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Old July 9th 03, 04:47 PM
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Hi all,
The store I work at is going to start to carry a dog food called Buffalo Blue.
It looks like a decent food, but honestly do not know enough about it.
Ingredients look decent, but we all know ingredients aren't everything. I
would like to know more about this food -- a website, personal experience,
etc...
Any input would be appreciated in regards to this food.
Also, any thoughts on the Royal Canin dog food -- I'd be interested as well.
Thank you,
Maggie
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Old August 12th 03, 03:52 PM
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That Blue Buffalo Stuff is amazing. My dog loves it and it is the
highest grade dog food out on the market. I know a lot about dogs,
and their health...and this is my newest discovery. The ingredients
are far and away the best ingredients in any dog food out there...and
they actually use "real chicken."


What does the AAFCO statement on the bag say exactly? What are the phosphorus
and calcium levels on the adult and senior products on a dry matter basis?

Unless you make the food yourself, how do you know that they use the "best
ingredients"? You can't know just by looking at the ingredient's list or what
the marketing on the bag expresses. Lots of dog foods use "real chicken" (as
opposed to rubber chickens, I guess?)

What were you feeding before?

Perhaps you can get the information requested here off of the bag for us?
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Old August 12th 03, 03:52 PM
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That Blue Buffalo Stuff is amazing. My dog loves it and it is the
highest grade dog food out on the market. I know a lot about dogs,
and their health...and this is my newest discovery. The ingredients
are far and away the best ingredients in any dog food out there...and
they actually use "real chicken."


What does the AAFCO statement on the bag say exactly? What are the phosphorus
and calcium levels on the adult and senior products on a dry matter basis?

Unless you make the food yourself, how do you know that they use the "best
ingredients"? You can't know just by looking at the ingredient's list or what
the marketing on the bag expresses. Lots of dog foods use "real chicken" (as
opposed to rubber chickens, I guess?)

What were you feeding before?

Perhaps you can get the information requested here off of the bag for us?
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Old August 13th 03, 04:13 PM
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Doggy Lover wrote:
I was actually feeding him Royal Canin before the switch...but I wont
be using anything else after hearing about Blue Buffalo.

The website for Blue Buffalo should answer your questions.

www.bluebuff.com


This food has garlic in it, and I am curious because it's in the onion
family but appears to be harmless in small quantities. I use to
sprinkle about 1/4 tsp/day on my 80 lb dog's food, and he would throw up
about twice a week. I couldn't link it to anything until I stopped
the garlic, and he no longer threw up. Anyone else have this adverse
experience? -JM

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Old August 13th 03, 04:13 PM
JM
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Doggy Lover wrote:
I was actually feeding him Royal Canin before the switch...but I wont
be using anything else after hearing about Blue Buffalo.

The website for Blue Buffalo should answer your questions.

www.bluebuff.com


This food has garlic in it, and I am curious because it's in the onion
family but appears to be harmless in small quantities. I use to
sprinkle about 1/4 tsp/day on my 80 lb dog's food, and he would throw up
about twice a week. I couldn't link it to anything until I stopped
the garlic, and he no longer threw up. Anyone else have this adverse
experience? -JM

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Old August 13th 03, 04:40 PM
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In article , JM wrote:

Doggy Lover wrote:
I was actually feeding him Royal Canin before the switch...but I wont
be using anything else after hearing about Blue Buffalo.

The website for Blue Buffalo should answer your questions.

www.bluebuff.com


This food has garlic in it, and I am curious because it's in the onion
family but appears to be harmless in small quantities. I use to
sprinkle about 1/4 tsp/day on my 80 lb dog's food, and he would throw up
about twice a week. I couldn't link it to anything until I stopped
the garlic, and he no longer threw up. Anyone else have this adverse
experience? -JM


A quarter teaspoon of garlic *powder*? Holy cow! That's some zingy
kibble! (It's the equivalent of two medium cloves. I'm a garlic lover,
but I think two cloves of straight garlic per meal would upset MY tummy!)

There was a study of which I read a summary in which dogs that were
force-fed garlic extract, the equivalent of a clove per 5 kg I think I
remember the math went, had a lot of weird things happen to their blood
chemistry and blood cell morphology. These weird things persisted, even
worsened, for a while after the garlic stopped. For this reason I think
the effect is cumulative, and if you want to give garlic you should do
it in small quantities and give the animal a rest from it from time to
time. (Ie it shouldn't probably be an ingredient in your kibble.)

-Alison in OH
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Old August 13th 03, 04:40 PM
Alison Smiley Perera
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In article , JM wrote:

Doggy Lover wrote:
I was actually feeding him Royal Canin before the switch...but I wont
be using anything else after hearing about Blue Buffalo.

The website for Blue Buffalo should answer your questions.

www.bluebuff.com


This food has garlic in it, and I am curious because it's in the onion
family but appears to be harmless in small quantities. I use to
sprinkle about 1/4 tsp/day on my 80 lb dog's food, and he would throw up
about twice a week. I couldn't link it to anything until I stopped
the garlic, and he no longer threw up. Anyone else have this adverse
experience? -JM


A quarter teaspoon of garlic *powder*? Holy cow! That's some zingy
kibble! (It's the equivalent of two medium cloves. I'm a garlic lover,
but I think two cloves of straight garlic per meal would upset MY tummy!)

There was a study of which I read a summary in which dogs that were
force-fed garlic extract, the equivalent of a clove per 5 kg I think I
remember the math went, had a lot of weird things happen to their blood
chemistry and blood cell morphology. These weird things persisted, even
worsened, for a while after the garlic stopped. For this reason I think
the effect is cumulative, and if you want to give garlic you should do
it in small quantities and give the animal a rest from it from time to
time. (Ie it shouldn't probably be an ingredient in your kibble.)

-Alison in OH
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Old August 13th 03, 05:02 PM
Suja
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JM wrote:

This food has garlic in it, and I am curious because it's in the onion
family but appears to be harmless in small quantities. I use to
sprinkle about 1/4 tsp/day on my 80 lb dog's food, and he would throw up
about twice a week. I couldn't link it to anything until I stopped
the garlic, and he no longer threw up. Anyone else have this adverse
experience? -JM


The only garlic Khan's ever had was cooked, and it was garlic cloves,
not the powdered form. Even then, it was a couple of cloves of garlic
to about 5 pounds of cooked veggies and meat, and that never upset his
stomach. He wasn't fed garlic on a daily basis either. To me, it
sounds like you were feeding a heck of a lot of garlic to your dog.

Suja

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Old August 13th 03, 05:02 PM
Suja
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JM wrote:

This food has garlic in it, and I am curious because it's in the onion
family but appears to be harmless in small quantities. I use to
sprinkle about 1/4 tsp/day on my 80 lb dog's food, and he would throw up
about twice a week. I couldn't link it to anything until I stopped
the garlic, and he no longer threw up. Anyone else have this adverse
experience? -JM


The only garlic Khan's ever had was cooked, and it was garlic cloves,
not the powdered form. Even then, it was a couple of cloves of garlic
to about 5 pounds of cooked veggies and meat, and that never upset his
stomach. He wasn't fed garlic on a daily basis either. To me, it
sounds like you were feeding a heck of a lot of garlic to your dog.

Suja

 




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