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Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food

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Preference is The Honest Kitchen's meat-free & grain-free recipe! Preference is suggested for use with added raw meat, meaty bones or cooked meat of your choice (never cooked bones), as a base for a home made diet. This diet contains a custom vitamin-mineral premix with balanced calcium: phosphorus ratios, which are vital for the maintenance of healthy cells, bones and blood. This recipe is ideal for dogs who are sensitive to more popular meats; exotic meats, fish or alternative protein sources may be used as required.

  • 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 - Dehydrated Alfalfa, Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage, Celery, Apples, Spinach, Kelp, Coconut, Bananas, Zucchini, Honey, Rosemary, and Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamins and Minerals: Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Potassium Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate

Preference Nutrient Profile
Dry Matter
Basis
As Served
(Hydrated)
Protein 13.17% 6%
Fat 5.49% 2.50%
Linoleic Acid (omega 6) 0.75% 0.35%
Gamma-Linolenic (gla) 0.01% 0.01%
Arachidonic (aa) 0.01% 0.01%
Linolenic Acid (omega 3) 0.53% 0.25%
Alpha-Linolenic (ala) 0.52% 0.24%
Docosahexaenoic (dha) 0.01% 0.01%
Eicosapentaenoic (epa) 0.01% 0.01%
Calcium 1.66% 0.76%
Phosphorus 0.68% 0.31%
Ca:P Ratio 2.43:1 2.43:1
Potassium 1.87% 0.85%
Sodium 0.70% 0.32%
Chloride 1.02% 0.47%
Magnesium 0.24% 0.11%
Iron 472.01 mg/kg 215 mg/kg
Manganese 43.14 mg/kg 19.65 mg/kg
Zinc 136.11 mg/kg 62 mg/kg
Iodine 2.02 mg/kg 1 mg/kg
Selenium 0.33 mg/kg 0.15 mg/kg
Vitamin A 95499.45 IU/kg 43500 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1427 IU/kg 650.00 IU/kg
Vitamin E 76.84 IU/kg 35.00 IU/kg
Vitamin B6 3.62 mg/kg 1.65 mg/kg
Vitamin K 5.95 mg/kg 2.71 mg/kg
Fiber 10.98% 5%
CarbohyDrate 69.81% 31.80%
Calories 3852.91 Kcal/kg 1755 Kcal/kg
Calories 199 Cup
Moisture 0.00% 75.00%

Preparation

  • Each cup of Preference 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 meat or fish before serving.
  • Stir again and serve.
  • Any leftovers should be refigerated or discarded.

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.

Dog's Weight Amount Per Day (Dry)
Less Active
Meat: Preference
Very Active
Meat: Preference
Up to 10 lbs. 1/4 cup: 1/4 cup 1/3 cup: 1/6 cup
Up to 30 lbs. 1/2 cup: 1/2 cup 2/3 cup: 1/3 cup
Up to 50 lbs. 1: 1 cup 1 1/3 cup: 2/3 cup
Up to 70 lbs. 1 1/8 cup: 1 1/8 cup 1 1/2 cup: 3/4 cup
Up to 90 lbs. 1 1/3 cup: 1 1/3 cup 2: 1 cup

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Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (26)
  • Nutritional (26)
  • Easy to digest (22)
  • Tasty (20)
  • Good value (16)

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Active dogs (15)
  • Older dogs (11)
  • Larger dogs (10)
  • Special needs (9)
  • Smaller dogs (6)
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5.0

Scrumptious

By Neiman's Mom

from Grand Rapids, MI

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Nutritional
  • Tasty

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Special Needs

Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

I bought this for my slightly overweight Doberman (Neiman) who was diagnosed with cancer, because I want to provide him with a grain-free diet. I was nervous about the strong "green" smell when I first opened the bag, but Neiman gobbled it up right away. After a month of using this food, to which I add shredded chicken (cooked in crock pot every few days), he continues to be eager for each meal. He has also lost most of his chub, so my senior dog is looking as svelt as any youngster!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Dogs with allergies

By Ginger

from Burnaby, BC

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Special Needs

    Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

    My dog was diagnosed a with a horrible yeast infection and food allergies a few months ago. She was put on meds and did get better. I was feeding her a limited ingredient diet. I did a ton of research on yeast and all the info said not to feed meds and to feed raw! My head was spinning. My dog ended up getting sick from the last dose of the anti-biotics so I had her on cooked ground turkey, pumpkin and a bit of rice. I started to re-introduce her old food which was a lamb based formula. I noticed that the more of her old food she ate, the itchier she became! I sent an email to The Honest Kitchen asking about foods good for allergies and yeast. They sent several samples the next day and the Preference suited her best. I have been feeding her Preference for almost a month and she is no longer itchy. I like the fact that you can add whatever you like. She loves loves loves it! I am so happy to have found this product. It is a bit expensive, but I know it is the best for my girl.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I am sold on Honest Kitchen Preference

    By Blondie

    from Alberta, Canada

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Active Dogs
      • Larger Dogs

      Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

      About a year ago we decided to feed our Pyrenees/Anatolian completely raw, but we needed to make sure she would receive all the proper nutrients, that's when we were introduced to Prefernce. It took a while for her to get use to it, but I slowly kept adding more and more until she had the correct amount. I mix the prepared Preference with green tripe and ground chicken, turkey or beef, beef heart and occasionly berries every morning. It is amazing the differnce this diet has made to our dog. She is one very happy Guardian Dog!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Too bad my dog hates it

      By Alyce

      from Bloomington, IN

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Taste
        • Doesn't Like It

        Best Uses

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

          I am sure this food is fabulous. It's been described to me as the "Cadillac of dog food." But my dog hates it. I've tried everything, letting him get really hungry, adding more goodies. He would literally rather starve than eat this. He shoves the bowl away with his nose and then stares at me. Two weeks is long enough to figure out he hates it. I'm so disappointed and will give my very expensive box away to a friend to see if her dogs will eat it. Back to Sojo's!

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          5.0

          Great way to keep weight in check

          By Skewter

          from Akron OH

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Easy to use

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Any dog

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

          I mix with cooked chicken, ground round or ground turkey and broccoli. I make it the night before and store in the fridge. It makes it easier to measure his food to control his weight.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Good for my dogs but they hate it!

          By Judy

          from Fayetteville, NC

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Digest
          • Good Value
          • Nutritional

          Cons

          • Bad Taste
          • Doesn't Like It
          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Puppies

          Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

          Mixing the product was a little bit of a nuisance but was doable. I love the nutritional value of this product and I thought my dogs would simply love it because of that. They hate it and will only eat it if they are allowed to get extremely hungry. Perhaps this is the same issue humans have with giving up junk food and learning to like what is actually good for them!

          Anyway, I am now trying to use up the product by sprinkling it on their normal dog food. I will probably not order more.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Honest Indeed

          By Madger

          from Huntington Station, NY

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Easy To Digest
          • Easy to prepare
          • Nutritional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

              I mix this half and half with raw meat and bones for my 2 herding dogs, they have no allergies, their coats look great and they are active and playful. They even like this food on its own.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great addition to my dogs' diet!

              By Beholden A Golden

              from Lancaster, PA

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Dog Likes It
              • Good Value
              • Impressed with quality
              • Improves Coat
              • Nutritional
              • Tasty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

                  We have been feeding our goldens an already prepared & supplemented frozen raw diet for years. I was just looking for something to add a little change. I am very impressed with the quality and integrity of the Honest Kitchen. Preference has been a great addition to my dog's diet. I am very happy with this food. I prepare it the night before, mix it with raw meat, refridgerate and serve the next day.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  They eat it up!

                  By Earl's Mom

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • all dogs

                    Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

                    A great supplement to a raw or natural diet, easy to prepare and they like it on its own.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Dog Food

                    By Dog Lover Donevon

                    from Atwater, CA

                    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • All human-grade products
                    • Dog Likes It
                    • Easy To Digest
                    • Easy to feed
                    • Easy to use
                    • Good Value
                    • Improves Coat
                    • Nutritional
                    • Tasty

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Dogs with food allergies

                    Comments about Honest Kitchen Preference GrainFree Dehydrated Dog Food:

                    I have been feeding my 3 10-year old Jack Russell Terriers Honest Kitchen Preference for apprx. 6 years. I will not feed them anything else. I am completely, totally, thoroughly satisfied with this product and the manufacturer. It is a superior product.

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