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Author Topic: Where is Blue Wilderness for Cats-Chicken/Sweet Potato formula?  (Read 6621 times)
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Sandi K
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« on: December 23, 2009, 02:18:02 PM »

I needed to get some more for Sophers until we can find a new food that she will eat and I was having a really hard time finding the food and I think this is kind of curious.  PetFoodDirect is totally out of all 3 bag sizes of it.  Earlier in the week, Only Natural Pet was out of it but they had some today but only about 7 bags of the 2.5 lb bags left.  I did order 2 bags but why are so many places either out of or running low on this food, has anyone heard anything?  I talked to a cust svc rep at PetFoodDirect and she said normally its a manufacturer problem when they run out.  Online PetSmart has about 2 bags of the 2.5 lb bags left and 2 of the 6 lb bags left and quite a few of the 12 lb bags according to their availability info at their site.  Petco on-line has none of the 2.5 bags but does have some of the bigger bags, how many I dont know.     
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 05:20:22 PM »

I'm curious too if anyone finds out anything. Kallisto eats this, and I think the kittens pick at it too during the day. Kallisto currently is sick (and she never gets sick), and it unable to keep the food down, and this makes me wonder.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 05:34:40 PM »

wicked fate, are you a member on another forum too, maybe they might know something or does anyone know any pet food store owners that carry this food that may have heard why it seems to be in such short supply & would be honest and willing to tell us?  What are your Kallisto's symptoms?  I hope she gets better very soon, has she been to the vet?  If Kallisto will eat anything else, it would be interesting to see if she improves if she is taken off that food.  Can you tell me what the best by date is on your food so I can be on the look-out for what we have here? 
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 06:27:38 PM »

Nov 29th 10 is the best by date on the bag. I've been using the bag for about 2 weeks, and the kittens have been eating it too, so I'm not saying it's definitely a food issue or anything, but I admit it's one of the 1st things that comes to my mind, especially with cat who really never gets sick.

Unfortunately no, not a member of any other pet forum.

She started with diarrhea yesterday evening, and now today she's vomited multiple times. She isn't keeping food down. She has eaten other dry food in the past, but very rarely will she eat any soft food, if any at all. She's alert, and responding to her favorite toy (bread ties), but she just seems sort of blah. She did vomit up a large hairball with some food this morning, so I'm wondering if there isn't a big one maybe stuck that she can't get up.

She's going to the vet in the AM as soon as they open, or, if she gets worse tonite, I can take her to the emergency vet. Right now she's just resting on the couch.

I gave her some slippery elm earlier, and that seemed to help for a bit, until she tried to eat, then she got sick again.
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 06:30:31 PM »

Oh I hope she will be OK! Please let us know how she does...Im still trying to find out anything on this short supply thing with this food so I will let you know if I learn anything more but unfortunately we have all seen how tight these companies can get with their info.....anyhow, this is not something you need at Christmas let alone anytime, regardless if its food related or not.  

P.S.  Im sure you know the routine by now but if you have any of that food left, save it in case you need it for testing, etc.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 06:36:35 PM »

If anyone is out and about, and close-by a store that sells this, can you check to see if they have any and if not, if they know why or if they have a sign saying why?  

ETA:  I know its Christmas and everyone is busy so I understand if this isnt possible for anyone right now.  I wanted to mention it just in case anyone is near a store when and if they are out and about and want to check on it.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 06:47:30 PM »

do you have a link to it ? I would like to see about it without a trip to the next town

Natural balance came out with a dog one not long ago and a friend had success with it
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 07:03:14 PM »

What do you mean "a link to it", Sharky? Do you mean a picture of the food? Im confused....
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 02:50:28 AM »

http://www.bluebuff.com/products/cats/wilderness-cat.shtml
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 04:26:21 AM »

Sorry that I didn't check the Blue Wilderness when I was in PetSmart Saturday. I didn't see any signs on any isles (I always check that). Last month I started to get it, both 6lb bags (all they had in stock of Blue kibbles), had expired best buy dates and I told the sales staff.

I think there were also Blue Wilderness "out of stock" notices on some online store Dog Kibbles when I was checking online this past week.

According to the company rep in response to my email inquiry (Why are so many suppliers out of stock of the blue wilderness kibble?): "I have just checked and BLUE has not had any issues with production of the Wilderness line."
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 06:51:11 AM »

I notice at some of the on-line places that they were having a sale....still kind of spendy but maybe the sale caused the supplies to be depleted?  I dont know.... Undecided

wicked fate, how is Kallisto doing this morning? I hope she is feeling better...
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 07:24:02 AM »

I just got back from the vet. Still not entirely sure. I had x-rays done to check for blockages and things. Vet said it appeared she had some gastroenteritis in the area where here stomach meets her intestines. Didn't appear to be any blockages or anything, but of course the xrays aren't 100%. Vet said she could have eaten something to upset her, though that's not really Kallisto's deal. She sort of sticks to her food, and doesn't mess with anything else. Maybe she decided to eat a bug...one can never tell. She got an anti vomiting injection, some sub-q fluids, and flagyl and so now I get to watch her for a few days to see if it helps. I also got a CBC done on her, but I won't have the results until at least Saturday.  She has been shedding like mad, so I have to wonder if it's a hairball that's being stubborn.
I'm debating on picking up another bag of a different food, but I don't know if that would just make the problem worse if she already has an upset tummy. But, if it is something in the food, definitely don't want her to keep eating it. The kittens seem perfectly fine after eating it though (knock on wood) so I don't get a feeling it's food related.


I notice at some of the on-line places that they were having a sale....still kind of spendy but maybe the sale caused the supplies to be depleted?  I dont know.... Undecided

wicked fate, how is Kallisto doing this morning? I hope she is feeling better...
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 07:31:23 AM »

wow, I hope she starts feeling better, the poor thing!  Maybe she can eat just some boiled chicken with  a little pumpkin or sweet potato mixed in for a day or so to help things calm down.  So does Kallisto only eat Blue Buffalo, you indicated earlier that she perhaps eats more of it than the kittens do?  Do the kittens get other food as their primary food?  I know...its hard to know if its food related but its good to just keep it in the back of your mind.  Can you try to stop the food temporarily if she eats other foods to see if she gets any better? I would also be afraid to introduce anything new while she has an upset tummy but like you said, you dont want to keep feeding it if it is food-related, its hard to know what to do...let us know how she does

ETA: I wonder if there has been some formula change that we are unaware of....just putting out thoughts I come up with..
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 10:54:09 PM »

WF,
     Just in case Kallisto's problem is a hairball that is moving slowly, give her some hairball remedy.  When Mandy had this problem a few months ago, my vet said to give 1 inch of the hairball remedy twice a day for 2 days.  She did pass a couple wads of hardened hair.  Once they passed, the diarrhea cleared up.  Hope she feels better very soon. 
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2009, 05:41:13 AM »

I wish I could get her to eat something other than dry food, just to see if she gets better. Sadly she's a kibble addict, and won't even touch boiled chicken or anything of the sort. I could probably start switching her over to another dry, and I need to decide on something else, and run out and get a new bag. I have some Evo on hand, but I don't like the phosphorus levels in it. I may try going back to Natural Balance, as Castiel and Lilith have such sensitive systems, and I hate to keep switching to foods with a ton of different ingredients.

Unfortunately Lilith has picked up this habit of eating dry too. She seems to snack on quite a bit of it in the day, and so far, she hasn't gotten sick like Kallisto has.

The vet seemed a little "eh" on using a hairball forumula, thinking it might upset her tummy more. I haven't decided if I should try it or not.

She's been doing ok since the visit. Mostly resting. She ate a couple of times, and had some water too. The think the anti vomiting injecting made her sleepy. Hopefully it's the end of it, and she's getting better.  Undecided
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