Honest Kitchen Zeal
Unfortunately, the last brand my dog was on was was reformulated to contain chickpeas. A lot of brands are reformulating to contain either chickpeas or chicken/ fat. She also can’t have turkey, turkey fat or potatoes(sweet potatoes are ok). It’s hard finding a dry food I feel comfortable feeding that doesn’t contain the above ingredients. The honest kitchen zeal is a perfect match for my pup. She eats THK zeal when I forget to thaw her raw food or I’m having a lazy day. I just add enough warm water so I can easily mix it. The box suggests adding too much water. I think this is the third box I’ve bought her. Smells pretty fishy but I will continue to include this in my dog’s diet and highly Unfortunately, the last brand my dog was on was was reformulated to contain chickpeas. A lot of brands are reformulating to contain either chickpeas or chicken/ fat. She also can’t have turkey, turkey fat or potatoes(sweet potatoes are ok). It’s hard finding a dry food I feel comfortable feeding that doesn’t contain the above ingredients. The honest kitchen zeal is a perfect match for my pup. She eats THK zeal when I forget to thaw her raw food or I’m having a lazy day. I just add enough warm water so I can easily mix it. The box suggests adding too much water. I think this is the third box I’ve bought her. Smells pretty fishy but I will continue to include this in my dog’s diet and highly recommend this food. … more
Honest Kitchen Zeal
Novel Proteins for the Discerning Palate The Honest Kitchen Epicurean meals are made with novel proteins, including cage-free duck and wild-caught fish. These gourmet recipes are dehydrated to retain their natural goodness and flavor, and they make a great choice for dogs who are sensitive to common proteins or who simply have a distinguished palate. Minimally Processed with Natural Ingredients Each recipe is made with real, whole foods that are minimally processed, not fractions of ingredients. A gentle dehydration process preserves the natural nutrients, rich flavors and wholesome nutrition. You won’t find any artificial additives, GMOs, chemical preservatives, by-products, fillers or preservatives. 100% Human Grade From Farm to Bowl Human grade means that it’s good enough for humans to eat, but formulated just for pets. The Honest Kitchen follows the same quality standards for their pet food as the foods you would find at the grocery store. They source the highest quality ingredients directly from the human food chain and produce their recipes in the USA in an FDA-inspected human food facility. Just Add Water for a Meal in Minutes Every 10-pound box of The Honest Kitchen dog food contains concentrated nutrition that rehydrates to 40 pounds of fresh food. It might be a small box, but it’s full of nutrients from 19 pounds of wild-caught fish or 12.5 pounds of duck plus healthy whole foods. Simply add warm water, stir and wait just three minutes to serve a great-tasting, nutritious meal for your pup. Grain-Free Fish Recipe Zeal is free of grains and easy to digest with tons of protein and fewer calories. It’s a good option for adult dogs of all breeds and sizes with food sensitivities or digestive issues. Whole-Grain Duck Recipe Halcyon contains wholesome grains like organic oats and organic buckwheat. It’s higher in calories and low in carbs to please the palate of adult dogs of all breeds and sizes. About The Honest Kitchen The Honest Kitchen uses the highest possible quality standards to create human-grade, FDA-approved food for dogs and cats. Their pet foods are made with fresh, whole food ingredients that are gently dehydrated to remove moisture, leaving the natural nutrients and flavor. The Honest Kitchen is a company of pet lovers committed to helping pets get on the path to good health with natural, wholesome food. Shop The Honest Kitchen
Honest Kitchen Zeal
DescriptionHonest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food is specifically for sensitive dogs. What was left out of this diet is almost as important as what is in it. Zeal doesn’t contain corn, soy, rice, beet pulp or wheat. It is also grain-free, gluten-free and free of flaxseed and white potatoes. This food is suitable for adult maintenance, sensitive dogs or dogs with moderate activity levels.About The FishThe fish is guaranteed Ethoxyquin-free because it is 100% human-grade. The food grade Icelandic Haddock is wild caught using a line and hook, in the cold clean waters off the coast of Iceland with all natural antioxidants for freshness. The Blue Whiting is wild-caught in the waters of Scandinavia and the Arctic. It is one of the most abundant fish stocks in the semi-pelagic water masses of the northeast. The wild-caught Atlantic Salmon is freeze-dried to preserve the naturally high oil content; salmon is a wonderful source of essential fatty acids. 4 lb. Box contains approximately 16 cups of food 10 lb. Box contains approximately 40-43 cups of foodHonest Kitchen uses eco-friendly packaging! A fine, recyclable ‘minimalist’ and unprinted barrier bag that efficiently protects the food inside helps reduce materials usage and waste. The bag is enclosed in a 100% recycled box made from unbleached kraft paperboard. The box is printed with soy-based inks and the finished product is 100% biodegradable or recyclable again after use, too.The Honest Kitchen makes wholesome, natural food for dogs using gentle dehydration, a unique new approach to canine nutrition. These foods help you create delicious and nutritious meals made with real, recognizable, and human-grade ingredients that are ready to prepare and serve at home. Simply add warm water to rehydrate, and you have a complete meal with USDA meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, organic flaxseed, herbs, vitamins, minerals.The Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated food offers many of the benefits of a biologically appropriate raw pet food diet, combined with the convenience and peace of mind of a nutritionally balanced, ready-blended product. Dehydration simply removes the moisture, which prevents decomposition. As an ancient form of preserving food, virtually all of the nutrients are left intact. This is a much “fresher”, and therefore healthier, approach than the extrusion process that dry kibble undergoes. See below for a description of each formula.All of Honest Kitchen’s dog food and dehydrated raw dog food products are formulated to meet the AAFCO nutrient profiles for dogs and you don’t have to add anything to make them ‘complete’. However, the original idea behind these diets was as a base for a raw or other fresh homemade diet and to facilitate that, they are somewhat ‘lite’ in terms of fat and protein, so that your own choice of raw, or cooked, meat can be added, if desired.It is entirely a matter of personal choice (and your dog’s taste!) whether you add in extra meat and other ingredients, or not. Most people with younger and more active dogs like to mix in the additional meat, and those with senior or overweight animals usually prefer to feed the organic dog food alone. The Honest Kitchen supplies pet owners with the best in fresh dehydrated raw dog food and other organic dog food products. About DehydrationDehydration or drying, is one of the oldest and gentlest methods of food preservation. Food dehydration works by removing only the water content from the ingredients. All other nutrients remain, and become highly concentrated. Dried foods are extremely nutritious, easy to prepare and store, and light weight to ship.Because dehydration takes place at moderate temperatures, the ingredients are still considered raw. The only exceptions are the meat and egg ingredients, which are dehydrated at high enough temperatures to kill any bacteria present and are therefore essentially considered ‘cooked’. This is because they must be human-edible grade, to enter our manufacturing facility.The removal of moisture prevents enzymatic activity, which can lead to browning and decomposition of foods, and also prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast and molds. Dehydration does not actually destroy or kill the food enzymes, as occurs in baking and freezing or high pressure processing such as extrusion. Enzyme activity in dehydrated foods is simply suspended, until the food is rehydrated.A remarkable example of the way dehydration preserves without destroying, is in Africa, where scientists have discovered live fish being hatched from fish eggs, that have been dehydrated in the sun, during droughts that sometimes last for years. When the rains fall, the lakes and rivers refill with water to rehydrate the eggs – and live fish emerge. The eggs are actually preserved and remain viable throughout the natural dehydration that takes place.
Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:My pbgv has allergies/sensitivities and does best on a potato/grain free food. He loves THK, since he can’t have chicken, Zeal is the best choice. The only downfall to the Zeal is the cost. He loves it, does best on it so we just buy it.
I cannot say enough about this food! Our Labrador has had skin and allergy issues (food and environmental) starting at 6 months old, coupled with a sensitive stomach. We tried every hypoallergenic food on the market, and it helped with some of the allergies but either gave her diarrhea or constipation, and her skin and fur was still awful. Someone recommend Honest Kitchen Zeal, and we decided to give it a try. Our girl started looking better within the first week of this food. Her hair was growing back thick and healthy, her skin looked better and the dander improved. Three months later, she looks better then ever and NO tummy issues. And better energy/mood. We still have challenges with the I cannot say enough about this food! Our Labrador has had skin and allergy issues (food and environmental) starting at 6 months old, coupled with a sensitive stomach. We tried every hypoallergenic food on the market, and it helped with some of the allergies but either gave her diarrhea or constipation, and her skin and fur was still awful. Someone recommend Honest Kitchen Zeal, and we decided to give it a try. Our girl started looking better within the first week of this food. Her hair was growing back thick and healthy, her skin looked better and the dander improved. Three months later, she looks better then ever and NO tummy issues. And better energy/mood. We still have challenges with the environmental allergies, but this was a milestone for her. Some reviewers mentioned picky pups won’t eat it, and to be honest it does smell awful. Our girl loves it, but she’s a Lab and they will eat anything, literally ANYTHING (including things that are not actually food). It’s expensive, but for us it’s worth every penny. For anyone wanting to save some money, try using it just as a topper or half/half with a more reasonably priced food. Anyone watching their dog suffer with skin issues knows how heartbreaking it is. If you are one of those dog owners, and thinking about trying this food, it’s worth the money if you can afford it. I hope you see the same results we have. … more