Taking a look at Nature’s Domain Puppy Food

Useful info for Kirkland’s Nature’s Domain Puppy Formula Chicken & Pea

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

  • Made by Diamond Pet Foods who is also known for their “Taste of the Wild” line of dog foods. 
  • It is grain-free
  • First 8 ingredients:
    • Chicken, chicken meal, peas, garbanzo beans, lentils, fava beans, sweet potatoes, chicken fat
  • Does not contain fillers such as brown rice. 
    • Also no corn, soy, wheat, or other fillers.
  • Contains probiotics to help develop healthy levels of bacteria in the puppy’s intestines.
  • Contains DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) to promote proper brain and eye development.

Other nutritional info per daily serving:

  • Calcium 1.2%
    • todaysveterinarynurse.com recommends 0.8 – 1.2% for large breed puppies.
  • Phosphorus 1.0%
    • todaysveterinarynurse.com recommends a 1.1:1 to 2:1 in relation to calcium.
  • Contains vitamin D supplement but does not have a percentage of how much, there also isn’t clear recommended range to look for other than ensuring there is some available in puppy foods.
  • DHA is at 0.05%
    • Recommended levels should be ≥0.02%
  • 3,650 kcals/kg
    • Recommended caloric density is between 3,200 to 4,100 kcal/kg.

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References

CertaPet. (2018, March 16). Nature’s Domain Dog Food: A Close Look Into This Costco Brand. Retrieved from https://www.certapet.com/natures-domain-dog-food/

Kerby, V. L. (2018, March/April). Giant Expectations: Nutrition for the Large-Breed Puppy. Retrieved from https://todaysveterinarynurse.com/articles/giant-expectations-nutrition-for-the-large-breed-puppy/

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