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Blue Buffalo make some of the best pet foods on the market, and being available in Petsmart means they’re easy to get hold of. This review is for BLUE Healthy Living Chicken & Brown Rice, but the other flavors in the brand are pretty much the same. Let’s take a look…
The main meat content is deboned chicken and chicken meal which gives a solid source of protein. Oatmeal is the main grain which is definitely a good choice as it’s one of the most digestible grains. We also find whole ground brown rice and whole ground barley. These are all good grains, but with three grains in the top five ingredients I find this food a bit too grain-heavy, especially for cats.
Salmon meal and menhaden fish meal are excellent sources of protein and omega fats. The other ingredients in this food are good, with a mixture of vegetables and fruits as well as eggs.
Other than the amount of grains in the food I find it hard to fault. The protein level is a decent 34%, with 3.5% fiber, so the balance is definitely there. I’d be happy to feed this to my cats.
What’s good about this food….
Great balance of ingredients, excellent choices of protein and fiber sources. Fruits and veggies.
….and what’s not so good.
Three different grain choices in the top five ingredients.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Dried Egg, Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Potatoes, Peas, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Blueberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Turmeric, Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.