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Tripawds are Zealous for Zeal – Try It Free!

As part of our commitment to finding the best, most nutritious dog foods for Tripawds big and small, we are hoppy to report that Honest Kitchen Zeal dehydrated dog food gets three paws up from Tripawds Spokesdog Wyatt Ray!

Zeal Passes Wyatt’s Sensitive Belly Test

Wyatt Recommends Honest Kitchen Zeal Dehydrated Dog FoodLike many German Shepherds with sensitive bellies, it can be a messy situation when we switch Wyatt Ray’s food around. We hesitated to go back and forth between Zeal and Wyatt’s other Honest Kitchen food, Embark, so we waited for him to finish his box of Embark.

Once we made the change, we added green clay to his food for a few days and kept up with his probiotics regimen to prepare his intestines for the switcheroo. Then we slowly introduced Zeal as a topping to his Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural kibble. We waited to any signs of intestinal upset. And waited. And waited.

Lucky for Wyatt and for us, his belly was pleasantly happy and full with Zeal’s formula!

What Makes Zeal so Special

The ingredient list for Honest Kitchen Zeal Dehydrated Dog Food reads like something out of an organic restaurant for humans:

Dehydrated white fish (line-caught Haddock, wild Whiting), sweet potatoes, eggs, organic coconut, alfalfa, apples, green beans, parsley, cabbage, bananas,wild 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.

Honest Kitchen Zeal Dehydrated Dog FoodHonest Kitchen says Zeal is made just for sensitive bellies like Wyatt’s. There is no corn, soy, rice, beet pulp or wheat. It’s grain-free, gluten-free and does not contain flaxseed and white potatoes. Additionally the fish is wild-caught and from one of the most abundant fish stocks in the semi-pelagic water masses of the northeast.

The Finest Nutrition Has a Price

Let’s be blunt; Zeal premium dehydrated food may not exactly be easy on the wallet. Each 10 pound box, however, makes 43 pounds of fresh food!

For Wyatt, a growing 80-pound German Shepherd Dog, the box of Zeal lasted two months! During this time we gave it to him in 1 cup increments for breakfast and dinner, so we stretched it really far. Wyatt’s box of Embark also lasted two months.

Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food 10 lbsWhen compared to what we pay for ingredients to make Wyatt his home cooked stews from scratch, the costs are almost identical. Plus, there is no way we could make him a batch comparable to Zeal for that cost.

In our opinion, Honest Kitchen Zeal is a bargain when compared to home cooking!

Honest Kitchen Zeal Dehydrated Dog Food

Wyatt’s Looking Good

When used in combination with Wyatt’s weekly feeding routine of Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural kibble, several portions of raw chicken, buffalo bones and sometimes sardines throughout the week, his Honest Kitchen Zeal helped his fur look fabulous and shiny. We couldn’t be happier with the results.

Tripawds official recommendation is “Three Paws Up!” for Honest Kitchen Zeal!

Tri Honest Kitchen Zeal for Free!

Leave a comment telling us why your pup wants to try Zeal and we’ll send you instructions for getting a free sample from Honest Kitchen!

Read all Tripawds Nutrition blog posts about Honest Kitchen dehydrated dog foods and check out all the other yummy flavors available at Only Natural Pet Store.

Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food 4 lbs Honest Kitchen Preference Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food 3 lbs Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food 4 lbs Honest Kitchen Thrive Dehydrated Dog Food 4 lbs

Honest Kitchen Verve Dehydrated Dog Food 4 lbs Honest Kitchen Force Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food 4 lbs Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food 4 lbs

Can’t wait for your free Zeal sample? Get your pup started on this all natural diet today and save with Only Natural Pet Coupon Code CJ15!

Save 5% on 1st Order at Only Natural Pet Store

Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food 10 lbs Honest Kitchen Zeal Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food 10 lbsSpecifically for sensitive dogs with no corn, soy, rice, beet pulp or wheat. Suitable for adult maintenance or moderate activity levels.


UPDATE: Free samples of Honest Kitchen Love are now available instead of Zeal, thanks to all who have commented here.

53 Responses to “Tripawds are Zealous for Zeal – Try It Free!”

  1. Luz,
    You might check with your vet, often times they can give you some guidelines for what levels of fat to look for in a food’s guaranteed analysis. ID isn’t a bad food but it certainly isn’t a great food either. Zeal has an even lower fat level than ID, so it should be alright but check with your vet first – be prepared for some push-back from your vet if you buy your ID from them, some vets don’t like to encourage people to try things like THK foods because it means they don’t get the sale. If you are worried about making too drastic of a switch right now or need to continue to feed some kind of kibble in addition to Zeal, California Natural Low Fat Chicken and Rice is nutritionally quite similar to ID but with much higher quality ingredients at a fraction of the cost. (Full disclosure, Cal Nat is part of Natura which just went through a voluntary recall in the spring for salmonella – they’ve changed several of their manufacturing practices to address the issue.) I work in a locally owned pet supplies store and we still sell a LOT of California Natural because it is such a high quality, simple line of food – dogs with sensitivities often do quite well on it. We have a lot of customers who come in and say, “My vet says I need a food that has less that __% fat . . .” (or some other nutritional stipulation) which is very helpful in the search for the best food options. A lot of the frozen raw formulas are relatively low in fat, too, which would be another source for high quality, nutritious food.
    I hope this helps!

  2. My pancreatitis pup is not eating his hills i.d. very well these days. I have seen many recommendations for honest kitchen zeal for pancreatitis dogs. Anxious to try it out with my baby.

  3. Good luck with the new food Claire, let us know how it goes!

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