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Postby slick4591 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:34 am

If you feed Blue Buffalo you should read this.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:06 am

That yuppie dog food, gets expensive fast. Might as well feed Ol' Roy as that stuff.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:17 am

Poultry byproducts?

Wasn't there someone on here who feed chicken poo to their cattle?
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:29 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Poultry byproducts?

Wasn't there someone on here who feed chicken poo to their cattle?


This type, is not as bad. Probably feather meal.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby TexasBred » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:44 pm

Amazing that Purina is the one that started all this. Ol' Roy is rated higher than most PMI pet foods. True it probably was feather meal but could have also been the miscellaneous chicken products mentioned. This is all pretty common in the pet food industry as a supplier can easily mix in a cheaper ingredient into "poultry meal" and you'd never know it unless you had a lab to do your own microscopy on it. Blue Buffalo is still an excellent pet food although expensive. Much much better than anything Purina makes. All the recalls you ever hear of with Purina is "Aflatoxin" because they use so much corn in their dog food. Never owned a corn fed dog.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:07 pm

I've been known to eat a few corn dogs.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:44 pm

Is it just me, or do dogs make it a point to eat dead stuff and livestock feed/grain, even though you feed them quality DOG food???? :yuck:
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby TexasBred » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:48 pm

Boot Jack Bulls wrote:Is it just me, or do dogs make it a point to eat dead stuff and livestock feed/grain, even though you feed them quality DOG food???? :yuck:

You mean like a "shyt eat'n dog"?? Had a few of those.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:47 pm

TB, every Australian Cattle Dog I have ever had would fall in that catagory. I feed them free choice, high quality food, including tons of raw meat, and they still just have to eat cow shyt and rotten dead road kill.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby Cross-7 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:35 am

Ive tried several but the only one they really eat well is Purina One chicken and rice
Pro Plan is supposed to be better but they don't eat it well
When it gets really hot in the summer they back off on how much they eat
In the winter they pack it away
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby TexasBred » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:23 am

Boot Jack Bulls wrote:TB, every Australian Cattle Dog I have ever had would fall in that catagory. I feed them free choice, high quality food, including tons of raw meat, and they still just have to eat cow shyt and rotten dead road kill.

BJ if they don't eat it they will wallow in it and get it all over them. Everything in the world from shyt to dead animals remains.

Cross Pro-Plan has the big name and is made by the "Other" Purina (Not Purina Mills, Inc. ) but is really highly overrated as is Eukenuba and a few others that have the high profile. Usually the first 5 ingredients listed are all that are important and they MUST be listed in the order from highest inclusion rate down. If you see grain or any kind of by-products in it other than rice I'd avoid it. Higher quality dog food cost much more but requires much less per day for maintenance. And for you cat lovers, they do quite well on dog food. :lol:
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby Cross-7 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:49 am

My son trains labs and I have 5 border collies I'm feeding right now
We buy from Chewy.com
When you set up an reoccurring account and ship every 2-4 weeks it's quite a bit cheaper than retail
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby M-5 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:28 pm

I feed the retriever brand from tractor supply , But I do give my dogs a cHoice .. Eat what I put in the bowl or go hungry .
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby slick4591 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:26 pm

M-5 wrote:I feed the retriever brand from tractor supply , But I do give my dogs a cHoice .. Eat what I put in the bowl or go hungry .


Wish I had that luxury. With an indoor bulldog I'm forced to feed something that won't give her flatulence cause you can't stay in the house with one that does.
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Re: Blue Buffalo

Postby A.J. » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:09 pm

My wife works at a vet and they have had several dogs come in with kidney and stomach issues after eating "natural" foods like blue buffalo and call of the wild. Not sure why it's caused those issues and I'm sure it works fine for some folks, but that's what she's seen.
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