Strange Poo issue with Blue Buffalo food Please read

Wow has it been a long time since I have been on here. The motherboard to my computer decided to go out and I have been without a computer now for 3 weeks. Thank goodness it happened after finals!!! I have been going to the local coffee shop or my friends house to help keep up with bills but just haven't had the time to get on here. What a mess. I hopefully will get my computer back sometime this week. With that said hope everyone has been doing great!

I finally got my big dog. My hubby and I decided or I should say compromised on a Lab. He is absolutely beautiful. He is blonde with hazel eyes that change color throughout the day. We named him Duke and he is huge. He is 40lbs at 3 months. I had him on Blue Buffalo food along with my corgi and JRT. However we have been having strange poo issues and I am wondering if anyone else has had any problems. My Lab cannot stomach the Blue food so I had to put him on Wellness......and at the time that we got Duke, Maggie Mae started having troubles with the Blue food. Her poo turned solid white and was dry and powdery. It got to the point she couldn't go to the bathroom because it was so dry. I started wondering if she was eating something weird when she was outside or if the neighbors had fed her something strange. So I followed her extensively in the backyard and couldn't come up with anything. Finally after 2 days of this weird problem and seeing that my JRT Bailey was having the same issue I decided to call the vet and they wanted to see them. There was nothing wrong with them and they told me to get them off the food immediately. However the vet couldn't give me a reason as to why the food may be doing this. He was baffeled but it was the only thing that we could think of that was causing the problem. So I put them back on Wellness and the issue has cleared up completely. I tried calling the company but after a week of calling and emailing everyday.......I have yet to get any response out of them. That really scares me to think that this company doesn't even care. So I am thankful that the issue has been resolved with something as simple as a food change and nothing was seriously wrong. Its getting to the point now that I don't trust any of the dog food out there and am starting to think I should just cook their food. I have been searching for a pet nutritionist but they are very hard to find. I have to say though that with all the research I have done on dog food.....it got me an A on a 20 page research paper for a graduate advertising class and a job teaching the unit on the ethics of advertising and the pet food industry for that class. Anyway if any of you have had this trouble with the Blue Buffalo food please let me know. I feel very alone with this problem.

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Comment by Amanda on June 23, 2009 at 10:40pm
When did Diamond buy Blue Buffalo? That makes me want to switch too...
Comment by Amy on June 23, 2009 at 2:48pm
All three of the dogs were on Blue Buffalo Puppy chicken and brown rice. I have had Duke now for almost a month so this started up about 3 weeks ago. Two of the dogs had the white, powdery poo and the Lab just had terrible diarrhea. It could have been just a bad bag. Petsmart did let me return it thank goodness and the manager of the store has also been trying to get a hold of someone in the company to talk to about this problem but has yet to hear from anyone either. You would think that three dogs with issues like this would be more of an importance especiallly if the food was bad and more than one bag is affected. Thanks to everyone who has posted something so far.
Comment by Maxine Stone on June 23, 2009 at 9:58am
I feed my dogs Blue Buffalo weight control chicken and rice, have not had any problem with it.
Comment by Beauty and the Beast on June 23, 2009 at 9:34am
Blue Buffalo was bought by Diamond so the quality dropped significantly. I will be switching my puppy from it to Innova shortly. Now it makes sense why he won't touch his food; apparently he knows more than I do. If I give him just dry food out of my hand, he'll pick it up and then spit it out. Like it's not food at all.
We've been feeding him Blue Buffalo for puppies, chiken and brown rice, mixed with warm water, scraps or cottage cheese.
Comment by Amanda on June 23, 2009 at 7:56am
I have Dax on Blue Buffalo also, I'll definitely be watching him more closely now. He hasn't seemed to have any problems so far. When did this start happening? What kind of Blue Buffalo do you have them on? I wonder if it's just one of the types that maybe got something bad in it. If switching foods cleared it up, I would definitely keep them off of it, but we haven't had any problems so far.
Comment by Spartan on June 23, 2009 at 2:16am
I feed spartan the blue buffalo dry and soft food and have had no problems yet with his bowel movements. I will be keeping my eyes open more to the white and powdery poo. Thanks for sharing.

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