Last week, I ordered* 1 oz. samples of a variety of “flavors” from The Honest Kitchen. I have always been curious about THK, and have always wanted to try it, especially at the height of Gatsby’s allergy and weight issues before. I’ve heard/read very good things about THK. I especially like that their food is made from real, whole food ingredients and are minimally processed. I also like the fact that the meat they use for their “recipes” is FDA approved as human-grade.
Scoutsby LOOOOOOOVED it. I mean, they’re not picky to begin with (especially
Fatsby Gatsby) but I mean, Scout was literally jumping up and down around the kitchen while waiting for the food to be ready (you mix it with water and wait 5 minutes). One thing I liked about it is that it slowed down Gatsby’s eating. He already has a slow feeder bowl that has slowed him down by about 40ish seconds, but mixing THK with his kibble slowed him down even more, which is good since I’m paranoid about bloat.
I’ve found that the Preference (THK’s veggie based recipe) was chunkier, while the complete meal recipes (Love, Embark, Zeal) were more
vomit-like soupy. (I mean, really. Just look at it. It looks like vomit. But it smells good at least!) I split the 1 oz. sample of Preference and Zeal (their fish-based recipe) between the two, and then I gave Gatsby the Love recipe (beef-based) and I gave Scout the Embark recipe (turkey-based). These were all over the course of 3 nights (I only did it for dinner.) Note: I did not introduce this slowly like one should when giving new food, but we found that it did not cause any stomach upset whatsoever. Also, their poops were even smaller than normal. (Their poops are usually little to begin with. …sorry, TMI.)
Overall, I’m really glad to have finally tried it. I’m considering feeding them a combination of THK/kibble, but I have to see first how that’ll be like cost wise since I’m not Oprah-rich.
Oh, and one more thing. On St. Patrick’s Day, THK was having a mini giveaway on their Facebook page. They were giving away a box of their Wishes treats if you post a pic of your pet wearing green. I posted one of them in their green get up and they got picked! Hooray!
Does anyone else feed THK (either solely or mixed with raw or kibble)? How do your dogs like it?
*You can order 1 oz. sample packets of THK food on their website. Some are free and you just have to pay for shipping ($2.50), but some — like Zeal — are $1.00 per packet.