Rated 3 out of 5 by NikoO Wonderful ingredients... but Mack doesn't like it :(
Our dog Mack was diagnosed with pancreatitis last year. The vet gave us some special food but I don't usually care to feed our pets any veterinary diet food since it usually contains poor ingredients. I searched for low fat canned, grain-free food and was using Fromm 4-Star Nutritionals Chicken until it was discontinued earlier this year. My hunt for a low-fat food was on again. I read about HK Zeal and it sounded so good! I bought a 10 lb. box and started serving it to Mack. Well, he ate it for about a week and then NOPE! He wouldn't touch it, and he's not a picky dog. In fact, I don't think I've ever served him anything that he flat out refused. I've ended up making him homemade food but have decided to try to using up the box a little at a time, as a gravy to mix in. I'd suggest buying a smaller quantity at first and seeing if your dog will eat it on a consistent basis. The other reviews seem to bear out a "love it or hate it" dog response so, if your dog loves it, great! If not, you wouldn't have spent a lot of money on something your dog won't eat.
August 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alfy313 My Pomeranian has way more energy and healthier hair!
My 9-year old pomeranian is a bit arthritic and easily injures himself trying to jump around on non-carpeted floors. He takes medicine when it acts up but my groomer recommended a switch to Honest Kitchen due to the anti inflammatory properties of eating it which would benefit his overall health especially the arthritis.
He's picky so I knew switching the food would be hard and I wasn't wrong so I do still incorporate Fresh Pet Select chicken and spinach into this food because this does have more carbs than protein. He absolutely loves it how I measured it out for him and within just 3 days his hair has gotten tremendously softer and he has way more energy than ever before. He's more playful now and there is a lot less limping. It has only been a week, so I can't wait to see how he keeps getting healthier thanks to this!!
August 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pugmom Wholesome quality ingredients, but not something they can sink their teeth into.
The ingredients are excellent, however the texture of the food when made up with water as directed on the box, makes a very mushy mash. Plus, my two finicky dogs didn't like it. I won't be buying it again.
I thought this food would be a good solution to having fresh food in a canned food texture for my senior dog that had a lot of teeth extracted earlier this year. The vets suggested I feed her canned food, as well as my diabetic senior dog. The problem is my dog with the missing teeth is finicky and she does not like it. I will have to doctor it up to get through the box.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patty4 Even my Picky one likes it
Always liked honest kitchen. Convenient, great nutrition, dogs do great on it.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keithwsr Great Product
My female Airedale starting developing arthritis when she was nine, we thought we were going to lose her. We switched to Holistic Vet and she recommended The Honest Kitchen Brand and ZEAL in particular. We needed a Grain Free because of the potential skin problems w/ broken coated terriers. We also started natural supplements. We had been feeding one of the High End dry foods. The change has been remarkable. She is her old Happy Go Lucky self again. I am sure that the ZEAL was a major factor in her recovery. Both our Airedales are much happier and better eaters on this and other Honest Kitchen products.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyDogLady Great food but very pricey
I love Honest Kitchen's foods, my dogs all look phenomenal when I feed it to them. Their ingredients are truly quality, no fillers, and because they produce their food in human-grade facilities they are much safer than other dog foods and less likely to have recalls.
I do think however that these foods are very expensive for what you get volume-wise. A 10-pound box of Honest Kitchen will feed one of my 35-pound dogs for about 8 days, so more or less I'd be looking at 4 boxes a month for one dog. I have multiple dogs and it's not financially possible for me to feed this food exclusively.
I do like to use Honest Kitchen as a "topper" for the other food that I do feed. I put about a tablespoon of HK on top of the kibble, add water, and it makes a tasty gravy. I also like to feed HK to dogs who are off their feed for any reason, as they really like the way it tastes and often if I reconstitute the HK with warm chicken broth I can get a dog to eat who wasn't interested in anything else.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim11 Love the Zeal
My dogs go crazy for Honest Kitchen Zeal. I don't feed it exclusively, use it part of a rotational diet. They love it. Smells great
August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pinkpink114 Excellent
I use this as a topper for kibble for my 7 lb dog. I mix Zeal and base mix in a 2:1 ratio and he gets a tablespoon mixed with a tablespoon of water on his kibble. He loves it. He stool output has increased greatly.
July 4, 2016