I was rather disappointed with the Honest Kitchen foods. After reading more about the foods, I realized that the chicken recipe contains up to 20% carbs. I look for cat foods with very low carb counts, usually at least less than 10%. I wish they could adjust the recipe to lower the carb counts. As for the turkey formula, they do have 10% carbs. However, when I added the specified water amount and let it sit for the alotted time, the food remained very soupy and my boys wouldn't eat it at all. I'm not sure if it was the consistency or the flavor of the food, but my boys were not interested. (They usually like turkey flavored foods).
Bottom line: decreases carbs in the chicken formula and I would reconsider buying the chicken formula
I was very excited to try Honest Kitchen as my almost 15 year old terrier mix's picky level is increasing and he is getting more difficult to feed; I was hopeful food in a completely different form would get his attention. Unfortunately, he only ate some of the chicken sample when coaxed and would absolutely not touch the turkey sample. I was very disappointed.
Our dog, a 50 pound black and tan mutt, seems to enjoy the turkey and the fish samples. We were unable to try the chicken because it was expired. The Honest Kitchen sent us a second set once I alerted them, but the chicken sample in that round was expired as well. Our dog doesn't seem to mind that he's eating an oatmeal/soupy mixture. But, my husband would prefer there be hard chunks. Although we brush his teeth often, I'm not so sure eating mush as a main staple will help maintain nice white teeth. I love how wholesome the ingredients are, I just wish there was more texture to it and, when we added kibble, our dog didn't seem to chew much!
My Shepherd mix is a very picky eater. She is spoon fed but she was willing to eat this food out of her bowl on her own. She liked both of the sample packs. I will be ordering bigger sizes of both.
I ordered the Adult Dog Sample Pack for my 14 year old. He can sometimes be quite picky about his food, but not with this. I mixed the turkey pack and put some of the Perfect Form in and and he loved it.
My puppy loved this starter pack. I actually bought the starter pack after purchasing a full box just to explore different flavors. She doesn't seem to have a preference.
When she was first adopted, I originally fed her Purina One's puppy formula. She ate it, but not consistently. She is always to excited to eat her Honest Kitchen food. I occasionally mix Blue Buffalo in it just to help with the texture.
My dog loved these samples! I ordered both the grain and grain free dog food samples and it's safe to say that she is in puppy LOVE! She gobbled these up, barely looked up long enough to breathe. These samples are a great and inexpensive opportunity to figure out which flavor your pet will like best! The food came packaged well and shipped to my house within 3 days. Thanks THK! will be ordering bigger boxes soon!
I bought the Adult Cat Sample Pack and it smelled wonderful while was making it. I read the directions and followed them and made the Turkey one but the food even after sitting was very watery and more like soup. My cat looked at it sniffed it and even tried it but then turned and walked away. I have not tried the other packet yet but will be adding less water and hopefully my cat will then eat it. As it is now I would not buy this for my cat again.
This is a review of the CAT pack I received. I only tried to serve one pouch so far, and I don't really see any need in trying the other. My cats would not touch it, barely even got them to smell in the direction of their bowl. They marched past me continually though with looks of disgust that I was "starving them" LOL by putting something out they did NOT intend to eat. I wonder if it would work better if I mixed it with some other food? I'm thinking they would do the same thing, and so I'll feed them what I know they like to eat
We have 6 cats in the family and 5 love this product. And 1 will not eat it at all. For the smaller in weight size cats (8 -10lbs.) it seems that a little goes a long way. We give the smaller sized cats a smaller portion so it's easier for them digest. The larger cat which is 15lbs. seems to digest it just fine.
I may have messed up making the sample pack, I follwed the directions to add 1/3 cup water to the packet contents and mine looked like soup, which none of my three cats would touch. I still have another sample pack in which I plan to add less water. The supplement paste has made a difference in my cats' behavior so I will likely continue to buy the supplement.