Kirkland Lamb and Rice with canned?
We got the puppy home over a week ago. The breeder was feeding 1.5 cups of Kirkland brand (Costco) Lamb and Rice adult kibble, mixed with Pedigree Canned food (only 2 tbps each feeding) twice a day. We have been feeding the same, though we have raised the kibble to 2 cups each feeding.
My research indicates that the kirkland kibble is actually fairly decent food (see ingredients below) for the money...and I cannot afford more than about $150 a month for dog food, so its economical too...
What I am more concerend about is the canned food... I noticed that the pedigree canned foods first 5-6 ingredients are all meat by-products... Something that even SOUNDS unhealthy.
So I'm wondering... Can we do away with the canned all together? Should we switch to a better brand of canned food to mix in? Just need a little insight, because I understand meat by-products to be quite unhealthy.
Kirkland Lamb and Rice Ingredients:
Lamb,lamb meal, whole grain brown rice, rice flour, white rice, egg product, cracked pearl barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and Vitamin E), beet pulp, potatoes, fish meal, flaxseed, natural flavor, brewers dried yeast, carrots, peas, kelp, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder,potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, rosemary extract, parsley flake, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrochloride, taurine, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, chondroitin sulphate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite (source of vitamin k activity), riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.