Blue buffalo exposed
A lot of time it happens that a competition between the competitors usually ends up as a benefit for the customers. In this case, it was Purina that was bent on catching the discrepancies of Blue Buffalo and final it succeeded in doing so. They caught an advertising lie of Blue Buffalo that they didn't use a by-product in their products. Purina did some testing on Blue Buffalo's products and decided to sue them. Only last week when a whole year has passed to this incident, Blue Buffalo decided to admit publicly that they used a by-product in dog's meal.
Blue Buffalo also decided to ask the court for additional time to resolve this as they named their ingredient suppliers as the real defendants. Furthermore, a spokesman of Purina told the local newspaper that despite the admission, Blue Buffalo has still not told the public about the poultry by-product meal in Blue Buffalo. Rather than accepting the responsibility, they are shifting the blame to the ingredient suppliers.
It was May 6, 2014 when Purina filed a lawsuit against Blue Buffalo for false advertising and their CEO responded to this lawsuit angrily. He called it voodoo science and told the public expressly that there was no chicken or poultry by-product used in their products. The spokesman of Purina, Schopp said that it was until they provided an undeniable proof that Blue Buffalo didn't admit it publically. Still it is unknown whether the practice has stopped or if there are still those products available in the market.
Blue Buffalo is such a huge company that it sells over a billion dollars' worth of pet food and spends millions on its ad campaign. Still they told their customers over and over again that their products were free of any type of by-products. Now Blue Buffalo is beating around the bush and is claiming that it had no knowledge about the presence of the by-products but any manufacturer must know about the ingredients being used. So Blue Buffalo should now issue an apology to its customers for false advertisement and concealing the facts.
How should you take precautions?
If you own a dog then it's your primary responsibility to make sure that the dog food that you are buying is perfectly healthy. The tricky part is to make sure that the dog food is what the label says and just like Blue Buffalo that falsely claimed it didn't use any by-product, there are a lot of other companies that do this as well. The best chance of a normal person knowing about the facts is when a competitors reveals the evil plans of the other company. Most often, the chances of a bug company getting exposed like this are one in a million and therefore there arises a need for improved oversights.
So there are chances of you paying for high quality chicken but getting something else instead. There is a difference between a poultry by-product and a poultry meal as the former consists of ground and clean parts of carcass of slaughtered poultry as the latter is nothing but a dry rendered product of a clean and dry skin. Despite the fact that there is no scientific proof that by-product is bad for dogs, still it is unhygienic, synthetic and certainly not worth the value.
So in order to make sure that you are paying top-dollar for quality goods, you should check if the ingredients of the products are sourced from USDA inspected are healthy for dogs. Check the origin of the ingredients as a lot of the companies provide partial answers in order to conceal the facts. So the first priority is to check all the information on the products and prefer homemade meal but if you can't then do a proper checkup before buying the dog food.
Everyone has memories from their childhood and most of the
times it's that one toy that we grow up with and it stays with us for years. Same
goes for pets especially dogs that just can't seem to let go of their favorite
chew toy from childhood they grew up with. Every animal has specific
preferences when it comes to toys and dogs like the ones that taste like food
or can be torn apart. Dogs love it when their owners engage them and soon
enough it becomes their favorite toy.
Most of the dogs love to cuddle with something before they are about to go to sleep. While sometimes, it could be their owner, other times it could be a stuffed toy when the owner is away. Same goes for this cute little pup who seems to love his stuffed friend and hold him close while sleeping.
As ironic as it may sound, it is true even though cats and ducks never get along well. However, this cat has grown from a kitten to a mother cat but she hasnâ€™t forgotten her stuffed duck that she has been holding close while sleeping for more than 18 months.
Again this is a bit unusual but surprisingly cute at the same time as no one imagined a dog getting so close to a polar bear, stuff polar bear nonetheless. The pictures show how much the dog has grown in just one year time and he still cuddles with his old friend.
Now this is a really bizarre toy of a cat because cats usually go for stuffed toys or something like that. However, this cat has made her choice and despite the fact that she has grown quite a bit, she still cares for her toy like she used to, when she was just a tiny little kitten.
The first picture of the cat might make you want to have one for yourself because plain white kitten looks unbelievably cute. She seems to care too much for her space and by space, she means this shoe box that she owns. Sheâ€™s grown, so what? She can still fit inside the box and enjoy peaceful sleep.
Now thatâ€™s the kind of a toy that every cat would love and cuddle with every night of her life. No wonder she fell in love with it ever since she was a child. She just doesnâ€™t want to let it go when she has grown and she doesnâ€™t think she is too big for it.
How adorable they look together right? Yes, thatâ€™s the first thought that crosses everyoneâ€™s mind. From a tiny little kitty to a fully-grown cat, she has changed quite a lot but one thing that hasnâ€™t changed is her favorite toy. Yes, thatâ€™s the same fury ball that she had 8 months ago.
The title sounds a bit cracked doesnâ€™t it? But thatâ€™s what this friendship is about where Mayo the dog is in love with his favorite toy from his childhood. Sure the lion is in a bit rusty condition than before but that doesnâ€™t stop the dog from loving him like forever.
The two pictures are taken just a year and a half apart but it looks like both the cat and her favorite toy have totally transformed. It is even hard to tell that it is the same cat from the first picture but she is and so is her toy and their friendship is stronger than ever.
This dog has just lived up to this phrase by proving how much his toy means to him. How emotional and strong the bond between them must be, as the toy looks all new in the first picture but old, torn and dusty in the second. However, the dog doesnâ€™t care because nothing could come between him and his favorite toy.
Look how close sheâ€™s holding her favorite toy as if she doesnâ€™t want him to go ever. Well, thatâ€™s true because four years have passed and she still loves him like before. It is amazing how animals could develop long-lasting feelings for non-living things and be friends with them for years.
It may take you a while to identify the dog and his favorite panda because they are snuggling up to each other their colors match. It is unknown how much time they spent together but no matter how long it is, the fact that matters is that theyâ€™re still friends and close to each other.
Seven years is a long time and things change and even human relationships donâ€™t last that long most of the times. But it puts smiles on our faces to see these two still with each other after nearly a decade has passed. They truly deserve the honor to be called friends for life.
Look what an unusual choice for a toy this cat has chosen. But appearances doesnâ€™t matter where there are true feelings involved right? Thatâ€™s why they are still together even after a long time has passed and the kitty has turned into a fully-grown cat. They look so cute together.
First take a look at the picture to see what a bizarre choice this kitty has made to be her best friend. It will surely make you laugh and whatâ€™s even more surprising is the fact that she still loves to be with her favorite toy after six months have passed.
So Remi is a black beauty and look how incredibly fast he has grown in just 4 months. He has become a ferocious looking dog from a cute little pup in this short time. His favorite toy is a stuffed ball and it is no surprise that he will continue to play with it for a long time to come.
Now this one is probably the funniest of all. From being a naÃ¯ve little pup when he used to try to get into coconuts, this tenacious dog is still after this mystery. It appears that he knows all the benefits of coconuts that is why he just doesnâ€™t want to give up on them.
So ten weeks have passed and everyone expected that the dog would eventually need a new pet but dog is loyal with his bizarre friend. This is some amazing growth this dog has had and has grown into a full-size dog in a matter of just 10 weeks which is less than three months.