Jan. 16, 2017
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*Blue Buffalo Canned Beef Dinner with Garden Vegetables & Sweet Potatoes was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Blue Buffalo Dog Food makes a quality dog food using natural ingredients in their food plus “Life Source Bits” – these are kibble bits that contain active nutrients and antioxidants that are “cold formed” to keep their nutritional value. Because of this, Blue Buffalo received the highest rating from us. Blue Buffalo manufactures many different varieties of food in order to meet the different needs of each dog – including grain free foods.
The first ingredient in most of the foods is a meat protein such as turkey, chicken or fish and then it is followed by common sources of carbohydrates including oatmeal, barley, whole ground brown rice and rye. Some of the formulas have controversial ingredients such as canola oil and carrageenen, but they are usually not high up on the ingredient list and are probably not harmful to your dog.
Customer reviews of Blue Buffalo dog food formulas are mostly positive but some people are concerned with a past voluntary recall that the company had. For some customers this made Blue Buffalo an even better company in their opinion, since it proved that Blue Buffalo puts the health of their dogs before profit.
Many dog owners like that Blue Buffalo contains high quality ingredients, and no corn, wheat or soy. People also seem to appreciate the vast array of dog foods that Blue Buffalo manufactures, so that they can find a food that meets their dog’s specific needs.
Most dogs seem to be able to make a gradual switch to Blue Buffalo dog food formulas without any significant digestive problems. However, some dogs with sensitive digestive systems seem to experience diarrhea when switched to Blue Buffalo dog food.
The company who makes Blue Buffalo dog food is called The Blue Buffalo Company. Blue Buffalo is currently headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut. The present CEO of Blue Buffalo is Bill Bishop.
Blue Buffalo dog food was involved in the 2007 pet food recalls, due to rice protein that was contaminated with melamine. Blue Buffalo claimed that American Nutrition had included the contaminated rice protein without their knowledge, and promptly removed all American Nutrition products from their formulas. The formulas involved included several canned formulas, as well as some treat formulas. Be sure to check the FDA’s pet food recall website for the most current information.
On May 6th, 2014, Purina Pet Foods filed a lawsuit stating that Blue Buffalo Pet Foods is not being truthful about the ingredients used in its food. Read about the details on our blog.
Blue Buffalo Dry Recipes:
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Where can I buy Blue Buffalo?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Blue Buffalo Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Blue Buffalo formula pages to purchase Blue Buffalo dog food.
How much Blue Buffalo should I feed my dog?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Blue Buffalo dog food should I feed my dog?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your dog’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.
Have you fed your dog any of the Blue Buffalo dog food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners? Please share your review of Blue Buffalo dog food!
Blue Buffalo Dog Food Ingredient List
Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver, Carrots, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Guar Gum, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Blueberries, Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Biotin, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Choline Chloride.