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Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet W+U Weight Management + Urinary Care 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 33 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 9 anti-nutrients including Pea Starch, Peas, and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 5 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
  • 33 Synthetics
  • 9 Anti-Nutrients
  • 5 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet W+U Weight Management + Urinary Care 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:
Pea starch, Peas, Pea protein, Pea fiber, Tapioca starch, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Potatoes, Alfalfa nutrient concentrate, Sweet potatoes
All-Natural
33 Synthetics:
Calcium sulfate, Potassium chloride, Betaine hydrochloride, Choline chloride, Taurine, Dl-methionine, L-threonine, Calcium carbonate, Vitamin e supplement, Calcium chloride, L-carnitine, Zinc amino acid chelate, Iron amino acid chelate, Copper amino acid chelate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Niacin (vitamin b3), Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b5), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), L-lysine, Biotin (vitamin b7), Vitamin a supplement, 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
5 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Powdered cellulose, Natural flavor, Dried tomato pomace, 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, Pea Starch, Peas, Pea Protein, Powdered Cellulose, Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, Turkey Meal, Tapioca Starch, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Cranberries, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Betaine Hydrochloride, Choline Chloride, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Potatoes, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, L-Threonine, Calcium Carbonate, L-Tryptophan, Vitamin E Supplement, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Calcium Chloride, L-Carnitine, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Garlic, Vegetable Juice for color, Salt, Blueberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Lysine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, 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, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.