The Honest Kitchen Pour Overs Dog Stew – Pumpkin & Turkey Dog Food Topper
All Hollows Eve has passed and we hope you had a spooky evening! Maui and her new housemate Emma wore their costumes and borked at all the little monsters that came to the door in search of treats.
Now that Halloween has passed it is time to move on to the next spectacular holiday, Thanksgiving! (We will not forget Thanksgiving like so many retailers do today. I bet if we went shopping today we would hear Christmas music at some stores already.)
Pumpkin is obviously a really big deal for Thanksgiving! Who doesn’t love a pumpkin pie! And of course you have the turkey; Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without the turkey!
To celebrate both of these spectacular foods Maui thought we should take a look at The Honest Kitchen Pumpkin Pour Overs Turkey and Pumpkin Stew recipe! It is essentially a dog food topper, but a little chunkier.
Pumpkin Pour Overs
Pumpkin Pour Overs are a new product for The Honest Kitchen and there are three awesome flavor recipes you can choose from:
- Salmon & pumpkin stew
- Chicken & pumpkin stew
- Turkey & pumpkin stew
These stews feature diced meat in a pumpkin and apple purée. Pumpkin helps support your dog’s healthy digestive system!
With the holidays coming up Maui decided to choose the turkey and pumpkin stew recipe in honor of Thanksgiving of course, but also because both of those foods are absowoofly delicious!!
What are Pour Overs?
Pour overs are essentially the same thing as a dog food topper, dog food mixer, dog food inclusion, etc. You just pour some of the Pour Over on top of your dog’s regular food to give their ordinary meal an extra boost of incredible flavor and texture.
The Honest Kitchen has a few Pour Over varieties and all are labeled as a stew. This means the pour over is going to be thicker and chunkier than say, a broth. Think in your mind and compare a chicken broth soup to a chicken stew. It’s going to be thicker, hardier, chunkier, and (I think) much yummier!
The Honest Kitchen Standards
The Honest Kitchen takes pet food really seriously!
Honest is more than a word in our name – it’s who we are and who we strive to be. We believe that the more you learn about The Honest Kitchen, the more likely you are to serve it to your pets.
All foods made by The Honest Kitchen are made with 100% human grade ingredients. This means if the ingredients are not good enough for you to eat; they won’t be used by The Honest Kitchen as an ingredient to make food for your pet.
That, of course, doesn’t mean you will want to or should eat these foods. Dogs have a different pallet than you do and they just might not taste as good to you as they do to your dog. But, if you want to give it a try and let us know what you think, please tell us in the comments below! (Just kidding, don’t eat it. It’s for your dog.)
The Honest Kitchen’s promise to you:
A vast majority of pet food makers use stuff we never use from places we don’t trust. The Honest Kitchen is made in the USA and never contains the potentially unsafe and unhealthy ingredients found in feed-grade products.
What’s Not in Their Foods
The Honest Kitchen is missing a lot of things in their foods, but that is a good thing!
Their foods contain:
- No by-products or fillers
- No additives or preservatives
- No corn, wheat, or soy
- No GMO ingredients
- No “4D” meats or feathers (dead, diseased, dying, disabled)
- No ingredients from China
See, I told you that it is a good thing … a really good thing!
What Is in Their Foods
… Only high-quality ingredients that meet strict food safety standards. In fact, The Honest Kitchen is subject to 100 quality and manufacturing control regulations in making their pet foods.
Ingredient suppliers must provide proof of food origin, screening, handling, cleaning (and more).
Ingredients are only sourced from suppliers The Honest Kitchen knows and trusts.
- 67% of their ingredients come from North America
- 13% from South America
- 14% from Europe
- 5% from Asia
- less than 1% from Africa
- 0% from China
Pumpkin Pour Overs Ingredients
Pumpkin Pour Overs are made like a true stew. They are slow cooked with delicious meat proteins, veggies, and super nutritious pumpkin!
The pumpkin and turkey Pour Overs dog food topper is made with human grade:
- Turkey bone broth
- Butternut Squash
Seriously sounds good enough for us to eat! (But again, I wouldn’t and won’t …. unless you give me a lot of money. Just kidding.)
On top of the super nutritious human grade ingredients another great thing about the Pumpkin Pour Overs is that they are good for all life stages – puppy, adults, active adult, less active, and senior dogs.
Where to Get Them and Cost
The Pumpkin Pour Overs come by the case of 12. Each box in the case contains 5.5-ounces.
Chewy.com – $22.23/case with AutoShip discount ($23.40 without the discount).
Amazon.com – $23.88 (free shipping with prime membership; 40% off if you add this to your ‘subscribe & save’ pet food order)
TheHonestKitchen.com – $23.88/case (out of stock as of 11/1/18)
There are a few other random pet supply stores online that carry them for approximately the same price up to $25/case.
I found them by the individual 5.5-ounce box at:
OnlyNaturalPet.com – $1.95/box (and as of today 11/2/18 they are having a free shipping deal)
This is a great option if you just want to give them a try before committing to an entire case.
If you would like to try out these awesome Pour Overs for your pup, you can order through the links presented above.
Calories and Nutrition
The pumpkin and turkey stew recipe contains about 77 calories per box.
The box indicates it contains approximately two servings per box. Of course, this will vary depending on the size of your dog. A smaller dog can probably get three or maybe four servings from one box while an extra-large dog might just get one serving per box.
Remember to decrease the amount of regular food you give your dog when you add on any sort of dog food topper or mixer. If you give them the same amount of the regular food plus this, over time the extra calories could make for a chubby puppy.
What It Looks Like
Dogs don’t care what food looks like! All they care about is if it tastes good and if it smells good! The pumpkin and turkey pour over dog food toppers put a tail wag in both of those boxes!
I will be the first to tell you though, from a human perspective, these don’t look very appetizing to my human eye. Here’s a picture from The Honest Kitchen website. Keep in mind, like with any advertising or commercial, things always look better on TV or in print then what yours looks like.
Maui’s Final Score
Here is Maui’s (and my) final review of The Honest Kitchen Pumpkin Pour Overs pumpkin and turkey recipe dog food topper.
Texture: Like a super thick, chunky gravy
If you would like to learn more about The Honest Kitchen you can visit their website here!
Maui wanted to let you know that she received this product for free as being a proud member of the Chewy.com Influencer Program. Chewy.com sends her products each month for free in exchange for honest reviews. Maui and I are always honest.
All hail the stew!