This Kirkland Dog Food review will leave you wondering where this brand has been hiding for so long—a comprehensive look at the dog food that’s been flying under the radar (but not for long).
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A Sneak Peek at the Winner: Kirkland Dog Food
We should get something out of the way upfront: Kirkland is not really better than Blue Buffalo. However, it’s such high-quality food at such a low price that we think it’s a better deal than Blue Buffalo, and we’d recommend purchasing it over the premium brand.
|Kirkland Turkey and Sweet Potato
|Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice
The winner of our comparison:
Also, there have been a few safety issues with Blue Buffalo that concern us.
These are our favorite Kirkland recipes:
This was a very close competition, though, and Blue Buffalo certainly put up a fight. In fact, it even won a few rounds — but more on that in a bit.
If you’re a Costco member, then you’re likely already familiar with the Kirkland brand. This is the chain’s in-store brand, and they offer generic, low-cost versions of many of the products inside the store — dog food included.
Kirkland Signature Healthy Weight Formula Chicken & Vegetable
Aimed at pups who need to lose a few pounds, this formula has a bit more meat inside it than the one above.
The first ingredient is still a meal — chicken meal, in this case — but you’ll also find lean chicken, chicken fat, fish meal, and egg product inside. This adds more protein without packing on a lot of extra calories. Indeed, this is a low-calorie food, with only about 275 calories per serving.
It’s also packed with probiotics, so that should help your dog digest it well and absorb all the nutrients inside. There are even “superfoods” like kelp and cranberries in here, which you wouldn’t expect at this price range.
It’s not perfect, of course. The egg product may give your dog some tummy trouble, and there’s still not as much protein as we’d like to see.
Overall, though, this is an extremely good food, given the price. Pros
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