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Nature's Recipe vs The Honest Kitchen

Nature's Recipe vs. The Honest Kitchen

In this comparison article for Nature's Recipe vs The Honest Kitchen, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Nature's Recipe and The Honest Kitchen, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this The Honest Kitchen vs Nature's Recipe comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Nature's Recipe Review Page or The Honest Kitchen Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: The Honest Kitchen vs. Nature's Recipe

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Nature's Recipe Dog Food vs. The Honest Kitchen Dog Food

Dry Dog Food Nature's Recipe The Honest Kitchen
Crude Protein 27.5% 28.9%
Crude Fat 13.7% 15.4%
Crude Fiber 4.7% 6.4%
Wet/Canned Dog Food Nature's Recipe The Honest Kitchen
Crude Protein 52.2% 52.0%
Crude Fat 13.8% 24.0%
Crude Fiber 6.7% 5.1%

Crude Protein Comparison For Dog Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your dog's diet. Without sufficient protein, dogs can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

Nature's Recipe and The Honest Kitchen both provide roughly the same amount of crude protein. With regards to wet dog food, Nature's Recipe and The Honest Kitchen also provide roughly the same amount of crude protein.


Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Fats are an absolutely vital component of a balanced canine diet. Not only do fats provide energy, but they also serve important roles in the normal development and function of your dog's body. For example, fats help dogs produce prostaglandins, which reduce inflammation among many other significant functions.

There is a relatively insignificant difference between the crude fat content of the two brands. For wet dog foods, The Honest Kitchen provides significantly more fat (about 10.21% more).


Both brands provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber. With regards to wet dog food, Nature's Recipe and The Honest Kitchen also provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber.

Nature's Recipe Pet Food Ingredients vs. The Honest Kitchen Pet Food Ingredients

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Nature's Recipe.

Wheat
Garlic
Beet Pulp
Canola Oil
Fat Product
Pea Protein
Brewers Rice
Garlic Spice
Caramel Color
Garlic Powder
Soybean Flour
Tomato Pomace
Feeding Oatmeal
Ground Whole Wheat
Dried Tomato Pomace
Soybean Protein Isolate
Soybean Protein Concentrate
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)
Poultry Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by The Honest Kitchen.

Dried Garlic

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Nature's Recipe.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Nature's Recipe & The Honest Kitchen?

According to our records, Nature's Recipe has never been recalled.

The Honest Kitchen has been recalled once.

  • Feb. 21, 2013: Salmonella

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Dry Dog Food Nature's Recipe The Honest Kitchen
Per Pound $1.90 $8.31
Per Calorie $0.0012 $0.0044
Wet Dog Food Nature's Recipe The Honest Kitchen
Per Pound $3.14 $5.32
Per Calorie $0.0072 $0.0123

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Nature's Recipe or The Honest Kitchen, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for Nature's Recipe or The Honest Kitchen will depend on your shopping habits.

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Where To Buy Nature's Recipe Pet Foods

You can purchase Nature's Recipe pet foods from the following stores:


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Where To Buy The Honest Kitchen Pet Foods

You can purchase The Honest Kitchen pet food products from these retailers:


65 Recipes In-Stock Today

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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Nature's Recipe The Honest Kitchen
Dry Dog Food 15 Recipes 9 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 15 Recipes 6 Recipes
Dog Treats 24 Treats
Dry Cat Food
Wet Cat Food
Cat Treats

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