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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Buffalo Making Dogs Sick....

I just wanted to share what I discovered. I am watching an HRI foster this week. He has been in the vet hospital for many days. He was vomiting and had diarrhea. They did test after test and could not find anything wrong with him. When I got his food, I saw that his previous owner was feeding Blue Buffalo. I threw it right into the trash. I thought I bet this is what was making him sick. So then I did some detective work and check out what I found. Over 300 complaints most from 2013! Seems the company changed hands! Most of the complaints are the same as this little guy I am fostering.

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

He is doing fine now on rice and boiled chicken.





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here's more info from Sabines site http://forums.dogfoodproject.com/search.php?fid[]=4&sid=ad5dc88c5a48770d720fe8156eae185b

Do a search from there on Blue Buffalo., not so good news

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I'm glad I switched the sisters away from that food . I feed them that their first year.

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It's kind of scary not knowing what is in the food. They don't regulate it well. So many companies say, made in the USA. But the ingredients come from China! I don't feed my guys anything from China. I actually email companies and ask where the ingredients are from.





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Very interesting - I had Laila on this a while back and she had the same symptoms, and I changed foods right away. So glad I did!

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Interesting things are happening here in Croatia. We joined European union as full member on 1st July. Week ago I went shopping for Roki and some shelves in pet store were empty - no Taste of the Wild, no Earthborn, no Timberwoolf... Shelves with treats were also half empty. i asked what happened and shop assistant told me that all dog food that do not comply with EU regulations for pet food safety are withdrawn from shops. Later I checked those regulations and ingredients lists and realized that each food contains at leat three ingredients whicha re banned in EU, even for pets

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I just switched Henry to Blue a few months ago - he seems to be doing well on it.
Maybe thinking to going back to Life's Abundance which is what I had him on as a pup.
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I would switch him. Look at the complaints. Some people's pets died...

If you want to feed dry you might try Fromm or Orijens. They don't use anything from china.





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Whoa, I didn't know that. I thought it was a good dog food. I feed Chester Natural Choice.


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Skye also suffered from me putting her on Blue Buffalo when I first received her in my home. I took her to the vet and they recommended me changing her food. It is sad when companies make products that increase or cause illness. Blue Buffalo should be banned from the shelves!

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