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Honest Kitchen dog food began with a search for a human grade pet food that would be good enough for their own pets to eat, one that resembles a home made diet in quality, encompasses variety, is economical, nutritionally balanced, and quick and easy to prepare.
Honest Kitchen Dog Food – It’s Dehydrated
Their motto is – Dehydrated raw pet food with passion and principles!
Honest Kitchen pet foods are made in an FDA approved, human-food-producing facility in Southern California, that makes the very same foods you eat. No processing in any pet food plant for Honest Kitchen dog foods or cat foods.
Honest Kitchen Dog Food x 8
There are now eight varieties of Honest Kitchen dog food to choose from and all contain a broad array of amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes to help achieve and maintain optimum health for your dog with natural dog food.
Verve was the original Honest Kitchen organic dog food. It contains organic rye, organic barley, hormone-free beef, organic flaxseed, organic oats, carrots,alfalfa, potatoes, eggs, red and green bell peppers, spinach, apples, cranberries, chicory, parsley, peppermint and rosemary. Yum! It’s best suited to adult and senior dogs with a low to moderate activity level.
Force – you could describe Force Honest Kitchen dog food as a force to be reckoned with! Its list of ingredients include hormone-free chicken, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, sweet potatoes, apples, alfalfa, organic kelp, honey, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, bananas, papayas, yogurt, basil, garlic and rosemary. Force was formulated specifically for dogs with sensitive stomachs, and allergies to wheat and gluten. It’s both wheat and gluten free.
Embark Honest Kitchen dog food was added to cater to active dogs, including puppies, and also for pregnancy and for nursing dogs where added nutrients are required for optimal nourishment of the unborn and newly born pups. It’s a low carbohydrate, grain free, dog food containing hormone-free USDA turkey, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, spinach, carrots, coconut, apples, organic kelp, eggs, sesame seeds, bananas, cranberries and rosemary.
Some dogs are intolerant of the usual meat protein sources, and some are intolerant of potatoes and flax. Preference was formulated by Honest Kitchen dog food for these dogs. Preference is a grain and meat free dog food base – you need to add your own protein. The beauty of this formulation is that if your dog does not tolerate chicken or turkey but can, for example tolerate venison or kangaroo, you can add the meat source your dog can tolerate. You can add eggs, fish, or even some cottage cheese, if your dog cannot tolerate any types of meat. What does Preference consist of? Alfalfa, sweet potatoes, cabbage, celery, apples, spinach, organic kelp, coconut, bananas, zucchini, and honey.
Thrive is a later edition to the Honest Kitchen dog food range. Like Embark, Thrive is also low carbohydrate and is gluten free, but contains some grain. The ingredients comprise Hormone-free Chicken, Organic Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Parsley, Organic Kelp, Rosemary, Vitamins and Minerals. Because of its low carbs – just 37% carbohydrate, Thrive is not only good for active dogs, including pregnant and nursing dogs, but is also excellent as part of a cancer recovery regime.
Keen was created for dogs with common protein intolerances – often dogs with protein intolerances don’t do well with the more common proteins – chicken, beef, eggs and fish. Keen is formulated with cage-free turkey meat, plus low gluten organic oats, and garden vegetables such as carrots and cabbage. It also has herbs such as organic alfalfa, rosemary and kelp, as well as some apples.
The Zeal dog food by Honest Kitchen is another grain free food (like Embark) but this one is based on wild, line-caught white fish (Haddock and Whiting), with a touch of Salmon, mixed with some sweet potato, egg, organic coconut, organic alfalfa, apples, pumpkin, parsley, cabbage, bananas, cranberries, garlic, and rosemary – yum! Because it’s fish based, if your pooch is intolerant of any type of meat, this will be perfect. And most dogs love fish anyway, so it’s great for a change from whichever of the other Honest Kitchen formulations you usually feed your dog.
And last but not least – Love dog food. Love is a performance food for active dogs of all ages and life stages, including puppies and pregnant and nursing bitches and every other dog with an active lifestyle. Love is based on Midwestern beef with sweet potatoes, dandelion greens, parsley, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin and more. Love is gluten free, low carbohydrate, and is perfect for dogs with egg or poultry intolerances. Have an active dog? What better way to show your love to your dog than to give him Love!
Eight different varieties of natural dog food that you can really count on.
Honest Kitchen Dog Food AND Supplements!
Oh, and I almost forgot, Honest Kitchen also produces some excellent pet health supplements, and some really unusual and very yummy dog treats!