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Ideal for adult or senior dogs, especially those who need a limited ingredient diet
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Zeal Dog Food

The Honest Kitchen Zeal dog food is a grain-free and gluten-free recipe made with wild, line-caught white fish and produce like sweet potatoes, pumpkin and parsley. Zeal dehydrated dog food is a natural human grade food that’s created especially for adult dogs with certain dietary restrictions. It is higher in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. Zeal grain-free dog food is especially suited for pups who do better without certain pet food ingredients such as gluten, poultry, beef, flax and white potatoes.

Please note: We are in the process of switching out haddock and replacing it with cod. The 4 lb boxes are currently shipping with the new cod recipe while the 10 lb boxes are still shipping with haddock.

The Honest Kitchen Zeal is good for dogs who:
♥ Can’t have grains or gluten
♥ Need a low carb, low fat diet
♥ Can’t tolerate common proteins like poultry or beef

our food is dehydrated

Calories Per Dry Cup: 437
Protein 35.50%
Fat 8.50%
Carbohydrates 36.40%
Life Stage Adults
Less Active / Senior
Recipe Highlights Lower Calories
High Protein
Low Fat
Low Carb
Low Sodium
Grain Free
Gluten Free

Contains NO corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients.


All ingredients dehydrated: Pollock, cod, sweet potatoes, eggs, organic coconut, apples, pumpkin, parsley, cabbage, bananas, salmon, cranberries, garlic, 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, thiamine mononitrate.

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how much to feed each day

Dehydrated dog food feeding recommendations

We suggest dividing daily amount into two servings, one in the AM and one in the PM. Our foods must be hydrated with water before serving, but you can add slightly more or less water than we suggest, according to your pet's taste. Refrigerate or discard any leftovers. Learn more about how to make our foods >

Some pups like our food immediately and some need a slower introduction. Click here to learn how to transition your dog to our food and also find some tips for those especially picky pups!

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Written by alicia | 6/28/15

My boy gives this product more then 5 paws! He absolutely LOVES the zeal samples from honest kitchen and comes running once I add the water to hydrate!

Written by Alex | 6/23/15

My dogs love zeal

Written by Charlotte | 6/19/15

Fabulous food! My dog has done tremendously well on this formula.

Great company. Great product!

Written by Jen | 6/4/15

Firstly, I have to say I love and trust this brand!

I have two 14lb terriers that eat Zeal and they both love it! (We've also tried force and embark which they also loved.) We've been using THK for almost a year now.

I've had Barnaby for 5 years and he very recently and out-of-the-blue developed acid reflux. That's what prompted the switch from Force/Embark to Zeal. I'd heard from others that a fish-based dog food is good for that, and people specifically recommended THK's Zeal. And it worked!!! I am sooo happy and relieved! Otherwise we would have had to endure a stressful process of switching brands (potentially multiple times), and I love THK! (FYI for those in the same boat I also give him 1/2 tsp organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar with each meal (breakfast and dinner) and that has helped also.)

However, since I switched him to Veal I have noticed him try to eat some poop in the yard sometimes, which he has never done in the time I've had him (I always supervise him because he's small and crafty and gets into all manner of mischief.) So I'm wondering if there's some mineral or vitamin that Veal is low on (that Embark and Force isn't)?

Lexie is my other dog, and she needs a high-fiber diet. Veal is rather low in fiber so we're supplementing our own flaxseed powder (1tsp with each meal, breakfast and dinner) from the local farmer's market and that's working great for her. If I don't supplement, her anal glands get very impacted, very quickly.

And for those worried about the smell - it doesn't smell bad! It does have a fishy smell, but it's mild and not a bad smell. Also, the new formula actually smells delicious! So delicious that I had to try it lol. (It smells better than it tastes for my human taste buds!)


Veal is a life-saver for my dog with acid reflux, but he started eating poop occasionally since he's been on it; my other dog needs fiber supplements with Zeal; the fish doesn't smell bad.

Written by Tracy | 6/1/15

I have a dog with a grain allergy and it was so nice to have a fish option for him to vary his diet with another protein. Both he and my other dog love Zeal. They start to prance around as soon as I start to mix it up!

Written by michelle | 5/28/15

daisy loves this...... yum yum yum

Written by Alexzandria | 5/23/15

He's not a big fish eater. If he is he really prefers to have salmon as his preference. It's a nice food to take on trips and the consistency is a little too mushy, my dobe is big on textures and consistencies for whatever reason, so I will mix it with dry food or marrow and some meat. Overall good product! So many nutrients that the pups need.

Written by Stephanie | 5/10/15

I was hesitant at first about the food being dehydrated as my dog has hated dehydrated foods in the past. But I decided to give The Honest Kitchen a try because of the awesome reviews. My dog is currently on a grain free fish base food and it smells gross and makes her breath stink too! But I was pleasantly surprised that THK zeal did not smell awful at all, it actually smelled tasty! It does not make her breath stink either! She barked and got excited when I was making it and then gobbled it up! I love that my dog loves it, it's a good healthy food, non-GMO ingredients and organic! My dog should be able to eat as healthy as I do!

Written by Tiffany | 5/9/15

I bought the small sample packet of this and my dogs love this more than they love eating the kibbles. Will definitely buy more.

Written by Mira | 4/2/15

Apollo approves this flavor a lot! It doesn't even smell bad, which I was hesitant of first. Nothing but 5 paws for this food!

Written by Laurie | 4/1/15

My Yorkies Bella (5) and Tucker (4) absolutely love Zeal! I separate it into 3 daily servings for them. First thing in the morning I mix up their first bowl, then we go out to potty while it hydrates. I am not kidding when I say they both do their business outside a lot quicker now, then they are practically running to go back inside. I love seeing them get so excited about their food! Bella has very sensitive skin that always seems to be itchy. So far, it seems that she is scratching less. We switched from BB which was rumored to be adding grains and poultry, even though it was supposed to be free of it. I am glad I chose The Honest Kitchen. It makes my pups happy!

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