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The Honest Kitchen's Keen is the newest in their line of natural, dehydrated human-grade foods for dogs. It has been developed as a penny-conscious recipe for sensitive hounds who deserve good food.

Lower in cost without compromising our values, Keen is made with a "down to earth" ingredients list that provides great low-gluten nutrition at an affordable price. Like all of Honest Kitchen's recipes, Keen is guaranteed human grade, wholesome, balanced and free of artificial additives, by-products or fillers of any kind. It is suitable for adult maintenance and for gluten-sensitive pets.

New Green Packaging! Honest Kitchen now has eco-friendly packaging! It reduces materials usage and waste with a fine, recyclable 'minimalist' and unprinted barrier bag that efficiently protects the food inside. 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, and organic grains (in the Verve formula).

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.

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 Honest Kitchen's 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-Grade Hormone-free Turkey, Organic Oats, Potatoes, Organic Flax, Carrots, Cabbage, Alfalfa, Organic Kelp, Apples, Honey and Garlic.

PLEASE NOTE

Keen recipe does contain apples although this is not noted on some boxes because of a printing error.

Each Honest Kitchen food contains the following: 100% human food grade, vitamin-mineral premix: tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium chloride, potassium iodide, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

Keen Nutrient Profile
Dry Matter
Basis
As Served
(Hydrated)
PROTEIN 21.86% 10%
ARGININE 0.57% 0.26%
HISTIDINE 0.69% 0.32%
ISOLEUCINE 1.08% 0.50%
LEUCINE 2.57% 1.17%
LYSINE 1.54% 0.70%
METHIONINE 0.48% 0.22%
CYSTINE 0.41% 0.19%
PHENYLALANINE 1.00% 0.46%
TYROSINE 0.65% 0.30%
THREONINE 1.03% 0.47%
TRYPTOPHAN 0.43% 0.20%
VALINE 1.14% 0.52%
FAT 15.85% 7.25%
LINOLEIC ACID (Omega 6) 4.66% 2.16%
GAMMA-LINOLENIC (GLA) 0.02% 0.01%
ARACHIDONIC (AA) 0.09% 0.04%
LINOLENIC ACID (Omega 3) 3.12% 1.44%
ALPHA-LINOLENIC (ALA) 2.80% 1.30%
DOCOSAHExAENOIC (DHA) 0.11% 0.05%
EICOSAPENTAENOIC (EPA) 0.21% 0.10%
CALCIUM 1.97% 0.90%
PHOSPHORUS 0.87% 0.40%
CA:P RATIO 2;1 2;1
POTASSIUM 1.53% 0.70%
SODIUM 0.20% 0.09%
CHLORIDE 0.45% 0.21%
MAGNESIUM 0.17% 0.08%
IRON 197.35 mg/kg 90.29 mg/kg
COPPER 9.29 mg/kg 4.25 mg/kg
MANGANESE 34.84 mg/kg 15.94 mg/kg
ZINC 159.03 mg/kg 72.75 mg/kg
IODINE 1.70 mg/kg 0.78 mg/kg
SELENIUM 0.14 mg/kg 0.06 mg/kg
VIT A 17486.34 IU/kg 8000 IU/kg
VIT C 933.49 mg/kg 427.07 mg/kg
VIT D 2185.79 IU/kg 1000 IU/kg
VIT E 23.45 IU/kg 10.73 IU/kg
THIAMINE 21.16 mg/kg 9.68 mg/kg
RIBOFLAVIN 23.10 mg/kg 10.57 mg/kg
PANTOTHENIC ACID 75.45 mg/kg 34.52 mg/kg
NIACIN 211.96 mg/kg 96.97 mg/kg
PYRIDOxINE 37.30 mg/kg 17.06 mg/kg
FOLIC ACID 0.38 mg/kg 0.17 mg/kg
B 12 1.30 mg/kg 0.60 mg/kg
CHOLINE 1311.48 mg/kg 600 mg/kg
BIOTIN 0.89 mg/kg 0.41 mg/kg
FIBER 4.94% 2.26%
CALORIES 4524.59 Kcal/kg 2070 Kcal/kg
CALORIES 514.16 Cup 235.23 Cup
CARBOHYDRATE 58.43% 26.73%
MOISTURE 0.00% 75.00%

Preparation

  • Each cup of Keen 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 Keen Dehydrated Dog Food
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nutritional (9)
  • Dog likes it (8)
  • Easy to digest (7)
  • Improves coat (6)
  • Tasty (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller dogs (6)
    • Active dogs (5)
    • Older dogs (4)
    • Special needs (4)
    • Puppies (3)
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    5.0

    YUM!

    By I care about my dog's nutrition

    from Caldwell, NJ

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Costly but worth it

    Best Uses

    • Active Dogs
    • Smaller Dogs

    Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

    When my dog sees this being made, he literally jumps in the air trying to get at it before the water is absorbed. He's not a picky eater to begin with but this food is definitely his favorite. I love it because I know it will digest well since it makes him eat slower due to the mushy consistency. (He usually goes back a few times to lick the bowl after he's done too!) I also love it because I can actually see the real food in it and know people tested it making it something I trust to feed my dog. I will definitely buy this again!

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    5.0

    Definately a Healthier Dog

    By Simon Alfredo's Momma

    from Rockport, TX

    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
      • Older Dogs
      • Puppies
      • Smaller Dogs
      • Special Needs

      Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

      My dog has had skin problems for years. Although I've fed him high quality, human grade kibble, the Honest Kitchen was like the icing on the cake for his chronic itch. I mix it with my kibble to make it more economical and it's just the right touch of rawness for his allergies. Not to mention, he LOVES it!

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      5.0

      My dogs love it!

      By Ms.Astoria

      from Astoria, Or

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It
      • Good Value
      • Nutritional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Older Dogs

        Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

        Both my senior dauschund and corgi love this stuff! I make a slurry out of it then add in frozen veggies and sometimes a hard boiled egg. I don't care for the smell but luckily both dogs love it! Meal time is a happy time for both owner and canines. Yes, it's kind of a sticker shock but my first 10 lb box is maybe a little over half empty and it's been a couple of months. The cost of store brand dry dog food is pretty dang expensive now and this product is superior and not full of undigestable corn products, so I think it is a real value. I totally endorse this product!

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Duchess & Toby's Mom

        from Eastern Kansas

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Dogs

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

          Both my small dogs seemed to adjust to this food very well. I love the ease it reconstitutes.

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          5.0

          Great Food for Our Girl

          By Boxer Dad

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Easy To Digest
          • Nutritional

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Special Needs

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

          This product came as a recommendation from an animal nutritionist. Our female Boxer has always had digestive issues, and we've had to rotate her food every couple of years. We mix this food with a premium dry food product in lieu of a canned product, and have her on some additional pro-biotic supplements. We love this food as a canned food substitute.

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          5.0

          FANTABULOUS FOOD!!!

          By FourPawsnFur

          from Aliso Viejo, CA

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          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 Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

            I have a standard dachshund that has had bladder stone surgery 3 years ago. I searched & searched for a food, other than the prescription food, that I could feed him that didn't have ingredients with high oxalate. Believe me when I tell you that this food is AWESOME. Not only is it healthy enough for my 2nd dog, but has helped keep stones from formulating in 1st dog.
            The change in their coats in 3 days time was absolutely AMAZING. I am a LONG time user and hope Honest Kitchen keeps making Keen!!!

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Too Much Veggie for the Girls.

            By kittyskelton

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Long-time Pet Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nutritional

            Cons

            • Doesn't Like It

            Best Uses

              Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

              I am sure it is a very natural pet food, but my two Maltese girls like meaty foods. This simply had too much veggie for them. The food looked like a thick veggie soup. The girls turned up their noses.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best food we've tried!

              By PuggleMom

              from Clermont, FL

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Active Dogs
                • Smaller Dogs

                Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

                My dog has had digestive issues, and skin problems since he was a puppy. We tried every holistic, organic, product on the market and this is the only one that has improved ALL of his issues! He loves this one, as well as the Thrive. I will be trying all of them to mix things up! Thank you THK!

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Stuff!

                By RebekahM

                from Arizona

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dog Likes It
                • Easy To Digest
                • Improves Coat
                • Love how nutritious it is
                • Nutritional
                • Very easy to portion

                Cons

                • Doesn't Like It
                • Not all dogs like it
                • Strong garlic odor

                Best Uses

                • Active Dogs
                • Dogs with dental problems
                • Larger Dogs
                • Older Dogs
                • Puppies
                • Smaller Dogs
                • Special Needs

                Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

                I would say this food would be great as a "gravy" (mixed very thinly)topper for dry or canned foods. Only 2 out of my 4 dogs ate it, and not with the usual gusto they have. It had a really strong garlic odor that seemed to bother all of them..they kept sniffing at it and looking away. I like how simple it is and how nutritious and they seem to like it best when sprinkled on and/or mixed with their dry food.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Natural and Quality Food!

                By Fursweeper

                from Attleboro, Massachusetts

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dogs love it
                • Quality Ingredients
                • Very easy to feed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Honest Kitchen Keen Dehydrated Dog Food:

                    I have been feeding my two German Shepherds Honest Kitchen for 2 years. They both love the food and so do I. It's very easy to use - just add water - the ingrediants are all natural. I like the fact the food is human quality and made in a human grade plant.

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