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Blue Buffalo food from Petsmart...Anyone tried it?


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Well, as much as I love Canidae dog food, I am getting weary from paying upwards of $20 dollars in shipping to get it to my house. So while at Petsmart the other day, I saw a holistic dog food called Blue Buffalo. Has anyone seen this dog food and tried it? I looked at the ingredients and they seemed pretty good.

Here's the ingredients page from their website:

http://www.bluebuff.com/products/dogs_puppies.shtml

Barney seems to be doing fine with it, and seems to love the taste. Well, he loves the taste of anything! :whistle:

If anyone knows any pros/cons to this food, please pass it on!

Thanks!! :)

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Let me preface this by saying that I am no expert on food. I don't know if Barney has any issues with food or weight but I did notice that the amount of fat in the food is fairly high compared to Canidae and other brands (17%). Because Savannah has pancreatis (prob spelled wrong) I have to be very careful with the fat in her food. Regular Canidae is 14.5%, the lamb and rice formula is 12.5% and the low fat formula is 8.5%. Because she has not been enthusiastic about eating lately, I figured that she was tired of Canidae (she has been on it over a year straight) so I got a bag of BlackWood food (low fat formula) from our natural foods store to switch things up a bit. Do you have any kind of natural food store near you? I would probably trust anything that I could get from a natural foods store over a chain store. That is where I found Savannah's Canidae. They also have a bunch of other brands there too.

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Most feed and seed farm stores carry Canidae.

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I am a big fan of hollistic/organic brands and first let me say I'm glad Petsmart is trying to move in that direction - however it still contains some things I wouldn't feel comfortable with feeding. The ingredient that concerned me most is the vitamin K supplement. Here is a link on the possible side effects and warnings associated with that supplement

http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=menadione

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We fed Currey Blue Buffalo Lamb and Rice Puppy Formula for a while. He liked it very much, and it is on the Whole Dog Journal's list of "approved" foods - and is one of the ONLY foods available at the big chains on the list. We switched from that to Canidae when he was about 8 months mostly because I found that I could buy Canidae for just about the same price at a small privately owned business about a mile from my house rather than driving 20 minutes to the nearest Petsmart so it is more convenient and I get to give my $$ to a small business person AND get the dog's toenails cut at the same time I buy food! The only major difference I could point out between the two foods is that his poops were a little smellier and softer with Blue Buffalo. If I couldn't get Canidae locally, I'd feed it again. Also, in response to the note that savannahsmom35 made regarding fat cotent - you posted the info for the Chicken Formula, but I think that the Lamb Formula and Fish Formula are lower in fat.

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Also, in response to the note that savannahsmom35 made regarding fat cotent - you posted the info for the Chicken Formula, but I think that the Lamb Formula and Fish Formula are lower in fat.

You are probably right but they don't offer those varieties in my area so I don't know for sure. You can probably look up the fat content of these online.

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  • 9 months later...

man old topic but im a newbie around here. but did a search on blue, and man i ill tell yall if you aint use'n blue buffalo co. fish and sweet potato recipe, you should its one of 3 best sittin on the shelves and its definetly #1, in proper vitamins, nutrients for our cairn. if any one knows a better bag let me know. ya i know its $$$.

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savannahsmom35...

My Madison had pancreatitis also and I found the Solid Gold Hund-n-flocken to have excellent ingredients and a lower fat content. Our local Petco started to carry it a few months ago and Maddy loves it!

I also add a pinch of their Sea Meal to her food every once in awhile.

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That's the food we feed ours. We started with the lamb and rice, but it didn't sit well with Jazz, so we switched to the Chicken and Rice. They did gain a 1/2 pound each, but it has stabilized, and we monitor their food intake. They love it and its affordable for our family budget.

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