Kirkland Super Premium Chicken and Rice

Approval Rate: 62%

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    Tue Aug 23 2011

    We use both the lamb and rice and the chicken and rice to feed our personal dogs as well as I run a Pet Rescue and we all feed our rescue the same product and all of our dogs do very well with this brand of food. This is a very quality dog food that we trust is good for all of our dogs at an affordable price.

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    Tue Jun 07 2011

    Just brought my 11 week old pup home from the vets. $200. later, I learned that the Kirkland Pup food has a large amount of Ash, and she was just full of crystals. She spent last night crying and in pain and will take 3 days to 2 weeks to recover. She is now on Science Diet and antibiotics. To be fair, the vet said some dogs may do OK, but that is something to watch for if you plan to feed this.

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    Sun May 22 2011

    This is good food. In fact, all of the food that Kirkland makes seems to be good. My dogs have vomited a time or two with the Kirkland puppy and I did become alarmed, but they stopped vomiting and have since been fine. I had my Dane on Science Diet and his skin had become dry & itchy, so i switched to Kirkland. My other dogs are all on Kirkland now as well.

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    Thu Apr 07 2011

    I have been using the lamb and rice for 5 years with great success. I have 3 goldens and my daughters Havenese/chihuahua. I read in Costco magazine that it is made with holistically prepared meat. At that time I was looking for a superior food without the crazy price tag from vets etc. I would suggest that people look up the way to feed their particular breed as this might not be the best combination for them. My dogs also get different herbs added to their meal twice a day, particularly alfalfa. I muscle test for everything and there is not a "good" dog food for my dogs in the super market except they do test for Rachel Ray's brand as a lesser alternative. My dogs DO NOT have skin problems and they used to, they DO NOT have fleas and they used to! I live in a heavily wooded area with tons of squirrels and deer. No sprays, NO drops of POISON on their skin and they do not have doggy smell ever and they get bathed maybe every 3 months! They have their own door and go out to play regularl... Read more

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    Thu Mar 31 2011

    I have read the reviews and consider the range of good/bad results to be a matter of the individual dogs involved, rather than the food. I switched to Kirkland from Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers' Soul primarily because of convenience and cost. Chicken Soup produced a slightly-lower stool volume and I consider it an excellent food at 150% of the cost. Kirkland has not caused my dog any noticeable problems, although I did board her for a few days while I was away and she had diarrhea off and on for 4 weeks when I brought her home and put her back on Kirkland. I cannot attribute this to the food, as it could be the switch in foods or a bug she picked up in the kennel that caused the problem. My dog eats the food readily, but she will eat ANYTHING she can find, so that proves nothing (and explains her bouts of diarrhea a few times per year). The main thing I like about Kirkland is that it contains no bad ingredients (as I define them) - no euthanized dog and cats (can you believe t... Read more

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    Thu Jan 20 2011

    It's a decent enough food. By far a cheaper and better alternative to other dry foods. My pitbull puppy had bad gas for about a month, and loose stools for the first couple of days, but that is what happens when you switch a dog to a different food, it takes them time to get used to it. It even says on the bag that you have to slowly change their diet over like a 7 day period. Now she has very healthy looking stools, and everybody complements on how beautiful her coat looks. She's one healthy pup, and I plan on switching her to the kirkland adult food once she reaches a year or so.

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    Sat Jan 01 2011

    Our dogs were eating Science Diet and a clerk at Tractor Supply convinced my husband Diamond was superior and it's cheaper. Our Australian Shepherd has developed the worst gas imaginable and our mini dachsund is lethargic, also constipated. Both of them are scratching,especially the shepherd. Whatever's left of this is going in the trash. It doesn't agree with my dogs.

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    Wed Dec 15 2010

    While my Husky LOVED this food, it gave him the worst gas and uncontrollable diarrhea. Yes, that was as bad as you think. We're talking explosions here, people. There are some things you can never unsmell. Ugh. He has always had a sensitive stomach, which is common for Huskies. All dogs are different, I know, but we will stick with what does not give him gas/diarrhea and cause him to eat grass every walk we went on. It also made him so thirsty! I was impressed with the ingredients, so if you have a dog that can eat this food, I would recommend it, but it did not work for us.

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    Tue Nov 30 2010

    Chicken and Rice everybody's favorate...

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    Tue Nov 30 2010

    Gotta agree with the poster talking about the "horror stories". I tried this stuff on my Heeler/German Shepherd mix a while back when they put out the Weight Maintenance formula. No problems, though since she's pretty tolerant of all dog food, I didn't expect any issues. I like the price, my vet says it's okay, so everything is fine. Funny, but it seems that all the "horror stories" seem to blame the diet. That makes zero sense. Dogs get sick, they die, get allergies, etc., but I doubt it's always the food that causes all these maladies. If you read Consumer Reports, you find that there really isn't that much difference in dog foods. I did the Nutro/ProPlan/Science Diet stuff for a while, but have found that you pay a lot for basically the same food. Yes, I quit PetSmart food over the recall, but have since purchased Authority with no ill effects. I accidentally ran out of food a while back on a trip with my mutt and purchased Beneful. No problems there, either.

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    Fri Nov 19 2010

    This dog food is great. Good ingredients. Better than Pedigree/Purina and all that other crap. My 3 year old rottweiler has been eating this for the last 2 years. He loves this food and I love it too. Switched him from Purina pro Plan once I figured out what garbage it was. He is healthy and energetic, his coat is shiny and beautiful. I think the other reviews on here are totally biased and looking for something else to be the culprit of their dog's illnesses. The plain fact is that dogs get tumors, and seizures, and hot-spots because these are general diseases that tend to afflict dogs. Dogs also eat dirt and grass and vomit spontaneously sometimes because well... they're dogs! I have had dogs with all of these diseases including epilepsy and trust me the symptoms other owner's dogs are experiencing (besides some occasional gas) are not usually from the type of food they're eating. Don't get me wrong, dogs can be allergic to many things and certain foods being one of them, and if your... Read more

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    Thu Nov 11 2010

    My parents have been feeding their German Shepherd this Kirkland Super Premium Chicken and Rice food as long as I remember. My Cairn Terrier and I have just moved back with them for awhile so that we can visit the family before we move out of state again. The feed their dog from an open feeder (which I don't believe in) but my dog doesnt over eat, so I figured that it wouldn't hurt her to just share that food for our stay. My dog has been on an Orijen diet for the last year and a half and I absolutely love it! Anway, within the first week she started getting horrible room clearing gas. I figured it was just a stage of adjusting to the poorer quality food. I wasn't too worried since it is only temporary and my parents refused to allow me to take the open feeder away and just feed their dog an amount a day. After three weeks my dog constantly has horrible gas and I can't remember the last time she had nice firm stool. So I looked at the back of the dog food bag. It appears not t... Read more

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    Tue Nov 02 2010

    Have had our two boxer mixes on the Kirkland Chicken and Rice mix for well over a year (switched from Nutro Ultimate because of the cost) and neither has ever had a problem with it. No stomach or stool issues, no diarrhea. Did attempt to switch them to Kirkland's senior feed during the summer, both developed severe gas, which stopped as soon as they were returned to the Chicken and Rice formula. 6 other dogs in our extended family are also on this feed and none of them have had an adverse reaction. One actually saw a huge reduction in the severity of allergies she developed on Purina before she was adopted by the family, another is free of stomach upset after three years of vomiting daily or diarrhea daily on Science Diet. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to switch from the Nutro or Purina brands.

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    Sun Sep 26 2010

    Ever since the national dog food recall and 2 of my dogs being fed with Nutro 1) dying suddenly with kidney failure and 2) having a severe illness requiring specialists and trips to texas A&M vet school (Major medical bills) before finally recovering, I have been on a search for a good dog food that is safe and pleasing for my dogs. I switched my dogs to Iams, but after a few months they quit eating it. Then, Petsmart brand..they quit eating it. Then, I switched to Kirland super premium chicken & rice dog food. Within a few days, my house was was filled with a horrid stench--it gave my older dog such bad gas that we could not stand being in the house with him. He had diarrhea and would continuously pass gas--you could hear him across the house. We had to leave the room, and often several rooms. I tried adding some plain yogurt to his food to no avail. As soon as we switched to another dog food, no gas, no diarrhea, and my dog seemed much happier. With no other food have we ev... Read more

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    Wed Sep 22 2010

    I started my mutt puppy on Wellness back in February, when he was 9 wks old. I switched him over to the Kirkland puppy formula in April/May, making sure the transition of foods was over a 2-3 wk period. After a couple of weeks of just feeding the Kirkland food, he started getting hot spots and scratching like crazy. The spots I shaved down have grown back in blond in color, rather than the black coat I originally shaved. He's also stopped being excited to eat and often leaves his morning meal until late at night. There's even been a few days that he's only eaten ~1/2 cup, as opposed to his daily 3 cups. It's now late- September and although the hot spots are cleared up, he has terrible dandruff and is still scratching. He will also only eat the food if I put warm water on it but even still avoids it until he is absolutely starving. I love Costco and all other Kirkland brand items I've tried but tonight I'm starting the transition back to Wellness and take the financial hit...... Read more

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    Mon Sep 20 2010

    I have a 15 month old Goldendoodle. We fed him on the Kirkland Puppy food for the first 12 months and then switched to Kirkland Super Premium chicken and Rice. He developed severe diarrhea (almost like a waterfall each time he went to the bathroom). The vet kept telling us that he had Giardia and we treated him with antibiotics (3 different dosages) and a giardia vaccine and booster. Nothing helped. We finally did our own testing and started mixing in Atta Boy dog food from Costco. We had fed our two previous dogs on this brand their entire lives and they lived to be 14 and 15 years old (very old for a golden retriever and lab). His diarrhea cleared up within a few days and he now has great stools for the first time in months! We hesitated to give him Atta Boy because everyone trashed it saying that it had corn as the first ingredient, etc., but this food saved my boy from a lot of distress and it obviously was good enough for our other dogs who lived a good, long life. Just... Read more

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    Thu Sep 16 2010

    I'm not sure what to rate Kirkland. We switched our little dog from Science Diet to Kirkland Chicken and Rice. We have noticed she is itching and scratching since the change. Has anyone else had this problem? Not sure if she is has allergies to this food or what the problem is.

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    Sun Aug 29 2010

    My dog developed cyst from kirklands dog food. Apparently he is not able to digest the fat in the food so it turns into cyst. Forget saving a buck, I'm going back to nutro.

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    Tue Aug 10 2010

    After reading about the recall, I'm glad I couldn't find the dog food section of Costco, when we adopted our Germ Shepard mix a few months ago. I used to feed them the Costco, but not the Kirkland brand (this was 15 years ago) and I had more than one Rottie to feed, and a breeder I knew bought all her dogfood at Costco. Yesterday, I found where the dog food was, it was $10 cheaper than the Iams ( I bought a 40 lb bag at Walmart a couple of weeks ago) He's doing great on the Iams. After reading all you're reviews, we're going to stick with Iams. Thank you everyone.

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    Mon Aug 02 2010

    KIRKLAND (COSTCO BRAND) 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 switched to Science Diet. Our l... Read more

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    Wed Jul 21 2010

    Diamond,(makes this food) is very irresponsible. The foods they make have this same effect on many dogs...a great many of them getting sick..etc. So sorry to hear of the numerous stories here that describe the awful reactions. Since starting my dogs on this they were throwing up yellow bubbly bile, and one of them now has a tumor on his lip. We hope we can reduce the almost 3/4" size tumor with herbal remedies and such. Not a good place for one if they have to cut it out. About $300 so far into vet / naturopathics bills. Don't let the low price of Kirkland lure you! Think of the health of your pet and read these reviews. Save your pet from poor quality of life. Give them life- giving foods...try Timberwolf/Orejen and others that cost more (but not really when you consider how much you will spend when they are ill!) Tonight I removed the Kirkland from their meal and they all were eager to eat! Previously they'd lay around and look at each other for half an hour first before goin... Read more

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    Sat Jun 19 2010

    I have a 3 year old chocolate lab/ newfoundland mix! He's a big teddy bear and not too picky with his food. I switched him from Iams too Kirkland because I love most Kirkland products. However, he is now getting really light almost blond spots in his fur, his whole back is now pretty much all fadded!! I'm not for sure if it is the dog food, but that's the only thing we have changed so we will be switching him to something else. Not sure if anyone else has had this issue, but if his new food doesn't help he will be visiting the vet... which he wont be too happy about! He's not a fan after we got him fixed a couple years ago, poor boy!

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    Tue May 25 2010

    I had a wolf hybrid that had many allergies...this was before the invention of Advantage, and good dog food. I put her on Advantage and Nature's Recipe (yes, it's made by big brand name), and she did fabulous on it. She lived 15 1/2 years. After she passed, I continued to buy and feed my mix breed dog (border collie/mcnab) the same food. Unfortunately, the food is hard to find in alot of stores, so I decided to try Nutro Naturals. Had my mcnab and new mutt on that food for a while, then read about how it was killing some small dogs b/c they did not regulate Nutro (some really horrible stories). Anyway, I was such a fan, I had my mom switch to it prior to my knowing the aweful truth, and her small dog died of sudden kidney failure. I decided to not feed that to my dogs any longer (even though they had beautiful shiny coats and never got sick). So, on to Chicken Soup..gave my dogs vet said too rich for them. Plus, they all got sick and vomited. No more "chicken so... Read more

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    Sat May 15 2010

    For years I went to the big box pet stores and bought the more expensive dog foods they carried. I assumed that these were the best quality; after all, didn't the commercials tell me so? I dutifully fed this to my dog for about three years. As she started developing more skin allergies I started doing more research and discovered more about canine nutrition in thirty minutes or so than I knew for the rest of my life before. One thing I learned is that I was paying premium prices for what was little more than junk food. I learned how to read the ingredients list and look for more quality (mostly meat) ingredients at the top. I also learned about Kirkland. Three things stood out about Kirkland compared to what I had been feeding. First of all, Kirkland's first two named ingredients are meat products. (Though you have to be careful about that; "chicken" is mostly water so when you remove the moisture to get it into kibble it loses 70-80% of its weight.) The second thing I noti... Read more

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    Sat May 01 2010

    There food is ok for a wholesale retailer. you pay for what you get. Each dog will take differently to different foods. Be advised Kirkland brand dog food has had a few bad things happen with it. Read up on it, i will not tell you about it. Somebody will disagree with what i say or say im not telling the truth. i say oh well and look it up for yourself. Its your dog, do whats best for your dog not yourself or your pocket. i had to switch from kirkland brand, all three of my dogs got sick and one had a near death situation. what ever you do make sure your dog is happy and healthy with his or her food, make sure it meets AAFCO standards. do this test for yourself, go to google or any search site and type in what is the best guality dog food, you will see that kirkland is not in the top of any list. matter of fact here is the link that tells it all. ... the food at the top is what i use, yes i pay more then most, no im not wealthy by any way. im ... Read more

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    Sun Apr 18 2010

    I have an Aust. Shep. 3 yr old. He loves the chicken and the lamb variety. He is energetic, has the most beautiful soft and shinny coat. Lots of energy too. He loves the food. The breeder recommended it and I am glad for this. I wouldn't use any other dog food brands. It is not the price that attracted me, it is the quality and having a beautiful, healthy dog. Note, that anyone trying this or any other new dog food should transition their dog slowly by mixing the old with the new food. Perhaps using the Kirkland as a treat at first in very small quantity.

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    Fri Apr 09 2010

    We first tried the lamb and rice formula and our lab had runny stools for the entire 2 weeks, we did a gradual change from Purina Pro plan. He is now on Kirkland Chicken and Rice and hasn't had a runny stool in a month! We love this-- 40 lbs for $23.

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    Sun Apr 04 2010

    My husband and I recently adopted a great dane (on Wednesday) and was told Kirkland is one of the best for the breed. Since great danes eat more food than most dogs, buying this brand at Costco for $22 a bag seemed wonderful! We had read in her profile she was eating Purina Pro Plan yet had heard from other owners it could be bad for the breed. We had already bought Purina One large dog food to give it a chance... yet we didnt want our dog to eat food we had heard was bad for her, so we bought the Kirkland anyways. Well its Sunday and my dog has developed hot spots all over her body, horrible gas and a loose stool. We at first thought that she had allergies to our house. We washed all our bedding and hers with hot water, no detergent. No improvement. We vacuumed and dust our house all day today. Little improvement. We exercised her with walks. No help. FINALLY I read a few posts on this site about Kirkland. I know that just like every person, every animal is different. In order to te... Read more

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    Tue Mar 30 2010

    i had been feeding my dog science diet, but he was always scratching and itching. over the course of about two years, my vet did allergy testing, i tried holistic remedies, tried meds, etc. nothing worked. someone recommended costco brand to me and i tried that. within a month, his itching decreased 90%. i wish i could get the remaining 10% under control, but nothing seems to work. i will stick with costco brand for him though.

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    Thu Mar 25 2010

    Great for drive, energy, coats are healthy with gorgeous shine and also great for digestive track. I will stay with it ,my shepherds [eastern bred] love it ! [email protected]

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    Thu Mar 25 2010

    I used the Chicken and Rice Kirkland stuff for about a year starting in late 2008. It was all good for about a year, then my lab started getting diarhea. Changed to the Lamb & Rice and it's all good again. My sister's Boxer tried the lamb and rice, and same thing, diarhea constantly, lamb and rice is no problem. Of the 2 choices, the lamb seems to be the safer bet.

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    Thu Feb 25 2010

    I have been feeding all my dogs Kirkland's Chicken and Rice for years. Was taught that corn, wheat, soy, and by-products were not the best. Since this brand didn't contain those ingredients, I thought I was taking the proper care of my dogs. Well, I just lost my 3rd dog to the exact same symptoms. They were eating dirt and I should have realized something was wrong. Yes, dogs do need some corn and wheat but should not be the first ingredients. If you are feeding your dogs Kirkland, then purchase Atta Boy and mix a little in. Or Sam's Club has a brand Exceed that is pretty good and it contains some corn and wheat. Stay away from any food that has food coloring as that can cause Cancer. I thought the ingredients of Kirkland's Chicken and Rice looked good, but if 3 different dogs die from the exact same symptoms then I can only attribute it to the food. If your dogs are eating dirt and grass, something is missing in their diet.

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    Fri Feb 12 2010

    I am LIVID right now! This dog food is complete and utter garbage. We've always fed our three Australian Cattle Dogs Eagle Pak Holistic Select dog food but it's SO expensive. So, I researched the Kirkland food and since the ingredients sounded better than the pricey premium food, we decided to give it a try. We started all three of our dogs on the chicken and rice formula about a week ago. Since then they have alld developed very loose stools and the most toxic, nasty gas I have ever smelled in my life. We just figured it was the transitioning and it would go away. Well, yesterday one of my dogs became incredibly sick! She has vomited at least 12 - 14 times in the last 18 hours and the vomit is disgusting. It looks and smells worse than any vomit I've ever dealt with. My dogs never get sick so I know it's the Costco food. I am so angry and I feel like such a bad mother! Now that I've read that other people have had the same kind of issues I will be raising hell about this a... Read more

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    Sun Feb 07 2010

    i have 6 FRENCH BULLDOGS and stools are always and coat are never dull nor flakey....LIKE PEOPLE ..NO 2 dogs are the same..some may do well others wont...

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    Tue Jan 12 2010

    I have 8 dogs and they all do very well on it.But I pay 24.99 a bag . I want to shop in your store.

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    Thu Dec 31 2009

    We had a 14 month Golden Retriever whom I had on Dick Van Patton's Lamb and Rice and due to hard times I started checking around and decided the Kirkland Lamb and Rice looked good. He was 80 lbs. and in perfect health. I integrated the food into his diet over about a week mixed with his other food and all seemed well. He started having HORRIBLE gas and his breath was unpleasant, but thought he just needed to adjust. Unfortunately, when I left for work one morning he was fine, when my husband came home 6 hours later he had had diarreha and had vomitted ALL OVER THE HOUSE. He, even as a pup, had never even had an accident in the house. We thought he just had a bad stomach and he would be fine. He continued to drink until late Sunday nite, took him to vet Monday, nothing blocking intestines, gave him a shot, and anti-biotics assuming it was a bacterial infection. By the next morning we had him at the animal hospital and he was put on IVs and we ended up losing our wonderful pup ea... Read more

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    Mon Dec 28 2009

    I have a 10 month old English mastiff, she has been on Kirkland puppy, since about 5 months ) when I switched from breeders recommended brand(chicken soup for dog lovers). She is doing great, coat looks shiny, weight gain good, has solid stools, not overly gassy which mastiffs tend to be. I would recommend this food to anyone. The only issue we had was our 4 yrd old lab put weight on too quick with this brand. I definately think people need to evaluate how their dogs will do on it and make their decision from their.

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    Tue Dec 22 2009

    This food is awesome especially when considering the price. There is nothing bad in the list of ingredients I really dont understand why its so cheap! I recommend this food to anyone on a tight budget.

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    Thu Dec 17 2009

    I love the price and the ingredients. But we have tried this food now on two seperate occasions a couple of years apart. Both times our dogs (six of them) have had problems with digesting it. They all get stools ranging from soft to total diarrhea. They are often vomiting several times a week. Their stools also smell worse on this food than on any other food we have ever fed. I have always fed a premium diet, but with 6 dogs the price gets prohibitive. We were hoping to cut costs a bit, but I sure can't do it at the expense of my dogs. The first go round we thought maybe it was a bad batch that we had. But after doing it again this time, there is just something in this food that my dogs can't tolerate. It's really too bad because I really do like the cost.

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    Wed Oct 14 2009

    Our 6 month old GSD Scarlett has an absolutely beautiful coat on this food. No runny stool and she does not throw it back up. Good solid poop everyday. She poops with ease. She eats it aggressively. She has gained 15 lbs in two months and has zero fat. My vet says her weight is perfect. I did not even transition her to the new Kirkland puppy chow. One day she got the last of the breeder's food. His food was puppy food he bought at Southern States Coop. The next day she got Kirkland. No problems. We fed our two previous dogs the regular Kirkland dog food for practically their entire lives with no digestive issues or problems. Newton (Husky/GSD mix) lived 16 years and Simba (GSD) lived 14 years. Newton dropped dead in the back yard and Simba had a degenerative hip disease that didn't surface until she was 13 years. In fact, the vet commented on how beautiful Simbas coat was. Dog food is advertised to appeal to humans. That is why so many people spend so much money on fancy ... Read more

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    Tue Oct 13 2009

    We fed kirkland dog food for years. This last summer I noticed one of the dogs was getting sick but have 4 dogs so wasn't sure which one. Than I realized one of the border collies was loosing her hair in patches and was loosing weight. I saw her throw up so I called the vet. They said to feed her and watch her throw up, it made a difference how she did it. She ate and about 5 min. later she hurled her food, called and the vets back and got her in. They did a ton of tests, cost me over 300.00 and while there they fed her a little food so they could watch her reaction, she didn't throw up, fed her a little more and nothing. Decided the food maybe bad, got home and found the other dog in the kennel had thrown up while we were gone. I switched food and the problem went away. I called diamond dog food whom makes the food, they were very nice, they were going to call my vet, seemed very concerned. I sent in a sample of dog food and now over a month later nothing back from them. I ... Read more

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    Mon Aug 10 2009

    Kirkland Lamb, rice and vegetables and Chicken rice and Vegetables is wonderful dog food. My Belgian Shepherd ate Kirkland's dog chow for the last few years of his life, he had very sensitive skin and passed away at the age of 13.5 years old. He was wonderful, he loved his Kirkland chow. When I switched him to Kirkland's Lamb Rice and Vegetables his skin problem disappeared. I would switch between Lamb and the Chicken to give him variety. The new German Shepherd loves the Kirkland dog food also, I also switch him between the Lamb and the Chicken. He has the most beautiful coat, skin and is full of energy. No more hot spots or allergies for him. Kirkland's both brands of dog chow are as far as I am concerned the best to feed your lovable pet and protector. My German Shepherd was raised on Kirkland's Puppy Chow, he has never had a problem with any of the Kirkland dog chows. What else can I say that he has an extremely shinny coat of fur.

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    Thu Jul 16 2009

    I'm trying Kirkland because we needed to feed our German Shepard a high quility food. The price is good for a 40 pound bag of lamb and rice. Jade might have food allergies She has terrable hot spots on both haunches. She has had issues before with hot spots- but never this bad. I canot afford to bring her to the vet every time something becomes a issue. She also has a eye problem than needs medication daily. I'm hoping that this food solves both issues. That would be great. The other 2 little dogs like it alot and my Cooker is picky eater. We will have to see/ Keep the fingers crossed!!

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    Thu Jul 16 2009

    I have a German Shepherd and an English Mastiff. Needless to say we go through a lot of dog food. Until recently, they had been on Kirkland SP for two years, but recently became violently ill. They were vomiting and had terrible diarreah with blood in it. The problem went away when (under Vets advice) we put them on a bland diet of boiled chicken breast and rice. We slowly reincorporated the kirkland thinking the dogs had something viral and they showed the exact same symptoms again. After doing some research, I discovered that others had issues with Kirkland's quality consistency. At best it is a mid-grade food that is cheaper than any comps you'll find at the pet store; at worst it is a food that could put your dogs health and life in jeopardy. My dogs were fine for two years but eventually it made them severely ill!