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The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain

The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain
Company info
Company HQ
San Diego, California
Parent company
The Honest Kitchen Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $7.78
Cost per day: $0.32
Primary proteins
  • Dried Apples

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 12%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 55%
? 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 65%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 83%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 90%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 10%

Fat: 5%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 10.5%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 68.5%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 11.17%

Fat: 5.59%

Fiber: 6.7%

Carb: 76.54%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 11.03%

Fat: 13.4%

Carb: 75.57%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low protein content
  • 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.


Organic Oats, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Barley, Organic Quinoa, Dehydrated Pumpkin, Dehydrated Carrots, Dehydrated Parsnips, Dried Apples, Dried Cranberries, Dehydrated Green Beans, Dehydrated Broccoli, Dehydrated Kale, Dehydrated Organic Kelp, Turmeric, Minerals [Tricalcium Phosphate, 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), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement]. Caloric Content 3,000 kcal per kg / 343 kcal per cup (about 115 g by weight)

Ingredient Review

Our review of The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Organic Oats. Organic oats are sustainably grown without chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides. The organic oats in pet food are a source of fiber, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The second 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 third ingredient is Organic Barley. Organic barley is a cereal grain that is grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. In pet food, organic barley serves as a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Organic Quinoa. Organic quinoa is an edible seed that can be eaten in place of a grain, and that has been grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. In pet food, organic quinoa can serve as a source of plant-based protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. It also contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

The fifth ingredient is Dehydrated Pumpkin. Dehydrated pumpkin is dried fruit from any variety of the winter squash commonly known as pumpkin. High in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, it is also a good source of fiber. In pet food, dehydrated pumpkin promotes healthy digestion while enhancing flavor and providing added nutrition.

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 Grain.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain to the other 65 Dog Dehydrated Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 11.17% 32.83%
DM Fat 5.59% 18.39%
DM Fiber 6.7% 5.34%

This recipe has:

  • 21.66% less protein
  • 12.80% less fat
  • 1.36% more fiber

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $7.78 $11.57
Price per 100 kcal $0.54 $0.72
Price per day $0.32 $0.43

Analysis Overview

The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain is priced below the average market price for Dog Dehydrated Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in The Honest Kitchen Whole Grain, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

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