We all want to feed our pets the best possible diet, but with so many options available, it can be confusing to know what the “best” actually is. One of the easiest ways to lessen the headache is to first decide on a reputable brand and then narrow down the options from there. As brands go, few get more reputable than Blue Buffalo. Made to the highest quality standards and featuring a wide range of premium formulas, it’s a great choice for pet owners looking to keep their pooches in top-notch nutrition. Today, we take a look at 10 of the very best Blue Buffalo dog foods on the market.
Wondering what the sign of a high-quality dog food is? Animal protein as the primary ingredient. While vegetable proteins have their merit, animal proteins are the only one of the two that offer a complete portfolio of essential amino acids, a form of nutrient that’s vital in maintaining good health and well-being. The very first ingredient in Blue Buffalo Life Protection Natural Adult Dry Dog Food is deboned chicken, a great source of whole protein that will go a long way to keeping your pet in optimal condition. Along with the protein, there’s a host of goodies to be had here, from Glucosamine for healthy joints, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for skin and coat health, and plenty of fiber-rich whole grains, vegetables, and fruit for good bowel function.
Technically, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats Grain-Free Wild Bits are a snack rather than a main meal, but with so much nutrition packed into each delicious “bit”, we couldn’t not include them. Made using the same stringent quality standards as Blue Buffalo’s other line of foods, they’re full to the brim with protein, antioxidants, and vitamins, but reassuringly free from grains, artificial flavorings, or any other hidden nasties.
Not all dogs are sensitive to grains, but for those who are, it can be tricky to find a dog food that doesn’t end in digestive distress. Fortunately, more and more pet food manufacturers are tapping into the ever-growing market for grain-free formulas, with Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Grain Free, Natural Adult Dry Dog Food being an excellent case in point. Packed with protein, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (including B vitamins, D3, phosphorus, and folic acid), but completely free of poultry by-products, wheat, soy, corn, artificial flavors, and preservatives, it’s the kind of food that guarantees both a clean bowl and a clean conscience.
High protein, grain-free, and suitable for all breeds, Blue Buffalo Freedom Grain Free Natural Adult Dry Dog Food makes a great, tasty addition to the Blue Buffalo line up. With real meat as the primary ingredient, and wholesome fruits and vegetables as the supporting acts, it’s likely to be as much a winner with your dog’s taste buds as is with their health.
While kibble has the advantage over wet food in terms of convenience, some dogs, especially picky eaters, will always opt for wet over dried by preference. If you struggle to tempt your pet’s appetite, Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Natural Adult Wet Dog Food might be just the ticket. Not only is the recipe highly palatable, it’s also packed with all the stuff your pet needs to stay fit and healthy, including fiber-rich whole grains, garden vegetables, nutritious fruits, and plenty of protein-heavy chicken.
As Pets WebMD notes, as a dog ages, their nutritional needs can change dramatically. What cut the mustard when they were 5 might be wholly inadequate as they hit their teens, making it doubly important to consider what you’re putting into their bowl at dinner time. Fortunately, there are plenty of specially formulated senior foods on the market that can take the stress of deciding what to feed an aging dog away. Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry Senior Dog Food has been created especially for aging dogs, offering a balanced, complete diet with carefully balanced mineral, vitamin, and amino acid profiles, and expertly measured calorie and fat contents.
If your dog likes variety, the 24 different recipes Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Wet Adult Dog Food comes in should please them. As equally palatable served alone or mixed into kibble, it’s a great choice for pet owners looking for a low carb, high protein, and, above all else, delicious diet staple.
It takes a lot of nutrition to fuel a growing pup, something Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry Puppy Food has in spades. With its careful combination of fats, proteins, and calories, not to mention the expertly balanced ratio of minerals and vitamins, it’s packed with everything your puppy needs to give them the best, and healthiest, start to life possible.
Grains can be a tricky subject among pet owners, with some claiming their dogs thrive on them and others blaming them for everything from diarrhea to skin problems. If you fall into the “grains are evil” camp, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, Turkey and Chicken Recipe might be just the formula you’re looking for. Packed with protein and wholesome vegetables but completely free of corn, wheat, soy, or oats, it’s perfect for pets with delicate digestions.
If your dog suffers allergens, take the advice of Therapy Pet and try introducing them to a limited ingredient diet. By limiting the number of potential allergens they’re exposed to, you can help ease their troublesome tums, put the luster back in the coats, and soothe any delicate digestions. Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain Free Natural Adult Dry Dog Food is limited to protein rich turkey and wholesome, easy to digest carbohydrates. As well as offering your pet a complete and balanced diet, it’s 100% free from known allergens like corn, wheat, eggs, soy, and dairy.