Gallagher's group lobbies on behalf of the biggest pet food brands -- Purina, Pedigree, Iams and Cargill. Blue Buffalo is , too.
When we were developing BLUE, we learned that even the highest-priced pet foods cook their added vitamins and minerals right along with the rest of their ingredients. This process can degrade the potency of important antioxidants like Vitamin C up to 75%. Our LifeSource Bits are “cold-formed” to preserve their potency so that your dog or cat enjoys the full benefit of all vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
I took the food back to the pet store, switched her back to her previous food and no problems. With all of the advertising that Blue Buffalo does you think they could make decent food. I do not consider a dog food that causes a dog to pass gas and has poop so loose that you can't pick it up to be acceptable. Plus the large volume of her stools suggested LOTS of fillers. For a expensive dog food I find this totally unacceptable. BTW her previous and everyday food is not related to Purina in any way so that debunks that conspiracy. She is back to her normal self, I received a full refund from the pet store so I am not out anything. The only thing that bothers me is I put my dog through a rough time feeding an overhyped and overadvertised food. Whenever I see the Blue commercials I think "feed your dog the OTHER food". You will avoid problems.
Blue Buffalo Pet Foods Company Profile
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"Ollie is disrupting the pet food market similarly to how Blue Apron disrupted the dinner table," Cantatore tells Fortune exclusively, explaining how his experience in scaling business volume amid growing internal operations is "best learned in practice rather than in textbooks."I had recently decided to"upgrade" my dog food to Blue Buffalo believing that it was the gold standard of dog foods. I have 3 small dogs and I'm halfway through my 2nd 30lb bag and I had to throw away the last half because it was making my dogs so sick. A 30lb bag lasts me about a month with all 3 dogs eating. There are 3 reasons that lead me to believe that this sickness was caused by this dog food. About 2 months ago, one of my dogs started getting sick and throwing up, at first I didn't think much of it thinking he just ate something that didn't agree with him. Two of my 3 dogs have huge appetites and even after a month of being on Blue Buffalo, none of my dogs seemed to have the same appetite. One dog wouldn't even go near the food and often times I could come back after feeding them breakfast or dinner only to find all three bowls still had food in them - which is not normal for my dogs!I have a wonderful 10 year old Golden Retriever with skin allergies and when I went to the pet store last week to buy her food, a Blue Buffalo rep was there and convinced me to switch to their Basics, limited ingredient turkey and potato food, stating it would be a much better food. Well! It was THE WORST!!! My dog's skin broke out severely and became infected after eating it for just one week. Costing me hundreds of dollars at the vet!!! The last 2 days my dog even didn't want to eat it, and she loves all food! My vet said Blue Buffalo dog food is HORRIBLE!!! And the rep said it was it was high quality! DO NOT BUY THIS BRAND IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET!!!The doctors could not make out what made him so sick, since ultrasound, x-ray, all came normal and it only could be guessed as a severe inflammation of small intestines. I had to put him down 3 weeks ago on May 19th. He was a perfectly healthy dog with NO HEALTH ISSUES. Not even teeth, skin, nothing. I was told by the blue buffalo rep that they make their foods with all natural, high quality ingredients and I came across with all these posts with dedicated owners losing their beloved pets due to this piece of crap. I hope this company shuts down. Terrible!