Diamond Pet Foods
Approval Rate: 66%
I use the Diamond Puppy for my Golden Retriever. Like most Goldens, his gas can empty a room. We switched him to this and it has actually gotten better. I haven't had any of the problems that some have seemed to have. In fact, he's very healthy looking. 4 months old and 40 pounds. Not an ounce of it fat. Hoping to find an adult brand to continue him to.
We were feeding Bil-Jac to our Great Dane, Beagle, and Shiba Inu. It was getting pretty costly, so we decided to switch the Dane and the Beagle to a Bil-Jac/Diamond Lamb Meal and Rice mix, to keep costs down since the Dane's breeder had been using Diamond when he was a puppy. The Dane was 3 1/2 years old and the Beagle is about 15. We kept our Shiba Inu on the Bil-Jac since she has food allergies and does well on Bil-Jac. We started feeding about 3 weeks ago. Our Dane passed away this weekend, vomitting, lethargic, and very quickly becoming unresponsive. He had no access to chemicals or poisons and tests revealed that he was a healthy dog with no genetic defects, no intestinal blockages, no bloat/stomach turn. Several hours before the Dane passed away, our beagle started falling over and having seizures. This perplexed the vet until we mentioned what type of food we have been feeding. We switched the beagle back to Bil-Jac this weekend and he seems to be doing quite a bit bett... Read more
the Diamond naturals is a very good food. I use the Naturals small breed puppy and the naturals chicken and rice. I have been using these for quite some time and all dogs have good coats and poops are fine. I have used Evo,Innova, Natures Variety, Evangers, NV Instinct and some others. They are all good foods, with varing results with stools and coats. I also breed westies and have no problems with skin allergies on Diamond Naturals. It is a good food for a great price with no corn or other not so great ingredients. The only drawback is the poop stinks pretty bad and the gas will make you gag. They can produce some gas that will chase you out of the house.
So I feed the large breed adult to my mastiffs, only complaint I have is my female wont eat it and is now on Blue. Virtually every dog food company has recalls(guess what....even blue had some!!) And to the people that switch to science diet......unless its prescription science diet its just filled with corn and by products, so your really not doin your dogs any favors. For the dog owner that wants a step up from grocery store crap like dog chow and Iams, I would totally recommend diamond NATURALS
Seeing how diamonds are the hardest thing known, I can't see anyone feeding them to their pets. It'd break all their teeth quicker than breaking your bank account.
More recalls in the history of dog food than any other company...... I wouldnt trust them with the well being of my furrkids!
I just bought my first bag of Diamond Natural Chicken n Rice. My Pitbull was on NutroMax and just stopped eating it one day. I tried to then switch her to Blue Buffalo, She wouldnt have anything to do with it. I had to mix the two together then add gravy. She still would only eat a few bites. A friend told me about Diamond, so I went and got a bag. I tried to transtion her over to the new but she eats the Diamond and spits out the other dog food I mixed in. Her stools have been ok, little soft but not runny. The only thing I dont like about this food is since she started eating it her breath smells horrible. This food is about the same price I was paying for the Nutro, but cheaper then the Blue. Only one place near where I live actuallt sells this food, so if they are out then I got to drive over an hr to get it. As long as my pit eats it, I will get it.
My mom has 3 dogs,and due to her finantial status she wasn t able to keep up with my choice of dog feeding,so she switched to Diamond. Her dog that was eating Purina Pro Plan,and Royal Canine sensitive,never looked better,he is healthy,with shiny coat and firm stool,I can only say probably best buy on the market.
i will never ever buy this brand again we purchased two johnson bulldogs the breeder said he had them on diamond high energy we decided to switch them over to puppy lamb and rice we did the seven day transition and ever since they had runny stools and my female started vominting and runny nasty stools we had to rush both dogs to the emergency vet costing us a fortune to get both my babies well again it is not worth the money considering it will cost u a fortune in the long run luckily both my babies are fine and in much better health than what they where when they where on it i have since changed thier diet and they are doing great i will never reccommend this brand to anybody unless they have a fat wallet because the vet bills alone will kill them bad bad dogfood
KIRKLAND (COSTCO BRAND - created by Diamond Pet Foods) DRY DOG FOOD almost KILLED my perfectly healthy 5 year old black lab. I started my lab, belgian shepherd and 2 chihuahuas on their Kirkland Signature Chicken and Rice 40 pound dog food about 2 months ago (to save money -- and thinking Costco was a quality product). Boy was I wrong. While 3 of our dogs didn't have a reaction our Lab started showing signs of illness w/in 6 weeks. First breathing problems and strange noises, then seizures which became worse and worse and lasted longer and longer. His head would shake uncontrollable (clearly neurological). Each time I gave my dog Kirkland Dry Dog Food the seizures would intensify and start sooner and sooner after he ate. The last bowl I served him he had 8 seizures in a matter of hours, lasting 1-2 minutes. That's when I started researching seizures and learned about dog foods causing this and dogs dying because owners didn't know. I stopped the Kirkland Food immediately and s... Read more
diamond naturals formulas Lamb and rice is great food no corn it dose have meat by-products but that's ok it still good for them. ( if you can see what dogs eat its gross so meat by products are ok with me) I have a 10 yr old mini dachshund that weights 25lbs. ( she should weight 10lbs)We have done everything to help her lose weight. she has been on diamond naturals formulas Lamb n rice for 2months and she is losing weight and is frisky for the 1st time in 5 yrs think you Diamond.
We use Beef and rice as Lamb and rice is more expensive...and when you have 3 dogs....well. Now some poeple may have money to burn but we don't. The dogs thrive on this stuff. I do add soup from boiled bones to thier food and some scraps from the butcher that I ccok up( fat and meat) 2 of the dogs are outside all the time and as it gets below freezing so I don't think the fat hurts them. They also have a very nice strawbale doghouse so they have a very warm place to get out of the cold. The dogs are 10 plus and in terrific shape...no health problems at all. I use, preferably, Indoor Cat by Diamond ( high protien and no corn)for my cats. Can't always get it as we live in a remote rural area....choices are slim at best. My cats are pretty ferocious hunters so they get lots of "raw" food...but after reading a bit I will start adding canned food to their diet. I have to say that all this brewhaha about by products seems absurd to me.....what do dogs eat when they get a "kill"? The guts!!! ... Read more
I have a 20lb Shiba Inu. He is pretty active and hyper. When I got him, the breeder gave me Dog Lovers Gold, which is all natural but they didnt have any flavors nor did they a puppy formula. it was hard to find, well Impossible to find other than through my breeder. So I wanted to try something else. I was working as a temp for a company that trains German Shepards as bomb dogs, cadaver dogs, etc... and the Kennel manager told me he has all his highly trained dogs on Diamond! AND better yet it was about a $1.00/pound! I'm on my 2nd 40lb bag now, and I have changed every dog in my family to Diamond. My Shiba poops like clockwork, he loves the lamb & rice and he has no digestive issues, skin issues, or any issues...he's just a happy lil guy. I do sometimes mix it up by adding some wet food (wellness, call of the wild, even Sojos) just to keep him interested. I am very happy with Diamond and I dont plan on changing.
We have a lab/german shephard mix with allergies to wheat, corn and soy. He used to get ear infections continually and chew non stop. We live in a rural area where our choice of pet foods is limited. We tried every kind of so called natural food we could find, including some rather expensive brands, even going as far as making a 3 hour trip to the nearest city to try to find something at the big pet stores... but nothing worked for him, not to mention, he didn't care for most of them. We finally spotted Diamond's Natural's at Tractor Supply and after reading the ingredient's list, decided to give it a try. He hasn't had an ear infection since switching and although he does still chew at times, it's nothing compared to what he was doing! Plus he loves the taste! The price is a big plus, too. It's not cheap by any means, but not anywhere as expensive as some of the other dog foods we tried. Plus Tractor Supply is in our area, so no long trips to get his food. We use the lamb and rice adu... Read more
There are some foods that they make that are full of corn and by-products I would not feed that. But I think it is their diamond naturals formulas that actually is not bad at all. Its great for those that can not afford alot but still want to feed something good to their pets. I dont although like all the recalls that they have been in.
I have my Lab/Pit mix on it, and he loves it. He has skin allergies to CORN. There is NONE in the Diamond Naturals. Sure, his crap is a light color, but frankly, if it's coming out, then it's good, no matter what friggen color it is. And it's solid, for those of you who wanted to know that. I had him on NutroNaturals, and was paying an arm and a leg ($50) for a 35lb bag. I went to Diamond Natural Large Breed Lamb and Rice, and now pay $35 for 40lbs. Can't beat that. As far as I am concerned, I will be buying this from now on. Will give it to EVERY dog I have from now on. I love it. my dog loves it, and my dog is spoiled. So, kudos to Diamond on making a wonderful food.
Ok. i didn't know how to just update my old review of this food. originally, i had tried the lamb and rice formula, which just didn't agree with either of my schnauzers, so i gave the food a low rating. i still am trying to keep my dog food bill down, so i went and tried the chicken/rice formula of the diamond naturals. my girls are working on the second 40lb. bag, and they are doing great on it. poops are good, skin/coat is way better, no more paw chewing. I really am very picky about what my dogs eat, and the "good" foods are so expensive, i was feeding canidae, but they are ridiculous. i tried wellness, they liked it, but the price, geez. i have tried all the "expensive" brands out there i think. but, they really like this diamond naturals flavor, and i like the price. $26.99 for 40lbs is great. i know diamond had their problems, but no one is perfect and they have fixed the situation. if you haven't tried the diamond naturals, give it a try. my dogs love it.
The Diamond I have seen around here at Tractor Supply's is full of corn and Wheat, I was gave a sample and my dogs would not touch it. I under corn and wheat or wheat gluten is a Cheap High Protein but ever time I have tried to feed them any brand with that in there they do get skin allergies and sick at stomachs.
I started my puppy originally on just boiled chicken and rice because I knew that she was allergic to corn. The first store-bought food that I fed her was Royal Canin 27 and she had dark, solid, healthy stool. When she hit 10 pounds, she was going through a $12/3 lb bag too quickly, so I figured if she was doing well on a more expensive brand like that, I could try changing her over to the cheaper Diamond stuff with what seemed to be a pretty comparable ingredient and composition list (Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy). Boy was I wrong! Her feces was always bright yellow, which seemed extremely unnatural for any that I've ever seen from any dog and in no way correlated to the color of the food--dyes, maybe??? Also, extremely runny and the HORRIBLE gas. I attributed the original couple of days of diarrhea to her little body getting used to the food, but it wavered between relatively soft to just plain liquid for several weeks. It's strange because, again, the alleged composition and i... Read more
I totally agree with pittbull and saintlover! My friend has 6 dogs( we call her a private dog shelter : )) and she was buying TOW but couldn t affort it,than she switched to Diamond Naturals,and although it s not grain free,it doesn t have corn or soy. Also has fruit and veggies,and she says she is 100% sattisfied,as sattisfied a person can be feeding dry dog food. Yes,it would be better if we all switch to raw,and barf,but many people don t have time,or money,these kinds of food are great replacament.
I just bought my first bag of Diamond Lamb & Rice Naturals, for my 1 year old, he loved it! I like the price and the ingredients were not too bad either.I'm rating the food great because my 5 year old Saint Bernard has been eating Taste of the Wild for several months and is doing great on it. Diamond seems to be a good food, and believe me, I did my homework before I settled on it. Now I want to make a comment to the person who wrote that Purina is a good food!!! Learn to read labels, Purina is not a good food, and their Beneful line does not contain fruits & veggies. One more thing, the dog food you refer to as "Chicken Noodle Soup" is really named "Chicken Soup for the dog lovers soul"which I have also fed my dogs in the past, they did well on it, and I had NO problems with diarrhea or vomiting!!
I have been buying the Natural Lamb and Rice Large Breed Puppy Food. I like all the good ingredients but my dog can't poop solid on it, and has the worst GAS ever! He has been on it for months now and I can't pick up his poop in my back yard, it's just too runny! I have to switch him to a different food!
I personally would not feed my dogs the cheaper versions of the Diamond foods but the Diamond Naturals are a good food for the price. No corn, no by-products. My one male pit bull has a sensitive system and many dog foods give him the runs and really bad gas. I've found that his system tolerates the Diamond Naturals Chicken and Rice very well. My Golden Retriever who has sensitivities tolerates the food well. I have very little to no gas amongst all my dogs. They seem to like the food and eat it well. They do not always act like they are hungry and they seem to be satisfied. I do not have any issues with them vomiting or having accidents in the house like I would have with many other brands of dog foods, including some of the pricey so-called better/best brands. I think Diamond offers a decent food for the price.
I have contacted this company about their re-call issues and pepered them with questions. No system is perfect. If we are HONEST with ourseleves, we have all made mistakens or fallen short in life. It isn't so much what happens as how you re-act and handle the matter. This company has instituted new safety checks and addressed the past issues. They do not use ingredients from asia, though they do use ingredients from Belgium, Germany and New Zealand where quality control is quite frankly Much higher than ours here in the US. I agree they deserve a chance. They are providing grain free foods at a cost that every dog owner can afford, nobody else is. I honestly don't feel that the re-call issues are all to blame on the companys. Afterall, most if not everything they were doing and have done was totally within the law. It was the government that let us down by not setting the standards higher and enforcing them. All of the correspondence I have received has been thorough and professional,... Read more
We started out our GSD on a beef based food, but due to our situation we changed to diamond dog food. We gradually mixed it with her old food, but the change over was a little rough as can be predicted with the sensitive stomachs of GSD's. A sleepless night or two and some carpet scrubbing later and she became used to it. She has an excellent coat, lots of energy, and we are thinking of keeping her on it indefinitely. To a certain extent you get what you pay for I know, but for the price I think it is a good value dog food between bad and excellent somewhere. Though we are thinking of keeping our shepherd on it we have decided to keep our rescue dogs on it indefinitely. They love it. I think some people should take price into consideration in their ratings a little more. Other than the change over period, good value dog food.
NEVER EVER EVER BUY DIAMOND BRAND DOGS FOODS. THE 2005 TOXIN ATTRIBUTED TO THE CORN THEY HAD. READ THE POST THEY WROTE IN THE CANIDAE ALS SECTION UGH HORRIBLE FOOD COMPANY. DOGS DIED FROM THIS BRAND ANY THAT THEY MAKE IS AFFECTED. HORRIBLE PRODUCTS HORRIBLE COMPANY!
I feed my 2 cats Diamond Naturals active formula. I was feeding California Natural chicken and rice (which is essentially the same food, but $12 more per bag), but it gave one of my cats the runs...he never had solid stool on that food. They loved EVO, but I hated the price. Thus, I tried Diamond. At $1 per pound, it's cheaper than anything I've been able to find...both at the grocery store (which sells crap food that I wouldn't feed to any animal, EVER) and at the pet/farm stores. They LOVE it! They gobble it up right away. I've considered switching my dog to their chicken and rice formula...she eats Merrick currently, which she loves. My only concern is she has weird allergies, and has had bad reactions to other chicken and rice foods. I've had her on lamb and rice, but I'm not going back to lamb. Has anyone ever had an experience w/ an allergy-sensitive dog and Diamond? I'd love to her suggestions and stories!
i just started my GSD on diamond premium adult. i only did this because of a tight situation and hopefully this 40lb back will last me for a while..otherwise i usually feed canidae chicken and rice. i think he will live for the next two months...
The dog we had when I was growing up loved Diamond Dog food (and so did the cats, they preferred it to catfood), but it's a little too pricy.
The first ingredient in this food is chicken by-product meal. Poultry by-product meal is a high-protein commodity used as a major component in some pet foods. The second ingredient is ground corn. This should never be fed to a dog, case closed.
ok so i agree that diamond regular is not that great but when you look at diamond dog foods as a whole, they have everything! they have regular diamond for people who want cheap dog food with fillers and all that bad stuff( but atleast it doesnt have BHA or vitamin k3), then it has its diamond naturals which are actually very good and also still very cheap in price, then one step higher you have chicken soup for the dog lovers soul which is great and has nothing bad to say about it(thats their hollistic brand), and lastly they make Taste of the Wild as their grainless dog food which is amazing and still a great price! i dont care what you other ney sayers have to say, diamond is a great dog food and shouldnt have that bad stigma because of that corn thing 3 years ago.(besides only the diamond regular has corn in it!)
Low quality dog food with all the typical fillers. Can be found at Farm supplies enough said.
I bought a new bag of Kirkland premium lamb, rice and vegetable 2 days ago and my great dane woke up last night (she always sleeps through the night) and had diahrea with blood in it. She has been on this food her whole life (she's 2 yrs) and never had a problem. I am going to call Costco today and see if anyone else has complained. The exp. date is June 2009. Anyone else having a problem???
I have had good luck with a lot of the Diamond foods. Our cats have never been healthier than on Chicken Soup and have been eating it for the past 2 years. Our dogs love the taste of the Naturals line. However there is only one out of the way store who sells Chicken soup & Naturals so that would be my only complaint.
Well, I posted here more than a year ago and I will now say again, I still use the lamb and rice for my Danes. They are very healthy, strong and full of energy and life. With the introduction of the "Naturals" variety that have no by-products or Corn I still cannot say enough about how well my dogs have done over these years. I have nothing but praise for this food as it has performed very well and saves me close to $40 a month compared to higher priced brands of equal quality. In my opinion, again, there is not a better dog food value than Diamond Naturals Dog Food.
Not all Diamonds Petfoods are junk like some of the uneducated posters say!! First Diamond is a huge company just like every other dog food company. Diamond Naturals is the newest and best diamond brand out it is right there with Natural Choice ,Natural Balance, Solid Gold ...It has no by products no corn it comes in chicken and rice lamb and rice and a few others...Diamond also has Chicken Soup for the Dog lovers soul ..which is a excellent food read labels compare labels this Diamond Naturals is great i Raise Pure bred American Pitbull Terriers and they do Excellent on it...If you switch foods all at once they will have upset stomachs...Do your on research just because someone says its bad doesnt mean its bad and also some animals react different!!!
After reading the comments posted by diananewbie calling someone an idiot because she couldn't find phenobarbitol listed on a bag of Purina (eeewww). do some reasearch b4 you call someone an idiot. AAFCO regs do not require it to be listed as it was added to the dead dogs and cats they use for a protein, meat and bone meal soure by the people at the dog pound. Alot of food plants contract with shelters etc. Just because you couldn't find it on the list doesn't mean it isn't there,so who is the idiot? FYI Diamond doesn't contract with shelters, but Purina might. I wouldn't feed that brand to a dog or cat I didn't like.
Diamond has a long history of problems poisoning pets.
DIAMOND and PURINA DOG CHOW users, may want to read this http://www.care2.com/news/member/739307707/354908
I have been using The Kirkland Signature Super Premium Chicken and rice for 3 years now... and am the owner and breeder of Champion Boxers. They are doing great on it, and I have tried other expensive brands... all that didn't agree with my dogs. For the price there is none better out there... especially if you are feeding 5 dogs.
sodium pentobarbital is not in purina u idiot i just looked myself on my purina friskies chicken dinner in gravy
Diamond Premium Review: Inadequate meat content, by-products, low quality grains and other controversial filler. The first ingredient is by-products. The next two ingredients are low quality grains. Wheat flour is a grain fragment. The use of wheat is a significant negative: wheat is believed to be the number one cause of allergy problems in dog food. Corn is a problematic grain that is difficult for dogs to digest and thought to be the cause of a great many allergy and yeast infection problems. We prefer not to see this used in dog food, yet it is the primary grain in this food. It is a concern to see a fat as the fourth ingredient. Research at Purdue University has identified fat in the top four ingredients of a dry food as a factor that increases the risk of bloat in large breed dogs. Smaller breeds are untested. Brewers rice is a low quality grain and by-product. Beet pulp is further filler and a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned an... Read more
We are Collie Breeders and use the Premium since our dogs are not kenneled and are quite active. They seem to thrive on it.
MY DOG IS NOW 15 YEARS OLD AND I ALWAYS GAVE HIM DIAMOND DOG FOOD THE KIRKLAND SIGNATURE FROM COSTCO AND ON THE LAST TRIP TO THE VET I WAS TOLD THAT MY DOG DID NOT LOOK LIKE A 15 YEAR OLD HE WAS IN THE BEST OF HEALTH AND COULD PAS FOR A 5 YEAR OLD IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE GREY HAIR THIS FOOD HAS THE BEST NUTITION FACTOR IT IS EXCELENT I COULD NOT ASK FOR BETTER PRODUCT AND IT IS ANIMAL FRIENDLY TOO . I HAVE TRIED THE VERY EXPENSIVE DOG FOOD THAT THE VET HAD RECOMMENDED AFTER HE SAW MY DOG HE HAS CHANGE HIS DOG FOOD IA HAVE A PURE BRED BLACK LAB AND A MINIATURE DOBERMAN PICHER AND SHE LONES IT TOO.IF YOU ARE A COSTCO MEMBER DONT MISSE THIS DEAL YOUR DOG WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.
As of January 2006, there is a recall on their food. They also make other forumulas under different names, so beware. They did do a recall on their products which can kill your dog. Turns out the corn is toxic in their food. They also make Chicken Soup for The Dog Lover's Soul, but that is not supposed to be contaminated since it doesn't have corn and is supposed to be made in a different plant.
Our otherwise healthy 5-year-old yellow lab died suddenly this week from massive liver failure, with symptoms consistent with aflatoxin. Her diet included "Kirkland Signature" made by diamond, sold by Costco. That brand is not listed in the recall, however, it is suspicious enough that we are planning an autopsy & toxicology tests to confirm our suspicions. Some one needs to explain to my 9-year old daughter why her best friend was poisoned.
This is a very unfortunate event for Diamond Pet foods and the owners of the pets who ingested the contaminated food. Most folks here are on a witch hunt for Diamond somehow thinking they are responsible for inspecting EVERY kernal of grain, every cut of meat or poultry used in their products. No pet food company does or can do this unless people are willing to pay $100 a bag.