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Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet GI Gastrointestinal Support Dry Dog Food is a prescription dog food 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 Peas, Potatoes, and Pea Fiber (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Apple Pomace 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
  • Prescription Extruded
  • Feed Grade
  • 30 Synthetics
  • 6 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet GI Gastrointestinal Support Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by General Mills
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Prescription
No Anti-Nutrients
6 Anti-Nutrients:
Peas, Potatoes, Pea fiber, Pea protein, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Alfalfa nutrient concentrate
All-Natural
30 Synthetics:
Canola oil (source of omega 6 fatty acids), Dicalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Dl-methionine, Calcium carbonate, Vitamin e supplement, Choline chloride, Zinc amino acid chelate, Iron amino acid chelate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Copper amino acid chelate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Niacin (vitamin b3), Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), Biotin (vitamin b7), L-lysine, Vitamin a supplement, Taurine, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Riboflavin (vitamin b2), Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Calcium iodate, Copper sulfate, Folic acid (vitamin b9), Manganese sulfate, Sodium selenite
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Natural flavor, Apple pomace, 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, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Peas, Potatoes, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Pea Fiber, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Dicalcium Phosphate, Pea Protein, Apple Pomace, Salt, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Dried Kelp, Dried Chicory Root, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vegetable Juice for color, Blueberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), L-Lysine, Vitamin A Supplement, Taurine, Dried Yeast, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Ferrous 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, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.