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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 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!

Written by Margot | 3/22/15

My pup loves this food! She's had it all, we've cooked for her, raw, wet food/dry food combo, but she loves this above all! She's been a fish pup most of her life, and is she truly enjoys! The smell is a little much but she loves it so it's bearable enough!

Written by Greta | 3/9/15

My dogs both love zeal!!!!

Written by john | 2/27/15

I really liked giving this to my dog and liked that the fish was from iceland. its a bit expensive compared to the other mixes available so i alternate between this and keen to save some money and add variety. my dog's health seems to have improved after starting her on this food so im thankful for that.

Written by Kristen | 2/26/15

All 4 of my dogs love this food. Great ingredients.

Written by Rhonda | 2/21/15

If you don't like the smell of fish, do not get Zeal. The smell is VERY strong. I did not see chunks of fish in the sample. My dog was excited about it and ate it fairly quickly. I'll be sticking to the non fishy variety.

Written by Meg | 2/15/15

Yes my boxer loved this "flavor" but boy I did not! It stunk so bad I could barely prepare it without gagging. Unlike other reviews I did not see chunks of fish and the foul smell was so horrid I was so happy when it ran out and we had to go buy a different protein.

Written by daniela | 2/11/15

It was very hard to find food that my rescue dog loved and that I thought was good for him. Especially since he also had some suspected allergies with certain proteins. My friend led me to Honest Kitchen a few months ago and we have not turned back since! I especially love Zeal because it is good for older dogs and you can see the chunks of fish in there!. Now not only do I give him HK meals, but I've been exploring with the treats and he loves them just as much! An on top of that, HK gives their customers the best customer service ever so if you ever have a question or concern I would ask them! They truly love what they do and it shows. I am so happy I found food that is so good for my pup and that he literally devours (licking the bowl clean) every meal!

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