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Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Grain-Free Canned Dog Food is a prescription dog food made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 21 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 4 anti-nutrients including Potatoes, Pea Protein, and Pea Flour (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Guar Gum and Cassia Gum.

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
  • 21 Synthetics
  • 4 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by General Mills
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Prescription
No Anti-Nutrients
4 Anti-Nutrients:
Potatoes, Pea protein, Pea flour, Potato protein
All-Natural
21 Synthetics:
Calcium carbonate, Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Vitamin e supplement, Zinc amino acid chelate, Iron amino acid chelate, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Copper amino acid chelate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Sodium selenite, 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), Folic acid (vitamin b9)
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Natural flavor, Guar gum, Cassia gum
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:
Alligator, Water, Potatoes, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, Potato Protein, Natural Flavor, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Calcium Carbonate, Cassia Gum, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, 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), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).