Kirkland Dog Food
There’s a stigma associated with store-brand products, including dog food. They’re seen as low-quality. Well, Costco’s own brand of dog food does not fall in this category!
Allow us to introduce Kirkland, an above-average dog food brand that comes in both wet and dry varieties based on age, weight, and size. It’s not one of the best brands on the market, but it’s definitely one of the best in its price range.
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Who manufactures Kirkland?
Even though Kirkland is a Costco dog food brand, it’s manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods. Some dog owners are not happy with this, because Diamond Pet Foods is notorious for adding sub-par ingredients to their products.
All of Kirkland’s dog food formulas carry the AAFCO statement which shows that the formula meets the required nutrient profiles for dogs of all life stages or for adult maintenance. Additionally, all of the Kirkland formulas include a variety of high-quality ingredients. Whereas many dog food manufacturers use fillers like wheat, soy, and corn, Kirkland does not use these grains – nor does it use animal digest or by-products. Kirkland’s products are free from artificial sweeteners and colorings.
The top ingredients in Kirkland’s foods are whole protein sources like lamb and lamb meal, though other protein sources like egg and fish meal are used as well. In addition to healthy proteins, Kirkland also uses flaxseed and fish meal as a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Additionally, Kirkland has begun to add certain nutrients to their formulas including taurine, a nutrient that is essential for heart health.
Recent Kirkland Recalls
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Store-brand food products are notorious for containing preservatives, cheap filler, and other yucky ingredients. Does this ring true for Kirkland dog food?
We’re pleased to say NO! Kirkland dog food contains absolutely no by-products or artificial ingredients. In fact, it provides the right balance of nutrition to dogs of all life stages and special needs. A source of protein is usually the first ingredient. For example, in Kirkland’s Adult Dog Chicken, Rice, & Vegetable formula, the first five ingredients are:
- Chicken meal
- Whole grain brown rice
- Cracked pearled barley
- Chicken fat
Even though the first ingredient, chicken, will lose 80% of its water and nutritional value after being cooked, the second ingredient, chicken meal, will make up for it. Meat meal contains 300% more protein than raw meat does.
As good as Kirkland dog food is, it’s not perfect. It contains a good amount of whole grain brown rice, which most dog owners find to be low in nutrition. It also contains brewers dried yeast (further down the ingredient list), an ingredient that can cause allergic reactions in some dogs.
Some dog owners might not like the fact that cracked pearled barley is the fourth ingredient. It provides only modest nutritional value, but it’s still chock full of fiber and other good nutrients.
Chicken fat sounds gross, but it’s actually a quality ingredient because it’s high in omega-6 fatty acid.
All in all, we consider Kirkland dog food to be an above-average brand. We highly suggest you to check out the ingredient list and evaluate the protein, fat, and fiber content before buying a bag so you can decide whether or not you agree with us.
Formulas to Choose From
As is true with most dog food manufacturers, Kirkland offers their customers several different formulas to choose from. These formulas are designed to meet the nutritional needs of dogs in different stages of life from puppy to adult and they come in several different flavors. Below you will find a list of the formulas Kirkland has to offer:
- Kirkland Signature Puppy
- Kirkland Signature Small Dog
- Kirkland Signature Mature Dog
- Kirkland Chicken and Rice Dog (Lamb)
- Kirkland Signature Healthy Weight Formula
- Kirkland Beef and Vegetables (canned)
- Kirkland Signature Adult Dog Chicken (canned)
- Kirkland Lamb and Rice (canned)
Our Signature Dog Food Chicken, Rice, & Vegetable Formula Review:
Let’s take a look at what’s in a bag of Kirkland Signature Dog Food Chicken, Rice, & Vegetable Formula. It contains decent-quality grains, good meat content, and chelated minerals to help with absorption. This formula is marketed as:
- Super premium
- Good for the skin and coat
- Enriched with antioxidants, vitamin E, selenium, and zinc
- Good for cleaning teeth and reducing plaque with the crunchy texture of the kibble
- Good for the joints with glucosamine and chondroitin
The top five ingredients are chicken, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, cracked pearled barley, and chicken fat. It contains brewers rice, which some dog owners have an issue with. They consider brewers rice as cheap filler (even though it’s a good source of fiber).
Even though the meat content is good, some dog owners take issue with the fact that this formula contains a considerable amount of grains. On the bright side, those grains are decent-quality and serve a purpose (like provide carbohydrates or fiber). Brown rice and barley fall in this category. The formula does contain white rice and rice bran, which aren’t as desirable as the other two grains are. At least this formula has no cheap useless fillers like corn or wheat.
If your dog has food sensitivities, you might be better off feeding him another formula (or brand) that doesn’t contain rice or barley. Some dogs have a hard time digesting those grains.
If your dog’s the type that can eat anything, you should definitely check out this formula (make sure you have a Costco membership first)!
Where can you buy Kirkland?
Costco, Costco, and Costco! Kirkland dog food is sold exclusively at Costco (and on their website). Quite frankly, we’re a little disappointed that it’s not available anywhere else because this is a solid brand.
Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy Formula
Kirkland dog food is exclusively sold at Costco. But if you don’t have a Costco in the area where you live, you can try food by Diamond Naturals as they are made under the same brand. One of the most popular dog foods from Diamond Naturals is the Large Breed Puppy formula.
This formula is made with 27% protein that mostly comes from lamb, lamb meal, and whole grain brown rice. But for large breed puppies, protein is not enough to sustain a happy and healthy life.
This is why this formula is rich in Omega fatty acids such as Omega 3. Your puppy can benefit from this dog food for better joints, skin, and a shiny coat.
But we all know how young the digestive system of puppies is. This is the main reason this Diamond Naturals food comes with a probiotic blend similar to the one used in Kirkland for easier digestion and nutrient absorption. The probiotic blend is proprietary to the brand.
How would you rate Kirkland?:
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Kirkland dog food is making my family pet very ill in 2011-2012 first i had thought it was the kennel he had stayed in , and blamed them , not realizing I had recently changed his food to kirkland . My beautiful shepard had developed , black and blue almost bruising skin , throughout his belly and legs , he had some diarareha , not much , started having sad eyes and around his neck broke out in oozing sores , I had taken him out of the kennel to a vet who could not figure the problem saying it was skin bacteria , after 100s of dollars in vet and antibiotocs , special skin cleanser , no help i stopped the food , he got bettor over a period of 3-6 months , he was cured was back on pedigree ……..6 months later change in flavor back to kirkland …one month later same symptoms , i reported my out rage and recieved free bag of food and refund ,,,thats it …costco advised they would check it out and never did ….. My pet is well and beautiful i cfinge when i see this food still sold in the store ,,,nothing done about it .
im surprised it is on the shelves , if you love your house pet , stay clear of any KIRKLAND DOG FOOD.
I have been feeding my dogs Kirkland for 10 years .They have great coats , are not over weight , and firm stool .you can compare Kirkland to the major private labels and they all have the basic same ingredients.Like people not all foods agree with dogs and reactions do occur unfortunately . instead of trying to ruin a companies reputation .think through this logically .
my 3 dogs have been on Kirkland, along with beef liver which I prepare and Nupro as a supplement — they are doing just fine and even the vet was impressed enough to ask what I was feeding them
Our 9 month old puppy loves Nature’s Domain! He is doing very well on it. His fur is shiny, dandruff free and he is playful and content. No digestive issues at all. He’s been eating it for 3 weeks. He was eating PetSmart’s Authority brand food and did well on it. We compared labels and found out that the ingredients in Nature’s Domain were similar. Our little guy gobbles this food up! He seems to like it better then Authority. I will keep a close eye on him, but so far he seems to be doing great.
Kudos to your posts, thoughtful and not trashy!
My two dogs (10 and 7yo Pit mix and full Pit) have been eating Nature’s Domain for about 3 years. I’ve bounced back and forth between salmon and beef versions and have never had any sort of digestive distress in either of them. Very rare gas (which is usually from something stolen out of the trash and buried for a month) relatively clean teeth, nice coats, small stools, etc…
I’ve always been very happy with this dog food.
Just can’t believe all these sad experiences that people are having with Costco Dog food, especially Nature’s Domain Salmon formula. I’ve been feeding all our dogs Costco brand kibble, in all different formulas for 20 some years and never have my dogs or cats gotten sick off of it. For the past 5 years, I have been feeding Nature’s Domain in the Salmon and Beef, I switch off and on with these 2 dog foods. I don’t like the orange bag, which is the Turkey and Sweet Potato, just because it does seem to cause my dogs to have looser stools, not runs but just not well formed like the Salmon and Beef formulas. I honestly don’t understand all these negative remarks people are saying about Nature’s Domain. Could it be that people’s dogs have food allergies or some other underlying health issues that could be causing the problems ? I’m going to continue feeding Nature’s Domain . I see far more Dog Food Recalls from other predominant Name Brand Kibbles and I’ve never seen Nature’s Domain Salmon or Beef on a list…just complaints from random people on some other consumer websites. I even called Costco up and talked to them about it. They are not aware of any problems and certainly not any recalls.
There’s millions of dogs eating the stuff. One person says their dog got sick. Think the dog may have some kind of allergy and there’s nothing wrong with the food? Geeze, use your head.
This is exactly what I was thinking. Especially with the person claiming their dog had oozing sores and was bruising. Not all dogs react to foods the same ways. Mine can’t eat heavy amounts of chicken without getting sick. So I feed him lamb or salmon. It’s not the foods fault and doesn’t mean it’s bad.
Exactly. Same thing with humans. Some people die if they eat a peanut. I love peanut butter and can eat it without a problem. My sister has Celiacs and will be sick for days if she eats a piece of regular bread, but for me, I’ll take a nice slice of high-gluten bread to go with my peanut butter, thanks.
My dogs are thriving on the Kirkland dog food. They eat the regular adult formula with chicken. I toss in a bit of fish oil (Kirkland brand, too! The human grade stuff, not expensive, good quality) because my older Labrador gets dry skin. The Mastiff gets some, too. Both are happy, healthy, and at their ideal weights. If either of them starts to do poorly on this food, I’ll try a new variety, but for now, I see no reason to switch. There isn’t a single ingredient in this dog food that I find unacceptable unless your dog has a specific allergy or sensitivity.
I just read over 70 complaints about the Kirkland Signature dog food making dogs and cats very sick, some dieing. There is even a form that can be filled out for vet bill refunds. I’m scared to death. I just bought some and THEN read the reviews. I am going to take it back tomorrow. I’m wondering if there are over 70 complaints on the consumer web site, how many do we not know about??
I just did the same thing. I think I will just watch my dogs and throw in a different expensive bag here and there. Make my own from time to time. rice carrots and hamburger.
I too read the comments today on the website. It’s definitely a bit scary, especially if you’ve never used the food before. My two dogs (1 male Shihtzu/Lhaso mix and 1 female Maltese/Shihtzu mix), have been using the Salmon/Sweet Potato food for about a year now, with no side affects whatsoever??
I have fed my shihtzus for ten years Kirkland just lately they started get bloody diarrhea when I took them off it they cleared up so I know its the salmon &sweet potato that made them ill so beware of their product
I’m beginning to think that some of these people complaining about Costco’s Dog food are making false allegations in order to get Costco to refund them for their vet bills which are really from other health issues going on. If there is a ” Real Problem ” with the dog food or pet food in general at Costco, they would be the first ones to pull the food from the shelves. They run a pretty tight ship when it comes to food in general and are quick to pull food off the shelves if it falls under a true ” Recall “
Both my Boxers ate only Kirkland Chicken and Rice
both died one 10/31/14 and the other 12/30/14 severe diarrhea and
liver damage. I took them then to 2 Vets. The medication
couldn’t stop the damage or help them. I just want people to be informed
I should have researched dog food before my dogs became ill.
I haven’t asked Costco to pay my $1000.00’s of Vet bills. I feel Diamond
pet food company is responsible
They should have recalled the food. My dogs ate this food for 3yrs
and loved it with no illnesses.
I think that there are competitors on here trying to make Nature’s Domain look bad because they are threatened by its affordability and quality. I have been feeding my 8 year old Standard Poodle this food for a number of years after finding out that it was the exact same food as Premium Advantage, which I was paying more for at the time. My dog has a naturally delicate tummy (poodle thing) and his stomach issues have gotten BETTER on Costco’s Nature’s Domain compared to some other foods that are considered above Nature’s Domain and from specialty stores.
Not just that my dog has the joints and hips of a youngster. His eyes are clean and clear. He has PERFECT HEALTH. The vet asked what our secret was. I don’t work for Costco, but I have shopped with them nearly my entire life being that I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. They are extraordinarily particular about what they provide for their members. They wouldn’t get crap food for members they depend on, who they know LOVE their pets.
The trolls, saboteurs, and people who can’t tell the difference between an illness or allergy and food poisoning probably should back off and/or educate themselves.
I would have thought something similar until I bought a new bag of ND food in January 2015. We used ND for several years and thought that it was great. When we started the new bag both dogs got sick, one more seriously than the other (diarrhea and vomiting). We considered all other options because we have great faith in Costco and one of us is a stockholder. Finally we went to cooked chicken and rice and the two dogs recovered immediately. We were shocked when we checked the web and found that dozens of people reported similar problems, and unfortunately some fatal problems that occurred since December 2014. The problem may be with one of the four plants or only with some batches so the food may be fine for those that do not get bad bags. Apparently Costco is waiting for a recall from the manufacturer before stopping sales. If you check the web you will see that the manufacturer (Diamond) had a recall in 2012 and Costco sued the company and received over $1 million in damages. Be very careful and watchful if you continue to use this food, especially when you open a new bag.
@ Linda: did you feed Kirland (made by Diamond) or Nature’s Domain? There is a huge difference between them. Nature’s Domain isn’t made by Diamond. Sorry to hear of the loss of your 4-legged children. That’s horrible.
Absolutely. My dog is allergic to chicken and rice. Had I chosen this formula for him, he’d probably be dead too. He has had allergy attacks with Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, etc , etc, etc and when he was accidentally given Beneful by a well-intentioned relative, he ended up in the hospital. Can’t have peanut butter or beef either. We have to be so careful about introducing anything new because he’s so sensitive. He’s been on Nature’s Domain Salmon & Sweet Potato for 3 years now without incident. He gets lots of compliments on his shiny coat and how clean he smells (breath too). Our vet calls him his “cleanest patient”. He is a pit bull which lots of us bully moms & dads know that bully breeds (including boxers!) are notorious for allergies and digestion issues. While I’m very sorry to the person who lost their dogs, my guess is it was the formula, not the brand. Recalls aren’t uncommon in human food as well and the salmonella recall by Natures Domain was a precaution…none of the food tested positive. I read all about the lawsuit and found it interesting that the woman who spearheaded it whose dog died, had two other dogs on the same food…one was only “lethargic” and one had no symptoms at all. Suspicious? I think so. Long story short, Nature’s Domain has been great for my boy. No more itchy & flakey skin, hives, diarrhea, anal gland issues, ear infections, goopy eyes, or gas. I’m very thankful for such a great, cost-effective option.
I have had various problems in the last few months with natures domaine salmon after having fed it to all my dogs (three plus fosters) since it was introduced. No more. None of them want to eat it now and one dog ended up almost being put down but luckily survived.
my puppy , has been on this dog food for many months. she loves the food and has been very healthy. i am a vet assistant and i do know that kirklands dog food has a lot of good ingredients that are healthier than most Purina/grocery store dog foods. if any dog food first ingredient is corn meal than don’t buy it . dogs can not digest corn just like we cant digest it. corn is just a filler with no health benefit to it. i love the kirkland dog food its great food for the dogs for a decent price. unless you would like to buy a bag of natures miracle or blue buffalo for 40$
70 out of thousands. Sounds like pretty good odds to me. My highly allergic pooch does very well on Kirkland.
Susan, I’m sorry your dog suffered but it may be that your dog is allergic to something in the dog food. (My boxer is allergic to chicken and chicken by-products). It may not be the actual food itself. Costco company is very good on following through on a complaint, but if they find nothing (like a restaurant with food poisoning) then there isn’t a reason to pull the product.
Did you know that the first ingredient in Pedigree food is Corn! Nothing but filler, not really digestible and certainly not meat! First ingredient on ANY dog food should be some kind of meat product
My dogs are recently sick as well, preliminary testing has shown blood and rod shaped bacteria, possibly salmonella. Will be taking fresh sample and sending to a bigger lab to identify bacteria type. Taking our dogs off natures domain salmon formula and putting them on rice/chicken diet stopped the issues, but when we recently reintroduced ND salmon to their diet it has become worse. Will update with lab test results when they come back in.
this is silly, sorry but the only reason why your dog would have ended up like that would be a food allergy. and most likely scratched him self to the point of bruising along with that if your dog has a food allergy they can lose their hair and bite their feet and fill ill.. and try to force a company to stop selling dog food on their self because “your dog” got sick is pathetic. take from a professional. when you switch your dogs food often like you just stated they get stressed out and its worse if the dog has a food allergy . dogs do not do good with change. not to mention you said he was at a kennel which is a additional stress-er. maybe you should get your facts right. kirklands dog food is good food. top of the line up with blue buffalo . the have a high grain content but no corn meal which is good. and last time i checked purnia is the one being sued for crappy food not kirkland
I had a similar issue when switching my dogfood. Sores, dry flakey skin, lethargy. but, only one of my dogs had an issue. Turns out he was allergic to Egg. it took 3 more dog food tries, lamb, pork, and Chicken to realize each one also had egg. found a product with no egg and issues subsided within a week. was there a problem with your bag… maybe. but, Maybe not.
Are you serious??? Pedigree dog food?????? I am not buying your story at all!
Last week I bought a case of 24 cans of Kirkland Signature SUPER PREMIUM ADULT DOG FOOD WITH BEEF AND VEGETABLES. No Meat by-products, no artificial colors or flavors, with potatoes, carrots and peas, grain free and soy free. 13.2 oz cans (374 g).
On the surface, this appears to be a very good dog food. Unfortunately, today I was unable to find any more in our local store, and it is not listed on-line. I want to buy more – in spite of comments from Susan about something that happened with her dog in 2011-2012.
I have been feeding my dogs the Kirkland wet food for years with no problems.
I live in San Jose, CA.
Now all of a sudden none of our Costco’s have it.
I can’t find any info on a recall.
The recalled food with the potential Salmonella was on the east coast. The manufacture recalled for safety’s sake. I called the Costco in Tucson, AZ and they stated that they haven’t had any reports of the illness, but the bags in question (dated 2012-2013) were pulled just in case. Customer service people at Costco were very helpful!
We are facing the same problem , our dog has been on this food for about 8 month….no problems….we checked 2 local Costco’s this week.nothing.
I have been trying to find this also please let me know if you find out anything [email protected]
I would suggest that you email Costco customer service. I am sure that they will answer. I have only good things to say about Costco.
You can always call Costco’s customer service in the store you purchased the food from. They should be able to help you with what ever issues. Emailing the store also works. I’ve gotten responses (within 4-5 business days) about questions I’ve had.
I been feeding Kirkland Signature canned dog food with beef & chicken mixed with vegetables in 13.2 can for 7 years my 11 year old dog is still healthy & has had no bad health problems. He is a Lab/Pit mix. I can no longer purchase Kirkland Signature food
at the store or on line. But would like to know where I could get it having no problems with my dog. No Info on this as recalled.
I have been feeding Kirkland Chicken, Rice, and Vegetable blend to my black lab for 7 months now. He loves the product, does not throw up (like he did on Pedigree), and his stools are very well formed and firm (no diarrhea like Pedigree caused). If my dog didn’t like it, he wouldn’t eat it, and before choosing this brands, I went through a dog food advisor website and read about so many brands and reviews until my eyes nearly exploded. Kirkland had very good reviews, and I trust it. I give it 4/5 stars, simply because no food is perfect, but this is far better than anything else out there that is affordable.
I want to start off by saying that I love Kirkland products, which is why I decided to try the Kirkland lamb and rice dry dog food for my dog. I read many great reviews and couldn’t beat the price! Well, you can’t put a price on your dogs health. As soon as I changed his food, he started eating grass like crazy. I just thought it was because it was summer and he’s a dog! He started coughing like crazy and I thought it was from eating grass. Then he wouldn’t touch his food, which is strange because he’s a lab and would eat ANYTHING! I thought he just didn’t feel well, so I mixed some rice and olive oil with his food and he ate it up. Then tried to give him a bowl of just dry food and again, he ignored it. I then read a pile of posts on-line that said the very same thing about dogs not wanting to eat this food, so I went back to the expensive natural stuff. He got excited and ate like a lab as soon as I changed. There has to be poison or something in this food for a hungry dog not to want to eat it. Great price, sounds like good ingredients, but don’t take the risk on this food. Sorry Kirland, I do enjoy a lot of your products, but I will NEVER recommend your dog food.
Just like people, some dogs know what they like and don’t like. My boxer won’t eat Purina One unless she is literally starving! She likes the Costco dog food and I haven’t had issues with her digestion, unless you count the one time she caught and ate a wild rabbit.
Your comment of “there has to be poison…?” Is just not right. I don’t like Brussels sprouts or cauliflower (and yes, I’ve tried them numerous ways) – it’s just the taste isn’t for me. But it doesn’t mean they are poisoned. Just saying.
Purina One is garbage – ANYTHING Purina is garbage
Are you serious? Some dogs are just picky. I tried to feed my dog Acana, which dog owners rave and rave about as being a super awesome good, and my dog wouldn’t touch it. Dogs can indeed have good preferences. Poison in the Kirkland food, honestly? You think dogs can tell when there’s poison in food and refuse to eat it? Pray tell me why dogs are notorious for eating things like rancid meat, antifreeze, grass with pesticide and fertilizer on it, etc. Way to be overly dramatic. I hate to break it to you: Your dog is not receiving telepathic messages from your local poison control.
Right. Because your dog doesn’t like one particular food, the reasonable conclusion to draw is that there’s posion in it. Very educated comment. Dogs have preferences just like people. Maybe you should focus on going back to school for your GED rather than spouting nonsense.
Kato, I had to laugh at your story about how your dog refused to eat the Costco Lamb and Rice kibble. I fed that dog to my Labradors for years until Costco came out with their Nature’s Domain Salmon. My dogs will eat anything not nailed down . I’m a breeder of 15 years now and have never had one of my Labradors or puppies turn their nose up to any dog food I offer them. You should really try the Nature’s Domain Salmon and see how your dog likes it !!
The listed ingredients are good for a medium price. Most people don’t eat this well. My dogs have been eating the purple adult bag for 6 years and are very healthy with shiny coats. I am feeding my puppy the pup version and he is looking excellent. Their stools are small and compact which indicates there are not many fillers. I did try the seinor version and they only ate more, I opted to suppliment with glucosimine vitamins. It may not be the top of dog foods but it is good/ compare to eating a healthy sandwich/ better than a supersized Mcdonalds meal with soda/ and not quite as good as organic grain fed beef tenderloin with organic green beans
My dog is 13 years old and quite healthy, He’s 85 pounds of German Shepherd/Airedale Terrier. I’ve fed him nothing but Kirkland Dry Lamb & Rice. The only treats he gets are Kirkland Dog Biscuits and a bite of steak leftover from my plate. What can I say……it’s good stuff.
My dog is miserable on this stuff…he started pooping and peeing in his kennel after moving to this food. He acts lethargic and also urine strong as if he got an infection from this ffod
Any time you change a dogs food, without introducing it slowly (mixed in with the food he is used to for several days) it will change their stools, even give them a bit of diarhhea sometimes, but a dog food change is NOT going to make your dog poop or pee in their kennel when they have never done it before, unless like I said their stools are loose and they can’t hold it. It also certainly doesn’t mean the dog food is bad!
Shawn, read your post…sometimes a pet will get GI upset if they do not get ” Fresh Water ” every day. Water bowls will build up slime whether that be indoors or outdoor, but especially in hot weather outdoors. One summer I was gone all summer taking care of my ill mother in Colorado, my husband was at home tending to all our dogs. It was summer time and he didn’t change out their water pails every day like he should have. One day he called me up to say he had to take our 1 chocolate girl ( Labrador ) to the emergency room as she was not acting right. Turns out our girl had an upset Gastrointestinal issue, causing loose stools etc. The vet gave my husband some pills to calm her stomach down. She was back to her old self that same evening. I told him to dump all the water pails out every day and fill back up with fresh water. Even our cat water bowls indoors get changed out every couple days,,it really does help keep your pet’s intestinal tract running more smoothly.
I have heard the exact same story about people who fed their dogs Blue Buffalo or Nutro or Authority or Purina or any other dog food. Just like people, different dogs like and dislike different things. They can also not tolerate certain dog foods and it doesn’t matter if they are expensive or cheap foods. You just have to try different ones until you find one that is healthy for your dog AND they like it. Just because your dog didn’t tolerate Kirkland does not mean it’s bad food. Go to dogfoodadvisor.com and read the reviews. And when there was a recall back 3 or 4 years ago, Costco was VERY proactive and gave refunds with no questions asked.
This is a UTI, not a food issue. I hope you had the good sense to take the dog to the vet. Lethargy, foul smelling cloudy urine are key signs. The infection can become life threatening if you don’t treat it. It will move up the urinary tract into the kidneys. You may see bloody urine next, as well as vomiting, fever, and agitation. Electrolyte imbalance will occur due the impact on glomerular filtration as well as the bacteria entering the blood stream. This does not come from food, but from bacteria or fungus entering the dog’s urinary tract.
Does anyone have any experience with Kirkland Nature’s Domain Dog food?
Works for our Siberian husky. He loves the different flavors, specially the salmon one. His coat is shiny and healthy. No problems so far
My 9 year old boxer loves it! She hasn’t had any issues over the 4 years of eating it. She has allergies to chicken, and loves the lamb one.
I have been giving my rescue dog (Cairn terrier mix) the Natures Domain Turkey and Pea for about 2 months. I switched him to canned after he would not touch the high dollar dry food. I tried Blu, Nutros and he would not touch it even if I put a homemade chicken broth on top. I did my research before I bought the first can and found it to be one of the best foods for them. No problems here.
We fed it to our Rottweiler, she however decided she didn’t like it. She also doesn’t like the lamb and rice. She has eaten Kirkland dog food her entire life (13 years) her coat is perfect good stools.
Kirkland natures domain starting making our dogs smell like cat urine. Other than that it’s been fine. But we are switching back to pedigree so our dogs dont smell like cat piss.
I recently rescued a Weimaraner with a yeast infection on her skin and in her ears. The Vet advised me to only feed her grain free dog food do to her allergies. So I found out about Kirkland grain free being less expensive, so I paid for a membership and have been buying the grain free beef and sweet potato for the past 5 months and her infection has only gotten worse, even though she has been on medications. Well, today I looked at the ingredients on the back of the bag, and was SHOCKED not only to see a lot of potato, potato meal and starch, which is also very bad for allergies, but one of the main ingredients is BREWERS YEAST! The cause of her yeast infection getting worse instead of healing! I cannot believe or understand why these ingredients would be in a grain free dog food! I returned the 5th bag I purchased and got a refund. However, I would like a full refund for the other 4 bags I purchased and no longer have the empty bags. I am unemployed, but have done all I can for this poor dog, and have had to spend extra money on more meds, as this dog food has made her condition much worse!
Please tell me how to get a full refund on the other 4 bags as I no longer have the bags.
When used as a food supplement, brewer’s yeast is often grown on sugar beets (which absorb nutrients from the soil faster than any other crop) and in the presence of vitamin B12 and trace minerals, such as chromium, selenium, copper, iron, and zinc. Apparently it’s only grown on grains when it is used in beer. Source: Michael T. Murray, Naturopathic Medicine – Encyclopedia of Healing Foods).
Check with the place you purchased your bags and see if they can help you. If you no longer have the bags or the receipt, you not be re-reimbursed. In other words, if you have no proof of purchase, then a company has no option to give you back your money.
Dude. OF COURSE THEY HAVE AN OPTION TO GIVE YOU BACK YOUR MONEY… why do you think you have a MEMBERSHIP??? you just give them your member card and they can pull your buying history…
Great thinking Felipe! One will find a solution to EVERYTHING if only we stop to think and analyze the situation.
actually Costco does have a system that knows what items you have purchased. For example if I return an item that was not on sale and now it is, they check on the system and tell me whether or not it was on sale. Though, I do not know if they will reimburse something you consumed completely. but good luck
Brewers yeast in the dog food is added before it’s cooked. There is no live yeast in dog food. You don’t get yeast infections by eating yeast anyway. Bread has yeast in it and you don’t get yeast infections from eating bread do you? No. Sounds like your dog has some issues and I doubt it has anything to do with his food. Once again, brewers yeast in dog food isn’t live yeast so there’s no way it can cause a yeast infection. It wouldn’t even if it was live yeast, which it isn’t.
Well… Logical reasoning would tell you none of those things you mentioned are actual GRAINS. Not to mention an intelligent person would read the ingredient list BEFORE buying rather than acting like there was no possible way you could have known the ingredients. Lastly, why on earth would you ever give any kind of yeast to an animal with a yeast infection?? Major fail on your part, but go ahead and blame Costco for your negligence.
They should have a record of your purchases via your membership. I have gotten refunds without receipts.
I don’t see how you would get a refund She ate the food. Grain free means just that, no grains (wheat, rice, etc) Yeast and potatoes are not a grain. All grain free foods have some kind of potato in it, none is “pure meat” I ALWAYS read the ingredients on any bag of dog food I purchase and I like to look from time to time just to see what the “HIGH DOLLAR” brands are putting in their food. They list the ingredients according to what ingredient is the highest amount. Example Chicken, rice, peas, Chicken would be the highest concentration. Some dog food has Corn as the first ingredient!!!
Costco should reimburse you for all your bags of kibble , without bringing in all your bags..they keep all your purchases in their computer system. They might think that since you already fed your dog 3 bags already, that you are trying to get money back for no good reason…if this makes sense. If you would have only fed your dog 1 bag then brought it back and told Costco that this food is making my dog unhealthy , then they would refund you your money. Most people would not feed their pets 3 bags of food then bring the 4th bag back wanting a refund on all 4 bags.
We switched to Nature’s Domain approx. 1 year ago as we were fostering 2 Shepherds (one German, one Belgian) plus had an older Belgian Shepherd of our own. We could no longer afford the $80 bags of dog food when they went through them in one week. We have been very pleased with the Costco food; no throwing up, no loose stools, lots of energy, none of them are overweight. Of course if your dog is sensitive to certain ingredients, or you are introducing new foods, it is always advisable to do it a small amount at a time along with the existing dog food as to not overwhelm their systems. I know if our dogs eat other dog foods they are not used to they tend to have digestive issues immediately but they are definitely health on the Nature’s Domain food.
I’ve been feeding my senior boxer (a rescue) the Nature’s Domain for over 4 years (since I got her.) She doesn’t like the Purina and got sick from eating another brand that I bought from a refrigerated case. Turns out she is ALLERGIC to chicken! It wasn’t the food that made her sick over all, but the allergy. Some dogs have allergies and others (like people) know what they like! It isn’t always the brand.
It is ALWAYS good to read the ingredients of what you feed your pets, just as you would your kids or yourself. See your veterinarian if your pet is having medical issues, I don’t recommend self diagnosing. Please, stop blaming the companies for a product that has by many standards, done quite well. Salmonella was a potential contamination, thus it was pulled. And no, I don’t work for Costco NOR the Diamond company.
We have three German Shepherds and each have been on Nature’s Domain since we got them. They have beautiful coats and are well balanced with their weight. Our Vet also blessed this food. The dogs love the flavors as well!
When we got our Golden Retriver puppies we only wanted the best food for them. I did research on dog food for days on end. We tried several 5 star dry dog food per dogfoodadvisor.com and it either made them very sick or they didn’t like the taste. Only thing they would eat was puppy chow which our vet said wasn’t healthy. Our vet who also has a Golden recommended Costco (Kirkland) dog food. Our dogs love it.
Our dog has eaten Kirkland canned dog food for 3 years. This last case I purchased has been scraped into the garbage after a day of sitting there. My dog will not eat it. The neighbor’s dog won’t eat it either and he’s a canine trash compactor. Has the formula been changed? She’ll eat anything else I bring home but won’t touch Kirkland. I trust the brand and the list of ingredients. Whats the problem?
I have the similar problem with my French Bulldog. She will eat the Lamb & rice,but begrudgingly eats the chicken & rice. This is recent,as she always ate either one.
Let me know if You find out if they have changed the ingredients or?
The biggest problem with this is You can only buy in a case of 24 of which 12 is Chicken.
I used feed Kirkland, I fed it for over 14 years years. That’s until I heard it was manufactured by “Diamond”. So, I stopped using it and I switched over to “Canidae”. I heard how “Diamond” used to be involved with them. I don’t think they have “Diamond” involved anymore after the rate they had killing pets nation wide. I’ve researched “Canidae” before using it to make sure “Diamond” was not producing this quality food.
Please Take note: My family back in Colombia rescue dogs and cats and have had them ever since I was child. The last year after my sister changed their food to Kirkland there has been a tragedy: In 4 months, 3 pets have died and sadly, Scoooby who is 14 years old is refusing to eat or drink, vomiting and weak, very fragile.It is so sad. This is causing untold suffering to the pets and family. PLEASE NEVER NEVER BUY Kirkland food. The pets at home always died of old age, never of the same symptoms and at the same time.
Please read this VERY carefully if you are using Kirkland
KIRKLAND IS KILLING PETS!!
Just thought you should know that consumer affairs isn’t the most reputable site. The company is entirely for profit. Every ad and link you click gets them paid. It’s just another “gripe site” as far as I’m concerned. They’ve been in trouble before for not properly advising people what companies pay for and don’t pay for the site. Basically if you pay they will show the good reviews and if you don’t they show the bad ones. Statistically companies that pay get better reviews than those that don’t and consumer affairs will not let a company reply to a review good or bad unless they pay a nice chunk of change. If you look around the site yourself you can see the difference in reviews for companies that pay and those that don’t.
I saw the same article and have been researching for two days even more in depth than I did when I first started buying the food for my pets. If you do more research beyond that site you will find thousands of great reviews with a hand full of people whose pets either didn’t like it or who did get sick. I would also like to point out that not one of those reviewers thought to have the food sent to a lab and tested nor did any of them with the exception of 1 actually post anything about the lot/batch number on the bag of food. If my dogs get sick and I think it’s the food I’m going to make sure I can prove it with more than we switched foods and he was fine. That doesn’t prove the food was bad all it proved is the food wasn’t a good choice for that particular dog.
My dog is a rescue and has some serious gastrointestinal issues because he was severely malnourished before we got him and it took a toll on him. He been on Kirkland signature Chicken and rice for 4 years. We have 4 other dogs in the family that all eat the same food. My dog has an underlying health issue and he does get flair ups and yes I must take him off of the Kirkland brand food for a time. He gets diarrhea, lethargic, loss of appetite, and occasionally vomits when it’s more serious. This doesn’t mean the food is bad. Maybe that batch had a little more of something in it that doesn’t agree with him. I ween him off of it and onto just plain grilled chicken and rice then back on the Kirkland. Until all my dogs have the same problem I won’t be concerned.
Yes I know some of those reviews say all their dogs got sick from one bag. And yes it’s possible something got contaminated somewhere, but no recall has been issued and Costco has always been on top of recalls or removing a product if they believe it to be unsafe until proven otherwise. There are other factors when it comes to dogs. Had they recently been in a kennel with other dogs (stress reaction), was there a recent move out or someone moved in (stress reaction), is the water in the water bowls changed daily, do the dogs share the same food/water bowl (if they do much like humans dogs can share certain infections especially if they eat or drink from the same bowl), was there a death of another pet or member of the family (stress reaction). It is also possible for dogs to develop allergies to something even if they’ve been eating it for years. My dog has an underlying medical issue that I monitor closely, but I also know that these other types of factors can effect him and his health. Dogs do not react well to change and stress reactions can be harmful at the least and catastrophic at the worst.
Contamination’s do happen in all kinds of food, human and animal alike, but it doesn’t mean an entire brand is bad it’s possible it’s just a specific batch. But, unless they issue a recall or these people making these reviews/complaints can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt (via actual science) that the pet food was contaminated and that it wasn’t any additional factor I’m going to continue feeding my dogs this food. I will continue to monitor each of them as this develops further. I suggest anyone using any dog food do the same constantly. And if you believe your pet got sick from the food take them to the vet and have a blood test done, have the food tested by a lab for contaminants, contact the manufacturer with your concern, note the lot number and store you purchased it from, buy a new bag with a different lot/batch number and ween your dog off of it onto something simple like chicken and rice, but don’t take an isolated incident and try to bury a company/brand with it and please don’t take the reviews of one site or a small group of people and try to cause mass panic. People need to be informed that it is possible their pet can get sick (from any food at any time for a number of reasons), but they don’t need to hear if your pet eats this particular thing they will die. Every pet owner needs to do their due diligence and be informed whether or not your specific dog has an issue, and if their is an issue inform the right people at all levels so the process to get any issue fixed can be done properly.
My elder dogs died this year at 15 and 16 respectively. They ate Kirkland all their lives until one developed allergies and needed to move to venison and sweet potatoes. They did great, had good energy, good weight and were quite illness free. That said, any batch of any thing can become contaminated, as we well know from our own lettuce products, etc.
Please see below, first hand reports from consumers on the Kirkland Dog Food as well as Kirkland Natures Domain.
I have sworn by Kirkland brand for 2 years now but after reading all the horrible cases of sick dogs and giant vet bills and in some cases death, it stops immediately!
My Australian Shepard has been eating the Kirkland food the last 2 years, since the “Taste of the Wild” salmonella debacle in 2012. The last bag I bought the first of December has produced all the symptoms listed on the Consumer Affairs site and he’ll barely eat. Of course Diamond denies there’s any problem. Any help on finding a quality replacement would be appreciated.
I have been feeding my dogs Kirkland for over 2 years with no problems at all. READ THE ARTICLE. It is the Nature’s Domain Grain Free that is being complained about. My dogs didn’t like it and are on the Chicken, Rice and Veggies. They are healthy, not over weight, have gleaming coats and firm stools.
We too thought we had a problem with Kirklands Natures Domain. Approximately 3 months after adopting a 1 1/2 year old pointer mix, we began feeding her Natures Domain dog food and not long after, she begin to develop Diarrhea (red bloody mucus). We took her to our regular vet and she was prescribed an anti-biotic for IBS. Dog got better for a week and it started again. This time I took her to a vet specializing in internal medicine. After numerous tests, she was prescribed Sulfasalazine and a rather expensive prescription dog food. After three weeks of no problems I was cursing Kirklands Natures Domain dog food. After the third week, another bout, blood red clear mucus! My wife was in a panic. Back to the vet. I was told to closely monitor what she may be eating in the back yard. We saw her eat dog feces from our other dog. The next day the problem started. Thought for sure that was the problem. By closely monitoring, we stopped that. After Thanksgiving my wife began to put up the Xmas tree. Dog seemed over concerned with what was going on. Next day. same problem. Then in mid December my wife and I were planning to take a three day trip, taking along our dogs. While we were preparing for the trip the dog seemed stressed. Again the problem started. Every time it happened, it only lasted a couple days. We felt it was not the dog food and ended up buying her the Costco Super Premium Weight Control, a little higher in fiber. For the last month her stools have been solid. When I start to see them soften, I give her pepto bismol tablets and she never ends up getting the bloody diarrhea. Still not sure what triggers it but it is definitely not the dog food. My Huskey finished off the Natures Domain and never had a problem.
Actually meant to give a 5 star rating.
I’ve been using Kirkland Brand Dog Food. Dogs seem O.K, but will keep an eye on them. However, one of my Dogs an a massive reaction to the Jerky treats. I can’t remember the name right now But they have a Blue lid on one of them and Red on the other.
We have been feeding our dog Kirkland dry dog food for 2+ years. Never been sick. Now I have seen her in our yard eat some pretty nasty stuff. Dogs will do that.We don’t feed her the wet stuff and we don’t feed her people food on purpose (she will eat it if it ends up on the floor).
Diamond makes the Kirkland brand for Costco, it is similar to Diamond Naturals. Sometimes dogs don’t do well eating chicken products because we vaccinate our dogs with vaccines made from chicken embryos. So imagine eating something that you are vaccinated with every year; could cause sensitivities. Diamond is a good company that makes a lot of different brands and yes they have had 1 major recall years ago that resulted in pet deaths but since then the recall that some have posted about was end of 2012-early 2013 and it was from 1 plant in South Carolina and Diamond posted a voluntary recall because of a suspected salmonella problem that would have hurt pet owners more than healthy pets. On the flip side of that look at how any foods for people in the past couple of years caused considerable sickness and deaths do Spinach to bean sprouts.
My 3 dogs have been on Kirkland weight control for many years and are healthy and have nice coats. No problems
Why do the ingredient lists in the article above list chicken as the base for Lamb and Rice. There isn’t a lot in common between chickens and sheep ! somebody isn’t paying attention and that makes me wonder.
That said, all our dogs are doing well on Kirkland Lamb and Rice.
We have 3 Austrian Shepherds that are on Natures Domain Sweet Potato and Salmon due to one of the dogs that has severe allergy issues to dog food and this is the only dog food that has helped. All 3 dogs are healthy, allergy free and doing well on this dog food.
Indicate what flavor (salmon, turkey, beef etc) and MORE important, WHAT Costco and State you purchased the Nature’s Domain at. California plant services this coast and a plant in the south services the East Coast.
I use the Costco in San Dimas, CA and Nature’s Domain Salmon and Sweet Potato and just finished 2 bags for my dogs and nobody is sick at all.
More info is needed on the stores and exactly what you bought . Thanks!
Ok now I am getting VERY suspicious…I am involved in dog rescue and 3 years ago one of our small dogs had a severe reaction to the Chicken Jerky treats from China (yes I know they are finally doing something about it, although Costco for some reason is still selling them). Anyway, he had to be hospitalized on IV fluids for days. Now, my other little dog began showing signs of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis about a week ago and had to be hospitalized overnight on IV fluids. We feed NATURES DOMAIN TURKEY AND SWEET POTATO (used to mix in 1 bag of Chicken and Rice to 2 bags of the Turkey in a big container until about 2 months ago when I went straight Turkey…wondering now if that is why I am now seeing a problem). I know she didn’t get into anything else so I am 99% convinced there is something wrong with the batch I bought in December. I am sick that I didn’t keep the bags because it did seem like the color of the food was a bit darker than normal. This food was affordable and supposedly good quality (especially when you are feeding lots of dogs). I recently bought the Salmon and Sweet Potato for the little one who was sick thinking the Turkey is just not agreeing with her. Now I don’t know what food to buy or what to do with the 2 opened bags I just bought and 4 unopened!
We switched to Costco’s Nature’s Domain Sweet Potato and Salmon dog food earlier this year. For the first 18 months we had him, our rescue dog couldn’t eat any brand of dog food for more than a couple of months without getting sick or having horrendous gas until we found Natural Balance (same kind of sweet potato and salmon combo). When I saw Nature’s Domain’s version at Costco for a lot less than Natural Balance, we changed brands and he has been eating without any problems and for much longer than he was willing to eat any other brand – expensive, cheap, it didn’t matter. I read the scary reviews, too, and I will be watching him to be sure he is not getting sick but so far this food has been a big help – both for his comfort level and for our bank account.
I recently spent a large chunk of money at the vet because my dog was very sick. One night at midnight he spent about 30 minutes violently throwing up to the point of blood in the bile. I rushed him to the emergency vet care and they had to pump him with fluids due to dehydration. His stool came up negative for a parasite. They gave him medicine to ease the nausea. For the next 2 days he ate chicken and rice and was fine. I put him back on his normal food and 2 days later even still on the meds he started throwing up again around midnight. The consistent timing made me think it was something he was digesting so once again I took him off his food and the next couple nights he was fine. I’m currently seeking legal action to get my vet bills paid.
Your dog may have been allergic to something in the food. Unless you have had the food tested for contamination you have no proof and no grounds for a law suit. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all have our vet bills paid by claiming their dog food made them sick.
Dogs like humans have allergies. Our first Boxer could not eat beef we gave him chicken. . The boxer we have now can not tolerate Chicken or chicken by products. We buy Natures Domain Sweet potato and salmon. He is doing great. However if he gets a treat other than what I make for him, he gets the runs and an upset tummy. Most treats have chicken by products in them.
We had one dog eating the Nature’s Domain and for a while was doing fine. This was 2012-2013. Then he started getting sick and it was determined to be allergies. Changing his food helped him greatly. We no longer have him due to extenuating circumstances. My current dog I have now had for 1 year. She is on Kirkland’s Signature chicken, rice & vegetables. Vet is totally pleased and she’s doing great. Once in a while, she will pitch a fit and not eat, that’s when I just boil some chicken and rice, add some mixed veggies and cheese and give that to her. She’s happy then and will go back to the dry after a day or two.
My dog has been on it for about two years now and no problems, he loves it! We got our puppy the puppy version and she loves it too. There is no right or wrong answer to Kirkland being a good brand or not..every dog is different! Everyone will have different experiences no matter what.
I have fed my three dogs kirkland brand lamb and rice for about four years now and my cat the kirland brand cat food for a year with no issues. I switched from Natures choice as it was less food for double the price. I tried recently to switch my dogs to a presidents choice higher end brand as I live 4 hours away from a costco store and almost immediately they got violent diarrhea from it. Put them back on Kirland brand Lamb and Rice formula and their belly’s were happy again. Their stools are firm and they too are happy. One is a 9 year old black Lab/husky cross, one is a 5year old peekapoo, and the other is a 13 year old small/med bread we inherited. So I will keep my furry babies on this food and trust costco will continue to live up to their reputation of good quality and will pull it off the shelves if it truly is not a quality food they can trust and/or that is indeed causing death or sickness to the pets consuming it! Unless I see drastic changes in my animals we will continue with Kirkland. Hope this helps someone out there struggling with what to do:)
I’ve had my dogs for almost 7 years, and when I first adopted them I’d tried a long list of different foods, which either their stomachs disagreed with, or their taste buds found unappealing. I’d settled on Nutro brand products for a few years, until I spotted Nature Domain at Costco, saw that it was highly rated with quality products and for a fraction of the price of what I’d been paying. After at least a year I saw that the rating had dropped, and so I switched over the regular Kirkland brand for mature dogs which they enjoy eating, and have also done well.
I’d buy Nutrisca if I could afford it since they LOVE it on the few occasions when I had to buy food on the fly while we were way from home, but Kirkland has been an ideal alternative at a much lower cost.
I have been feeding my dogs Kirkland Natures Domain for 7 years, I’ve never had a problem and my dogs are healthy with gorgeous coats. It disturbs me that people think that if their dog gets sick it is because of contaminated dog food instead of allergies or some other issue. Dogs get sick just like people. Unless you have had the food tested for contaminants you should not be trashing a good company for no reason, assuming things about people or companies is not a good practice, please have actual facts before you speak.
Kirkland sources many of its ingredients from China. We’ve seen this before. Bad idea. A friend gave me a big box of 100 dog biscuits after his dogs wouldn’t touch them(smart dogs!) Within days, my dog was vomiting. Looked closely at the box. The Kirkland dog biscuits were from China. Threw them all out.
It’s diamond pet foods (the manufacturer) who is out sourcing to China
I have a 1 year old doberman, and a 3 year old German shepherd, they have been eating Authority, have no problems, but expensive 4 my budget, I want to try out kirkland natural domain salmon, any advice, I understand that vets recommend large breed dog food 4 my dogs, will this food be good for my dogs even though it does not say large breed dog food,
I work at Costco so I started feeding my dogs the KS chicken and rice formula, my dog did so bad on that food to the point of itching so much with his teeth that be created scabs and took his fur off. He had terrible gas, and just as bad stool. I then switched him to the ND salmon and sweet potato formula, within weeks his fur started growing back, his gas stopped completely and his stool started hardening. We also got a puppy a month ago and I started her on it as well and her stool also right away became firm (she flew in, so stress was definitely a factor) but she never got the runs. My dogs seem to be doing great I the food. They free eat, sometimes seem pretty picky about eating it tho. And I’ve been re-researcing the dog food, and I’ve come to find that all the side affects don’t happen right away in most cases….it’s been average 2-3 years where dogs start having serious issues. I also feel that a lot of it is by location. I’m in Wisconsin. All KS food is made my diamond pet foods. I think they have grown to big and manufacture to many kinds of dog food and their quality is slipping and they are doing what they can to cut costs. I am looking to switch my dogs to something not made by diamond pet foods. I don’t want to chance my dogs health and lives. And you’ll have the good and bad with all foods. I guess I just never really paid that much attention before…kind of wish I hadn’t. I’m driving my self crazy with what to feed now.
after almost dying on Kirkland I switched to holistic select made by eagle park they have a really good track record and are not associated with the big plants that have all the contamination and safety issues.
We’ve been feeding our large breed dog Kirkland products since he was a puppy. He’s now a 14 month” 80 lb bruiser, but a sweet one. He loves the food, his coat is super shiny, he’s fit, strong and healthy. We’ve experienced no issues with Kirkland dog food products. He also loves the biscuit treats.
Well I would say my dog recently was very lethargic and glazed eyes. Diarrhea at some points. I will not feed Kirkland brand ever again. I recently noticed the colour of the food and the smell is not the same.. What happened in the process of the food , I do not know. I feel very blessed he is still alive. to some skeptic I would say, beware of fillers and who knows what they have modified in the making. I am introducing a higher quality food , in a very slow process now. Please take this warning very seriously. Hope Costco you will talk to your sub-contractor who makes the food for your customers. we do not appreciate having sick dogs, they are part of our family, who we cherish. I was lucky I caught on before it was to late. My dog was smart, he did not eat his kibbles for two days. that is how I acknowledge the problem. It is not like my dog, refusing food, he is all about eating. thank God for wisdom.
I’ve been feeding my dogs Kirkland Signature Lamb and Rice for almost nine years with no problems whatsoever. Recently my small dog developed diabetes and it was recommended that he change to a pricey dog food available only through the vet. After researching the ingredients in Royal Canin, (which I found has corn and too many unrecognizable ingredients) and trying other ‘premium’ dog foods, I will go back to the Kirkland brand. I definitely consider it to be a well priced quality dog food!
I’ve always feed my 7yr old shih tzu Kirkland Brand dog food with no problem -there were occasions when she would barf (but I wasn’t too concerned as it didn’t happen alot)….After reading that post on Facebook abt (a few wks ago) someone’s dog dying b/c of the Kirkland Brand dog food, I was really freaked out. Immediately started researching to see the story was true. It looked to be true as well as numerous other accounts of others pets getting sick. Okay so now I was really concerned. I just so happened to have 2 bags of the Kirkland Brand dog food. I called the phone number on the dog food bag it was costco corporate headquarters. I asked them if there was a recall on the Costco Kirkland Brand dog food. She asked me to read the bar code numbers & she said “no yours it’s ok and isn’t being recalled at this point, only recalls were on the east coast”..I then asked why it was being recalled & she said possible cases of salmonella. I asked where the dogfood is made. She said in the U.S. EXCEPT for the vitamins (and something else in the dog food ingredients), that is made in CHINA. The next day I returned both bags to Costco. I’m located in Seattle. .call me paranoid but I’m not taking any chances w/my dog getting sick. My question to Costco is why isnt this recall being broadcast somewhere? Maybe all of the East coast ppl know abt it? I encorage each of you that has the Kirkland brand dogfood to CALL THE PHONE NUMBER ON THE DOGFOOD BAG. Anyway, now I’m making my own dog food & am looking for
It wasn’t this guy was it: https://www.thatmutt.com/2015/02/01/kirkland-dog-food-update-man-admits-food-did-not-kill-his-dog/
Yes Sean it was. After I saw that post, I did a ton of research & found that there were alot more dogs getting sick from the Kirkland Brand dog food. THAT’S WHY I CALLED THE PHONE NUMBER ON THE DOG FOOD BAG. (Ref my above post). If anyone is reading this review, don’t take my word for it, CALL THE PHONE NUMBER ON THE DOG FOOD BAG and ask them if there’s a recall. They’ll ask for the UPCcode. I was Told that the recall was on the East Coast. …ASK AS MANY QUESTIONS AS YOU WANT. -Ref my above post
Joanne don’t believe that advice either, In 2011 spoke with diamond’s chief vet and they assured met the recall was in the east. I was in California so they said it would not affect my batches. Well my batches were contaminated with salmonella, Costco and Diamond did not recall until months later. Cost me thousands and they do not care about our animals. Nor did they ever offer an apology or compensation for vet bills. They have been settling cases out of court for years. Cheaper then fixing their plant and supply issues.
****UPDATE**** Sean FYI : I just responded to your post above and wanted to point out that I am always skeptical about what I read on the internet. THAT’S WHY I DID FURTHER DIGGING & RESEARCH & ULTIMATELY CALLING THE PHONE NUMBER ON THE DOG FOOD BAG.
Thanks for updating us.
I had a problem with my Aussie mix throwing up his meals every couple of days, beginning a couple weeks after buying a new bag of Kirkland Lamb and Rice. Tried putting him on bland cooked chicken and rice a couple times, but he always started throwing up again once I eased him back on his regular food. I switched him to a different food and that seemed to fix it. I called the service number, but the vet I spoke with said they haven’t had any particular problems with that batch of food – expiration Nov. 27, 2015. He said that sometimes dogs develop allergies to ingredients in a type of dog food over time and it would probably be best to switch him to something else. I bought this bag in Michigan in mid-January.
So I just went to that “connsumeraffairs” website…. and EVERY dog food have 2 or less stars, with the exception of one. RED FLAG
Sorry cant say I trust that site……….. No need to get upset about costco dog food people. Get a bag, its cheap. Try it, if the dog doesnt like or has reaction to it, get something else. Its as easy as that. 40lbs for less than $30.
I have been feeding my rescue dog Natures Domain Salmon and Sweet potato for
4 years now with no problems at all, I live in Calgary and have heard no mention of recalls.
my dane was affected by the Diamond food when she was a puppy. When I found out about the recall I stopped feeding her the food and actually raw fed her for several months to heal her system! I have had her on the grain free ND for a year. I started with the chicken. She developed a skin rash consistent with allergy. I thought it was a grass allergy at first. But it did not go away. I have put her on the beef now for about a month but the rash is still there. My question is could she just be too sensitive to the food because of the association to the Diamond?
IMO she may have a protein allergy (I’m not a vet but a dog owner). Purebreds are extremely susceptible to a lot of problems, allergies being one. You may want to try an alternate protein source food. Both of my dogs are on ND and I switch between the Salmon and Turkey formulas. They are rescues and were on less than optimal food with standard protein and high corn content which caused a lot of problems. Putting them on the ND and adding ground flax seed has turned them around completely. I hope this helps!!
We have 2 dogs that we’ve feed Kirkland’s Nature’s Domain Salmon and Sweet Potato for over 2 years. The last two months we have seen horrible health issues from them both. We eliminated everything from their diet thinking it was something else we were giving them that could be causing this. One of our dogs have been stuck on steriods because of his allergic reaction to it the other on antibiotics for a bladder infection that keeps coming back. Both dogs were in perfect health until December of 2014 and now over $1000 pet bills later we find it is their food causing this.
Recently changed my dogs food to the ND salmon and sweet potato back in January. Since starting him on this food we’ve noticed that he isn’t finishing his food and is just not acting normal. Definitely something going on with him and will be stopping this food right away for fear that something bad will happen to him as this would be devastating to our family since he was our daughters dog. Hoping he gets better quickly.
Hello, very interesting posts here. I too have purchased natures domain many times for my two boys, and the only things I have noticed about the dog food is that my boys seem to prefer the turkey over the salmon (those are the only favors offered at my local Costco right now.). However, I was never aware of any recalls or issues with this dog food, and as others have mentioned, Costco is VERY good at informing its members of these issues. Not only is there a board dedicated to recalls at the membership desk, but if have also received letters in the mail for things I may have bought that were recalled. For example, the latest one I received was for maranathan almond butter. I went in with the letter and they issued a refund.
I would also like to just inform everyone in here that, as a former costco employee (left to be a stay at home mom) Costco will in fact issue you a refund on any food item purchased without actually having to return the food. They do ask that you bring the food in if you have it, but it will not stop you from getting a refund. So those of you scared by these posts, feel free to return your half eaten bags of dog food. Costco will accept them back. And as for these allegations here, all if can say is what others have said… As an employee, I know very well that costco does indeed run a VERY tight ship. They are serious about their customer service and giving their best to the customers. I have seen them throw out freezers full of food if there was any possibility of them being at proper temps. I.e during power outages. We have thrown out racks of bakery products if the fire alarm went off and food was out on racks, only to find out it was a small fire in the dumpster on the other end of the store. They just don’t take chances. So I find it hard to believe they would take a chance with this dog food. Don’t lose faith in costco just yet…. Hopefully the truth surfaces soon.
I have five dogs: four are shelter/pound rescues; one was purchased from a young couple that bought the dog at a pet shop but kept it in a small crate virtually 24 hours a day (that’s why they sold the dog).
The dogs are variously: 2 large dogs; 2 medium-size dogs; 1 small dog.
I’m not a Costco member but someone gave me a bag of Kirkland Lamb/Rice dog food. The first thing that I noticed was that my 11/12 year old shepherd-mix was no longer having problems walking. Previous to the Kirkland food he had severe problems with his rear legs and would, at times, stumble. He certainly couldn’t jump up on my bed. In fact, to take him to the vet, a friend had to lift him into the car. (As I approach 79 years of age, I’m not strong enough.) Now he runs and jumps like a five year old dog.
I had my cousin continue to buy Kirkland as she is a Costco member.
I noticed something else. My “pet shop rescue” (a small “designer” dog) had been having seizures about every 3 months. Since I switched to Kirkland, the dog has not had a single seizure. (In May 2015 it will be one year since my dog had a seizure.) I rarely leave home so I am aware of the condition(s) of my dogs.
Previous to my feeding Kirkland Lamb to my dogs I was generally giving them Pedigree…sometimes Beneful or Dog Chow.
It is unfortunate that some are experiencing problems with the dog food but I am “sold” on Kirkland and intend to stay with it for the health and benefit to my dogs,
I have been using Costco dog food for over 20 years, on my Rare Breed Cane Corso, and now currently on my Old English Bulldogges. I have tried various brands, Nutros, Blue Buffalo, IAMS, Technical etc…. Each brand was worth the money, but some started to lose the quality, most notably IAMS. I have a dog with allergies to chicken, and he has epilepsy, and the Salmon Food blend from Costco is perfect for him. It keeps him in good health and great shape. I read the labels on dog food…people need to spend the time to read what the food is made from….Costco food is more than adequate. Some pets may have issues which causes bad affects with certain types of food…all dog foods have owners with bad experiences, no different than people with human food.People need to realize that dogs are not immune to bacteria, allergies, etc…don’t blame the food, look at the plausible causes and investigate to find the source.
I have been using the Salmon Dry Dog Food for a year. I always add fish oil. I have 2 dogs with pre-existing skin issues, one with allergies, and the other has ZRD. Both are doing very well though I supplement the ZRD dog with additional zinc. I have a Shiba Inu, an Aussie, and 2 Siberian Huskies (1 is a foster). They all have beautiful healthy looking coats and their weight is very good.
I have two small dogs that always eat organic dry food. I saw the Costo N natures Domain and the price was cheaper and it was totally organic so I figured I would try it. I still had some of the other kind left (Castor and Pollux) and just started putting a little in with the other. Well, Wheezy, the younger one started picking out the old kind and leaving the Costco. I thought she was just being picky. Mikey ate it all and almost immediately threw up. I put it down to him being greedy and didn’t think to much about it. But NOW the other brand is gone so I gave them just the new one and both of them threw up almost immediately then went outside to eat a lot of grass which they threw up also. They have NO allergies to the ingredients and I have NEVER had an problem like this before. Then I went online to see if others were having problems and a host of people on Consumer Affairs told the SAME STORY. Now if you guys want to have a massive case of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE go for it. I KNOW there is something wrong with the bag I got. Just because the brand didn’t affect your animals before does not mean that there cannot be a bad batch or unscrupulous manufacturers turning a blind eye. It’s all speculation but for the sake of your animals DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE AND IF THEY START THROWING UP AND THE ONLY VARIABLE IS THE FOOD THEN STOP IT. Believe me I love Costco, maybe someone is trying to sabotage them who knows but my dogs are not going to pay for it.
Just bought a bag of Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dry Dog Food with chicken as first ingredient and wondered if there were any experiences with it. Dog Advisor rates it as 4.5 stars.
My 10 Yr old Boston Terrier has extreme allergies to grains and any poultry and it’s been so hard to find a good dog food that doesn’t contain and poultry proteins as well as grain free. Kirkland’s nature’s domain salmon and sweet potato has been one of the few foods that don’t flare up his allergies. Been feeding it to him and my other allergy free boston for a couple years. Great stuff no complaints!
Bad, very bad product. Kirkland small dog food from Costco. Normally heathy dog now very sick with liver problems. Do not use this product ,,,
I adopted my English shepherd about a year ago and she was around 8-10 months old and her coat was all mangy and very dull looking. After the first bag of this you could notice a huge difference in her health. Even though she has long hair you can see the muscle definition in her legs. She is lean and never has had a problem with this food. The Omegas in the food are what I’m guessing is contributing to her glossy coat and healthy skin. I usually alternate between the chicken formula and the lamb formula, just so they don’t get tired of the same ole stuff. If you’re like me and want the very best for your dog, but find it outrageous to pay $60 for 1/2 the amount of food, then look no further. It has all the same essential ingredients and more. Some of the top of the line dog food at petsmart and petco don’t even have chelated vitamins which makes it harder for your dog to absorb them nor have a supple amount of the omegas! This stuff is the best bang for your buck! Hope this helps!
My dogs are having serious food reaction (diarrhea) after eating Kirkland’s Dog Biscuits. Is there any active recall or any other complaints?
I was feeding my cats and kittens Kirkland premium cat food and the cats hair started falling out and then another cat had blood in his stool, changed them nature’s domain salmon sweet potato ,now I am so upset because the cats where and Still are peeing on anything they can.
My two larger dogs age 2 yrs and my other puppy 8 months gave them a newer bag of nature’s domain and kirklands weight control from costco and both dogs broke out in hives . It’s almost a week and they still have hives,I switched their feed, but the hives have gone down a lot and they still have hives. How long does it take for this food to get out of their system?
Most of the blame for our pets’, specifically dogs, food allergies and physical short-comings lies with us. We’ve bred inferior animals for the sake of fashion and/or a very specific task. To make matters worse, many breeders practice inbreeding which we know limits a closed gene pool.
I have been feeding my two dogs (a rottweiler/doberman mix and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier) Kirkland chicken and brown rice dog food for over 6 years with good results. My only concern is dry skin. It is rare to see my dogs scratching and only notice the dry skin flakes when grooming them.
We’ve used Kirkland salmon and sweet potato for our American Bulldog rescue since we adopted him over 2 years ago. Had to get a Costco membership because due to food allergies, that was what he was given for years. We had no trouble until August 2015 when he became violently ill from a new bag. I’ve seen several reviews from the same time period and forward. Seems to me a recall should be in order. We are very disappointed.
We fed our dog Kirkland because of allergies as well – 5 years exclusively and no problems until this fall. He didn’t recover – saddest day of my life 🙁
How many dogs have to DIE before they take it off the shelf?!
RIP Mac 8/13/2006 – 12/2/2015
Hi I I’m a member of the costco in Edinburgh and I feed my dogs aurturky chicken and rice complete I now find myself having to shop somewhere else as I think the selection is poor on this brand
Bought my first bag of the salmon version a month ago. I mix it with egg and coconut oil. My 4 month old blue nose pit loves it. He stands by the food bin when I’m getting it ready and is actually exited to eat it (I can’t say the same about some other brands I’ve bought). shiny coat, no dandruff, solid but to too solid stool. Seems like a win to me for the price point. Gotta say, Kirkland products continue to impress.
I am really upset because I cant find where the Kirkland chicken rice and vegetable dog food was made.. I only says distributed out of Seattle. That is not good enough. I dont want any made in the USA sign either. I want some concrete information about the quality of the products, where they are from and where they were cooked up..Theank you.
We have used Natures Domain for years. We have fed it to Aussies, Boxers, Bull Dogs, Shelties and mixed breeds, puppies and Sr dogs and have had great results. We buy 4 bags at a time and the last bag has caused severe diarrhea in all 7 of our kids. I am willing to try one more bag but will admit to being disappointed.
I love this food. I am a breeder of quality dogs and had been feeding Fromm when I switched to Kirkland Natures Domain. A gentleman who bought 2 dogs from me stopped by with his girls and I was amazed how great their coats looked. When he told me he was feeding Costco I was not happy but after seeing his dogs look so beautiful and coats so shiney, I switched. Nothing like physical proof and seeing is believing. My dogs have been on for almost two years and look amazing and the price is perfect for a person with multiple dogs. I have many firends who have switched to Natures Domain and they too have seen the results. Recalls happen. They have not had a recall for 4 years. I am happy and will stay with this food for awhile.
great informative unbias post. researched well. thank you.
My present dog has eaten Costco Lamb and Rice dog food for 6 years and has had no problems. She is healthy, good coat and firm stools. My last dog – a lab/shepherd cross – ate nothing else and lived till he was 15. The food does seem to have got more expensive – but so has everything!
I am wondering if Kirkland dry dog food can compare to blue Buffalo which I am previously feeding my two border collies?
Thanks in advance.
I feed my peke, a hepatic food recommended for her liver problems, so I am not asking about Kirklands dry food. However, she loves the Kirkland super premium dog biscuits. I break them into five or six pieces and give her one or two a day, especially on long car rides. Can I get an opinion on if they are safe to give her? A
I have been using the salmon Kirkland dry dog food for 2 years. I have one husky with ZRD, so she also takes zinc and fish oil daily (both recommended by veterinarian for her). Since I add the fish oil to her food I also give it to my other dogs. They are doing very well on this food/fish oil combination. The fish oil has improved all of my dogs coats and my dog with sensitive skin has improved as well. I’ve also fostered huskies for about 2-3 months on average and all of them have shown significant improvement in coat quality after eating this combination.
Our kitties were on the indoor healthy weight formula kibble cat food, and they had constipation first, then diarrhea. Then the older one (1 year old) began crying and having chronic diarrhea. I read reviews and was horrified. Please don’t feed your cats or dogs any of this brand.
I just changed from Orijen large breed puppy where the kibbles look identical, at 1/3rd of the cost to the Kirland lamb adult formula. No problem weaning her on the new food.
Some rogue comments that live to vent by multiply commenting on this food to distorts reality. I tend to agree with all of the experts in that you can not get a higher quality grain free dog food without spending a multiple for marginally questionable gain. I researched this exhaustively.
It’s and a perfect balance of protien for my Old English Sheepdog where it beats anything off of the shelf hands down. If it wasd sold in pet stores, Kirland would rank amiong the very best of the best, so what is there not to like at this price.
I had my past 2 OES dogs survive well over anticipated lifespan on IAMS and Purina so the food may not be as important as gentics or excercise but it sure provides at greater peace of mind when it is this good and you know you are feeding them the very best. Certainly exponentially better than anything off of the shelf.
My 2 dogs started getting diarrhea 2 weeks ago. We started them on a white rice and chicken diet and they seemed to get better. We started them back on Kirtland puppy food and the diarrhea cam back. We put them on the rice and chicken and they would get better. We didn’t put 2 and 2 together because our dogs have been eating Kirtland puppy food for a while with no issues. This current bag I recently got seems to be making the dogs sick. BEWARE
Our English lab has been eating the Salmon food.loves it. However got a new bag 10 days ago. She will not eat it. This is a concern to me, not sure what to do and who to report it to.
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My dog had been eating the chicken and rice formula happily for nearly a year. However since they have started adding probiotics to it he has been avoiding it and it has been upsetting his stomach. Prior to this i would have given 5 stars.
I have 3 dogs that eat the Salmon Formula. It was recommended by our vet due to my Chocolate lab getting ear infections. She told us that a lot of dogs have reactions to certain dog foods and it usually stems from chicken products. I don’t know how true that is…but I can say that my Lab is healthy and happy. She has a Super shiny coat, and does not get ear infections anymore. We were feeding them Blue Buffalo. I’m sure that dog food works for plenty of dogs, but not my lab. I’m not going to go on the Blue Buffalo web page and say that their dog food was killing my dog. I’m would even go as far as to recommend it to someone, with the caveat that one of my 3 dogs had a problem with it. I’m also saving about $20 per bag which it nice.
I am trying to figure out which Kirkland dog biscuits are lamb and which are chicken in the large box of kirklands Super Premium dog biscuits. Can anyone help me please?
Besides having a dog in the family my whole life, i have trained, raced and was the caretaker for sled-dogs. We had 39 dogs mixed with Alaskan Huskies and Euro-hounds. Each of our dogs had different needs regarding food and staying at a healthy weight. In the off season we fed them Diamond high protein. The dogs loved it until dogs started getting ill. One batch of food had that mold from wheat. We didnt loose any dogs but it took awhile for them to recover.
During training and racing season it was very important to give them the right balance of protein and quantity. We fed diamond with chunks of meet we would get from Alaska. These 50 pound blocks of meat helped build muscle while keeping them at optimal weight. These blocks of meat had fish, beef and venison.
I guess the point i am trying to make is you need to find a food that fits your dogs digestive system and level of activity. My Kelpie right now has a very sensitive stomach. We tried numerous brands from expensive dry to raw. We finally found Nutro sensitive chicken agreed with her system. Nutro is on the lower price scale but it works for her. Our new rescue (possibly greatdane/lab or boxer/lab or pit/lab) likes anything. We settled on blue buffalo and it seems to be a good fit.
One last tip, if you feed dry food to your dog add pump liquid fish oil for omega 3. Also, get in the habbit of giving your dog (older than a year old) glucosamine either powder or treats. All our sled dogs and my current Kelpie all got a daily dose of glucosamine. This will help lubricant the joints and help stage off arthritis or injuries in joints.
Dont rely on reviews or food that someone else uses as every dog is unique. You will know when you find the right food for your dog based on energy level, gas or lack of, solid poop with right color and your dogs weight stability. If your dog has problems putting on weight add some cooked rice for extra carbs with a little olive oil.
Please don’t discount these complaints, I too fed our dogs Kirkland Nature’s Domain for years (their entire life on some form of Kirkland dog food) without an issue, I told everyone I knew about the food. Opened a brand new bag 2 years ago and our dogs got very ill, I thought it was odd they didn’t want to eat it, but that was all that was given to them, so eventually they did eat. Our dogs did live – we figured it out quick since that was the ONLY thing that had changed. I think they have some long term effects: one dog’s levels are high (showing some liver damage) the other was diagnosed with brain lesions shortly after (not sure if that is a coincidence or not). Costco did NOT pay our vet bills and we were stuck with close to $2,000 in vet bills. We did get our money back for the food we returned to the store and a $25 gift card – but IF our dogs had died, NOTHING would have made it okay. So IF you’re lucky and have not gotten a bad batch, please don’t discount these reviews – we’re only trying to save other pets from this horrible experience, and possible death. The food did not look bad, smell bad – it looked the same as usual – the only difference was the dogs did NOT want to eat it, but eventually did since they had nothing else.
I MUST say that I am very happy, as are my boys, with the Kirkland grain-free, red bag dog food. My last purchase in July 2016 though, has turned my boys poop black. They are still healthy and eating well, I am just worried about the black poop. Was wondering if maybe the iron content was changed? Something has changed, just not sure what.
For us , Costcoo’s Kirkland dog food meets the cost / benefit we’re seeking. Our pooch is a GSD and high energy. He’s very healthy and chock full of desire to play and exercise daily. Have had NO negative reactions in the past couple of years.
Research and ratings do not place it as one of the best in the market, but it’s definitely an above average food choice.
We strongly recommend it.
If you love your pets stay away from Kirkland Dog food. My local Costco stopped carrying all other dog foods, so I tried Kirkland dog food. We have a lab. After about 5 hours, the dog had explosive diarrhea and throwing up. We’re on day 3, dog is hurting, still has diarrhea. Of course we stopped the food right away. I’m a big dog person, and I’m writing this to warn people, this food is bad news, stay away.
It’s not one person. It’s several hundred, and I’m another.
In the last 5 days, I have had to put my 3 beloved Aussies to sleep due to extreme gastrointestinal
Illness resulting n acute renal failure.
The fourth is downstairs now, fighting for his life.
I love Costco.
I trust Costco.
I rarely return there.
But, their Nature’s Domain dog food was a death sentence for my FOUR DOGS
We fed lamb and rice for years, with no problems. Switched to salmon 2 years ago, did dinner, until about a month ago. Within a week, it was all over
Intense vomiting, rapid dehydration, extreme lethargy, and finally, acute renal failure.
Before the know it all’s start, 3 consulting vets with more than 60 years (combined) experience used out poisoning. The dogs could not have ingested anything from my yard. I do not keep pesticides,
yard chemicals,etc inside. It was not rodent poison. The dogs were close companions for many years.
They did not wander about unattended.
My house has been baby and pet proof for more than 10 years.
The vets are mystified.It happened so quickly. Bloodworm, urine and fecal samples, even the vomit was tested Nothing.
My vet and it like this.
One dog is terrible.
Two dogs is tragic; maybe just very bad luck.
Not a coincidence.
He doesn’t even know about my poor guy downstairs. Same brown
vomit. I only gave him a little,, then quickly switched to bland chicken.
But I was looking late. Damage was done…
So….. You sceptics hang in there with your Nature’s Domain Poison.
Hope you didnt get a bad batch. Mine was a killer.
I am so ashamed of myself that I didn’t figure it it out in time.
The vet had wondered if it might be the Prescription KD, that they just didn’t tolerate
it well. But my now sick dog never got that.
I’m not mad at Costco.
I don’t want to sue anyone.
I just hope I can spare others from the heartbreak of losing, no killing
a beloved companion. Mine were by my side for so many years.
I just wish I had known…
Where is the Nature’s Domain dog food made or manufactured?
We bought Kirkland a blue bag with lamb. Our dog was good.with it. Our friends had kirkland food with a red bag that had turkey and sweet potato because it gave her dog itchy skin… we have the food to our dog and immediately she was biting at her skin. We switched food and within 2 days she was not biting herself.
I had my dog on a much more expensive brand for the first year of his life, Origen it was called. One day a coworker told me about this food, he said it was just as good and half the price so I gave it a try. Over a year later and my dog is as happy and heathy as he ever was on the more expensive stuff, I’m sold!
I have been feeding Kirkland dog food for 10 years. I show and breed Irish Setters and find that this food keeps their coats shiny and in good condition. I do add other ingredients to their evening meal, but Kirkland is the main ingredient. I find that stools are firm and weight is easily maintained. I truly like the fact that it is grain free. Corn is close to the beginning of the list on so many dog foods, but it in NOT on the list at Kirkland. It is a great dog food at a very reasonable price. I recommend Kirkland to puppy buyers and any of my friends that have dogs. I give it a four plus star rating!
When did Costco change it’s ingredients for Lamb & Rice. There didn’t use to be…My dogs can’t have chicken yet I noticed today there was chicken fat in it. I was wondering why my dogs had started itching.