Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain (Dry)

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Rating: ★★★½☆

Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Dog Food earns the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3.5 stars.

The Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain product line includes four dry dog foods, each claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Nature’s Domain Grain Free Turkey Meal and Sweet Potato
  • Nature’s Domain Grain Free Salmon Meal and Sweet Potato
  • Nature’s Domain Grain Free Organic Chicken and Pea (3 stars)
  • Nature’s Domain Grain Free Beef Meal and Sweet Potato (3 stars)

Nature’s Domain Grain Free Turkey Meal and Sweet Potato was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain Grain Free Turkey Meal and Sweet Potato

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 27% | Fat = 16% | Carbs = 50%

Ingredients: Turkey meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, potato protein, potato fiber, natural flavor, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, Yucca schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.3%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis24%14%NA
Dry Matter Basis27%16%50%
Calorie Weighted Basis23%33%44%

The first ingredient in this dog food is turkey meal. Turkey meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh turkey.

The second ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in a dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.

The third ingredient is peas. Peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The fourth ingredient is potato. Potatoes can be considered a gluten-free source of digestible carbohydrates. Yet with the exception of perhaps their caloric content, potatoes are of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The fifth ingredient is canola oil. Unfortunately, canola can be a controversial item. That’s because it can sometimes (but not always) be derived from genetically modified rapeseed.

Yet others cite the fact canola oil can be a significant source of essential omega-3 fatty acids.

In any case, plant-based oils like canola are less biologically available to a dog than fish oil as a source of quality omega-3 fats.

The sixth ingredient is potato protein, the dry residue remaining after removing the starchy part of a potato.

Even though it contains over 80% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The seventh ingredient is potato fiber, a source of dietary fiber. Fiber in reasonable amounts can help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce a dog food’s caloric content.

After the natural flavor, we find flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With three notable exceptions

First, we note the use of ocean fish meal, another protein-rich meat concentrate.

Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations.1

Unfortunately, this particular item is anonymous. Because various fish contain different types of fats, we would have preferred to have known the source species.

Next, chicory root is rich in inulin, a starch-like compound made up of repeating units of carbohydrates and found in certain roots and tubers.

Not only is inulin a natural source of soluble dietary fiber, it’s also a prebiotic used to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a dog’s digestive tract.

And lastly, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain looks like an above-average dry dog food.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 27%, a fat level of 16% and estimated carbohydrates of about 50%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 26% and a mean fat level of 15%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 51% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 57%.

Near-average protein. Near-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the peas, potato protein and flaxseed in this recipe and the plant-based protein boosters in the others, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing just a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of various named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.

Recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

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Notes and Updates

08/28/2014 Last Update

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials
  • Thatcoolguy

    There really are no cost equivalent foods out there that are 4 star and less than $1 a pound. I’ve been looking. Probably going to try Nutrisource. Good price and great track record. Seems like a quality food. Victor also looks good as well for a good price.

  • Crazy4cats

    Have you brought your dog to a vet to see what is going on?

  • TN

    I just read your reply and have bought this same exact food as well maybe 2 weeks ago. Since then our dog has developed a cough and when she runs outside or gets over exerted, she will lose control of limbs and fall over and twitch a little. It’s over in a minute or two and she walks fine after This just started happening after this new bag of food. I will have to stop feeding this to them and see if any changes occur. They have eaten the turkey formula with no problems but I bought the salmon this past go for something different for them. Will contact Costco as well. Sorry for your loss.

  • Thatcoolguy

    A rare injection of reason in a sea of nonsense.

  • Crazy4cats

    I’m really sorry for your loss.

  • Hema

    My border terrier died last month after being on Kirkland Nature’s Domain Salmon dog food for about three weeks. We had used Kirkland dog food several times in the past without a problem. Consequently, we did not suspect the dog food and it was too late by the time we realized it. Zorro started throwing up, had pasty stools, shivered and had some mucous discharge from his nose. It quickly progressed to his being disoriented, walking into corners and not seeming to know where he was. Next came loss of limb control. He lost control on rear legs first. He would stand looking confused and undecided, his rear legs would slowly buck and lead to his plopping down, seemingly involuntarily. Next, it was the fore legs. As he walked about, he would slip and fall flat with his fore legs splayed out and struggle to get up. We had gone to three vets to try to find what was wrong with him but it was no use.

    Then he stopped eating. A day later, he looked better. His confusion and disorientation reduced. He was still slipping and falling down though and had not regained control of his limbs. Unfortunately for us, the next day (Feb 20) was one of the coldest days in Maryland. Zorro went out early in the morning and did not come back in. For my part, I did not find him in time. He was frozen by the time I got to him. It took about 3 hours for the vet to bring his body temp up to 98. He had bloody diarrhea during that period and threw up a large quantity of bile tinged with blood towards the end. The vet said that both ends of his digestive tract were compromised and that he would not make it. She said a deteriorating gut was very painful and that was when I decided to let him go. He did come to and open his eyes after throwing up the bile. He looked at me as I apologized to him. Perhaps even a day or two more of his not eating would have saved him by giving him back control of his limbs.

    That night, as I told my brother about Zorro, he asked me what Zorro had been eating and then told me about the 250+ complaints online about Nature’s Domain dog food.

    I contacted Costco and requested them to pull the food off the shelves. They said that although they had been receiving several complaints about the dog food, they had not found any evidence yet. They said they would investigate. They did have someone from Diamond contact me. The conversation with Diamond made me quite sick. They refused to take any responsibility at all. When I asked them if they had tested any of the dog food that came out in the last couple of months (Dec, Jan), all they would do was talk about their wonderful production process. I did get them to admit they had not done any testing. I am getting the dog food tested now.

  • John Michael De Piento

    We had been feeding the same Kirkland Signature Chicken & Rice for the past 3+ years to our golden retriever without any issues until recently when she started experiencing gas/diarrhea, but fortunately not vomiting. We switched her over to the Nature’s Domain Salmon & Sweet Potato and I am glad to report that she has not had issues since.

  • Julia Taylor

    We recently switched from the Kirkland Chicken & Rice to the Nature’s Domain Salmon & Sweet Potato and I’m happy to say that the gas and diarrhea are gone. I overall have been very happy with Kirkland brand and used it for years with no problem, but I suspect there must have been a change or a bad lot or a change of some sort. Switching foods improved our dogs GI issues almost immediately.

  • Rob De Smith

    Yes… we noticed the same! We’ve been wondering if we have a bad batch or something. But yes. We’ve been feeding our female yellow lab the Kirkland Signature Chicken & Rice dry for over a year, then all of the sudden with a new bag, she turned her nose up at the dry portion (we mix wet and dry) and does not want anything to do with it. We tried mixing the wet and dry together better to encourage her to eat the dry, then the real problems began… the bad gas and diarrhea started. No vomiting, but surely leaves us scratching our heads. We will be switching dry foods. Thanks for all the comments about this.

  • DogFoodie

    I was just on Costco.com and noticed they have a 30 pound bag of ND Organic Chicken & Pea available online for $49.99 shipped.

    http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature™-Nature's-Domain™-USDA-Organic-Chicken-%2526-Pea-Formula-Dry-Dog-Food-30lb-Bag.product.100155729.html

  • david

    I agree. People want to blame pet food for any single thing their pets are experiencing. But just like us humans, there are a myriad of reasons why we get sick, and it’s not all food related.

  • LabsRawesome

    There are ZERO rendered shelter dogs in this food. Nature’s Domain contains only Turkey Meal, Beef Meal, or Salmon Meal. Ingredients that could contain rendered pets include Meat and bone meal, Animal fat, Meat meal. Nature’s Domain, and all Kirkland pet foods DO NOT contain any of those ingredients. Only NAMED MEATS & FATS. I have used Nature’s Domain in my rotation for years with Zero problems. Costco is a nation wide company, Do you realize how many millions of bags of Nature’s Domain/Kirkland Signature dog food they sell in a week? Costco has millions of satisfied customers. And a few that have a sick dog and *THINK* it’s the dogs food. Dogs get sick for lots of reasons. I am just finishing up a bag of Nature’s Domain Beef. Victor Ultra Pro is next in rotation.

  • lourdes

    I got ya….and I really appreciate your words….thank you!

  • LabsRawesome

    I add human grade fish oil pills to my dogs meals. I use the Kirkland brand, from Costco. All 3 of my dog coats are super shiny, and they don’t shed.

  • Veracifier

    I agree. I supplement the ND kibble with the ND canned. When I open a can of the turkey it smells so good I could eat it.

  • Veracifier

    I was not comparing it to “other premium brands”, most of which are rip-offs to begin with. I said “it is a premium brand (which it most certainly is) and rather expensive”. And it is fantastic dog food. Both my dogs love it now for two years, they wolf it down every day and they are as healthy as can be.

    Look, you said in another post that you are a vegetarian and that you believe a vegetarian diet is fine for a dog. I think that is crazy. So we have a difference of opinion here. Canines may be omnivores, but you can’t tell me that meat is not their primary food. One needs only to observe wild dogs, wolves and foxes in the wild to know that.

  • Veracifier

    My two dogs have been eating and loving both the Turkey and Salmon varieties for two years with no problems at all. They love it. Maybe something else made your dogs sick.

  • Veracifier

    Because this is the Internet, where nothing is real yet is believed anyway because, well, it is on the Internet. Sad but true.

    As for the Costco/Diamond brand, believe the Internet bloggers and commenters, or believe this:

    The company in question is Diamond. They supply Costco and other stores with a few brands of dog and cat food. They are a privately-owned company and they produce an enormous amount of pet food. They settled a class-action lawsuit out-of-court when they had a salmonella outbreak at one of their plants. Defendant admitted no wrongdoing, and a modest amount of money was set aside for a few people who claimed thwir animals died after eating the product.

    There was a massive recall, and no problems have been reported since. Costco still sells the pet food. Costco is a highly reputable and trusted company.

    So believe what you will. I have been feeding the higher-end Nature’s Domain food from Costco to my two dogs for two years with zero problems.

  • LabsRawesome

    That would make me think that pork fat might be one of the ingredients occasionally, but not exclusively. Because if they were only using pork, they would say pork fat, instead of animal.

  • GSDsForever

    Labs, what do you make of brands that claim they are using one specific animal for the fat, like pork fat, but putting generic “animal fat” on the label?

    Aimee says that that is what Iams claims for its novel protein vet diet, oats & kangaroo formula — that the listed “animal fat” is simply pork fat.

    My question to her was (and would be to a company) if they have nothing to hide and are committed to using just one named animal source for it, then why put something vague like “animal fat”?

  • GSDsForever

    No, it is comparatively cheap compared to nearly all premium & grain free dog foods and therefore widely regarded as cheap, a budget choice. Anything in that category that is less than a $1 a pound is comparatively inexpensive, and this goes as low as about 67 cents/lb.

    That is why some breeders and rescues dealing with lots of mouths to feed also feed it.

    Diamond has huge buying power already (like the Walmart of the dog food manufacturers), which is why all of its brands are lower priced. Add to that the Costco involvement, then reduce the formulas to fairly basic/no frills, keep the plant content high (potato/peas/sweet potato) and supplying much of the protein vs derived from the meat (peas, potato protein), and the price goes lower.

    The salmon formula is priced lower than many if not most salmon formulas because they are using a cheaper quality meal — without the Omega 3 oil intact (stripped), farmed, lower grade, etc.

  • LabsRawesome

    As long as you don’t buy foods with Meat and bone meal, animal fat, and other questionable ingredients, you won’t be feeding recycled pets.

  • Jenai Herod

    when you stop to consider how many brands there are that some dogs can have better immune systems depending on if they were overbred or not and other factors , these dog food makers are literally getting away with murder because just too many other HUMAN ISSUES taking priority and you can bet your paycheck they know and count on this especially since its toesy for most dog owners to dump an easily replaced unaccounted for pet in any local kill shelter where they will be sold as animal protein and fed right back to the rest of the dogs in ONE BRAND OR ANOTHER .

  • Jenai Herod

    there are millions f dogs who die so young or get dumped in shelters at the first sign of a heath issue that we may never know the true statistics . they are so expert at lying and getting the FDA to back them up that there No way to know just how bad it really has become .. ad when its so bad they have no choice but to recall they blame it on CHINA .

  • Jenai Herod

    Your correct No one s holding these crooks responsible and they are making BILLIONs off our poor dogs health , and LACK THERE OF while we pay thru the nose in vet bills medications and abandoned shelter dogs recycled back into more animal protein despite their DENIAL of it being a heath concern , They are all GREEDY liars backed by the knowing FDA and AAFCO and they all belong in JAIL for intentionally causing harm to animal and the consumers . THEY KNOW THEY HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN AND DONT CARE

  • Jenai Herod

    My dog DIed from Kirkland food in 2007 , he was only 5 years old . couldn’t pay me to feed it to my dogs ever again . The more I learn about dog food and what is in it that has either killed my dogs or left them suffering with horrible food allergies, the more I have discover that these dog food makers dont care about dogs unless they are profiting from them . They render shelter dogs into animal protein Meat protein meal etc at the rate 220 tons a MONTH from LA COUNTY alone to D^D Rendering in VERNON CA . they call this healthy for our dogs who should be living 25-27 years not 9-11 and LESS due to toxic dog food and these RECALLS blamed on CHINA all approved by AAFCO and the USDA and the FDA . who dont even care about humankind let alone animal kind as long as they have a steady supply of protein for their profits . ANd all of you who learn this will shake your head and go right back to ALLOWING IT because your too busy to do anything about it but run thru the store and buy whats on sale as your hurriedly fight your way home from work

  • GSDsForever

    There are lists of foods on this site that do not contain potatoes or grains. Most are lentil, pea, chickpea based or millet (a seed) or tapioca. Some have sweet potatoes, but not all of these.

    No food is a good food for an individual dog if the dog has an allergy or intolerance to its ingredients.

    I would disagree that there’s not much difference among the foods better rated on this site. This site only evaluates certain things. From there you set your OWN criteria of what things matter to you.

    Ownership/manufacturing by big Diamond, P&G, Mars, Purina, Del Monte, etc. automatically get red flagged for me. Small company Evanger’s? Yucky & evidence of untrustworthiness.

    And just because a food is uber trendy and pricy, has astounding wizardry in marketing, like Champion (Orijen), doesn’t mean it’s the best or better either. Who cares, unless you’re trying to impress your friends and neighbors? Do what’s best for your dog based on what you learn.

  • GSDsForever

    Doubt it’s about a change in ingredients.

    Diamond is notorious for dirty plant conditions and manufacturing, contamination & recalls — particularly the Gaston, SC plant. You may have just gotten a tainted or spoiled batch.

    It’s a risk you take in feeding any Diamond formulas, especially on the east coast. Hope your dogs are ok now.

    Why not just try a cost equivalent or similar food that is also chicken and rice based?

  • Julia Taylor

    I have been feeding my dogs Kirkland Signature Chicken & Rice for several years now without an issue. Over the past month, my dogs have developed horrible gas with occassional diarrhea & vommitting. Has anyone been able to confirm if they have changed ingredients or the formula? I have spoken to Costco and researched Diamond brand. Diamond did make some changes, but assured me the Kirkland products were not changed. Costco said the same thing. I’ve read many others say they have experienced issues over the past few months and I’m wondering if it is a change in the food.

  • Debra Moses

    EXACTLY. I had my boy on that and he had horrible reaction (read my post from earlier), but Origin and subsequent high-end brands did the exact same thing.. throwing up, pooping out undigested food. He was allergic to an ingredient (potatoes that was in all the food I had been trying). People don’t know a food intolerance can cause violent reactions in dogs. At one point I remember my boy retching to throw up. It was terrifying. Is this the case with all these stories? Maybe not, but it is food for thought

  • Debra Moses

    And theres the one thing I can’t get straight either. Ive seen alot of posts with “my dog got sick for months or years and i know this food caused it.” If your dog is getting sick off and on for weeks, months, or YEARS; why wouldn’t changing his diet be the very first thing you try? That confuses me. I am in no way preaching, because I know how horrible that must be. I just don’t know how the the dogs diet wouldn’t be the first thing I question if he’s sick .

  • Debra Moses

    Sometimes you have to understand, it may not be the quality or lack thereof that messes with your dogs, it may be the ingredients. Two of my three dogs love and do fine on all three flavors of this food, but my youngest would get sick; have diarrhea and throw up. I changed to Origin … he’d do fine because origen is so much better quality, right?Nope; hed be fine for a couple of weeks, but then he’d start the same thing again. I tried different proteins on several different foods, then I started checking the veggies,. We think it’s potatoes that were causing his intolerance, and have him on zignature (it’s hard to find food without any potatoes, sweet or regular), and he’s doing great and gaining his weight back. Bottom line is there’s barely a stones throw difference in the quality on alot of these better rated foods and there are horror stories and questions that some my have on alot of these brands that are sold ( I’m not including the lower end brands in that, those are bad, bad, bad no matter what BECAUSE of the ingredients). I’ve even heard a few about orijen too and I know they make a wonderful food . The ingredients though, may be doing much more than you know. If a dog had a vicious enough intolerance or allergy, I’m sure it can cause real major health issues.

  • Cynthia

    We have been feeding our best friend (black lab) this food for several years. He has had bouts of throwing up, no diarrhea and numerous lipomas (fatty tumors) all over his body. Now we know it is this food that has caused it. After searching for the owner of this food, Schell & Kampeter, Inc. we have found that there was a class action suit regarding this food. The date to be part of this is past now. We were never notified of this class action suit by Costco. I will be contacting both Costco and the Atty. for the Class Action Suit, since we have been damaged with the cost of our vet bills and injury to our dog.

  • jjdoe

    My to goldens have been eating ND for the last 3 years, and have had no problems. I worry about my dogs eating something while I walk them. There are many things that can make a dog sick. Sorry for your dogs.

  • Veracifier

    “I’m pretty convinced…”

    More controlled Science. smh

  • Veracifier

    Great Scientific analysis. (Sarcasm set to High).

  • Veracifier

    Cheap? The food is not cheap, it is a premium brand and rather expensive…

  • Veracifier

    Mine love it. Great ingredients. If people are worried about “possible genetically-modified flaxseed” when attempting to pass this crap off as Science, the entire analysis is FAIL. GMO hysteria…right up there with the Anti-Vaccination crowd.

  • Veracifier

    I have been feeding it to my two dogs for two years. No problems at all.

  • Veracifier

    If the kibble is a different brand than what your dog was eating before, chances are good the dog will throw it up. That is not a reflection on quality. It is indicative of a dog’s normal dietary function.

  • Veracifier

    This analysis is wrong on so many levels, I do not know where to begin. Junk Science.

  • stephen

    All good advice. My concern is with people starting facebook pages insisting a food is poisoning dogs…when thousands of pets eat it without issue. If a batch is poisoned a lot of dogs will have issues very fast. One here and one there happening cannot truly be attributed to an overall problem…but perhaps a pet that cannot tolerate something others can.

  • Bob K

    Liz – What was the diagnosis? What tests were conducted? What did Kirklands and the FDA do?

  • Bob K

    stephen – Food safety for both humans and pets is a concern. There are ways to avoid problems, a few suggestions. 1.) Only buy enough kibble that your dog will eat in a month. 2.) Store in cool dry area. 3.) Be smart about expiration dates, most kibbles are about 1 year. 4.) If your dog gets sick on a newly opened bag of kibble, contact the mfg. and return it to place of purchase. 5.) Slowly transition to a new kibble when changing or rotating. 6.) Measure the kibble and wash out all dog food bowl and water bowls. 7.) Keep up to date on recalls

  • stephen kunich

    Problems with Dog food vex me. My compassionate side emphasizes with anyone struggling with a suffering pet. My logical side understands this stuff is made by the mega ton and thousands of pets consume it. If it were truly a poison/contamination issue thousands of pets would be affected and in a very short amount of time. How many is too many? How many is enough? How many does it take to be measurable and attributable? That is what bothers me. Reading even a dozen anecdotal situations where Kirkland’s food was used and the dog took ill….when tens of thousands are consuming and living long lives….I just don’t know how to take all this in and make a good decision.

  • lourdes

    I haven’t even seen this many serious complaints about the cheapest dog foods sold in a grocery store. Why isn’t there some response to this? Some dogs eat this food and then die? Where is the response or reaction from the company? Why can’t the dog food be tested?

  • Dori

    I’m terribly sorry for your loss. I know how devastated you must be feeling. You’re in my thoughts and prayers and am hoping you’ll let us know the outcome of your second dog’s vet visit.

  • lisa franklin

    My sweet dog Sasha just died last night because of this food. I am getting ready to take my second dog to the vet. My condolences to you, Liz. Sasha was also an older dog. She was found dead with diarrhea. Both dogs had refused to eat this food for the past few days. We are heart sick.

  • Liz

    We were feeding Nature’s Domain Salmon and Sweet Potato. After opening a new bag, my dogs got very sick with vomiting and diarrhea. Metronizadole didn’t help and the vet added amoxicillin. Unfortunately, one of my older dogs died, but the other two recovered and we switched to Nutrisource food. I’ll never buy another Diamond product. Yes, I contacted Kirkland vet and the FDA.

  • LabsRawesome

    My warehouse just recently added Natures Domain Beef. I bought it two weeks ago Friday, and started my 3 on it Saturday. So they’ve been eating it for two weeks now, all three love ND dry foods mixed with various cans.

  • Jenny Green

    We have been feeding our dog the salmon sweet potato natures domain for years and she has had stomach issues on and off. We realize now it’s the costco food making her sick because we hadn’t fed her anything else in weeks this time. She was deathly ill vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and now she won’t eat at all. She is slowly getting better now as we threw out that costco food. There is a reason it is so cheap, do not feed your dog this food if you care about it’s health.

  • LabsRawesome

    Dogs will typically drink more water on kibble diets because there is no moisture in kibble. My dogs get a kibble canned combo, but if I run out of canned for a day or two and they are on kibble only, they drink twice as much water. If it’s not cost prohibitive, I would recommend that you add canned food. Nature’s Domain canned (sold at Costco) is $20 for a case of 24 cans.

  • Grissel Rexach

    i have always noticed how much more water my dog drinks when he eats kirkland foods and recently noticed that salt shows up higher in the list of ingredients when comparing to other brands. Sooooo, i took a bite of one kibble too get a feel for how much salt and was surprised how salty it is. I am now concerned i may be damaging my dog kidneys and heart over time. can anyone comment on amount of salt on this or other top dog dried foods. My dog does very well on this food and has done bad on others so do not want to switch if salt content should not be a concern. Appreciate your comments!

  • Toni Kalish

    Thank you. I changed foods, and my dogs are the better for it.

  • Jennifer

    I had purchased natures domain dog food in San Diego, Ca since 2012. In November 2014 is when my rescued Doberman Pinscher started to become sick. Previously he was eating nature’s domain salmon and sweet potato. It gave him terrible halitosis so I switched to turkey and sweet potato.

    After a week of feeding him the turkey and sweet potato mid Nov 2014 he started having green and yellow diarrhea. A few days later he also started vomiting. I took him to his veterinarian had x-rays, and ultrasound done, we sent bloodwork and samples of stools to the lab and did a culture. Looking at his x-rays & u/s we found no signs of obstruction / foreign body and he was pretty much empty of stools. She also notice a lot of air in his stomach, intestines and his abdomen felt tight. She suspected the flu and or possible salmonella. She asked about his regular diet. I told the type and where it was purchased. She then suspected it was the food causing these issues. She recommended a bland diet for a week and to do a follow up appointment if his symptoms continue. I boiled chicken and rice and within 24 hours his stool were forming again just a little soft side and his vomiting stopped. Within 48 hours his stools were firm again and normal color. A week later I put him on Science Diet I/D a gastorial intestinal diet. His stools cont. to be normal.

    A few weeks later I gave him the dry natures domain and 48 hours later the diarrhea returned. I immediately stopped giving him the dry food and quickly put him back on chicken and rice. Again the diarrhea cleared up in 48 hrs. I retured the food to Costco in Dec 2014 and filled out a report.

    I received a call from a natures domain veterinarian in early January 2015. He asked of my dogs symptoms and if he was better now. I told him my above information. He then asked how I stored the food. Its stored in cool kitchen, in the original bag and in sealed container so bugs or rodents do not contaminate his food. He agreed I store the food properly. He asked me for the lot number of the bag in which I didn’t have because I returned it. He said he would contact Costco and return my call in a few days.

    The same vet from the company called a week later. He asked if my dog is back on natures domain, I said no I wont be purchasing this brand again. He claimed the food is safe to give my dog and he shouldn’t have an issues with it. I was not about to take a chance since I had tried to and his issues returned. He also said this may have been an isolated incident and No other reported had been made during that time period. NOW, I have a hard time believing this after reading other comments. On here, there facebook page, other sites and blogs. He didn’t say much more but was glad my dog was back to his regular self. My dogs veterinarian gave me great tips on picking a good dog food.

    1) know where your dogs food is manufactured
    Multiple locations can have multiple issues

    2) Find out where the ingredients come from
    If It stated its made in the USA it does not me all the ingredients were made in the USA. It might be combined, mixed and baked in the US but some ingredients continue to come from China, Thailand etc.

    3) Costco is in the business to sell bulk items for cheap, they could care less of the quality of the food.

  • Sandy Bell

    I have a yorkie, a malkie and a shitsu…and for quite some time we have struggled over dog foods…I have gone so far as to line 6 different kinds of dry food seeking for a favorite. They also will not touch any kind of doggy treats I heard someone talking about how good this Costco brand was…and I met a doxi breeder filling her basket with this dog food….I asked her opinion and she pointed out this turkey /sweet potato grain free food…I bought it out of desperation….all 3 of my babies loved it from the very start. I have never seen them eat this much food ever…they all love it…no transitioning effects…no ill effects at all…I am so glad to have finally found a food they all love. Of course I’m left with all kinds of bags of food.

    I have nothing bad to say about this at all.

  • s romine

    I reported to Costco several weeks ago of 4 of our 5 dogs having problems beginning the day after we opened a new bag if ND beef flavor. The bag before this one, I had already questioned a formula change because I suddenly had four itchy dogs. Then upon feeding a new bag it hot worse. My first was my IG with pain and general malaise, and showing signs of blood loss..although lab work was normal. Three Ibizan Hounds that suddenly began refusing their food. I began researching and started hearing reports. I sent a message to Costco and really am quite upset about their lack of information in the response. I quit using the food and the dogs have all returned to normal.

  • Wade

    My 75lb bully has gotten sick twice recently. After looking into more reports and consumer posts, I’m pretty convinced its because of Nature’s Domain dog food. Shame on you Costco!! Well, at least now I don’t have to go to Costco every time we need dog food.

  • eve

    I had a similar problem with my shihtzu but the outcome was worst . After 9 year of feeding him regular chicken and rice grain food.I made the decision to change his diet to grain free. I gradually introduced salmon and sweet potato 2 weeks later I noticed him Turning away from the food. 1 week after that he refused to eat it and got sick started vomiting.I took him to the vet. He had xrays nothing found and blood work. He was then diagnosed with pancreatitis. We put him on Blane diet for about 3 weeks, he seem to be getting better so I slowly introduced him back to the salmon food. once again he got sick only this time he was hospitalized for 2 week . Had an ultrasound done and the vet said his intestine did not look or move normal. His pancreatitis took a turn for the worst he refuse to eat. The IV fluids and medication did not help. Seeing him in this condition was heart breaking he had lost so much weight and was starving to death. He then started to vomit blood and I knew I had to end his suffering…I continue to ask myself if the the food had something to do with it. ..

  • Robbie

    FYI, There has been lots of complaints recently with this food both dog & cat. Pets are getting very sick, some dying. DO NOT FEED!

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/kirkland_pet_food.html

  • Crazy4cats

    Just a point of interest (to me anyway). Just last week, Costco sold 10,427 bags of the Nature’s Domain Salmon flavor in the NW region. This only includes 5 states. This is for just one week and one flavor of the Nature’s Domain. Closely followed by the Kirkland Signature Chicken and rice and Lamb and Rice. I guess it surprises me that the salmon flavor is so popular. I’ve not seen these numbers before so I don’t know if it is a typical week or not. So, hopefully nothing is wrong with it as it is still selling like crazy. We just have not had the issues here in the NW that other regions have experienced, I guess. Haven’t heard anything from any of my coworkers that feed it. Make sure to call the 800 number on your receipt to let them know your concerns if you have any.

  • Babslynne

    I found this under the diamond dog food comments:

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/kirkland_pet_food.html

  • Toni Kalish

    Was anyone able to learn whether or not the formula has been changed? I feed 2 Goldens, 1 German Shepherd and a Doxie the sweet potato and turkey, grain free, Natures Domain. It is absolutely not worth the savings if there is a risk! The grain free diet is outstanding in reducing the amount of yeast Goldens produce in their ears. I used to feed Petsmarts private label, grain free diet, Simply Nourish, and it was outstanding and no gas but quite pricey for 4. Input would be appreciated.

  • Samantha Franke

    A lot of people who are commenting about diarrhea on here are REALLY focusing on the type of protein that their dogs are consuming and assuming that is what is causing the itchy skin/tummy troubles… it doesn’t necessarily have to be the TYPE of protein but the QUALITY of the protein. You can try feeding 3 types of chicken diets, and some dogs will do well on one compared to the others just for the fact that digestibility is better. Many people don’t want to hear this, but a lot of times plant protein is much easier digested compared to these high meat protein, marketed food. Just a little tip from me to you… I have had a lot of experience with these issues in the past. Contact the company and ask the hard questions… digestibility trials? how is the protein sourced? There are so many misconceptions… I would rather feed a “byproduct” if it is sourced and processed properly compared to a company that is just tossing in the definition standard of “whole meat” or “meat meal”. Also stick to a crude percentage of 25% or less. Just like people, normal dogs need a minimal amount of amino acids to build and maintain cells, muscle mass. Calories can come from fat/carbs in the case that protein digestibility is an issues :)

  • Susan

    Hi Noelle, have you seen a vet & had test done? when you see a vet make sure you ask the vet nurse if the vet knows & specialise in IBD as some vets don’t know much about IBD & food allergies…always check poo to make sure there’s no BLOOD…sounds like ur boy has food intolerances like my boy, the best thing to do is start an Elimination diet, 1 protein that he has never eating before & 1 Carb..stay on that for 2 weeks no other foods, as long as there’s no diarrhoea & itcy skin & ears then add another new food to his diet……..
    With kibbles there’s too many ingredients that could be causing his problems…right down the ingredients in the kibbles that he didn’t do well on & see if 1 ingredient keeps poping up or do the Elimination diet & u’ll have ur answers in 2-3 months, my boy reacted within 2 days of trying a the new food in his diet, which were, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, he seems to react to starchy foods that were high in Lectins…

  • Voosey

    You sound like a majorly, rude bitch.

  • Noelle C.

    I have a year old black lab who has had stomach issues all year. We have tried several different, high end, expensive foods. Sticking with salmon, venison, or bison. He would have bouts of diarrhea that we would have to medicate to stop. We started feeding him TOTW and the stomach issues calmed down, but, his stools were never consistently firm. And, he was having too many bowel movements per day. We tried a TOTW multi protien food, bad idea. He ended up with itchy skin and diarrhea again. So we switched back to salmon recipe and saw improvement. As we approched his first birthday, my husband decided we should start transitioning him over to Nature’s Domain Salmon. He seemed to be fine with it at first but when we had him transitioned fully over to the ND Salmon and none of the TOTW, i began to notice that he was drinking more water than normal, became itchy, he became gassy (loud and smelly!!), he was also not finishing his food at each meal. His stools did firm up and stay firm, though. They were also dark in color, and the frequency of bowel move ents decreased. We spent the last few weeks transitoning him off of the salmon and onto the ND Beef. He is again excited at meal time, eating the full amount at each feeding. His water intake seems to be slowing. The itchiness has subsided. I’m not sure about the gas yet as today will be his first day fully on the beef with no mix of the salmon. His stools have lightened in color but have remained firm. I’ve noticed in other comments, people mentioning light colored stools as if that is a problem. What problem are light colored stools normally an indication of? Finding a healthy, safe, food to feed our pets that doesn’t break the bank, shouldn’t be this complicated…

  • DogFoodie

    This was a while ago and last time I was at Costco, I noted the rebate period had ended. The rebate was an instant rebate of $10 at checkout.

  • Christina Williams

    where did you find the rebate?

  • Susan

    Hi Robin, gas is no good, put her back on the food that she went good on & when you have only about 1 weeks of kibble left, go to pet store & buy morem if there’s none left, order more or be on a auto order so you don’t run out again …poor girl, my boy also gets embarrassed or looks at his bum & runs away…

  • Geoffreyfriedberg

    possible beef allergy? my dog hd it.

  • Geoffreyfriedberg

    My 2 year old GP has an apparent beef allergy. Diarhea, vomiting, red itchy ears. I switched chicken for beef and it all stopped immediately

  • Jen Escudero

    Thank you so much. I was looking at that today.

  • Brittany Nichole Peterson

    I am switching my dogs to Taste of the Wild. My mom is a big backer of blue buffalo which was another I was considering. TOTW had amazing reviews and I haven’t found much issue with it in my research yet.

  • Jen Escudero

    Brittany,
    I have been feeding this to my dogs too for several years and everything was fine until recently. My older dog has gotten colitis 3 times in a row and now my little dogs has it. I want to change dog food but am not sure what to use. Do you have any suggestions? What did you change your dog too?

  • Brittany Nichole Peterson

    It wasn’t an over reaction to go into surgery. The Barium study showed a clear blockage in his stomach, hence surgery was the next option to remove it. But when they opened him up they didn’t find anything and it turns out he had severe stomach swelling and gastroenteritis. I had more than 1 veterinary office recommend this for how severely sick he was. Are you saying if your child looked have swallowed something that couldn’t pass into the intestines you would tell the doctors NOT to go in and remove it? That’s insane.

    No changes in any environment. I Work from home and they are inside with me all day. I let them out to use the restroom a few times a day, but they had been under my supervision almost 24/7 as I’m pregnant and don’t do much out of the house at this point. No neighbors are using anything that I’m aware of and I’ve been at this residence for 2.5 years with no change of neighbors. I also love in San Francisco – not many lakes or rivers nearby to frequent.

    We have had issues with this food before where I have had to return it because my dogs had become sick but never this sick. Since switching onto a chicken and rice diet my dogs have been fine.

  • Bob K

    All sorts of things cause stomach upset just like in humans. Is your dog an outside dog? Any standing water, lakes or rivers they frequent? Any neighbors using herbicides or pesticides? Are you sure? How do you know? How many times do you feed your dog a day? Does your dog chew the kibble or inhale it? Bad gas is not a breed thing anymore than bad gas for humans is. Exploratory surgery? Would you do that for your child or yourself is they threw up for a day and nothing on the tests or X-Ray indicated surgery? Perhaps you and the vet overreacted a bit.

  • Bob K

    I would slowly transition her back to the food that did not produce the gas. Any reason not to change foods?

  • Robin Nicole Balthaser

    I have a blue nose pit and I had been feeding her the salmon. Had to switch to the turkey about 5 month back because they didn’t have the salmon. The transition was rough for her. She has gotten used to it but has recently been having really bad gas. Like loud farts all through the day. Is anyone else experiencing this? Should I change her food? She gets so embarrased when she farts.

  • Brittany Nichole Peterson

    I have been feeding my two labs Nature’s Domain for the past year. Once my puppy was weened off puppy food, I wanted to switch to a good value food and I shop at Costco on the regular, so for two (one 75 & one 100 pound) labs I thought this was perfect. My older dog was raised on Pedigree and had a hard time with any of the ‘nice’ dog foods like Blue Buffalo but he seemed to switch to this food fine. Our dogs have had bad gas for the past year but I figured that was a breed related issue. We have had a few incidents where they will occasionally throw-up, nothing too alarming. A few months ago both of our dogs were sick (vomitting) and they were refusing/hesitant to eat the Nature’s domain. I had given them the beef meal instead of turkey so I thought that was the issue. I emailed Diamond and they told me I could return the food no issue, and I did. Now this past week my youngest (1.5 years old) had been gagging here and there. I thought it was weird but was just keeping an eye on him. It would always be after he ate. He got incredibly sick on a Thursday. He threw up massive amounts of food after his breakfast and was continually throwing up the rest of the day. I finally called my vet at 4:45pm because in the 4pm hour, my dog had thrown up 15-20 times (and we were fasting him at this point!!). They had us bring him in and projected all the tests they wanted to run were going to cost $1100. We started with the blood test, to ensure he didn’t eat anything toxic or any chemicals, but the lab results came back fine. They gave us a Cerenia shot (24 anti-nausea med) and told us to monitor for 24 hours and fast him to see how he does. He continued throwing up through out the night and the next day so I called a different vet for an opinion. She recommended x-rays to make sure he hadn’t eaten/swallowed anything large that would be blocking his intestinal track. The x-ray showed some concern near his stomach but nothing major, since he was still throwing up they did a Barium study (swalling food that shows up on x-rays and taking x-rays every 15 mins to see digestion). They noticed an incredibly large portion of his stomach wasn’t showing any of the food. They were concerned at this point he had ingested something and recommended exploratory surgery. We went into surgery and had the unfortunate call they found nothing except SEVERE gastroenteritis. His stomach was so inflamed from irritation but there wasn’t anything inside that he could have swallowed. Since this incident, he has been off the Nature’s Domain Turkey dog food for a week on a chicken & rice (made at home) diet and has fully recovered. The doctor’s are dumbfounded at what caused this but I have a hunch it’s the build up of food from over time. After reading these other horror stories, I can only imagine it was the food that caused this. There are not toxic chemicals in our home as I am currently pregnant and make all my own home cleaners & detergents from vinegar. Nothing else has changed in his diet or surroundings for his lifetime except when I put him on this food. Take serious precaution when feeding your dog Nature’s Domain. The reoccurring stomach issues I’ve dealt with in both my dogs has always raised concern – but nothing too big until this incident.

    Through all of this – I have emailed Diamond to let them know of these issues and they claim they have no other complaints with the batches of food I’m referring too… but I think they just aren’t looking at the bigger picture of how awful their food must be. A friend of mind went through the same thing recently with Nature’s Domain and the company told her the same thing!

    If you love your dog – which I’m sure you do.. Consider these stories before feeding Nature’s Domain. There’s an obvious correlation with their food and dog’s health issues. Something needs to be done.

    If you are noticing stomach irritation – vomiting or diarrhea – take your dog of this food and if it stops, there’s your answer. Cleanse them with a bland chicken & rice diet to clean our their GI track and start from scratch.

    The picture is the poor aftermath of (unnecessary) major surgery my dog had to go through – if I would have just taken him off, I could have avoided the $1800 I just spent a week before Christmas!

  • Brittany Nichole Peterson

    I have a similar horror story with Nature’s Domain food.

    I have been feeding my two labs Nature’s Domain for the past year. Once my puppy was weened off puppy food, I wanted to switch to a good value food and I shop at Costco on the regular, so for two (one 75 & one 100 pound) labs I thought this was perfect. My older dog was raised on Pedigree and had a hard time with any of the ‘nice’ dog foods like Blue Buffalo but he seemed to switch to this food fine. Our dogs have had bad gas for the past year but I figured that was a breed related issue. We have had a few incidents where they will occasionally throw-up, nothing too alarming. A few months ago both of our dogs were sick (vomiting) and they were refusing/hesitant to eat the Nature’s domain. I had given them the beef meal instead of turkey so I thought that was the issue. I emailed Diamond and they told me I could return the food no issue, and I did. Now this past week my youngest (1.5 years old) had been gagging here and there. I thought it was weird but was just keeping an eye on him. It would always be after he ate. He got incredibly sick on a Thursday. He threw up massive amounts of food after his breakfast and was continually throwing up the rest of the day. I finally called my vet at 4:45pm because in the 4pm hour, my dog had thrown up 15-20 times (and we were fasting him at this point!!). They had us bring him in and projected all the tests they wanted to run were going to cost $1100. We started with the blood test, to ensure he didn’t eat anything toxic or any chemicals, but the lab results came back fine. They gave us a Cerenia shot (24 anti-nausea med) and told us to monitor for 24 hours and fast him to see how he does. He continued throwing up through out the night and the next day so I called a different vet for an opinion. She recommended x-rays to make sure he hadn’t eaten/swallowed anything large that would be blocking his intestinal track. The x-ray showed some concern near his stomach but nothing major, since he was still throwing up they did a Barium study (swallowing food that shows up on x-rays and taking x-rays every 15 mins to see digestion). They noticed an incredibly large portion of his stomach wasn’t showing any of the food. They were concerned at this point he had ingested something and recommended exploratory surgery. We went into surgery and had the unfortunate call they found nothing except SEVERE gastroenteritis. His stomach was so inflamed from irritation but there wasn’t anything inside that he could have swallowed. Since this incident, he has been off the Nature’s Domain Turkey dog food for a week on a chicken & rice (made at home) diet and has fully recovered. The doctor’s are dumbfounded at what caused this but I have a hunch it’s the build up of food from over time. After reading these other horror stories, I can only imagine it was the food that caused this. There are not toxic chemicals in our home as I am currently pregnant and make all my own home cleaners & detergents from vinegar. Nothing else has changed in his diet or surroundings for his lifetime except when I put him on this food. Take serious precaution when feeding your dog Nature’s Domain. The reoccurring stomach issues I’ve dealt with in both my dogs has always raised concern – but nothing too big until this incident.

    Through all of this – I have emailed Diamond to let them know of these issues and they claim they have no other complaints with the batches of food I’m referring too… but I think they just aren’t looking at the bigger picture of how awful their food must be. A friend of mind went through the same thing recently with Nature’s Domain and the company told her the same thing!

    If you love your dog – which I’m sure you do.. Consider these stories before feeding Nature’s Domain. There’s an obvious correlation with their food and dog’s health issues. Something needs to be done.

    If you are noticing stomach irritation – vomiting or diarrhea – take your dog of this food and if it stops, there’s your answer. Cleanse them with a bland chicken & rice diet to clean our their GI track and start from scratch.

    The picture is the poor aftermath of (unnecessary) major surgery my dog had to go through – if I would have just taken him off, I could have avoided the $1800 I just spent a week before Christmas!

  • Brittany Nichole Peterson

    My dogs (two labs) also have terrible allergies but they also just got severly sick (for the second time) from Natures Domain turkey meal. Be wary if you notice there are any GI problems with your dog. Our puppy just went through surgery to find he had severe gastroenteritis.. all we can relate it too is the food.

  • LabsRawesome

    I don’t know exactly when that rebate started, or how long it was good for. My original comment was from November 29, so the rebate is probably over by now.

  • Mike Krause

    I bought this at Costco tonight and didn’t see the rebate

  • sara

    Depending on where you are, I don’t have a Costco in my city but I do have local store that gets supplies from costco. They carry the brand of food. Maybe check around your area to see if any local stores buy from costco.

  • http://www.merrilycockers.com Mary Cook Reid

    Yes, we are having the exact same problem, and we feed our 5 dogs the Nature’s Domain Turkey.. it came on all of a sudden.. 3 of our dogs are doing the crazy scratching, which they have never done..

  • Dori

    I’m glad your taking the food back and switching to a different food. Please let us know if your dogs get better after being on the new food for a few days.

  • Eric

    I have been using this food for over 2 years. This just started with the last two bags I bought. I’m taking this crap back. I think there is something poisoning my dogs in there. Both dog are limping, the smaller dog first then the bigger one started. Bought some buff blue today at lunch.

  • Dori

    STOP FEEDING THIS FOOD IMMEDIATELY. Please read theBCnut’s reply to Amy directly below my reply to you. It is imperative to stop feeding this food to your dog. Your dog is having a reaction to some ingredient in this food. Eric, what were you feeding your dogs before this food? You also need to get your dogs to the vet right away for not only antihistamine prescription but also to find out is possible neurological or nerve damage due to feeding this food. At the very least call the vet and ask for advice. This is quite serious.

  • Eric

    My dogs are having a problem with this food as well. both dogs got belly rashes and are now both limping on their back leg.

  • theBCnut

    Try comparing the ingredient list on both foods and see if you can determine which ingredient is bothering him.

  • Troy DuVal

    I had my 12 year old Lab on Kirkland’s Maintenance Dry Food and recently switched to Kirkland’s Chicken and Rice and my poor guy itches like crazy now, biting and licking his paws constantly. Wondering if I should try the Nature’s Domain Salmon or just a different brand altogether. Would trying canned food be an option?

  • DogFoodie

    That’s a great price. I have to go to Costco this week. I think I’ll pick up a bag to donate.

  • Crazy4cats

    At that price, I might just have to cross over to the “dark side.” Lol!

  • LabsRawesome

    ND Turkey has a manufacturer’s rebate right now. It’s a $10 instant rebate. So a 35lb bag is $20.99 right now. It’s only on the Turkey formula. Red bag. Two bag limit. I just got 70lbs (two bags) for $44.50 with tax.

  • KDUB

    I must backtrack, I have found an empty bag in garage. It WAS NOT A KIRKLAND BRAND FOOD, it was Pedigree. I’m sorry I did not check first.

  • KDUB

    We had been using the golden colored bag of Kirkland (we too dump it in a container, so forget what kind) for the last 5 months. About 2 1/2 weeks ago Our dog (13 months) also started itching like crazy. At first I thought maybe fleas, but couldn’t find any. Never even occurred to me it could be a food allergy until a pet store mentioned it. I now have him on Holistic Select (Aussie brand). He’s been on it for 9 days and he is much better. Still itching but not much compared to what he was. Pet store said it would take a while to get the other food out of his system. I’m very leery to try another Costco brand, even though the new stuff is $45 for a 6lb bag!

  • Julie Gage

    My two German Shepherds are also having this SAME problem! The black arm pits and other areas that have black patches AND a raw neck…They have been on the ND beef and sweet potato (yellow bag) for a year! My poor babies! Thought they just had allergies to grain which is why I put them on the grain free food! Their fur looks terrible–so dull and constant shedding. They constantly bite and itch and my 5 year old has become very melancholy. After several visits to the vet for antibiotics for their skin and ear infections, I am switching. She recommended Science Diet Sensitive Systems and Skin….I found the Purina One Sensitive Systems and Skin to be much more affordable (we have 3 large dogs), and it ranks very high in all of the internet reviews. I’m hoping it helps!

  • jesse

    well, if all he is having is itching problems as the reaction, may i suggest just giving him straight up chicken and rice blend, see if that give him a reaction, if not then just keep a eye on him and if he dose then, there ya go problem sourced.
    also i recommend you search for fleas.

  • Eva Elizondo

    My Malinois mix started itching after years of eating the Kirkland lamb and rice. I switched to the Salmon Nature’s domain and it seems to have subsided.

  • meg

    We have usually rotated between bags of Kirkland Chicken & rice blend and Lamb &rice blend; high quality and great value food for our dog. We store the dry kibble in a covered container & toss the bag – so I’m not sure which kibble he’s currently eating. ALL I KNOW IS THAT HE IS ITCHING LIKE CRAZY AND APPEARS TO HAVE DEVELOPED AN ALLERGY OR REACTION TO THE FOOD. IS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCING THIS WITH THEIR DOG? Vet is not sure……the kibble is disk-shaped and all uniform in color. Yes, we are switching-out foods until we can figure this out. Any thoughts?

  • theBCnut

    It only took me an hour and a bit to do a search on the forum and then page back through all your posts until I got to the right time frame and started scanning for the right convo. I’m glad I remembered about when we had that conversation, that’s not a gift of mine. We’re discussing eggs on one of my BC sites and even though I’ve been there for years, on that site, I’m still one of the youngsters, so the burden of proof is on me.
    Sent from my iPod

  • aimee

    Glad you found it useful! Sorry it took you so long to find it. If you ever need any citations I’ve posted don’t hesitate to ask. I have most of them bookmarked.

  • theBCnut

    Soooo….all these months later, and I’m sharing this info with the next group of people. Thanks Aimee!! And the links you provided on digestability too! You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to find these.

  • Saeed Gilani

    I tried all the best food on the market, my dogs preferd ND Salmon with sweet potato, but did something even better, I mix all the Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain all four, this way they are getting all at once.

  • Jason Lee

    Thanks for your advice. I will test this tonight. Hopefully Teddy’s gonna like it. :)

  • theBCnut

    Add water to soften it up and maybe add a little canned food for extra flavor. It could go bad once it’s opened, so keeping it for later isn’t good.

  • Jason Lee

    I think my 7 months of Maltese is too young for this. He couldn’t chew much then turned around to his previous canned food. Should I pour water to make it soggy or keep it until my puppy’s grown?

  • theBCnut

    Sorry, I won’t email you, but my dog gets yeast issues when he eats foods that he is allergic to and foods that are high carb aggrevate it, due to the sugars feeding the yeast. You may need to find a high protein, moderate fat, low carb food that has different protein and carbs than your dog has been getting. Good luck!

  • Buffy

    All of the posts are freaking me out. For months I’ve been trying to figure out what’s wrong with our dogs. I feel so stupid right now. We had our dogs on Costco’s Lamb and Rice. It wasn’t grain free. Our dogs were always itchy. Thinking we were doing something good, we switched them to Canidae. Expensive but seemed better. One of our dogs was still super itchy (which now I believe started with the Costco and was aggravated by the food change however gradual we made it). Switched to the ND Salmon and Sweet Potato and my baby looks burned. Three vet trips later, the vet says he’s covered in yeast. They all drink obsessively. Worst of the three is on anti fungal to deal with the yeast. I’m not feeding another bite of this food and going to make bone meal (per advice of raw food folks – i cant commit to raw yet) and do just rice and a bland protein. Then I guess I’ll try to find a dog food. I have three dogs and I can’t do cooked meat and rice twice a day. I’m so frustrated and after so many vet visits my poor little guy looks horrible. He’s red and itchy and miserable even on benadryl, medicated bath and anti fungal. ANyone with similar experience, plz email buffyp76(at)yahoo..

  • Westhillresident

    we have been feeding ND Salmon for about 2 years and love it! my GSD coat looks great and I believe it has a lot to do with the Salmon.

  • Earle

    We switched to this about a month or so ago because it is grain free and liked the primary ingredients. Price was also very good. Mixing the dry with the canned ND and our 6 year old 160 lb Newfie and 9 year old 15 lb Boston have had no issues. They seem to like it very much compared to the earlier Kirkland brand, especially the canned ND. We do mix with table scrapes…left over hamburger, beef, chicken, some veggies, etc sometimes, not daily and only in small amounts. No allergy, fur looks healthy, etc.

  • Bob K

    Austen – Why the change in kibbles if your dog was doing so well on her regular food? Are the ingredients similar to what you fed her when she was a puppy? There are several different formulas of Natures Domain each with different ingredient.

  • Austen Doster

    I fed this to my dog three years ago when she was a puppy and had no issues. Just bought a bag for the first time in three years and totally regret it. After several meals with tiny handfuls added to her regular food, my golden retriever/shepherd started showing sever signs of an allergic reaction. She became itchy after the third meal and now she cannot keep her eyes open. We are at the vet and will update further…

  • theBCnut

    Reactions strong enough to produce hives can quickly become strong enough to become life threatening. DO NOT IGNORE THIS SYMPTOM for a minute more. Your dog is allergic to something. Switch foods immediately to something with very different ingredient. Get something from the vet to give your dog immediately when you see hives appear in the future. Don’t ever feed your dog, except when you can watch to see if it is reacting, until you know what is causing the problem. And always keep track of the ingredients in your dogs food so that maybe, some day you will figure out what ingredient it is that is causing the issue so you can avoid it completely in the future. Consider doing an elimination diet to find the culprit.

  • Amy

    We are also having severe issues to ND dog food. My dogs have hives, are itching, loosing weight, and look poor. It only took a short time (week) for them to get this ill. We have used ND for years and have recommended it to others but now I am upset at this whole thing. My poor pups.

  • Jeremy

    Knowing why you posted this story, I think it should’ve been posted in the off topic discussions section of DFA since it doesn’t have anything to do with Kirkland signature series.

  • LabsRawesome

    Sorry, I didn’t realize it was out that long in some markets. It hasn’t been available in my area for that long. My Costco is weird, they only carry 2 of the 4 recipes of ND (for the first year they only carried 1 formula, the Salmon). We have Turkey, and Salmon. No Beef or Organic dog food, and they don’t carry ND cat food either, just the gross Kirkland that my cats don’t like. Costco also tested another food called Pelican Bay or something?? It was out for a year or two, but never made it to my area.

  • michellegshepherd

    Please check your facts! This food was in “tested” in IL stores in the fall of 2008 and became a permanent part of their inventory the following year and they then launched their website as well. So unless there is a different form of math out there that I don’t know about that is 6 years. Sorry I guess I was a year off!!
    Sent from my ASUS MeMO Pad

  • LabsRawesome

    Nature’s Domain hasn’t even been on the market for 5 – 7 years.

  • Babslynne

    if you read the story you will see what happens sometimes when you file a complaint with the FDA, as some people are doing now in reference to this dog food. It also explains why some dog foods don’t get recalled right away like they should be, and the test they should be performing on this dog food to see if the fat has gone rancid.

  • yonaidas

    It is not turkey meal it is turkey pound…

  • Jeremy

    I don’t understand why you posted this article about pedigree dog food on a completely unrelated brand of food. Perhaps this would be better shared on the pedigree recall page, or even the pedigree dog food review page.

  • Babslynne
  • michellegshepherd

    OMG! We have been breeding GSD’s for over 30 years and we have used and recommended ND Salmon and sweet potato for the past 5-7 years. In the past 4-6 weeks our 3 German shepherds have become increasingly itchy, began loosing hair and weight to the point of
    going to the vet. They have begun to get loose stools as well. They have no parasites either internal or external according to our vet. All she said is it appears to be an allergic reaction.

    When I opened the container of food it looked as though there was corn meal all over the kibble pieces. According to the label it’s no grains right? So this should not be the issue at all. I was never aware that this was a diamond food or I would NEVER have used it let alone recommended it to people that purchased our puppies. I am an executive member and I feel misled by Costco entirely! They
    “branded” it with the Kirkland name to cover up where it really came
    from all at the expense of our family friends. This is 100% about profit for Costco. we are returning the nags we bought this saturday to our local Costco for a refund. Can we say class action lawsuit here??? Where can we send a sample of this food to a lab to be analyzed? Any suggestions?

  • Kathi Crawley

    I had the same exact problems with my havanese (scaly, itchy/scabby skin). My vet feels that Lola is allergic to chicken, turkey, lamb, potato and suggested that I find a limited ingredient food. Tried almost every food in my local pet store. It will be one year next month that Lola has been eating Annamaet Option 24%. She is doing great!! Also, you might want to check with your vet about shampoos. Lola has a skin reaction to any shampoo with oatmeal in it. Good luck!!

  • Babslynne

    Probiotic pearls will help since the antibiotics will destroy the good bacteria in his gut. I give it to my itchy dog every day to cut down on the chances of him getting a skin infection. I also give him Nuvet plus every day along with a grain free diet (currently Nutrisource grain free lamb) and I bath him 1-2 times a week with Sulfodene medicated shampoo. His scratching has reduced to almost nothing and he no longer gets ear infections after I starting using Zymox otic hc 1.0% I bought online. I also give him Happy dog food I also order online, its basically a dehydrated mix of vegetables that I mix with water and add Hamburger.
    http://www.happydogfood.com/Happy-Dog-Food-Trial-Packs_p_23.html

  • nikkmenne22

    Kirkland’s ND : I had my 3 dogs on it for about 6 weeks… My one German Shepard Has Severe Allergies so I was told this was a Good Affordable food!!! Was on Wild Turkey. After about 3 weeks all 3 of my dogs were VERY ITCHY.. So I gave them a bath wt ALOE N OATMEAL SHAMPOO

  • Spaniel RVT

    I just thought I’d share my experience with Kirkland’s Signature ND Salmon and Sweet Potato. My beloved cocker spaniel has quite a few allergies, so I was thrilled when I found this food, mainly because it didn’t contain any ingredients that she was allergic to, and also because of the awesome price. She gobbled it up. (I knew she would, she eats anything). However, about halfway through the bag, I found a nail. Scary! I called the company, who answered as Kirkland. They were awesome and sent me a refund. When I received the check, it was from Diamond Pet Foods! If I had known this food was made by Diamond, I don’t think I would have bought it…. If you’re not biased against Diamond, then the food is “ok” for your dog (just check the bag for foreign materials!). For those who question where this food is made, HERE IS YOUR ANSWER. DIAMOND. I don’t recommend it… but I’m no expert.

  • Germansheppups

    Two of my dogs are eating the salmon and sweet potato and not having any problems either. Maybe it’s how the bags are being stored at the warehouse – I don’t know.

  • Lyndsey

    Well this is strange. I have two german shepherd mixes (they are mutts with more than 3 breeds) and have been feeding ND for a couple years-the salmon and sweet potato. Never had any problems, still don’t have problems. On a whim we decided to buy the turkey formula today. Must have been God because then I come on here just randomly and find people having all these problems, mostly with the salmon. Dogs got their turkey kibble dinner and are acting just fine. It seems the majority of dogs having problems are those that are purebreds. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Since we just opened this bag, we might as well finish it off provided that my dogs don’t have any problems. I’ll be back here to let you all know if they do. In the meantime I will start looking for a new dog food to buy after we finish off this one. It’s scary what they are putting in pet food, but look at what they are doing to people food! I don’t even eat dairy or grains anymore and try to live as organic as possible without killing the budget. Wish my dogs could just down hay the way my horses do!

  • Suzi Ironmonger

    EVO is virtually impossible to get here in Australia and if you can get it, it costs $160 or more a bag :-(

  • LabsRawesome

    Nature’s Domain Organic Chicken formula will not be very highly rated. It’s mostly plant protein based. The ingredients are- chicken, peas, lentils, garbanzo beans, pea protein. The ingredients are organic, but not species appropriate.

  • Siafuyu

    Is Taste of the Wild still o.k.?

  • Crazy4cats

    Here is the website if you want to check out the ingredients:

    http://www.great-pet-supplies.com/natures-domain-brand.

    The protein is pretty low at 22%. The ingredients look great, but lacking in protein unless some high quality canned or fresh meat is added.

  • Amberlie

    Last time I was at costco, they had a new natures domain formula. “Natures domain organic chicken” I think it was. I would love to see a review on it.

  • DevilBaby

    Weight comes from carbs, lower the the protein levels, higher the carb levels, higher the weight.

    Go high protein.

  • DevilBaby

    I’d feed EVO before I fed ND.

    Even with the company changing hands.

  • LabsRawesome

    Okay thanks. It must’ve been discontinued.

  • mariah

    Ive been using Costco’s Nature Domain salmon and sweet potato for years. Yesterday and today two of my dogs started having vomiting and diarrhea after opening a brand new bag the day previous. After reading the last comment, I’m positive it is the dog food.

  • Jennifer Wehking

    Thanks

  • Jennifer Wehking

    Oh boy . had to be 2 1/2 years ago.

  • Melissaandcrew

    My dogs lost weight on the Victor ALS grainfree-the red bag. All of the others have worked wonderfully for them, but every dog is different. If you find a food you like and can not find wholesale pricing, look into frequent buyer programs. They can be anywhere from buy 6 get one free to buy 12 get one free. Not much at the 12 level, but something, lol

  • LabsRawesome

    Hi Jennifer, just wondering how long ago it was that you tried Victor, I can’t find a Pork formula on their site. http://www.midamericapetfood.com/victordogfood/index.html

  • Jennifer W

    done! ; P

  • Jennifer W

    Thanks… I tried Victor with HORRIBLE results. Dogs lost weight, coats dropped. At the time the only one available to me was the pork formula and I think it was just too rich for my Cavaliers. Did well on ProPac years ago…. hard to find wholesale rather than retail pricing. Dogs were all on Blackwood and did great until they priced themselves out of the market. I’d love to be able to go back to that food.

  • Melissaandcrew

    Btw Jennifer-there are MANY great foods out there at lower price points. Try to find Victor, Nutrisource, Hi Tek, or Propac in your area, just to name a few.

  • Melissaandcrew

    Diamond at its finest…

  • Jennifer W

    A few years ago I joined Costco specifically to start purchasing the Kirkland line. Up until the last 2 months, I’ve been completely happy. My first issue was very similar to the one I’m dealing with now. Bloody blow outs, vomiting, refusing to eat food they normally inhale. Ruled out parasites first. My vet did group fecals and found nothing… sent several samples from multiple dogs and all were negative for parasites. Had contacted “Costco” thought the number on the bag and was forwarded to a veterinarian who called me back. Indicated that I was not looking to lay blame but going through the normal eliminations of causes. No parasites, you look at food. Did the same as others, supplied the product code ( all the bags were the same Turkey and Sweet Potato ) and was basically blown off stating that quality control said there was nothing wrong with the smell or appearance and that the ingredient levels were all within target range. Once I moved onto a different lot, no more vomiting, explosive bloody blow outs, strange looking stool with white crusty streaks and the dogs started eating again. 2 months go by, open a new bag and it starts again. Bypassed calling and went directly to email correspondence again. Sent photos this time because the food had a grainy coating to each and every piece of kibble. Quality control explained it was an issue they were dealing with in all the Diamond foods due to a change of ingredient in the flavoring process. In addition to this, I found large , hard white specks and one blue speck embedded in the kibble. I was asked to mail the kibble with the blue speck to them. I did along with several of the white ones. Not ONE TIME was I ever advised NOT to feed my dogs this food any longer. I did take 6 bags back to Costco today. Guess I’m done…..All I want is to feed my dogs decent food that I can afford. I didn’t buy into putting them at risk. My next move is to contact Costco at a corporate level. Hopefully they will have something to say about this as I was advised by the person at the return desk that they knew nothing about any problems with the food. Thankfully, I have everything on paper….

  • Patrick Irish

    I sent in my production # to Nature’s Domain and got this back.

    “I heard
    back from the Quality Control Department and everything checked out just
    fine on this batch. They did an additional test for what is called PV
    or peroxide value. This would indicate if
    the food was not preserved properly. This test was negative, indicating
    that the food is still fresh and good to feed. I will continue to
    monitor any reported issues and will reach back out to you if something
    turns up.”

    Since only 1 of my two dogs was avoiding the food, it could have been
    something else (dogs are dogs after all and do eat weird stuff in the
    summer time). At this point, I’m returning the food to costco and going to try the lamb mix. If he doesn’t like it then we will stick with our new choice Blue lamb which the dogs have liked.

  • Paigeshack

    If you have problems, please report them to the FDA so we can start tracking this. http://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov

  • Paigeshack

    We just lost a 6 YO border collie to liver failure, then our 4 YO lab also gets sick and has elevated liver enzymes and had to spend 3 days on IV fluids and antibiotics, and isn’t out of the woods yet. We think it’s the food. Our other lab vomited and we immediately put him on a bland diet. All of the dogs didn’t want to eat the food and the only way we would get them to eat was to put all kinds of crap on it, like cottage cheese, chicken, etc… Even then, they would spit the food out. We returned the food to Costco and have a case # with Nature’s Domain. We are going to make a complaint with the FDA, and saved some of the food. I think people should start making complaints with the FDA if this is going to get noticed more.

  • Paigeshack

    We believe this made our dog sick and may have killed another. One dog just came back from 3 days at the vet on IV fluids and antibiotics. They also all lost interest in the food, wouldn’t eat it, started vomiting. We also were cost-conscious, but went and bought some high-end food (Nature’s Instinct) that is all made in the US or Canada without ingredients from China. You feed less, so though the bag is more, there isn’t much difference when you come to cost per meal.

  • Paigeshack

    There have been a lot of complaints recently about the salmon and sweet potato variety of Nature’s Domain. We just lost one 6 YO dog to liver failure, and then another dog
    spent 3 days at the vet on IV fluids and antibiotics for elevated liver
    and kidney enzymes. She stopped eating, had vomiting, diarrhea,
    increased drinking, etc… When I searched about ND food, I found a TON
    of complaints on their facebook page with the same symptoms, Makes you
    wonder what’s going on. Everyone has the same symptoms… the dog loses appetite, vomits, has diarrhea, seems depressed and/or lethargic. We have a case # with ND and have spoken with their staff vet, and they claim nothing is wrong. Diamond brands had a HUGE documented issue with animal deaths in 2007, so it wouldn’t surprise me if something is going on. We returned the food to Costco and disinfected all of our bowls and the dogfood container. We are still not sure the 4 YO lab will be fine, but the vets were all very suspicious about something the dogs ate since they had the same elevated liver enzymes. They did not get into any toxins and were never left outside unattended.

  • Paigeshack

    We just lost one dog (6 years old) to liver failure and then another dog spent 3 days at the vet on IV fluids and antibiotics for elevated liver and kidney enzymes. She stopped eating, had vomiting, diarrhea, increased drinking, etc… When I searched about ND food, I found a TON of complaints on their facebook page with the same symptoms, Makes you wonder.

  • Guest

    I have been searching the internet trying to figure out why my Scottish Terrier has been vomiting and diarrhea. It has been progressively getting worse over the past 3-6 weeks. When I first called the vet, they asked me if there was something she could have “gotten into”(nope) & put her on a vet prescribed homemade fat free bland diet after waiting until she had stopped vomiting bile for 24 hours. Rapid turn around. We were going to work her up for elevated liver enzymes, pancreatitis or Cushings’ if she didn’t bounce back. After reading your posts, I am wondering if its the Nature’s Domain! I just bought her a bag that she has been nibbling at. Now that I think of it, it is taking her a long time to eat the stuff and she has had 2-3 huge lose stools/day on it. Hmmmmmm.

  • Crazy4cats

    Steve-
    I thought most of the Costco stores carried the beef, salmon and turkey grain free Kibbles. Also most stores have the new Natures Domain canned food as well. Only a few scattered stores have the organic kibble. I’m an employee, but am off for the weekend and can’t check for you. But, like labs said you can call and ask. I’d call the 1800 customer service number rather than your local Costco.

  • LabsRawesome

    Oh sorry! LOL. ND only comes in grain free varieties. The grain inclusive food that Costco sells is called Kirkland Signature. That’s weird, your warehouse doesn’t stock any ND. Try calling the warehouses in your area that you don’t typically shop at. They will be able to tell you over the phone, if it’s in stock.

  • Steve Clark

    Thank you for your reply, but if it’s NOT in my local CostCo, then is there another way to obtain it? (I’m going to double-check the stores in my area, but I have yet to see the grain-free versions.)

  • LabsRawesome

    Nature’s Domain is a Costco exclusive.

  • Steve Clark

    How do you get this stuff? It’s not in my local store, and it doesn’t show up online??

  • Suzi Ironmonger

    I basically feed my dogs raw…RMBs, offal, veges & a little ripe fruit along with raw eggs, yogurt, salmon oil, kelp, etc. But I also keep a bag of the ND Salmon & Sweet Potato. I had fed EVO previously many years ago prior to the company changing hands.And Nature’s Instinct before that. I don’t think my dogs have any problems with it. Sometimes they beg for it as a treat from their raw, and other times they aren’t that interested. But as it is the same bag of food in many cases (kept in a sealed food bin), I can’t say it is the ND. Just what the dogs are craving at the moment, I would say.I like to change their food, especially protein sources as we all know that a variety makes for the healthiest diet for omnivores, carnivores & herbivores alike.

  • LabsRawesome

    Hi Gatorgirl, With a protein level of 22% and a fat level of only 12% it might be a good food for dogs with fat or protein sensitivities due to illness, but I wouldn’t feed it to a healthy dog. Although it does contain organic chicken, there is no “meal” to bump up the meat based protein. This food is almost vegetarian, with most of the protein coming from peas, lentils, and garbonzo beans. Organic chicken, organic peas, organic lentils, organic garbanzo beans,
    organic sweet potatoes, organic canola oil (preserved with mixed
    tocopherols), organic pea protein, organic sunflower meal, organic
    canola meal, organic flaxseed, natural flavor, calcium carbonate,
    choline chloride, taurine, organic kelp, vitamin E supplement, iron
    proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc
    sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin
    B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A
    supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate,
    sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12
    supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

  • Steven Ranney

    Hey there – We had been feeding Nature’s Domain Turkey for several months and five days ago thought we’d try the Salmon/Sweet potato formula. After a few days, our dog lost her appetitie, couldn’t keep anything down (not even rice and chicken) and today, after taking her to the vet, we found out that she has an inflamed liver as well as elevated liver and kidney enzymes. The vet has reported to us that after a few days of IV fluids, she should be okay.

    I called Nature’s Doman customer service line and reported the production code/batch number:

    NDS0708B3N SDL

    We recently had to put our 6 year old border collie down from liver failure. He had been eating ND for only a few weeks. Needless to say, we’re really freaked out and hope that Costco/Kirkland/Nature’s Domain can look into the issue.

    We’ll be switching to a more natural diet, one with traceable products.

  • Crazy4cats

    Hi Gator girl-
    Try this website:
    http://www.great-pet-supplies.com/

    I think this is only available in a few scattered stores in the NW and Bay area right now. My store doesn’t carry it so I haven’t seen it yet.

  • Gatorgirl

    Does anyone know anything about the new Organic Chicken & Pea formula Nature’s Domain?

  • Patrick Irish

    I changed to Blue Lamb for adult dogs/large breed. They seem to be enjoying it very much but it is more expensive :(

  • Melissa Ward

    I changed to Merrick Sweet Potato & Pork grain free. They haven’t had any problems. Have to be careful because my border collie if not careful develops itch skin. They have no problems eating this and I haven’t seen them eating grass. Think I will contact Costco to give them heads up on all the issues with the dog food.

  • Sarah Turpin

    My dog had the same exact symptoms about three weeks ago with blood in the stool. The vet said there were no infections or worms. He doesnt eat ND..i fasted him for a day then added cooked chicken livers mixed with finely chopped organic spinach,grated organic carrot, prayed a lot, and he was good to go two days after the incident started. I dont have this problem in the winter months…maybe they picked up a bug or something. Healthy, vomiting, bloody stool, and diarreah, back to healthy…all while feeding off the same bag of dog food.

  • Babslynne

    Above is a copy and paste of one of the posts, its on the left side of their facebook page under the photo’s, it says”posts to page >”

  • Babslynne

    August 7 at 9:08am ·
    my
    dogs where on this food for about 2 years, then last week i purchased a
    bag, immediately during the night my vissla started having a bad case
    of diarrhea and vomiting, i figured it was just that one meal that
    didn’t settle well , well i was wrong its been 7 days and she still has
    diarrhea, i been waking up every morning at 2-3 in the morning cause she
    has to go relieve herself every few hours, I finally stopped feeding
    her this crap last night and it seems like today shes better
    after i feed her eggs and carrots. Unfortunately not knowing food was
    getting my vissla sick i fed this junk to my little Yorkie and he also
    got sick a couple days later, he hasn’t been doing well, he’s very
    lethargic and has been pooping blood for a day and a half – I’m really
    surprised about him because he’s like a garbage disposal he can eat
    anything and not get sick – he won’t even get up now, after trying all
    kinds of things to get him better i’m taking him to the vet today and
    hopefully he can fix him, I’m so furious i think if i where to lose my
    dog i will purse legal action.
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    Nature’s Domain Pet Food I
    am sorry that your Viszla has been experiencing diarrhea. I have set up
    a case for you in our system. If you could please call in with the
    production code to 800.797.9607, case number 50147, we would like to get
    your contact information and look into the batch number. I hope that
    your Yorkie feels better soon, please let us know how the veterinary
    visit goes.
    Like · Reply · 1 · August 7 at 9:26am
    Redbird Redpelicandesign I will call in the lot number for the bag i bought is NDS0712C3S SXS – Additional info – best by 15 jul 2015 4196 DL
    Like · August 8 at 8:23am
    Ed Schmidt Stripe please tell us if this lot was made in your California plant or the north Carolina plant
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    Nature’s Domain Pet Food This is a California code.
    Like · August 13 at 2:33pm
    Redbird Redpelicandesign any updates on this?
    Like · 12 hrs
    Nature’s Domain Pet Food The
    Quality Control Report includes nutrient analysis and bacterial testing
    and toxin testing. In addition to normal nutrient content in the batch,
    the bacterial tests and toxin tests were negative.
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    Redbird Redpelicandesign I will be posting the “PRODUCTION CODE”. when i get back to the house

  • Dani Kulas

    My dog has been puking all night, at first his dinner and probably some undigested breakfast, then bile probably 6 times, and also couldn’t keep water down. I *finally* got him to eat a little bit of rice just so he can have something in his stomach so he can hold water, and now he seems a little better and is sleeping.

    I switched him from beneful (I know, I know) to Nature’s Domain earlier this year and at first had great results-shiny coat, spike in energy/vitality, etc. A few months ago I noticed he was losing interest in his food but I attributed it to behavioral changes (while he definitely gets adequate exercise, he usually gets less in the summer- he’s a keeshond/g.shep mix and we live in the south). I also thought he could be anxious about me leaving town, as my parents first reported his eating changes while they were watching him.

    He is not the type to leave his food (otherwise the cat will eat it…) but he would leave it. Otherwise he’s been drinking and acting fine, except he eats grass way more than usual. It never really occurred to me that it could be his food since I’d been previously successful with it and nothing appeared to be different about it.

    I’ve become increasingly concerned and have been on the verge of taking him to the vet but also trying to rule out external factors, it sure seems like this could be the culprit…. its outrageous to me that a company can seemingly just change a formula, or blatantly try to cover up some kind contamination that is going on… there are certainly enough people making noise about this on the internet (facebook and amazon in addition to this page from what I’ve seen). Why is there not a recall or some kind of clear statement from the company? The reason we all bought this dog food in the first place is that its supposed to be GOOD for your dog. This kind of thing happens way too often in the pet food industry and its appalling.

    Anyway, I’m going to put my dog on a bland diet in the morning and mix in a new food to see if his interest if food increases… and puking decreases. Any suggestions on food? I’ve heard Innova and Nature’s Variety are great but I’m also looking for cost friendly as well (hence buying costco brand).

    Thank you all for reporting your stories, I would probably be freaking out a lot more right now if I hadn’t read all this and still had no clue what could be going on.

  • Patrick Irish

    For what it is worth, Nature’s Domain got back to me and said they make it in three different facilities and no one batch has had more than one complaint. The volume of emails has not spiked. Because of the number of dogs that eat it and could have any issue, its not easy to pinpoint on the food just yet. Although I will say I switched and my dog ate all his food normally again. I’m not convinced it was Nature’s Domain but I’m not switching back until we get more info.

  • 4beagles

    Please read my original post a day ago which was in refernce to the turkey ND kibble(which is made by diamond, which is made by diamond and confirmed by costo yesterday, who suggested i call them
    ) and my comment in the most recent post was for the kirkland canned food not the ND cans.. The only reason I mentioned it was to indicated that I had stopped feeding the kibble.

  • LabsRawesome

    Kirkland Nature’s Domain canned food is NOT made by Diamond. Diamond does not even own a cannery.

  • 4beagles

    Just wanted to provide an update. Yesterday morning I gave everyone some Kirkland canned food that we keep on hand for emergencies so I could get some new kibble. They were fine during the day. I picked up Fromm’s four star grain free which I had used with good success a couple of years ago and fed them it for dinner last night and this morning. There have been no additional episodes. Could be alot of causes, but they have seemed to be fine as soon as I switched the food so I’m going to stay off of the ND for now.,

    Unfortunately, I was checking on the Fromm’s info and found that many people seemed to be having some problems with some their food. Not sure it is always the food, but you just can’t seem to win.

    I have been thinking for a while of starting to cook them some of the their food(not ready to go to raw yet) so I think this episode will get me to do that, at least partially. There is a lot of info out there regarding recipes so if anyone can recommend some sound basic recipes(chicken veggies etc) please let me know.

    Babslynne, I checked the ND facebook page and didn’t see any recent postings, but maybe I am looking in the wrong place.

    I am just going to get the Diamond customer services number and let them know my recent experience.

  • Babslynne

    I’ve noticed a few people posting the same complaints on Nature Domains Facebook page also, they are given a phone number to call and a case number.

  • michelle

    My dog has almost finished the bag and now has incredibly itchy skin and losing fur like crazy. I initially thought it was because he was recently neutered a month ago but my vet med friend said the extent he is sheddig is unlikely neuter related. Good to know its likely the food!

  • Patrick Irish

    Thanks, the more people that report this the greater chance we will get some clarity

  • 4beagles

    I have been using both the turkey and salmon for a couple of years with no issues. I just started a new bag of the turkey and one of our dogs vomited last night. He appeared to be better today, but now two of our other dogs started to vomit tonight. Not surei if it is related to the food or they picked up a virus or something, but thought I would post given the comments below. I am going to change their food tomorrow just in case it is food related. Our other two dogs appear to ok.

  • Angie M.

    Having the same issues. Went to Costco and they gave me store credit for the two bags I had trouble with (and I had already thrown the bags away). Just FYI. They’ve been doing better on the Blue Buffalo Basics, might switch to Taste of the Wild.

  • Patrick Irish

    Did you ever get an email back?

  • Patrick Irish

    I’m wondering the same thibg. One of my two dogs Is having trouble with it. Eating grass too

  • Patrick Irish

    Same thing for us. One dog keeps eating it and the other dog stopped and doesn’t care for it.

  • Melissa Ward

    I also buy the Sweet Potato & Salmon and have noticed both my dogs take a long time to eat it. They used to love it. They have been eating tons of grass and I know usually when they eat grass it is because they have an upset stomach. They must have changed the formula…think I am going to switch to something else.

  • Shayla Chippendale

    My dogs dogs loved the food but they got really bad skin allergies. Also had 2 dogs pass away with in the past 8 months, they were only 5 and 7. Not sure if the food had any thing to do with it but I switched the the real taste of the wild.

  • ade

    Yes, we’ve fed Kirkland grain free a month now, and in that time had huge hair loss on our GSD, really dry skin and a staph infection that required antibiotics. We’re not buying this again.

  • ade

    We fed our Shepherd a month of this because it was cheap at Costco. As comparison came from Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild. Our dog stopped eating it after about 2 weeks, in a month her fur started falling out heavily, she nearly went bald on her back legs, she got a staph infection, her skin became dry. We were appalled at the change in her condition of an otherwise healthy 1.5yr old dog. Would not recommend, spend the extra $10 a month and try Taste of the Wild or if you want to spend more, blue buffalo.

  • Angie Mattox

    Mine have done the same thing. About a week or so ago, they just stopped eating it. I was feeding them the Salmon and Sweet Potato. I even tried adding green beans…no dice. I finally bought Blue Buffalo again (which is what I fed them prior) and they are slowly starting to eat again, but not much. Do we know if they recently changed their formula?

  • C Baines

    My dogs have been on ND for several years and it would never last in the bowl more then a few minutes now they have no interest in eating it at all. I haven’t seen vomiting or diarrhea. I’ve been on salmon but switched to turkey and same results of not wanting to eat.

  • RICHARD K. SEEBARAN

    This brand, specifically the salmon and sweet potato is perfect for my weimaraner/chinock mix. I replaced this food with a “leading brand” salmon meal and watched his coat get rough and he started to shed more. After a week back on the Kirkland Nature’s Domain he had more energy and his coat was back to being silky smooth with a perfect shine. I would rate this food four stars for quality, and five stars for value because its about $33 for a 35lbs bag, lasts a whole month. I have purchased 5 star rated food suggested from this site as well as recommended brands from vets and feed stores, Natures Domain tops all of them in my humble opinion…

  • clandahlina

    Mike, we also feed the salmon/sweet potato, and my corgi mix has started having an allergic reaction which seems to be food-related. I’m also wondering if the recipe recently changed.

  • Germansheppups

    I’ve been feeding two of my dogs this without a problem. I’ll have to check the most recent bag I bought about a week ago to check the lot # but both pups are fine.

  • Mike Shortliffe

    not sure as I didn’t keep the older bags around to compare..

  • Betsy Greer

    Hi Mike,

    Do you know if there was an ingredient change since the last bag you fed? If your dog has been eating the same food for “some time,” he might not tolerate even subtle ingredient changes well.

    Here’s a link to the website: http://www.great-pet-supplies.com/natures-domain-brand

  • Mike Shortliffe

    I have a yellow lab who has been doing very well on Nature’s Domain for some time. After the most recent bag of Salmon/sweet potato, he has been vomiting. I know it could be from something else, but recent comments leave me concerned…anyone else having similar issues?

    Lot# NDS0613D2N RSB

  • griffgirl

    I began using this dog food about 3 years ago for my advanced-aged English Mastiff, in hopes that switching her to a grain free diet might have some beneficial effect on her arthritis. I noticed a change almost immediately, within days. She was like a new dog. She was more energetic, almost spritely I’d say, which for an old Mastiff is saying a lot!For the money, it’s definitely a high quality dog food. I’ve been through MANY different foods with my Mastiff, ranging from other Kirkland brands (before this one came out) to the very expensive boutique brands, and this one seemed to be the best for my Mastiff. I continued feeding it to her for the last years she was with me. After she passed, I still had some left over, and wound up getting another dog sooner than I expected to, so I fed her the remaining food since it’s appropriate for all life stages (I adopted a 7 week old black lab/hound mix from a shelter.) Almost a year and a half later, I still have my lab on the same food, and she has grown into a very happy, very healthy (and REALLY shiny!) girl with absolutely NO problems from this food, ever. I HIGHLY recommend it.

  • Angelica Reid

    I have used this dog food for years with my show dogs and brood stock and never have i ever had a problem with allergies etc…. i use the blue bag, salmon kind. Ive campaigned many best puppies, champions, grand champions, best of shows and best of opposites on this kibble…….

  • LabsRawesome

    How much salt is added to ND? I’m sure that you have no idea, so you shouldn’t be posting that it has too much. I’m sure the salt added is within normal limits.

  • Anita Horne

    Nature’s Domain from Costco sounds good but has a ton of salt added. The dogs drank so much and pee’d again and again. Awful and bad for kidneys. Dog food does NOT have to list how much salt.

  • brandi

    So I was feeding this brand and in the last week and a half I lost my lab and have had to treat all of my other dogs with activated charcoal and one was at the vet for 3 days with a bad outlook. He is doing fine now but if anyone is having problems do not wait to take your dog to the vet! Also contact Costco management.

  • Shayla Chippendale

    Any ones dogs get any skin issues with this food?

  • http://www.sproutedwellness.com Amanda Strong

    I just saw the Nature’s Domain Organic Chicken & Pea Protein in my store this week (Anchorage, AK). I’m off to search out the ingredients now.

  • Aubrey Walker

    Thanks for sharing this, I think I will switch to another brand. it was a good price and I like the ingredients. Has anyone tried Trader Joes dog food?

  • LuvMyMutt

    Thanks

  • Peggy LaLonde

    Unfortunately I did not keep the bag from the Turkey formula but on the bag of Beef formula it says :Best by 12 June 15 4163DL NOB0660581N SDL 2119

  • LuvMyMutt

    Could you please share the lot number? Thanks

  • Natalie Marie Alvarez Padilla

    Scary…Good call! Who knows what is in that food that is causing this. A lot of people on this site won’t feed their dogs kirkland, canidae or any food made by Diamond. They have had numerous recalls in the past. Thankfully my dog is still doing well but if this continues with other dogs I will look elsewhere for my next bag. If you have a petco near you try Whole Earth Farms grain free, it’s half the price of bil jac and is rated 4.5 stars. Bil Jac is only rated 3 stars. I’ve been feeding it to my lab/pit puppy and it completely regulated his stools.

  • Peggy LaLonde

    Seems like something odd is going on. I opened a new bag of Beef & Sweet Potato and they are having the same reaction. The older Lab has switched between all 3 formulas all of her life without any problem, the younger has only had the beef and now the turkey. I sent an email to Costco and plan on calling them tomorrow. I ran up to Petsmart and grabbed them a bag of Bil Jac and they have eaten that without any upsets…so far! They have not had any diarrhea or any personality changes. They are both active and happy except for the vomiting.

  • Natalie Marie Alvarez Padilla

    I will add the last few people who commented before you are complaining about the same issue so maybe there is a bad batch and you guys should contact kirkland for a possible recall?!

  • Natalie Marie Alvarez Padilla

    I had switched between both formulas with my dog for the last 2 years with zero issues. Sounds strange to me, do they also have diarrhea? I hear that switching formulas on a dog so fast can cause stomach upsets so it’s better to wean them off by mixing them both together and removing the older formula little by little from their food. However, my 12 year old american bulldog never had problems switching between the turkey formula and the salmon formula cold turkey. Some dogs might have more sensitive stomachs. Or maybe they simply prefer the Beef one.

  • Natalie Marie Alvarez Padilla

    I saw on some website that Nature’s Domain has launched an “organic” line with chicken. That is of high interest to me since I would prefer chicken without antibiotics and vegatables without pesticides in my dog’s food. Has anyone tried it or will dog food advisor be doing a review soon? I’m dying to know if the ingredients are any good! Here is the website where I found it: http://www.great-pet-supplies.com/natures-domain-brand

  • Peggy LaLonde

    My two labs have been throwing up every meal for the last day. They were eating the Beef & Sweet Potato formula but just started on the Turkey & Sweet Potato. Other than the vomiting and some reluctance to eat they seem fine. Is anyone else feeding the Turkey formula & having issues?

  • Stephanie Brown Vaughn

    Been feeding this for months. Suddenly my dogs don’t want to eat and are itchy and vomiting some. I think they either changed the formula or have a bad batch.

  • Jennifer Wehking

    Looking into the same problem. Fecals all neg at the vet’s office. Waiting on more specific results from the lab. Do you still have the bags? I’m wondering if they are from the same lot. Been happy with produce and results until till these last 2 bags were opened

  • sc3pilot

    We’ve been feeding our three dogs Nature’s Domain for a while now, but on this most recent bag (red), two of them have been vomiting very frequently, and none of them are happy to be eating it. They usually wolf down their food but this latest bag they eat very reluctantly. I went and got a bag of Wellness at the PetSmart and they’re loving it.

  • http://www.tomlinsons.com Jeremy

    This happened in Feb and also is one of the dangers of co-packing. Plus the lawsuit is from over two years ago,

  • HUGO CHAVEZ
  • HUGO CHAVEZ

    CAUTION: ATTENTION!!!!

    02/03/2014

    Costco Wholesale Corp. and Diamond Pet Foods Inc. agreed to pay $2 million to settle a class action lawsuit over dog food that caused a
    salmonella outbreak that sickened an untold number of pets and dozens of people who handled the food.

    The case was filed by Barbara Marciano, whose dog Benji died after
    eating Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain pet food she bought at a
    Westbury, N.Y., Costco and manufactured at Diamond’s plant in Gaston, S.C., where the outbreak began.

    She filed suit in federal court in Brooklyn, charging the company
    with negligence, breach of warranty, product liability, unjust
    enrichment and violations of state law. Diamond made three recalls of nine brands of dry pet food in 2011 and 2012.

    Diamond is a major manufacturer of pet foods and sells them under several brands:

    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
    Country Value
    Diamond
    Diamond Naturals
    Premium Edge
    Professional
    4Health
    Taste of the Wild

    FYI BEWARE!!

  • HUGO CHAVEZ

    YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION AS THE FOOD HAS SALMONELLA…

    Costco Wholesale Corp. and Diamond Pet Foods Inc. agreed to pay $2
    million to settle a class action lawsuit over dog food that caused a
    salmonella outbreak that sickened an untold number of pets and dozens of
    people who handled the food.
    The case was filed by Barbara Marciano, whose dog Benji died after
    eating Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain pet food she bought at a
    Westbury, N.Y., Costco and manufactured at Diamond’s plant in Gaston,
    S.C., where the outbreak began.
    She filed suit in federal court in Brooklyn, charging the company
    with negligence, breach of warranty, product liability, unjust
    enrichment and violations of state law. Diamond made three recalls of nine brands of dry pet food in 2011 and 2012.
    Diamond is a major manufacturer of pet foods and sells them under several brands:

    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
    Country Value
    Diamond
    Diamond Naturals
    Premium Edge
    Professional
    4Health
    Taste of the Wild

  • David Davis

    +1 that’s an excellent find win for sure. I’ve seen this at Costco a million times but never even gave it a thought cause I assumed it was from Pedigree or something. But you are 100% sure with TOTW yes?

  • Betsy

    both my dogs have been vomiting on this food, will be changing immediately.

  • 49ergirl

    I too am wondering about the chicken and pea organic formula. I have two small dogs, about 9lbs each but high-ish energy for a 6 & almost 8 year old dogs.

  • Crazy4cats

    Oh, I wasn’t planning on feeding it. Too many peas and not enough meat for my dogs. I don’t think they do well with peas. I was just being curious. It is in a few NW stores, but none very close by. Thanks for the info.