Developed by Bill and Jackie Bishop, Blue Buffalo dog food is a natural brand that encourages a healthy oxidative equilibrium, an improved immune system and overall great health in dogs. The motto of Blue Buffalo is, “Love them like family. Feed them like family.”
The home of Blue Buffalo dog food is found in Wilton, Connecticut at the Blue Buffalo Company. However, their manufacturing is outsourced to several different production houses that include CJ Foods, Ainsworth, ProPet, Triple T Foods, Tuffy’s and ANI/Vita-Line.
What Customers Are Saying
Many dog owners seem to be satisfied with Blue Buffalo dog food. However, this doesn’t mean it is appropriate for every dog. Some dogs who are allergic to grains and specific types of proteins may have an allergy to it.
The Blue Buffalo Company is unyielding in their mission to include only the best natural ingredients in their dog food. There are absolutely no by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy proteins, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives in Blue Buffalo dog food. Each ingredient that has been included in each formula is there for a reason: to be a part of a balanced diet that will support your dog in meeting their daily energy needs, proper growth and well-being in general.
The Blue Buffalo Product Line Includes:
- Blue Buffalo Basics Dog Food
- Blue Buffalo Freedom Dog Food
- Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food
- Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dog Food
The primary ingredient in each of these is real deboned meat. Some people are concerned by this as real met loses a lot of its water and protein content after it is cooked. However, the crude protein content in these dog foods more than makes up for it. This is particularly notable as meat meal gives your dog 300% more protein than real meat contains.
In addition to meat, Blue Buffalo includes the following vital nutrient categories in their dog food:
- Fats, which give your dog a good source of energy and allow your dog to absorb fat-soluble vitamins
- Carbohydrates, which are a great source of dietary fiber and energy.
- Vitamins and Minerals
Review of Blue Freedom Grain-Free Healthy Weight Chicken Recipe
There is a product line from Blue Buffalo that is called Freedom, which are all grain-free dog foods. Blue Freedom Grain-Free Healthy Weight Chicken Recipe is one of these.
The first five ingredients include deboned chicken, chicken meal, tapioca starch, potatoes and peas. Your dog will get the carbs he needs from tapioca starch, potatoes and peas. Further down the list, there are some ingredients which may raise an eyebrow, such as caramel and manganese sulfate. At 20%, the crude protein content is relatively low, and at 8%, so is the crude fat content.
While there are some questionable ingredients in this formula, it still has LifeSource Bits, which is a combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Overall, this is a high-quality formulation, but if your dog requires more protein in their diet, it would be better to feed them a dog food out of the Wilderness product line.