Base mix, premix, call it what you want to call it. They are the same thing. It is Whatever you decide to add to your dog’s animal protein to ensure their meals are complete & balanced. This post is my review of The Honest Kitchen’s Base Mix as a premix for homemade raw dog food. While I am always authentic in my use & reviews of all products I feel it is only fair to mention that the links below are affiliate links. As always I only request to become affiliates with brands that I already like & support.
The Honest Kitchen’s Premix Ingredients
Human-grade, understandable definitions, species appropriate, real food, all my favorite things! Along with that, they are not genetically modified, free of preservatives, zero byproducts, & no 4D animal products. I did take a point off due to it being dehydrated. It is always best to keep whole foods as intact as possible. In this case that would require me to make my own veggie mix or find a supplier that provides an intact mix, greatly reducing the convenience so I am willing to sacrifice.
Variety of The Honest Kitchen Base Mixes
Honestly, I prefer premixes to have the ingredients as simple as possible. I mean if I am already making food I can add supplements as I go. I appreciate the limited ingredients of the Veggie, Nut, & Seed without potatoes due to MaHoney’s allergies but also like that they also have their Fruit & Veggie mix that includes sweet potatoes for the dogs that need the extra calories. With that said I do need them to be complete & balanced or more accurately I need them to make my dog’s meals complete & balanced. These premixes include everything I need to easily make my own raw meals without worrying I am depleting my doggos of the trace minerals they need.
Sourcing Practices of The Honest Kitchen
Their sourcing practices along with a simple easy to understand chart of where their foods come from are clearly stated & explained on the website. They also have a Statement of Quality & Integrity that all suppliers must adhere to. It includes disclosure of origin, human edibility, that nothing has been genetically modified, & fair trade practices. All thing I want as a raw feeder to know are happening with the companies I buy from.
Convenience of The Honest Kitchen Premix
Over the moon on the convenience factor. As I mentioned in my B.A.R.F. recipe I killed our old blender making my own veggie mix. Making my own also extended prep time by a good hour. I’m not The Lazy raw feeder for nothing, anything that can cut my prep time down by half is a godsend. Also, I love that I can buy it on Amazon, it’s shelf stable, & comes in a sturdy resealable bag.
The least important but necessary category of my reviews. Now I’ve heard around that The Honest Kitchen is fairly high in price but I can’t seem to find any results to support that. I will admit I did a whole 3 sessions on the inter-webs as my research but still, compared to the other available premixes on Amazon, Chewy, & Google these premixes cost roughly the same.
TLRF’s Favorite Thing
The Honest Kitchen has the best, most informative, easy to understand website I have ever seen in the dog food realm. This is the first time I felt that I could get all the information I needed about a brand directly from their site. The ability to communicate the ingredients & quality of the foods leads me to believe they are a quality company, and I am a pretty tough cookie when it comes to being impressed.