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The Honest Kitchen Whole Food Clusters Chicken Recipe Small Breed Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food

The Honest Kitchen Whole Food Clusters Chicken Recipe Small Breed 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 lb $4.30
Cost per day: $0.15
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Liver
  • Eggs

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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77%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 33%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 91%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 72%
? 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 83%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 26.5%

Fat: 15.5%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 41%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30.11%

Fat: 17.61%

Fiber: 5.68%

Carb: 46.59%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.2%

Fat: 35.8%

Carb: 38.99%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

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.

Ingredients

Chicken, Potatoes, Peas, Lentils, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Ground Flaxseed, Eggs, Coconut Oil, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Apples, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chia Seed, Salmon Oil, Kale, Minerals [Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite], Fenugreek Seed, Dried Kelp, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Vitamins [Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride], Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Preservative),Turmeric, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract. Caloric Content 3918 kcal/kg, 460 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

The third ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Lentils. Lentils are legumes. In pet food, lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is Chicken Liver. Chicken liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a chicken. In pet food, chicken liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids.

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 Whole Food Clusters Chicken Recipe Small Breed Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared The Honest Kitchen Whole Food Clusters Chicken Recipe Small Breed Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food to the other 66 Dog Dehydrated Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 30.11% 33.05%
DM Fat 17.61% 18.53%
DM Fiber 5.68% 5.3%

This recipe has:

  • 2.94% less protein
  • 0.92% less fat
  • 0.38% 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 lb $4.3 $11.3
Price per 100 kcal $0.24 $10.00
Price per day $0.15 $0.42

Analysis Overview

The Honest Kitchen Whole Food Clusters Chicken Recipe Small Breed Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dehydrated Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in The Honest Kitchen Whole Food Clusters Chicken Recipe Small Breed Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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