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Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food

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Honest 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 Fish
The 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 food

Honest 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 Dehydration

Dehydration 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.

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Honest Kitchen

Ingredients - Dehydrated white fish (Haddock, Whiting), sweet potatoes, eggs, organic coconut, alfalfa, apples, green beans, parsley, cabbage, bananas, Salmon, cranberries, garlic, rosemary, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate

Zeal Nutrient
Dry Matter Basis As Served (Hydrated)
PROTEIN 39.49% 18.145%
ARGININE 0.95% 0.4355%
HISTIDINE 1.44% 0.66%
ISOLEUCINE 1.45% 0.665%
LEUCINE 0.85% 0.39%
LYSINE 0.92% 0.425%
METHIONINE-CYSTINE 1.59% 0.73%
PHENYLALANINE-TYROSINE 3.10% 1.425%
THREONINE 0.67% 0.31%
TRYPTOPHAN 0.29% 0.135%
VALINE 1.53% 0.705%
FAT 9.25% 4.25%
CALCIUM 1.37% 0.63%
PHOSPHORUS 0.85% 0.39%
CA:P RATIO 1.61:1 1.61:1%
POTASSIUM 1.56% .715%
SODIUM 0.52% 0.24%
CHLORIDE 0.70% 0.32%
MAGNESIUM 0.17% 0.08%
IRON 152.34 mg/kg 70 mg/kg
COPPER 7.60 mg/kg 3.49 mg/kg
MANGANESE 5.53 mg/kg 2.54 mg/kg
ZINC 143.01 mg/kg 65.715 mg/kg
IODINE 46.79 mg/kg 21.5 mg/kg
SELENIUM 0.15 mg/kg 0.07 mg/kg
VITAMIN A 184243.74 IU/kg 84660 IU/kg
VITAMIN D 557.13 IU/kg 256 IU/kg
VITAMIN E 100.1 IU/kg 45.995 IU/kg
THIAMINE 23.42 mg/kg 10.76 mg/kg
RIBOFLAVIN 4.24 mg/kg 1.95 mg/kg
PANTOTHENIC ACID 13.71 mg/kg 6.3 mg/kg
NIACIN 77.90 mg/kg 35.795 mg/kg
PYRIDOXINE 7.68 mg/kg 3.53 mg/kg
FOLIC ACID 0.18 mg/kg 0.081 mg/kg
VITAMIN B 12 0.02 mg/kg 0.01 mg/kg
CHOLINE 1719.26 mg/kg 790 mg/kg
FIBER 6.09% 2.8%
CARBOHYDRATES 39.61% 18.2%
MOISTURE 0.00% 75.00%
CALORIES 4134.93 Kcal/kg 1900 Kcal/kg
CALORIES 475.52 cal/cup 218.5 cal/cup

Preparation

  • Each cup of Embark should be rehydrated with 1.25 to 1.5 cups of pure, warm, filtered or tap water, or boiled water that has been allowed to cool.
  • Add the water to the food and stir well. The product will initially resemble soup.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes for the ingredients to rehydrate sufficiently.
  • Add your own ingredients if you wish.

Feeding Guidelines

The following suggested dry-measured amounts should be adjusted to suit your own dog's unique nutritional requirements, which will vary according to age, breed, level of activity and what other ingredients are added. Embark may be fed ad-libitum during growth, gestation or lactation.

Dog's Weight Amount Per Day (Dry)
Less Active Very Active
Up to 10 lbs. 1/2 cup 1 cup
Up to 30 lbs. 1 cup 2 cups
Up to 50 lbs. 2 cups 4 cups
Up to 70 lbs. 2 1/4 cups 4 1/2 cups
Up to 90 lbs. 2 3/4 cups 5 1/2 cups

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Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (9)
  • Nutritional (8)
  • Tasty (8)
  • Easy to digest (7)
  • Improves coat (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller dogs (5)
    • Older dogs (4)
    • Active dogs (3)
    • Larger dogs (3)
    • Special needs (3)
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    5.0

    Love this food!

    By Dog Mom

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Improves Coat
    • Nutritional
    • Tasty

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Dogs
      • Older Dogs
      • Smaller Dogs
      • Special Needs

      Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

      This food has made such a difference for our itchy GSD. His weight and energy have never been better, as well.

      A few have commented that it doesn't rehydrate well. I think it just rehydrates differently from the other recipes mentioned because it does not contain white potato or grains. We soak longer than recommended, just because... We wait 10 min and feed. We also make their diets very soupy, no matter which HK diet we are using simply because we live in the desert and none of us get enough water!

      I have recommended this to several friends who have food-sensitive dogs and I am happy to say it has made a difference in their pets as well. It is expensive but hopefully a good diet will prevent vet visits :)

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      5.0

      Excellent results

      By Mari

      from Northcental Iowa

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It
      • Easy To Digest
      • Nutritional
      • Tasty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Active Dogs
        • Older Dogs
        • Puppies
        • Smaller Dogs
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

        I mixed about a cup of dry food with chicken broth until it was a nice consistency. I am wary of new foods because the small dogs can be picky about their food. There was no hesitation on their part, they dug right in. It was easy on their digestion too. I have one with Ibs and he is difficult to feed. This food was perfect and he did well on it as are the younger pups. I would recommend this food.

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        5.0

        SCOTTISH TERRIERS LOVE THIS FOOD.

        By Scottie Dog Mom

        from Kentucky

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • Improves Coat
        • Nutritional
        • Tasty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Active Dogs
          • Larger Dogs
          • Older Dogs
          • Smaller Dogs

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

          My three Scottish Terriers LOVE this food. I give this as a soupy mixture. They get extra water and they can't gulp it down as fast. They don't seem to mind. They love it! Also, their gums and teeth look great since feeding the zeal. Hardly any plaque. They also love the split elk antlers to chew. By the way, my 11 1/2 yr old is running around like a four old. No GRAINS in this food!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great food!

          By Jules

          from Georgia

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Improves Coat
          • Nutritional
          • Tasty

          Cons

          • a little expensive
          • A little hard to digest

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Dogs

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

          This is a great food! All 3 of my dogs are picky eaters, they love Embark but love Zeal even more. It is a little expensive but worth it. The only complaint is that it does not hydrate as well as the other Honest Kitchen diets. My American Hairless has Atopic Derm and Honest Kitchen diets have helped clear up her skin. I would recommend this food for doggies with sensitivities and allergies. :~)

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Another Winner By Honest Kitchen!

          By Beholden A Golden

          from Lancaster, PA

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Easy To Digest
          • High quality
          • Improves Coat
          • Nutritional
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • My Goldens love it

            Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

            Zeal has been a great addition to my dogs diet. I mix it up the night before, refridgerate and feed in the morning. I was looking for a new quality protein source to incorporate into my dogs' feeding plan. Zeal "fills the bill" very nicely.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great food

            By cavalierlvr

            from Norman, OK

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dog Likes It
            • Easy To Digest
            • Easy to feed
            • Nutritional
            • Tasty

            Cons

            • Smelly

            Best Uses

            • all dogs

            Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

            My 2 dogs love this food. I got tired of cooking ground beef and adding it to Preference. Zeal is easy for my dog with digestion problems to digest, and easy for me to prepare. The only problem is that it's smelly. The dogs love it though.

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            3.0

            Not sure what I think.........

            By Newf lover

            from Michigan

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dog Likes It

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                I have been a long time user of Honest Kitchen and I'm not real sure I'd purchase this particular selection again. I love the idea of the fish but it seems way too overloaded with coarse vegetable matter to me. Very grassy texture. This was one of the reasons I stopped using Preference (plus adding meat) as the coarse texture of the vegetbles didn't really seem to digest completely with my dogs. Would see evidence of them in the stool. Maybe if I ran it thru the food processer first but at that price I don't think I should have to. May buy it again to see if this is the way it's supposed to be or I just got an odd box.

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                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                TERRIBLE ITEM

                By Jaymie D

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • DOES NOT HYDRATE

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                    I usually feed my dogs the Verve food which they love, and decided to give this new flavor a try. TERRIBLE item. Honest Kitchen really missed the mark on this one. It does not hydrate well no matter how long you leave it and resembles a SOUP. You definitely DO NOT get your money worth on this item since the food does not hydrate and expand as it should. I would not recommend this item from Honest Kitchen.

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                    5.0

                    Yummy stuff...

                    By Crazy4dogz

                    from Irvine, CA

                    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Dog Likes It
                    • Easy To Digest
                    • Improves Coat
                    • Nutritional
                    • Tasty

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • all dogs

                      Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                      My American Eskimo LOVES the Zeal, and he is a picky eater. I switched both of my dogs (the other dog is a doxie/spaniel mix) to the Honest Kitchen food and keep different varieties available to meet each dogs likes. They both gobbble up their food and come back to check their bowls to see if there is anything left to lick up. This food is great when traveling with you dog - soooooo convenient and sooooooo good for them!

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      5 Paws up

                      By Lisama

                      from Fallon, NV

                      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Dog Likes It
                      • Easy To Digest
                      • Good Value
                      • Improves Coat
                      • Makes a dog nose go crazy
                      • Nutritional
                      • Tasty

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Active Dogs
                        • Larger Dogs
                        • Older Dogs
                        • Smaller Dogs
                        • Special Needs

                        Comments about Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                        I have started to feed this to my small dogs as part of their rotation of quality foods. Zeal was scented as soon as the box arrived. I knew this would be another big hit with the kids. I fed it that night and I must say I think this might be the best formula yet by Honest Kitchen. The smell is full and rich, letting you know how fresh the ingredients are. I do not recommend this formula for puppies only because the calcium -phosphorous ratios are not right for puppies' growth. It would make a nice topper or mix in with the puppy's food, though.

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