In a first, this informational blog is letting readers know that their beloved dogs could be in jeopardy because of the dog food they are feeding them, assuming they are nourishing their canine family member. Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Dog Foods have been represented in their marketing as whole food, holistic, natural, healthy choices, but have instead been found to contain lead and are the subject of a class action lawsuit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves bottled water that has 5 parts per billion (ppb) lead levels, so it is interesting to find out that the Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness foods have been measured 195 to 835 more than that 5 ppb standard! Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs contains 200 ppb; Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe contains 140 ppb; and Blue Basics Grain-Free Turkey & Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs contains 840 ppb!
The sliver of good news in this saga is that there is therapy available involving a liver detox for dogs contaminated with the lead from these products. The bad news is that this can be very expensive, time consuming, and hard on your beloved pet with treatment ranging from simple supportive care to dog hospitalization with intravenous fluids being the detoxing agent. There are also holistic therapies that can be used to detox the liver in the form of diets of green leafy vegetables, bentonite clay, buffered vitamin C, milk thistle, antioxidants, and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC). It would be wise for consumers of the subject dog foods to stop their use and consult their veterinarian. Dr. Carol Osborne of Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic states that signs that your dog may already be experiencing lead toxicity include symptoms like loss of appetite, jaw chomping, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, behavioral changes, anxiety, circling behavior, lack of coordination, seizures, muscle spasms, and blindness.
Inserra Kelley Sewell, Personal Injury Attorneys, strives to keep its readership aware of potential dangers to themselves and their loved ones in a world full of product dangers and recalls. In this case the danger and health crisis could come to the beloved furry member of your family. If your dog has elevated toxin levels in their blood, and has been a consumer of the Blue Buffalo or Blue Wilderness dog foods, do not hesitate to contact this firm for advice on possible avenues to compensation.