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Question is blue buffalo a good puppy/dog food?

i am still deciding on which food to feed my puppy that i am gonna get. either blue buffalo or wellness super5mix. how long does a 6 pound and a 4 pound bag of food last a puppy? thanks
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Go to www.dogfoodadvisor.com to check it out. Read the articles, too, not just the reviews, especially "How to choose a good dog food". I think there's "How to choose a good puppy food" or "best puppy foods" or similar. It's a really good site.
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The problem with the STAR rating is, they don't take into account were the ingredients come from. So some of the ingredients can come from China. From what I read, Orjens, Fromm and Acana are the best out there. All their ingredients come locally and they have strict regulations. Orjens is high protein, maybe a bit high for a puppy or more relaxed dog. Fromms is great because you can switch between all their formulas without transitioning.





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Blue is a good food, but the puppy food can be too rich for some puppies causing soft poop. We have had no problems with Taste of the Wild puppy, but right now, our preference is Organix for the puppies. I don't know about how long a bag lasts, but at most 1/4 cup three times a day for a little one doesn't make the bag go down too fast.
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Bella has eaten blue buffalo since the day we got her and she has never had any issues. She will 19 weeks tomorrow. It usually takes about a month to go through a 6 lb bag she was eating a cup a day but now I am noticing she is not finishing all of her food at her feedings so if she continues this I will just adjust her food.
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Cass has been on Blue buffalo 1/2 cup per day. She loves it! I also give her distilled water. So far, not much tear staining.


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I've been trying to transition from wet Wellness Just for Puppy to Blue Buffalo dried puppy by putting a small amount of the dried with the wet. I started with maybe 10 pieces of dried with the wet and gradually increasing to a ratio of 1/4 dried-3/4 wet, but he gets soft poop everytime. As Tom King said, maybe the Blue puppy dried is too rich for him? Any other suggestions? I'd like to transition him to dried, but no luck so far. He's 5.3 lbs and 5 months old. Thanks!
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I've been trying to transition from wet Wellness Just for Puppy to Blue Buffalo dried puppy by putting a small amount of the dried with the wet. I started with maybe 10 pieces of dried with the wet and gradually increasing to a ratio of 1/4 dried-3/4 wet, but he gets soft poop everytime. As Tom King said, maybe the Blue puppy dried is too rich for him? Any other suggestions? I'd like to transition him to dried, but no luck so far. He's 5.3 lbs and 5 months old. Thanks!
I have gone through several top brands of kibble, all because of soft stool, and the only food that has been reliable for me is the Blue Buffalo Basics - Limited Ingredients for Puppies. I actually did a relatively quick switch from Innova to the BB and it was literally the next day that she had a perfectly normal BM that I easily picked up from the grass, unlike the loose, sticky ones that always left messes on the grass and on her! I think the limited ingredients helps, I'm not sure what her system is sensitive to but whatever it is, it isn't in the BB Basics. I'm so glad we got over that part of her puppyhood.
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I've been trying to transition from wet Wellness Just for Puppy to Blue Buffalo dried puppy by putting a small amount of the dried with the wet. I started with maybe 10 pieces of dried with the wet and gradually increasing to a ratio of 1/4 dried-3/4 wet, but he gets soft poop everytime. As Tom King said, maybe the Blue puppy dried is too rich for him? Any other suggestions? I'd like to transition him to dried, but no luck so far. He's 5.3 lbs and 5 months old. Thanks!
Cass is about the same size as yours. I have only given her dry food. She drinks plenty of water. I'm sorry that yours seems to be having issues, and hope things get back to normal soon!


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