January 2020 - Blue Buffalo is being sued for $5 million. The litigation against the company comes on behalf of Shannon Walton, who’s suing the company under the premise that one of its recipes caused her dog, Tucker, to become overweight and develop diabetes. Her basis for the lawsuit is that although Blue Buffalo claims its recipes are inspired by the ancestral diets of wolves, they’re high in dietary carbohydrates that animals would not find in the wild.
June 2017 - Blue Buffalo Class Action Lawsuit was filed and dismissed for “failing to disclose the presence of dangerous substances in its pet food products which were filed in California Federal Court. The 24-page lawsuit was filed after the plaintiff’s dog, a 4-year old Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix, suffered from kidney disease and finally kidney failure as a result of ingesting the tainted Blue Buffalo dog food.
September 2015 - Blue Buffalo settled a false advertising class action lawsuit leveled against it because of ingredients adulterated with poultry by-product meal. Under the terms of the agreement, Blue Buffalo had to pay US$32 million into a settlement fund to settle the claims of the plaintiffs.
May 2014 - Purina filed a lawsuit against Blue Buffalo for false advertising of pet food after testing revealed the presence of poultry by-product meal in some of Blue Buffalo’s top-selling pet foods. The false advertising of pet food lawsuits claimed that some Blue Buffalo products were not consistent with the company’s True Blue Promise, which stated that the products are “formulated with the finest natural ingredients” and made with “no chicken/poultry by-products meals; no corn, wheat or soy; and no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. Blue Buffalo had to pay US$32 million into a settlement fund to settle the claims of the plaintiff class.