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We have a blue heeler who is 7 months old. He's a house pet, but we keep him active playing frisbee and taking runs alongside our bike rides. Recently we decided he may need a different dog food based on the increase in activity since he has become older. His runs are now 3+ miles. I looked up recommended foods for this breed. We decided on blue buffalo. Today I see a horrifying post about a person who gave their large breed dog a blue buffalo treat, ending in the dog throwing up blood. I've investigated consumer reports, which has mixed reviews about this food. Some dogs have developed pancreatitis after consuming this food. Our heeler has been eating blue buffalo chicken and rice for about a week now with no adverse reaction. Curious as to what owners of this breed are feeding your pups. This is our first time to have the privilege of the company of a heeler in our home.
 

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The best food is one he does well on, likes to eat, and that you can afford to feed. If you ask ten people what the "best brand of food" is, you will likely get eleven different answers. I like Pro Plan. Other people think that anything produced by Purina is nothing but poison, and only recommend $100 for a 15 pound bag organic, free-range such-and-such. I've seen dogs do well on foods that I would only feed as a last resort. I've personally had dogs that did poorly on a very highly recommended "super-premium" food.

Lots of people feed Blue with no trouble. I've fed it in the past, but feel it's a bit over-priced for what you get. Right now, my dogs are on Bil-Jac Original.
 

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What LeoRose said. Also you can go to dogfoodadvisor.com and get info on a lot of different dog foods, dry, wet, frozen, etc., not that it's the last word, but it can be helpful, and you can sign up for notification of recalls.
 
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