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6/7/16 6:27 P

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KATHYSCOLLIES's Photo KATHYSCOLLIES Posts: 31,704
6/7/16 2:33 A

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I have another Collie breeder friend who really likes the Kirkland products. My Brinx would not eat it for some reason - Phoenix and Arwen both seemed to like it.

We use Fromm Gold Senior as well as Fromm Gold Weight Control now and everyone is doing very well now.

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HICKOK-HALEY's Photo HICKOK-HALEY Posts: 42,995
6/4/16 4:12 A

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My Bloodhound has allergies, and Grain Free was suggested for him. I had a friend who used Kirkland, and she was happy with it.

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6/4/16 4:07 A

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I never used Blue Buffalo food, I did use the cat litter when I had cats. It was good at first, then something changed and it was SMELLY and gross!

I don't know what others base their food choices on. I look for 1-Grain Free, 2-Price. I use Costco (Kirkland) for very cheap! $29.99 a 35# bag! Unheard of! Both boys are thriving on it, and even my rescue puppy (who was undernourished and started with bad skin and coat), had gasps and comments from the vet and vet tech about what a dramatic difference it was in him and what did I feed him to get that great a result. I am just a bargain shopping Mommy who believes in grain free, based on beliefs, results and the preferences of my animals.

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6/4/16 12:19 A

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That's the way it should be. Good for them. And the fact they gave you a sample bag. I really like that idea.

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6/4/16 12:07 A

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For the most part Phoenix is okay now, but he's an old gentleman now at 11 1/2 - a little deaf, a tad senile, and getting a bit frail tool The perks of old age! His biggest issue at the moment is that we just finished day 2 of our big renovation, and he does NOT do well with strange or loud noises....

The big difference we've found since switching to another dog food company?

Well, we recently had a bag of what smells like something is rancid.

Meaganne sent an email to both the company, as well as the Canadian distributor and had answers back from both within less than 48 hours - even though she'd sent the emails on the weekend!

Both sent us a coupon for 2 free large bags.

Both have opened a file with all our information in them.

Both actually called us in person to verify that the dogs are all okay, and it's sounding like we may get reimbursed for the blood work and heart ultrasound that we've had done on Brinx, because he got sick.

Both also sent emails again a couple of days ago to find out how he and Arwen are doing now.

The company and Canadian distributor are testing the contents of the partial bag that we took back to the store, and have asked us to hang on to the sample we kept and smell it periodically, then let them know if it stays the same or gets worse.

I am SUPER impressed by their concern!

Kathy
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HICKOK-HALEY's Photo HICKOK-HALEY Posts: 42,995
6/3/16 11:12 P

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I think I remember that. Sure glad Phoenix pulled through. Looks like the company didn't learn a lesson.

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6/3/16 11:03 P

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Thanks for posting this Jeanne!

We used to feed Blue Buffalo, then had a major problem with the food about 3 1/2 years ago. The company denied any responsibility whatsoever despite the fact that we had confirmation from our vets that the food was at fault. It nearly cost our Phoenix his life.

Eventually B.B sent us a small (worth $5 at the local PetSmart store) bag of treats as an apology for " any inconvenience we may have suffered ", but still maintained that there was absolutely NOTHING wrong with their food.

Every single symptom that Phoenix displayed were all the same as those involved in the class action law suit that happened afterwards.

It still galls me no end to see their TV commercials proclaiming how much better Blue Buffalo is than all the other foods they mention. We know better, first hand. Even the other 2 dogs had some problems with the food, but not as much as poor Phoenix who started having Grand Mal seizures,plus developed liver and kidney issues along with severe vomiting, coat problems, etc.

Thankfully Phoenix survived, but it left him with several health concerns that still affect him all this time later. I can't stress strongly enough to others - DO NOT risk the health or actual life of your dogs by feeding them Blue Buffalo products! I do not believe that the company has changed anything in their policies and this company will lie through their teeth telling you there is nothing wrong with any of their foods. That is certainly what they did with us.

Sorry, rant over....


Kathy
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

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Thank you!

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