Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable

November 24, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Kirkland

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beet pulp is also found as an ingredient and has been linked to allergies in dogs. It comes in the form of a by product.

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

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

Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Guaranteed Analysis:

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



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40 Responses to “Kirkland Signature Range Super Premium Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable”
  1. Tina says:

    I have been doing a lot of research on Kirkland dog foods and found overall they are very highly rated and I like the ingredients. I will be switching my 2 Chesapeakes over to the adult formula and I will also be using the puppy formula for my new litter. A couple of things I found that I feel are worth mentioning; Kirkland dog food is made by Diamond and it is ethoxyquin-free.

  2. Nelson V. says:

    Great food. I have my 3 1/2 month Belgian Malinois on this. His coat has become lustrous since. I highly recommend this meal

  3. Jay B says:

    We’ve been very pleased with Kirkland Premium dog food. The price can’t be beat and our two dogs love this brand. Their coats are shinier and they’ve gained healthy weight in the three weeks they’ve been fed this dog food. Prior to changing to Kirkland they were being fed a raw diet of chicken backs, livers and gizzards.

  4. Ronnie L says:

    It’s been two days now that our Yorkie has had Kirklands puppy chicken and rice. He ate everything on his plate both days which he never did with Blue Buffalo. So far no ill effects at all so we’re cautiously optimistic.

  5. Ronnie L says:

    Ok so I can’t change the dumb rating because it accidentally clicked on two. I’ll try again!

  6. Reese says:

    can anyone tell me– what size the kirklands premium puppy kibble bites are? I raise Yorkies and feed small breed puppy formula to all of my dogs– even my adults– and have recently added diamond small breed puppy formula— which also makes Kirklands— but what i need to know is if the kibble bites are the same tiny size– just a tad bigger than a BB and half the sz of a small green pea??

  7. Reese says:

    ooops wrong web address above– I corrected it in this one– 😉

    need kibble size info plz for kirkland premium puppy food and the tiny BB size bites of Diamond..thx so much

  8. gonzo says:

    I had always used Kirkland,but my new puppy now 6 months breeder recommended Eukanuba large breed puppy. t costs a lot more,especially at 6 cups/day.Is this food suitable FOR A LARGE BREED PUPPY?

  9. Monique T says:

    I have a six month old mix breed that I rescued and I have tried several foods including Innova, natures recipe, and Nutro ultra and she has not really gone crazy for any of them and our previous dog was on the kirkland so we decided to try the kirkland puppy formula and she loves it!! And ive been working at petsmart for.over 3 years now so im decently knowledgeable on dog food and the ingredients in this food are great!! And being a college student the price is affordable!! You certainly cant beat the price on this good of quality food!! Highly recommended!

  10. Héctor says:

    I do not understand why these food have milk, i have been reading about the comments of this food and I have found that it can be very good, but some dogs simply cant tolerate it and get diarrhea, my own german shepherd had diarrhea with this food.

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