Mighty Duck Mini Jerky
Organic Bedtime Biscuits
Rise And Shines Baked Treats
Organic Cheese and Apple Training Treats
Woofbrush Dental Chew
Little Liver Rewards
Chicken & White Fish Slices Treats For Puppies
Dry Cat Food
Whitefish & Salmon
Chicken & White Fish Kitten
Fish & Turkey Senior
Wet/Canned Cat Food
Catch of the Day
Lovely Lamb Casserole
Classic Chicken Dinner
Chicken Turkey & Ham Feast
Marvelously Mature Chicken Supper
Curious Kitten Dinner
Suppurrs Hunter’s Chicken & Duck
Suppurrs Cockadoodle Chicken
Suppurrs Scrumptious Chicken & Salmon
Suppurrs Rustic Chicken & Turkey
Suppurrs Farmhouse Chicken & Beef
Organic Beef Dinner
Organic Chicken Dinner
Organic Fish Dinner
Organic Turkey Dinner