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    The company reviews are under Editor’s Choice. They are decent reviews, maybe not as in depth as you are looking for. I found them to be a good jumping-off point. I still end up researching further if I have a specific question.

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    Oops, just realized companies are reviewed. Only just clicked on the food name before, must click on company.

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    Perhaps a separate review section on the companies?

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    Are all 7 dogs the same breed? Did you contact the company? I would think if there is an issue with the food, the company (given their perceived reputation,) might respond sooner than the FDA. Facebook is another option.

    As Susan said above, might be an issue where the dogs can’t handle this type of food, but if they are different breeds and haven’t had this problem before, it’s scary. That along with the plastic found in bags from the new plant.

    Just started my dog on Orijen, still from the Canada plant, but I’m nervous about the transition to Kentucky.

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    Here’s my Blue Wilderness experience:

    Adopted a 10 month old Black Mouth Cur in November. Started her on Blue Wilderness Chicken Puppy, end of January changed to adult formula. Started researching dog food, and had my concerns about Blue Wilderness. Continued with it because my local pet store has a buy 10 get one free thing. I would have qualified for my free bag next trip. With the last bag I purchased, Gracie started turning her nose up at the food bowl, then a few days ago, diarrhea and lethargy set in. I could hear her stomach rumbling from the next room, sounded like a volcano. Noticed one odd thing about the food, there seemed to be an excess amount of the little bits, (Lifesource Bits?) It wasn’t like that in any previous bags. Anyway, didn’t feed her for 24-hours (breakfast to breakfast,) and gave her 1/2 pepto bismol tablet. The next morning, she was herself again, and she almost inhaled her rice and chicken breakfast. Her illness could be due to something she ate in the yard, of course, but the food is still suspect, and I was thinking of changing anyway, never did get my freebie.

    More research, and my head is spinning. Lots of reports similar to my experience. Merrick seemed like a good choice at first, but a lot if folks unhappy with the formula change after the Purina acquisition. My cat eats Instinct and has been doing great on it, so that was a consideration. Orijen looked like the best option, if one can afford the Whole Foods dog food equivalent, crazy expensive. Well, bit the bullet and just picked up my first bag of Orijen Regional Red (made in Canada.) They only had the 5 lb bags which is fine to start with, but I asked if they had the larger bags. I was told, since the factory change from Canada to US, the new bags (formulas) are slowly arriving. Just when ya think you’ve made a decision, something else comes along to question it.

    Going to stick with the rice and chicken for a few days, then start adding the Red and see how she does.

    I’ve had 3 Rottweilers, wonderful dogs. Last one died last fall, along with our German Shepherd Mix. Both Humane Society adoptees, lived long lives. I’m getting older, and when the hips started to go on the 100+ pounders, got to be a little hard to help them get up and out. Downsized a bit with this pup, she’s about 55 lbs now, which I’m happy about.

    Good luck with your Rottie!

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