I was just wondering if someone can answer me this. Are Blue Diamond and Blue Buffalo the same? I read that people on the post like Blue Diamond very well. I have only found Blue Buffalo in my area which looks like it could be Blue Diamond because it says Blue Buffalo inside a blue diamond. I'm just getting really confused with this. My dogs are on Fromm Family right now, one on senior gold and one on puppy gold.(anyone know this brand?) The only reason why I would change is that I drive a long ways to get this food. So comparing the price plus the price of gas to get it. I am spending more in the long run and I was wondering if it would benefit me more to change them over to Blue Buffalo, which I can get at a feed store down the road. I've looked at the ingredients of Blue Buffalo and they look very good. Comparable to Fromm Family. I would really appreciate some input on this.
Also, anyone know of a training treat that doen't cause soft stools? Everytime I give my pup a treat(wellness all natural puppy treats also tried canidae treats for puppies) in training he ends up with way softer stools than normal(hard to pick up when disposing of). I was thinking of just using his dog food since I wouldn't be chaning his diet on his tummy like that. Any comments on this would be great, too.
If no one knows about the blue diamond/blue buffalo thing that's fine but, I really need some info on good traing treats that don't cause soft or runny stools. We tried the dog food thing while in puppy class and he wasn't interested. He likes the treats but, my gosh I hate the clean up of the aftermath. Suggestion's wanted and needed!!
Sorry, I don't know about the food, but I give my 8 week old puppy freeze dried liver treats for training. I use about 3 big chunks, and I just cut it into really small pieces, so it lasts longer throughout the day, but just don't give her too much :) You can also boil some chicken, and tear it into small chunks and that is easy on their tummies also.
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With all the brand recalls and various companies changing their recipes, it's hard to keep track. Puppies require a different balance than adult dogs. Some breeds require different balance than others (I had to be especially careful with mine as pups, to moderate growth).
To make matters even better, my dogs are super picky and I live in a no man's land when it comes to pet supplies.
I'm feeding California Naturals now and the kids seems to like it and are doing well on it. It's not pricey and I can actually purchase it locally without having to purchase through a store that sells pets. I've used quite a few of the "top" brands, only to have the cost go sky high (over $60 for a 4 pound bag) and have the formula changed.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 5/10/2009 5:16:31 AM*** Reason: *
"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant". author unknown
I also feed California Natural to mine as well, I also feed it to my cats and everyone loves it! I can also buy it from a local feed store, and you are right the price is very good, and it is also a high quality food. Best of both worlds!