Preference
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Base-mix, just add meat to create a balanced diet
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Preference - 7 lb box

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Preference Dog Food

Just add meat! Preference grain-free and gluten-free dog food is a base-mix made with sweet potatoes, coconut, pumpkin, celery and more. This natural, human grade 'foundation diet' offers an easy way to make homemade dog food recipes in your own kitchen. It's a meat-free dog food takes care of all the prep work, so you can add whichever meat or fish you would like. Preference dehydrated dog food is an excellent option for dogs who do better without common protein sources (like chicken, turkey or beef) or who just enjoy a little variety.

The 1 oz samples of Preference currently do not have peas.

The Honest Kitchen Preference is good for dogs who:
♥ Can’t have grains or gluten
♥ Can’t tolerate common proteins
♥ Can’t have white potatoes


our food is dehydrated

Calories Per Dry Cup: 337
Protein 10.50%
Fat 6.00%
Carbohydrates 63.60%
Life Stage Highly Active
Adults
Less Active / Senior
Recipe Highlights Lower Calories
Low Protein
Low Fat
Grain Free
Gluten Free

Contains NO corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients.


Ingredients

All ingredients dehydrated: Sweet potatoes, peas, cabbage, organic coconut, apples, spinach, pumpkin, bananas, celery, organic kelp, honey, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, thiamine mononitrate.

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how much to feed each day

We suggest dividing daily amount into two servings, one in the AM and one in the PM. Our foods must be hydrated with water before serving, but you can add slightly more or less water than we suggest, according to your pet's taste. Refrigerate or discard any leftovers. Learn more about how to make our foods >

Some pups like our food immediately and some need a slower introduction. Click here to learn how to transition your dog to our food and also find some tips for those especially picky pups!


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Written by Lois | 3/28/15

My dog is the pickiest eater on the planet -- even more than my grandson! I tried it all -- the name brands, the premium brands, the stuff only sold by my vet, and even making my own. She might eat for a day or two and then she would turn up her nose and refuse to eat. I have been told over and over that dogs just need to get used to a new food. That may be, but mine would starve herself rather than eat some of the things we offered.

Following a couple of pretty serious health issues involving multiple surgeries, I knew that she needed to eat to regain her strength. I again tried the home-made route of preparing the protein and a grain and then adding a supplement to balance out all the vitamins and minerals. She would not get any where near that stuff. In desperation, I searched all over the internet and the universe was properly aligned that day and it led me to The Honest Kitchen. I ordered this food base and began mixing it with chicken (the only protein she will eat). She LOVES IT!!! I had to tweak the serving size a bit to find just the right amount, but that was really the only thing I had to do. She has regained the weight she lost, she is happy, she is healthy. My vet was so impressed that he asked for the information to keep in her chart. He mentioned he has a few other picky patients and he plans to pass along the information.

Also, I can't say enough good things about the people who I have dealt with here at The Honest Kitchen. They are always super prompt in answering any questions,

My only regret is that it took me so long to find The Honest Kitchen.

Written by Candice | 2/28/15

Love all THK products. I mix Preference Base with Embark or Love. The three Frenchies love all of it, add in some low fat cottage cheese or Sardines in Spring water, scrambled eggs, cooked sweet potatos, cooked ground beef or cooked ground turkey they love it all. I rotate the addins.

Written by Erin | 2/28/15

My girl Leisel LOVES this food… My BIGGEST comment is that she is a COMPLETELY different dog than she was on kibble. Her behavior has changed for the better… it's helping me manage her health issues, and she is much more stable and doesn't get the "sugar rush" that she seems to get on kibble.

I love the flexibility of this… feed a little, feed a lot… it's so easily customizable, and I LOVE that!

Written by Aipa | 2/18/15

I love all of The Honest Kitchen's base mixes. They create such a delicious variety of stews in only 3 minutes! People think my mum's a nut about food safety, but I'm even pickier - if anything smells off, then I won't touch it. As a result, I eat a variety of cooked and raw meat, poultry, and fish.

One thing I especially like about Preference over Hale, another favourite, is that some of my friends are on grain-free diets. They love coming over and sampling whatever's cooking!

Written by Yuliya | 2/13/15

Was great till the company started add peas in it . Was the ably chose for us feed the raw meat and add this dry mix . My English Bulldog allergic to a lot of staff and peas one of them . Very sad it's peas in it now.

Written by daniela | 2/11/15

It was very hard to find food that my rescue dog loved and that I thought was good for him. Especially since he also had some suspected allergies with certain proteins. My friend led me to Honest Kitchen a few months ago and we have not turned back since! What I love about Base is that I can add some protein kibble to it and he gets protein and some crunch which is good for his teeth. I also like to alternate between base and zeal and embark which keeps my pup constantly devouring his food (which never used to be the case and I tried so many great brands and variations!) Now not only do I give him HK meals, but I've been exploring with the treats and he loves them just as much! An on top of that, HK gives their customers the best customer service ever so if you ever have a question or concern I would ask them! They truly love what they do and it shows. I am so happy I found food that is so good for my pup and that he literally licks the bowl clean every meal! I am so glad there are companies that truly love what they do, care about what they produce, and love animals just as much as we do!

Written by daniela | 2/11/15

It was very hard to find food that my rescue dog loved and that I thought was good for him. Especially since he also had some suspected allergies with certain proteins. My friend led me to Honest Kitchen a few months ago and we have not turned back since! What I love about Base is that I can add some protein kibble to it and he gets protein and some crunch which is good for his teeth. I also like to alternate between base and zeal and embark which keeps my pup constantly devouring his food (which never used to be the case and I tried so many great brands and variations!) Now not only do I give him HK meals, but I've been exploring with the treats and he loves them just as much! An on top of that, HK gives their customers the best customer service ever so if you ever have a question or concern I would ask them! They truly love what they do and it shows. I am so happy I found food that is so good for my pup and that he literally licks the bowl clean every meal! I am so glad there are companies that truly love what they do, care about what they produce, and love animals just as much as we do!

Written by Justine | 2/3/15

My dog was diagnosed with severe protein losing enteropathy and inflammatory bowel disease 2 months ago. She had a huge amount of free fluid in her abdomen, lost 11 pounds and her albumin protein levels were critically low. The vet wanted to put her on a Hill's prescription diet which I was highly against. With research and encouragement from a holistic vet, we put my dog on the Preference base mix and a rotation of safe meats to add that saved her life. Her IBD is being managed and thanks to the THK keeping her diet balanced, her protein levels are no longer in the critical range, she is gaining weight and looking great. My dog is still here thanks to the Honest Kitchen!

Written by Suzanne | 1/26/15

My dog had kidney stones and they were brought on by the type of food he was eating. So, I went in search of a new food where I could control the protein amount. I tried a sample of Honest Kitchen's food and he loved it. So we have been using the Preference base product for over two years. Both of us are happy with the result. He is healthy, lost weight and now is crazy, excited when I feed him. I have recommended it to my family and friends...I also love being in the redemption club at my local retailer, which helps save us some money!

Written by Leigh | 1/25/15

My dog has been on Preference for several years now. It is the perfect start for his all raw regimen. My vet remarks on his great health every year his panels come back, and he is 12 yrs! I do recommend allowing it to reconstitute for about 10 minutes to allow those wonderful bits to become more digestible. This is not a problem as I prepare his while making my breakfast/dinner and since he always eats after I'm done (reinforce pack leader), the food has had adequate time.

Written by Christina | 1/25/15

We have been struggling to find a dog food for my not quite 2 year old boxer for a year and a half that would agree with his stomach. He has been on every high quality kibble on the market, but we recently learned he had chronic pancreatitis and allergies. I did not feel comfortable trying the vet formulas, as I was unable to find even basic information about the ingredients and low fat kibble never seemed to satisfy his hunger. Before feeding Preference, he was at his worst. He was skin and bone, his coat was dull and shedding badly, and all he wanted to do was sleep. He was depressed and clearly in pain. Now, two months after being on Preference and cod fish, he is back to his old puppy self. The difference is night and day and I cannot recommend this dog food enough. He is back to wanting to play all the time, his coat shines, and he has begun to put on weight without begging for food every five minutes like on the low fat kibbles. I truly do not know what I would have done without Honest Kitchen.

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