Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Dog Food

Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable formula is manufactured by Diamond and sold at Costco's around the United States.

Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Dog Food Review

For the price it will be hard to find a brand of this quality. Usually dog food brands in the price range of Kirkland are overloaded with grains and fillers. The first thing we are going to do is take a look at the first five ingredients.

Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable First Five Ingredient:

  1. Chicken - Chicken is the first ingredient. Since this ingredient is not in the form of a meal it still has its water weight before hand, which if removed it would more than likely fall further down in the ingredients list. Water makes up approximately 80% of this ingredient.
  2. Chicken meal - Chicken meal is probably this formulas first ingredient. Since meat is a natural part of a dogs diet we are pleased to see this as the first ingredient.
  3. Whole grain brown rice - The premium dog food brands will exclude all grains from their ingredients. Does having grains make this food horrible? Not necessarily. Whole grain brown rice is a decent quality of grain so it doesn't lower the quality of the food that much.
  4. Cracked pearl barley -Also a decent quality grain.
  5. Egg Product -Egg as a whole is a decent ingredient.
Beet pulp is also found as an ingredient and has been linked to allergies in dogs. It comes in the form of a by product.

Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Full Ingredients List:

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.

Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable 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.