Blue buffalo brand of cat food

lallorona

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Soooo I finally was able to buy the blue buffalo brand of cat food. I've heard A LOT of good things about this brand and how it is healthier and organic. Stores likes petsmart would sell them way to expensive, but thankfully a new pet store opened just across the street and I got a big bag for just $20!! I was so happy, like literally, I was happier than my own cat! Lol if what they say about this brand is true, then I am happy to say that I am glad my cat will now be eating a more healthier brand. I used to get her the friskies brand, which I know it isn't as healthy as they say. Anyway, who buys this brand as well? :)
 
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Soooo I finally was able to buy the blue buffalo brand of cat food. I've heard A LOT of good things about this brand and how it is healthier and organic. Stores likes petsmart would sell them way to expensive, but thankfully a new pet store opened just across the street and I got a big bag for just $20!! I was so happy, like literally, I was happier than my own cat! Lol if what they say about this brand is true, then I am happy to say that I am glad my cat will now be eating a more healthier brand. I used to get her the friskies brand, which I know it isn't as healthy as they say. Anyway, who buys this brand as well?
I have never fed BB  so  I do not know much about the brand . If you post this in the Cat  Nutrition section you would most likely get more replies ..
 
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I bought Wilderness canned when I first adopted my cat but after a while it started to bother me for a couple of reasons:

Most of their cans have a suspicious guaranteed analysis.  What I mean by this is that most of their cans have the same amount of protein to fat % content.  This tells me that the meat they use probably aren't good quality cuts (or just fill it with fat).  What's even worse about this is that those % on the can are minimum  numbers so there could be a lot more fat then protein in each can.  Cats are carnivores and need a lot of protein.

You'll find that cat community people, vets, and experts have mixed feelings about carrageenan.  If you don't know what that is, it's a controversial thickener derived from red seaweed put into a lot of cat foods.  A lot of cat owners avoid it.  I sort of do but I still like to feed Wellness once in a while which is a high quality cat food.  If carrageenan bothers you then you'll find that Blue Buffalo has it in it's first row of ingredients or somewhere near the top.  That irritates me because that means they use A LOT in their foods.  I've also never seen that before in any cat foods that have carrageenan (usually it's located near the middle or bottom - indicating they don't use very much).

I know you feed dry but here's a couple of tips.  Don't always believe the advertising, I tend to stay away from food companies that advertise a lot and want you to believe certain things about their food.  Blue Buffalo advertises a lot and they really kick other brands in groin wanting you to think that their food is best and all other foods are inferior.  Also just because they make the food look good to humans (by showing fresh ingredients during the advertisement) doesn't mean it's good for your cat.  Can you specify the specific dry food you bought?  Somebody else can probably offer more insight about dry.

I've noticed that quite a lot of people and experts have some kind of issues with Blue Buffalo because their dry food has caused a lot of cats to have health issues from their dry food such as crystals, bladder infections, and urinary tract issues.  I have issues with their canned food and if they can't get that right then I'm going to have to pass on their dry food because most of the time wet food is supposed to be way better for your cat in quality and moisture (highly important for your cat!) then dry food because canned and raw closely mimics what cats would catch and eat in the wild.  You'll find that a lot of owners on here advocate on here mostly to feed canned or raw.

Wellness, Nature's Variety, and Orijen are a couple of brands that have high quality dry recipes.  If I were to ever feed dry, those are the brands that I would go for.  I feed all canned and dehydrated raw so I can't help you beyond that.
 
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