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Hi, I ordered Honest Kitchen's Force and Embark and was thinking it was a good way to get some variety in my dogs diet. No matter what I mix it with my dog seems to throw it up shortly after eating it. This has happened 4 out 5 times that I've fed it to her. I am not feeding it to her anymore, btw.

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? It looks like such a good food, but it seems my girl can't handle it. She can eat fresh raw meat and RMB, no problem, so I'm wondering if the food has too much vegetable matter for her system?

ps..I'm sorry if this should have been posted in the RAW feeding section...
 

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Originally Posted By: SomePupNo matter what I mix it with ...
Hmm... not sure what you mean?? You're not supposed to "mix it" with anything... just rehydrate it with water, wait 10 or 15 minutes and feed it...
 

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Well, I tried it as they suggested with only warm water and left to re-hydrate for 5 to 10 minutes, but she wouldn't eat it. So, the package says you can mix it with some form of raw or cooked meat for additional calories. I added her favorite raw meats and she ate it, but then threw it up.
 

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I am going to try it again tommorrow mixed with ground turkey (which she loves!) but I am only going to mix up a tiny amount, maybe a tablespoon or two. Maybe I am giving her too much. I know it's good food, it may be just so different from anything else her body doesn't know quite how to digest it properly. I will call the Honest Kitchen folks and see what they suggest.
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Mine hate it. No throwing up though just refusal to eat. I gave it away after several attempts.
 

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Mine eats it at night . 1 cup of dry re hydrated with 1 and a half very warm water. It re hydrates for 17 minutes and then I mix it with a quarter pound of steamed turkey and some cooked organ meats. She eats anything though, but she is doing well on this. Seems to like it.
 

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Originally Posted By: SomePupHi, I ordered Honest Kitchen's Force and Embark and was thinking it was a good way to get some variety in my dogs diet. No matter what I mix it with my dog seems to throw it up shortly after eating it. This has happened 4 out 5 times that I've fed it to her. I am not feeding it to her anymore, btw.

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? It looks like such a good food, but it seems my girl can't handle it. She can eat fresh raw meat and RMB, no problem, so I'm wondering if the food has too much vegetable matter for her system?

ps..I'm sorry if this should have been posted in the RAW feeding section...
Hi Somepup. We feed raw and use Honest Kitchen as an extra daily meal for one of our dogs - it helps us keep weight on her, and as a backup food to have on hand for emergencies and/or travel. We use the Embark formula. We started with Force, then tried Embark and liked it better - and now for the life of me I can't remember why!!

But anyway, one of our four dogs WILL throw it up if we feed too big of a quantity. So I think you are on the right track to at least try a smaller quantity and see how that works for you.

Best wishes,
DG
 

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Thanks for all the feedback on that question, everyone..I appreciate it


I also might need to add a little MORE water, as when it is re-hydrated it resembles pudding. Maybe it should be more soupy?

Thanks again, I'll let you know what happens. I might have a couple of boxes up for grabs!!
 

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We have used Honest Kitchen with our two Goldens in the past but not yet with Myrika. To feed three large dogs with only HK is not in our budget, lol. Adding it into their food rotation for variety would work though.

Anyway, I wanted to mention that we have also fed Innova EVO. Although two did great with it, one was throwing up and had diarrhea towards the end of the first bag (our male Golden who has the sensitive digestive system).

Both Goldens did great with HK and reeeeeally loved it. I can't imagine all dogs will do equally as well on it or any other food.
 

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Originally Posted By: Myrika_BetulaWe have used Honest Kitchen with our two Goldens in the past but not yet with Myrika. To feed three large dogs with only HK is not in our budget, lol. Adding it into their food rotation for variety would work though.

Anyway, I wanted to mention that we have also fed Innova EVO. Although two did great with it, one was throwing up and had diarrhea towards the end of the first bag (our male Golden who has the sensitive digestive system).


Both Goldens did great with HK and reeeeeally loved it. I can't imagine all dogs will do equally as well on it or any other food.
It is a bit pricey isn't it!? Hey I just noticed that you have a Golden named Oakley..that was my Golden's name! I love it!
 

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I think smaller portions, more water and longer rehydration may help. I've been using 1 cup of Preference w/ 2 cups water every other day for a couple of months now. I always let is sit for at least 15 min before feeding or adding anything else to it. Tried Verve & Embark before, and will be switching back to embark.
 

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Originally Posted By: SomePupHey I just noticed that you have a Golden named Oakley..that was my Golden's name! I love it!
...hee-hee, that's very cool! I haven't met too many Oakleys...actually the only other one besides your Golden is a female GSD on this board.
 

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Originally Posted By: Myrika_Betula
Originally Posted By: SomePupHey I just noticed that you have a Golden named Oakley..that was my Golden's name! I love it!
...hee-hee, that's very cool! I haven't met too many Oakleys...actually the only other one besides your Golden is a female GSD on this board.
Yes, I've seen her! She's a beauty
It's a great name...I didn't name him after the Sunglass company, I found his name in a baby name book. They said it meant "From the oak glen". I still remember that, lol!
 

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I wonder if it didn't sit long enough so hydrated even more and then was too much in the stomach???
 

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Originally Posted By: SomePupIt's a great name...I didn't name him after the Sunglass company, I found his name in a baby name book. They said it meant "From the oak glen". I still remember that, lol!
That's interesting that you found it in a baby book! All our dogs are named after trees, even Myrika.

***Sorry to keep going off-topic...but it is your thread, so I figure it's okay, hah-hah!
 

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Originally Posted By: Barb E.I wonder if it didn't sit long enough so hydrated even more and then was too much in the stomach???
You may be right. I followed the directions, but perhaps it wasn't long enough. I thought the banana chips looked a tad crunchy...I didn;t try giving her THK last night, she has something else. So, I still don't know.
 

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Originally Posted By: Myrika_Betula
Originally Posted By: SomePupIt's a great name...I didn't name him after the Sunglass company, I found his name in a baby name book. They said it meant "From the oak glen". I still remember that, lol!
That's interesting that you found it in a baby book! All our dogs are named after trees, even Myrika.

***Sorry to keep going off-topic...but it is your thread, so I figure it's okay, hah-hah!
I'm the one who started going off the topic, lol. no need to apologize! What kind of a tree is a Myrika?
 
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