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Anyone who feeds Blue Wilderness dry, now notice, poopies really stink?

Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
edited 2 December, 2011 in Food & Nutrition
Those that feed Blue Wilderness chicken dry, have you noticed, that now the poopies really stink? :-O I have 2 , that pretty much refuse to eat it now, and they used to love it. They are not sick, they are acting their normal selfs, very active and playful. They will however, eat the BW wet. It is definately, the food, thats all they get. I mix it with baby food, and water, per my vet, so they get increased water, and they used to eat it all up, in about 5 min. Lately, 2 won't finish it. I even saved it, to see if they would eat it later, then I noticed, it has the same stinky smell as their poopies. I didn't give it to them. I gave them wet, mixed with water, they ate it right up, which is another reason, I know, they are not sick. For now, Bump is eating it, if he refuses it, I have a major prob on my hands. He won't eat wet, any wet, period. Simple solution seems, just feed them wet. Well, that won't work with Bump, he cannot be forced, it would stress him out too much, and I don't need that with his heart issues, and I don't him to refuse to eat at all, which he did at one point, because I took his Goodlife away from him. And then there is the current economy. At $1.49 a can, and as many cans as I would go thru in a day, I just can't afford it. Feeding them anything else, other than quality grain free food, is out of the question. So, what other very good, quality grain free foods are out there? I need grain free, gluten free, soy free, by product free, and most importantly, low in salt, for Bump. I will not feed "W" as that causes urinary issues, and I will not feed "N", not even going to get into why. Appreciate your help. :-h

Comments

  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 27 November, 2011
    The thing is Bump that companys can change the ingredients before introducing the new packaging. So maybe there has been an ingredient change, or your cats are starting to become affected by something that is in that particular food, or it just could be a bad batch.:? How about merricks before grain? or Serengetti? ::o~a~|$|:^:|^|:h::-h;c;%:D%=D>:-h :))! thought I would do a Bump,LOL!!!
  • janice lancasterjanice lancaster temple gaMember Posts: 2,505
    edited 27 November, 2011
    Some people don't like it because the company is owned by a 'big evil corporation" but EVO has the highest percent protein, absolute lowest carb you can get,no grains and very little starch, and even the picky eaters like it fine. Meowma says she does not give 2 cents for political views about companies when it comes to keeping us healthy, and the adults here all get EVO. It is not even as expensive as some of the other premium brands which when you read the label carefully DO contain a lot of excess carb in the form of potatoes and so forth, and quite a bit of various vegetable items.
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 28 November, 2011
    I am going to call Blue Buffalo today, to see if they changed the formula, or changed an ingredient. I will let you know, what I found out. Bump is still getting the dry, the others are eating the wet, no prob with that. :-h
  • janice lancasterjanice lancaster temple gaMember Posts: 2,505
    edited 28 November, 2011
    By the way...:-h we havent been here much because Meowma is really struggling with her chem class. Please purr for her to pass so we can hang out more after the 15th!:xo: (pssst...Bump, you should tell Cowboy to check what Rory is doing in the video on his page! :)))
  • Lily CopelandLily Copeland Member Posts: 11
    edited 28 November, 2011
    When momma got me, she put me on the Blue Wilderness kitten and I had very stinky poopies and smelly air biscuits (that's what she call them), I call them plain ol' farts. She does not feed it to me anymore and I stink no more. Okay, I stink but not as bad.
  • janice lancasterjanice lancaster temple gaMember Posts: 2,505
    edited 28 November, 2011
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKK! Meowma did NOT mean to have that kissy thing on that post, ignore it--she does NOT want to kiss you!
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 28 November, 2011
    Pandora!!! Sorry, it didn't sink in, until you mentioned Rory! I just love that little boy, really miss him! :-h I been keeping track of Rory, mol, every show result is posted on the HHP board, I seen ya went to the National show, mol, and, I heard Kelsey Belle's mommy had a melt down, cause she missed a ring. =; Talked to my vet today, she agrees, its the food. They are their normal crazy boys selfs, and no prob with eating the wet, which Bump won't eat. I called Blue Buffalo, twice, today, they never called me back. They better tomorrow, or they ain't gonna like, what happens, next. ::o :))! Send me a paw mail. :-h p.s. Cowboy says Hi to Rory. |:|
  • Marie CallinMarie Callin Member Posts: 494
    edited 28 November, 2011
    @ Bump: Like was already said, it could be an ingredient change. They are not required to change the packaging right away, actually it seems like they can use up all the "old" bags before putting the new ingredients on the new bags. Or, maybe Blue Buffalo wants to join in on the "product pull" recalls, like Iams. :)) I posted on Blue's page on facebook asking if they have changed anything about the food, and said why I am asking (stated your situation). They won't want that information to stay posted publically with out clearing it up - they'll either have to respond, or delete my post. I'll let you know if they respond. @Pandora: Tell your paw parent to check their messages. I sent a link that may help them understand what ever they are learning.
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 29 November, 2011
    Thanks Mo!! |:| It could be a formula change, an ingredient change, like what was said, or it could be just a bad batch, or bad bag. I just know, the others won't eat it, they used to love it, Bump will still eat it, for now. Can you send me a link, the the Blue Facebook thingy, so I can watch it too. Ya might want to tell them, if they don't call me back today, CNN will. :-h
  • Marie CallinMarie Callin Member Posts: 494
    edited 29 November, 2011
    "There wouldn't have been any recent changes to the formula. Have your friend closely inspect the food in the bag to see that it appears normal and like other bags the cats have been fed. It's possible the bag was damaged and compromised the food inside. If so, your friend should return it immediately to the store where it was purchased. --BB" Blue Buffalo Facebook Page
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 29 November, 2011
    Thanks Mo!!! |:| Had to work a 12 hr shif today, so pretty tired. :-h BB called me back today, weather it was your post, that I mentioned my vet or CNN, who know, mol, but they couldn't have been nicer. Said might be a bad or damaged bag, the crunchies do look the same, and they are sending me a claim form for my vet to fill out. Kittens are eating the wet fine, no probs, no throw up, no more diarea, no more stinky poopies. Bump is still eating the dry, he is fine, acting his normal self, they all are, and were before. Told me to take the bag back, and get another one, which I am leary of now. Have to ask my vet if they can eat the salmon, and who knows, if Bump will even eat that. They have turkey wet, wish they had turkey dry, heck, wish the wet wasn't so expensive, and wish Bump would eat wet, prob solved, mol. Oh well, slowly getting to the bottom of this, now I know, its the dry food, and no other reason, not the wet, and they are not sick. Hey, didn't see your post on facebook, or their responce, but then again, I am not very facebook literate, mol. PM me, and tell me how facebook works, mol. :)) Thanks again, something kick started BB, mol. :))!
  • Renee RyzRenee Ryz Member Posts: 2,164
    edited 1 December, 2011
    this is totally unrelated, but I just wanted to say hi to Bumpurr. haven't seen ya around, and we missed ya - your pal Tigger. Although back when Maizy used to eat Halo, one bag was so oily you could see the film on the food & she got sick. They sent me a label to return the bag, and sent me a coupon for a free one. Of course now I know better that I would not have returned that bag. Live & Learn. hi Bumpy!:-h
  • Lisa DausmanLisa Dausman Member Posts: 5,216
    edited 1 December, 2011
    Hi Tigger!! :-h|:| Well, starting to figure this thing out, with the help of Mo, kickstarting BB to call me back, that, and in my 3rd call to them, mentioned, they prob didn't want my vet to call, or the internal medicine specialist out of DC, and they really didn't want CNN to call. :)) OK, wet is fine, they ate it, no more throw up, no more diarea, no more stinky poopies. Then there is the big Bump. So figured either I got a bad bag, or it was the batch that was bad. My bag ended in Z12. I had not had a prob, before this and before this bag. All the 6 lb bags ended in Z12, so looked for a bag than ended in Z11, which would have been the batch, before this, even confirmed it with BB, that the Z and the # after it, designates, the batch, and the month and date before that, tells them, when the batch was made. So got the 2 lb bag, it ended in Z11, tried it on one, that prev, would not even touch the Z12 bag, she ate it. No throw up, no diarea, no stinky poopies. Now for the final test, Bump, he ate it too, and he too, no more stinky poopies. So I do believe, the solution, is to avoid any bag, that ends in Z12, any flavor, looked at them all, same Z12, same dates. Really hate to try and go thru that "adventure" of trying to find, a quality grain free food, that Bump would eat. My vet was on the verge, of letting him go back to his Goodlife, just so he would eat something, I said lets try this one last brand, the BW. I never even tried Halo with him. When I called to ask about it, you could tell, the girl, had not a clue about cat nutrition, and was reading from a card. Any ques I asked her, she would read a scripted anser. Not a company, I want to do business with, and by the way, if anyone ever has a prob with Halo, the company is owned by Ellen Degeneres. :-h|:|=;
  • Renee RyzRenee Ryz Member Posts: 2,164
    edited 2 December, 2011
    we changed foods after that oil incident. Right now Maizy eats Before Grain chicken & some wet, and they boys eat wet with a few bites of the dry. I was not impressed with the way they handled the oily issues.
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