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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula 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 32 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 7 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
  • 32 Synthetics
  • 7 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula 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
7 Anti-Nutrients:
Tapioca starch, Potatoes, Peas, Pea protein, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Potato starch, Sweet potatoes
All-Natural
32 Synthetics:
Fish oil (source of ara-arachidonic acid and dha-docosahexaenoic acid), Potassium chloride, Canola oil (source of omega 6 fatty acids), Choline chloride, Dl-methionine, Calcium carbonate, Dicalcium phosphate, Vitamin e supplement, Ferrous sulfate, Iron amino acid chelate, Zinc amino acid chelate, Zinc sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), L-carnitine, L-lysine, Copper sulfate, Copper amino acid chelate, Nicotinic acid (vitamin b3), Taurine, Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), 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, Tapioca Starch, Potatoes, Peas, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Fish Oil (source of ARA-Arachidonic Acid and DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Potato Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Caramel Color, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Turmeric, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Taurine, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), 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.