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Q: Is This Food Good For Your Dog?

January 20, 2010 | By Ches21 | 7 answers | Expired: 1722 days ago

Ches21

I am not sure if it is called tru blue or blue buffalo dog food but is this brand whatever it is called good for your dogs they also produce cat food. I just wanted to know?

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Robynge11
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Jan 24, 2010

We feed our GSD Marley Blue Buffalo and we have since we first brought him home. He LOVES it and we think its fabulous food. His breath doesn't smell at all, in fact we have been told by the vet that his teeth are amazingly clean and healthy (I don not regularly brush his teeth either), it's helped him immensely with his stomach problems, it helps with behavior (when you feed your dog crap dog food they can be more rambunctious, more "wired") and Marleys coat is so silky and shinny. Over all I think its amazing food and if you go onto their website they'll send you a coupon for 5$ off your first bag! Good luck!

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DevilDawg
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Jan 24, 2010

Although I haven't purchased any of this particular brand yet, I have heard very good things about it and it's rating is very high on the list.

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Diane66
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Jan 23, 2010

Many things need to be considered prior to choosing a food and first and foremost never forget what works for one dog may not work for another. Just like some of us can live on Burg*K food while others simply can't tolerate the fat content. If I had no choice but to purchase a food from PetSmart that would be my choice, however, there are bette foods out there and I suggest you take a look at Acana. Here is a link www.onlynaturalpet.com. Acana has 3 different meat proteins so you are able to rotate meat proteins, reducing the chances of your dog developing allergies to his/her food and also offering a variety. Suggest when rotating meat proteins that you feed the same protein for 6 months and rotate. The main difference between the food you are currently feeding and a food such as Acana is the grain. Acana is a grain-free kibble. The other difference is the ingredient list...if you read through the ingredients in Acana most people will be able to identify what is in their dog food.

i would need more info on your dog, especially age and breed before I felt comfortable recommending a particular food. For large and giant breed puppies, owners must always beware of the protein level. High protein levels can cause problem in breeds that go through rapid growth periods. A high quality, lower protein food is always best, in my opinion for large and giant breeds. The first food that comes to mind is California Natural. Excellent, excellent food! Not just the ingredients but the processing of the food as well. It's a simple food for dogs that experience digestive upset or for puppies that go through rapid growth which high protein levels may cause problems.

Personally, I feed pre-packed RAW/BARF. I am aware that it's not a suitable food for many who may concerns handling raw meat, however I've been feeding pre-packed raw/barf for several years with great results inspite of my vet who happens to carry a very well known food which contains meat-by-product;).

Bottom-line if you are feeding a food that your dog is thriving on I would continue with that food if you are happy with the results. Do your home-work and research and find a food you feel good about providing to your dog. High quality food cuts down on vet costs and will help your pet live a happier, healthier life.

Good luck,

Diane Vaccaro

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Ethel02
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Jan 23, 2010

I've heard Blue Buffalo is a good food, be careful of too much protein unless the dog is very active, it is noy good for the kidneys, my girls are on Verus, a holistic food that is excellent, because of the content, it is more expensive, but works out cheaper because of the way it's made my large dogs, wo are supposed to have 2 cups in a.m. & 2 in p.m, they all just get 1 in a.m & 1 in p.m with a bit of we food mixed in, one is 100 lbs & their coats are beautiful, the bag says to feed like any other food but the nutritionist said no, fee 1/2 & it's been a couple of years & they do great.

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Shay E.
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Jan 22, 2010

I did some research on this product and it is highly rated , I hear its a great all natural brand !

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Amber
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Jan 21, 2010

it is a relatively good food...no by-products, no corn, no wheat. apparently it causes digestive problems for quite a few dogs. the post directly under yours is by someone having that problem. Blue Buffalo Wilderness also made my dog incredibly gassy. so while it's definitely better than grocery store stuff, don't be surprised if you have this problem.

i am, however, a little leery of this brand. kitten foods should say that they are "formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Cat Food Nutrient Profiles" for "growth", or "growth and development", or at least "all life stages". i fed their Blue Spa kitten food to our cats as kittens for a while, until one day i noticed that the bag said it was for "maintenance". that's just not right. since then, i've noticed that some bags of Blue Spa kitten formula have said one thing ("growth") and some say another ("maintenance"). after seeing that, they're not a brand that i would trust implicitly.

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Idaviruma
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Jan 20, 2010

Its a good quality food, a bit more expensive then your average run of the mill, but considering that the quality is a whole lot better, its worth it, not to mention running to the vet every month for diet related disorders commonly associated with poor quality food like allergies, obesity, dry skin, hot spots, just to name a few.
I personally prefer the their Wilderness line, but it may be too rich for some dogs due to high protein content .

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