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Blue Buffalo Cat Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 77%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 25%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 59%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 87%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 46%

Company HQ

LocationWilton, Connecticut

Parent company

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Cat Food Toppings Wet, Cat Treats, Cat Wet Food, Dog Dry Food, Dog Food Toppings Wet, Dog Treats, Dog Wet Food

Where to Buy

Chewy Amazon PetFlow Petco Walmart PetSmart Only Natural Pet


  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • Blue Buffalo makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles


  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Blue Buffalo was developed with the help of a holistic veterinarian, and has the distinction of being America’s top-selling natural pet food brand. A wide range of natural foods for dogs and cats rounds out the company’s offerings. Blue Buffalo offers wet food and dry food, limited ingredient diets, and prey-feeding blends for every life stage.

How Much Does Blue Buffalo Cat food Cost

We’ve compared Blue Buffalo cat food to the other 384 cat foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Dry Food $4.30/lb $3.49/lb +$0.81/lb
Cat Food Toppings Wet $0.43/oz $0.79/oz -$0.36/oz
Cat Treats $1.26/oz $2.72/oz -$1.46/oz
Cat Wet Food $0.32/oz $0.43/oz -$0.11/oz
Blue Buffalo cat food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Blue Buffalo Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Blue Buffalo cat food to the other 384 cat foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Wet Food 47.3% 52.53% -5.23%
Cat Treats 25.93% 47.09% -21.16%
Cat Dry Food 37.44% 38.71% -1.27%
Cat Food Toppings Wet 44.44% 75.87% -31.43%
All of Blue Buffalo cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Blue Buffalo since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Blue Buffalo - Dog Food (05/31/2016) -+
Date: 05/31/2016
Company Name: Blue Buffalo
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Possible mold
Blue Buffalo - Dog Food (02/13/2017) -+
Date: 02/13/2017
Company Name: The Blue Buffalo Company
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Potential for metal contamination
Blue Buffalo - Dog Food (02/28/2017) -+
Date: 02/28/2017
Company Name: Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd.
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Packaging quality

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Who owns Blue Buffalo cat food?

Blue Buffalo is owned by Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd..

Where is Blue Buffalo cat food made?

Blue Buffalo is manufactured in the United States .

Is Blue Buffalo AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Blue Buffalo recipes are AAFCO approved.

Has Blue Buffalo cat food been recalled?

Blue Buffalo has been recalled 3 times in the years 2016, and 2017.

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