I've never tried the canned Blue Buffalo, although I've been told it's great for weaning young puppies off mommie.
I use the Wilderness Formula kibble, and besides the chopped up Pet Botanics meat roll treat added, I add hot water, and stir it while letting it sit & cool.
I was told by my Vet , "The juicier the food, the juicier the poop".
After about 5 minutes, the kibble absorbs the water, and it expands. Before it gets completely dry, I give it one last stir and give it to them once it's cooled down. I know this sounds funny, but it actually smells pretty good! LOL!
I had tried about 5 or 6 other types of dog food ( my first 2 choices were supermarket brand, i.e. cheap), and usually got loose, SMELLY
poops and KILLER
gas attacks (i.e. farts that could clear a room!
)....also, my poor Layla, we discovered, has a couple of food allergies, and can barf at the drop of a hat if she eats human junk food, or dog food with corn, pork, or soy. Chocolate candy is toxic to dogs.
I feed them 2 cups each w/about a 1/2 inch slice of the meat roll chopped uptwice daily, I don't snack them very regularly, and only use treats for training or tricks, or when introducing a friendly stranger to them. I swear Tyson (the guy on the right) could win an Oscar for his wrinkled forehead, sad eyed, whining, begging act while he's sitting and smacking his lips, but I don't give them table scraps, either.
. I've also had to do some creative "placing" of my kitchen trash can and outside trash cans, as these pups can go "dumpster diving" in a minute.
It's taken some time, but my pups are on a good feeding schedule, are walked daily, and are doing quite well....I almost feel embarassed for my neighbor down the street, who has a chubby looking boxer that's only 3 years old, but walks like he's an old man already.
Hope this helps.
Gotta LUV them Boxers!