The Honest Kitchen Verve Dehydrated Raw, Organic Dog Food: The diet that started it all, the original dehydrated raw dog food. Verve is made with beef and organic grains. This diet is an excellent option for those who want a more wholesome and less processed meal for their pets. Like all Honest Kitchen recipes, Verve is 100% human grade dog food. Suitable for Adult dog maintenance; senior dogs; moderate to lower activity levels.
Dehydrated grain free raw food coming from The Honest Kitchen bridges the gap between raw, homemade and commercial, kibbled pet foods. The Honest Kitchen starts with fresh, raw ingredients and gently dehydrate them so that almost all the valuable vitamins, minerals and enzymes remain. Dehydration makes food completely safe even for pups, and senior pets with compromised immune systems. The finished products are nutritious, delicious, and healthy, some even call them gourmet!
What's more, human beings actually taste our products as part of the company's diligent Quality Control Process and all raw ingredients are individually tasted by people during Research and Development of every new diet we make. Not a lot of pet food companies can say that!
Production occurs in a human food facility in California, alongside products such as breakfast cereals and beverage mixes for human consumption. The production facility is FDA inspected.
Because dehydration takes place at moderate temperatures, the majority of the ingredients are still considered raw. The only exceptions are the meats and eggs, which are dehydrated at high enough temperatures to kill any bacteria present and are therefore essentially considered 'cooked'. This ensures that all finished products maintain their 'human edible' status, which is required by the Honest Kitchen's manufacturing facility.
The Honest Kitchen products provide
The assurance of nutritional completeness and considerable time savings (vs. 100% home prepared diets)
The convenience, safety and cost savings of regular shipping and storage (vs. BARF/frozen raw diets)
The pleasure and satisfaction of home preparation (vs. conventional feed grade, cooked pet foods)
The peace of mind of production integrity, ingredient wholesomeness and minimal processing (vs. extruded kibble or canning)
All Honest Kitchen diets, with the exception of Preference (which is a premix that must have protein added before serving) can be fed as stand alone diets. Additional foods can be added to these suggested serving sizes if desired. We suggest adding about half a cup of home prepared ingredients for each dry measured cup of food.
Organic rye, organic barley, hormone free beef, organic flaxseed, organic oats, carrots, alfalfa, potatoes, eggs, red and green bell peppers, spinach, apples, cranberries, chicory, parsley, peppermint and rosemary.
In addition, each of the Honest Kitchen's foods contains the following, 100% human food grade, vitamin & mineral premix:
Tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.
| || Weight || Dry Measured Cups || Yield when Hydrated |
| || 4 oz || 1 cup || 1 lbs fresh food |
| || 4 lbs || 16 to 17 cups || 16 to 17 lbs fresh food |
| || 10 lbs || 40 to 43 cups || 40 to 43 lbs fresh food |
| Dog's Weight || Amount per Day |
| || Less active || More active |
| up to 10 lbs || 1 cup || 1 cup |
| up to 30 lbs || 1 cup || 2 cups |
| up to 50 lbs || 2 cups || 4 cups |
| up to 70 lbs || 2.25 cups || 4.5 cups |
| Up to 90 lbs || 2.75 cups || 5.5 cups |