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Merrick vs Honest Kitchen in price

I'm trying to figure out a cost comparison. Is it true that a 10 pound bag of HK will equate to 40 pounds of food once the water is added back? And then does that equal the same as 40 lbs of Merrick? Or are they like comparing apples and oranges?

I know we may go through different brands before finding what our guy likes. But the planner in me needs to research ahead of time lol

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Determining which food works best for your dog goes way beyond price comparisons. I have settled on The Honest Kitchen for Leo but that was after switching from Eukanuba Small Breed puppy that he was on when he came to live with me to Fromm kibble to Ziwipeak Air-Dried to Primal Frozen Raw to THK. The journey was necessitated by the need to find a food that went in and came out in a satisfactory manner. Leo is thriving on THK and I feel that it will meet his needs for the long term.

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You need to determine the serving size for each food, and then figure out the cost per serving. As long as you follow the rehydration instructions, you should end up with 40 pounds of food from a 10 pound box of HK.

Maccabee eats HK Keen and he loves it. As soon as he sees me get his container out of the fridge, he starts dancing around.


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I feed my dogs Honest Kitchen along with raw and ziwi. The honest kitchen is pretty impressive for convenience and seems to be a good food as well. There was a coupon out there - believe it ends April 30 - for $8 off a box with the old packaging.

I have heard mixed things about Merrick but I have zero personal experience with it.
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When I was comparing honest kitchen, ziwipeak etc, I went by calories. I know how many calories my guys get per day. Then I figured out how many calories per bag of food. I then figured out how many bags I would need per year to get a yearly figure.

Now that I feed raw, I just figure out how many ounces I need per day. Then I can figure out how many bags of food per year. I feed both Stellas and Chewys and primal. S & C is cheaper than Primal.

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here's an example how to compare

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