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Honest Kitchen Force Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food

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The Honest Kitchen's Force is a delicious grain-free offering for adult dogs with dog food allergy concerns or adult dogs who are intolerant of grains. Force is formulated with moderate protein, higher fat and total calories, with a moderate level of carbohydrates. Great for sensitive dogs or those with moderate activity levels.

  • 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 and 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 - All ingredients dehydrated: Chicken, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, sweet potatoes, apples, organic alfalfa, organic kelp, honey, pumpkin, green beans, cabbage, bananas, papayas, basil, garlic, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate

Force Nutrient Profile
Dry Matter
Basis
As Served
(Hydrated)
PROTEIN 25.75% 12.00%
ARGININE 1.47% 0.69%
HISTIDINE 0.56% 0.26%
ISOLEUCINE 0.86% 0.40%
LEUCINE 2.15% 1.00%
LYSINE 1.28% 0.60%
METHIONINE-CYSTINE 0.83% 0.39%
PHENYLALANINE-TYROSINE 1.51% 0.71%
THREONINE 1.12% 0.52%
TRYPTOPHAN 0.23% 0.11%
VALINE 0.93% 0.44%
FAT 15.67% 7.31%
LINOLEIC ACID (Omega 6) 3.67% 1.70%
GAMMA-LINOLENIC (GLA) 0.03% 0.02%
ARACHIDONIC (AA) 0.01% 0.01%
LINOLENIC ACID (Omega 3) 2.88% 1.33%
Alpha-Linolenic (ALA) 2.79% 1.29%
DOCOSAHExAENOIC (DHA) 0.02% 0.01%
EICOSAPENTAENOIC (EPA) 0.05% 0.03%
CALCIUM 1.92% 0.90%
PHOSPHORUS 1.20% 0.56%
CA:P RATIO 1.59:1 1.59:1
POTASSIUM 3.04% 1.42%
SODIUM 0.41% 0.19%
CHLORIDE 0.10% 0.05%
MAGNESIUM 0.12% 0.06%
IRON 142.25 mg/kg 66.31 mg/kg
COPPER 8.21 mg/kg 3.83 mg/kg
MANGANESE 89.21 mg/kg 41.58 mg/kg
ZINC 130.82 mg/kg 60.98 mg/kg
IODINE 1.61 mg/kg 0.75 mg/kg
SELENIUM 0.19 mg/kg 0.09 mg/kg
VIT A 77805.19 IU/kg 36265.00 IU/kg
VIT C 685.84 mg/kg 319.67 mg/kg
VIT D 615.03IU/kg 286.67 IU/kg
VIT E 64.36IU/kg 30 IU/kg
THIAMINE 2.72 mg/kg 1.27 mg/kg
RIBOFLAVIN 4.37 mg/kg 2.04 mg/kg
PANTOTHENIC ACID 17.12 mg/kg 7.98 mg/kg
NIACIN 82.24 mg/kg 38.33 mg/kg
PYRIDOXINE 9.34 mg/kg 4.36 mg/kg
FOLIC ACID 31.59 mg/kg 14.73 mg/kg
B 12 0.06 mg/kg 0.03 mg/kg
CHOLINE 1687 mg/kg 786.31 mg/kg
BIOTIN 0.02 mg/kg 0.01 mg/kg
FIBER 5.90% 2.75%
CALORIES 4215.83 Kcal/kg 1965 Kcal/kg
CALORIES 479.07 Cup 223.30 Cup
CARBOHYDRATES 56.64% 26.40%
MOISTURE 0.00% 75.00%

Preparation

  • Each cup of Force 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. Force 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 Force Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food
 
4.7

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (58)
  • Nutritional (52)
  • Easy to digest (49)
  • Tasty (42)
  • Improves coat (31)

Cons

  • Messy (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (32)
  • Older dogs (31)
  • Active dogs (30)
  • Smaller dogs (25)
  • Larger dogs (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (47), Single dog owner (5), Multiple dog owner (3)

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5.0

I will buy this product again and again!!

By TAZ

from Arkansas

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Dog loves it

Cons

  • There Are No Cons For Thi

Best Uses

  • Older Dogs
  • Smaller Dogs
  • Special Needs

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

My dog is 14 and had extensive dental procedure to remove a lot of teeth. He has trouble eating any of the dry dog foods now. This is a perfect alternative to wet food because it has all the fiber and nutrients he needs. Thank you Honest Kitchen for a great product!

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5.0

Great product, healthy and dog loves it!

By Tucker's Mom

from New Jersey

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Improves Coat
  • Nutritional
  • Tasty

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

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

My sensitive dog has done beautifully on this food, not one issue since he began eating it.

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5.0

Love Honest Kitchen

By Rebekah

from Napa

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

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

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Active Dogs
  • Larger Dogs
  • Puppies

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

I really love Honest Kitchen. I have 2 Bostons and they do really well on this mix. Only problem is that my little girl is too fat. Will try another Honest Kitchen mix that is better for senior dogs. But I will stick with honest kitchen. LOVE LOVE LOVE this brand.

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4.0

LOVE that my picky dog loves his food!

By Turnerflorida

from Florida

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Nutritional
  • Tasty

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

    Tried Embark first and thought it was too much protein for an 8 year old. So this time I tried Keen. My dog stuck his nose up at first because it wasn't his beloved Embark, but once he took his first bite, he's been doing the same happy dance. I can tell you that both stopped the weekly upset stomach my dog was having; however, I did notice that Keen was producing much more poop. Probably the oats. Anyway, 4 times a day and 2 or 3 times on our nightly walk is way too much. I'm going to try Force this time.

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    5.0

    Fantastic food, great quailty

    By SmokeyandPebbles

    from Tacoma, WA

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Both Dogs Love It
    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Good quality dog food
    • Good Value
    • Improves Coat
    • Nutritional
    • Tasty
    • Worth the price

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      So far all of Honest Kitchens dog food's have been excellent quality. We buy at least three different types of dog food from Honest kitchen per month. Grain Free diets/Love/Embark/Zeal/Force Chicken/ all of which I have rated a 10 out of 10.

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      5.0

      Excellent dog food!

      By SmokeyandPebbles

      from Tacoma, WA

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Best dog food ever
      • 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 Force Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food:

        This dog food is the best dog food ever! I would strongly suggest buying it.

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        5.0

        great replacement for canned

        By browen

        from Detroit, Michigan

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • Nutritional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Dogs
          • Puppies

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

          We use a grain free high quality dog food and use the honest Kitchen products with it 50/50. The dogs love it and it replaces the canned we normally used. We have a Lab/Anatolian Shepard mix and a boxer.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Lady Palmerston

          from Miami

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Dogs

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

            I love this dehydrated food and I just had a couple of tablespoons of water for each meal for my two dogs (a Westie and a Lhasa Apso).
            They love the Food!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Doesn't work for our dog

            By Peg, another dog lover

            from Winchester, TN

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dog Doesn't Like It
              • Expensive
              • Messy

              Best Uses

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

                I mixed this, per the instructions. My dog won't come near it; and he's not a picky eater. This dogfood looks like a big bag of powdered green, dehydrated vegetables. There are so few chunks of anything, that it simply turns out to be a bowl of green mush. This is a lot of money to waste! Honestly, I don't know what to do with the bag. Perhaps add it to my garden compost?

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT HONEST DOG FOOD

                By Dog lover

                from Beaverton Oregon

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dog Likes It
                • Easy To Digest
                • Nutritional

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

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

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

                This is a great, wholesome dog food that does not contain anything that my dog should not be eating. Everyting is wholesome, organic and true to what a canine should be eating...including in what portions they should be eating: protein, fat, fiber.

                Yes its a little more expensive that kibble..but you pay for what you get.

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