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Blue Wilderness, by the Blue Buffalo Company, is one of the best dog foods I’ve found thus far. Oddly enough, I can only seem to find it at Petsmart, which has a pretty bad track record of the food it carries. Perhaps they have some sort of contract with them.
Within the first 5 ingredients, we see 3 named meat ingredients, and 2 of those are meat “meals” which only adds to the amount of good protein in this food. They use peas for the main source of carbohydrates and fibre, which is good to see, and this will also boost the protein of the food. They used to use more potato so this is an improvement on their original recipe. Tapioca starch is included as an additional gluten-free source of carbohydrates.
Not only is the meat content more than enough, but they include carrots, sweet potatoes, blueberries, and cranberries to give a great mix of fruits and vegetables. This only further gives this food credibility as one of the best foods you can give your dog. What’s more, they are mindful to use flaxseed as a fat source and for Omega fatty acids that promote heart health. If that wasn’t enough, the array of vitamins is plentiful.
This is very recommended if you shop at Petsmart, but just be prepared to pay.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Decent meat content with 3 quality meats at the top of the ingredients list, with 2 of them being meat meals. Many fruits and vegetables used, flax is present. Tons of vitamins.
….and what’s not so good.
Nothing to report.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca Starch, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid),Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Potatoes,Alfalfa Meal, Potato Starch, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries,Cranberries, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract,L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Turmeric, 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,Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae),Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.