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Old 09-13-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not a huge fan of Blue Buffalo. I found out years ago through this site, this very subforum, about catinfo.org and I've never looked back. And BB was one of few pet food manufacturers who would not respond to inquiries about actual percentages of carbs, protein and fats in the food. They said that was "proprietary information."


Wow. Most manufacturers happily answer questions like that. Thanks for that info.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Wow. Most manufacturers happily answer questions like that. Thanks for that info.
Unless it's not in their best interest to do so.

"proprietary information" could easily be a convenient cover.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Our cats love Blue Buffalo Healthy Living Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food. Love love love it.

Who knows anything about it?
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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Our cats love Blue Buffalo Healthy Living Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food. Love love love it.

Who knows anything about it?

It's just a plain ordinary junky kibble. Bad for cats, like all the others.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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There I've bolded all the fillers for you. And all those "probioitcs" at the end are useless in the form they are in.


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Menhaden Fish Meal, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Calcium Chloride, Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), DL-Methionine, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Potatoes, Potassium Chloride, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Chicory Root, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Cranberries, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Blueberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Lysine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.

You see all those peas? That's called ingredient splitting. All those peas put together would probably be the highest ingredient in the kibble, so they break them up like that to make it seem like less.. Peas are a cheap form of protein known to cause irritation in the intestinal tract of cats. And they provide no nutritional benefit to the cat, a cat can't use protein from peas.

Ingredients are listed by weight BEFORE processing. Chicken is full of water, so once this kibble is processed chicken drops way down on the list. Rice, barley and oats are already dry so they will be right up there with the peas. Rice is not good for cats. Nor do they need oats or barley.

And of course the worst thing about it is...it's dry.

https://bluebuffalo.com/natural-cat-...n-rice-recipe/
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:31 PM
 
Location: X marks the spot
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It's just a plain ordinary junky kibble. Bad for cats, like all the others.
What brand of cat food can you recommend?
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Thanks, but looking for feedback from regular consumers.


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FYI, when I have a question like this, I email the manufacturer directly and ask. They should be able to clarify.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Not sure, this thread is about their can food.

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Our cats love Blue Buffalo Healthy Living Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food. Love love love it.

Who knows anything about it?
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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What brand of cat food can you recommend?

I don't recommend any dry kibble ever. It's all bad for cats.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I don't recommend any dry kibble ever. It's all bad for cats.
Bad in what way?
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