The Honest Kitchen Grace Dehydrated Cat Food
Honest Kitchen GRACE is an excellent product. Unlike other commercial products, this is REAL, human-grade food. I have been a raw feeder for years, but with my new work schedule, I barely have time to sleep, let alone make cat food. I was scrambling to find an acceptable option (and to me, anything that is not genuinely human grade is not acceptable). HK has been a life saver.
It is extremely easy to prepare - you just add water. I recommend adding the water a little bit at a time so that you can find a good consistency for your cat. The product is only soupy if you don't let it fully rehydrate before serving, which takes between 5 and 7 minutes. I use a bit less water than the instructions call for, resulting in an oatmeal-like texture. You can get a more canned-food like texture by mixing up a days worth of food the night before and letting sit in the refrigerator overnight.
I have seen other reviews that say the product is messy and smells weird. In my experience, this isn't messy at all if you are careful; certainly no more so than canned food. Of course it doesn't smell like "cat food," this is made with real human grade meat and produce, and it doesn't contain any of the gross additives that most canned foods have. It smells like cooked turkey to me, which makes sense because that is what makes up about 70% of the mix.
The only (potential) issue with this food is the carbs. It is about 10% carbs on a calorie basis. 0-5% carbs is best for cats, but 10% isn't horrible, and honestly, the quality trumps the carb content for me. If you have a diabetic cat, however, use caution with this food and think about adding (lean) meat to it to dilute the carb content.
July 10, 2014
High quality, inexpensive healthy cat food
First, I will say that it can take some time to transition your cats to this food, especially if you are coming from dry. Some cats may never like it if they're extremely picky. Two of our cats took to it right away, one was a bit slower and the last one took to it after a month (ironic, since he is the overeater). I prepare all the cats portions in one bowl (it's easier to mix it in bigger batches) and use hot water. Make sure you wait the full 5 minutes for hydration so that it gets a thicker portion. I like that it has human grade ingredients, even if there are a few too many fruits/vegetables than I'd like. Cost wise it actually works out to less than canned foods per kcal (compared to various grain free canned brands like Wellness, Tiki, Evo, and others that I've tried). All I can recommend is to be patient when transitioning, but I think this food will be great for your cats in the long run.
June 5, 2014
I had gotton her Prowl but she loves Grace
We went through Prowl but I was adding her caned tuna cat food to get her to eat it.
I made her Prowl and Grace last night mixed together
she ate it right up. This morning I did it again and she jumped up on the counter and had her face in the box of Grace eating it out of the box. She loves it!
She has never showed that much interest in her food
April 17, 2013
Great product and ingredients
My cat loves this now that I've started mixing it to his preference. He would eat it when mixed as directed but still preferred canned. I now mix a bigger batch which allows it to fully hydrate and become much thicker, like a canned food almost. Big fan of the human grade ingredients.
September 7, 2012
Excellent value and extremely healthy
I love the Honest Kitchen products. I've been feeding Grace and Prowl to my cats since July of 2012 and they are doing great. This food is extremely healthy and easy to feed. It's also comparable in price to high quality kibbles out there meaning anyone who pays top dollar for kibble shouldn't be buying it when you can buy Honest Kitchen. Cats are very susceptible to UTIs and kibbles lack of water content is the culprit for that but with Honest Kitchen you can't go wrong! You portion out your powder add warm water and mix! It's making your own wet food without the high price of cans! I encourage anyone wanting the best for their cat to try this food! Excellent value, extrememly healthy, cheaper than any high quality cans and kibbles! I dont know why some previous reviewers say their cats hated this product because mine love it. Switching any kibble addict to a wet food is hard and you just have to keep trying!
December 17, 2012
Butch, our kitty, is a fussy eater, but not when it comes to this food. He gobbles it up and licks the bowl clean. I find, however, that he likes it best when I first put the dry food to his bowl, then measure out an equal amount of water and drizzles it over the top of the dry food. Then I give it to him immediately. He does not care for it when I mix the food and water thoroughly and let it sit 5 minutes as recommended on the package.
August 20, 2014
My cats demand this superfood!
Since I discovered The Honest Kitchen my cats are thriving! This food is as close to raw food as you can get with the convenience of not getting dirty hands!
November 12, 2013
Cats love it and feel great!
I tried this food after finding the cause of my cat's chronic mouth problems to be food allergies. The consistency is different than the canned we'd been using but thickens nicely if you wait the 5 minutes recommended. I wasn't sure the 2 cats would eat it. They LOVE it and beg for more. The one without allergies is a picky eater. But she loves it the most. And the bonus is that the allergies seem to be gone and both cats feel great. The allergic one has become playful and less irritable and that hasn't happened in a long time.
September 4, 2012