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Blue Buffalo Basics Turkey & Potato Recipe Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 33 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 6 anti-nutrients including Peas, Potatoes, and Pea Fiber (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Vegetable Juice for color.

Warning In June 2019, the FDA implicated Blue Buffalo's dog food in at least 10 cases of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Blue Buffalo
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 33 Synthetics
  • 6 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Basics Turkey & Potato Recipe Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by General Mills
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
6 Anti-Nutrients:
Peas, Potatoes, Pea fiber, Pea protein, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Alfalfa nutrient concentrate
All-Natural
33 Synthetics:
Canola oil (source of omega 6 fatty acids), Fish oil (source of epa-eicosapentaenoic acid), Calcium carbonate, Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Taurine, Vitamin e supplement, Glucosamine hydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), L-carnitine, Zinc amino acid chelate, Zinc sulfate, Dicalcium phosphate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron amino acid chelate, Niacin (vitamin b3), Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), Copper sulfate, Biotin (vitamin b7), L-lysine, Vitamin a supplement, Copper amino acid chelate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Chondroitin sulfate, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Riboflavin (vitamin b2), Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Calcium iodate, Folic acid (vitamin b9), Sodium selenite
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Natural flavor, Vegetable juice for color
Ingredients:
USDA Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Bone, Pumpkin, Millet, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kale, Flaxseed, Zucchini, Sea Salt, Parsely, Kelp, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols, Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Deboned Turkey, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Peas, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Pea Protein, Fish Oil (source of EPA-Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Pumpkin, Dried Chicory Root, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Copper Sulfate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), L-Lysine, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Dried Yeast, Manganese Sulfate, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.