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Doggie peoples, I has a question
« on: January 02, 2012, 05:19:21 PM »
Been haunting the BB site on FB, and helping those, that BB cust serv blows off, with their prepard statements, mol. I can't help the doggie people, as I don't know very much, about doggies, mol.

There has been alot, like a very lot, posts on doggies that is fed Blue Wilderness, having lots, of gas. Its way too similiar to my issue, not to be connected. But I know not very much about doggies, so can't say fur shure, to them, its the same issues.

So, what exactly, would cause, alot of gas, in a dog?

Blue Buffalo tells them, its because its different, than what they been feeding, that it will clear up, when the doggie gets used to the new food. Which sounds good. And the people believe it. But, some of these people, been feeding it for awhile, which to that, the light bulb never went on. I know its not, what BB is telling them, so what is the cause of like very bad gas, and bad odor?

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Re: Doggie peoples, I has a question
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 05:36:08 PM »
Years ago, our dogs had gas when fed Purina products, or other brands with grains and ickie stuff.
Today...I rotate grain free wet foods (same as with the cats) and neither dog has gas, loose stools, etc.
I would THINK, if a dog gets gas when changing TO a food - they were changed to the wrong food.  Why would they have to build up a "tolerance" to a good food? That doesn't make sense to me.  (At one time, I did "buy" that theory.  Not anymore.)
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Re: Doggie peoples, I has a question
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 05:43:22 PM »
A lot can cause bloat, soy is one ingredient which vets "in the know" have blamed.  Don't know what the ingredients in various BB varities are, but the people might want to check out the ingredient panels on the respective foods they feed.  Corn is another culprit, mannnny ingredients in the commercial kibbles are likely.

Also they tend to not crunch up kibbles so well  (their jaws don't rotate either) and kibble expands when wet, so when doggie drinks water after eating like they always do, the stuff sits & expands in their stomach.  (It's not like meat which they can digest pronto.)

They say bloat is verrrry common in the larger breed dogs.  Just my opinion, that most likely is due to bigger doggies gulping food down too fast.  They can't grind thorough like we humans can & chew it real good, they just gulp it down with a few crunches.

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Re: Doggie peoples, I has a question
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 05:45:58 PM »
I don't feed anything that has corn, but if I did...I sure wouldn't now!!!  Tooooo many recalls lately.  Probably a lot more to come also.
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Re: Doggie peoples, I has a question
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 05:54:50 PM »
I picked the ingredients list for the first dry kibble I came across... "Healthy Weight Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe"


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Ingredients
Deboned Chicken, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Rye, Rice Bran, Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Potatoes, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed(source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Garlic, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Turmeric, Sunflower Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Chicory Root Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

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Importantly, BLUE LifeSource Bits are "cold-formed" separately from the rest of our kibble to help preserve the potency of the ingredients. Other brands that add antioxidants, vitamins and minerals process all of their ingredients together at temperatures as high as 350°. Heat can degrade the potency of some vitamins by as much as 75%.

Ingredients list for wet "Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables & Brown Rice"

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Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Guar Gum, Salt, Flaxseed, Blueberries, Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Biotin, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Choline Chloride.

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No chicken or poultry by-product meals
No corn, wheat, or soy
No artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors


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Re: Doggie peoples, I has a question
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 06:11:25 PM »
Hey Bumpurr
Can you ask them if they are wet or dry feeders, see if there's a pattern?   cat4  


WOW, everything but the kitchen sink and the fridge in the first one!

i couldn't eat alllll those things mixed all up, on the same day, let alone every day  :o
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Re: Doggie peoples, I has a question
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 06:23:54 PM »
Lot of fermentation/fermenting ?? going on in the dry also.
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Re: Doggie peoples, I has a question
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 08:14:29 PM »
They are feeding Blue Wilderness dry, sorry, should have been more clear. One of my very close show friends, has been to the ER, and sent for an ultra sound today. He is a kitty that I have known since he was a kitten, he is now 7 yrs old, and he is also a crystal kitty. I love him dearly, and she is about like me with Bump. The specialist today told her, he has IBD.  I sent a paw mail to Alex. So been dealing with that.   :o

Here is a link to the Blue Wilderness dry dog food.

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/dog-food/wilderness-chicken

Here are some of their posts, I ommited their names.

I have a concern....I have been feeding all (10) of my dogs Wilderness. 2 of them get the puppy and the rest of them get the small breed. They have been eating Wilderness for about 5 months and have noticed that most of them have an unusual body odor and all of them have awful smelling gas. They have been to the vet and have no health problems that would cause the body odor. I feed them Wilderness because we have some with grain allergies. But the gas is really bad. Why?

Blue Buffalo saved my first rescue from being sick all the time and his coat became beautiful. Just got him a brother from the same rescue and he came with THE WORST GAS! They are getting the lamb & rice. How long should I wait for this to clear before I try switching them to another mixture? Its been 10 days and so far his tummy is still a mess. It's just gurgling and gas, but stools are normal, and in fact have stopped smelling on the BB. (The stench was horrible when I got him). But the gas is still a major problem.

Thanks!
Like ·  · Yesterday at 3:36pm ·


Florence Cervantes I was wondering the same thing...I just got a puppy from a breeder and she was feedin him Nutro Max and his gas is horrible. It has only been two days but also my question is when he poops is smells so bad and my other dog has no smell at all when she poops. How long should i wait to see results?
about an hour ago · Like ·  1

Blue Buffalo - All-Natural Pet Food Hi Maryellen -- It can take a while for gas to subside when it crops up... especially for rescues that might not have been on as rich of a diet as BLUE.


I still have my 2 y/o Lab on Puppy Lamb and Rice because he needs to gain weight (he was a rescue.) My boyfriend accidentally bought him Chicken puppy because Petco didn't carry the lamb. He has been having horrible gas all of a sudden. Could this be the meat change?
Like ·  · December 29, 2011 at 8:29pm ·

Blue Buffalo - All-Natural Pet Food That absolutely could be the cause of the gas issue, assuming nothing else has changed. It may subside as you get further into the bag, or you may find he has a chicken sensitivity and want to go back to lamb (or fish). --BB


i recently switched my 6 month old pitbull puppy to wilderness puppy, and since doing so he has developed a nasty gas problem. is this normal, and will this subside once he is fully adjusted to the new food?
Like ·  · December 28, 2011 at 1:57pm ·


Drea Cintron Happened to my pitt too! They already have nasty gas so adding healthier dog food on top of it makes it worse...but my pitts stomach eventually got used to it and it just went back to her normal gas isssues :)
December 28, 2011 at 10:51pm · Like

Ross Flannery well "normal" gas, has to be better than this, lol



Just a few of their posts, but they are pretty similiar, I also included BB's responce, when they did respond. 

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