Is Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Dry Dog Food Good?
Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5-star rating — around 20% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to have nutrition ratio similar to a common pet food and contain mainly named ingredents. We think they are quite fine, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
What We like
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
What We Concern
- More than 34% Carbs
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have different ratings, and some of the recipes contains grains.
Recipe to review
To rate Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Chicken and Brown Rice.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||30%|
|Fat||15% or more||18%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||38%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||5.6%|
68 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Deboned ChickenAnimal Protein
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
Menhaden Fish MealAnimal Protein
PeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Natural FlavorFood Additive
Dried Tomato PomaceCarbs
Dried Egg ProductAnimal Protein
Pea ProteinPlant Protein Concentrate
Dehydrated Alfalfa MealCarbs, Plant Protein
Dried Chicory RootCarbs
AlfalfaCarbs, Plant Protein
Preserved With Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Zinc Animo Acid ChelateSupplement
Vegetable Juice For ColorFood Additive
Iron Amino Acid Chelate HydrateSupplement
Yucca Schidigera ExtractCarbs
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Copper Amino Acid Chelate HydrateSupplement
Manganous Amino Acid ChelateSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Dried YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Dried Enterococcus Faceium Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
TipsWe find 13 Concerned and 4 Notice ingredients from Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Chicken and Brown Rice. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Natural Flavor
- Dried Tomato Pomace
- Dried Egg Product
- Pea Fiber
- Vegetable Juice For Color
- Dried Yeast
- Sodium Selenite
- Brown Rice
- Pea Protein
- Fish Oil
- Dicalcium Phosphate
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
1 / 7 (14%)in top 7 ingredients
30%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Medium !
It looks like it contains a moderate amount of meat. Your furbabies should still be fine with it.
Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 4 recipes, the group has an average of 33% protein, 18% fat and 35% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 3 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 3 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 7 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Dry Dog Food has an carbs level that is higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Similar nutrition ratio as a common pet food
- Clear, named animal products as main ingredient
- Medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.