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Old 04-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blue Buffalo or Canidae dog food????

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First post....Question for all you food guru's. Which is a better food for my GSD's. They are litter mates, 15 weeks old. Im looking to choose one or the other. They are very close in price. Blue buffalo life for large breed puppy or canidae all life. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt go with bb...it gives my dogs soft poops and i have heard lots of others say the same.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My puppy was on Chicken Soup for the Large Breed Puppy's Soul, and did really well on it. But he has since been switched to Life's Abundance, which is All Life Stages also, and his poop if finally firmed up and he is doing really well on it!
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Thanks for the comments. They are on BB right now for about 7 weeks and I have noticed the soft stools but they are growing nicely. I just thought that Canidae might be better or atleast with the soft stools. I understand that every dog is different but I worry about itching and skin problems. They have a nice coat right now. My male is at 15 weeks 29.7 lbs and my female is 24.5lbs as of right now.
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Mine started on 4Health and had poop issues but I switched over to BB when he was about 6 months old- went right to the adult food. Fish and sweet potato. No more issues at all. He's doing superb on it!
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So what does everyone think of canidae????? I've heard alot of people talking about bladder problems etc. Any idea's?
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never had a problem with bb. don't know the other brand...
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My girl has been on BB Wilderness since 4 months old. She has never had soft poops. She does wonderful on the salmon flavor.
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i used to use canidae for my other gsd, she did awesome on it. the regular canidae not the grain free one.. if a dog is going to have allergies its going to be genetic,so no matter what food you feed it wont help .

for some dogs blue buffalo is too rich for them. canidae is a nice middle ground food. i use merrick wilderness blend for my 2 which is a nice middle road food too
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I can't add to this thread. But I can take from it. We just got our dog and started him on BB. The breeder used Fromm's. I'd like to switch to it because of the ingredient list. But I'm glad to hear people like BB too. It came highly recommended.
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