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Video: Why Gut Health?

Poor gut health can affect anyone – including our pets! Solid Gold puts gut health first to nourish your pet inside & out. Learn more about why a healthy gut matters! Save up to $4 on Solid Gold products today! Check out our store locator to find a retailer near you! Many stores are […]

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Training Tip: The “Drop It” Command

By Solid Gold and Warrior Canine Connection Has your dog ever picked up something in his mouth you’d prefer he didn’t? Or how about a toy he doesn’t want to relinquish? The “drop it” command is an instrumental tool you will want at your disposal, especially if your puppy or dog has gotten a hold […]

Training Tip: Grooming

By Solid Gold and Warrior Canine Connection Nail trimming is an important part of every dog’s grooming routine, and a signal of good health and hygiene. The process can be a simple one that should be performed regularly to keep your pooch prim and polished. Since nail trimming can cause anxiety for some dogs, we […]

The Powerful Benefits of Seaweed

Seaweed is a powerful, natural ingredient that has supported our ocean friends for centuries, but did you know that it has powerful benefits for pets too? Powerful Benefits For Your Pet Seaweed has long been consumed by our ocean friends (including sea turtles who can live up to 150 years old!), but until recently, it […]

8 Spring Cleaning Tips for Pet Parents

With all of the sunlight shining through our homes, the Spring season has finally arrived! Your cat might be spending more time sitting on the window sill enjoying the warmth on their fur while your dog is nudging you that they are eager for another walk. This is the perfect time to freshen up your […]

Heart-Shaped Kibbles That Say “I Love You”

With all the love in the air, don’t forget to share the love with your pet! Here are some our favorite heart-shaped recipes for the precious puppies and carefree kittens in your life: 1. Mighty Mini Chicken, Chickpea & Pumpkin Recipe Did you know there’s more to small breed kibble than its size? Smaller breeds […]

7 Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Pet

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Between all of the heart-shaped sweets, red roses and romantic stories shared during this time of the year, it’s important to recognize all of the loved ones in your life. The unconditional love of a pet is like no other. They never cease to show their excitement every […]

Quiz: Does Your Pet Have Poor Gut Health?

The food our pets eat directly impacts their digestive system, a complex system comprised of trillions of microorganisms. The healthy functioning of this system is critical for good gut health, which positively affects both the immune system and overall wellness. When caring for your pet’s gut health, there some important signs to watch out for. […]

5 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions For Pets

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to focus on self care and set goals for the year. While you’ve probably created a few new year’s resolutions for yourself, there’s no reason why you can’t create one for your pet too. Why Should I Make A New Year’s Resolution […]

Pumpkin Meatballs with Coconut & Banana Recipe

Congratulations to Angela – the winner of Solid Gold’s Pet Treat Recipe Contest! These homemade meatballs are a sweet treat full of some of our favorite whole superfoods and are an excellent way to spoil your pup this season. Prepare a warm treat for your pet at home with this quick and easy recipe. First, […]

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are finally here! Our homes are glowing with colorful lights and our pets are playing with all of the decorations that they can get their precious paws on. This is the time of the year when family and friends come together to exchange gifts and reflect on what the year has been. Some of […]

10 Holiday Movies to Watch With Your Pet

Grab some snacks and cuddle up on the couch for a movie marathon your pet will love! As the weather gets colder, it’s the perfect time to stay warm inside while watching holiday movies. We’ve made it easy for you and the whole family with a list of festive films featuring our favorite furry characters. […]

The Ultimate Checklist For New Pets

At Solid Gold, we believe that every pet deserves to be happy and healthy. For new pet parents learning how to care for their pet for the first time, starting this new chapter can feel overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! The holidays are an exciting time of the year full of love […]

A Guide to Preparing A Pet-Friendly Feast

Thanksgiving is a special time of the year when family and friends gather around the table to reminisce and appreciate moments shared, which means making memories with our pets too. While you might be tempted to share the food on the table with your pet, their gut will thank you for following our food safety […]

How to Introduce Your New Pet to Your Other Pet

Congratulations on your growing family! As an experienced pet parent, you already know the challenges of bath time and the rewards of growing old with your pet. We’re so excited that you’ve decided to add to the family with a new pet. Just like having another child, introducing your new pet to your other pet […]

6 Ways to Bond With Your Pet

Whether you’ve brought home a new pet for the first time or you find yourself staying home with your pet more often than usual, now is an excellent time to improve your relationship with them!  Just like friends and family, the relationship that you have with your pet requires attention and affection to flourish. Consider […]

10 Unexpected Costs of Becoming a Pet Parent

Becoming a new pet parent is an exciting time full of milestones and surprises! From picking the perfect pet name to finding the right recipe for your pet, learning how to best care for your new pet will be a rewarding journey. As you start making your house a home for the latest addition to […]

How to Pick the Perfect Name for Your Pet

Congratulations on your new pet! Whether you just adopted a newborn kitten or rescued an adult dog, you are now the proud parent of a precious new pet. Now that you’ve brought them home, you’re probably wondering what to name them. Choosing a name for your newest family member is a fun process with fewer, […]

Testimonial: Hund-N-Flocken

Meet this incredible mom. After being taken from a local shelter in Georgia to an animal rescue in Virginia, this fragile beagle was due to give birth at any moment. She soon delivered 15 puppies and 6 have since survived despite her only being skin and bones. The amazing team of volunteers are now working on […]

Training Tip: The "Fix" Command

By Solid Gold and Warrior Canine Connection Service dog training commands are based on practical, everyday needs for those who benefit from having the dogs by their side. These commands are not only task-related skills such as opening doors or retrieving items from the floor but also includes advanced levels of foundation skills like heeling […]

Testimonial: Leaping Waters

Meet Jake! Jake is a Pit Bull who was sadly abused before being rescued. When he was found, Jake had very bad skin and coat issues. It was because of this that he started eating Solid Gold Leaping Waters dog food. Once Jake’s digestion was regulated, his skin issues have completely cleared up! The below […]

Adopting Adult or Mature Pets

We are thrilled that you’ve grown (or are planning to grow) your family by one very lucky adult dog or cat. Adult and mature pets tend to spend a longer time in rescue organizations than puppies or kittens do, and they will be so grateful to be welcomed into your loving home. With pet adoption […]

Training Tip: Name Response

By Solid Gold and Warrior Canine Connection Have you recently welcomed a new four-legged family member into your home? Whether it’s a brand-new puppy or a rescue, teaching your dog his name will be one of the first things you’ll want to work on! Believe it or not, a dog’s name is a command. It […]

Whole Grain & Grain Free Options

At Solid Gold, we are proud to offer both healthy non-GMO whole grain and grain free options as each diet provides different nutritional profiles that can support the digestive health of your pet. All pets are different so the choice of grain free or whole grain is unique to your pet. Some thrive on whole […]

Video: Cleanse, Balance & Fuel

Did you know that 80% of the immune system is influenced by the gut? Gut health matters – especially for your pets! Learn more about how Solid Gold recipes cleanse, balance & fuel your pets for gut health and overall immune support. Save up to $4 on Solid Gold products today! Check out our […]

Video: Why Gut Health?

Poor gut health can affect anyone – including our pets! Solid Gold puts gut health first to nourish your pet inside & out. Learn more about why a healthy gut matters! Save up to $4 on Solid Gold products today! Check out our store locator to find a retailer near you! Many stores are […]

Dog Vomit: What You Need to Know

It might sound gross, but paying attention to your pup’s digestion is important! If you notice them vomiting more than usual, let’s talk about what you should look for and what to do about it. First, let’s discuss the difference between regurgitating and vomiting. Regurgitation is much less active of an action than vomiting, and […]


We’ve partnered with Animal Wellness Magazine to talk about how a healthy gut helps protects your pet against allergies! Dogs and cats with healthy guts are less susceptible to allergies. Let’s take a closer look at this connection, and how you can take steps to protect your pet! Read Full Article

3 Ingredient Tuna Cat Treats

Grain Free and Easy to Make Let’s give our cats some extra love! We’ve created a delicious recipe for homemade cat treats that are not only easy to make, but are grain free and only require THREE simple ingredients: canned tuna, an egg, and Solid Gold® SeaMeal™. These treats will have your kitty begging for […]

Gut Health Impacts More Than Just the Gut

Hover over an icon to learn more! Tap an icon to learn more! EYES EYES An animal’s ocular microbiome can be influenced by the gut microbiome, and an imbalance in either ecosystem can result in eye issues such as uveitis.​ WEIGHT WEIGHT Gut bacteria can prevent excessive weight loss and gain through its large role […]

Training Tip: Go To Bed

By Solid Gold and Warrior Canine Connection Does your dog jump up when she’s excited you’re home? Is your dog constantly in the kitchen while you cook dinner? If any of these apply to you, the “go to bed” command may help! We’ve teamed up with Warrior Canine Connection for tips on how to teach your dog […]

No Bake Peanut Butter Dog Treats

With SeaMeal and Bone Broth It’s starting to get warmer out, and we understand if you don’t want to touch that oven! Luckily, we’ve tried out a recipe for frozen dog treats featuring only three simple ingredients: creamy peanut butter, Solid Gold SeaMeal and Solid Gold Bone Broth. Easy to assemble, and your pups will go crazy for […]

Our Favorite Shows & Movies to Watch Right Now (Featuring Pets!)

Whether you’ve got Netflix, Hulu, Prime, or something else – there’s an overwhelming amount of TV shows and movies to watch! We’ve made it easy for you and the whole family by making a list of our favorite flicks featuring pets. Add these to your list for your next watch party! *Descriptions referenced from […]

Superfoods Treats with SeaMeal & Bone Broth

We’ve put together an easy DIY dog treat recipe that your furry friends are sure to love. You’ll be surprised to learn that not only are these treats for your pup delicious and fun to make, but they also pack a punch of nutrition! First, Tell Me about the Benefits These treats feature pumpkin! Pumpkin […]

Does Your Pet Have Allergies? They Might Not Be Caused By What You Think

Runny nose, itchy skin, sneezing… While you might know your symptoms of allergies, have you checked out your pets? 30% of all pets will experience an allergic reaction. The two main types of allergies in pets are environmental or food related. With only 10% of skin allergies in pets being food related, this means your […]

How To Adjust to Working From Home with Your New Coworker

While some people see working from home as a way to be productive in a more comfortable environment (comfy pants and slippers all day!), those with pets might have a few extra distractions. We get it! Working from home with pets can be an adjustment. The good news is doing little things as the day […]

FEATURED PARTNER: Animal Wellness Magazine

We’ve partnered with Animal Wellness Magazine to talk about your pet’s gut health! Your animal’s gut health affects everything from his mood to his immune system, so it’s important to make it a priority! Follow these three steps to success in this special featured article. Read Full Article

How Well Do You Really Know Your Cat’s Eating Habits?

If your cat is anything like ours, they probably have pretty picky eating habits compared to other pets. It’s not their fault! Reports are showing that it’s in their DNA. Cats are hunters, meaning they prefer to stalk, attack, and “kill” their prey. Simply leaving their dinner in a bowl on your kitchen counter might […]

8 (Not So Secret) Signs of Bad Gut Health

A rash or irritation showing on or in your pet’s ears may actually be a sign that they have an imbalance of yeast in the gut, which can spread to their skin and ears. Your pets produce tears to flush irritants out of their eyes. Eye irritation or the inability to drain tears properly could […]

Does your pet have a sensitive stomach? Here’s how to tell and what to do about it!

We know there is nothing worse than when your beloved pets are not feeling their best! Just like humans, your pets can suffer from signs of a sensitive stomach. While the term “sensitive stomach” is vague, there are a wide variety of signs to look for that could identify intolerances for your furry friend. Solid […]

Pumpkin Dog Treats They'll Beg For

Pumpkin season is here! We’ve put together some easy DIY Pumpkin Treats using our SeaMeal supplement and kibble of your choice. Check out this fun recipe! Solid Gold SeaMeal is a kelp-based supplement that benefits skin and coat, digestive, and immune system health in dogs and cats. SeaMeal provides important essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids […]

New Year Resolutions For Your Pets You Can Actually Do!

We’re all guilty of setting New Year resolutions for ourselves and realizing they are more complicated that we realized. It doesn’t have to be that way for your furry friends! If you’re looking for ways to set your pets up for success in 2020, there are some easy changes you can make to improve yours […]

How to Keep Your Dog Active this Winter

When you look around and realize you are surrounded by cookies, pies, potatoes, gravy, and more… the holiday season is here! We’ve all been there, and while humans may put on a couple extra pounds around the holidays from all the delicious meals and desserts, a similar weight gain in your pets could be more […]

Are the Holidays Stressing Your Pet Out?

‘Tis the season of traveling, holiday parties, and more! It’s so much fun to unwind with loved ones over a nice meal with a drink in your hand surrounded by holiday decorations, but where is your pet when all of this is going on? Are they socializing? Getting into some food they shouldn’t be? Scared, […]

Large Breed Dogs: More to Love!

Mastiff, Great Dane, Saint Bernard… What do they all have in common (besides being sweet and loving companions, of course)? They’re all large breed dogs! Whether you have one of these big guys at home or are looking to make a new family addition, there are some things to know about larger breeds that can […]

The Ultimate Halloween Guide for Pets

Spooky season is upon us! While you and your family are getting all dressed up and stocking up on your neighborhood’s favorite candy, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the fun and forget about pet safety over the holiday. Here are some tricks (and treats!) on how to make sure your pet has a […]

How to Make a Solid Gold Bark-A-Rita

Your pup could always use a nutritious refreshment! Follow the steps below to make them a delicious Solid Gold Bark-A-Rita with just TWO ingredients! Step 1 Gather your materials. You’ll need a cup or bowl, your pup’s favorite flavor of Solid Gold Bone Broth (Beef, Turkey, or Chicken) and Solid Gold SeaMeal Powder. Step 2 […]

Is Grain Free the Way to Be?

Like many pet parents out there, you’re probably always scanning food labels to be absolutely certain that you’re providing your pet with the healthiest food on the market. When choosing a new pet food (or just studying up on their current diet), one of the main questions is if grain free formulas are really better. […]

Why Do Cats Lick Themselves?

If you’re among the 30 percent of pet-owning households with a cat and you’ve ever tried to bathe that beloved feline, you likely understand why it is a blessing that most cats clean themselves. When they’re awake, chances are they’re lounging, hunting, playing, eating, or (more likely) grooming. In fact, cats spend up to 50 […]

Is Cheese OK For Dogs to Eat?

Most dog owners know their pets shouldn’t eat too much “people food”. High-quality dog food and healthy treats are the best options for dogs’ health, but small amounts of meat, cheese, or peanut butter can come in handy. Occasions like training, administering medications, or just a special indulgence for a beloved pet are some reasons […]

How to Potty Train Your Puppy

Now that you’ve got a new puppy, it’s time to teach him or her the “trick” of going potty outside! The faster you’re able to train your new canine friend, the less accidents you’ll have to clean up, so mastering this should be a top priority once the new pup is home with you for good. […]

So you bought a Wolfdog, now what?

10 Fun Facts & Tips for Owning High Energy Breed Dogs Since the release of Game of Thrones, the popularity of wolf-like dog breeds and wolf hybrids has skyrocketed. While these dogs are stunning and interesting creatures, it is important that you do your research to make sure they are a good fit for you […]

Tips & Tricks for New Pets!

Do you have a new furry addition to your household? Bringing home a new pet is always an exciting time for the family, but we understand that those first feelings of excitement can be quickly overshadowed by worries and concerns. Here are some quick tips to get you pet-parenting like a pro! Should I be […]

Why Size Matters!

Did you know there’s more to small breed kibble than its size? You might think that your small-breed dog needs a small-sized kibble because it fits better into their tiny mouth, but there’s a more important reason to feed your dog a kibble that’s tailored to their body size. Smaller breeds need a kibble that’s […]

The Perfect Pupcake For Valentine's Day

What better way to spend your Valentine’s Day than with your fur babies?! We made some delicious, peanut butter PUPcakes with heart-shaped kibble to share the love. Ingredients Cake: • ½ cup whole wheat flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/3 cup applesauce • 1/3 cup vegetable oil • 1 egg Icing: • 1 […]

How Cranberries Can Be Healthy For Your Pets

Thanksgiving makes it especially hard for our furry friends to contain themselves. The smells are bountiful and the food is everywhere, making it hard not to share our food with our dogs. Cranberries, in particular, are a healthy and tasty snack during this time of the year, but are they safe for dogs to consume? […]

Here's The Actual Reason Witches Have Black Cats

Black cats don’t exactly have a good rep. Since we can remember, they’ve been associated with things like bad luck, witchcraft, and the spooky parts of Halloween. But where did this begin? Back in the 14th century, black cats were actually worshiped as gods, but as time went on, their reputation quickly changed. During the Middle […]

What's Up With Chicken Fat?

At Solid Gold we always have your pet’s health in mind. With our research driven approach, we are continually analyzing ways to make each of our formulations better. Our research has shown that Chicken Fat is a highly digestible animal fat source and has high levels of linoleic (Omega-6) acid. Chicken fat not only provides […]

5 Signs Your Dog Is Stressed (And How You Can Help Them Relax)

Just like people, dogs get stressed too. It’s important to recognize when your pet needs a break, so we’ve created a list of common signs of stress in dogs, along with some tips on how to help them relax. Look into their eyes. If you can see your dog’s eyelids peeled back and they show white, he/she […]

The Good and Bad of Potatoes for Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats have no known nutritional need for carbohydrates, but they can very easily digest and utilize carbohydrates as a source of quick energy. Just like any other baked good, dry pet food must contain a certain level of starch to hold everything together. This starch can be sourced from : Grain Ingredients: Rice […]

Golden Girl: The Sissy McGill Story

Solid Gold’s mission began in 1974 when a pioneering, animal-loving woman by the name of Sissy Harrington McGill decided her dogs deserved a nutritious, natural food that would keep them happy and healthy. Thus, our flagship product, Hund-N-Flocken was born. Sissy believed everyone’s pets deserved the best as well and built a strong following of […]

What is the latest FDA update on DCM?

On June 27, 2019, the FDA issued a follow up report to its previous communications concerning its investigation into a possible link between grain free diets and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart condition in which the heart becomes enlarged making it more difficult to sufficiently pump blood. Certain breeds […]

Could your pet benefit from a high protein diet?

Keto. Paleo. Caveman. We hear about the trendy high protein human diets, but what exactly does protein do and why is it significant to our pet’s health and longevity? Made up of building blocks called amino acids, protein is found in your skin, muscles, bones, and pretty much everywhere in your body. Protein has a […]

Discover the power of seaweed, Earth’s original superfood!

Holistic Support for Skin & Coat, Immune & Digestive Health You may take a daily vitamin to support your immune system, or probiotics to help keep you regular, or regular haircuts to keep your hair fresh. Looking and feeling good can be a lot of work for you, but did you know that it can […]

Everyday Nutrition for Dogs

With so many options available today on pet store shelves, it can be hard for pet parents to determine what the right type of food is for their dog – size specific foods, high protein, low protein, weight-control, grain/gluten free – many dogs don’t meet the standards or have the nutritional needs for these specialized […]

Why Cats Need Fiber

Cats are family and it is becoming increasingly common for cats to live exclusively indoors with their human family. Not only does this protect them from the dangers of outside living such as cars, predators and disease, it also protects wild fauna from the hunting prowess of our feline companions. Indoor only cats tend to […]

Solid Gold Pet Food Applauds Petco’s New Standards for Dog and Cat Nutrition

Petco will be the first major retailer of pet food to stop selling pet food and treats containing artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives by May 2019 CHESTERFIELD, MO, Dec. 07, 2018 – Solid Gold Pet Food, the world’s first holistic pet food company, is proud to be a part of Petco’s commitment to sell food and […]

Natural Prebiotics & Living Probiotics

Probiotics and prebiotics sound similar but play different roles in your pet’s health. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and prebiotics are food for these bacteria. Maintaining the right balance of both pro- and prebiotics can help promote better digestive health and overall wellness for your pet. Prebiotics Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that pass through the upper […]

How To Keep Your Dog Calm This 4th of July

Independence Day is almost here But that means fireworks, which my pup fears! “What should I do?” I ask myself while thinking what pantry I could raid And that’s when I remembered- Solid Gold Pet has a Calming Aid! With just a couple of chews Bella can finally relax And go back to her day […]

8 Things You’ll Need to Get Your Dog Ready for Spring

Spring is knocking on the door, and it marks the beginning of a great period for pet owners. Finally, the days are getting longer and warmer, which means you can enjoy plenty of activities with your pet. Camping, hiking, longer daily walks and playtime is on the schedule now, and there are a few pet […]

How to Properly Feed D-Zyme

Probiotics have become overly popular lately, we see them in the grocery store in form of yogurt to fresh juices and even in all Solid Gold dry foods, right?! Probiotics can be superheroes for digestion, but every great superhero needs a trusty sidekick. Enter: D-Zyme. D-Zyme is a natural digestive enzyme supplement formulated for your […]

New Year New Us... Part II

This week we were spoiled exploring the beautiful PNW. This is really the outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! From kayaking to skiing and everything in between, it is easy to get a workout in without even realizing it. We decided to take a hike up the Columbia River Gorge with some of our friends, Ali and her […]

Understanding Cat Communication

Cats are intelligent and independent creatures, but it can sometimes be difficult to interpret what they’re trying to tell us. That’s because cats use a complex system of body language, scent, touch, and sound to communicate their feelings. But by paying close attention – and with a little practice – it’s possible to figure out […]

New Year, New Us

What a better time to start a wellness journey for you, and your pet, than the New Year? Join me and my fur babies, Bella and Rusty, as we set ourselves up for success this year. We will be supercharging our health with Superfoods, pet friendly work outs, and everything in between to make sure […]

How To Prepare Your Pet For Colder Weather

I don’t know about you, but the only time I like hearing the words “colder” and “weather” together are when sung by Zac Brown. As your typical Southerner, it hits 60 degrees and we pull out our heaviest jackets and bibs and crank up the fires. My bones get achy, I feel sluggish (because obviously I […]

The Benefits of Goat’s Milk

By now I’m going to go ahead and assume you have heard of Goat Yoga, the new workout craze that is taking your downward dog to the next level. Goats are not only adorable, excellent workout partners, but also produce something your feline is going to be beyond appreciative of- milk. The American Journal of […]

How to Properly Feed SeaMeal (And Other Tips)

Pantone 16-5533, Arcadia, is one of the new colors set to hit the market Spring 2018. Why in the world is this so important? Well, it closely resembles a supplement that you and your fur baby are about to become obsessed with. If you haven’t heard of SeaMeal before (I won’t tell Sissy), then get […]

Flavorful Feast for Your Favorite Cat

Just like the title, our Flavorful Feast Classic Pates are a mouthful! These scrumptious chicken recipes are available in both a kitten and indoor formula. Formulated with chicken and tuna for lean protein, this classic pate is irresistible to all felines! Included Superfoods are carrots, pumpkin, spinach and apple to round out this healthy feast. […]

Does Your Pet Need a New Year Detox?

Does Your Pet Need a New Year Detox? So, it’s 2018! A new year and a fresh start. And with lots of us having overindulged during the holiday season, now’s a great time to skip the naughty treats and detoxify our bodies for the year ahead. But it’s not just humans who can benefit from […]

Support WCC In The Newman's Own Foundation Holiday Challenge!

The holidays represent a great time to give back. And at Solid Gold, we have a soft spot for supporting the organizations that highlight the pets we love so much. This Giving Tuesday, we’re excited to let you know that our friends at Warrior Canine Connection are participating in Newman’s Own Foundation annual CrowdRise Holiday […]

Thanksgiving Recipes For Your Pets

The Holiday Season is upon us, and who better to share it with than our fur babies? They don’t make fun of you for being single (in fact, they may prefer it that way), won’t say anything about the extra pounds you gained over the year, and will obviously provide the best after-turkey snuggles. Here […]

What Is Leaky Gut And How To Prevent It

So, by now you’ve probably heard of it—the syndrome that Dr. Robynne Chutkan, assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University, describes as “likely to emerge as one of the most significant medical concepts of our time”—Leaky Gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? Abnormal Intestinal Permeability, or Leaky Gut Syndrome, is defined by Nutritionist Willie […]

The Importance Of A Strong Microbiome For Your Pet

Remember learning about ecosystems in elementary school, maybe even building one? Well, as it turns out, you have an ecosystem living in your body. Yup, your body, your dad’s dad bod, everyone. The microbiome is an internal complex ecosystem of bacteria that help to digest food, produce certain vitamins, regulate our immune system, and keep […]

How to Properly Train Your Pets Using Treats

You just got an adorable new puppy. Now what? We chatted with a trainer from Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit whose mission revolves around dog training. The organization is unique in that it enlists Warriors recovering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries to help train service dogs for their fellow Veterans. By doing so, […]

Signs Your Pet Could Use A Digestive Boost

So you’ve decided your pet’s digestive system isn’t exactly normal. Fortunately, this is very common in cats and dogs. Your pet’s digestive tract is much more important than most people realize. The food that you feed to your dog every day is the most important factor of your pet’s digestive health. Before anything, it’s important […]

This Place Is Ending The Homeless Cat Problem With Love

Kitty Bungalow is California’s only 100% feral cat rescue and socialization facility. As shelter interventionists, they focus their attention on the most vulnerable of felines—the ferals.  The cat rescue breaks down the anxiety of feral cats with nearly 80 weekly volunteers who use guided socialization techniques and objectives, taking street cats from ‘hiss to home’. Kitty Bungalow provides more […]

Beware The Pets When Handling The Halloween Candy Haul

Many pet owners may not even realize it, but there is always risk involved when candy is hovering around pet dogs and cats, as it can be lethal to them. Our Manager of Nutrition, Leasa Greer, recently made the news with her article on how to keep your pets safe during Halloween. She covers everything […]

Why All The Hype Over Green Tripe?

Tripe is the stomach lining from the first 3 of the 4 “stomachs” of ruminant animals, such as cows, sheep or goats. Sounds appetizing, right? Tripe has been consumed by many cultures all over the world for thousands of years and is still used in some notable dishes such as Menudo Soup. The tripe used […]

This Year's Best Pet Halloween Costumes That Will Have Your Neighbors Howling

Hipster dog or Chewbacca? We don’t know for sure but it’s cute. Source: 2. Whatever your political beliefs, Dogald Trump is cute. Source:–abc-news-Halloween.html 3. RIP to a legend. We think Hugh would approve. Source: 4. This Princess Leia and miniature Wookie take us back to a better time. 5. The greatest Pope that ever lived. […]

We Were Using Pumpkins Before It Was Cool

Love it or hate it, there’s no escaping pumpkin season. From latte’s and shampoos to wine and air fresheners, there’s no sign of the pumpkin craze stopping soon. But before the pumpkin trend took off years ago, one company was using it in their foods for it’s awesome Superfood benefits. That company was Solid Gold. We […]

Superfoods Chewy Dog Treats Are Here!

Giving your dog treats can be a conflicting situation. On one hand, we want them to be happy. On the other, we want them to be healthy. Well, there’s finally a way they can be both! Introducing… our new Superfoods Chewy Dog Treats! Our new treats harmoniously blend high-quality, real meat and nutrient-rich superfoods to […]

Infographic: The Power of SeaMeal

Solid Gold SeaMeal is a kelp-based overall wellness supplement. Offered in powder form, SeaMeal combines natural red, green and brown seaweed species to provide essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. It contains iodine, vitamins and Omega Fatty Acids to help promote a healthy skin and coat, especially for dogs and cats who may be […]

Cats Love Holistic Delights!

It takes focus and energy to fuel playful cats through all of their favorite activities—and good nutrition is key! All of our Holistic Delights recipes are made with real meat pieces in a creamy bisque that make for a nutritious and filling meal. Delivered in an easy-to-serve pouch, these grain and gluten-free recipes use coconut […]

Infographic: A Nutritional Look at Let's Stay In

We’re really excited about our new grain and gluten free recipes, specifically formulated for indoor cats. Did you know that Let’s Stay In can actually reduce the occurrence of hairballs? Each bag comes packed with 20 nutrient-rich Superfoods and is available in both Chicken and Salmon. Learn more below!

Infographic: How Green Cow Is Beneficial To Your Dog

Not only is Green Cow tasty, it’s healthy too! Check out this infographic on how Green Cow can benefit your dog!

Here's What We Know About Pet Dreams

Most of us have witnessed our pets doing strange things in their sleep. Sometimes they run in place, other times they make strange noises or movements. We tend to assume that they are dreaming, but is that actually happening? Researchers at MIT measured brain activity in rats during rapid-eye movement sleep, the stage of sleep where […]

How Coconut & Coconut Oil Are Beneficial to Your Pet

Coconut has infused nearly every product category in recent years, and there’s a reason why. Coconut provides hundreds of benefits to both humans and pets alike. It has been found to actually help with a number of parts of the body. Things like skin, hair, bones and teeth are all affected when consuming coconut. Coconut […]

The Top 5 Tips for Raising a Holistic Pet

In honor of National Holistic Pet Day, we’ve pulled together the top five tips on how to raise a holistic pet. As America’s first holistic pet food brand, Solid Gold is well positioned to help you on your journey in utilizing holistic principles to ensure a happy, healthy life for your pet. The most important […]

10 Pet Videos That Will Make You LOL

What better way to start off the weekend than by watching hilarious videos of our furry friends. These 10 hilarious pet videos are guaranteed to have you laughing out loud. 1. All aboard the dog train! 2. Trash pandas stealing cat food 3. Golden retriever tries a lemon for the first time 4. Kitty loves […]

The Official List of Most Popular Dog Names

One of the most important parts of getting a new dog is coming up with their name. We put a lot of time coming up with a name that reflects them both physically and mentally, or picking between characters of your favorite television show. Either way, our dog’s name means a lot. recently released […]

How To Prepare Your Pet For The Solar Eclipse

The total solar eclipse is just around the corner, and just about everyone is ready to see the once in a lifetime event. But how will the eclipse affect our pets? And how can we prepare them for it? Well, the answer is actually pretty simple: You don’t. According to NASA experts, there’s no need […]

A Day In The Life: Delilah

Check out the a day in the life of one of our favorite office pets, Delilah.

Superfood of The Week: Broccoli

A great source of vitamins and minerals, broccoli is a core superfood in our recipes. Broccoli is often coined the “super food” for humans, and it’s no different for dogs. It’s one of the most nutrient-packed greens, is a great source of vitamin A, C, K and B, it’s rich in folate and manganese and […]

Watch This Grateful Dog Snuggle His New Mom After Being Adopted

When college student  Kayla Filoon decided to adopt a dog, she never expected expected to find true love. Filoon, a sophomore at Temple University, was volunteering to walk dogs at her local municipal animal shelter. Russ, a neglected pit bull, had come in as a stray and was calmly sitting in his kennel. He was in poor […]

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables Stew with Fresh Herbs: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Check out this delicious and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high quality beef and 4 of the 20 Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

Herb Marinated Lamb Chops with Tomato-Cucumber Salad: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Check out this delicious and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high quality beef and 4 of the 20 Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

Roasted Rack of Lamb with Chimichurri: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Eat like your pet eats with this amazing  and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high-quality chicken and 4 of the 20 nutrient-dense Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

Solid Gold Delivers Pure Gold To K9 Pawtrol

k9pawtrol rescue co. is a nonprofit animal shelter located in Wisconsin . Their mission is to increase community involvement through fostering, adoption and spay/neuter, vaccinating, education, and public awareness/marketing programs. The rescue’s main role is to protect the health, safety and welfare of dogs and provide successful placement into adopting homes. We were happy to […]

Seared New York Strip Steak with Eggs & Vegetable Hash: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Check out this delicious and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high quality beef and 4 of the 20 Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

Grilled Chicken & Watercress Salad with Soy-Sesame Vinaigrette: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Check out this delicious and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high quality beef and 4 of the 20 Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

Rosemary Marinated Grilled Bison Steak with Roasted Vegetables: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Check out this delicious and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high quality beef and 4 of the 20 Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

Soy-Sesame Salmon with Oven Roasted Vegetables: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Eat like your pet eats with this amazing  and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high-quality chicken and 4 of the 20 nutrient-dense Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry: A Recipe Inspired by Solid Gold

Check out this delicious and healthy recipe inspired by Solid Gold Holistic Pet Nutrition that contains the same high quality beef and 4 of the 20 Superfoods used in each bag of Solid Gold.

A Blogger's Journey: Healthy Food For A Picky Dog

People with picky pets know just how difficult it can be finding a food that works for them. Making sure it’s healthy makes the search even more challenging. That’s why writer Terra Brown decided to blog about her journey to find the perfect food for her pup. Read about her experience with our new Green […]

PetAge Recognizes Solid Gold's Founder As Industry Pioneer

Earlier this month, Pet Age chose four women for their contributions to the pet industry. Gayle Martz, Nancy Apatow, Laura “Peach” Reid and our very own Sissy Harrington-McGill, were recognized as pioneers of the pet food industry. As our founder, Sissy Harrington-McGill started Solid Gold in 1974 when she realized her own dogs deserved better […]

The 10 Most Hilarious Dog Pics of The Week

It’s only Tuesday, but you deserve a break. Check out these hilarious pics of doggos to get you through the rest of the week! The pickiest eater ever? Source: 2. This dog is having a good time. Source: 3. “Hey, Mom wants to talk to you.” Source: 4. Picture perfect. Source: 5. Borderline disturbing. Source: […]

Study Shows Dogs Are Tricking You Into Giving Them Treats

We know dogs are smart. They can follow complex instructions, they can guide the blind, and even detect cancer and other disease, but how far do their cognitive abilities actually go? A new study recently found that dogs are actually capable of using deceptive tactics to get their treats. The study, published in the journal Animal […]

A Day In The Life: Mickey

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Solid Gold office dog?

Why Fiber Is Important To Indoor Cats

In the United States, it is becoming more and more common for cats to live exclusively indoors. Not only does this protect them from the dangers of outside living such as cars, predators and disease, it also protects wild fauna from the hunting prowess of our feline companions. Indoor only cats tend to be much […]

The Coolest Pet Accounts To Follow On Instagram

The pet Instagram craze is in full effect these days. It’s not uncommon to find dog and cat accounts with millions of followers. Many pets even reach celebrity status, making their way onto TV shows, starring in commercials, and attending huge events. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite doggo and kitty accounts […]

Canine Psychologist Ranks The 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

For years, experts have been debating which dog breeds are the smartest—but after years of collecting lengthy surveys from 199 dog-obedience judges, one psychologist may finally have the best idea yet. Attempting to rate dog intelligence isn’t easy. In fact, it’s extremely difficult. There are many categories in which dogs are currently rated. Working intelligence […]

Can You Guess What Type of Music Dogs Enjoy Most?

Listening to music is one of the best ways to make yourself feel relaxed, but does music affect pets the same way? Researchers have actually found that dogs are even calmer and happier after they’ve heard some jams. According to the study, published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, a team of researchers from the University of […]

The Happiest Pet on Earth: Super Scooty

Scooty’s story begins in the slums of Mexico. She was abandoned and alone since birth, with no one to care for her. If that wasn’t enough, she was hit by a car and left to die when she was only 6 months old. The accident permanently damaged her hind-legs. She was forced to drag herself […]

This Collar Might Be The Only Collar You Ever Use Again

This could be the last collar you ever buy.

Why Your Pet Needs Superfoods

Are superfoods important to your pet's diet?

Why Prebiotics and Probiotics Are Necessary For A Health Pet

What are probiotics and how can they help your pets?

Introducing The New Solid Gold Superfeed!

Find interesting articles, funny memes, inspiring videos and more on the all-new Solid Gold superfeed!