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Blue Buffalo Freedom Grillers Hearty Beef Dinner Grain-Free Canned 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 22 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Peas, Potato Starch, and Pea Flour (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Caramel Color and Xanthan Gum. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

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
  • No Prep
  • No Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 22 Synthetics
  • 3 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Freedom Grillers Hearty Beef Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by General Mills
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Peas, Potato starch, Pea flour
All-Natural
22 Synthetics:
Calcium carbonate, Sodium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Zinc amino acid chelate, Iron amino acid chelate, Vitamin e supplement, Copper amino acid chelate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Sodium selenite, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Cobalt amino acid chelate, Niacin supplement (vitamin b3), Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement (vitamin b2), Biotin (vitamin b7), Vitamin b12 supplement, Potassium iodide, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid (vitamin b9)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Guar gum, Natural flavor, Caramel color, Xanthan gum
No Prep Required Prep Required
No Clean-up Required Clean-up Required
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:
Beef, Beef Broth, Water, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Peas, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Potato Starch, Pea Flour, Guar Gum, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).