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The Honest Kitchen Beef Recipe Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food

The Honest Kitchen Beef Recipe Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
San Diego, California
Parent company
The Honest Kitchen Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $1.14
Cost per day: $0.54
Primary proteins
  • Dehydrated Beef

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 57%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 33%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 90%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 31%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 7%

Moisture: 7.8%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 40.2%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 33.62%

Fat: 15.18%

Fiber: 7.59%

Carb: 43.6%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 29.47%

Fat: 32.32%

Carb: 38.21%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to The Honest Kitchen since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 The Honest Kitchen has never been recalled.


Dehydrated Beef, Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes, Dehydrated Potatoes, Organic Flaxseed, Dried Organic Coconut, Dried Parsley, Dried Papayas, Dried Cranberries, Dehydrated Pumpkin, Dehydrated Honey, Dehydrated Kale, Minerals [Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite], Taurine, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), D- Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement], EPA, DHA. Caloric Content 4,470 kcal/kg, 514 kcal/cup, 380 kcal/per 3-oz cup, 225 kcal/1.75-oz cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of The Honest Kitchen Beef Recipe Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Dehydrated Beef. Dehydrated beef is dried meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, dehydrated beef can be a good source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes. Dehydrated sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The third ingredient is Dehydrated Potatoes. Dehydrated potatoes are dried potato tubers. Only the edible portion of the potato plant is used in production. In pet food, dedhydrated potatoes can be a source of carbohydrates for energy, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Potatoes can also enhance the texture of your companion’s food.

The fourth ingredient is Organic Flaxseed. Organic flaxseed comes from flax plants grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. In pet food, organic flaxseed serves as a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which provide a number of benefits and contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat.

The fifth ingredient is Dried Organic Coconut. Dried organic coconut is dehydrated, meat from coconuts that are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. In pet food, dried organic coconut can serve as a source of protein, fat, and dietary fiber.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this The Honest Kitchen Beef Recipe Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared The Honest Kitchen Beef Recipe Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food to the other 66 Dog Dehydrated Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 33.62% 33.05%
DM Fat 15.18% 18.53%
DM Fiber 7.59% 5.3%

This recipe has:

  • 0.57% more protein
  • 3.35% less fat
  • 2.29% more fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per oz $1.14 $11.3
Price per 100 kcal $0.90 $10.00
Price per day $0.54 $0.42

Analysis Overview

The Honest Kitchen Beef Recipe Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dehydrated Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in The Honest Kitchen Beef Recipe Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from dehydrated beef based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 5 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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