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Verve Dog Food

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Ideal for adult or senior dogs of all breeds and sizes
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Verve™ natural dog food is a classic dehydrated recipe, made with Midwestern beef, eggs, whole grains and produce like carrots, parsley, cranberries and spinach. Verve is a human grade dog food that’s ideal for adult dogs including seniors.

This wholesome, hearty recipe is the original Honest Kitchen formula, which started it all! Verve dehydrated dog food is a great option for dogs who do better with a low gluten, whole grain diet. It’s also ideal for dogs who need a low fat, low calorie diet and who do better without poultry.

The Honest Kitchen Verve is sold in 4 lb and 10 lb boxes which makes 16, and 40 lbs of fresh food!

Calories Per Dry Cup: 441
Protein 22.5%
Fat 8.5%
Carbohydrates 51.50%
Life Stage Adults
Less Active / Senior
Recipe Highlights Lower Calories
Low Protein
Low Fat
Low Sodium

Contains NO corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients.


All ingredients dehydrated: Beef, organic oats, organic rye, organic flaxseed, potatoes, carrots, eggs, apples, parsley, cranberries, spinach, chicory, 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.

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.

Visit our How To Feed page for feeding tips and also see how long one box will last.

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Written by Katherine | 8/31/14

I started out purchasing meals for my Bernese Mount Dog puppy Gallagher. After seeing how much he loved every meal, I decided to purchase Verve for my 14yr. old Bouvier Quigley! And he absolutely loves it! It has been a long time since Quigley has licked his bowl clean but he does now after every meal of Verve! I am deeply grateful to The Honest Kitchen for making safe, tasty and beneficial foods available for my "babies"! My heartfelt thanks to all of you at The Honest Kitchen!


Written by Glenn | 8/22/14

We love feeding our Annie (a 14yr old cocker spaniel) Verve. She loves the flavor, and it gives her all the nutrients she needs as an aging gal. And dehydrated food has changed her life completely. She has no teeth, due to some dental issues, so having this soft and wonderful food makes sure she's got all the energy she needs, while getting the vitamins and nutrition she wouldn't be able to get as easy with other wet dog foods. We love it!

Written by cory | 7/26/14

my dog tinkerbell has a very sensitive stomach and i recently purchased VERVE from a local small pet supply store. She cannot get enough of the food. She actually "vibrates" when i am making it for her. This food has alleviated alot of her stomach issues and i am thankful for it. I plan on purchasing other recipes once my current 4lb box is finished.

Written by Gerry and Duffy | 7/17/14

Gerry and Duffy love HK! Duffy has an allergy to peas which is one of the main ingredients in most dog foods. Fortunate for us, several of the HK products do not contain peas! We usually alternate between Force and Verve.
HK is easy to store and make and "we" love that it is human grade. :)

Written by Magan | 7/15/14

Both of my dogs like this food. One of them picks morsels out of it and sets them aside but the other one scoops them right up. I will still be feeding them this food even though the one dog picks out pieces.

Written by Richard | 7/11/14

Oscar, 12 year old Lab, spoiled on home cookin.

The Verve .... he won't even lick it.


Written by Jen | 7/8/14

Cooper and Molly are 4 and 5 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. One is a bit picky (and one would literally eat the shoe off your foot given the chance) and they love Verve. They spin around and turn cartwheels while we wait for the food to set up. I feel good giving them this food and am thrilled they love it so much.

Written by Stacy L. | 6/3/14

My dogs (a 15yo schnauzer with chronic pancreatitis, and a 3yo perfectly healthy poodle) enthusiastically ate from the 4 lb boxes I got at my local retailer (manufactured last year) and won't touch the food in the 10 lb boxes (one I bought at the retailer, one from Amazon) - both manufactured this year. My poodle actually backed away from the bowl when I sat it down in front of her, which is weird since she isn't a picky eater. The 10 lb boxes don't have any smell to them (unlike the 4 lb boxes, which smelled like veggie soup) and seem to have significantly more oats (even after shaking up the bags) than the smaller boxes from last year. I contacted HK and was told nothing had changed between last year and this year, so...I guess I (and my dogs) are just imagining things. If the bigger boxes made my dogs as happy as the smaller boxes, I'd give this product an enthusiastic five stars. With inconsistency though...three is all they'll get. It's a shame, because I think this would've been a great permanent switch for my dogs.

Written by Kimberly | 6/2/14

Snoopy was a very picky eater when I first brought her home. I tried food designed specifically for Yorkies and she wouldn't eat that, her vet wrote prescriptions for a couple different foods and she refused those. She would make herself sick from not eating. I had to cook her food, which was a lot of work! Finally I tried your Verve Beef and my search and stress is over. She cleans her plate twice a day and I know she is getting all the nutrients she needs. Thank you!

Written by Michelle | 5/29/14

My Bit man also loves this Verve. He seems to do so much better with a beef flavor than a chicken. His allergies really act up with chicken and sometimes it's hard to find anything else.Thank you for offering so many great options for dogs with special needs.

Written by Alicia | 5/26/14

I have a dog who a couple of years ago had pancreatitis. After spending a few days at the vets he was finally able to come. He recovered but I wanted to do all I could to keep it from happening again. After talking with someone from The Honest Kitchen I decided to go with Verve because it was very low in fat. He has done so well with it that I now reccommend it to other people whose dogs have had the same problem. It has been three years since he had pancreatitis and we have not had another flare up since.

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