Treatment Type: Foods and Treats
Rated for: Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier Mix
Denver, Colorado, United States
Posted Oct. 6, 2018
My dog, a chihuahua/terrier mix, has a seriously sensitive stomach. By the time she was two, I had tried nearly a dozen different foods before I tried Blue Buffalo. That was ten years ago, and we’ve never looked back. Blue Buffalo is a great option for dogs who have a hard time tolerating other foods. It is rich in nutrients and corn-free. (That’s actually a common culprit when dogs are unable to tolerate other brands. Corn is rich in nutrients, but it is incredibly difficult for dogs to digest.)
One thing you may run into, your dog may not want to eat her/his vegetables. That’s the joke at our house. The Life Protection Formula has small round black kibble mixed in with their standard kibble. These black pieces are their life source bits and is where most of the vitamins and antioxidants are. Our dog is not a fan. It used to be a battle of wills to get her to eat it, and then she ended up hiding them under the rug – literally. Turns out our experience is not uncommon; the bits just have a different texture and taste. If your dog has problems, take the bits in their bowl and put the tiniest bit of water in it. Prop the bowl up slightly so that the bits sit in the water and set the timer for fifteen minutes. Then microwave for ten seconds. Cool the food with a little cold water as needed and serve. When we did this, suddenly our girl’s favorite part of eating was the wet life source bits. She keeps vigil in front of the timer and knows what it means when it goes off.
I don’t have enough good things to say about Blue Buffalo. I’ve recommended it to family and friends who have switched and when we adopted a cat from a local shelter, we put her on Blue Buffalo as well. As far as I’m concerned, Blue Buffalo is a gold standard for dog food.