Anyone feed this? I am still searching, and I came across it today in the store. Seems reasonable. And from what I can tell the ingredients dont look that bad.
Courtney, Bogey and Calli
It's what I have always fed Sammi and she does well with it! Nice coat, no allergies and usually only 2-3 poops a day!
Good! Hows the ears? Gunky?Originally Posted by dipete
I know all labs are different, but, just wanted to ask.
The more I look I think I may go with this. Thanks.
Courtney, Bogey and Calli
She has had very little trouble with her ears, and any trouble she has had is most likely due to lots of swimming and not the kibble. I know Bob Pr uses Diamond as do some other's- maybe trying searching Diamond Natural on the site's search engine, I'm sure you'll find plenty of info. there. Good Luck- Di
I feed Puff Kirkland Chicken, Rice & Veggies (available only at Costco, member warehouse club). This is made by the same company that makes Diamond and many other products.
It's not identical but VERY similar in formulation to Diamond Naturals
It used to be there was only one Diamond product but now there is a lower grade "Diamond" (which has many more grains and fillers) and a higher grade "Diamond Naturals",
Puff has been eating Kirkland/(DN) for 6 years and has never had a problems with ears, hot spots, etc. I do supplement her 1 cup at breakfast, 1 cup at supper with half a bacon slice sized piece of salmon + 3/4 c. of cooked frozen string beans at her supper, plus 1 Fish Oil capsule & 1 G&C tab.
Good coat, good skin, healthy dog.
Below is the skinny on Kirkland C&R&Vs (about $23/40 lbs + tax); you can compare it with DN:
Chicken, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, cracked pearl barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and Vitamin E), egg product, beet pulp, potatoes, fish meal, flaxseed, natural flavor, brewers dried yeast, millet, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, carrots, peas, kelp, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, 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, thiamin mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, chondroitin sulfate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyrodoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
Crude Protein_____________________________26.0% minimum
Crude Fat________________________________16.0% minimum
Zinc__________________________________200 mg/kg minimum
Selenium______________________________0.4 mg/kg minimum
Vitamin E______________________________150 IU/kg minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids________________________2.5% minimum*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids________________________0.4% minimum*
Glucosamine Hydrochloride_______________300 mg/kg minimum*
Chondroitin Sulfate______________________100 mg/kg minimum*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient in the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient profile
3,754 kcal/kg (393 kcal/8 oz cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials procedures
substantiate that Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice &
Vegetables Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages.
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":
i feed ginger and phoebe DN. i switch between the chicken and lamb meal every once in a while just for a change. i clean ginger's ears maybe once every 2 months if that and it usually just to get the dirt out. thankfully she's never really had ear problems.
Rider used to eat it before I went to EVO. We feed all of our fosters Diamond. They do well on it, and I love the price.
Dani, Rider & Rookie
SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC
Member Since 6/2003
Judy and Duke are on it and both are very healthy. I had Bruno on it, but it gave him "bad gas". Have been experimenting with other brands for Bruno.
I feed Ceaser Diamond Naturals. He has done very well on it. I started him on Science Diet, but he didn't tolerate it well. His skin, coat and ears look much better since I switched.
He did have an issue with gas for the first couple of weeks, but no problems since.