Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Puppy Formula Chicken & Pea Dog Food

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  • Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain Puppy Formula Chicken & Pea Dog Food
  • Published on: February 19, 2018
  • Last modified: February 20, 2018
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Review Summary:

Chicken and Chicken meal are ranked at the top of the ingredient list, and are good protein types for dogs that have the full amino acid profile a dog needs. You then have various vegetable legumes and potatoes providing other sources of nutrients. Sweet potatoes in particular have beta-carotene, which are good for the eyes. A bunch of the fruits and vegetables are too low to be counted of significance. The minerals are “proteinate”, which helps the body to better absorb them. Overall, this recipe is well balanced and its nutritional content spec is decent. It receives an above average rating.

Pros

  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content information
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Cons

  • Added fruits and veggies are very low on the ingredient list and have low significance
  • AAFCO Profile

    GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION ADULT MAINTENANCE NO AAFCO PROFILE ACHIEVED
    For All Life Stages  –

    AAFCO Profile info

    Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    27% (min) 15% (min) 4.5% (max) 10% (max) 35% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 340 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin E 150 IU/kg
    Magnesium NA
    Calcium 1.2%
    Phosphorus 1%
    Selenium 0.35 mg/kg
    Zinc 150 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.5%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.8%

    *Values by either Guaranteed Analysis or Nutrient Analysis

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken
    2. Chicken meal
    3. Peas
    4. Garbanzo beans
    5. Lentils

    Chicken is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Chicken meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat.  Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.

    Lentils offers protein, but the amino acid profile is not balanced for dogs. Also, it is high in carbohydrates, but this includes dietary fiber too.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Fava beans are beans that are high in carbohydrates; with almost half of it is dietary-fiber. It offers protein and various vitamins notably rich in B1, B9 and for minerals it is high in iron, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.

    Sweet potatoes contains an abundant amount of vitamin A and beta–carotene, which are important for the eyes / vision. It is also a good source of fiber and be aware that it does offer carbohydrates, since it is a starchy food type.

    Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken, chicken meal, peas, garbanzo beans, lentils, fava beans, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), egg product, flaxseed, tomato pomace, natural flavor, salmon oil (a source of DHA), dicalcium phosphate, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, yucca schidigera extract, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus reuteri fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Diamond Pet Foods
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent company  from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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