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Saving Good Dogs from Bad Dog Food
I switched my dachshund to WILD CALLING after I found out about the recalls, and lawsuit that purina did and found all of the by products that are in blue buffalo food, which they claim no by products.
If you went out to eat at Red Lobster and got food poisoning would you go out to dinner there again the next night? Just saying!
I am freaking out now after reading this and other reviews of Blue Buffalo. We just got our 2 year old golden retriever back from the vet after one week of hospitalization for vomiting and diarrhea. After the normal meds they gave her didn’t work, they did an exploratory operation to rule out intestinal blockage. There was no blockage. They said her lower intestine was severely irritated and could find no reason for this. She has been on Blue Buffalo since she was a puppy and other than changing her to the Basic because of gas, she has been fine. I was wondering if maybe there was a bad batch or something, but it looks like this has been going on with dogs of all types for some time. She has been back home for two whole days and eating the Blue with no problems so far, and I am wondering what should I do.
I’m so sorry for your loss. If you haven’t already, please make a report to the FDA and ask your vet to make one too.
I’m really sorry. That is awful.
Latest bag of blue buffalo chicken and brown rice purchased before Thanksgiving looked different than any bag purchased over the past 3 years. The dog immediately became sick. Drooling, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, lethargic and lack of appetite. 14 weeks later I had to make the difficult decision to end his suffering because he could hardly hold his eyes open. I spent thousands of dollars at multiple vets and neither of them could figure out a cause. Its very obvious to me that something was wrong with the food and unfortunately blue buffalo would not tell me to help provide insight for the vet to help save my dog. There are too many people with the exact same issue for it to be a fluke.
It’s very important that you pay extra close attention to which blue that you feed your dogs. Just because they are a large breed or toy breed does not mean that that food is right for them. Age, activity level, breed, and age are the determining factors in figuring out the right food. My boxer was on large breed wilderness for years, now that he is getting older that style of food is not for him. He was very gassy, and actually putting on excess weight. Now that he is on senior blue, he has lost a little weight and does not have the horrendous gas/foul breath. Just food for though, my take any way.
Here’s a link to the Purina Pet Food Honesty site: http://www.petfoodhonesty.com/.
Obviously, it’s slanted, but there are links to the official court documents you mentioned.
BB has recently come out and admitted there was in fact by product meal in their food “unbeknownst to them”. Just a heads up-they are a somewhat/very shady company. Hopefully someone can link the article for you, or I can do it when I get home, I have it on the home computer, but you also may be able to find it via google
There is chicken meal in almost everything they make, but there’s a HUGE difference between chicken meal and chicken BY-PRODUCT meal. Chicken meal is the regular good chicken meat, dehydrated and ground up. But BY-PRODUCT meal is all the garbage, eyeball, feet, beaks and all the ret of the carcass that they grind up and dehydrat and try to use as a food source. Chicken meal probably isn’t the problem, but the DUCK on the other hand is a protien your dog doesn;t sound to have been introduced to before. Its much more likely that he’s got an issue with the new type of protin than with something that is, and always has been, in the food you’ve been feeding him.
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