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Blue Buffalo Freedom Small Breed Puppy Chicken Recipe Grain-Free 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 30 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 9 anti-nutrients including Peas, Pea Starch, and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Garlic 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
  • 30 Synthetics
  • 9 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Freedom Small Breed Puppy Chicken Recipe Grain-Free 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
9 Anti-Nutrients:
Peas, Pea starch, Pea protein, Tapioca starch, Potatoes, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Pea fiber, Alfalfa nutrient concentrate, Sweet potatoes
All-Natural
30 Synthetics:
Fish oil (source of ara-arachidonic acid and dha-docosahexaenoic acid), Dicalcium phosphate, Choline chloride, Potassium chloride, Dl-methionine, Calcium carbonate, Vitamin e supplement, Zinc amino acid chelate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron amino acid chelate, Niacin (vitamin b3), Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), L-lysine, Copper sulfate, L-carnitine, Biotin (vitamin b7), Vitamin a supplement, Copper amino acid chelate, Manganese sulfate, Taurine, Manganese amino acid chelate, 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
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Dried tomato pomace, Natural flavor, Garlic, 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 Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Pea Starch, Turkey Meal, Pea Protein, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Dried Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil (source of ARA-Arachidonic Acid and DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Pea Fiber, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, 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), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, L-Carnitine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Taurine, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, 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, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.