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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2017, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Blue Buffalo Back In Court For High Lead Content Found In Kibble

"Four-Year Old Cockapoo Suffers Kidney Failure

The plaintiff, California resident Vladi Zakinov, claims his dog became ill after eating Blue Buffalo dog food. Coco, a 4-year-old Cocker Spaniel-Poodle mix, suffered kidney disease and ultimately kidney failure after eating primarily Blue Buffalo formulas. Zakinov alleges lead in Blue Buffalo’s dog food may have contributed to his dog’s kidney disease since the heavy metal was discovered to have bioaccumulated in the animal’s tissues. According to the lawsuit:
“Exposure to lead in food builds up over time. Buildup can and has been scientifically demonstrated to lead to the development of chronic poisoning, cancer, developmental, and reproductive disorders, as well as serious injuries to the nervous system, and other organs and body systems.”

At Least Three Blue Buffalo Formulas Contained Very High Levels of Lead


An unnamed independent laboratory tested several of the company’s dog foods and found lead in the following formulas:
  • Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs — 200 parts per billion (ppb) of lead
  • Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs —140 ppb of lead
  • Blue Basics Grain-Free Turkey and Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs — 840 ppb of lead
As a point of reference, the FDA has set standards that regulate the maximum parts per billion of lead permissible in bottled water at no more than 5 ppb."


Here are the court documents filed 6/26/17: https://ca-media.classaction.org/pdf...t-products.pdf

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OH I don't doubt it for a second!!! Our pup Gandalf was fed Blue Buffalo for the first 5 months or so of his life, and blood tests revealed high levels of metal toxicity. We have him on montmoriollite clay now to detox. One was aluminum which we explained could have been our Brita filter, the other metals were a mystery for us. There's always tons of bb spokespeople in petsmart trying to force this stuff ... I figure if it was such a good product it would advertise for itself.

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OH I don't doubt it for a second!!! Our pup Gandalf was fed Blue Buffalo for the first 5 months or so of his life, and blood tests revealed high levels of metal toxicity.
This is very interesting AND scary!

Dr. Peter Dobias has a "HairQ" test for metals if you are interested: https://peterdobias.com/products/hairq-test

One of Dr. Dobias' articles: https://peterdobias.com/blogs/blog/5...phants-know-it

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Blue Buffalo is overpriced garbage. I am not surprised, and would never feed it.
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The Whole Dog Journal has kicked them out as well. They actually have a good November Issue about foods.
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Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM comments on Blue Buffalo law suit:

"The contaminated dog foods contained lead, which is a known carcinogen and developmental toxin that builds up in the body over time with chronic exposure. Chronic lead accumulation can lead to cancer, developmental and reproductive disorders, and serious injuries to the nervous system and other organs. Dogs are more prone to this accumulation since they eat the same meal multiple times every day for extended periods of time. Lead poisoning in dogs occurs when the concentration of lead in the dog’s blood reaches levels that start to cause symptoms. Symptoms include lack of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation then diarrhea, chomping of jaws, blindness, seizures, muscle spasms, behavior changes, anxiety, circling, and incoordination. Liver enzymes may be elevated."
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