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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Adult 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 6 anti-nutrients including Tapioca Starch, Potatoes, and Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Caramel Color and Garlic.

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
  • 6 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Adult 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
6 Anti-Nutrients:
Tapioca starch, Potatoes, Peas, Potato starch, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Sweet potatoes
All-Natural
30 Synthetics:
Canola oil (source of omega 6 fatty acids), Potassium chloride, Dl-methionine, Calcium carbonate, Choline chloride, Vitamin e supplement, Ferrous sulfate, Iron amino acid chelate, Zinc amino acid chelate, Zinc sulfate, Copper sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), L-carnitine, L-lysine, Copper amino acid chelate, Nicotinic acid (vitamin b3), Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), Taurine, Biotin (vitamin b7), Manganese sulfate, Vitamin a supplement, Manganese amino acid chelate, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Riboflavin (vitamin b2), Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Folic acid (vitamin b9), Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Dried tomato pomace, Natural flavor, Caramel color, Garlic
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 (Source of Glucosamine), Tapioca Starch, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Turkey Meal, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Potato Starch, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Canola Oil (Source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Caramel Color, Choline Chloride, Salt, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Turmeric, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Taurine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), 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), Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.