We adopted Hershey from a shelter when she was a year old after she was transferred from a kill shelter from the South. Hershey is a Border Collie/Pharaoh Hound mix and she is a great match for our rescued Pit/Pointer mix, Amy. We've been feeding her Honest Kitchen from the start, beginning with Embark, and got compliments from the vet for years every time we visited about how great she looks. Hershey is an avid hiker and has hiked many of peaks in New Hampshire, including Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Osceola and Mt. Cabot.
Over time we switched from Embark to Keen due to financial reasons and Hershey and Amy didn't skip a beat. Recently though, Hershey has developed severe health problems and needed to be switched to a low fat diet. We began feeding (at the vet's recommendation) Hill's I/D only to watch Hershey's refuse the food, which made feeding a chore, while her health declined. When we realized that Hill's had only a small percent less fat than Keen and that Honest Kitchen made foods with much less fat than Hill's I/D, we switched her to Zeal.
Since switching to Zeal Hershey has been eating much better and her health is improving. Hershey is 10 years old now, and the vet has given her 1-2 years to live with her condition, but with a good diet and proper care, we think she will outlive that. And we think she will be hiking again this fall.