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Old 01-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Royal Canin vs. Blue buffalo?

Any thoughts on which food is better for my GSD pup? Royal Canin vs. Blue Buffalo? Any help would be awesome! Thanks in advance
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My vote is Blue Buffalo. I would never feed Royal Canin. Ever. I'm too anal about what goes into my dog.
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If those were the only two choices I'd, begrudgingly, go with Blue Buffalo. Royal Canin does quite a bit of research into canine nutrition, but their food is packed with cheap fillers.

Really comes down to what your dog does best on though. If you have to pick between those two, try the one that looks better to you, then if that doesn't work for your dog try the other.
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Ken, why would you choose blue buffalo "begrudgingly"? From all that i've read it's topnotch. Royal canin on the otherhand is in the same class as biljac & beneful.
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Some dogs simply get really soft stool on BB, so that may have something to do with it.

OP- I would also recommend Taste of the Wild, Solid Gold, Fromm, Kirkland, or Innova. All are very good foods with good ingredients. Out of these though, just make sure your pup does well on them.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default 4 Month old pup here and we are using BB Freedom Puppy

It is the grain free one. My dog likes it and has done really well on it. Firm stool, shiny coat.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My guy is now a year old. I started him out on BB but his stools remained soft as he aged. I then tried Nature's Remedy, still soft. I then tried RC for GSD and he did well on it, stools weren't soft. But it is so expensive, I decided that I would go raw and spend less. Now his stools are exactly as they should be.
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I would choose Blue Buffalo begrudgingly because I don't care for the company. They wont disclose who manufactures their foods, who their ingredients are sources from, and won't disclose some nutritional details about their foods.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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RC is famous for allergies, lots of fillers. don't know about BB as I switched to raw soon after I got him due to itching from RC.
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I feed BB. Penny loves it her stool is firm, good coat and great energy level
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