Created by a vet nutritionist, The Honest Kitchen's grain-free Whole Food Clusters are 100% human grade and made with the highest quality ingredients: thoughtfully sourced protein, veggies, salmon oil, and probiotics. They are also available in small breed and puppy blends! Made with human-grade ingredients and handled with care, The Honest Kitchen's full line of complete and balanced foods, treats, toppers and supplements for dogs has healthy, wholesome options to satisfy every pup.
Whole Food Clusters are made with 100% human-grade ingredients in a human-grade facility using a gentler process than most dry pet foods.
The Honest Kitchen starts with nutrient-rich whole food ingredients that are cold-pressed into bite-sized clusters. Then, they are roasted and gently dehydrated into a whisker-licking, golden cluster.
Each recipe only contains thoughtfully sourced meat from a single protein source. No rendered meat meals here!
Supports Heart Health
These recipes are boosted with taurine and L-carnitine to help support heart health
Highest Quality Ingredients
Made with thoughtfully sourced human grade ingredients. No GMO ingredients, by-products, fillers, corn, wheat, or soy—ever.
Gentle processing, fiber-rich ingredients and probiotics help support healthy digestion.
To show the wholesome impact of whole food nutrition, The Honest Kitchen conducted an in-home Comprehensive AAFCO Feeding Trial to confirm that their foods provide nutritional adequacy and promote overall health in dogs.
Over 6 months, dogs eating only The Honest Kitchen foods were tested for signs of overall health and heart health using physical exams, over 80 lab tests, and echocardiograms from a board-certified veterinarian—all in the comfort of their own homes.
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.
I had just finished reading an article in the May/June 2023 issue of AKC's Family Dog magazine about foods and Mood under the Food & Nutrition heading. It was noted that foods that contain pulses (peas, lentils, chickpeas, and dry beans) are thought to cause fatal dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. It had been thought that grain free diets were the culprits, but the FDA has revised that alert, stating it now appears that pulses are the cause. This food has peas and lentils as the 3rd and 5th ingredients, so I will not be feeding our Robbie this recipe. The Honest Kitchen is a great company, but I believe they should revise their recipes of the Grain Free line.
I noticed this w/my first order of dry dog food. I hoped it was a one-off. The problem continued with each delivery. As my husband put it "I've never seen anything like it". Bag of kibble/dry dog food looks like half the bag is powder or kibble dust.
I was happy about this food, although my 2 years old miniature poodle was not a fan. I think the was too big for her. I mixed it with some wet food to get her to eat it, but she would never finish a bowl. Sadly, we will need to find something comparable in quality but smaller size kibble.
This is not about the quality of the product it's about the condition upon receipt. Too much of the food is absolute dust! It's just crushed crumbs which is a big disappointment. I use a Kong toy put some of the food in when it's meal time and I have to sift through to find solid kibble. Anyway, I doubt I'd buy it again.
I buy my 14 year old Labrador mix good food, Annamaet, and he's been healthy his whole life. I wanted to give him something different but healthy so I mixed this with his regular food. Now he's biting himself constantly, rubbing himself on everything, enough that it warrants a vet visit since one spot is raw. It might be great food but there's something in it that he can't tolerate. Sometimes, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' applies to pets too. =(
The photos of the product make it look good and the marketing, healthy. However, this is the driest kibble I've ever seen. It looks like it sat in an oven for way too long and despite slowly transitioning my dog to this, it bound him up over and over and I have now given up. A complete waste of nearly $100. By the way, pumpkin puree and olive oil are great for getting it all moving again. I throw some canned chicken in for more flavor.
Way too much kibble dust, more than ive ever seen in a bag of dog food. For how expensive it is, too much waste. I wanted to love this because of it being cleaner but I will just have to go back to my old brand and try to make more homemade food for my dog.
My German Shepherd loves this food. It is keeping her fit and gives her energy. The food has dust, it is normal. This food doesn't have all the chemicals the other brands have, so it is normal to break easily, I mix in a little of bit of warm water and No problem! My Lola loves this food!
These are great dog food, there's no doubt. No by products and great ingredients. I like that it has veggies included and no sugar or fillers like corn soy or wheat. The only ingredients Re barley and oats I believe which seems fine for my pup. He does seem to like the grain free one much better. The only con is packaging. Zip loc is great and package itself is great. The problem is for all we know these products get mishandled or tossed easily and because these are minimally processed, it breaks easily. I LOVE that it's minimally processed but maybe wrap it with bubble wrap for delivery? To prevent the crumbs on the bottom of the bag? But otherwise, these are great high quality dog food.
I feed Honest Kitchen dehydrated on a regular basis, but this makes a nice training treat. I've also used it in lieu of the regular dehydrated when she is staying overnight with a friend as it's easier and not as messy. She loves the dehydrated, but I don't like to ask a friend to outfit her with a snood for feeding time. This fills the bill.