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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    DefaultQuestion on Kirkland C & R Puppy Food

    Is Kirkland Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Puppy food (sold at Costco) suitable for LBP? The package does not say it at all.

    Here are the ingredients:

    Calorie Content
    3,761 kcal/kg (356 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

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

    Guaranteed Analysis
    Crude Protein 28.0% minimum
    Crude Fat 17.0% minimum
    Crude Fiber 3.0% minimum
    Moisture 10.0% minimum
    Calcium 1.2% minimum
    Phosphorus 1.0%minimum
    Zinc 225mg/kg minimum
    Selenium 0.4 mg/kg minimum
    Vitamin E 250 IU/kg minimum
    Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.0% minimum*
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% minimum*
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.05% minimum*
    *Not recognized as an essentioal nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient profile.


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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    DefaultRe: Question on Kirkland C & R Puppy Food

    I'd feed it. The major reason people feed LB Puppy foods is because of the calcium, but this food has calcium levels around what some other LB Puppy foods have. I think the general recommendation is less than 1.5%, and this food is below that.

    It's also got enough protein for a growing Lab...I'd have no problems feeding it.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    DefaultRe: Question on Kirkland C & R Puppy Food

    Thanks Nick!


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