Blue Buffalo actually has had a TON of recalls and personally, I wouldn't feed it.Wellness is what he came home on and blue buffalo is just a brand that I have heard really good things about. If there is an even better brand I would love to know about that.
I would look into feeding Honest Kitchen instead of either of those foods. I think it is a better food. Its dehydrated so you add warm water to hydrate it and its like home cooked food.The 14wk Yorkie that I adopted had been on Wellness dog food brand but he won't really eat it unless I mix in some wet. I was wonder overall what is the better brand Blue Buffalo or Wellness for a small breed puppy
If you feed the chicken formula a 10 pound box is 59.00 which makes 40 pounds of food. I was paying almost that for a 27 pound bag of kibbleThe Honest Kitchen is a great food! It's pricey though (although maybe not with a small dog....), what's your price point?
Blue Buffalo is still an independent company. They were not acquired by a larger company but they did go public which has put a lot of pressure on their short term financial performance. Apart from the dubious claims they make about relative quality, the company's ongoing problems with quality control are due to manufacturing too many products in too many 3rd party facilities. They are too reliant on their contractors to test ingredients for contamination and they seem to invest more money in marketing than safety controls and testing trials. Blue Buffalo has earned a poor reputation with vets due to the large number of pets who present with digestive problems, urinary issues and mineral imbalances after being on the food for a while. Plus it is quite expensive. I personally would not feed it.Blue Buffalo USED to be great, back in the day. Then they got bought out by a bigger conglomerate (as was Merrick, recently), and the quality of their ingredients, as well as their recipes in general, just went down, down, down.
I would get a sample of the fish first , my dogs don't like fish.Thanks for the suggestions, I did decide to go with honest kitchen when I compared their ingredients with other brands. We got a 4lbs box of Love to start may try the fish brand too or look for vitamins to get my pup DHA