Whitefish, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Menhadden Fish Meal, Oatmeal, Canola Oil (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Dried Chicory Root, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
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VERY BAD. Please Read! by Concerned doggie mom from Cincinnati, OH08/30/2011
My dogs had mild seasonal allergies and are starting to age (beagle/pit mix 13 years and border terrier mix 7 years). My vet suggested that maybe I switch to holistic food. I thought that it would be good since it's just healthier for them all around. So several months later I started reading up on the brands I had heard before (Blue, Natura, Eagle Pack, etc.). Most of my searching was on sites like about.com, at that time I didn't know that most websites are biased and enhance certain brands! After a couple days of reading and seeing commercials and receiving a $5 off coupon I decided on Blue Buffalo. Well I gradually and slowly switched as directed mixing the new food with their reg. food (Iams ProActive, which I have never had problems with). First I noticed their stool became softer, I didn't do anything because I thought that might be normal due to the change in food. Then they started having terrible smelling gas. Then the loose stool turned into diarrhea, and finally when I had completely switched my dogs started throwing up in the mornings. After this they started displaying a disinterest in the food and didn't want to eat it. First the vomit was just yellowish mucus and then they were throwing up the food and some blood! I became concerned, took my dogs to the vet and immediately went online to see if others were having problems too. I just typed in "my dogs are throwing up after eating Blue Buffalo", and to my surprise there were tons of blogs and reviews saying the same thing and much worse. I went to the Consumer Reports site and felt sick after reading the reviews on Blue Buffalo. It is NOT what I thought it was and there is a lot of false advertisement on this big brand. There are ingredients in this food that are inferior and extremely high levels of certain vitamins can become toxic at those levels for your pet. They also use other very bad hidden ingredients to preserve that even big shelf brands aren't allowed to use. I just wanted to warn anyone thinking of using this terrible brand, it might be okay for some dogs but it is deadly and costly after going to the vet for others. I did more research with un-biased non advertising sites and switched cold turkey (which I hated to do but there was no other option) to Acana. I found absolutely nothing negative about Champion brands Acana and Orijen. My dogs immediately became more interested in their food and all bad symptoms stopped after the new food was processed. Their stool is hard and smaller with this food. I don't know which holistic food you will decide to choose for your loved one, but be wary of Blue Buffalo. They have had several recalls as well.