Blue Buffalo Pet Foods
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About Blue Buffalo Pet Foods
Blue Buffalo is a manufacturer of dog and cat foods. Ingredients include high-quality meats, fruits, vegetables, cheese, eggs, fish oil, barley, rye, fava beans, vitamins and mineral supplements. Products are available on the company’s website and through other retailers.
Pros & Cons
- No filler ingredients
- Wide selection of food and treats
- Vitamins and mineral supplements
- Brand has had recalls
- Can be expensive
Blue Buffalo uses high-quality ingredients for its pet food. The company doesn’t use animal byproducts, and it adds vitamins and minerals to provide a balanced diet. There's a range of options for pets of all ages and needs.
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Used "Purina One" for years. My dog, being older, ate his food off of a paper towel on a tray instead of in a bowl. Lately, the paper towel I used would be soaked in grease. No wonder he didn't want to eat that food anymore. I switched his food to a Buffalo Blue brand for older dogs and have not had a problem with them, my dog not wanting to eat or oil on his paper towel.
Blue Buffalo is a marketing company, period. They contract out all suppliers and manufacturers of their products. I have been buying the same exact adult 30 lb bags of either chicken and brown rice or fish and sweet potato for over 7 years now. Every other bag shows broad inconsistencies that you wouldn't expect from their advertising. The piece sizes vary by supplier, sometimes there's no life bits, sometimes there's white specks in bits, sometimes it's crumbly, sometimes it's greasy.
We recently purchased two bags of the fish and sweet potato. The pieces have white specks in them, they are crumbly and both dogs have been vomiting off and on since I opened the bag. One dog has always been sensitive, which is why we thought the switch to "high quality" dog food would help. The other dog is more typical and doesn't vomit often, but now he is. You get no satisfaction from calling or emailing BB. All they want is the batch number and then they inform you that the inconsistencies are due to differing suppliers. WHAT??? Are you telling me they have no control over their suppliers?
I found my kitten when she was just under 5 weeks old and she has been on science diet since she was old enough to eat dry food. She's 6 months now. She's a very active healthy spoiled kitten. About 2 weeks ago I bought Blue Buffalo dry kitten food thinking I was feeding her the healthiest natural food and a few days later she was vomiting and had diarrhea. I thought maybe she had gotten into something so I watched her for a few days and it continued. Every time she would eat she immediately started vomiting. On the 3rd day she was very lethargic and not acting herself so I took her to the emergency vet. Over $500 in vet bills later she was diagnosed with an extremely inflamed/irritated colon. They said BB is only good at advertising. I took the BB back for a full refund and switched her back to science diet. I do not recommend this food to anyone!! It will only make your baby sick.
Blue Buffalo is a good food but it's overpriced. My dogs have lived a long healthy life on brands like Purina. I tried Blue for a year and there was no real difference in my dogs' appearance or mannerisms. The only difference was the cost.
I purchased a 6 week old Mastiff Mix and wanted to provide the best food possible. BB came highly recommended by a sales person at Petco. It was very expensive but I was told that it would be worth it for his overall development stages. Two months after feeding him BB Chicken & Rice for puppies I noticed he started to have diarrhea, bad gas, and runny stool. I immediately Informed his veterinarian. He found nothing physical wrong with him. We continued to feed him BB. When he was almost a year old he continued to have the same symptoms so we decided to try another BB recipe but he developed other issues bloating, scratching, moaning, eating grass, and vomiting his food. Another trip to the vet provided no relief. His vet couldn't find anything wrong with him.
He asked, “What does he eat”. I replied BB. I explained that we had tried a few different recipes of BB and asked, "Should I CHANGE his food?" He replied that wouldn't be good idea b/c of intestinal and urinary reasons. By the time he was a year and half he developed more symptoms dehydration, runny eyes, and a dark brown thick smelly waxy ear. Another trip to the vet multiple test and didn't find anything wrong again. He had to have intense ear cleaning for months, steroids, antibiotics, two different expensive ear topics, and microscopic exam of this horrible ear discharge. Everything came back no abnormalities.
By the time he reach 2 years of age, lo and behold, more issues. Restlessness, lethargic, skin peeling off his nose, rashes, lumps, legines on top of the issues he already had. By now I'm so overwhelmed and we'll out of money. I convinced myself that I had a defected puppy dog. I changed his food to the BB wilderness recipe praying that his symptoms would go away. No change!! I decided to check out a different food for him on the internet.
Luckily I came across the almost 1400 complaints about BB PET food and I was horrified at what I was reading. I couldn't hold back the tears. Here I am thinking I got a defective dog and it's the food. I call BB and made a complaint not knowing that I had called a year earlier and asked did any pet owners have any of the issues that I had going on with their pets and was told no. So I have two complaints within two years and was so overwhelmed. I had forgot about the first one. Therefore BB knew about these issues all along. If your pet have some of the many symptoms as mines have most if not all I beg you to make a complaint b/c BB SAID THAT NOBODY HAS COMPLAINED.
My dog loves the Beneful chopped blends & I mix in some dry Blue Wilderness with it and she eats like a champ! She can be a very fussy eater at times and this seems to do the trick for us both.
After having numerous itchy allergy attacks I switched my 5 yr old pug to Blue Buffalo. He is now 2 yrs itch free and his coat is beautiful. I am very pleased with their dog food.
Good ingredients. It's pricey but you're paying for quality which shows in my dogs' overall health. I saved money in the past by buying cheaper brands but at the sacrifice of my pet. My dogs don't require as much food since this high quality product seems to keep them fuller longer, requiring less feelings.
After having numerous itchy allergy attacks, I switched my 5yr old pug to Blue Buffalo. He is now 2yrs itch free and his coat is beautiful. I am very pleased with their dog food.
Very good dog food but can be expensive. Was recommended to us by Pet a smaller pet food store, not one of the big corporate chains. Our chocolate lab really likes it and she is a little bit of a picky eater.
Blue Buffalo seems to be working well for us. It appears to be high quality and the dog eats it. He doesn't have gas and the food seems to be easily digested. He likes it and it's affordable for a non-supermarket brand.
1st time BB user. I fed my dog only 3 tbsp. of BB and she began vomiting and diarrhea only a few hours after. She was up at about 2:30 am for over 2 hours doing both things one after the other. Such a horrible feeling not being able to help. She has never reacted like this to any other food. Constantly crying and labored breathing making gagging sounds. I'm livid. After reading other reviews I have to ask, what are these people doing? Why is their food still on the shelves being fed to pets? I'm returning the other cans I didn't open and never buying this garbage again.
Don't feed your dog this food. My Boston Terrier had seizures after eating this, as well as a horrible bumpy rash with raised sores. She started to lose weight. I thought she might need to be put down, as was seriously considering it. It finally dawned on me that it might be the food. I stopped giving it to her and she has completely turned around. No more seizures; skin condition almost gone; appetite back! Not a coincidence. They didnt seem to care... Sent me to Petco for a refund. Petco told me I could only get 12 back instead of 53. Because a lot of the food was gone, and they were not going to carry it anymore. So much for a guarantee? Just happy my dog is okay now. Its all about money, not the health of our pets.
We use Blue Buffalo for our dog since it's all natural. Our last dog passed away at a young age due to cancer. At that time we used a different dog food which wasn't all natural so we want to take the best care to this dog. Plus this brand offers a large breed puppy formula which others do not.
We purchased Blue thinking it was a high end dog food!!! We were so wrong!!!! Our basset hound has ate it a few times and each time she had diarrhea. We didn't realize it was the Blue until we gave her a bowl after weeks of her regular food and no problems! Well now we're up at 4:30am cleaning ** up. Explosive diarrhea all over her kennel... and house because the food caused her to be sick!!! Do not buy this food!!! Your dog WILL get sick!!!
We purchased based on advertising and doing our own research but we found the packaging to be difficult to read and that our pets didn't really like the product. It would have been helpful to have small sample options to see if our pets liked the product.
The feed store where I buy my two pit bull's dog food discontinued selling the Nutro Brand. This dry dog food is a great product and I was very disappointed upon finding out that I could no longer purchase this product. One of the employees recommended that I purchase the Blue Buffalo Life Protection Brand. As soon as I weaned my dogs off the Nutro Brand, my female dog began throwing up uncontrollably and up to five times per day. She didn't even try and make to the door to be let out. She is throwing up all of the undigested dog food. In addition, both dogs have been farting up a storm and these farts are gag-wrenching.
After reading all of the other negative reviews with similar symptoms, I decided to add my experience on to this website. By the way, I just went outside in the backyard and there were multiple piles of runny yellowish dog feces. This is so not cool and this company should be forced to recall every type of their dog and cat foods that have been giving our pets these unnecessary illnesses. If they are importing any items found in this food from China and not disclosing it, a class action lawsuit would be in order.
I am from a suburb of Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and never have I been so dissatisfied with a product. I have a puppy, Bambi, 4 months old on Nov 4th - Pomeranian, only weighing 2.5 lbs. And after gradually switching from Royal Canin to BB - experienced so many problems! First off, everyone at Petsmart recommended BB. Suggested it was the Cadillac of dog food and I had seen a few of their commercials. Shame on me for not googling first. My dog was fine for a week - then started having diarrhea, vomiting, and blood in her stool! I took her to our vet right away. Now she is on a strict vet diet until she feels better. I am praying my little Bambi gets better or else there's going to be trouble for BB!!! So disappointed that this so called company advertises they're the best when it's toxic. Dogs are getting sick all over from this so called brand.
We were feeding three dogs Blue Buffalo during July and August '15. Two were in a transition period so eating very little of BB – the third was eating 100%. He became violently ill – vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, scratching, lethargic etc. He was taken to the vet and the vet determined it was a Blue Buffalo food poisoning. She said she had become well aware of the situation with BB. If I had not attempted to find out about BB food by Googling it and coming up with the Consumer Affairs website we would not have known. His vet bill was very high (on a fixed income) but he has made a good recovery. Thank you for the website allowing us to have our say.
The food is what it says it is. There are no by-product fillers or filler cereals. I feel confident that my dog is getting the best quality for the bucks spent. It shows in the verve of the dog and the clarity of the eyes. Other filler food, cereal brands did not give the same results.
I want to make sure my cat has the best possible diet. After my grocery store discontinued her favorite food, I decided it was time to upgrade. Although expensive, Petco assured me Blue Buffalo was the best. I started mixing the new food with the old a little bit at a time. She immediately started getting sick, straining at bowel movements, excessive vomiting. I did not think it would be the food, so I did not discontinue it. After an expensive visit to the vet failed to yield any relief. I decided to go back to the old food. Happy to say my cat is getting better now. I feel Blue Buffalo should be taken off the market.
I can't believe this food is allowed to be sold considering the overwhelming amount of people experiencing the same issues. I started feeding my dog Buffalo blue just over a week ago. 5 days in she started puking and had terrible gas and diarrhea. I took her to the vet, explained the food change I made recently. She assured me it was highly unlikely the food. We gave her anti-nausea meds and fluid injections, and after a day, she started to get better, and her appetite returned.
I gave her some chicken, baby food and eventually some Buffalo Blue. Her gas got worse and again she wouldn't eat. The vet had no idea what was wrong and again said the food would not be the cause. I spent over $900 on different tests and found nothing. Eventually she started to get better after eating rice, chicken and baby food along with some medication for the diarrhea, and fluid injections. I was about to start back up on Buffalo blue but thought I would do a quick Google search just in case. Thank god I did. Who knows how sick she would have got this time, and how much money I would have spent trying to figure out what was wrong. Makes me sick that this food is still on the market.
We have fed our dogs, 6 lb Chinese crested and Jack/pug mix, Blue Buffalo for years. We varied flavors and formulas so I am not even sure which one we had in late June/early July as I have always emptied the bags into a food saver. Anyway our Chinese crested got sick, very sick frothy yellow vomit, couldn't hold water, wouldn't eat anything. So obviously we went to the vet and where she was always so healthy before he took a conservative approach. Antibiotics and something to stop the vomit, he also gave her a bag of fluid intravenously so she go of few more days without drinking. In total she lost 2 1/2 lbs which is a lot when you start at 6lbs, we luckily only spent a few hundred on vet bills.
After a few days we introduce prescription food and she bounced right back. When I had told my vet before they ate Blue Buffalo he sort of grimaced so I started searching out new foods and stumbled across all these complaints. Since our other dog was not affected I assumed this food wasn't the cause. We tried both Orijen which was good but I think a little too potent and Fromm (made with USA ingredients with some minerals from Europe) and I'm sold she is now such a different dog. Her coat is so healthy, the tear staining is minimal, and her feces that were always rock hard is now normal. I can go on and on about the differences in both dogs.
Anyway now to the cats, we still had Blue Buffalo for them. And since I hadn't connected the food to her illness I figured we'd just finish off their bag before changing to Fromm. Then close to the end of the bag one cat started getting sick the same way. This time we immediately dumped the bag, got the prescription food and again within a few days she was fine. I wish now we had had tests done but.... Anyway I truly believe there is something that is in that food, something that maybe came from dirty machinery at the food plant, maybe even a concentration of some vitamin that didn't get mixed well. I don't know but there is definitely something wrong.
A few months ago, my mother got a new puppy. When I brought my two over to meet him, I was struck by the differences I was seeing. My dogs are ten years old, but I was still saddened to realize that they were beginning to show their age. The people my mother had bought the pup from had been feeding him Blue Buffalo and she suggested I try it for my dogs. She bought me my first bag and I haven't changed since. They're still not the youthful pups I wished they would return to, but they can keep up a little better with their new buddy.
It is what it says it is and my dog really likes it over and above any others that we tried. Would recommend this to all dog owners without hesitation. It costs more but is worth it.
We got a new bag of Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy and one of my dogs threw it up. Then we recalled that yesterday she threw up grass and green leaves. She will not eat it now. My other dog who shares that food will not eat it either, today, after taking a few nibbles, although she must be starving. Finally, our third dog, who gets an adult version of BB, hardly eats -- basically when she's starving. But she has been like that for months, so I don't think it is the food. Our fourth dog is fed Wellness and she eats it all up. Time to switch dog foods, I guess.
I have been feeding my rescue dog Blue Buffalo dog food adult chicken dry for 6 years, I bought a large bag end of July starting feeding it middle of August. She started becoming lethargic, eating grass, throwing up and having bad gas and groaning. I put her on chicken and rice for a week. She became better so I start to reintroduce the dry food again and she started to get sick again. I read these reviews and threw out the food I had left and I am going to try Organix.
We have a 10 month old boxer that I wanted to see gain a few lbs. So I thought I was making the right choice to switch him to a better food. After feeding him a few weeks I noticed that he became very weak, would not wake as normal and had very loose stool. Several days he would cry for us to touch him. After a trip to the vet and tests, etc. nothing came abnormal. The only thing we had changed was his food. I was shocked after reading online about others pets. Why is this food still being sold! The pet store says it's the best. Well their $70 food almost killed my pup.
We bought a new bag of BB before going on a cruise at the beginning of May 2015. Our 10 yr old lab mix had been eating this same formula for years. This bag looked and smelled different. While we were gone the dog had been eating grass and throwing up... and had loose stools also. We switched her to chicken and rice and she did ok, but still was throwing up every 5 or 6 days. Took to the vet who put her on pepto-bismol. After losing 15 lbs, 4 months, 3 vets and thousands of dollars later we took her to Tufts yesterday. They did a stomach biopsy which will take about a week to get results of... We think BB has caused all these problems with our dog... She wouldn't even eat this food after she started getting sick! We are wondering what is in this food that could make a dog so sick!?
I purchased Blue Wilderness puppy food the chicken recipe, September and October. All of my puppies became sick and one died. I changed food back to the cheap Cesar food they were on before and they are doing a lot better. They all had diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, and not drinking fluids. The smallest Yorkie became sicker than the other puppies and was unable to pull through. The info on the back reads best if used by September 15, 2016. AH 4 B.0048.
I have never felt so helpless watching my dog throw up, belch from pain in her stomach and have diarrhea. I walked into the vet's office after watching this for two days. The first question is "what is she eating?" I replied, "Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice Large Breed". He took his glasses off and put his head down. He said "Melissa, every dog coming in here with stomach issues is on Blue Buffalo. There is something going on with their products". I was relieved to hear this knowing it could be the food. Well, it was. I switched to Natural Balance and my dog is back to being my dog. PLEASE DON'T FEED YOUR LOVED ONE BLUE BUFFALO!!!
Over 1300+ complaints regarding Blue Wilderness/Blue Buffalo (same company) pet food and this company still hasn't recalled their pet food and treats. If this many people have taken the time to formally write a complaint, imagine how many more are out there that haven't? The only way to make this company accountable for their negligence is a class-action lawsuit!
My 5-month puppy has been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome directly stemming from the contaminated bag of Blue Wilderness puppy food she ate. Now she can barely tolerate high price prescription dog food and nothing else. My story is the same as everyone else's: extreme diarrhea after ingesting the Blue Wilderness product. It is obvious the plant was contaminated sometime in July/August and everything produced got animals sick. Her poor little GI tract is damaged, possibly permanently, from a bad bag of dog food. Not even factoring in the vet bills incurred to get to this point, I am looking at a lifetime of very high priced prescription dog food. Consumers need to ban together and make Blue Wilderness accountable for their gross negligence.
After several months on BB our two small dogs kept having bloody diarrhea & occasional vomiting. One of the two had stool samples & blood work done at the vets a couple of times. Nothing was found. They were switched to canned food for easy digestion by our vet. A Non BB brand. After dealing with these scary situations, I finally switched them to Organix. An organic brand of food. Now they are happy & healthy without further illness. I wish I would have read these BB reviews much earlier. I would have saved our dogs from stress & illness, as well as vet visits & costs we encountered. I am sad to know the quality of Blue Buffalo has faltered over the years.
Let me start by saying I never heard anything bad about BB until I purchased it and told my coworkers (pet lovers as well). One told me about her experience. Her dog had diarrhea after switching his food (gradually) and after experimenting to see if it was actually the food to blame she searched reviews and came across this motherload. I didn't listen to her warning b/c I just spent $50... This weekend one of my dogs had diarrhea. Let me just say... It was ALL OVER my house!! My poor Maltese's stomach sounded like there was a war going on in there.
I thought that Blue Buffalo was the perfect, natural food. Thought it was great that they scientifically planned their food with little blue probiotic pellets in with the food (Maintenance Diet). Now I have a dog who suddenly is down to a 40% use of kidneys and have had to change her to a prescription diet and still waiting for her recovery. She's lethargic and is on meds daily... my vet is NOT encouraging about her prognosis. I've spent over $900 and I don't know how much longer I'll have her, it's so sad to see. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!
After having fed my cat Blue Buffalo Sensitive Stomach Cat Food, she developed hard stools and bloody anus after feedings from the most recent bag. She had been on this food before with no adverse effects. I brought her to our vet for examination. He did a thorough exam and a blood test for which I am awaiting results to test kidney function. I am quite sure that it was the Blue Buffalo food. After having read all the horrible experiences other pet owners have had, I feel relieved that we caught this early.
I have been using the adult grain free canned dog food for quite some time. Lately the food is very runny and my dog has been having diarrhea and vomiting. I'm not certain that the wet food is causing it because it is a recent occurrence. Sometimes he will smell it but doesn't want to eat it so I give him dry food only (another brand) and he is fine. I do know that the consistency of the canned food is different and the can isn't even full, anymore. I was complaining to my husband about how watery the food is and I decided to do a little research and found this site. This food is expensive and I wouldn't mind if I thought I was getting a good product but I certainly have my doubts. I will be switching to another brand.
What a disappointment. I did trust that this was the best food that I could be feeding my dogs but to see now the sales gimmick to throw words in there to make people feel that their dog is getting everything that they should. 40mg of glucosamine is a drop in the bucket. Dogs 45-90lbs should get 1000mg of glucosamine a day and at least 900mg of chondroitin a day. You say large breed food is for dogs 60-100 lbs so you should put in an amount that the large breed dog should get. 40mg does not even come close to daily recommended dose. What's the point? Just so you put those words out there so pet parents feel their dog is getting all it should. The entire 30lb bag of food doesn't even contain one daily dosage of these ingredients. Don't scam people.
As most of my friends and family know, the past couple weeks Sebastian has been sick and we haven't been able to figure out what is wrong. We have been worried sick about him. With two trips to the emergency room totaling over $1000 and countless hours of stress and worry. We didn't hesitate on any blood tests, X-rays, etc. wanting our boy to get better. The ER doctor at one point even suggested an enlarged heart issue just trying to figure out what was wrong with him. Every single tests came back negative and healthy. We have been baffled! Even considered he was making himself sick because of the new kitty, maybe acid reflux, allergies. Who knew?!
While he was on antibiotics which they gave in case of some sort of undetected infection, they also gave us some food they knew cats really liked by Hills to be sure he ate. We gave him that with the medicine and he got a lot better. So we assumed he had some sort of infection the antibiotics killed. When the food and antibiotics were done, we started his normal Blue Buffalo food again. Within a day he started acting weird and sick and not eating again!
I started researching the food and am absolutely shocked by the complaints and reviews on this food. They lie to us consumers about what is in the food. I thought we were giving him really healthy food but we were basically poisoning him. I am so furious that this is even sold on shelves claiming how healthy it is. If any of you feed your animals Blue Buffalo I recommend to switch immediately. Thank goodness we figured this out before something even worse happened to Sebastian which some of the reviews of other animals really worse things have happened. :-/ Please friends share this with all your friends and families. Please repost for awareness. You all know what an animal lover I am. I don't want your animal kids to get sick! BLUE BUFFALO SHOULD BE BANNED.
Please please everyone, if you have had or having issues please call BB. They told me unless people call in they do not know there is a problem. I had a little doxie 7 months old. She was fine. I opened a new bag of puppy food on Sept. 3rd and she ate. 3 hours later she had passed away. I sent her for a necropsy per my vet and the only thing they can come up with is the dog food. I have or had rather 10 dogs, only she and a border collie puppy ate the puppy food. The border collie also got sick but only pure water stools etc. but she weighed 30-35 lbs more than the little 6lb doxie. The NC Dept of Ag is going to take the bag and test it. BUT PLEASE burn up the lines with complaints as they told me these sites are fake and run by attorneys looking to make money.
My Golden Retriever has been eating Blue Wilderness Healthy Weight Grain Free for several years. I bought a bag September 24th and started using it. Saturday September 26th she refused to eat and became lethargic throughout the day. She threw up once on Saturday. She did eat some Saturday night and a few bites Sunday morning and threw up again Sunday afternoon. She refused the food Sunday night and Monday morning. Sunday night she was lethargic and stayed on her pillow curled in a ball. Monday evening and Tuesday morning I gave her hamburger and rice and she's fine now. I have switched her to another food and will not go back to Blue Buffalo. PetSmart took the food back and gave me store credit for the amount.
I recently purchased some Healthy Holistic Blue Kitty Yums for my cat. I don't frequently give my cat treats but had given her some of these treats (3-4) a few days in a row. One day when I returned home from work, she didn't greet me at the door as she usually does, I knew something was wrong. She was listless and was curled up in the basement. I picked her up. Typically she would start purring but did not, I knew something was wrong. I set her down, she immediately laid down. I rushed her to the emergency vet clinic and after xrays and tests it was discovered she was severely constipated. She was an indoor cat so was not exposed to anything different other than the new treats. I spent close to $1,000.00 in vet bills and it took estimate 3 days to pass (last one was about the size of a golf ball, and as hard, and she is a small cat weighing in at 9.5 lbs). I am wondering if anyone else experienced anything similar???
I bought this food last month for our puppy, a lab pit mix. I thought it was healthy for her and loved that it was "holistic". Since she's been on it we've noticed her belly is bloated and she has had really nasty gas that doesn't go away. We are switching her food back but keeping the bag in case there's a lawsuit. I will never purchase this brand again. Especially after reading all these reviews! Horrible, horrible dog food. Don't waste your money, you'll be spending even more in vet bills if you keep feeding your pets this.
I have fed Blue Buffalo for years with no problems. I even promoted them to friends and family! Then my chihuahua started to have major stomach problems. He would get gas so bad that he couldn't eat or sleep for days. I was going weeks on end with little sleep because he was so sick! Then the runs and vomiting began every time he did eat. I took him to the vet and they didn't find anything wrong with him. He was just sick! At this time I was still feeding the Blue Buffalo because I didn't dream this could be causing his problems. Throughout this whole time I was still feeding my Rhodesian Ridgeback Blue Buffalo. After about 2 months of this continuing with my chihuahua my RR began having the flying runs immediately after eating her Blue Buffalo so I then realized it must be the food. I had the same tests ran on her with nothing abnormal.
I then started feeding Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric and both dogs are fine as long as I leave them on it. Their digestive system is completely messed up! They can't eat anything but this one dog food now or they will be sick! I am so angry that I paid a higher price to feed my dogs a healthier dog food and it has messed them up maybe for life! I wish I would have read the reviews before my dogs got sick! If you follow the timeline of animals getting sick from Blue Buffalo it seems that this all started around 2015. I have heard that Blue Buffalo is no longer a family business and that they have sold it to investors. So maybe that's why all of these animals are just now getting sick.
I don't know but what I do know is that people need to be warned that this is not just a couple of dogs getting sick! Many animals are getting sick on Blue Buffalo and the numbers just keep increasing!! I never write reviews on things and didn't intend to do so on this but maybe this will help save other animals from going through the pain and suffering my dogs have gone through!
My daughter and I have 2 cocker spaniels. She did a lot of research and decided that Blue Buffalo dry dog food is what we should feed them. Her dog got urinary tract infections. My dog was a little smaller than hers and all the mineral pellets in it were suppose to be good for her. On Christmas Day she came down with what they the emergency veterinary office felt was a urinary tract infection. The antibiotics they put her on didn't seem to make her better.
After the holiday I called my regular vet and took her in. She had a tummy full of kidney stones. Cost me over $1000 for her to have surgery to remove them. He gave me a pill jar full of them. Some of them were quite large. She and my daughter's dog have to eat a prescription dog food for the rest of their lives due to Blue Buffalo. Do yourself a favor and don't buy it. My vet said that because she weighed about 25 lbs that she was getting too many vitamins from the mineral pellets and that caused the stones. Shame on you BLUE BUFFALO!!!
My puppy got too sick from this last batch!!! Spent $600 at the vet. I'm furious. After he eats the food He has diarrhea and he's lethargic. Won't even drink water!!!
My dog is in the hospital. She suddenly became lethargic and stopped eating. We took her to the vet. She did not have a fever, no vomiting, and she was not dehydrated, so they expressed her anal glands, gave her a shot for an upset stomach, and said to monitor her. I should mention her stool was not bloody, nor was she throwing up. The next day she seemed to be a little better, but by the evening she threw up and this morning was worse, so we took her back in. Blood work showed kidney levels were off and now we are in a guessing game as to why.
Because of the recent posts I am suspect of Blue Buffalo, but my other dog eats it, has for years, and is doing fine, so I'm not sure. I called my vet to let them know there is a lot of recent posts regarding the food and they wanted to know the lot # of the bag, but we threw it away so I did not have that information. We started feeding Luci Blue Buffalo Protection Life, lamb and brown rice, gradually over the past month, moving her from her foster mom's food. She was getting over to BB. She has been eating from this particular bag, bought in late Aug., and has been fine up until this past Wed., 9/23/15. She has been eating out of this particular bag for 3 weeks and just started having this issue. Does it seem plausible that it would be the food? Wouldn't she get a reaction much sooner?
At the suggestion of our vet, my cat and dog have both been on Blue Buffalo dry food for about 2 years. We have never had any issues, and my dog made notable improvements when he first switched; HOWEVER, we purchased a new bag of food for each of them at the beginning of August and they have both fallen ill. My cat has been to the vet due to blood in his urine. The vet said there didn't seem to be an infection, and diagnosed it as 'stress related cystitis'. My dog has been very lethargic. Thank goodness I came across this website while trying to figure out what could possibly be wrong with them.
If your animals are experiencing ANY digestive/urinary issues or odd behavior, it's always best to get them checked by a vet ASAP. However, if the vet cannot determine the issue, PLEASE at least try to take them off of this food to see if it helps. We thought we were doing the best thing for them by giving them this food, but I will NEVER give them any Blue Buffalo product again.
My dog (German Shepherd mix) has been eating a mix of both the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Duck and Blue Buffalo Wilderness Salmon for a couple of years. Sometime in June/July after purchasing two new bags from Petco, she started having irregular bowel movements and more than frequent bouts of diarrhea. At first I assumed it was due to the excess visits to the beach and as a result of the salt water. As we reduced our visits to the beach, the diarrhea still continued. A week passed with no trips to the beach and the diarrhea continued and got worse. There were no other variables in her diet or other contributors to factor. So, I immediately took her to the vet for an exam to ensure she didn't contract a parasite or some type of infection. All labs and stool samples came back normal. I was advised to give my dog metronidazole and FortiFlora, a canine probiotic supplement and to only feed her chicken and rice.
Within 2 days, she had normal bowel moments and the diarrhea stopped. A week later, I began to introduce the Blue Buffalo back into her diet and immediately she began to have diarrhea again! I was so lost and assumed that my dog had every disease from IBS, pancreatitis to cancer. I again took her to the vet for testing, paid over $2000 in doctor and lab fees to confirm she was perfectly okay. But again I placed her on a homemade dinner diet of chicken, rice and apples. I was baffled trying to root cause her illness when I opted to look for recall notices of Blue Buffalo that I came across these complaints.
I bought her dog food sometime in June/July and firmly believe that the ingredients in the food contents of the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Duck and Blue Buffalo Wilderness Salmon were the cause of my dog's illness. I have since switched to Just Food For Dogs and we are both happy! I am shocked that will all the recent complaints these past few months a formal investigation hasn't been conducted or the food recalled!
On 8/24, I opened the latest 13 oz. bag of BB. Decided to try the salmon for variety, after having fed the red meat or chicken kind, up until now. As I poured the bag into the food bin (after having thoroughly cleaned/washed/rinsed it out as we always do when reaching the bottom of the bin), I noticed a couple of "insects" flying out of the bag - then looked closer and spotted them crawling around in the food! Inspecting them with horror, I noticed they were maggot-like bugs crawling and flying around in the food. Called the local PetCo where purchased, and they instructed me to return the whole batch. Brought the bin and original packaging to the store, and they emptied it into a clear bag. Marked it "infested/contaminated". They let us pick out whatever we wanted to replace it.
Also, I recall that a month prior to this, with the previous BB batch of chicken variety, our 18 mo. old corgi became very sick one evening after his evening walk after dinner, with vomit of his dinner. An hour later, vomited two more times, of what had to be his morning meal. The next morning, developed diarrhea, and by late afternoon, became bloody discharge. Took him to vet, and over $600 later, they couldn't diagnose anything concrete except gastrointestinal upset. Suspect it was the BB for that incident too, after reading all these reviews of stomach upset that it's caused in dogs recently.
Have noticed that the kibble keeps changing - larger kibble with more dark bits/filler. It was the last of that batch when my corgi became ill, and that's when I decided to purchase the salmon variety for a change, and came across the infested batch that I'm reporting about here. Sorry to hear BB has gone downhill after years of a good brand, but now that it's no longer family-owned and gone public with investors, the quality and control has seriously slipped. Will be switching to one of the more reliable natural brands with good reviews.
I have been feeding my cat the best food I could but then he decided he wanted a change so I went and purchased Blue Buffalo -- From then on he got loose liquid stools and throwing up all the time---I have had him to the vet and had blood work done and stool checked---he still has loose stools and in just a short time has lost 4 lbs and for a cat that is a lot. He is now on Tylosin Tartrate and will now be put on Prednisone from the vet.
So far I have spent over 400. and counting. I called Blue Buffalo and they claim that their product has no chemicals and is all natural. They sent me a claim form for me to fill out and said it would be processed and see if I am in line for some refund to cover the vet bills but only time will tell if they carry through with it. Just too many complaints to even think of ever putting my animals on Blue Buffalo foods so I am going back to giving my pets Orijen and or Acana from the Canadian manufacturer in Western Canada made by Champion Foods in Alberta.
I would like to add to the previous comments - My dog has diarrhea after eating BB/ Salmon, which I bought in August. It took us a while to figure this out, b/c he has exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and this is exactly why the quality of dog food is extremely important to us! We were feeding BB for many years and thought we could trust this company. Not anymore! We switched to a different brand and his stool improved immediately.
I recently switched my bulldog to Blue Buffalo wilderness. He did fine with the first bag. The bag I bought 9-13-15 made him sick immediately. He only has antlers and dried liver treats besides his food so we removed these items for a week. His stool continued to get more and more liquid with a lot of mucus. He had extremely noxious gas. After looking online for other people with this problem we discovered people were having this same problem with their dogs that were on Blue Buffalo food. I returned the food to PetSmart. They refunded my money and said Blue Buffalo has not contacted their retailers about any problems even though a lot of people are having issues. Contact Blue Buffalo if you are having these issues they need to know.
I switched to Blue Buffalo cat food thinking I was providing a 'healthier alternative' for my 'indoor' 4-year old cat. Soon after, on a Sunday afternoon, he started crying out in what could only be described as 'pain'. No option but to take him to the Emergency Center (very expensive - $700 for just one night). After testing, I was told that he was a very sick little boy and may not make it through the night. I was in shock to say the least. Results showed a bladder blockage and required catheterization. I transferred him to my Vet the next morning and you could see crystals and blood in his urine. My vet asked about recent changes and I indicated the only thing I could think of was changing his food to BB about 6 weeks ago. He indicated he has seen this before and seems to be a recurring problem for male cats on BB food. With great care by my vet, my kitty improved and was able to come home after 5 days (total vet bills at $1500).
However, apparently once this problem occurs, cats are susceptible to reoccurrence. Therefore, he must now be on prescription food for the rest of his life, which is very expensive! All because I trusted BB who touts their food to be the healthiest and best! I have filed a claim with BB, who indicated the review would take 8-12 weeks by their vet and then their legal dept. I am now at 14 weeks with no decision or correspondence. I'm beginning to think that whole process is a scam as well. I have told all my friends never to buy BB food for any pet! I am so angry that a business such as this is allowed to continue selling their products with absolutely no 'warning label' that this could occur. At least then, we are informed of potential problems before we feed to our beloved pets.
I have been feeding my husky puppy Blue Buffalo wilderness for 12 weeks. The bag we bought on August 26 has made her very sick. She's been vomiting, farting a lot and stool has been very watery. I really loved this food before this but even the food alone this time has a weird stench to it.
I am so glad I found this site. I started to very slowly transition my cat over to Blue Buffalo because I thought it would be superior to the Hill's Science diet based on the ingredients list. However, at the first introduction of the Blue Buffalo dry cat food mixed with his regular (1:4 ratio) he started to have diarrhea (on the floor, which is totally abnormal) with blood clots in it. I was concerned it was his old food, since I thought this one would be so much better, and almost switched him over to just Blue Buffalo but am so glad I found this page. So many complaints are exactly how my cat is reacting. Thank you everyone for sharing.
I have a Yorkie and have been on the same Blue Buffalo dog food since I got him. Recently in August I bought a bag and he kept getting sick. Took him to the vet's office and they couldn't find anything wrong. Then in the beginning of September he would not stop throwing up. I was at the ER with him all night till 4 a.m. They took X-rays and all. $600 later he has been on just a chicken and rice diet, and has been great! DO NOT BUY THE BLUE BUFFALO DOG FOOD!!! There needs to be a recall called on it or something. It just makes your dogs sick!
Batch marked best used by Aug 05 16 L 2 3 2 20:22. I have fed my Chihuahua/Pomeranian 6 lb mix Blue Buffalo small breed Freedom grain free for several years. I also give her Freshpet at dinner time, mostly as a treat. The end of July the pet store was out & so was I, so I bought Wilderness. In a few days time she had a very noisy intestine. A few days later she started with diarrhea and mucus then bloody stool. Very liquid blood. There were a few more normal stools, then blood again.
I stopped her food & bought replacements in the morning. I fed the Freshpet to my cat & he had no problem. As soon as I switched her the symptoms ceased & she has not had any additional problems. This site is the first site I found with these complaints so I am adding our experience. I have also decided to call Blue Buffalo customer service, and I will also report to Pet Supermarket where I purchased it. I did "mention" it at checkout when I replaced it, but I will be more official. Good health with your pets.
HE been using this food brand for 2 years now but the past two bags have made our dogs very sick. Our black lab grew lunch psychological on his chest area and throws up a lot and has the poops. Our other dog has rashes and throws up from it. Very upset and sent an email to blue buffalo corporate and am waiting to hear back. Do not buy this dog food.
I got a French Bulldog puppy that was extremely healthy when I got her, and was doing fine while I fed her the food that came with her from the breeder. I then switched her and my other Frenchie to BB, thinking I was getting them the best I could while overseas. As soon as I switched her, she started having bloody stools and diarrhea. I took her to the vet and they put her on some medicine and a bland diet to make her feel better, and as soon I started feeding her BB again she got crystals in her urine and a UTI. My other dog also started puking and having diarrhea. There is something wrong with the food, and unfortunately it have taken me 100s of dollars in vet bills and numerous bags of this ridiculously expensive dog food to figure that out. I am extremely disappointed in this company and this issue needs to be addressed, as I know there are many other consumers with the same problems.
I bought a bag of Blue Buffalo basics with limited ingredients, primarily proteins and a sweet potato blend for my cocker spaniel who is a bit hypoallergenic. The sales rep at one of these Wal-Mart style pet stores was trying to sell me on the purchase hard. I bought the bag thinking this would be appropriate for my dog, know I must be conscious about what I'm giving him. THIS HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE! THIS FOOD IS GARBAGE AND NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. My poor dog has suffered tremendously.
After feeding him about one quarter of the bag his ears started getting bad. Smelly and waxy more frequently which is a huge sign the food is bad. But I thought it can't be the food, not the food which has been promoted as a healthy choice in dog food. So I continued through another quarter of the bag and everything has gotten worse. His ears are so bad he needs to go to the vet. His eyes are all gunky, bumps on his back, lays around and you can smell him now.
As a cocker spaniel owner I am always looking out for what my dog eats. No table food whatsoever and high end dog food. This food is bad. They sell it like it's AMAZING GRADE A DOG FOOD. I WOULDN'T FEED IT TO MY PIGS. I would throw this garbage away but I am going to hold on to this and wait to see if there is a class action lawsuit as there should be. My poor dog has suffered and his vet bills should be covered by this greedy company. Sorry just pissed. Do NOT buy this food.
Purchased this brand for my 15-week old mastiff. Within days of weaning him fully into it, he became lethargic, with a major case of running poop. All he wanted to do was cry to go outside and sleep. He wouldn't touch his bowl of food when I fixed it.
We began feeding our 5 month old and 5 year old Golden Retrievers Blue Buffalo at the end of February 2015 because of the great reviews. Although it was more expensive than other brands, we felt that wasn't an issue because we wanted what was best for our dogs. They both started and continued grazing on grass. We never blinked that it had anything to do with their food. We always felt the puppy wasn't gaining as he should have, especially when we were feeding him 4 cups a day.
The first of August he became extremely skinny to the point he appeared anorexic and started losing his beautiful outer coat on his back. Our first trip to the vet for his first test was thought to be pancreatic insufficiency. He has been on Prednisone and Viokase for the pancreas since 8/10. Since that time we have been through an ultrasound, fecal test, and TLI test which all turned up negative. We still had no answers as we were watching our pup literally starving to death.
Friday 9/4, our oldest wanted out desperately after eating and started chomping on grass. Frustrated, I Googled what was supposed to be this amazing dog food and discovered that it wasn't so amazing anymore. We switched both the following day to Taste of the Wild and by the following Wednesday he had gained 4 lbs in the 6 days since he'd been weighed for the last 3 tests. I was in shock. We were at the point that we were preparing to put a 10 month old puppy to sleep. We will not be using this food ever again and will always periodically Google reviews on any food we are feeding our fur babies.
My yorkie, whom has been healthy his entire life, lost his teeth about 4 years ago. I was using Iams and grinding up his food so he could eat. Had no issues for years. Took him to vet for follow-up and had bloodwork done. Everything was fine. He had an issue every so often with his stool. Nothing serious. Anyways doctor said change his food to soft canned dog food. I never read any reviews on blue, I wished I did. Anyways he was on it for 1 month. He would vomit and have runs but I thought it was nothing cause I changed his food.
Well after second week he started becoming despondent and just laid around, I then looked up about this product and took him off. He has lost half his weight last week, took him to vet, now he has kidney failure. Again bloodwork was fine prior to this dog food. I would not recommend anyone use this food and I intend to do a full research on what's in this crap. No way this was just a coincidence, dog can't even walk right now and he was running weeks ago. Something is in this dog food that is not right. If you have your pet on this please change immediately. I never write reviews but I'm positive that there is a problem with this food.
I had switched my cat from Purina Naturals to Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free about 6 months ago. She loved it and we had no problems. One day, she was out of food and the local pet store didn't have her kind in stock. The pet store worker suggested that I could buy a different protein in Blue Buffalo and it wouldn't bother her stomach. So, I got Wilderness. Not even 24 hours after she started eating it, she began having Seizures! A 3 year old healthy cat having Seizures ever 4 or so hours. I rushed her to the vet and all of her blood work came up clean other than she was a little dehydrated. They flushed her system with IVS for 24 hours and now the seizures have stopped. I have stopped feeding her BB all together and she is fine now. Blue Buffalo POISONED my cat and put me in debt!
My dog got Pancreatitis 1 yr ago so I searched for a good food low in fat. So I settled on Blue Buffalo healthy weight. My dog didn't like the little antioxidant bits but eventually he ate them. On 1 cup a day he would poop 5 times. Why so much poop? Is it really all filler? But he liked it and ate it. Last month I bought a large bag and there were no antioxidant bits. I wondered why. I took it back and the store said their food is no longer up to snuff. She said she got a bag last week with all bits and no food. I won't buy it again. She also told me it's no longer a family business and they sold it to investors and that's why it's gone downhill. I put him on Performatrin and he'd now pooping normally. Blue Buffalo is questionable.
Dog no. 1: all of a sudden he started with eye boogers, which he previously never had. Went searching to find same reaction from BB. Took him off BB, and boogers have slowly subsided. Dog no. 2: vomited this a.m. Refused to eat. Is lethargic. I am calling the vet -- but in the meantime I hope the BBBs (Blue Buffalo **) rot in hell.
We have been feeding our dog Blue Buffalo for the longest. The last bag of dry food and canned food was purchased in August. From here our dog fell ill where he would not digest the food and have mucus diarrhea. We took him to the vet and they found nothing wrong and recommended a bland diet and reintroduce the food. We did so and as soon as he ate Blue Buffalo the symptoms came back within 24 hours where he would throw up followed by mucus diarrhea. We noticed it may be the food and switched to another brand and he is perfectly well. Not sure if there was a tainted batch but I will not feed him Blue Buffalo again.
My Dogs have been eating the Blue Buffalo for over a year with no problems, and the last purchase made in Sept of 2015 has made our Cavalier and mini Schnauzer terribly ill. I couldn't believe all the reports on here when I googled to see if there was a recall, so many people said their pets had the same exact reactions to the food, even though it had been used previously with no issues.
Our Schnauzer was worse, but both were vomiting after eating the food. The Cavalier was moaning. There were no other variables in their diet. The Schnauzer would walk over, smell the food, and just walk away after the first couple times of vomiting. We thought at first they got into something but after a week it was obvious it was the food. After he stopped eating it himself, and I gave him other things he was fine. We went back to the food and it started all over again. After a week of not eating (other than grass which the vet said they will do if their tummies are upset) they both gobbled up some ground chicken I made them just to see if they would eat. I can't believe with all the problems this product is still on the market!
Very expensive dog food, we had been buying for several months with no problems. But this time when we opened it, it was infested with bugs! The store we bought it from, we really super sensitive to this, had several other complaints they said and were pulling it all from their shelves. No problems at all with the store, they handled it very gracefully. I had no idea how many complaints were happening about BB until I checked this site. Something is very wrong. I also hate to be one who doesn't rate until something bad happens! But here I am.
I called up customer service regarding all the cases of dogs getting sick from eating their recent batch of food from June-Aug. They said there is no investigation going on for that, unless pet owners bring it to their attention. Therefore, there is no recall for the dog or cat food. Owners, if your pet is getting sick, you need to report it to their customer service.
We've used Blue Buffalo Dog food for several years now. This last bag literally smells like something died. She eats it but then lays around all day. She has huge lumps growing on her. I have been reading these reviews and am realizing she has MANY of the same symptoms/experience. Our dog has had a really different, bad smell for a couple of months. Tonight we realized she smells like the dog food! We will be switching before breakfast tomorrow. I've emailed Blue Buffalo, but I have a feeling I won't hear anything from them.
We have been feeding our Great Dane Blue Buffalo since she was a puppy. I absolutely loved this dog food and would always champion it. Unfortunately this last bag we purchased made my dog terribly ill. My Dane is not allowed outside except on leash so we know it was not an outside factor. She is also carefully watched inside the house so she did not ingest anything she was not supposed to.
We purchased this bag of food on August 26th and a day later she had awful diarrhea. We immediately began the hamburger and rice to stop it and gradually mix in her food. As soon as I reintroduced her food to the hamburger and rice she started all over again with the diarrhea. One night we were up every two hours because she would cry in pain to be let out. Her stool was liquid and full of mucus. I then realized the only factor here was the Blue Buffalo. I put her on a hamburger and rice diet with Natural Balance Duck and Sweet Potato mixed in along with a probiotic. She is doing fine now. I returned the bag of Blue to the store and I only wish I had kept a sample of it to send it out for analysis. I will never feed my animals this food again.
We have three dogs. 15-year old Pomeranian "Rickie", 8-year old Pomeranian "Noah", and 10-year old Springer Spaniel "Angel." On June 25th we purchased our first bag of Blue Buffalo small bites for seniors at Pet Valu in Trenton, Ontario. We felt we had made a good choice. Our oldest eats only a few kibbles and Angel was only eating half rations as she was weaning from the previous food. The symptoms were slighter in them but Noah suffered the worse. Starting in mid-July and continuing until last weekend - August 29/15 - Noah was constantly scratching to the point where he had rashes on his groin area, running eyes and squinting when outside, rash in his ears, rash on his muzzle, red skin between his toes, diarrhea, restlessness and lethargy.
We were constantly using eye drops and eardrops. Noah's vet had him on Benadryl twice a day for well over a month. We used calamine lotion to ease his scratching. Last Friday night (August 28th) we were at our wits end for an answer. His constant scratching was painful to watch. I googled Blue Buffalo to see if there could be some connection between his symptoms and the new food.
As I read the reviews I was in tears... so many of the same symptoms that others had posted were affecting Noah. We immediately took all three dogs off this food and put them on homemade rice & chicken. On Saturday (August 29th) we went to Pet Valu and reviewed our situation. The clerk put in a call to head office which was to have called us back personally within 48 hours. That call did not come.
On Monday (August 31) we took Noah to his vet. She put him on prednisone for 10 days and continuing with the Benadryl every 8 hours. By Monday night he was having explosive diarrhea and by Wednesday he had blood in the stools. On Thursday she put him on antibiotics for 10 days. Today is the first day in weeks that Noah has seemed like himself. I am grateful for those who posted previously - if it hadn't been for them I would still not know what was going on.
I got a Maltese puppy 10 days ago and started feeding her the Blue Buffalo brand puppy food (dry) and she became very sick and I just feed her milk, she got better again. I started feeding her the Blue Buffalo again, and she became very sick again (vomiting and bloody stools). Took her to the vet, he thought she had parvo and tested her for it, (test showed negative). Since I have finally got her through this spell and have read all the feedback on this product, I am not using this product again. Lucky for me and my puppy that I saw this before it was too late!!
I changed my 2-yr old Lab mix to Blue Buffalo after the Purina scare several months ago. He ate it well and I also bought BB for a new rescue puppy we adopted. Both dogs seemed to like the food. I am wondering if something has changed with BB however because a couple of weeks ago, both dogs started gagging and throwing up. Also they are both not very interested in their food lately. I don't know if this is related as well but my Lab developed a papilloma in his mouth.
After researching this, I found that this is typically seen in very young puppies or older dogs. Another reason dogs can develop year is due to a weakened immune system and/or poor nutrition. I had the lesion removed at his vet and a few weeks later, many of these papillomas suddenly appeared in his mouth. I changed both dogs' food to 4Health, purchased at my local feed store. I'm hoping to see a difference in their health and praying for the lesions to go away, especially since my research shows that they can sometimes move into the throat of dogs, making it difficult or impossible for them to eat. I am curious to know what has changed with this food. I have spent so much money on it.
I switched my dog Gunner who is 9 months to Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Chicken & Rice puppy. He used to eat Purina Pro Plan as that was what the vet recommended. We found that the Purina food had been hurting a lot of dogs and Gunner was always getting sick, so we changed it. He's been eating the Blue Buffalo with no issues for about 4 months now. We just got our new puppy, Daisy on August 2nd. She is approximately 5 months (unsure since she is a rescue). She has been fine on the food as well. We normally purchase the 24-pound bag at Petsmart. But on Monday we decided to go to Pet Supplies Plus since it was right by where we were returning movies.
As soon as I opened the bag, I could tell something was different. The bag was different but I figured it was just because it was a bigger quantity so different packaging. The new bag's little pellets that are called "source bits" or something along those lines are lighter and more round. The regular pieces are lighter too and smell a little weird. Gunner didn't even want to eat it. He sniffed it out for a good five minutes. The past two days he won't even eat it right away and walks away from it but will eat eventually as he's hungry enough, he knows he has to. Daisy will eat anything (lol). But they've had diarrhea since that next day after purchasing the new bag. Not just like soft serve. I'm talking yellow and explosive diarrhea. Daisy couldn't even hold it. She went all over the house.
I know it's the food because I stopped feeding treats on Tuesday after the first episode of them both. I withheld food for 12 hours as the vet recommended and fed a bland diet until Wednesday evening then gave a small portion of the BB. Today Daisy had one semi-solid stool which turned to diarrhea at the end and Gunner did not go all day until just an hour ago and it was yellow diarrhea. I just looked at the food closely and in almost all pieces have found hairs that are white and short. In one piece I found what looks like a tiny feather!!! Wtf. I'm very worried and I don't understand why this is happening but I want my money back and I want this looked into.
We've had too many struggles with Gunner before on the Purina and can't afford more vet bills from more food that is terrible. I'm so disappointed and I feel that we can't trust any pet food brands anymore. I wish we could afford to feed the dogs human grade food but unfortunately it is too costly and requires much knowledge on what they need to have in their diet. Pet owners put their trust into Blue Buffalo to take care of their pets and give them the safe and nutritious food they need to be healthy and live for a long time.
I will be looking into other foods for our pups. For $54 I am very upset as that was all we had until next week payday and now I'm stuck feeding this garbage to my dogs and I feel horrible about it. I only hope the horror stories of others on here don't happen to our puppies and I'm scared for them. Something needs to be done about these companies poisoning our animals. Pictures are of the feather looking thing and the bag and just what the food and one of the life source bits.
I have been feeding my two dogs the same two brands of Blue Buffalo for the past 3 years. The past bag I purchased on 8.23.2015 made my dogs EXTREMELY ILL! They had diarrhea, vomiting, severe dehydration, and even some blood in their stool. I took my dogs immediately off the food and they are 100% better. I notified the PetSmart where I Purchased the food and they refunded me my money. I contacted Blue Buffalo and they gave me the run around and kept sending me the same email with the same questions I answered multiple times. They said they had not had any complaints and then I showed them this site.
I called my local pet store that carries holistic and organic dog foods and they let me know they stopped carrying Blue Buffalo about a month ago when they found out the company was lying about what was in the food and that some of the fillers were coming from CHINA. So please BEWARE of the change and do not feed your dogs this food.
I have a 10lb chihuahua who is 8 years old. She has been eating Blue Buffalo for about 6 years now, always Small dog chicken and brown rice. About 5 months ago I switched her to the Healthy Weight with no issues. About 1-2 months ago we purchased 2 30lb. bags of it since we have 2 dogs and they enjoy it. A few weeks in she began having urinary issues which seemed like UTI's but the tests would come back negative. She then began peeing the bed when she slept, going to the bathroom outside and immediately having an accident on the carpet when returning inside. We recently had a $200 blood test done to make sure all organs were working the way they should and that came back normal.
I am getting discouraged and do not want to put her on any more medication (she already takes medicine for chronic bronchitis). After seeing all of the complaints and similar issues I have called the vet to switch her food to what they recommend (Science Diet). I am crossing my fingers this works because these issues have all come out of left field but it seems like I am not alone. I am very disappointed Blue Buffalo
12 week old Yellow Lab now puking w/ the runs after two days on Blue Buffalo Dry Puppy Food for Large Breed, Chicken & brown rice. Gradually changed from BB Life Protection to large breed and trouble started immediately. Should have trusted my gut with all bad reviews plus issues they are having with misleading public on by-products in their food. STEER CLEAR! Going back to IAMS.
I've fed 2 bags of this cat food to my indoor cat that never goes outside. She all of a sudden started throwing up all day, all night so I took her to the emergency hospital and she was admitted and had elevated blood levels showing a bacteria moving throughout her body. Her stomach was inflamed. She was on an IV and antibiotics. I just brought her home today and am hoping that she will be fine. The vet bill is 813.00 which I plan to contact Blue Buffalo about. Had I not taken her in when I did she would be dead with liver and kidney failure, which we are still not out of the water.
We switched our dog to Blue Wilderness in June, after we bought into the company's "holistic" and "closest to their natural diet" marketing scheme. After one month on the new food, he suddenly had a loss in appetite, was frequently vomiting and became very lethargic. We took him to the vet, where he had to stay overnight on an IV for dehydration. Test results came back and showed that he had developed struvites/crystals in his urinary tract. We put him on a vet prescribed 30-day diet of Hill's S/D mixed with U/D (along with antibiotics) and after a few days, started thriving again. We took him back to the vet after a month and the crystals had dissolved and he was healthy again.
We decided to try the BB Basics line, as the Wilderness is known for high protein levels. After about 3 weeks on the new food - the same thing happened again; vomiting, loss of appetite and he urinated in the house which he's NEVER done. We took him back to the vet for tests and it was discovered the crystals had formed again. Our vet told us to get him off BB immediately. We're now putting him back on a 2-4 week diet of Hill's S/D & C/D urinary care, and then transitioning him to Canidae adult large breed, as he never had issues with this brand. After all of these reviews, I cannot believe BB has not been recalled and is still able to put their expensive product on the shelves. I'm not one to write reviews, but stay away from this product!! Our dog has always been happy and thriving, and this food has been terrible for his health!
We had been feeding our dachshunds Blue Buffalo, chicken and brown rice, small bites for about a year. We had switched to BB after our previous dog food was sold to Purina. We noticed that both dogs weren't feeling right starting late July 2015. They weren't their perky selves and their stools were loose and dark in color. We just thought the summer heat and age were the cause. Then this week, our older dog got very lethargic and had bloody diarrhea. I did some research online when I came across this site with so many complaints about the dog food. We immediately stopped feeding them BB and within a day, both dogs were feeling better. Do not feed your dogs Blue Buffalo. We were told by some natural dog food stores that there is a lawsuit against Blue Buffalo.
My 3-year-old cat was getting a bit on the chunky side so I was searching for some weight control dry food that he could eat more and gain less. Well, after one month on this food, he has become very ill, urinating blood. Three vet visits, and $500 (and counting) later, the problem is no better. At first, we thought it was just an infection but I was told that is unusual for male cats. Ran all sorts of tests that came back negative. And the only thing that changed in his environment in the last 30 days was the introduction of this food (which I mixed with his other food).
I have now stopped feeding him this food but I don't know how long it will take to get whatever "toxin" out of his system so he can heal. I feel horrible that he is going through what he is now going through. I wish I would have read all these reviews before I purchased the product but I guess I was duped by their commercials. Shame on me. I only wonder if this food is causing this kind of problem for so many animals, why is it still on the shelves? Pet owner beware!
Seeing this is unbelievable... I gave my dogs the can food of this brand and they loved it but afterwards several got sick. I did not put the two together but I remember noticing it. I ran out of their regular food another time so I got some at the pet store again. Blue Buffalo can (meat loaf). The next day my 1 year old Yorkie was so sick and then the next day she had bloody stools and just laid around and whined and I still didn't put the dog food and her getting sick. She died at the vet's office. They called it some sickness that comes on sudden and they could die. I was shocked... perfectly healthy 1 year old sassy died. Then I got that food again and another dog sick with the same thing. I went back to pet store and for some reason that stopped selling it. That's when I put this all together. Terrible. We should get compensation... but nothing can heal our loss.
I decided to start adding some wet food to my cat's diet. His favorite food is Wellness Salmon and Deboned Turkey meal in the dry kibble. He ate it for years and always had healthy stools. He started on wet Friskies even though it is a poor quality food, he still whined and begged for it. Lately, I started giving him Blue Buffalo Salmon Pate. He liked it very much but I immediately noticed his stool getting softer. I figured it's just a normal transition. I was wrong! He is now leaving stools with blood in it. Just WTF did BB do now?
Apparently, they did not audit their supplier and now I found out just about every pet owner who gave their cat or dog BB within the last two months has very sick and gravely ill pets. Now I will have to take Monday off to get my little beloved family member to a vet as tomorrow is Sunday and we don't have any emergency vets around here. YOU REALLY PISSED ME OFF BB! We trusted your propaganda commercials and now this! Wellness always made an excellent product just like the Canadian Orijen brand. We are done with you BB and will let everyone know just how sick your lousy products have made our pet!
We have had our four dogs eat BB for a while now. We went out in about June and got a new bag, as we were running low. One started throwing up within a few day and within two weeks three of our four dogs were throwing up. They kept throwing up yellow frothy foam every morning. We thought it was stress from us being out of town and a friend coming to our home to take care of them. Until, they started throwing up entire bowls of food and having loose bowel movements and the yellow frothy foam two or more times a day, we even thought we were home. And the last dog started throwing up her whole bowl of food, and yellow frothy foam as well. We are so disappointed, as this food is not cheap, and we thought is was so good and now we have to switch to a new food! I hope whatever has happened gets fixed soon before other dogs have to suffer like ours have.
I recently started giving my 15 yr old Chihuahua "Peewee" Blue Buffalo Senior Chicken and Brown Rice. (Note: I have weaned my dog off his old food, properly.) My dog "Peewee" has not only been crying from intestinal pain and discomfort. But, he has been excessively drooling on himself, vomiting every 1-2hrs and running a fever. (I've never seen him this sick before.) He already suffers from Gastroenteritis. If anything this food has worsen his condition. THANKS A LOT BLUE BUFFALO.
We have had our rescue dog for six years, he is eight years old and a corgi terrier mix. I bought him two bags of the Blue sticks for dogs, lamb and apple is the one we have been using the last few days. He has never had diarrhea before in the six years we have owned him, yesterday he started having accidents in the house which he's never had either. He had water pouring out of him for each bowel movement. There have been five so far and another one left in the kitchen this morning. I have been feeding him rice and chicken to help him but will throw these treats in the garbage after calling the pet store. I am so worried about him and pray he will be ok.
I have a cat that eats only wet food. While this is great from a dietary standpoint, financially it can be a strain. So I've been rotating in higher grade food with the lower quality food (Friskies, I'm not proud of it but it is what it is) to still give her more vitamins etc. I give her a half a can of the "good stuff" each night. I choose BB because it is supposed to be one of the better brands. However, over the past couple of weeks I've noticed ridiculously awful smelling stool that she will literally only pass roughly an hour or so hours after eating BB. I've also noticed that now the stools are also very loose. She's a long haired cat so the poo is now sticking to her fur.
Additionally she is also passing really bad gas. I haven't noticed any change in behavior other than her number twos are awful. I had a similar issue with BB a few months ago when we tried a different flavor/type. I was hopeful that maybe it was just that type/flavor causing the issues. Surely it can't be the brand but after googling the brand and reviews I'm immediately discontinuing use of any BB products. I'm hopeful that will resolve her issues.
I started my 5 month old doberman pup on the Blue Buffalo Lamb puppy food and it has been horrible ever since. She has had on and off diarrhea, sometimes with blood, and bad gas. I have been giving her a bland diet, and even took her to the vet because we thought she picked up something nasty while taking her out for walks. All her tests came back negative. The only thing that was different was her food transition to BB. I don't know if we will ever buy BB again after all this. It's a shame. We will be going back to her previous dog food.
After having diarrhea on and off for about 3 weeks, my dog has become extremely sick. He started making a very strange face Tuesday night, with droopy eyes and drooling a lot. Also drinking a ton of water and peeing every 1-2 hours. After bringing him to the vet, his blood tests, stool, and urine came back normal except for a UTI. Also tested negative for tick and heartworm diseases. This still does not explain the strange face. He is on antibiotics for the infection, but his eyes and face have not gotten any better. He has been eating Blue Buffalo for the past year or so and has always had bad gas. I wasn't sure what the reason for his sudden illness was, but after reading similar reviews, I believe it is Blue Buffalo. I'm not sure what I can do for the rest of his symptoms except hope they will improve.
We brought our 8 week old Parson Jack Russell home February 2013. Blue Buffalo rep at Pet Smart raved about the product. Our beloved dog has been on various BB products since then, until just a week ago. She has suffered intermittent frothy vomiting, vomiting up her food undigested and has always eaten grass. What has really slowed this energetic dog down has been three urinary tract infections since Spring 2013. Vet bills have been high. She has been suffering for almost two weeks with the latest infection. Clavamox didn't alleviate her bloody urine and frequency and urgency so the vet has put her on Cipro.
I pray she pulls through this. After researching on the internet, I found out how deceitful BB has been about their product. I am outraged. Our dogs are our family. She is on a different food now but I've yet to see too much improvement except the blood seems to be gone from her urine. I feel so stupid and gullible to have been taken in by those nice and chatty reps at Pet Smart. Surely they knew that BB had been having so many complaints.
My dog ate Blue Buffalo for years. A few months after reading a report that said the ingredients in Blue Buffalo came from China my dog started getting sick. He could not keep his food down. Had blood work done and my dog was not sick. I have since switched his food to Orijen, a Canadian made pet food, and not one problem. Blue Buffalo is unsafe for consumption, even by rats. I do not recommend feeding this food to any creature.
I have been feeding my 2.5 year old shih tzu Blue Buffalo products for 2 years and he's loved it until now. I noticed the dry food looked differently when I recently opened the new bag a couple days ago. Since opening the new bag, he's been vomiting bile a few times each night and hasn't quite been his playful self. His eating and pooping schedules have been irregular as well. I would not recommend Blue Buffalo to anyone.
My Maltese is in the hospital as I am writing this comment. She has been eating BB food for about 2 years and has liked so for until the 2 months she has not wanted to eat it. Last week she started vomiting and having diarrhea. Her blood was checked and it was over 1000 times the count it was supposed to be. The vet has said it was going to take a few days of IV's and antibiotics for her get back to normal. Our food was purchased at Pet Sense in Milledgeville, Georgia.
UPDATED ON 11/29/2015: After feeding my Maltese BB food and $5,772.00 later in Vet bills. Vomiting and bowels movement after she started eating BB. I am seeing my attorney on Tuesday of next week in hopes of getting all my vet bills and food refunds and future vet bills and any future vet bills pertaining to liver problems. Now she is on liver medicine for the rest of her life. With the cost of medicine and vet bill her monthly bills are around $150.00 per month. DO NOT FEED YOUR PETS THIS FOOD.
We started feeding my cat Blue Buffalo wet food about a month ago. He was ok for a few weeks but the past few days he's been vomiting a lot and has no interest in the food (big salmon and turkey). I can't believe how many other people are going through this too. I thought Blue Buffalo was supposed to be good.
Updated 8/23/2015 - I just wanted to update my previous review. After bringing my cat to the vet for the vomiting, he went into a scary episode of what seems to be a ventricular attack. He lost all balance on one side of his body, and he couldn't stand up straight. I also noticed a swollen lymph node on that side of his body too. I think his body is fighting off some type of toxin from the food.
We have had our four year husky on BB for a while now. We went out in about June and got a new bag, as we were running low. He began to not wanna eat it unless we put Cheerios in it along with it. Thinking BB was a great food we put our new puppy on it as well. The husky kept throwing up yellow frothy foam every morning. We thought was stress of the new puppy. Until, he started throwing up entire bowls of food and having loose bowel movements. And today the puppy started throwing up her whole bowl of food, and yellow frothy foam as well. I wish we would have seen these comments before we started them on new bags! I am so disappointed, as this food is not cheap, and now we have to switch to new food! I hope whatever they are doing gets fixed quickly before other dogs have to suffer like ours did.
Started feeding my husky shepherd mix the lamb flavor about a month ago and he is having a horrible skin reaction to this food. He's itching constantly and there's red rash all over his body from head all the way to in between his toes. I had to cut off his collar as he has scratched himself raw around his neck and one paw. I'll never use this food again.
I purchased a bag of Blue Buffalo dog food from Petco for my daughter's service dog. Until he began eating this food he was a very healthy dog. Since starting the food early in July (2015) he has lost 10 lbs caused vomiting & diarrhea. After two expensive vet visits his diet has been reduced to rice and chicken, antibiotics and probiotics, hoping he will return to good health. Never buying Blue Buffalo again.
We have been purchasing Blue Buffalo for our 3 small dogs for about a year. My dogs are 2 toy poodles (ages 15 and 14) and a bichon frise (age 13). On Sunday, we fed our dogs, and took our oldest outside with us to eat so the others would not pester him while trying to eat his dinner. Our 15 year old can be persnickety in his eating habits, so we always check on his progress. I looked in his bowl to see an object in the food. I picked up the bowl to see it was a Christmas miniature light BULB. The plastic part at the end of the bulb was missing, and THANK GOD the bulb was intact.
The current month is August, and we have no Christmas lights on our house, in our house which leaves one explanation as to how the bulb got there. It was in the bag of food. I have now abandoned the Blue Buffalo food and now am in a quandary as to what to feed my dogs. We used to feed them Iams, then they had a recall and problems with quality. I checked with my vet and they are suggesting Purina Pro Plan. Maybe I will try a small bag but I am scared to death about dog food now!!!
My dog has been eating BB Turkey Basic for over a year without ever having any problems. On 8/14 I opened a new bag and immediately after his dinner my dog became very sick gagging and then began vomiting several times. After this he was very lethargic and wouldn't even drink water. The next morning we went to the vet & he received nausea meds & an IV because he wasn't drinking, but he did not have any fever. He's getting better but we're switching brands.
We'd switched our Yorkie to Blue Freedom since it is "supposed" to be one of the best dog foods. We just spent well over $1,200.00 on surgery to remove TWO almost dime size stones from her bladder. The vet said the food was most likely the cause. (We didn't tell him what she'd been eating until after he told us that).
My Maine Coon started developing looser stool which went to straining and liquid. He had been eating BB wilderness dry indoor and a variety of wet food for about a year with no problems. The vet said it is IBD and changes him to Royal Canin fiber. A few weeks later, my other cat, still on BB developed same symptoms. They both had vomiting, foul smelling yellow stool, hair falling out and very aggressive! $1500 later they are on Gerber baby food, steroids, probiotics and high fiber Royal Canin.
They had been doing well on BB until three months ago. I wonder if the avian flu got its way into the food. Today they have not vomited or had diarrhea and did not get any BB. Claude almost died and now has renal insufficiency. Still waiting on blood work for Esther. These cats were fine three months ago! I have spent the summer monitoring/cleaning foul smelling stool, vomit, what they ate and what meds they need! Really - what cat eats cranberries, potatoes and flax seed in the wild? BB - Give refund my vet bills for this nonsense! It is all bs.
Updated on 9/14/15: My Maine Coon 4 months later still with diarrhea and no urine output for almost 24 hours. Heartbroken - he will be put to sleep tomorrow. All tests negative - this food did major organ damage to both of my cats at same time. BB should be sued. Heartbroken and scared to get through the night!
Something seriously went wrong with Blue Buffalo around early June, 2015. I had been feeding my 4 year old Beagle Limited Ingredient since November 2014 and she became very ill in June after I noticed when purchasing a new bag of food. Food looked different than it had in months past -- different color and size. She ate it fine but noticed she started to throw up every other day or so...eating tons of grass on days she would throw up. Her stomach would gurgle terrible and she was lethargic. Then she would be fine next day and shortly after eating, the same pattern would repeat.
Realizing that she was not getting better, I made a vet appointment as this had been ongoing for nearly 2 months (off and on). Then I googled Blue Buffalo and was astounded to read all the similar complaints. I immediately took her off this crap and started her on Rachael Ray Nutrish Grain Free. Within a day all the stomach trouble stopped. It's been 3 weeks now and all good. Ironically, she had a urinary tract infection in February that I'm now questioning as related to the food as so many posts talk about urinary issues. I'm hoping they recall the entire line. I read about the suppliers in China and how many dogs died due to horrible ingredients coming from there. Shame on Blue Buffalo for taking the cheap way out once they gained popularity. I'll NEVER buy their products again.
I have a 3 year old healthy Boston Terrier, and I had been feeding him Blue Buffalo Wilderness for the past year and a half, up until last month. At the beginning of July, my dog started having diarrhea and vomiting. Nothing had changed in my dog's diet, but I had purchased a new bag of Blue Buffalo Wilderness (Duck Flavor). I took up his food and only allowed him water for the remainder of the day. He progressively got worse with bloody diarrhea, shaking, crying, and a fever. I took him to the vet, and he was given anti-nausea medication, steroids, and antibiotics. I started him on rice and chicken the next morning, slowly adding organic pumpkin throughout the day. After he completed his antibiotics, I started him back on his normal food (I didn't make the connection that I had purchased the new bag of Blue Buffalo). He began having loose stools again, and I finally made the connection.
On top of the loose stools, he also developed a rash along his stomach and groin area which he never had before. I treated it with antibacterial and anti fungal wash, but nothing helped. He was then transitioned to a different brand of dog food, and I have had no other GI or skin issues. His stools are normal again, and his skin is back to normal as well. I feel bad that I didn't instantly make the connection and prevent pain and stress for him, but I have always trusted Blue Buffalo, so it never crossed my mind! I think they have had a bad batch (on shelves in June-August). I will never use Blue Buffalo again.
I have two English Bulldogs, one with all of the typical "bully issues". Heat sensitivity, grain allergies, breathing problems, etc. The other, total epitome of health! For my "problem bully" I had to switch foods to a grain free and limited ingredient food, which Blue Buffalo was highly recommended at the time. I had them on it for about 5 years until a couple weeks ago. I bought a brand new bag of food one day and fed them dinner around 7pm as normal. Starting that evening both of my bullies were very gassy and tummies were rumbling. It had been very stormy in South Florida the last few days so I chalked it up to nerves and anxiousness from all the thunder and lightning.
After the next day BOTH of my dogs had diarrhea and vomiting. My boy was even trembling and had a fever he was so sick. Since it were both of them I knew something serious was wrong, but it couldn't be the wonderful and amazing Blue Buffalo, could it?! I consulted with our vet and it was indeed diagnosed that the food was making them sick. After 48 hours of withholding food to detox their system and an additional 24 hours of bland food and slowly introducing a new food recommended by my vet, I have 2 healthy, happy, bouncy bullies again!
I don't know what has happened but I'm furious that I was slowly poisoning my dogs with a food that I thought I could trust. And after reading all of the negative reviews of pup parents having the EXACT SAME problems as mine, I'm furious that the company is still manufacturing this garbage!! I contacted them and all I got was a letter of apology stating "we can't help the opinion of others on the internet" and a voucher for a free bag of food. Opinion of others?? How about FACTS and documents from vets all over the internet basically saying dogs are getting food poisoning from Blue Buffalo. Not sure what's happened in the last few months with the company but all I know is they have lost a once loyal customer. Will never risk feeding my dogs this again!
8.3.2015 I splurged and bought two $66.00 bags of Blue Buffalo Chicken and Bison from Petco in Kona for my beloved Lab, 2 Maltese, and one Shih tzu. I eased them over to it and noticed they left it in the bowl more and more until they stopped eating all together. $1200.00 in vet bills later and climbing my Maltese Romeo got hit the hardest with wetting everywhere. NEVER wet in the house in his 4 year life. What really shook me was he wet in the mom that raised him's little house and then in her food bowl twice! That got my attention. Many vet visits and tests. He has a serious urinary tract infection, sores. Going into 2nd week of treatment and he is still in pain. At First I noticed watery stools from all of them. Then vomiting and diarrhea. They are all vomiting still and not eating, but he is critical. This is reprehensible. Please be cautious and watch for changes in behavior to save your pet from this. Aloha from Kona, Hawaii.
I bought BB thinking it would be the best thing for my cats. I had heard the hype and seen the commercials. So, I bought it. After 3 bags my cats looked like they were starving. Then I found out they are outsourcing the production of their food to CHINA!!! Need I say more? We all remember how many of our pets died from food made in China. No more BB for me. I don't buy pet food or treats made in China.
We have used Blue Buffalo dog food for years thinking that it was a safe choice. Now I am scared to ever feed it to our dog again. Seriously, read the other reviews, I wish I had earlier!! In July we purchased a new bag. Our dog started to avoid eating his food. He would act hungry until he smelled it and then wouldn't eat. At first we didn't think much of it. A week passed and he began to vomit particles of blood. After an expensive trip to the vet they said to watch him and put him on rice/chicken diet for a few days with some medication to coat his stomach lining. Less than a week went by after we switched him back to the Blue food, then he started passing large amounts of blood. We threw out that bag of Blue food. After some time back on a home-cooked chicken and rice diet, and switching him to a different food he hasn't had an issue since.
We have a 4 yr old Rottweiler and have been feeding him BB lamb and rice since he was 8 weeks. I pride myself on feeding our dog healthy food. We have been very pleased with BB up until this last bag that we purchased. Our dog started has vomited for the past week at least once or twice a day. We took him to the Vet and after $414 dollars later, nothing was found in Barium X-ray of stomach, chest, nothing lodged in his system and blood work was normal. He had nothing to eat for the past two days preparing him for the X-ray and once he was done, we gave him his BB food again but with warm water to make it soft in order to help his digestion. After two feeding of this and 36 hours later, he vomited again. We will now try him on homemade chicken and rice for the next few days and switch him to another type of dog food this weekend.
From reading all the reviews and my husband suspicion that it could be the dog food, I am very disappointed in Blue Buffalo. I was one of their biggest fans and my husband always wanted to change to something less expensive and I would not let him. How ironic this food, this company has become harmful to my dogs life. SHAME ON YOU BLUE BUFFALO!!!
Sadly my Corgi is another one of the over 1000 complaints made against Blue Buffalo Basics dog food. She had been eating the Blue Basics Salmon and Potato wet food for many years and suddenly yesterday started vomiting uncontrollably and having multiple bouts with diarrhea. She was shaking and as reported by others, her throw up looked like yellow blue buffalo that had "expanded", it was a bloated version of the food. She was peeing a lot and shaking when she stood. All of her blood work was good but her stomach X-rays showed gas and bloating. Her symptoms sound exactly like many of the others reported on this site. I just randomly thought to check the internet for complaints on the food and now I am glad I did. I had been giving this food to my cat last year and it always made him vomit and so I discontinued it but I just thought it didn't agree with him. Now I know better. I am discontinuing this food to see if she get better.
Since I switched both my dogs a yorkie/maltese and a cocker spaniel both dogs have been vomiting a yellow foam bile on and off after switching over to Blue Buffalo. At first I thought it was the change but it's been 5 months and from the reviews I know I am not alone. We also have a puppy lab mix who is on the BB puppy food and are really concerned. I will be no longer continue to use BB food products.
I have been feeding BB wilderness to my two Siamese cats and our newly snowshoe rescued kitten. My Siamese have been eating this food for a year with just small problems like hard stool so I stayed with the product knowing that they would eat it with no problem. I went to PetSmart to get their weekly case and noticed upon opening that it was the wrong food in the can. The color was wrong, it was tan. The gravy was oil. The prior recipe was dark and or dark brown with gravy. I thought, “Well, I will try it. Maybe it was a new formula.”
My cats ate it and now one had impacted stool and tried to use the litter box. She cried then had diarrhea. My other Siamese is vomiting. So I called Blue Buffalo and spoke to the rudest person who ever spoke me like she has been dealing with this all day and sick of it. So I asked for her boss (Pam, I think) and told her it’s the wrong formula and she said that it’s been out a month and nearly impossible to be wrong. Here is the code on the can… Best by Apr 09 19... 1937 U 61WKM4.
She said, “Are you taking your pets to the vet?” I said of course. I told her the carpet needs cleaned and that I can send images. She said, “Well, we don’t pay for claims. Take your cat to the vet and we will send a form to you and once you send it back we will decide if we will pay for it.” I wish that I never had spent so much money over years time at 90.00 a month. I will never ever spend one more penny on this rotten food. I was once this company’s biggest fan even though Purina found Blue Buffalo to be falsely advertising that they never had by products. WHAT'S WORSE, it was found to be true and I still stood by their products.
I am so saddened the way I was treated and what happened to my cats. This whole experience is the worse I have ever had over cat food, from the product and horrific customer service. Oh, yah. She said, "Just take it back for your money back. You don’t have to buy Blue buffalo if you don't want to... WOW!!! They won't admit mistakes can happen and that using the wrong packaging for the product can happen. I have proof it can. Rudest company that will harm your cat’s health and they don’t care about their customers!!! Beware!!!
We decided to start mixing some canned food into the dry food of our 11 year old lab mix. So I bought into the hype of Blue Buffalo. I purchased Blue Wilderness Senior Turkey and Chicken Grill. For three days after he started the canned food he had vomiting and diarrhea. His vomit was very dark brown and the diarrhea was bright orange. I took him to the vet and she found salmonella in his stool. He also had an itchy rash. He came home with five medications and a medicated shampoo. I contacted BB and am sending them all my information to try and get my vet bill paid for.
We have been feeding our dog this brand for a year. Bought a bag in July and she had been getting sick, not eating, had UTI and lethargic. Finally stopped feeding her the food first part of August and giving her oatmeal instead and she perked up. Ended up throwing the bad remainder away, and buying another brand. Will not use it again.
I've been feeding my Saint Bernard/Great Dane Blue Buffalo his whole life and people always ask if he's on supplements for his muscles and if he gets a daily shampoo for his coat; the dog only eats Blue Buffalo life protection and hasn't had a bath once because he's a rescue and was abused with water as a pup. My pitt mix is the same exact story. A lot of these reviews say "I switched and the animal got sick." That's probably because of either A: the animal had never had a less processed food without byproducts and corn as the leading ingredients or B: the animal was sick anyways which prompted your switch and the change in diets while weakened only exacerbated the underlying issue. Blue Buffalo is a solid food company and I hope you give it a try especially considering most pet stores have a guarantee so you can return it if there is an issue.
My 7 year old Lab/Shepherd mix started throwing up after we bought the Blue Buffalo Chicken & Rice. She stopped eating like she normally would eat and then became tired and inactive then started throwing up for no reason. I will never purchase this brand of pet food. It is a brand that we thought we could trust. I would not recommend this brand to anyone. This food was bought from Petco in Hixson, TN.
I purchased Blue Buffalo Cat dry food and wet food. My cat threw up the food for 2 weeks straight and became sick. Horrible, do not purchase!
Switched my cat to Blue Buffalo due to recommendation from PetSmart. Just recently she stopped eating and was throwing up. She was hospitalized for 3 days to keep her from getting dehydrated. While there was told her stomach was inflamed (pancreatitis) and that she had 2 bladder stones. My vet said that Blue Buffalo can cause this in cats. She will have to have surgery to get the stones removed, but I will be switching to Hill's Prescription c/d urinary tract health. I don't care how much it costs. I want to do what is best for my cat just like I would do for my husband and kids. I have a responsibility to care for my cat. That is part of pet ownership. Just thought I would warn anyone else using Blue Buffalo.
Let me start by saying I have fed my Dogs Blue Buffalo for years. I own corgis and they have been very happy with Blue Buffalo throughout the years. I have never submitted a review to Consumer Affairs, BUT after my experience with Blue Buffalo I feel I must. To start last month one of my corgis started getting a hot spot, not from Fleas or Ticks they are on flea control. After that hot spot was cared for my other corgi developed a hot spot. I attribute that to the weather, it's been warmer than normal. Then late in the event on August 3rd Molly my oldest corgi (9 years) started vomiting in the middle of the night. Then more vomiting in the morning. She also wouldn't eat, only drinking water and vomiting that up after a bit.
Then the diarrhea started. First it was just normal diarrhea, by 4 that evening it was bloody diarrhea. She went into her vet. I've attached the invoice for all of the work that they did overnight. We were told she needed to stay overnight and bloodwork and tests would be done. She was released the next evening with medication and instructions regarding the bland easy digestible food and in a few days we would start mixing in some of her normal food back into her diet. Vets diagnosis HGE. I continued to feed my other corgis their Blue Buffalo (It's what they have ate for years.) The next day. Woke up to my youngest corgi (who has only been fed Blue Buffalo since he came home with us) vomiting severely. Not just that but swollen almost like he was stung by a bee.
We actually figured he must have been stung by a bee as his eyes were barely open and he was so swollen. He was itching and chewing and completely bonkers trying to relieve the itching. We gave him Benadryl. Later around 5am the swelling went away and all seemed okay. Then that afternoon severe vomiting and diarrhea. Not bloody diarrhea but diarrhea none the less. I felt panicked, I thought to myself, "Oh my god, what if Molly has something contagious, and now my youngest corgi has it?" But all of my corgis are up to date on their shots.
I quickly contact the folks that have dogs that my corgis have been around in the last week or so. I tell them the symptoms and what's happened to both Molly and my youngest. I tell them to keep an eye out on the symptoms. That's when I decide to look into Blue Buffalo. That's when I read the recent reports on here about severe vomiting and diarrhea, and similar diagnoses of other dogs. I immediately went and got new food. Which will be a hard transition because they have always ate Blue Buffalo. I plan on mixing in some pumpkin and some probiotics but I won't cut in their old Blue Buffalo and transition to new food. They are going to eat bland food and then transition to a new brand of dog food.
These recent reports could all be a coincidence. I don't know. But I've never had these sort of issues with any of my corgis. I truly believe there may be something bad about the food that was made in the last month or two. The coincidences are too uncomfortable (and costly) to continue to feed them Blue Buffalo. I feel like sending in a sample for analysis to find out what is truly in that bag of dog food. I feel like too many people are having this exact thing happen to their dogs and the only similarity is that they feed Blue Buffalo to them.
I changed my cat to Blue Buffalo after reading awful things about bi-product fillers and red 40. Our cat has been really healthy and has a beautiful shiny coat, healthy teeth and gums and great overall health. Lately he has had some urinary issues and after taking him to the vet it was discovered that he had struvite crystals caused by high pH in the bladder. The vet said she see almost all cases with cats who eat Blue Buffalo!!! The food is very expensive and we are very upset that we have an expensive testing medication and food change bill from our vet as a result. I am tempted to write the company and tell them how awful their product is. BE WARNED THAT IF YOU FEED YOUR CAT BLUE BUFFALO THEY ARE 50% MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM THESE CRYSTALS! Speak with your vet about the best food for your pet and if you have the same issues as we did write the company too!!!
I've been feeding my German Shorthaired Pointer Blue Buffalo Wilderness grain-free dry puppy food since 9/14 and had no problems... Now it's 8/15, she has started having excessive diarrhea and has been peeing in the house like she did when we first got her. It started about 4 days ago and has been eating grass whenever I take her out. Yesterday she stopped eating all together. After reading reviews from the last 2-3 months about similar complaints, I'm taking her off the food today. The last bag I bought from her came from Tractor Supply in Calais, Maine.
I been feeding my 11 yr old maltese BB and at first he was fine. Now all he does is throw his food up every time I feed him. I switched to feeding him boiled chicken and rice with a little of 100 percent pure pumpkin with a little bit of plain yogurt and he does fine. Tried switching back to the BB with chicken and rice for senior dogs and he gets sick every time. I'm going to take him to the vet if this keeps up and see what the problem is. Hopefully I will find out but he is fine with the boiled chicken and rice and yogurt and pumpkin. We will see.
I bought a bag of Blue Buffalo dry dog food from my local Petco on Sunday and my dog got extremely sick at 4 am Monday morning from it. He vomited everything he ate up and immediately afterwards his belly was so engorged and swollen. He was crying, shaking, and I was really scared that I may have had to run over with him to an animal hospital so late at night. I took him outside for a walk and fresh air, and he proceeded to have explosive diarrhea. This happened almost 10 times during this single 5 to 10 minute walk, all with my poor dog crying the entire way around the block. We stopped feeding him the Blue Buffalo and made boiled chicken with white rice and chicken broth. Have fed him this for the past week. He was initially very lethargic but he ate it and his health is better now. He was having diarrhea, just pouring out of him, from Monday to Thursday.
I fed him Blue Buffalo for 1-2 years, but now I will NEVER feed that to him again. He is a healthy 8 year old dog with 0 health issues. And to top it all off I researched and saw that they have been lying about byproduct and other fillers being in their foods and have several class action lawsuits against them! And now I see so many other pet owners dogs are also getting sick from their food. Corporate Greed at its finest! I kept the receipt, consumeraffairs.com won't recognize the jpeg file but I do have it and a picture of it.
Yes, it is scary to see so many bad comments, but I would like to share my experience with BB as well. I have two pets - a 6 y.o. American Bully dog and 14 m.o. F2B Savannah cat. They both are extremely picky in addition to the early generation Savannah cat's very specific diet. The only food works perfect on my kitty are: Solid Gold and BB!! NO issues once or ever, no problems at all! I recently fixed my dog and his metabolism dramatically changed, so after 5 years on EVO I switched to Blue Buffalo Wilderness Healthy Weight Recipes and NEVER regretted about it. I have no plans on changing BB to anything else. You just have to realize, that ANY changes in diet have to be done really carefully and over time.
Thursday July 16, 2015 bought a 24 lb bag of Blue Buffalo Wilderness DUCK flavor. On Saturday July 18th feed my 3 yr old Doberman 1 cup and she threw up, Sunday July 19th feed her 1 cup again and she threw up and felt tired. I also noticed she was dribbling pee. Took her to vet on Monday July 20th and she given different stomach meds and sent home. I stopped the food. She began feeling better and I only seen pee dribble once.
On Sunday July 26th I gave her just a little (less than 1/2 a cup) and she didn't throw up but seemed to feel bad and I saw a dribble of pee. She had eaten Blue Wilderness chicken and Life Protection Chicken before and loved it. With this she won't go near her bowl even with other food mixed in it. I read what others wrote today and I will never feed Blue to my baby again. I guess I am just out 40.00 but money is nothing compared to my Abby's health. What happened Blue Buffalo? I thought I was feeding my baby the very best but I was sure wrong!
My Payton will be one year old on August 10, 2015. When I got him - (Late September 2014) he love the puppy Blue Buffalo, but recently (about a month now) he's barely eating. A couple of days ago, I changed the recipe to the adult Salmon recipe - he still isn't eating any better. I'm going to try to change brands altogether. He still has the same energy level, and I'm not finding any diarrhea in the house, or yard. But, with all the other complaints I'm seeing, I'm going shopping tonight for a different brand.
We've then feeding our American Staffordshire Terrier Blue Wilderness chicken and Blue Wilderness red meat adult and puppy for the past 3 months. At first he loved it. However, within the past week he has started to not eat his food and have diarrhea. He also broke out in hives. After reading all of the other complaints, we are discontinuing use and will most likely switch to Halo. My veterinarian recommended 10 milligrams of Pepcid and white rice to soothe his stomach after having gone through this.
I bought into the BB ads & switched my 6yr old husky mix to BB's adult chicken & rice. After 1 day he's had 2 very loose stools & horrible gas which we never experienced with Eukanuba. Decided to read reviews on BB, very disappointed.
I've fed Blue Wilderness to my 7-lb chi mix since I adopted her 10 months ago. She always seemed to enjoy mealtime and I felt like I was giving her high quality food - at those prices, you would hope so! The most recent bag of Adult Small Bites I bought about 2 weeks ago smelled awful; the opened bag made my whole kitchen reek of dog food. I didn't think much of it until my dog threw up within an hour of each meal. I figured it had to be the dog food after the third episode. Sure enough, as soon as I discontinued use of the new bag of food and went back to what was left of her previous bag, no more vomiting. I just returned the bag for a full refund and will be switching brands - or making her food for her, since it seems one dog food brand or another (including BB) is constantly in the news. I wonder what went wrong with this batch?
We switched our cat's food to Blue Buffalo and about three weeks after switching him over, my baby boy who was about 2 years old, got really sick. He was vomiting and couldn't keep anything down. We took him to the vet and after IV fluids, several tests, an endoscopy and feeding tubes, we learned he had pancreatitis. I can't believe there is no recall on this brand at all! Blue Buffalo refuses to pay our vet bills too saying there is no proof that their food caused his pancreatitis despite other people's complaints on here. If anyone could help make a donation, we would really appreciate it!
I have been feeding my Maltipoo Blue Buffalo food since she was 12 weeks old. For about 3 years now, she has been eating the same type of food from Blue Buffalo, Adult Small Breed Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe (hot pink bag). A month ago I purchased a new bag of food and some dental treats from my local pet store. My dog started having diarrhea with some blood in her stool and was vomiting bile within a week and a half. She was vomiting and/or having diarrhea every 3 hours. I assumed it was because of the new dental treat and stopped giving her the treat immediately. I placed her on a 12 hour fast, no food or water and slowly started to reintroduced food to her, but only giving her the Blue Buffalo dry food and nothing else.
She was good for a week but then she had diarrhea again, no blood this time. She threw up once that day also. I took away all the food and water again for 12 hours. I thought that she may have ate something that fell on the floor and that's what caused her to not be well. This morning it started all over again, diarrhea, vomiting, blood in the stool. She has had an episode every 3 hours and isn't drinking any water. After reading the reviews on this website and some other forums and articles online, and knowing that she has strictly been eating Blue Buffalo and only Blue Buffalo over the past 2 weeks, I have come to the realization that the food that I have felt comfortable with and trusted to feed my dog is making her very sick. She will not be eating Blue Buffalo dog food anymore. I will have to find another trusted source or make food for her on a daily basis. I don't want to see my dog go through any more days like this again.
Like many others that have reviewed this dog food, I am very upset with this company! My two small dogs have eaten BB food and biscuit treats since I rescued them two years ago and they loved it. However, since early May of this year I have purchased two bags of food (about $50.00) that had to be tossed. My male dog simply refused to eat it… just sniffed and backed away from the food. My female Jack Russell ate it but became ill with vomiting and gas and diarrhea. With the first bag, I thought maybe this was due to purchasing a different flavor, so I tossed it and bought another bag of their usual flavor.
Again, after a few days, the male dog refused it and my sweet Jack Russell ended up at the vet because she did eat it. Her vet found nothing wrong other than the digestive problems. So after spending over 100.00 dollars on bad food and vet bills, I have switched from BB to Ideal Balance and my dogs love it. I will never buy Blue Buffalo products again and will continue to discourage others from buying it!!!
We've been giving our dog, Max, Blue Buffalo Wilderness for about 6 months with good results. However, my husband bought a new bag around the first of July and ever since then I've watched Max go from an energetic, happy and healthy dog to a lethargic, itching (no fleas), diarrhea dog. He became so ill on Saturday that he went into grand-mal like seizures and then difficulty breathing. My husband and I got down on the floor with him, holding him and after an hour he calmed down. When I told our vet tech about him she asked what food was I giving him and she told me to get him off of it immediately and switch him to an organic recommendation by the vet. After two feedings he is coming back to himself.
Apparently there is a very bad batch of BB out there, and apparently it's one that may have hit the shelves around the end of June/first of July. I will be contacting the company but until then, stay away from Blue Buffalo dog food. I am told that even though they say that they make the food in the USA, they bring meat scraps in from various other countries... and it's apparent that they are dangerous!!! BEWARE! We nearly lost our beloved labradoodle, Max... we wouldn't want it to happen to you!
I have a 3 1/2yr old long hair Dachshund. Two years ago I switched her food to BB Grain-Free Chicken for small dogs because I thought it was supposed to be the best of the best! She has not had any issues until the last 3 weeks. She started having diarrhea and vomiting. The diarrhea became black and jelly-like, then started having blood in it. Her vomit changed from a yellowish bile to blood filled. She was very lethargic and passing horrible gas, too. I took her to vet's and they said she had HGE (hemorrhagic gastroenteritis). After a few days of meds and being on a wet food for digestive health from the vet she started getting much better.
I slowly weaned her back to her BB food as the vet told me to do after 4 days of improvement. Lo and behold, once completely back on her BB food she has become sick again!!! It has taken about a full week on the BB to see the symptoms start to set in... constipation, random loose stool, vomit yellow bile, being extremely lazy and sleeping so much!! I took her to the vet yesterday before reading any of these BB reviews and the vet said it sounded like the onset of HGE again and gave her antibiotics. I wasn't feeling satisfied with this diagnosis since there is no known cause of HGE so I got on my laptop and decided to research her food to see if any other dogs had been sick lately. I can't believe the thousands of reviews I have read... dog after dog having the same exact problems. I think I have found the culprit to my dog's sickness!!! I have thrown out her BB and will never buy that brand again.
After only one quarter of a bag of Blue Buffalo Beef Freedom dog food, 4 days my dogs began drinking excessive water and urinating on the floor multiple times throughout the day. Not just a little bit but quarts of pee creating large lakes in just one pee. I finally realize it was the food and then I found this post. I immediately am returning the food to PetSmart, which I cannot believe sells this crap and I am getting them on a clean diet for a while to rehabilitate their system and their kidneys.
I had bought my dog BB a few months ago and he loved it, however I'm on a tight budget and it was a more expensive choice for him. Two weeks ago we were given samples of BB and were delighted since our dog loves it. We ran out of his food this morning, so I gave him one of the samples. Within an hour he was drooling, weak and shaking. He is such a well behaved dog, he made it outside to throw up. We're watching him closely right now and will hopefully avoid an expensive vet bill. I was saddened to see we're not the only ones who have had a negative experience with BB. We really liked their product before.
After reading other reports I'm wondering about the Blue Buffalo I feed my 3 adult cats and now my new kitten. My big orange cat is at the vet with IV fluids and a catheter because of severe crystals. I thought I was buying the best but it appears we all may be deceived. Thank God it's almost gone. I may be returning the kitten food. Is this true? We drive to get our pets the best and it may be hurting them.
My boyfriend and I just started our 4 dogs of all mixes, age, and sex on Blue Wilderness Dog food since early April 2015. We were under the assumption of the great advertising and ingredients that we were purchasing the best dog food money could buy. After about 2 months I noticed 2 out of the four dogs were having severe stomach problems - vomiting, excessive water consumption, grass eating, and dizziness, and weight loss. After closer research, this dog brand had a recall in 2007 and to find out Blue Wilderness is doing blatant false advertising. This brand contains poultry by-product meal, egg shells, and raw feathers when they clearly state they don't. Also they did test positive for a Chinese chemical melamine as well. I don't enjoy being lied to and I'm sickened by the deceit.
I bought Blue Buffalo for my 5 year old Malamute the first week of July, thinking that I was purchasing quality dog food. As soon as we started feeding her BB, she had really bad diarrhea, was super lethargic, and wouldn't come when called. After 200$ of vet bills, medication, and chicken and rice diet, she was finally feeling better. The dog walker gave her some BB by mistake, and the diarrhea started all over again. I then googled, and am disappointed that so many owners have had the same problem, and still nothing is done at the company! Definitely never purchasing again...
I had been feeding my 3 yr old yorkie BB chicken/rice toy breed. 5 months ago he had a few days of vomiting and bloody stool. Brushed it off as a virus. A month later the same thing occurred and a trip to the vet occurred. It was suggested to switch his food to another brand for sensitive stomach. He was switched and had no issues. Last month he went back on BB; same issues again with vomiting and rectal bleeding. I will never use this product again.
We have been feeding our 2 dogs Blue dog food, 1st Senior Lamb and Rice, then Senior Turkey Rice Basics. Originally my larger dog had issues throwing up every morning. Since he is older and our other dog didn't have issues we thought the food was just too rich. The small dog has had some loose stool, but otherwise had been ok...until the bag we just bought from PETCO. They have both have had diarrhea and the small dog is now puking. I just spent almost $100 on dog and cat food, but will be buying something new to start tomorrow. No more Blue!
I adopted a 13 week old Husky puppy last week. Took her to the vet for her first check up, she was given a 100% clean bill of health. Three days later she died from an allergic reaction/poisoning that closed her airway and suffocated her to death. The last thing she ate - you guessed it! Blue Buffalo training treats. She didn't choke on the treat either, she died 10 hrs after eating it. It was the most violent death I have ever seen, heaving and gasping for air, and vomiting.. and I was in the Marines during the Iraq war!!!! Blue Buffalo, you are forever in my sights. I hope you go bankrupt and are forced to eat the poison you so readily feed our animals. Disgrace of a company. Ohhh, and yes, she has had a necropsy done and the vet is baffled because she had perfectly healthy organs and he has ruled out Parvo or any sort of genetic fault.
I have been feeding my dogs Blue Buffalo Wilderness Adult Chicken for several years with great results. Great checkups with their vet. The last vet visit my vet stated the she was amazed at how healthy my 8-yr old was. I opened a new bag of dogs food on 7/17/15. After 1 feeding, both of my dogs started to vomit, soon to be followed with diarrhea. I had 2 VERY SICK dogs. After doing some research I found out that I am not the only one. I will no longer support or buy ANY Blue Buffalo products.
If you're considering giving this food to your pet, please reconsider. I have two dogs, a mutt (45 lbs) and a yellow lab (65 lbs). The yellow lab has an iron stomach, while the mutt has always been a bit delicate. When I purchased this food (Blue FREEDOM Grain-Free Adult) I was expecting high quality since I paid way more than what I'm normally comfortable with. I wanted to give them something special, something healthy that I could feel good about feeding them. The lab ate it with little enthusiasm, and my mutt snubbed it completely. I assumed he was being picky so I waited. He would keep coming back to the food, pick up a piece and carry it several feet away, examine it and eat one or two before giving up.
This went on for almost two days before I noticed he was acting "depressed". He would lay down a lot, and when he walked he would hold his head low, almost never wagging his tail or following me around the house like he normally would. On the second night since starting him on the new food I thought it might do him good to let him sleep on my bed with me, so I went to pick him up and he yelped with pain. I quickly put him down and started examining him. I discovered that he was extremely sensitive around his ribs and belly. I gave him some extra pillows and blankets in the floor and I think we both got very little sleep that night. At first I thought that he may have hurt himself somehow, or that he was just "getting older". Initially I never suspected that my high-cost, high-quality dog food could be the cause. Both dogs had just been to the vet a week earlier for a check-up/physical exam and were both 100% healthy.
My primary suspicion was that he might be constipated since he hadn't pooped much at all in over a day. The next morning he tried to go, but it was hardly anything and he seemed to be straining. His urine also had a very strong odor. I was standing several feet away and could smell it, and it was very dark, even though he was drinking normally. When I took him back inside he went to his bed and didn't get up all day. That's when I started to research his symptoms online, and concluded it must be a change in diet. I found this page and was entirely shocked by what I have read. I immediately took both dogs off the food. By the end of his "poisoning", the mutt had trouble standing up, and would yelp or whine when he tried to stretch or climb on/off the couch. The lab didn't show any sign of pain or illness, but she was eating a lot less and dropped about 5 lbs. I made them chicken and rice and within a day or so they perked up substantially.
The mutt still seemed mopey for a few days, but they're pooping normally and his urine no longer smells. I've had my mutt since the day he was born; he's turning 8 this winter. I would have been furious and devastated if I had been the cause of my best friend's death. After reading several posts here, I'm convinced that if I had waited any longer he wouldn't be alive today. How is this food still on the shelves at PetSmart?
My pets used to enjoy the baked biscuit treats from Blue Buffalo but during the past year quality problems have made them inedible. They are not baked, they are burnt. I have returned packages twice now and am sitting on another 3 that I need to take back. They have all been different lot numbers and the problem is in all three flavors: turkey, duck and salmon. They look burnt, they smell burnt, they are so hard I cannot break them by hand but the true issue is that none of my dogs will eat them and they seem to love all treats. I have also seen quality problems with Yummy Chummies. I spend top dollar for Blue Buffalo products expecting high quality products in return. It is time to find another high end producer, one that still cares about what they sell.
We had our little dog on Blue B puppy formula and things went well. As soon as we switched to the adult, (same recipe, gradual switch) I noticed her stool was loose. I thought it was the one small treat she gets a day so I took her completely off anything but her BB. After reading these reviews today, I wish I would have checked sooner. Back to Eukanuba.
My 7-year old Black Lab has done well on the Adult Lamb and Rice (Blue Buffalo) for years. Recently she began having severe diarrhea. I attributed this to stress from the fireworks on July 4th or as a side effect of warm weather. I was having to take her out every hour to avoid accidents in my home. I kept her from any treats to eliminate that as a potential. I had her on a bland diet to help relieve her tummy. The last few days she has been re-introduced to the food she previously did well on. It seemed her stool was normalizing, however yesterday she once again had gas and diarrhea. This morning was acting out of character (drooling/trying desperately to crawl on my lap) and she vomited up her entire breakfast. I will keep on eye on her if this is not BB related, but the recent reviews from others makes me suspicious.
We have given the Blue Buffalo cat food to the cats for three months in that amount of time; we have notice a slow growing infestation of bugs and bug larvae. I told my roommate to stop buying this stuff but, he would not listen; he kept saying it is probably the package it came in! I have since then bought Purina cat chow and lo and behold no bugs or bug larvae! The vet told us when I spoke to her last that she was told by them that the bugs get in the bags after they are packed, BS!!!
Bought my dog BB Freedom Grain Free Adult Lamb dog food on June 25th, 2015 and 2 days later dog was scratching and itching like she was flea infested but saw no fleas, next day dog was vomiting and would not eat, became very lethargic and withdrawn. Took her to vet after 3 days of not eating, spent $900.00 and vet DID blood work and xrays and came up with nothing. Put dog on bland food diet and would eat very little then vomit that. Then came bloody diarrhea. Took dog to different vet and still waiting for results of the cause of illness. From what I have read it is a 99% chance that this batch of BB dog food is the blame. Will be seeking legal action on this matter...
I've been giving my 2 Border Collie BB LP senior food for several years. They will turn 12 next month. About 6 weeks ago they started vomiting yellowish, milky stuff, on and off between them. I thought maybe the heat or allergies or new environment (we just moved in April). Then Bing started to get diarrhea along with the vomiting. Through process of elimination the vomiting stopped when I started using bottled water. But Bing still has diarrhea. He eats and drinks normally. Runs and plays normal. We're going into the vet for the second time now on Friday. I gave him some "freshpet" with his BB this evening to see if that will help his poop.
But NOW, after reading complaints posted as of yesterday about BB and people's pets getting sick in the last few months, I'm worried to feed both my dogs BB in the morning. My dogs are my world! So to be safe... I will feed both my dogs Freshpet sold at Target and Petsmart for a few weeks then switch them to Wellness or Nitro Ultra. Hell, maybe I'll just keep them on Freshpet but it's very expensive. But if it comes to that, I'll cut back on my food so I know they're getting quality food. Anyway, I'll see what happens on Friday. But mark my word, Blue Buffalo is going in the trash. If they admitted to mislabeling issues what else are they lying about? "Oh what a web we weave when we first practice to deceive."
My Labrador immediately developed diarrhea when I gave him this cleverly marketed Blue Buffalo dog food. I switched to Eukanuba and the diarrhea stopped immediately. After a few days I decided to experiment and I gave him some of the Blue Buffalo from the old bag and within 12 hours max. the diarrhea was back. ** YOU, BLUE BUFFALO!!! They may just be animals to you but to us they are sentient beings that are a part of our families.
Our little chihuahua has been eating BB for a little over a year. Every time we would feed him, he would jump up and down waiting for us to put it in his bowl and then gobble it up real quick. A few weeks ago, this behavior stopped. He would not eat his food and when he did, it took all day or he never finished at all. At first I thought maybe it was something with the bag so we bought another one and he still is not interested in it at all. He never lost his appetite because he still likes his treats and he didn't show any symptoms of being sick until this morning when he threw up. We had already decided to switch his food but now I worry about having to slowing mix his new food with BB. Anyway, we are done with BB and will not buy again.
My husband and I got a 6 month old puppy about a month and a half ago. When he went to get food and the guy at Pet Smart recommended Blue Puppy Food and he's has had diarrhea off and on for a couple weeks. We have ruled out everything but the food. After reading up on this brand of food I'm switching today.
I have 3 dogs and had to buy Blue Buffalo last week as the store where I normally purchase their food was closed over July 4th. I started noticing all three dogs were very lethargic and just not themselves about 3 days after switching to Blue Buffalo. The last 5 days they have been throwing up several times a day and today, the vomit was mixed with blood. On a hunch, I researched Blue Buffalo and was disappointed to see that many other pet owners have experienced similar issues with their pets. I will go back to the original brand I have always purchased but am extremely annoyed that I spent $50 on food that is causing my dogs to be so sick. Why, with all the consumer complaints, is this food still allowed to be sold in stores?
Recently had to switch my dog from BB. Fed him BB for 2 yrs. Over the past 3 months he would eat it and get sick. Lethargic, sleeping and GI pain and diarrhea. Started eating grass and would not go near his food for days. Sent $100's at vet. Started Merrick and problem solved.
My 2 border collies eat the Blue Buffalo food for weight control. So today while at the pet store I saw the Blue Buffalo chews - Beef Tendons and the package said it was long lasting. I spent $24 for something lasting less than 5 mins. Won't do it again. Was there something wrong with the tendons for them to go so quickly?
My 3.5 y.o. Shih Tzu has been on this BB Chicken/Brown Rice Small Bites for almost 2 years. About 1 month ago she began vomiting - sometimes undigested and sometimes just a foamy yellowish liquid. Also she started having severe diarrhea waking me up every hour to go outside. Also noted she was expelling gas with the diarrhea and noted at one point she had tinged of blood in the diarrhea. When these episodes occurred, I took her off the dry food altogether (the only Treats in her world are pieces of her same food) and started with a boiled Chix and rice after resting her gut for a most a day.
This has happened at least 4 times since I purchased the last bag online thru Amazon. I will no longer feed her this food. It's not hard to figure out the problem since she is only sick when feeding from this particular bag of BB dry food. Has BB changed the recipe? Have they outsourced to another company for any ingredients? Does Amazon.com have a separate source for their BB online dogfood orders? Something is wrong and I won't risk my dog's life to try "another bag." Please investigate. July 2015.
Recently, my family adopted a dog. When we brought her home she was on Science Diet and we had no problems. Her bowels were completely normal. We heard about Blue Buffalo and decided to try it. She slowly started having looser stools but we didn't think anything of it. However, one evening, she had diarrhea and she went all over our family room because she couldn't control it (she is completely house broken and we haven't had any problems). This food has been making her so sick and we are immediately switching her food. Also - we talked to the vet and it is NOT recommended or tested before put on the market!!! Extremely angry and upset with BB. Will NEVER recommend.
My cat is a healthy 8 year old male. He has been on various kinds of BB over the past 2 years with no issues. Starting about two weeks ago, he began vomiting and stopped having bowel movements. I took him to the vets and they said his stomach and intestines were swollen and irritated. He was put on a bland diet where he did well and seemed back to normal. I put him back in his regular BB dry food yesterday and he vomited again this morning. I'm very upset with BB - I pay extra money for this food to give my pet a better quality of life and this is what happens?! I'm very concerned reading how many other people are having the same issues or worse ones. Switching foods this morning!
I am also surprised by all the negative reviews on Blue Buffalo. Maybe it's only the folks who are disappointed with the product that write reviews. I have been feeding BB to both my cats (10 and 12 YO) for over a year and they not only love it, they are thriving and healthy. They have never experienced diarrhea or any other negative health issues. I highly recommend this food for your cats.
Switched my dogs to BB from Purina Pro Plan a few years ago. One of them refused to eat from a new bag. Then the three others got sick. They were vomiting, couldn't keep anything down. We had to feed them chicken and rice until they felt better.
We chose BB Wilderness Healthy Weight Chicken recipe because of the grain free content. They did well on it. Until last week (late Jun 2015). The same dog refused his food. When he did eat he vomited. We thought it was the heat. Then my other three started to vomit and won't eat. When my female wouldn't eat, I knew there was a problem. She NEVER refuses food. They are back on chicken, rice and pumpkin until they feel better. We pay a lot of money to ensure our dogs have a good diet. I'm tired of dog food companies putting the health of our animals on the line for a buck. It seems a lot of people are having issues with the same batch. If your animal has gotten sick, report it to the FDA.
We switched to BB about a month ago because our dog didn't seem to like any of the foods we had tried. He loved BB but after about half a bag we started noticing him having trouble pooping. Called the vet who encouraged fluids & moist food so we moistened it and gave him chicken broth and lots of walking. Still couldn't poop. At 3am he started vomiting, was bloated and belching. I called the emergency vet clinic and the first question was what food was he on. I told them BB. They said it was good ingredient wise but very concentrated and that they have seen a lot of dogs with constipation and UTI's that were on it. They recommended changing brands.
After spending day at our local vet's office for x rays & meds and a $200 bill he finally pooped. Our vet recommends Purina for its high ethical standards. We've already started the gradual switch over from BB and we won't be recommending it to anyone. Our dog was miserable and I'm just glad it wasn't more serious!
Have a 2 yr old Yorkie mix, 7 lb. Have been giving him two types of BB food over the last year, switched due to lack of interest in first variety! VERY lethargic! Soft stool, and lost interest in food; actually hard to get him to eat! Never feed him human food. Naively thought BB was a premium food due to advertising. Had to put some type of wet topping on just to get him slightly interested. Switched to Science Diet. Dramatic changes! Awake, LOVES the food dry! NO topping needed (he actually took the BB pieces OUT of the bowl and put on the floor!). Stool normal! So far great results from switching. No intention of going back. Something is not right.
He is 12 years old and has never been sick before. I switched to Blue Buffalo wilderness (salmon) and he started having excessive bloody diarrhea and vomiting within a week. We had to take him to the vet and she kept him for two days. We thought it was the food. Our vet agreed with us after a couple days of treating him. We do not trust this dog food and are very disappointed in what has happened to our dog. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT.
I have noticed for over a year that Blue Wilderness small breed canned food are not being filled properly. I used to be able to feed my Yorkie out of each can - 4 meals and now I'm only getting 3 meals. They are adding extra jell. Some can, like the one in the picture, is the worst. I have written to them and are waiting for correspondence. This is unacceptable, it forces me to have to buy 30 additional cans a year which puts me out over $80.
I have a 5-year-old Miniature Aussie Shepherd who is at the vets now with kidney/urine issues due to this product. I had my dogs on blue basics salmon because my terrier is allergic to chicken. I recently switched them to Duck formula about 6 months ago. In April (now July) I told the vet that her urine smelled funny and that she still eats poop. Then in June, there was blood in the urine. I freaked out! Then came the Xray, showed nothing, Urine test showed slightly elevated levels but doctor said nothing to worry about. Then we go on two weeks of Clavimax or whatever. Was great while on it. Came off, three days later more blood. Now two more weeks. Bill is currently at $950.00 so far.
Then after round two, one blood drop, then peeing every few seconds. Stomach bloated so I gave Pepcid 10MG and then she's ok. Go back to vet, another urine test, now they want sonogram and culture. Another $500.00. So I spoke to a co-worker who I just learned had the same problem. She went through the same crap. New vet told her to switch from Blue Buffalo because of all its problems and give her Royal Canin Urinary SO. Problem gone for a month now. Why didn't my vet tell me this? They sell the Royal food at the vet??? Time to change vets.
I am highly disappointed in this product!!! I am going to also contact Blue Buffalo and make sure they are aware how much pain and money this has caused me!!! Will find out if the Royal is good and after that, I'm switching to Natural Balance limited ingredients formula which I hear is great food. My terrier can't eat the Royal because of the chicken, plus it's very expensive so we'll see. Don't feed your dog Blue!
I thought I'd write a review because I am so surprised by the negative ones about Blue Buffalo on here. I feed both my cats the Blue Buffalo Indoor Health blend and their coats and energy levels both drastically improved from their prior diet of grocery store (Purina) brands. I also feed my 14 year old Brittany Spaniel and 3 year old Catahoula mix the Blue Buffalo Adult Life Protection dog food and again have seen an improvement in their coats and energy level. Absolutely none of the diarrhea or other stomach issues that are otherwise reported on here. I switched my cats & dogs to Blue Buffalo based on a recommendation from my friend who also feeds it to her dog & cat with great results - I am really surprised by the negative reviews!
I changed my dog food because I was told it doesn't have red dye in it. My cocker spaniel started vomiting and having loose stools. I thought it was the weather change. My vet suggested switching her to chicken and rice and she immediately stopped vomiting. I tested the BB again and she threw up again. It's been 4 weeks and she is now losing her hair on her back and has dandruff. Don't buy this food, I am hoping her organs weren't compromised from this junk!
We've been feeding various flavors (duck, turkey, salmon) of Blue Buffalo to our 2 dogs for a year - results have been ok (Oct 2014-May 2015). But for the past 2 weeks (June/July, 2015), the dogs have snubbed their food at feeding time, then eaten it disinterestedly. They've become lethargic, not themselves. Last week, the bloodhound threw up and acted very sick, and we took her to the doc who found nothing wrong with her. Friends with dogs told us they might have Lyme, that it was too hot to eat, etc. but none of this added up - our dogs both always LOVED to eat. Then we went camping, and a pal who also feeds her dog Blue Buffalo complained that her dog was experiencing the same symptoms ours were: Lethargy, behavior change, etc. Her dog knocked over the food bowl at dinner that same night.
We JUST switched food brands and our dogs (a boxer mix and bloodhound) rediscovered their appetites, their energy increased immediately. It's only day 2 with the new food but my intuition tells me that something is very wrong with Blue Buffalo food right now. I thoroughly expect it to be recalled and I hope to heavens our dogs have not been damaged up to this point because of our stupidity in continuing to feed it to them despite their symptoms.
I have an 11 month old pit female. I've been feeding her Blue Buffalo since I got her at 4 months. She's constantly had bad diarrhea on and off since I've had her. We would come home to find her crate covered with diarrhea as well as her after only two hours of being in it. I've tried reducing the amount of food she was getting. The vet said nothing was coming back in her test and her food should not be causing this but she was not sure.
Today I switched over to holistic select. It has probiotics in it and prebiotics along with several other good products and is grain free. Lately she has been very lethargic and not her normal 11 month old self. I'm hoping with the switch to holistic select the diarrhea will stop. If Blue Buffalo has changed their formula they need to alert the public and do something about making peoples dogs sick. This is outrageous. With the price they charge you would think they had a good quality food. But reading all these comments I'm questioning the actual quality. I think it's time they start being held accountable for their actions.
I haven't had one issue with Blue Buffalo. The first bag I bought was for my dog Daisy 8 years ago. She was a high energy dog ACD/Border Collie Mix. Her coat was beautiful and she loved the food. I have a GSD/Malamute mix & a Miniature Pinscher and they both love it every type of Wilderness. I switched my mini pin over to the small breed formula last week and he absolutely loves it. When I adopted him, he was an extremely picky eater. Blue Buffalo is the only food he likes. It's the only food I trust to give my dogs. I stand by this company and their products.