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Old 11-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I;ve had my pup for exactly 1 yr.. so he's 1 yr and 4 months old now. I started on blue buffalo LBP but his stool was always soft.. I switched to wellness lbp and things got better. then the poop got soft again so I switched to blue buff basic salmon and potato and all is ok. About 1 month ago, I finally realized that the bully sticks ( from best bully) were causing the soft poop. Now that they are stopped, all is fine. Should I consider switching to a better food than blue buff basic? or at this age. just stick with it.?
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I am not a big fan of Blue, just to many recalls. But it is a decent dog food. If you want to upgrade to a better dog food try one of these. The first list is super good dog food and the second is very good dog food. Of course Orijen is the best you can get.

Orijen, Acana, Horizon Legacy, Fromm, Merrick, Go Endurance, Precise Holistic, Wellness Core, Castor and Pollux Natural, Eathborn Holistic, Evo, Go Fit and Free, Instinct, Pinnacle Peak, Solid Gold, Canidea, Darford Zero/G, Now Grain Free




Pulsar, Blue Wilderness, Artemis, First Mate. Natures Logic, Nutrisourse, Exclusive, Pure Vita, Wellness, Earthborn, Annamaet, Organix, Whole Earth Farms, Premium Edge, By Nature grain free, Victor, TOTW
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i switch my dogs kibble a lot and i keep
a variety of can on hand. i also add fresh
meat, chicken, organic yogurt, pears, apple,
blueberries, human grade salmon oil, various greens,
to his kibble.
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I have stayed away from Diamond brands after all the recalls, but I think other than those issues it's not a bad food.

You will get different opinions as to changing the food.

I was told not to, especially if you have a dog with a sensitive tummy. Generally speaking, they recommend doing gradual food changes, because changing too fast can upset their tummies, so I think it's better to stick to one kind. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Changing a lot can also create a fussy eater in some situations.

He's fine to be on adult food at this point. My pup was put on an ALS adult food at about 4 months of age, because I couldn't find a LBP food that didn't upset her tummy.
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Not that I feed it but, I didn't know Blue Buffalo had had any recalls. That surprises me.
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You might try a probiotic no matter what food you choose. I give Stosh a probiotic gel in his food and it's done wonders for his appetite, weight maintenance and he has picture perfect poops. I've tried Nature's Variety Instinct, Orijen, Victor but what he loves the most is Taste of the Wild. He'll eat it and he's doing well on it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am not a big fan of Blue, just to many recalls. But it is a decent dog food. If you want to upgrade to a better dog food try one of these. The first list is super good dog food and the second is very good dog food. Of course Orijen is the best you can get.

Orijen, Acana, Horizon Legacy, Fromm, Merrick, Go Endurance, Precise Holistic, Wellness Core, Castor and Pollux Natural, Eathborn Holistic, Evo, Go Fit and Free, Instinct, Pinnacle Peak, Solid Gold, Canidea, Darford Zero/G, Now Grain Free




Pulsar, Blue Wilderness, Artemis, First Mate. Natures Logic, Nutrisourse, Exclusive, Pure Vita, Wellness, Earthborn, Annamaet, Organix, Whole Earth Farms, Premium Edge, By Nature grain free, Victor, TOTW
I noticed Innova isn't on your list, but it's rated right up there with most of the foods you've listed. It may not be as popular, but it is a top food. Petsmart does their isles by food rating, and Innova is right there with Wellness, Blue, Evo, and every food you've listed that they carry. Excellent food without the high protein and 'richness' that Blue and TOTW seem to have that causes tummy troubles. It also already has probiotics in it, so no need to add that which I find helpful.
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