Rated 2 out of 5 by Ursula Ribs poking out on THK and more than 3x the stool
I have a 7-year-old GSD with a very sensitive stomach. The good news is we have gotten to 50% THK Embark and 50% chicken and rice and he is tolerating THK without diarrhea (unlike 8 other kibbles we've tried). But, the weight is just falling off of him. His ribs are poking out even after increasing both THK and his old food -- and I am feeding nearly 40% more than what THK recommends for an 80 lb active dog. The other downside is that on THK he is producing more than three times the stool (and we're only on a partial serving). And this is after waiting 15+ min to let the food re-hydrate (which tortures the poor guy). I haven't seen any real improvement in coat or energy so far, which is surprising at this price level.
September 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by DebbieM But my dog wont eat it.
It seems to be a healthy food, maybe too much potatoes for my liking but I bought 2 flavors and my dog refuses to eat it. Wont even look at it. I bought the Embark and the one called Love. No luck with either of them.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sidsmom Outstanding dehydrated dog and cat food
I feel quite safe feeding Honest Kitchen to my Cocker Spaniel. He has never had any problem with it and I feel safe myself in handling this exceptional human grade dog and cat food. Both my pets eat Honest Kitchen with relish!
September 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elia It's definitely a cut above most of the rest
My dogs (4 of them) like it well enough but prefer a break from it exclusively. I like it because it has more meat than most of the others I can afford. The portions seem small for my dogs when made as recommended and it therefore does not go as far or they get hungry more readily.
Overall, I think it is a very worthwhile food for canines.
August 28, 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 YoYo0627 my dog gets cutely excited at meal time
We never tried non-kibble before. My Pom absolutely loves it!! He is literally begging for it.
We still have some concerns about whether wet food is bad for dental health, though. So, we mix this with Science Hills, Blue,or Acana (we are rotating the food).
August 14, 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 jdp77 My dogs love this food
I had to take my boys off of Acana Meadowland. They did not eat it. Switched to this food. It is a little strange because it is not kibble. It looks like pea soup. However there is no smell to it and my dogs are doing great on this. No belly upset when switching. I gave them 1/4 cup of that Acana and the rest of Honest Kitchen for two days. Then switched to THK. No Lose stools.
August 9, 2016