Honest Kitchen Force Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food

4 lbs

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$44.58
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10 lbs

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Please Note: The Honest Kitchen has updated their packaging, however ingredients and quality still remain the same.

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 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, sodium selenite, thiamine mononitrate.

Calorie Content - 446 calories per cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Protein 24%
Fat 15%
Fiber 6.5%
Moisture 8.5%

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 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (58)
  • Nutritional (51)
  • Easy to digest (50)
  • Tasty (42)
  • Improves coat (30)

Cons

  • Messy (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (31)
  • Older dogs (30)
  • Active dogs (29)
  • Smaller dogs (26)
  • Larger dogs (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (46), Single dog owner (5), Multiple dog owner (3)

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3.0

Easy product to use, but

By PRRTHD

from NICEVILLE, FL

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Nutritional

Cons

  • Runny stools

Best Uses

  • Older Dogs
  • Smaller Dogs

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

The dogs loved it and it rehydrated very easily. We did the transistion from there regular food to this for about 3 weeks. After about 3 weeks on this (after the transistion) they started having very runny stools and throwing it up. Decided to go back to what we were giving them before. I would recommend it because my dogs have always had sensitive stomachs, others may not.

 
5.0

Excellent dog food

By Dandy's mama

from Merritt,MI

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller Dogs
    • Special Needs

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

    The food looks mushy when mixed.Smells delicious.They LOVE this food.I am pleased with the quality ingedients.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HONEST KITCHEN IS THE ONLY PRODUCT I WILL EVER BUY

    By Westie Mama

    from Cullman AL

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • East To Fix
    • 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:

      MY 3 WESTIES TRY TO CONVINCE TO FEED THEM EARLIER AND EARLIER EVERY DAY THEY LOVE IT SO MUCH SO I GIVE THEM SMALLER QUANTITIES SO THEY CAN HAVE BREAKFAST AND SUPPER AND MAYBE SOMETIMES LUNCH. NOTHING EASIER TO FIX AND IT HAS EVERYTHING THEY NEED - COMPLETE BALANCED MEAL. SINCE USING THIS PRODUCT, NO SKIN ISSUES, NO TUMMYACHES. I WILL NEVER CHANGE FROM HONEST KITCHEN UNLESS THEY STOP MAKING IT. THEY HAVE CHICKEN FLAVOR FOR BREAKFAST AND BEEF FLAVOR FOR SUPPER AND LOVE THEM BOTH.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great food

      By GG

      from Callahan FL

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It
      • Easy To Digest
      • Tasty

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Active Dogs

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

        I order a second one because my 2 English Bulldogs loved it so much. Easy to prepare and smell good

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent quality food

        By JT

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

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

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

        I used to feed raw but had to switch 2 years ago and initially I fed only dry food. After switching my dog was always dehydrated and I had trouble controlling her weight. I decided to try Honest Kitchen and it was the best thing I could have done for her. She's no longer dehydrated, he coat looks better, she has more energy, and it's easier to keep her weight under control. It's expensive so I only feed her Honest Kitchen in the morning and then a high quality dry kibble at night, but eventually I'd like to switch to Honest Kitchen completely. It's WELL worth the extra cost over dry kibble if you can afford to make it work.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (3 of 3 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!

            (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?

                (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.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good replacement for homemade food.

                By Greytmom75

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dog Likes It
                • Easy To Digest
                • Nutritional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Dogs
                  • Older Dogs
                  • Special Needs

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

                  We feed this mix to our 11-year-old greyhound. For many years we made his food ourselves...raw fruits, veggies and meats in the food processor. Eventually we got tired of our freezer being packed with dog food, so we transitioned to Honest Kitchen Force. It's been great and our dog has had no difficulties adjusting.

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