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Blue Buffalo dog food discussion and overall rating    
three and a half stars

Blue Buffalo dog food is produced by several dog food manufacturers for Blue Buffalo Company in Wilton, CT. These manufacturers include:

  • American Nutrition, Hazle Township, PA
  • CJ Foods, Bern, KS
  • ProPet, St. Mary's, OH and Owatonna, MN
  • Triple T Foods, Frontenac, KS
  • Tuffy's Pet Foods, Perham, MN

Blue Buffalo has had one dog food recall, in October, 2010, for Vitamin D excess.

Blue Buffalo recognizes that dogs are carnivores, so they provide "biologically appropriate" mixtures of whole meats, meat meals,and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Blue Buffalo has three product lines:

  • BLUE Basics - Made with carefully chosen natural ingredients for dogs with food sensitivities, BLUE Basics is available in dry and canned recipes, plus biscuits.
  • BLUE Freedom - BLUE Freedom is free from the grains that contain gluten. And like all BLUE foods, BLUE Freedom is made with the finest natural ingredients, with real meat first and their exclusive LifeSource® Bits.
  • BLUE Wilderness - A protein-rich formula inspired by the diet of wolves, BLUE Wilderness and new Rocky Mountain Recipe will provide your dog with a higher concentration of the meat that he loves.

Since a lot of fish meal is contained in Blue Buffalo products, ethoxyquin may be a concern to some of the customers, since ethoxyquin can cause damage to your dogs liver. However, Blue Buffalo denies that any of their products contain ethoxyquin. From their website after "What's Not in BLUE and Why":

Preservatives like BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, propylene glycol provide no nutritional value and have been associated with possible side effects.

Blue Buffalo product list

The following varieties of dog food are provided by Blue Buffalo. Click on the link to read the review.

BLUE Basics

BLUE Freedom

  • Adult Dog Recipe
  • Large Breed Dog Recipe
  • Puppy Recipe
  • Small Breed Dog Recipe

BLUE Wilderness

  • For Puppies
    • Large Breed Puppy Chicken Recipe
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Puppy Red Meat
    • Puppy Chicken Recipe
  • For Adult Dogs
    • Adult Chicken Recipe
    • Adult Duck Recipe
    • Adult Large Breed Salmon Recipe
    • Adult Salmon Recipe
    • Adult Small Bite Chicken Recipe
    • Healthy Weight Adult Chicken Recipe
    • Large Breed Adult Chicken Recipe
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Adult Bison
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Adult Healthy Weight Red Meat
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Adult Rabbit
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Adult Red Meat
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Adult Trout
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Large Breed Red Meat
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Small Breed Red Meat
    • Small Breed Adult Chicken Recipe
  • For Senior Dogs
    • Senior Chicken Recipe
    • Rocky Mountain Recipe Senior Red Meat

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