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    DefaultCurious about Kirkland dog food...

    I was at Costco on Saturday and saw the Kirkland chicken & rice dogfood... its about half the price of the food we feed CoCo now... Which we do like and haven't had any problems with, but that's a big price difference!

    I think I've read that some people here use it... is it decent, or is it garbage? Does someone have the ingredient list?

    We won't be switching food until we go from puppy to adult at 12 months (3 months away). We will likely just switch to the adult food of the brand she is on now (NutriSource LB Puppy Chicken & Rice).
    ~Jo & CoCo


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    DefaultRe: Curious about Kirkland dog food...

    Many people on here feed the food and have good luck with it.



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    DefaultRe: Curious about Kirkland dog food...

    It's made by Diamond. I feed Zora Diamond Large Breed Puppy, costco doesn't carry puppy, but when Zora switches to adult, I will be buying Costco. I haven't had any problems with it so far, she loves it. Poops are good, coat is shiny.

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    DefaultRe: Curious about Kirkland dog food...

    We used to feed the Lamb & rice kind. The ingredients were as good as any of the other premium brands out there. Yes, it is made by Diamond.

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    DefaultRe: Curious about Kirkland dog food...

    I feed the Chicken and Rice formula as does many others here. No, it's definitely not garbage. Here is a peek at the ingredients:

    Kirkland Signature - Chicken, Rice & Vegetables Formula

    Ingredients:
    Chicken, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and Vitamin E), egg product, beet pulp, potatoes, fishmeal, flaxseed, natural flavor, brewers dried yeast, millet, carrots, peas, kelp, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, rosemary extract, parsley flake, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, chondroitin sulfate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid

    Guaranteed Analysis
    Protein: 26%
    Fat: 16%
    Fiber: 4%
    Moisture: 10%


    and the L&R

    Kirkland Signature - Adult Lamb & Brown Rice Formula

    Caution:
    This product is not a "lamb only" formula!

    Ingredients:
    Lamb, lamb meal, whole grain brown rice, rice flour, white rice, egg product, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and Vitamin E), beet pulp, potatoes, fishmeal, flaxseed, natural flavor, millet, brewers dried yeast, carrots, peas, kelp, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, rosemary extract, parsley flake, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrochloride, taurine, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, chondroitin sulfate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid

    Guaranteed Analysis
    Protein: 23%
    Fat: 14%
    Fiber: 4%
    Moisture: 10%

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    DefaultRe: Curious about Kirkland dog food...

    Thanks so much for the ingredients list!* It does look good!

    I think we will have to seriously consider it when we switch to adult food. I think it may have a better ingredient list than the adult food of the brand we are now feeding CoCo.

    Here is the ingredient list for the adult food of the brand we now are now feeding (she is on the lb puppy now though)...

    Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, whole grain ground wheat, barley, brewers rice, oatmeal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E) and citric acid), digest of poultry, beet pulp, fish meal (a source of fish oil), dried egg product, spray dried poultry liver digest, brewers yeast, flax seeds, potassium chloride, salt, chelated minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, magnesium proteinate), choline chloride, yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, aspergillus niger, trichoderma longibrachiatum, bacillus subtillis), vitamins* (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, yucca schidigera extract, sodium selenite, rosemary extract.
    NutriSource® Large Breed Adult Dog
    375 Calories per cup

    U.S. Metric
    Crude Protein (Min)* 23.0% 230 g/kg
    Crude Fat (Min)* 14.0% 140 g/kg
    Crude Fiber (Max)* 3.0% 30 g/kg
    Moisture (Max)* 10.0% 100 g/kg
    Selenium (Min) 0.5 mg/kg 0.5 mg/kg
    Vitamin E (Min) 175 IU/kg 175 IU/kg
    *Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Min) 1.8% 18 g/kg
    *Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Min) 0.3% 3 g/kg
    *Glucosamine (Min) 550 PPM 550 mg/kg
    *Chondroitin (Min) 150 PPM 150 mg/kg
    *Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)(Min) 100 mg/kg 100 mg/kg
    ~Jo & CoCo


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    DefaultRe: Curious about Kirkland dog food...

    I've fed my Puff (YF, AKC field line,* 63 lbs.,* DOB: 8-'01) Kirkbride for about the last 4 years.* For the first 3, we used L&R but then, when they changed formulas, the L&R suddenly had a lot more rice in it so we switched to the C&R.* Puff likes it and does well on it.

    My Puff -- despite getting a lot of daily exercise -- is not a big eater (2˝ cups/day) so 40 lbs. lasts months.* I found early on that she lost her appetite for the food about half way through a bag.* Through much experimentation, I found that the exposure to air was causing its loss of appeal.

    Through much further experimentation (3 RubberMaid sealed containers, plastic trash bags, etc.) the one surefire cure for this is, just as soon as a new bag is opened, I transfer the contents into 10 one gallon Ziplock freezer bags, press or suck any excess air out, and leave them sealed until a new one is needed.

    FWIW, after trying many different methods for the rebagging, so far my present one seems easiest:

    I put an empty 1 gallon plastic bag in the middle of a large shallow pot to corral any stray kibbles. This is on a small table in front of my chair, the opened bag nearby.

    I use a 1 quart sauce pan as a dipper or scoop and put about 3˝ scoops into each bag before sealing. Then put 5 bags back in the 40 lb. paper bag for storage and the other 5 in the freezer.* *When one from the freezer is needed, I take it out a day early to reach room temperature before unsealing it.
    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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