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Hello and welcome to back to Good Dog Food Store. It’s the Holidays and that means for a lot of people a new puppy. So today’s article is  Everything Puppy: Good Dog Food, Beds, Training, and Exercise. Like all dogs your new puppy will need good dog food. We  recommend three of the very best good dog food puppy brands. Orijen puppy, Blue Buffalo puppy, and Merrick puppy.

Orijen puppy is good good food for your new puppy. All puppies need animal protein for healthy growth and building strong organs skin and coat. Orijen’s recipe is a grain free formula that replicates the same diverse balance of meats, fruits, vegetables and grasses that puppies would encounter in a wild setting.Good dog food Orijen Puppy instead of grains Orijen Puppy 80/20 contains a full complement of fruits and vegetables. While containing limited carbohydrates this all natural food  supplies the vitamins, macro and micro minerals all combined into a formula to nourish your dog completely. Just as nature intended.

Blue Buffalo Puppy Formula is good dog food that provides an excellent source of proteins andGood Dog Food Blue Buffalo Wilderness Grain Free Chicken Recipe for Puppies Dry Food nutrients your puppy needs for optimum growth and development. Blue Buffalo Life protection formula contains their exclusive patented LifeSource Bits. This unique formula is processed to do exactly what the name implies. It is a precise blend of nutrients and antioxidants selected to strengthen your puppy’s immune system, help offset the negative impact of  environmental toxins and provide support for your dog’s specific life stage requirement.

 

 

 

Merrick Real Chicken,  Brown Rice and Green Pea Puppygood dog food merrick puppy food is good dog food. Merrick knows how to take care of your puppy from nose to tail! Balanced proteins, fresh produce and whole grains this formula provides everything a growing puppy needs to grow up right.  From DHA to Omega fatty acids which promote organ and brain development Merrick Real Chicken Puppy Formula provides a wholesome way to for your puppy  to start life.

Now that you have a food for your new fury family member it is time to find a bed for him to sleep in. There are literally thousands of choices out there. From soft to firm. From flat to fluffy and everything in between. There are several choices for every size dog. Beware of beds with buttons and glued on decorations as these are choke hazards and possible toxin sources. Good Dog Food Store does not recommendK&H Lectro-Soft Heated Outdoor Pet Bed any of these types of beds. When choosing a bed for your puppy several considerations should be taken into account. First and foremost a removable cover is a must so that the bed can be easily cleaned. And a durable filling under the cover is desirable. Micro fill beds will be cheaper at first but in the long run a sturdier filling  like memory foam or an Eco-friendly filling made from recyclable materials.

 

Training your new puppy takes patients, determination and consistency. Your experience with your new dog will be much more enjoyable  if you have reasonable expectations. The biggest element of puppy training, or any dog for that matter, is consistency. If you want the dog to stay out of the kitchen, do not call him into the kitchen for any reason at any time. This only confuses the dog as to what is acceptable and what is not. Understand that potty training is not a one day or for that matter a five day process, it takes time, and there will be accidents. The more you are informed the better the outcome for you and your dog will be.

And finally we arrive at the most overlooked element of your new puppy’s needs. Exercise. ALL DOGS NEED EXERCISE EVERYDAY! That is not an opinion that is fact. If you want your dog to be healthy and well adjusted they need daily exercise.  This factor should be taken into consideration when selecting a type of dog. If you live in an apartment or small house with little or no exercise area choosing a 100 pound dog is probably not the right choice. Walking from the front door down stairs to potty and back up again is not daily exercise. Puppies in general have a lot of good dog food exerciseenergy and need room to run and jump daily. Yeah that Great Dane pup is cute at 4 weeks and 12 pounds, but by 12 weeks he will be 40 or more pounds and growing and still a puppy. Don’t blame the dog for the poor choice you make. And guess what their daily need for exercise does not end at the 1 year mark. It continues throughout their life so make an informed choice, have reasonable expectations and equip yourself with the proper accessories and food and you and your new puppy or dog will have a long happy healthy life together. Good dog food store: party dogs

 

 

 

I hope you found today’s article helpful and that you will pass on the information to all of your dog loving friends. As always we welcome your comments, suggestion and ideas. Please remember  Good Dog Food Store whenever you are shopping for any of your dog related needs or just need some information on dog well being. Please stop by often as there is always something going on here at Good Dog Food Store. Until next time Happy Tails!

 

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Hi and welcome back to Good Dog Food Store. It has been a very busy past ten days for us, first we celebrated Halloween with a Good Dog

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 Food Party, and then we watched our favorite team The Miami Dolphins with family friends and of course good dog food treats! Her are a few pics from the partyToby Good Dog Food Chloe good dog foodWe hope every body had a safe Halloween and now that the weather is turning noticeably colder that means the big holidays are just around the corner.Good Dog Food Tasha

Yes we all look happy in our pictures and really it all starts with being well nourished and of course loved. The love we get from our parents the god dog food comes from partners like Blue Buffalo. Blue Buffalo is good dog food. Healthy, Holistic, grain free, all natural ingredients with no corn, wheat or soy products ever. Made in the U.S.A. Blue Buffalo is one of the premium good dog foods on the market and is one of the recommended products of Good Dog Food Store.

Good dog food plays an integral part in your dog’s over all well being. When your dog’s food is filled with only good ingredients that are healthy for dogs like real meat and natural wholesome vegetables and fruits  your dog is naturally healthier, and is able to focus, is more attentive, active and overall just a better dog. Good Dog Food football party And when it comes to treat time, there are very good choices for that also. Blu Buffalo Treats are made with the same care and attention to detail as their food brands, they contain only natural ingredients and they taste great. Here’s Chloe intently watching her favorite team the Miami Dolphins, while snacking on some healthy treats.

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We all hope you enjoyed your Halloween weekend as much as we did. Please take advantage of our specials and remember to visit our partners by accessing the links on our pages. As always we welcome your comments, suggestions and ideas. Remember to let all your dog loving friends know about our site, and please share our pages. Check back often because there is always something going on here at Good Dog Food Store. Until next time Happy Tails!

 

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Good Dog Food: Chocolate is not good dog food

good dog food tasha chloe toby Hi  and welcome back to Good Dog Food Store. With Halloween just around the corner and the fast approaching holiday season I thought it would be a good idea to go over some tips for keeping your dog healthy and safe during this time. As most people know chocolate is not good dog food. In fact in can be fatal to dogs.

Why is chocolate so bad for dogs? Well several reasons, first the natural ingredients in cocoa include caffeine and theobromine. While caffeine is not good for your dog theobromine is the more dangerous of the two. Even small amounts can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Severe poisoning cases will show symptoms that include, hyper- activity, tremors, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, seizures, respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. Yes chocolate is not good dog food.

You may ask is a small amount safe? The short answer is no. While theobromine concentrations vary by type of chocolate and the severity of symptoms will vary by the amount ingested and the weight of your dog no amount is safe for any dog to consume.

The list of chocolate in order of theobromine concentration is:Dark chocolate, bakers chocolate milk chocolate and white chocolate. With Halloween coming up it is important for you to be aware of ingestion of chocolate. Visitors, and house guests must be made aware that chocolate is not good dog food and is not to be given in any amount to your dog. If you suspect chocolate ingestion contact your veterinarian immediately. Try to determine the amount and type of chocolate ingested. Symptom of chocolate toxicity include vomiting, hyperactivity excessive thirst and urination and diarrhea. You can contact the poison control center from the ASPCA at 888 426 4435 for immediate control measures to be taken if your dog suffers from an accidental ingestion. Remember dogs are scavengers and will eat anything on the floor so keep the chocolate out of his reach.

Now for some good dog food treats, Holistix dog biscuits are a  good dog food and are a Good Dog Food Store favorite product. Blue Buffalo dog treats are another healthy treat for you dog, made from only good dog food ingredients. Merrick brand dog treats are also good  dog food made from only wholesome natural safe ingredients that are full of flavor and are good dog food.

All these treats are available by directly clicking on the links and did I mention all are on sale are eligible for free shipping are all good dog food recommended  products and are healthy safe treats your dog will love.

All of us here at Good Dog Food Store hope everyone has a happy safe Halloween. Tasha, Chloe, and Toby pass along their holiday howls and best wishes. For more information on dogs and chocolate you can read the following article on WebMd about chocolate and your dog.

I hope you found today’s article helpful and that you will pass on the information to all of your dog loving friends. As always we welcome your comments, suggestion and ideas. Please remember  Good Dog Food Store whenever you are shopping for any of your dog related needs or just need some information on dog well being. Please stop by often as there is always something going on here at Good Dog Food Store. Until next time Happy Tails!

 

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Good Dog Food Store: Blue Buffalo Life Basics

good dog food ChloeHi I am Chloe and today I would like to tell you more about one of our favorite good dog foods we recommend here at Good Dog Food Store. Blue Buffalo is good dog food. Made with only the best of ingredients Blue Buffalo contains de-boned chicken, which is an excellent natural source of protein and amino acids, contains no corn,wheat or soy products and has wholesome garden vegetables and fruits. Blue Buffalo also contains their trademarked exclusive Lifesource Bits which help to support a healthy immune system in your dog, while providing good nutrition for every life stage. Blue Buffalo is committed to excelling at bringing to market only superior recipes with only those ingredients that are healthy and nutritious while eliminating those ingredients that are only filler found in less quality dog foods. And Blue Buffalo tastes great, my brother Toby who is a notorious picky eater will eat a whole bag of Blue Buffalo if my parents let him! There is no Dog eating good dog foodbigger endorsement on taste than that.

 

 

Blue Buffalo is not only good dog food, it is a bonus brand of one of our partners petfooddirect, so that means you get an additional 5% off your autoship order which will bring your total savings to a whopping 20%!

 

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So lets run down the list, Blue Buffalo  is good dog food and recommended by Good Dog Food Store, No corn, No wheat and No soy products, made in USA, tastes great, exclusive Lifesource Bits, grain free formulas, best price with additional savings for auto ship. Sounds to me like that’s a great deal on one very good dog food!

I hope you found today’s article helpful and you visit Good Dog Food Store whenever you are shopping for your dog related food products and services. As always we welcome your ideas, comments or suggestions. Please share or content with your dog loving friends. and until next time Happy Tails!!!

 

 

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Good Dog Food Store: Healthy Weight

good dog food ChloeHi I am Chloe and welcome back to Good Dog Food Store. Today we are going to explore healthy weight and how to maintain your dog’s quality of life. If you are reading this post I assume you love your dog and you want to do what is best for them. Feeding your dog good dog food is one of the best things you can do. Feeding your dog too much good dog food is not helping them at all. If your dog is not at their healthy weight serious life shortening diseases and painful conditions will occur. Diabetes, cancers, torn ligaments, worn out joints, back problems and early death are all results from overeating. In the USA today more dogs are overweight than not. This trend is alarming. I know you love your dog and you think giving them that extra cookie or chew stick is not harmful and that they will love you for it. Sorry but that is just not the case. That occasional handout packs a lot of calories ( and probably sugars and fats) that they do not need. Feeding your dog a diet of good dog food is just a single step in maintaining your dog’s healthy weight. Managing you dog’s daily caloric intake is an on going process. Your dog depends on you for their habits and their food. Dogs by nature are scavengers and they will gorge on food when it is plentiful because they know there will be lean times. Domesticated dogs do not usually have this problem, and so if you are feeding them something they like they will eat as much as possible everyday.good dog food dog eating meat

So what are you to do? You have already taken the first step by ensuring your dog’s food is a good dog food made with only good healthy ingredients that are appropriate for canines. Now you must determine the caloric calorie count that is suitable for your dog’s age size and activity level. Caloric intake is the total amount of calories per day not just the ones they get from their meals. Proper exercise and nutrition are important. Your dog needs to go for a walk daily, not just to use the bathroom but a real walk to get exercise and maintain healthly moving

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parts.  Giving your dog good treats is just as important as giving them good dog food. Great low cost healthy treats that are dog safe include carrots, green beans, and apples.

Here at Good Dog Food Store we recommend several brands of good dog foods, including Orijen, Acana, Blue Buffalo, Holistic Select and the very first customizable dog food Red Moon, just to name a few. We are testing and reviewing new brands all the time so there will always be plenty of choices for you to find a good dog food that is right for you.good dog food exercise

All dogs need regular veterinary check ups, and if your dog is overweight it could be due to certain medical conditions such as under performing thyroid. Once your dog has been checked by your vet and a proper nutrition and exercise routine are developed it is up to you to follow through. Remember the goal here is to maintain a happy healthy dog for many years. Now that is something your dog will love you for!

I hope you found today’s article helpful, please share our content with your friends in the dog community. As always we welcome your comments questions or ideas.  Please remember to visit our store when you are shopping for your good dog food products and services and visit our partners by using the links on our pages. Check back often because there is always something going on here at Good Dog Food Store. Until next time Happy Tails!

 

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Good Dog Food: Auto Ship Saves Money

good dog food ChloeHi I am Chloe and welcome back to Good Dog Food Store. Today I am going to update you on our auto-ship feature and bring you a new bonus! Besides saving 15% on every Auto Ship order, you can now save an added 5% or 10% on bonus brands! And Blue Buffalo and Holistic Select are included in the bonus brands!Dog eating good dog food

The great feature of Auto Ship is that you will never run out of food again. No more trips to the stores, and it is totally customizable to your needs. If you find you are getting too much food, ( In my opinion I don’t think that can happen!), you can easily extend the time between deliveries. If you are almost out of food you can speed up the time. You can pause, cancel and change products or food brands at any time. All easily and all free.

And the bonus part: You can save Good dog food Blu buffalo an additional 5% or 10% depending on the brand if you choose one of the bonus brands of food. Holistic Select And Blue Buffalo are included in the bonus brands selections. That’s right two of our recommended Good Dog Food Holistic Select good dog food brands are included in the extra savings bonus brands list.

Here at Good Dog Food Store, we do not just search to find you the best good dog foods. We search to find you the best price on good dog food and products. We truly do all the leg work for you and bring you the widest selections, honest reviews of the product and foods we recommend and bring it to you at the best prices!

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Just to be clear that 5% or 10% is on top of the 15% discount for using Auto Ship. And if all that was not enough, when you are enrolled in the Auto Ship program, if the product or food you have selected is on sale at the time your order is set to ship, then you get the sale price automatically! Now that is a great deal.

And Auto Ship is not only for good dog food. You can use it for anything that you use on a recurring basis. Heartworm medication, flea and tick medications, vitamin supplements, Treats, anything that you buy regularly you can add to Auto Ship and get great discounts.  And always at the best prices.

I hope you found today’s article helpful and that you will visit our partners by using the links on our pages whenever you are shopping for your good dog food, or products and services. As always we welcome your questions or comments, and please share our site with your dog loving friends. Check back often because there is always something going on at Good Dog Food Store!

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Good Dog Food for Tasha: Blue Buffalo

Good Dog Food Store: TashaHi! Welcome back to Good Dog Food Store! I am Tasha and today I am going to tell you more about my favorite good dog food, Blue Buffalo. You probably have already read my story on my allergies and the hard time I was having because of ingredients in my food. Well it has been over two years since I have had any problems and that is due in large part because of Blue Buffalo Dog Food.  Blue Buffalo is made in the USA . There is No Soy, No Corn and No Wheat in any BLUE FORMULA. All Blue Buffalo foods have real meat as their first ingredient.  And speaking of ingredients only the highest quality Proteins, good dog food ingredients no corn Carbohydrates, Fats, Vitamins and Minerals are used in making Blue Buffalo. All of these ingredients are the building blocks to good dog food, along with garden fresh veggies and wholesome fruits  this is one of the best good dog foods you can buy. And because no one formula is right for every dog there are several Buffalo Blue formulas and one is sure to be right for your dog.

Blue Buffalo is divided into five product lines, Blue Life Protection Formula is the original formula and is of high quality and lasting nutrition. Blue Freedom is the grain free line. Blue Wilderness is higher in protein concentrations, Blue Basics is for dogs with sensitive stomachs and Blue Longevity is a weight control line. All formulas consistently rate as either highly recommended or enthusiastically recommended.

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So if you are looking for a quality good dog food free from harmful additives and cheap sources of proteins like corn, wheat, or soy  buy some Blue Buffalo today. Your furry family member will be glad you did!

I hope you found today’s article helpful and check back often I know my sister Chloe is working on another great money saving deal that she will be bring to you in a day or so. As always please remember to visit our partners by using the links on our pages. Please share our content with your friends and if you have questions or ideas we always invite you to leave comments. Until next time Happy Tails!

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Hi, Toby reporting in again with another update on the nutritional needs of your dog. Previously my dad posted information on how to figure the calorie count needed to maintain your dog’s weight using good dog food. Today I am going to help you refine that information into a more practical use for your dog. You should know by now that feeding your dog the proper amount of good dog food per day is very personal issue for me. So let”s get started. We live in Florida and the weather is almost always perfect for me and my sisters to go outside to get exercise and play. Even with that our activity level varies from day to day, so our food intake should vary as well. Just like humans the more active we are the more calories we burn, the less active the less calories. So what does this mean to your dog? Simply this: If your dog is normally inside all day with very little activity and then you are home because of vacation or any other reason out of the norm and your dog is more active than usual he is going to need more nutrition. Now don’t panic I am not saying to double his food. Just increase the calorie count by 1%to 3% or so. I would stay on the lower side if your dog is on the heavier side and maybe on the higher side if your dog is already lean. I am going to zero in further on this. During the week you are at work the kids are in school and and your dog is home sleeping. Trust me I know, that’s what he is doing. Now the weekend comes and every one is home and now your dog is all over the place and very active. Guess what? He is burning more calories and is probably going to be hungrier than he is during the week. He needs more calories to burn than he did during the week. Now remember the chart for determining the caloric needs of your dog? That is the total amount of calories per day from all sources. Not just the food you give him, but the snacks and treats and hand outs as well. ( My sister Chloe will have more on the subject of treats in her blog). All this must be taken into consideration, but bottom line your dog should be only eating good dog food and good dog treats and not a lot of junk.

Seasonal changes also affect your dog’s (and yours) biochemistry and the way they process calories. Shorter cooler days signal the body’s metabolism in canines to slow down and bulk up for the coming winter. Longer warmer days signal the body’s metabolism to speed up. All this plays into how much food your dog needs. But really they need a good constant source of good dog food that contains good wholesome nutrition. Blue Buffalo is a good dog food.

Blue Buffalo is manufactured in the United States using only the highest quality of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals which are the building blocks of good dog food. All BLUE recipes contain real meat as the first ingredient, along with wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and healthy fruit. No corn, wheat or soy products are used in any BLUE formula. Blue Buffalo is divided into five product lines, Blue Life Protection Formula is the original formula and is of high quality and lasting nutrition. Blue Freedom is the grain free line. Blue Wilderness is higher in protein concentrations, Blue Basics is for dogs with sensitive stomachs and Blue Longevity is a weight control line.

Maintaining a healthy happy dog is really very simple. By using good dog food and just knowing your dog’s lifestyle habits help make his life and yours much better. Check back often to get more useful information on everything that is dog related. And please use our partner links to find great products and services you need for your dog so we can continue to bring you helpful informative and fun content.

And remember:       They are more than just pets……They are Family!

 

A note from Mike:

We recommend Blue Buffalo because it is good dog food. Choosing a good food for your dog may seem complicated but here at Good Dog Food Store we give you the information and tools needed to help you make an educated and practical choice.

This post is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to be a substitute for qualified veterinarian advice. Good Dog Food Store researches and reviews various brands of dog food. Only those brands that meet the standards we believe should be in good dog food will be featured for recommendation on our site. Until next time Happy Tails!

 

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Good Dog Food for Tasha: Blue Buffalo

 

Hello my name is Tasha and I am a four year old Terrier/Chihuahua mix. I was born into a breeder shop which specialized in breeding Terriers, but according to that nasty man I was deemed unacceptale because somehow my litter was “contaminated” by a Chihuahua. I had no monetary value to him and some very bad things could have happened, but he placed me and the rest of my litter with a local rescue mission. Luckily for me my parents didn’t view me as unacceptale or contaminated. They loved me for who I was and took me home the first day they saw me and luckily they found Blue Buffalo Dog Food.

Soon after my first birthday I began scratching, and chewing my paws. My parents thought it was from the grass, or the soap I used to take a bath, or maybe the material my bed was made out of. They never thought it could be my FOOD. They thought they were feeding me good dog food from a well known name in the dog food industry. Well soon my parents brought home my brother Toby who had lots of medical problems. When they began doing research to find a good dog food for Toby, they started to learn a lot about what is in most brands of dog food. Turns out there is a lot of bad stuff out there, and it was making me sick. Let me tell you I was miserable. Turns out that big dog food makers go through a lot of trouble to artificialy boost the protein levels in their foods. They use cheap ingreidients like corn, soy, and plant waste. Yuckkk, that doesn’t sound like good dog food. Dogs are predators, and predators eat MEAT. That’s right I am a carnivore and proud of it. My canine species has developed with sharp teeth, short digestive track and only one stomach. In short I don’t do beans.Soy (a major ingreidient in most dog foods) is a bean. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that humans eat soy, in fact you are encourged to eat soy products in place of meat. Well let me clear up some confusion. Human beings are Omnivores. Omnivores (from Latin: omni, meaning “all, everything”; vorare, “to devour”) are species that eat both plant and animal material as their primary food sources.(Wikipedia). And as I stated before dogs are  Carnivore (play /ˈkɑrnɪvɔər/) meaning ‘meat eater’ (Latin, carne meaning ‘flesh’ and vorare meaning ‘to devour’) is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. ( Wikipedia). Now there is debate on just how good soy products are for humans but that is for different blog. Now with that being said the large pet food manufactures use not only the whole soybean as an ingredient, they also use soybean protein powder, soy bean isolate or soybean meal, soybean oil and soybean sauce. Whew that’s a lot of bean protein!! And because they know some consumers are on the look out for soy products they have found ways to disguise soybean by using terms such as vegetable broth, or TVP (Textured Vegetable Broth).

Another source of cheap protein is corn. Or even more likely corn meal. Ever notice how a cow has flat teeth? They also have large intestine tracks with multiple stomachs. Do you know why? Because cows are vegetable and grain eaters. They grind their food with their teeth, swallow it into their first stomach, regurgitate the content and start the whole process over again. Dogs can’t do that. Have you ever eaten whole kernel corn and have it leave your body the next day still as whole kernel corn? That’s because corn doesn’t break down. It ferments. Cows and other such animals have certain amino acids that aide in this process. Dogs do not have this digestive make up. Instead the corn meal sits in our intestines and ferments. This leads to bloating, gas and odor. In addition many dogs are allergic to these things. This is what leads to the constant scratching, paw chewing, watery eyes and smelly ear discharges. If the dog of your dreams is one who is fat and smelly and one with lots of gas then finding a dog food for you will not be difficult. If however you want a healthy dog who will be happy and live a long fruitful life then you also have choices.

Blue Buffalo is one such choice. Blue Buffalo is manufactured in the United States using only the highest quality of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals which are the building blocks of good dog food. All BLUE recipes contain real meat as the first ingredient, along with wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and healthy fruit. No corn, wheat or soy products are used in any BLUE formula. While the high-quality ingredients included in BLUE are the foundation of  a healthy, holistic diet, what they choose not to include is of equal importance.

There are many ingredients that are considered less than desirable by pet parents like you who want to feed their dog  with the same care as a family member using only good dog food. Surprisingly, when you look at dog food  labels, you’ll see some of these ingredients in many of the leading pet food brands – but not in BLUE.

Chicken or Poultry By-Product Meals:

The definition of Poultry By-Product Meals, as stated in the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) Publication 2009 reads, “Poultry [Chicken] By-Product Meal consists of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidably in good processing practices. If the product bears a name descriptive of its kind [i.e. “Chicken By-Product Meal”] the name must correspond thereto.”                            Wow that’s a long way to say you can use all the trash left over from processing something else to make dog food just don’t let them see the feathers!

At Blue Buffalo their  “Chicken Meal” or “Turkey Meal” made from the whole meat of the birds, not by-products.  Poultry or chicken by-product meals cost a lot less than meals made from whole meat.   At Blue Buffalo they think the cost is well worth it to know exactly what’s in their food.

Corn, Wheat or Soy Proteins (Glutens)

All of these are less complete and lower quality sources of protein and are common allergens in dogs. Grain proteins do not contain the complete amino acid profiles specific for dogs  and are not as easily digestible as meat-based proteins. Many dog food companies use the less expensive glutens to increase protein levels without the complete amino acid benefits of using more expensive meat, poultry or fish proteins.Simply put, these ingredients are cheaper, lower in nutrition, and things  never included in a BLUE recipe.

Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Preservatives:

Preservatives like BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, propylene glycol provide no nutritional value and have been associated with possible side effects. Some pet food brands resort to artificial colors and flavors in an attempt to make food look and taste better. These chemicals are never included in any BLUE formula.

Blue Buffalo  is divided into five product lines, Blue Life Protection Formula is the original formula and is of high quality and lasting nutrition. Blue Freedom is the grain free line. Blue Wilderness is higher in protein concentrations, Blue Basics is for dogs with sensitive stomachs and Blue Longevity is a weight control line. All formulas consistently rate as either highly recommended or enthusiastically recommended. The Good Dog Food Store recommends the entire line of Blue Buffalo products.

A note from Mike: Tasha had many adverse reactions to environmental elements. Dog allergies can run any range from mild symptoms to severe and even lead to death. Once we changed her to a food free from corn and artificial dyes and preservatives her symptoms disappeared and her overall health improved dramatically.  This post is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to be a substitute for qualified veterinarian advice. Good Dog Food Store researches and reviews various brands of dog food. Only those brands that meet the standards we believe should be in good dog food will be featured for recommendation on our site. Until next time Happy Tails!

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