The Honest Kitchen’s Dehydrated Base Mix recipes combine the convenience of simply adding water with the freedom to choose your own protein. These hearty, nutrient-rich mixes are available in both grain-free and grain-inclusive options!
Cut out the prep work of home-cooking your dog’s food by using this healthy Base Mix at mealtime.
Simply mix the Base Mix with your pup’s favorite raw or cooked protein for a complete meal that’s nutritious, delicious and ready to serve!
A Less-Processed Process
Gentle dehydration maximizes the taste and nutrition of the whole food ingredients, without any preservatives.
Makes 4x the Weight of Food
Each 10-lb. box makes 40 lbs. of pet food when rehydrated! That makes these nutritionally dense recipes easier to carry and compact to store.
All the ingredients are finely diced to allow for easier digestion and nutrient absorption.
Highest Quality Ingredients
Made with carefully sourced human-grade ingredients, these recipes contain zero meat meals, GMO ingredients, by-products, fillers, corn, wheat, or soy—ever.
From improved skin and coat to better digestion, restored energy and more, pet parents have reported how an Honest Kitchen diet has helped their pets live happier, healthier lives.
The Honest Kitchen has collected thousands of their stories to show just how much these vet-recommended recipes have transformed the lives of pets.
Since day one, The Honest Kitchen has been committed to crafting healthy foods for pets that meet human-grade standards and exceed expectations.
Honest Kitchen foods are made with wholesome, non-GMO ingredients that you can recognize and pronounce.
The Honest Kitchen only sources from folks they know and trust, including a few they started with back in 2002.
All recipes are made in a human food facility with safety standards 7x more stringent than those for feed-grade foods.
As a public benefit corporation, they prioritize social and environmental initiatives in their business practices.
Founded in 2002 by Lucy Postins as one of the pioneering human-grade pet food brands, The Honest Kitchen believes that the best foods are made with the best ingredients. That is why they only use real ingredients you’d recognize from your own kitchen, and only source from folks they know and trust—and who meet their uncompromising standards. It’s what they call The Honest Difference, and once you try it, you’ll see the difference it makes for your pets.
My picky dog who has to have limited ingredients and fat due to allergies and pancreatitis actually likes this as a topper on kibbles or mixed with meat and used as a topper. It is fairly green in color but he loves cabbage and it is good for his tummy, so this is a win for us.
My dog is a very small Chihuahua and a picky eater. She loved this at first prepared the way they suggested it but then stopped. I started to sprinkling it on her food dry and mixing it in and she loves it this way. So if you need to add an additive to your pet's protein diet, try sprinkling this on dry and mixing in rather than rehydrating and mixing it in.
I went down the path of making my own dog food, but don’t have time to prep. Our dog is extremely picky, and I had my doubts about ordering a big box. He loved it. So does his friend that often visits. We don’t use as his primary food, but his nightly “wet food” treat and it’s been amazing.
Four of my six dogs have no issues with this premade fruit & veggie mix, the other two will eat it, but would prefer something else. This fruit/veggie mix is heavy on the ‘greens.’ Seems like a lot of spinach and other green veggies and very few fruits. Because of this, I occasionally mix this in with another premix brand that is heavy on the fruits and light on the veggies. I make my own food with ground meats with bone. Because I have large dogs I make several 20# Tupperware containers at one time. I have found if I cut the meat chubs open and place the meat rolls in the containers and then pour the dry HK in and it basically rehydrates from the meat. This makes the food ‘stiffer’ as opposed to thin or watery. My dogs prefer it stiffer as opposed to runnier. Overall I like Honest Kitchen products, but tend to ‘tweak’ them due to being heavy on certain ingredients (in this case, heavy on the greens and too light on the fruits).
We are longtime THK users as that's the only thing that works for my rescue shepherd with an esophageal disorder. We always get the grain free beef but switched to this since I've been cooking at home much more and would be able to add the necessary protein. We love it even more than the other products! His coat is so soft, his 'old man groans' (he's 10) have lessened and he seems to have more energy. Recommend!
I like this mix of flavorful fruits and veggies and usually mix it with Honest Kitchen's dehydrated chicken recipe or the beef recipe, and use as a topper for my girl's kibble. So much better than canned dog food and she loves it.
My dog has a sensitive stomach and cooking his protein and adding to this mixture gives him a healthy diet
I'm desperately seeking a good vegetable base to go with Olive's salmon protein. I really love the ingredients and passion for this dehydrated dog base, but its way to pasty. I really wish they would create something that had more texture, make in little squares that get soft when adding water? Boxers and other smushy face or large jowls dogs make a complete mess because they can't clean up those little pieces from the bowels. It goes up her nose more times than I would like! lol. I would definitely give this a 5 star base if it had some texture.
I bought this based on the reviews. Upon opening I first noticed the smell. Didn't smell like something my Cavapoochon would eat. I mixed up a little bit with ground turkey and put it with her dry kibble. She threw it up shortly after eating. Won't be feeding this to my dog. The smell is over powering. I wouldn't eat it.
Had trouble getting this item as it was out everywhere. I had email alerts set up but they didn’t tell me, I just happened to see it in stock when I was checking myself. Anyway, this stuff makes home feeding super easy. I actually add in my own grains and other veggies to stretch it out a bit and add other nutrients. I use protein-only canned dog food as the protein source. The old lady has a sensitive tummy and this works for her, she loves it!