I've prepared today's Hungry Bark review for all pet parents in search of quality food for dogs. OK, spoiler alert: the best dog food out there.
Doggos who tried Hungry Bark Dog food loved it, but - let's be honest - our little omnivores aren't really picky when they are hungry. So, my recommendations here are based on multiple veterinarians' opinions, as well as thorough research on this brand and its formula.
These products can keep your dog happy and healthy due to carefully chosen ingredients. But which ones? And how to choose the right type? No worries, I'll answer it all here.
I'll go over what Hungry Bark offers, how to implement this food into your dog's diet, and whether it is suitable for every dog breed.
Hungry Bark Dog Food: Introduction
There's a good reason why I decided to crown Hungry Bark food the best.
They have nicely summed it up in their motto themselves - No two dogs are the same, so their meals should not be either.
Their food allows you to make a custom meal plan for your dog's needs with a variety of supplement chews, protein mix-ins, and dry food options.
To determine what is the best combination for your dog, you can take Hungry Bark's rapid-fire quiz. After answering the questions - things like your pup's age, breed, weight, activity level, and eating habits, the results will tell you which of their products you should get and generate a customized meal plan. Pretty neat, huh?
I also liked how Hungry Bark asks you for the preferences of your dog and makes sure to help you choose in case it has any allergies.
Who's Behind Hungry Bark?
Nick Molina is the founder of Hungry Bark dog food, and there's a heartwarming story behind it:
First, Nick went on a nutritious transformation journey himself, hugely improving his life quality by complementing healthy eating habits and diet.
Add to the equation the fact that he is a devoted dog owner, and you get Hungry Bark.
Namely, he realized that a custom meal plan his nutritionist gave him has changed his life for the better. So, he asked himself, Why our dogs don't deserve the same? Truth be told, before Hungry Bark, I haven't seen so many high-quality dog products.
Nick decided to create custom nutrition plans in close consultation with vets and nutritionists who devised the formula.
And that's how Hungry Bark dog food was born.
What amazed me right off the bat is Hungry Bark's attention to detail. Even their packaging is premium.
I mean, is there anything worse than when you buy some dried dog food in a cheap bag that rips off as soon as you open it? Not to mention the times when my dog would just chew and tear them. Yeah, having kibble food all over your floor isn't fun.
Hungry Bark's bag has an ultra-thick lining that prevents this, and I can attest it does it efficiently.
On top of that, each bag has an advanced re-seal system to ensure that you are feeding your doggo fresh food every time. No stale kibble anymore!
Oh, and it's also good to know that you are going all the way environmentally-friendly because the bags are made with recycled materials.
The first thing you should know about Hungry Bark is that this food contains high-quality ingredients. And the second is that it is incredibly versatile.
They use natural and whole foods ingredients to enrich their kibble and supplements. They mention they source their ingredients mostly from the United States, but that they also go as far as Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to obtain the best ones.
Their recipes cater to the needs of every dog out there because they have so many different choices, including dry food, supplements, and mix-ins.
While products are mostly made from different kinds of fresh meat and contain a high protein ratio, the recipe is also is enhanced with ingredients that add to the health benefits. For example, brown rice that you will find in one of the kibble products is easily digestible and loaded with fiber, while vinegar in some recipes improves digestion.
They are all farm-raised without any added preservatives or artificial flavors.
If you are interested in all of these, I'll go in-depth below.
For now, you should know that they are all made to enhance your dog's health and lead to its better life. Plus, they are well-varied so that you can create a custom meal plan for your doggo.
Types of Hungry Bark Kibble (Grain-Free Dry Food)
Hungry Bark is primarily famous for its kibble (dried food) they call "Superfood." And I have to say - it lives up to its name.
Hungry Bark offers four kinds of Superfoods kibble:
- Superfoods with Lamb and Turkey (Grain-Free)
- Superfoods with Salmon (Grain-Free)
- Superfoods with Chicken, Turkey and Brown Rice
- Superfoods with Turkey and Duck (Grain-Free)
Hungry Bark's Superfood ingredients are natural, mostly consisting of real animal protein and nutritionally-rich supplements, such as omega fatty acids, minerals, probiotics, and so on.
You can get kibble in three different sizes:
- 4-pound bag
- 12-pound bag
- 24-pound bag
No matter for which Superfood kibble you opt (you can find reviews of all the Superfoods products below), it is bound to have benefits for your dogs' heart health, skin & coat, joint health, immune system, and more.
Let's dissect them, one by one, so that you can decide which product is the best for your pet.
Turkey & Duck
Hungry Bark's Turkey & Duck grain-free kibble contains a natural source of protein.
It is enriched with sweet potato that supports dogs' digestive system due to their high dietary fiber content.
Next, there's pumpkin, which can help moisturize your dog's skin & coat and boost its immune system.
Fava beans are one of the rare beans you can implement in your dog's diet, and these legumes have excellent nutritional value.
Shout out to Hungry Bark for including kelp in this recipe because it is full of vitamins and minerals, and not many other brands use it. Spinach is there for the same purpose.
This dried food product contains ginger. Should I even emphasize how beneficial this ingredient is? Just like for us humans, it does wonders for your dogs, from its anti-inflammatory effects to bolstering heart health.
Plus, all of the ingredients in this recipe add to the underlying sweet taste that all dogs seem to love! Turmeric is also added in small quantities to make the flavor of the kibble better. If your pet is generally picky, there's a high chance that it will still like this dry food.
You should feed your dog this product if:
- It is an adult or senior dog
- Its activity level is high
- It is picky with foods
- It has frequent allergies
Lamb & Turkey
The next kind of Hungry Bark dry food is lamb and turkey kibble, made with a minimum of 29% of crude protein and around 4% of fibers. That's what you call a good balance for your doggo's custom meal plan.
Real lamb and turkey will help with building a lean muscle mass.
The list of high-quality ingredients, apart from protein, includes kelp and spinach that are full of beneficial vitamins and minerals for your dog's immune system.
Also, this kibble contains pumpkin, which is a signature of Hungry Bark taste that all dogs like. It does not go without health benefits, either, as it revitalizes your dog's coat as well as aids digestion.
Ginger is included in this dried meal for long-term effects on dogs' immune system.
There's also coconut oil in these products, which has positive topical effects on skin conditions, makes their coat shiny, but also increases joint health.
You should feed your dog this product if:
- It is a picky eater
- It is energetic
- You are looking for something that fits all ages and breeds
If you are looking for fresh food for your dog, look no further:
Hungry Bark Salmon kibble is based on high-protein fresh salmon that provides essential nutrients to help your pet build and maintain a lean muscle mass, no matter at which stage of its life it is.
Why give your pet salmon instead of other kinds of meat?
Some people may assume that fish is primarily used for cat food products, but this is a misconception.
Dogs also can enjoy a custom plan with fish protein, and salmon is unparalleled in that sense. The only problem may arise if your dog's a picky eater and doesn't like fish.
Other than that, this formula offers well-balanced nutrition, being especially rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
Other salmon kibble Superfood ingredients include spinach, pumpkin, coconut oil, fava beans, and so on - all of them implemented for your dog's health.
You should feed your dog this product if:
- You want natural and fresh fish protein
- It has digestion, hip or coat problems
- It is not a picky eater
Chicken & Turkey
As I've already mentioned, Superfood ingredients are top-notch. Hungry Bark always uses farm-raised meat in their recipes, and it shows.
The Chicken and Turkey kibble is no different.
The base of this dried food is real, de-boned chicken and turkey meat.
Compared to other dried food products, this is the only meal plan that isn't grain-free because it contains brown rice. So, if you want to go down that path, get Hungry Bark Chicken & Turkey dried food.
So, how does the addition of brown rice in this dried food help your pet?
This ingredient is full of natural fiber and vitamin source, which is vital for dogs' digestion.
Next, pumpkin and turmeric add to the flavor that every dog will like.
The addition of fish oil means a beneficial effect on dogs' joints, coat, skin, and immune system.
You should give your dog this product if:
- It is overweight
- It does not have a high activity level
- You have a puppy
- It prefers dried meal that is not grain-free
In addition to dry food, Hungry Bark offers supplement chews for your pet as well.
These are made to enhance the quality of your doggo's life precisely where it's lacking.
If it isn't obvious from the name, the Happy Heart Hungry Bark supplement strengthens your dog's heart.
It is vital to get this supplement if your dog does not get enough exercise, but also as prevention for cardiac attack and heart failure.
It goes without saying that the heart is a vital organ in your dog's body, so make sure to enhance their dried meal with these chews, or just give them separately as a treat (which is probably the best option).
Move + Groove
Although the name "Move and Groove" makes it sound like these supplements are for the most energetic dogs, it's vice versa: It is made for dogs who experience hip problems, such as hip dysplasia or other joint issues.
And if your pet is already leading an active lifestyle without any problems of that kind, these chews can be a good preventive care option.
This supplement is for all the pups with sensitive tummies.
It is a mixture of probiotics that help if your dog has digestive problems, including excessive gas, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and so on.
The part of this natural formula is fish oil, too, which can be beneficial both for digestion and the immune system.
As much as vitamin bombs are beneficial for us, humans, they are for our dogs, too!
And that's pretty much present throughout this Hungry Bark review, haven't you noticed? Hungry Bark wants to make sure that dogs can enjoy the same benefits from natural ingredients as we can.
So, these tasty chews are packed with minerals and vitamins - but not randomly - each of them has a purpose in your dog's meal.
It is primarily aimed at the most active dogs that could use some addition to their nutrition, and also for undernourished dogs and puppies.
As you are probably aware, your pet can experience anxiety and stress as much as you can.
When your pet is facing a stressful situation (for instance: it hates being in the vehicle for a long period of time, or it hates fireworks), these Hungry Bark supplements can help.
Of course, they are just that - supplements. The emotional support you can provide to your doggo is priceless!
The calming effect is achieved by a careful selection of ingredients, including chamomile, valerian root powder, rosemary, and Magnesium citrate.
Finally, Hungry Bark offers protein mix-ins that can be an excellent addition to dried food or any other meal.
They come in three sizes:
- 6 oz
- 12 oz
- 18 oz
There are three kinds of Hungry Bark protein mix-ins:
Beef protein Hyngry Bark mix-ins are most popular when you need to add a bit of extra flavor to your dog's meal because they love beef.
It can be implemented into any recipes that require added protein, nutrients, and taste.
Hungry Bark chicken mix-ins are great for picky eater because dogs also enjoy the chicken taste.
Most importantly, there are no additives and artificial flavors, and you are only adding real meat to the meal.
Some dogs might not enjoy salmon and fish in general, but those that do will surely gulp down any meal with the Salmon Hungry Bark mix-in.
It's packed with Omega 3 and 6 oils, so the health benefits are there, too, primarily when it comes to your dog's skin.
If you are still not sure whether you want to buy Hungry Bark products, let's weigh out the pros and the cons:
- High-quality ingredients
- Real protein
- Carefully chosen added supplements
- Options for dogs who are picky eaters
- Environmentally friendly
- Excellent value for the price
- Custom meal plan for every dog
- Some other dry dog food brands may be cheaper (albeit at the cost of the quality)
Q: What is the best Hungry Bark's product?
A: There's no one-size-fits-all formula, and there's no single best Hungry Bark product. My favorites are surely kibble picks. Still, there are many varieties of it for different purposes, and you should pick according to the health effects you want (and - oh well - according to your doggo's preferences, too). Then again, supplement chews and mix-ins are great, too, if you just need a quick boost!
Q: How much Hungry Bark food should a dog eat?
A: Every Hungry Bark product comes with detailed guidelines on how to feed your doggo based on its weight.
Q: I have a puppy, can I feed it with Hungry Bark?
A: Yes! Hungry Bark food is great for puppies, too. However, keep in mind that they might require a higher calorie intake than adults, and consult your vet if needed, who will possibly adjust the portions.
Hungry Bark Review: Final Verdict
You are in charge of your dog's health and well-being, and getting Hungry Bark food for them is an excellent decision.
Your four-legged best friend will be grateful for it!