|09-16-2013 12:02 PM|
My old dog (shih Tzu) has been on BB Wilderness for years with great results. My pup has been on the LB puppy for probably two months and has done great. He was on Chicken Soup before (one of the breeder's recommendation) but he always had loose stools with it. I've been happy with it. It IS expensive though.
I always vacillate over what to feed. I'll probably do at least one more bag of BB LB puppy and then I may change ... again. But maybe not. Mine have done well.
|09-16-2013 10:57 AM|
|lyssa62||I've had Roxy on BB large breed puppy food since I brought her home....stools are perfect..weight is perfect and she has a beautiful coat.|
|09-16-2013 07:22 AM|
Only using BB here.
Started on the grain free puppy 10 months ago and recently switched to grain free large breed adult. I use their canned food as an occasional topper and only use their treats.
No problems whatsoever. Firm stool, no gas, shiny coat, in fact people often comment that she smells good.
I think it really depends on what works for your dog.
|09-16-2013 07:22 AM|
|Carriesue||I used to feed it once upon a time, didn't have any health issues but now that my dogs have been on other kibbles(Orijen before the formula change, Fromm and now currently on Merrick grain free) I've noticed they are in much better physical condition and have much nicer coats, literally shine and silky soft... No doggy odor(I rarely have to give them baths) and small stool. I think it's about finding what works for your dog but I also think BB is overpriced for what it is and too many recalls for me to be comfortable.|
|09-16-2013 06:38 AM|
|TommyB681||All I feed. No issues whatsoever|
|09-16-2013 01:12 AM|
|Kahrg4||Briefly had Cafall on BB when he was around 6/7 months old. Not only did his stool soften significantly, but he developed the most righteous case of hound gas. I don't think we even finished the bag. Ended up switching to Wellness Core which he loved but was horrifically expensive ($65 for 26lb bag). His breeder later turned us on to Victor which is a lot friendlier to the wallet and he seems to be thriving on it.|
|09-15-2013 10:56 PM|
I look at these topics like I look at people when it comes to vehicles. There's always debates between Chevy's and Fords, and sometimes it comes down to what you can afford, and it may not always be the best car.
There is alot to say about quality foods, allergens and so forth. Until Cruz, my present dog, I've always fed Purina Chow. My last GSD ate Bentiful. They did great on those foods. May not be the purist of foods for dogs, but it is what it is and I can't argue with results. None of those dogs lifes were cut short as a result of eating those foods. They all lived long lives and always in good health.
Now that we have Cruz, and talking to our trainer, we decided to go with a quality food. It was tough to decide since GSD's seem to have alot of trouble with food allergens. We had him on Science Diet up until he was about 2 months. But it seemed he was always hungry. We also found that the ingredients in S.D. may cause him some troubles in the allergen arena. So we went looking and settled on Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy. He's done well with it and at almost 9 months is still on it.
The one thing I have noticed and it's been mentioned on this site several times, BB tends to cause soft stools. He doesn't show the hunger thing anymore and seems more satisfied. But he does have soft stools as I have found it is easy to over feed him with BB. When I use it as recommended, his stools are fine. He is at 4 cups a day now and we feed him 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. We just had blood work done on him and one of the things they were looking at were liver enzymes. Bloodwork came back normal.
Hope this helps.
Now if I can only figure out how to cut him out of trying to chew on dirt and rocks. He's not hungry, it's a game he likes to play with us.
|09-15-2013 09:49 PM|
|09-15-2013 08:47 PM|
Ha! I didn't even think about the actual "raw feeding" section >.< I will check that out! And no I didn't think you meant the bb caused your dogs problem.... My friends sheltie had the same thing poor thing
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|09-15-2013 02:23 PM|
|trcy||I just want to be clear. The BB did not cause the health issues in my dog. He had a rare condition. Well maybe not rare, but my vet had only seen one case in 40 years. Although the specialist knew exactly what was going on before it was confirmed with an xray.|
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