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Old 02-03-2020, 04:36 PM
 
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I have been reading negative reviews lately about this brand. There seems to be concerns over both the treats and the dry kibble. Can anyone please provide information regarding their dog and cat treats and kibble? TIA!
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:34 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Read the label. Compare to other brands. Decide which one you want to feed to your dog. Maybe put in a couple of hours of study about canine nutrition, if you think it is important what your dog eats.


Going by the label, it looks like typical dog food to me.
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:41 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I have been reading negative reviews lately about this brand. There seems to be concerns over both the treats and the dry kibble. Can anyone please provide information regarding their dog and cat treats and kibble? TIA!
You can find negative reviews about pretty much any food if you look hard enough. Dogs differ too. What might be great for one may not suit another. All I can relate is personal experience. I can't get most of the super premium dog foods due to location. Blue Buffalo and one other high end Canadian food I can't recall the name of at the moment are carried by one local source. When I first moved here I tried the Canadian food but it didn't agree with my dog's gut. So, switched to BB. She's been eating it for 9 years. She is healthy and fit according to her vet. I assume, but can't prove, she would be less so if I fed her garbage.
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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File this under "for what it's worth" but we had our very healthy elderly dog on Blue (though now I cannot remember if it was BUFFALO, or just the Blue kibble, I think the latter) for over a year, and then she started to show signs of early kidney disease. (This was NOT a grain-free kibble, just to rule that whole set of issues out here.) When emailing with a vet friend of mine, she wrote the following -- purely anecdotal, as she admits freely, but it's some information to consider:

"The kidney values are not terrifying, but are definitely concerning. I think the diet change away from Blue could be very helpful. I have had dogs with crazy renal values and weirdness that started when they started Blue food and went away without other intervention when they stopped. Can't prove it, though...."
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:54 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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DogFoodAdvisor contains reviews, labels and other information about the different brands (so you don't have to stand in the store to read the labels).

My big concern now is an FDA study recently found that grain-free dogfood is causing heart disease in dogs. Now it's hard to find a brand that actually has grains in it.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:43 AM
 
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In 2014 Purina sent samples of Blue Buffalo to an independent lab for testing. The lab found chicken byproduct meal. Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising. Blue Buffalo eventually admitted there was poultry byproduct meal in many of their foods. They argued they had no way of knowing what their food contained. I will never feed Blue Buffalo. During the time this was going on I tried one of their foods for my dog with a serious chicken allergy. It is not something I ever wish to repeat.
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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DogFoodAdvisor contains reviews, labels and other information about the different brands (so you don't have to stand in the store to read the labels).

My big concern now is an FDA study recently found that grain-free dogfood is causing heart disease in dogs. Now it's hard to find a brand that actually has grains in it.
I don't buy 'grain free', but I do make sure there's no corn in it, since I have a dog allergic to corn.

Personally I use Gentle Giants, and my dogs have done well on it.
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:56 AM
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Location: Idaho
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DogFoodAdvisor contains reviews, labels and other information about the different brands (so you don't have to stand in the store to read the labels).

My big concern now is an FDA study recently found that grain-free dogfood is causing heart disease in dogs. Now it's hard to find a brand that actually has grains in it.
Taste of the Wild with Ancient grains. I could say my dogs love it, but they are Malamutes, they love all food.
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Old 02-05-2020, 05:18 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I don't buy 'grain free', but I do make sure there's no corn in it, since I have a dog allergic to corn.

Personally I use Gentle Giants, and my dogs have done well on it.
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Taste of the Wild with Ancient grains. I could say my dogs love it, but they are Malamutes, they love all food.
Thank you both. Looks like 2 good recommendations. We had been using Taste of the Wild. I didn't know about their Ancient Grains line.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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In 2014 Purina sent samples of Blue Buffalo to an independent lab for testing. The lab found chicken byproduct meal. Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising. Blue Buffalo eventually admitted there was poultry byproduct meal in many of their foods. They argued they had no way of knowing what their food contained. I will never feed Blue Buffalo. During the time this was going on I tried one of their foods for my dog with a serious chicken allergy. It is not something I ever wish to repeat.

I was feeding my old, blind dog with heart failure Blue Buffalo...my vet told me to throw that dog food away.
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