Why We Feed our Dog Kirkland Signature
Kirkland has become one of the best-selling dog food products of all time and is rated typically 4 and 5 stars for quallity. The Kirkland Signature product line includes six dry dog foods, four meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for adult maintenance and two for all life stages. Here at Farley’s Market we carry the top 4 Kirkland Signature Dog Foods and this is why we feed our dog Kirkland Signature:
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Lamb & Rice
- Kirkland Signature Chicken & Rice
- Kirkland Signature Chicken Rice & Veg Puppy
- Kirkland Signature Premium Canned
When selecting a dog food it is important to consider:
1. Consider your dog’s stage of life: It is important that you select a dog food that is appropriate for your dog’s stage of life. A puppy eating an adult food will not get the higher amounts of calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals he needs for proper growth. An adult dog eating puppy food is likely to become overweight. An older dog may need a senior food that is more easily digested. When it comes to nutrition, one size does not fit all.
2. Review the ingredients: High-quality ingredients are essential for a healthy dog. When you are looking for a healthy food for your dog, reviewing the list of ingredients on the back of the bag is a good place to start. By law, pet food labels must list their ingredients by weight.
Look for protein such as meat or fish as the first ingredient and meat meal or fish meal as the second ingredient followed by high quality nutrition like eggs, whole grain brown rice, flaxseed.
Some economy brands of dog food are made from inexpensive ingredients that are not easily digested, and do not provide the best nutrition, such as corn, soy and wheat. Any protein or nutrients in the economy brand may pass right through your dog’s system without being absorbed. It also means that you have to feed larger amounts of that lower quality food to provide your pet with the same nutrition as a smaller amount of premium food.
When you compare the cost of economy dog foods on a per-serving basis, and realize how quickly you go through a bag, economy foods may actually cost more in the long run.
3. Consider your dogs individual needs: Lastly, it is important to consider your dogs individual needs such as your dogs breed, activity levels and health. Genetics, breed, activity level and life style all play a role in how much food your dog should eat. Ask your veterinarian to perform an evaluation for your dog and make sure you know the basics too. It’s the best way to make sure your dog’s nutrition and weight is on-track.
The Kirkland Signature Dog Food line, is designed to compete with premium dog foods at a lower cost. They contain no corn, soy, or wheat; and they have no hard to digest ingredients, by-products, or artificial preservatives. These are some of the reasons they have been popular with dog owners, dog breeders and exhibitors, especially people who own multiple dogs. They are able to feed a good quality food at a lower cost which is an important consideration when you have multiple dogs.