One of the primary questions many pet owners ask themselves when shopping for their animals is, “Are the premium foods really worth it?”
After all, some of the high-end foods can easily cost twice as much as the kibble you get from big box stores. Many owners are willing to pay premium prices if it means that their dogs will be healthier and happier, but they wouldn’t want to spend that additional money if it wasn’t worth it.
Today, we’re going to try to answer that question by comparing Kirkland Dog Food, a budget-friendly kibble, with Blue Buffalo, which is at the higher end of the price spectrum.
Did the premium food prove that it’s worth the price, or did the inexpensive upstart pull off the upset? Read on to find out.
What formulas does Kirkland have?
Kirkland has 6 “Super Premium” options, which include formulas for all life stages, as well as a small breed formula and a healthy weight formula. They are all made with fresh chicken, except for one which is made with lamb.
Kirkland also has a Grain-Free “Nature’s Domain” line, which consists of 8 formulas. In this review, however, we are going to stick to focusing on their popular “Super Premium” range.
Who Makes Kirkland Wet Dog Food
Kirkland wet dog food is made by Diamond Pet Foods in the USA.
Kirkland Nature’s Domain Grain-Free All Life Stages Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato
This is probably the brand’s highest-end food, as it’s completely grain-free. This makes it an excellent choice for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
The protein levels are still low (24%) and there’s not much fiber (3%), but it’s packed with omega fatty acids, thanks to foods like salmon meal, ocean fish meal, and flaxseed. There are excellent foods like raspberries and blueberries in here too, as well as a wide range of probiotics.
If we could change anything, we’d cut down the salt content a bit, and swap out some of the plant proteins for animal sources. That might drive up the price, though, which could defeat the purpose (not to mention demonstrate why nobody puts in charge of making dog food). Pros
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