Blue Buffalo Pet Foods - Consumer Affairs
I've been feeding my cat Blue Buffalo Adult Indoor Hairball Control for three years. She is an older cat and I recently discovered that one of her kidneys is enlarged. I have no idea whether Blue Buffalo had anything to do with this or not. I'm writing because I've read other reviews and am now questioning the wisdom of feeding B.B. The ingredients look great and she really likes the food. But she's having trouble urinating... It doesn't look good.
I am not a review writer. That being said I change to Blue Buffalo thinking it would be healthy for my cat. Within 2 weeks my very healthy cat that in 6 years has had only one ear infection for any kind of illness started throwing up and not eating, drinking or going to the bathroom. They have ran every single test on her and have done x-rays to make sure there's no blockages. There is nothing wrong with this cat except like my vet said most likely the food that I switched her to. Please, please, please it hasn't even been 2 weeks and this is what happened to my cat. I couldn't even imagine if she was on it for a prolonged period! I don't understand how they are still selling the crap except money can do a lot of things. I truly believe this food is killing family pets.
We didn't realize, we'd accidentally switched from our regular Blue Buffalo cat food to the company's indoor cat formula. Suddenly, our three year old cat started acting funny. He was short tempered for a few weeks, but nothing totally out of character. We began to suspect he had urinary crystals and went to town to purchase new food. Shortly after we came home, we realized he was completely blocked, panting, yowling in pain. I wish I'd checked the reviews before. They aren't good. They're known liars and what's in the label isn't what's in the bag. He was so young and seemed perfectly healthy and very strong, not overweight. There was no loss or change of appetite, no movement or posture changes, no trouble with the stairs or jumping up into my bed. He just kept going in the box on Sunday, and he clearly couldn't go. Now, he's gone.I have two cats. One of them I have been feeding Blue Buffalo to since he is 6 weeks old. He is now 4. He favors dry food and has never had wet food. He is 5 pounds heavier than his litter mates. I know because I am in touch with people who adopted them. Thinking I was giving my furry family members only the best, I got a kitten a year ago and also put her on Blue Buffalo. She favors wet food. Blue Buffalo is so incredibly expensive, but I thought this is the best out there and it is worth it! I have had nothing but problems with the little female on the Blue wet food. She vomits constantly and recently started peeing. Not in a territorial spraying way. But she would pee in the bed while sleeping. I would always attribute her problems to her feral ways thinking it was just taking her some time to adjust to the indoors. I feel so incredibly bad now reading these reviews and I am just horrified that it never once crossed my mind that this top of the line amazing brand was the culprit behind my poor kitten's issues. Shame on Blue Buffalo. Time to switch to a MUCH safer brand and save major money in the process.I've seen a lot of really bad reviews claiming Blue Buffalo food made their animals sick. I find it funny that most of these bad reviews popped up after Purina started a lawsuit against them. I've been feed my cat Blue Buffalo brand food for since I got him at 4 months old. He's now 3 years old, still eating BB Indoor formula and perfectly healthy. I also feed my 7 month old corgi and 1 month old kitten rescue Blue Buffalo puppy and kitten brand food respectively. Neither of them have fallen ill at all either. In fact the kitten is more healthy than when I got her.Blue Buffalo Indoor Adult Cat Food - As a licensed veterinary technician, I am adamant about my animals getting the very best. So after reviewing many different diets (and before I found all these complaints) I had switched them to Blue. They loved the taste and ate it well. I wasn't a fan of how tiny the kibble was, they barely had to chew it at all. The food stated it also helped with odor control on top of weight control for indoor cats. Their poo smelled horrible. And on one occasion one of my cats was especially hungry so ate a little too quickly, and choked on one of the tiny kibbles. I almost had to do the Heimlich on my cat! She then coughed for 10 minutes straight.