The only problem I have with Blue Buffalo dog food is that they list Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite in their ingredient list. It's a synthetic vitamin K supplement and it's use in pet foods has become quite a controversy. I steer clear of it in the pet foods I choose for the pups. Here's an interesting link to an article on the possible effects of Menadione:
A lot of companies are not adding it anymore, and Blue Buffalo may have taken it out and just not updated their site info. May be something you want to check into.
Hope this helps! :)
I went back to their website and sent them a note about the Menadione stuff. Here is the their reply:
Thank you for taking the time out to write us. And thank you for your
interest in BLUE. While there has been much research on Menadione, it
the amount that must be taken in, in order to be harmful has not been
proven. In any case, we care very much about our furry little friends
and the concern of their parents and that is why we began reformulating
in Oct 06' without this ingredient included. It is hard to say when you
will no longer find bags without this listed in the ingredient list for
2 reasons. 1) There are many out there that still contain this
ingredient because they were made before the reformulation began and
these must run their course. 2) We have a window period in which we are
able to still use all the bags that we had already printed before we
started reformulating. There will be bags out there that still have it
listed but do not actually have this ingredient in the formula. When we
run out of these bags, new bags with new ingredient lists will be
printed. One way to know weather or not your bag contains the menadione
is by looking at the best used by date. We have a 1yr shelf life so if
you find a bag that says best used by Oct 07 or later, then this bag no
longer contains that ingredient even if it is listed on the bag. Those
bags that do still have it in there have so little that it can not be
harmful. There is less then 0.01%.
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.
The Blue Buffalo Company
(203) 762-9751 Ext 11
I may try the treats, but want to re-read the ingredients again. The store where I saw this brand only had the treats not the food.
I'm still working on food as Beeji has now decided he hates the dry. I'm not sure why. He won't even eat it mixed with wet and he loves the wet.
oh well the search goes on.