THE HONEST KITCHEN Fruit & Veggie Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Base Mix, 3-lb box - Chewy.com

The Honest Kitchen Fruit & Veggie Grain-Free Dehydrated Dog Base Mix

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  • This meal rehydrates to 4x its weight—just add warm water and your pet’s favorite meat or fish for the paw-fect meal! A 10 lb. box makes 40 lbs. of fresh food.
  • Perfect for raw feeders and home cookers, this recipe does all the prep work for you by creating a healthy base for your own creations!
  • This fruit and vegetable base mix contains gently dehydrated ingredients and is designed to be mixed with meat or fish, based on your pup’s protein restrictions.
  • Unlike most pet food, which is feed grade, this 100% human-grade recipe is made with human-grade ingredients and produced in a human food facility. That means higher quality ingredients and more safety standards, just like you would expect from your own food!
  • Made without by-products, preservatives, fillers, GMO ingredients, corn, wheat or soy.

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About The Honest Kitchen's Dehydrated Base Mix Recipes

Dehydrated Base Mix for Home Cooks

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!

Just Add Water & Protein! 

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!

The Benefits of Dehydrated Foods

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.

Easily Digestible

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.

The Wholesome Benefits of Whole Foods

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.

Raising the Bar on Pet Food Since 2002

Since day one, The Honest Kitchen has been committed to crafting healthy foods for pets that meet human-grade standards and exceed expectations.

Wholesome Ingredients

Honest Kitchen foods are made with wholesome, non-GMO ingredients that you can recognize and pronounce.

Trusted Sources

The Honest Kitchen only sources from folks they know and trust, including a few they started with back in 2002.

Superior Quality & Safety

All recipes are made in a human food facility with safety standards 7x more stringent than those for feed-grade foods.

Good Goes Beyond the Bowl

As a public benefit corporation, they prioritize social and environmental initiatives in their business practices.

About The Honest Kitchen

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.

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Questions & Answers

61 Customer Questions


When it says “cups of meat to add per day” is that 8 ounces of raw or cooked meat? Since raw meat cooks down this could make a big difference.
Answer by ChewyApr 09, 2018
The measurement is based on raw, uncooked meat.

How many lbs of meat (total) do you need to add to make the whole box (7lb box of base).? I’d like to buy all the meat I need at once, prepare all the food & freeze most of it. Thank you.
Answer by ChewyJan 01, 2020
Overall, you will need approximately 5 pounds of meat for the 3 pound bag of base mix, and approximately 11 1/2 pounds of meat for the 7 pound bag of base mix.

If I premake a batch of this base mix and add the protein to it, can I freeze it to make it more readily available instead of the 2-3 days in the refrigerator?
Answer by ChewyJan 24, 2018
Once the dehydrated food has been rehydrated with warm water, you may cover and refrigerate any uneaten portions for 2-3 days. Frozen leftovers will keep for even longer. We suggest adding a little bit of warm water to the mix and stirring before serving. If you want to freeze the food, you should h ydrate it first (some of our customers like to freeze in individual pre-made portions). If you do choose to place the dry food in the freezer, we recommend keeping the box in the freezer for the remainder of its use.

Hello, someone asked if there were pesticides used to grow any ingredients and the answer was vague- the answer was that there are no chemicals in the product, which could mean chemicals as ingredients. Can you please clarify that no pesticides were used to grow any of these ingredients? Thank you!!
Answer by ChewySep 26, 2019
The Honest Kitchen raw ingredient suppliers use very minimal pesticides, and only when deemed necessary to protect a crop against pests. If pesticides are used, the produce is tested for residues in accordance with normal food standards for humans.


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lola on Jan 30, 2023

picky eater

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mando on Jan 24, 2023

Glad we gave this a try!

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.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By WhiskeyCreekCBR on Nov 20, 2022

4 of 6 dogs…

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).


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bekah on Nov 7, 2022

Our New Favorite

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!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By butterbean134 on Nov 10, 2022

All Natural

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beeve on Jan 11, 2023

Recommended by vet

My dog has a sensitive stomach and cooking his protein and adding to this mixture gives him a healthy diet


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By OliveTheBoxer on Aug 25, 2022

Love the ingredients, Just wish it had some texture!

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.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Cindy on Sep 3, 2022

My dog hated this!

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Scoutsmom on Jun 27, 2022

Great when it’s in stock

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!


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By JudiB on Sep 10, 2022

Dogs not eating this product

One picky - one not but neither will eat. Also a lot of wet green mushy left in the dish. White haired dog has green beard.