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Old 01-10-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Response from Blue Buffalo regarding lifesource bits...

I emailed Blue Buffalo to find out how much of the dry kibble I should feed my furbaby and to inquire about the lifesource bits. I told them that my Yorkie and several of the ones on this site pick them out. The following is their response:

About 1/4 - 1/2 for dogs under 10 pounds.



Also, regarding the lifesource bits…sometimes this can happen because the bits do give off a slightly different taste and they are a bit harder. Different textures and tastes can sometime throw off the animal. However, when this happens, it is just a matter of time before they get used to it. You can try adding some moist food to the dry and mixing it in to mask the bits until they get used to them or you can try sprinkling warm water on the food. This will bring out the natural flavors and aromas and make it more appealing to them. Your dog will still be benefiting from the food. The life source bits are an important part of the food, giving them all the nutrients needed. By eating only the kibble, they will still be getting nutrients from what is left after the cooking process, only it will be like eating any other premium food. However, BLUE has high quality ingredients that you do not always find in other foods; regardless of the potency of the vitamins. All our formulas have the bits.



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My problem is that I don't want to feed him wet, or soft foods, and he refuses to eat the lifesource bits as they are.
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Take note of the statement that says without the lifesource bits, Blue Buffalo is like any other premium dry dog food. I've already picked all of the bits out, and threw them away!!!!
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I find the bits all over my house. lol..
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what other food is good for the yorkies. my dog wont eat the bits either
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Fromm, Farmina N&D are great foods
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:00 PM   #7
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Royal Canin mini adult .........
They had a problem /recall awhile back over too much vitamin load in those "lifesource bits"....made a bunch of dogs very ill. Thank God your dog has enough sense to pick them out....even though they say the issue with the lifesource bits has been fixed.

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doesnt royal canine have too much corn in it
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Not according to scientific research, input from vets and vet nutritionists....I have fed RC for over 35 years and it works super for my dogs....never had a problem and coats and vim and vigor are all top notch.

Some people have an aversion to corn....there is nothing wrong with corn. It is ground into a fine powder and is highly and easily digestable in the formulas RC produces. It is beneficial in their diets....however, you have people that consider corn to almost be toxic or a "junk filler". It isn't. Just like you have people that are vegitarians and those of us that eat meat and dairy products.....it is up to us to decide what we want to eat and feed our pets. All we can do is base our decisions on SOUND scientific research and evidenced based outcomes, and not hear say or information distributed by people that are benefitting financially from a dog food company or a dog food distributor.....before you bow down to Dog Food Advisor dentist, be sure you read how he rates his choices, and where he gets a lot of his financial support from. Read his disclaimer.....he has incintive to promote some of the food he rates highly, and he quickly points out all his decisions are HIS decisions, based on what HE thinks is best for dogs to eat. No research, no thorough testing, no stats on recalls made by the company, all information he bases his choices on are arrived at from information distributed by each dog food company, as well as ingredients HE feels are "good".
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