Just Started Blue Buffalo Life Protection Puppy, But...
(West Linn, Oregon)
I am concerned after learning that Blue Buffalo is owned by Petsmart (not that that's a bad thing, I don't know?). Petsmart sold me on Blue and now I know why, they own it.
My 10 week old Portuguese Water Dog Loves it! So that's a good thing. The breeder sent me home with Kirklands Premium Puppy (yuk, smells like poop!). So I am in the process of switching her over. Then I hear that Blue has had a couple recalls (all I could find where in 2007). So now I'm wondering if I made the right choice?
Please help, I just lost my 10 yr old Brittany to cancer in July and I fed him Nutro Naturals. I wish I would have investigated his food more. Now, I'm not saying that it cased the cancer but who knows? I'm sorry if this is a duplicate post.
I tried uploading a picture and it was too big so it kicked me off. So no photo this time. I love this website by the way!=================
Hi Pam -
Firstly, we'd like to say how sorry we are for your recent loss. Keep thinking of your beautiful Brittany now pain-free and frolicking joyfully with all our other special furry buddies who, too, have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. :)
Regarding Blue Buffalo Dog Food ...
- Contains no corn, wheat or soy;
- Contains limited grain in their first five dog food ingredients;
- Blue dog food contains a decent amount of animal protein in the top ingredients;
- Does not contain by-products, synthetic Vitamin K (menadione), Ethoxyquin, or any other harmful preservatives, flavors, artificial colors, or sweeteners;
- Is on the Whole Dog Journal's List of Approved Dog Foods, 2010.
We have recently come across a number of disturbing consumer complaints, such as puppies suffering from bad diarrhea on Blue Dog Food, as well as recent reports of mold in new bags of Blue Buffalo Dog Food!
We are not aware of any recent Blue Dog Food recalls, but it's important to be aware!
So! In a nutshell, our suggestion as always is PLAY IT SAFE!
If you feel uncomfortable in any way about feeding this dog food brand - or any other - to your new puppy ... simply don't! There are many other premium dog foods on the market to choose from.
We hope this helps, and we invite all our other visitors to please share your own experiences with Blue Buffalo Dog Food. Add your comments below.