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Blue Buffalo Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 41%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 68%
? 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 76%
? 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 82%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 45%

Company HQ

LocationWilton, Connecticut

Parent company

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Wet Food, Dog Wet Food, Dog Dry Food, Cat Dry Food

Where to Buy

Chewy Amazon PetFlow Petco PetSmart Walmart Only Natural Pet


  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients


  • 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 Dog food Cost

We’ve compared Blue Buffalo dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Wet Food $0.24/oz $0.42/oz -$0.18/oz
Dog Dry Food $2.58/oz $2.63/oz -$0.05/oz
Blue Buffalo dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Blue Buffalo Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Blue Buffalo dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dog Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 41.04% 44.44% -3.40%
Fat 27.15% 21.94% +5.21%
Fiber 7.20% 7.40% -0.20%

Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 29.84% 30.32% -0.48%
Fat 15.46% 16.03% -0.57%
Fiber 6.81% 5.21% +1.60%
All of Blue Buffalo dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog 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 dog food?

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

Where is Blue Buffalo dog food made?

Blue Buffalo is manufactured in the United States .

Is Blue Buffalo AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Blue Buffalo recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has Blue Buffalo dog food been recalled?

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

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