If you've been feeding your dog Blue Buffalo or Blue Wilderness Dog Food, you should probably stop now. Despite all their enticing television commercials, another Class Action Law Suit has been filed against Blue Buffalo Pet Products, including the Blue Wilderness dog food that are also made by Blue Buffalo. The charges against Blue Buffalo Pet Products included Negligent Misrepresentation, violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, violations of the California False Advertising Law, violations of the California Unfair Competition Law, breach of Express Warranty, breach of Implied Warranty, and Negligence, all filed in June 2017 in California. This time, the law suit was filed due to evidence documenting the fact that several Blue Buffalo's dry dog foods contained toxic levels of lead. The lead tainted dog foods include Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs, Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dgos, and Blue Basics Grain-Free Turkey & Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs.
Again, these contaminated foods contained toxic levels of lead. Lead is classified as a carcinogen, which means that when at certain levels, lead can lead to cancer. Lead is a toxin that builds up in your dog's body and as it accumulates overtime you dog becomes more and more sick. Dog illnesses that may result from ingesting lead include cancer, reproductive problems, abnormal growth issues, as well as damage to the nervous system and other vital organs. Dogs will start to show visible signs of lead poisoning once the amount of lead in your dogs blood reaches certain levels. Visible signs include appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea and/or constipation, jaw chomping, blindness, seizures, muscle spasms, behavior changes, anxiety, circling and/or lack of coordination.