Thursday, April 25, 2013

REVIEW: The Honest Kitchen Pecks & Force

The Honest Kitchen Pecks & Force

Where to Find: The Honest Kitchen


The Lapdogs sure had their tails wagging for The Honest Kitchen Pecks treats and Force food!  I barely got the yummies out of the box for a photo and Lola was ready to take a bite...


We tried the Pecks first and boy were they a hit!  Made with buffalo and blueberries, these healthy-for-your-pooch treats are just .6 calories per Peck.  The bite-sized yum-yums are perfect for training or on the go, and because of their smaller size, they even make great treats for small and toy breeds as well.

Additionally, Pecks are small enough to fit in many of the interactive toys and dog puzzles on the market.  We have a cube-shaped toy and an interactive "find it" puzzle that I usually stuff with kibble.  Normally Tut spends the most time chasing these things around, but when his siblings realized it was delicious Pecks spilling out, King Tut sure had some competition!  I also stuffed some in their Kongs with peanut butter, which resulted in another pleasant surprise.

As a concerned dog-ma, I'm always reading labels on treats and making sure I know what I'm putting into my dog's mouths.  I'm more than pleased to share that Pecks are made with just 7 wholesome ingredients: barley flour, buffalo, molasses, water, eggs, coconut oil and blueberries.


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After everyone drooled over the Pecks, it was time to try Force, a dehydrated whole dog food made with free-range chicken and fresh produce.  Crafted from human-grade ingredients, this recipe is moderate in protein and fat, which makes it appropriate for adult maintenance, senior dogs and dogs who may need help with loosing weight. 

Force is gluten-free, making it a great choice for dogs who may are gluten sensitive or may have allergies to beef, fish or eggs.  Chicken is the very first ingredient, followed by other wholesome veggies and fruits such as celery, sweet potato, green beans, apple, banana, pumpkin and papaya.

If you're like me and have never used a dehydrated dog food before, no worries... One cup makes one pound of fresh food and is as easy to make as...

1. Measure the corresponding amount of dehydrated food and warm water needed.


2. Stir together and hydrate for 5 minutes.


3. Give it a final stir and serve to your drooling pups!


Seriously, this could not be any simpler to make!  I used the sample size portion of Force we received as a mix-in with the Lapdogs regular kibble and boy were they excited!   

If chicken isn't your dog's thing, there are several other dehydrated dog food recipes available from The Honest Kitchen.  You can check them all out here.  While we continue to feed all four dogs the kibble they have been on for the past few years, if any need should arise for a wet food or another formula in the future, I will definitely consider switching to The Honest Kitchen!

Both Pecks and Force have received the Official 16 Paws Up Seal of Approval from the Lapdogs!  If Zeus could just learn how to hold a pencil, I'm sure Pecks would be at the top of the humans grocery list every week!  Grab some for your pack today.

Disclosure: The Honest Kitchen sent the above items to Lapdog Creations, free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.


Unknown said...

Great review there. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

SissySees said...

They sound wonderful, but of course, the red meat and chicken are a problem for us.

Sue said...

That green goop looks like something a dog would like. I love the shot of them trying to get to the treats before you even snapped a photo. They must love the mailman.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Never tried it and might not be able due to my allergies. Don't forget to add this post/url on next week's TT hop. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Flea said...

Pawsome! I tried rehydrated food for my dogs once. Not so much. But the ingredients sound great.

Unknown said...

.6 kcals per treat is perfect for training and treat games. Ingredient list is also clean, which we love at

HK also has "nuzzles" (Barley flour, duck, molasses, water, eggs, coconut oil, cherries and parmesan cheese) and "smooches" (Barley flour, chicken, molasses, water, eggs, coconut oil, cranberries and parmesan cheese) each of which have bu 2.3 kcals per treat.

Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner said...

Glad to hear that the Pecks were a hit. I saw them at our local pet store the other day and was intrigued. We have about 10 bags of treats we have to get through first though! H, ha.

Kolchak Puggle said...

Kolchak and Fe love Honest Kitchen. They get it sometimes when I forget to defrost their raw food and they LOVE the HK Treats. It's all tasty tasty stuff!

Kirby the Dorkie said...

Great review! We also give Honest Kitchen 4 paws! Kirby likes all of their products except the broth stuff. You should order their cookbook. It has great recipes and tips.

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