Rated 3 out of 5 by Virtuosic Not what I was expecting
I'm not sure what I was expecting but I know it wasn't a box of green powder. The instructions on the box are very vague as to how to prepare the food. The mixing amounts are in ranges but it doesn't tell you the consistency you should end up with. The ingredients seem to be well balanced but after the first meal I couldn't get my dog to even smell of it. I now have an almost full box of very expensive green powder that none of my dogs will touch.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teri Dog loves it
So far so good just stated so hoping skin issues and paw biting clear up
July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by r6d01 Healthy ingredients
This food is not overly processed and contains healthy, human grade ingredients. I feed it to my Toy Fox Terrier who has kidney disease. I adopted him from the shelter as a senior and soon discovered he was in kidney failure from glomerular nephritis. The vet cleaned his teeth hoping this was the cause. His lab work did not improve, so we prepared ourselves to lose him within a couple months. It has been over a year now and he is active, beautiful, energetic and looks like a young dog! The vet calls him a miracle dog as the protein levels in his urine went from 4+ down to 1. I don't know how much Embark helped his condition, but I know that overly processed kibble with cheap ingredients put in for profit not health would definitely not have helped him. In fact, I believe the starches in kibble are what caused his tartar and subsequent dental and kidney disease. The only downside is the expense, so it isn't for everyone's pocket book especially if you have a large dog.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by StriderMom Dogs enjoy
I recently switched from the Zeal formula to Embark because one of my dogs suddenly decided he didn't like Zeal anymore after eating it for a couple years. Both dogs are enjoying the Embark formula. There is a difference in the texture of Embark from Zeal. It seems to absorb more water more quickly than the Zeal formula, and in Zeal some pieces stayed hard whereas for this formula it does not.
June 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy777 Best of Honest Kitchen products
This is the best of all the Honest Kitchen formulas. My dog has a sensitive stomach and is a finicky eater. He came to me from the shelter and had loose stools probably due to stress related colitis. Although I had him on an alleged "high quality" dog food (Hill's Science Diet) he just never did well on it. I had a bit of a trial and error period after his adoption. Homemade dog food was a headache as I never knew if I was giving him enough of certain nutrients. I researched the best dog foods and Honest Kitchen really impressed me. Initially he did well on Honest Kitchen Keen but of course after buying a 10 lb box his bowels became watery again. He also did terribly on Honest Kitchen Thrive. That made him incredibly ill and his bowels exploded. It probably was the quinoa in it. I think he just does not do very well with grains. Since I started him on Embark, his stools have been nice & solid and he loves the food. I supplement this food with chicken breast since he is very active and also spoiled rotten.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by emma123456789 the only food that works for my dog
my boxer dog is 18 months old, i have had him since a puppy and he has never had a solid poop until NOW! like many boxers he has a lot of GI problems. I have never been able to pinpoint exactly the problem but all i know is this food works for my wigglebutt! i have also tried samples of some of the other honest kitchen range. none so far have been successful. I'm hoping they might introduce a grain free duck recipe one day. for a long while i wasted my time trying premium kibbles because i thought THK was too expensive. i still can't really afford it but when i know it's the only thing that works, i don't mind. i will just make cutbacks in other areas. I DO wish it was slightly higher in calories. I feed the maximum for active and puppies and I have trouble keeping weight on my guy (this has always been the case though), i get by adding a tsp of coconut oil and sometimes additional treats such as berries, cantaloupe, apple and green beans. my guy is so happy. thank you THK for finally settling my dogs tummy!
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kiapup Got my old dog interested in his food again.
Smells good, he likes it (and he has gotten more pickie as he ages), seems like it is good for him. Since he is 14 and has cancer I am primarily interested in keeping him comfortable for as long as possible. This seems to help.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pupperwear Great for IBD!
I have a 2.5 lb Chihuahua recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease or otherwise known as IBD. We have spent months in and out of the ER Vet and her own Vet. Each time we have gone they have told me "expensive diets" are not worth it and pushed Hill's Prescription onto me, as well as other medications. A month ago I gave Honest Kitchen a try after hearing such great things about it and reading about others dog's success stories. I went ahead and purchased Embark and the Goats Milk as well. It took a while to transition her to this diet, and a whole slew of combos to get her to eat it but now we are off ALL our medications! It is actually saving us money in the long run.
If your dog has GI issues, I highly recommend Honest Kitchen!!!! I even have 5 week old puppies on this as well!
April 6, 2016