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The Honest Kitchen's Embark is a grain-free and low carb premium recipe for all life stages. This gourmet puppy and dog food diet is made with limited carbohydrates and high protein to support muscle structure and function, and promote lean body mass. It is particularly suited to puppies and more active dogs and is ideal for those who are intolerant of grains.

  • 4 lb. Box contains approximately 16 cups of food
  • 10 lb. Box contains approximately 40-43 cups of food

Honest Kitchen uses eco-friendly packaging! A fine, recyclable 'minimalist' and unprinted barrier bag that efficiently protects the food inside helps reduce materials usage and waste. The bag is enclosed in a 100% recycled box made from unbleached kraft paperboard. The box is printed with soy-based inks and the finished product is 100% biodegradable or recyclable again after use, too.

The Honest Kitchen makes wholesome, natural food for dogs using gentle dehydration, a unique new approach to canine nutrition. These foods help you create delicious and nutritious meals made with real, recognizable, and human-grade ingredients that are ready to prepare and serve at home. Simply add warm water to rehydrate, and you have a complete meal with USDA meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, organic flaxseed, herbs, vitamins, minerals.

The Honest Kitchen's dehydrated food offers many of the benefits of a biologically appropriate raw pet food diet, combined with the convenience and peace of mind of a nutritionally balanced, ready-blended product. Dehydration simply removes the moisture, which prevents decomposition. As an ancient form of preserving food, virtually all of the nutrients are left intact. This is a much "fresher", and therefore healthier, approach than the extrusion process that dry kibble undergoes. See below for a description of each formula.All of Honest Kitchen's dog food and dehydrated raw dog food products are formulated to meet the AAFCO nutrient profiles for dogs and you don't have to add anything to make them 'complete'. However, the original idea behind these diets was as a base for a raw or other fresh homemade diet and to facilitate that, they are somewhat 'lite' in terms of fat and protein, so that your own choice of raw, or cooked, meat can be added, if desired.

It is entirely a matter of personal choice (and your dog's taste!) whether you add in extra meat and other ingredients, or not. Most people with younger and more active dogs like to mix in the additional meat, and those with senior or overweight animals usually prefer to feed the organic dog food alone. The Honest Kitchen supplies pet owners with the best in fresh dehydrated raw dog food and other organic dog food products.

About Dehydration

Dehydration or drying, is one of the oldest and gentlest methods of food preservation. Food dehydration works by removing only the water content from the ingredients. All other nutrients remain, and become highly concentrated. Dried foods are extremely nutritious, easy to prepare and store, and light weight to ship.

Because dehydration takes place at moderate temperatures, the ingredients are still considered raw. The only exceptions are the meat and egg ingredients, which are dehydrated at high enough temperatures to kill any bacteria present and are therefore essentially considered 'cooked'. This is because they must be human-edible grade, to enter our manufacturing facility.

The removal of moisture prevents enzymatic activity, which can lead to browning and decomposition of foods, and also prevents the growth of bacteria, yeast and molds. Dehydration does not actually destroy or kill the food enzymes, as occurs in baking and freezing or high pressure processing such as extrusion. Enzyme activity in dehydrated foods is simply suspended, until the food is rehydrated.

A remarkable example of the way dehydration preserves without destroying, is in Africa, where scientists have discovered live fish being hatched from fish eggs, that have been dehydrated in the sun, during droughts that sometimes last for years. When the rains fall, the lakes and rivers refill with water to rehydrate the eggs - and live fish emerge. The eggs are actually preserved and remain viable throughout the natural dehydration that takes place.

Review Rating: 4.5

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Honest Kitchen

Ingredients - 100% Human Food Grade USDA Turkey, Organic Flaxseed, Potatoes, Celery, Spinach, Carrots, Coconut, Apples, Kelp, Eggs, Sesame Seeds, Bananas, Cranberries, Rosemary, Vitamins and Minerals: Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Potassium Chloride, Copper Amino Acid Chelate.

Embark Nutrient Profile
Dry Matter
Basis
As Served
(Hydrated)
PROTEIN 31.96% 14.85%
ARGININE 1.52% 0.71%
HISTIDINE 0.54% 0.25%
ISOLEUCINE 1.23% 0.57%
LEUCINE 2.08% 0.97%
LYSINE 1.27% 0.59%
METHIONINE-CYSTINE 0.59% 0.28%
PHENYLALANINE-TYROSINE 1.14% 0.53%
THREONINE 0.79% 0.37%
TRYPTOPHAN 0.38% 0.18%
VALINE 1.21% 0.56%
FAT 17.31% 8.04%
LINOLEIC ACID (Omega 6) 4.71% 2.18%
GAMMA-LINOLENIC (GLA) 0.02% 0.01%
ARACHIDONIC (AA) 0.01% 0.01%
LINOLENIC ACID (Omega 3) 2.89% 1.34%
ALPHA-LINOLENIC (ALA) 2.84% 1.31%
DOCOSAHExAENOIC (DHA) 0.02% 0.01%
EICOSAPENTAENOIC (EPA) 0.03% 0.02%
CALCIUM 1.83% 0.85%
PHOSPHORUS 1.18% 0.55%
CA:P RATIO 1.54 :1 1.54 :1
POTASSIUM 1.42% 0.66%
SODIUM 0.54% 0.25%
CHLORIDE 0.74% 0.35%
MAGNESIUM 0.22% 0.10%
IRON 153.16 mg/kg 71.16 mg/kg
COPPER 8.39 mg/kg 3.90 mg/kg
MANGANESE 18.30 mg/kg 8.50 mg/kg
ZINC 131.09 mg/kg 60.91 mg/kg
IODINE 1.68 mg/kg 0.78 mg/kg
SELENIUM 0.14 mg/kg 0.07 mg/kg
VIT A 95259.81 IU/kg 44257.71 IU/kg
VIT C 108.07 mg/kg 50.21 mg/kg
VIT D 1248.39 IU/kg 580.00 IU/kg
VIT E 228.05 IU/kg 105.95 IU/kg
THIAMINE 2.06 mg/kg 0.96 mg/kg
RIBOFLAVIN 4.05 mg/kg 1.88 mg/kg
PANTOTHENIC ACID 13.83 mg/kg 6.43 mg/kg
NIACIN 26.70 mg/kg 12.41 mg/kg
PYRIDOxINE 17.69 mg/kg 8.22 mg/kg
FOLIC ACID 1.72 mg/kg 0.80 mg/kg
B 12 1.28 mg/kg 0.60 mg/kg
CHOLINE 1721.91 mg/kg 800 mg/kg
BIOTIN 0.00 mg/kg 0 mg/kg
TAURINE 1.61% 0.75%
FIBER 10.12% 4.70%
CALORIES 4616.87 Kcal/kg 2145 Kcal/kg
CALORIES 524.64 Cup 243.75 Cup
CARBOHYDRATE 38.45% 17.87%
MOISTURE 0.00% 75.00%

Preparation

  • Each cup of Embark should be rehydrated with 1.25 to 1.5 cups of pure, warm, filtered or tap water, or boiled water that has been allowed to cool.
  • Add the water to the food and stir well. The product will initially resemble soup.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes for the ingredients to rehydrate sufficiently.
  • Add your own ingredients if you wish.

Feeding Guidelines

The following suggested dry-measured amounts should be adjusted to suit your own dog's unique nutritional requirements, which will vary according to age, breed, level of activity and what other ingredients are added. Embark may be fed ad-libitum during growth, gestation or lactation.

Dog's Weight Amount Per Day (Dry)
Less Active Very Active
Up to 10 lbs. 1/2 cup 1 cup
Up to 30 lbs. 1 cup 2 cups
Up to 50 lbs. 2 cups 4 cups
Up to 70 lbs. 2 1/4 cups 4 1/2 cups
Up to 90 lbs. 2 3/4 cups 5 1/2 cups

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Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food
 
4.5

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (39)
  • Nutritional (38)
  • Easy to digest (36)
  • Tasty (34)
  • Improves coat (27)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Messy (3)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Active dogs (24)
  • Smaller dogs (19)
  • Puppies (17)
  • Older dogs (16)
  • Special needs (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (28), Multiple dog owner (7), Single dog owner (6)

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5.0

great

By dmacaw

from IL

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Easy To Digest
  • Nutritional
  • Tasty

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

    Worked very well for my Aussies. Had planned to use on camping trip. However, ended up using at home for one who had dental surgery and needed soft foods.

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    3.0

    Bananas on no-no list for teeth

    By Paddler

    from Central Massachusetts

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Banana Bad For Teeth

      Best Uses

        Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

        When our dog chipped a tooth and we had to visit the doggie periodontist, banana was on the "never feed" list for dogs. She said it is one of the few foods that causes tooth decay in dogs and is nearly always a part of the diet of dogs she sees with decay (which she said is unusual because dogs' teeth aren't prone to decay, generally).

        If you feed your dog anything with bananas (like this food) be sure to brush your dog's teeth immediately afterwards; it sticks to the enamel and decays it. And, eliminate bananas as treats!

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        4.0

        My girl's love it!

        By Monkey's Mama

        from Canton, Georgia

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Improves Coat
        • Nutritional
        • Tasty

        Cons

        • Cost but it is worth it

        Best Uses

        • Older Dogs
        • Smaller Dogs
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

        My girls love this food! Although it is pricey, I will continue to buy Honest Kitchen. I went on the website and read all of the employees profiles, seem like a great bunch of folks :)

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantabulous product

        By Gabbie

        from Valparaiso, IN

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • Improves Coat
        • Nutritional
        • Tasty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Active Dogs
          • Larger Dogs
          • Older Dogs
          • Puppies
          • Smaller Dogs
          • Special Needs

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

          I like this product mainly because how GOOD it is for your dog. It is great because it is easy to make and the left overs you keep in your refrigerator. It is great if you are traveling; not a big bulky bag. There is NOTHING that is bad about the Honest Kitchen product. If you care about your dog's health; you buy the best there is.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING! THE BEST FOOD AVAILABLE TODAY

          By ChristyLeeMD

          from Los Angeles , Ca

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Easy To Digest
          • Good Value
          • Improves Coat
          • Nutritional
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Active Dogs
            • Older Dogs
            • Puppies
            • Smaller Dogs
            • Special Needs

            Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

            THIS FOOD IS THE BEST!
            We use is as one of 3 that we feed. We home cook meals as one source. We use Halo for back up. And we use EMBARK most of the time. He loves it with added meat. It doesn't get any better than this food when it comes to safety and taste. No fillers, no by products, no animals fat, no meal. It rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish all vets would sport this stuff, but they'd lose half their business because we wouldn't have so many sick animals from toxic foods anymore.
            Thank you for saving those of us who care enough for our animals not to feed them anything less than human grade food. You rock!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Terrirfic Product Easy to use

            By Brody's Mom

            from Las Vegas,NV.

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dog Likes It
            • Easy To Digest
            • Good Value
            • Improves Coat
            • Nutritional
            • Tasty

            Cons

            • no cons

            Best Uses

            • Active Dogs
            • all dogs
            • Larger Dogs
            • Older Dogs
            • Puppies
            • Smaller Dogs

            Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

            It is healthy good tasteing and the main thing it is a raw diet that is easy to feed,I add fresh fruit vegetables or fish or organic fresh meat to this or give it in seperate bowl for extra taste and nutrion but this alone would be ok

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            5.0

            My finicky dog loves this stuff!!

            By Dane the owner of one very happy pup!

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dog Likes It
            • Easy To Digest
            • Improves Coat
            • Nutritional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                I originally purchased embark to feed to my dog during a 10 day cross country trip as it was the best solution I could find for travel that closely resembled her raw food diet. I really wasn't sure she was even going to eat it and I have to admit...it didn't really look too appetizing (to me...but honestly does any dog food look appetizing to me). She almost turned somersaults the first time a fed it to her and still gets more excited than I have ever seen her for meal times. She loved it so much that I haven't had the heart to stop feeding it to her and have now set up a standing order to be delivered every few weeks. Mandy says to please say "THANKS!"

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I have continued to order this product

                By Reba

                from Richmond, TX

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dog Likes It
                • Easy To Digest
                • Improves Coat
                • Nutritional
                • Tasty

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Active Dogs
                • Larger Dogs
                • Older Dogs
                • Smaller Dogs
                • Special Needs

                Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                My White Shitzu stays white with this product. My Large Lab loves it!
                I mix up enouph for 3 days at a time and this saves a lot of prep time.
                I also have my cat's on the feline line and they love it as well. It took about a week to get them converted. I feel I am giving my pets the best I can w/ the most convienence! A little expensive, but feel it will save me in vet bill's down the road.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                My Dogs LOVE the Honest Kitchen!

                By Kimmi

                from Rockport, TX

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Pros

                • Dog Likes It
                • Easy To Digest
                • Improves Coat
                • Nutritional
                • Tasty

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • all dogs

                  Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                  I thought my pups were going to frown at the mushy new food I put in with their kibble but they run to eat everytime! It doesn't look very appetizing but it smells healthy. They had no digestion problems (a puppy and a senior) when I made the sudden addition to their food. They just love it!

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                  5.0

                  Honest Kitchen Dog Food

                  By Sweet Rosie Jones

                  from Jackson, ME

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Convenient
                  • Dog Likes It
                  • Easy To Digest
                  • Good Value
                  • Highly Portable
                  • Improves Coat
                  • Nutritional
                  • Tasty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Active Dogs
                    • Larger Dogs
                    • Smaller Dogs

                    Comments about Honest Kitchen Embark Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

                    Honest Kitchen's dehydrated dog food is the perfect addition to my dog's raw food diet (raw locally-produced meat & poultry plus organic vegetables). It's also a terrific & balanced food all by itself, & is especially convenient when we're on the road. Just add water, wait a few minutes, & my beautiful Pembroke Welsh Corgi practically inhales it!.

                    I really appreciate that all the ingredients are human-grade.

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