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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Blooming My dog doesn't eat it.
My dog is small maltese mix, about 2 yrs old.
I am not sure why she does not even smell it after the first meal.
She liked Keen before, another turkey formula from HK, and always eat turkey breast so she should be fine with this product. After first meal, however, I found her stool being very loose, which is very unusual, then my dog never got interested in this meal. Never happened like this with other products(ziwipeak, origen, acana, honest kitchen etc.,) Have to throw it away. :(
August 4, 2016
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 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 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 Teri Dog loves it
So far so good just stated so hoping skin issues and paw biting clear up
July 10, 2016