Thread starter smilexcindy; Start Date May 23, 2016; May 23, 2016 #1 smilexcindy TCS Member Thread starter. Let's get ready to rumble, it's Wellness vs Blue Buffalo Cat Food! Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider. Wellness Large Breed: Complete Health Large Breed Recipe. Both Wellness and Blue Buffalo are newer brands, but they are both well known and reputable food manufacturers. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive): Wellness and Blue Buffalo both provide roughly the same amount of crude fat. Lucky dog :) I love the Dog Food Analysis site. This is common as Blue Buffalo frequently wins out against other brands like Science Diet, and some bigger competitors. You want to make sure they are committed to the health of your dog, just like you are. It is difficult to choose between 4Health Dog Food and Blue Buffalo Dog Food. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers. There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Blue Buffalo Large Breed: Large Breed Grain Free Chicken & Peas The average adult dog requires somewhere between 10% and 15% essential fats in their diet to stay healthy. I’d never feed Blue Buffalo. In this comparison article for Orijen vs Blue Buffalo, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. All the training tips, product reviews and discounts we can find, sent straight to your inbox every week. Both these top dog food brands rely on the most beautiful natural ingredients and offer a wide range of dog food formulas ideal for different dog breeds, age, and body type. It was launched in 1997 by a team of animal nutrition experts, veterinarians and food scientists who set out to create the best natural pet food recipes possible. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty. Which one is better one? This brand is specially designed for dogs which suffer from Allergies. Both brands produce good quality food with different options for both size and lifestyle, so be sure to compare the products that fit your pup’s requirements, and if in doubt seek advice from your local Veterinarian team. However, this difference is relatively small and doesn't represent a significant difference between the two brands. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins. … Blue Buffalo, Wellness Complete Health, Diamond Naturals, and Canidae Pure have the best dog foods for small breeds. The difference is how they make their dog food. This ethos has seen them quickly become a very popular brand among dog owners. Wellness released their first recipes for dogs in 1997 followed by cat recipes in 2000. Here are some of the benefits (not exhaustive): Both brands provide roughly the same amount of crude fat. The #1-selling natural pet food in Pet Specialty, BLUE Life Protection Formula® for dogs and cats, is made by Blue Buffalo. Mid-range dog foods include premium brands like Taste of the Wild and Blue Buffalo, which generally have high quality ingredients, but aren't the most expensive out there. Blue Buffalo vs Wellness: And the winner goes to… By a very narrow margin, the winner for this review is Wellness. Natural, healthy dog and cat food that tastes delicious. But buyer beware, expensive doesn’t always mean quality. So, if the rest of the comparison factors in this guide are equal for you and your pup and deciding between the two literally comes down to price, then Blue Buffalo would win here. Wellness's regular foods are still better than Blue Buffalo's regular foods, though. brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). They are essential in your dog’s daily diet to assist all of his core bodily functions. The main aim of this brand is to offer high-quality products to all dogs. Love Your Dog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. BLUE Buffalo began as a passion project for the Bishop family who wanted to create the best possible pet food. Julie D. Disclosure: PawDiet has an affiliate relationship with stores featured (or linked-to) in this article. View the following comparisons in the following macronutrient categories. This food is are made with extremely low temperature freezing to retain the life-giving nutrients and give the food its concentrated form. Wellness Core’s dry food offerings typically contain 5% more protein than Blue Buffalo. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be some of the most popular dog food products on the market. Protein is important in a balanced canine diet as it is an integral part of building and repairing muscles and other body tissues. Protein is an extremely important part of your dog's diet. Wellness Core is an excellent grain-free diet (Blue Buffalo puts out an excellent grain-free diet as well called Blue Wilderness). Blue Buffalo is made out of completely natural ingredients which guarantee complete nutrition for your dog. Using only the finest ingredients to promote good health and wellbeing and maintain their energy, they promised that artificial flavors, preservatives and other chemicals would never included in their foods. Blue Buffalo vs Blue Wilderness — A Quick Look at Which One You Should Pick It can be so hard to know which of these two brands (that are owned by the same company) you should pick from. These kinds of foods will generally set you back about $1 to $2 per pound. BLUE BUFFALO @ ONLYNATURALPET.COM. Blue Buffalo Medium Breed: Grain Free Chicken & Peas I didn't have a problem with the Blue Wilderness, but it was a matter of cat preference. affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful. Blue Buffalo refuses to disclose who ask of their co-packers are. ... Blue Buffalo Small Breed - I have been feeding Radar this for about a year and recently he has been having tremers/shakes a lot. The analysis Blue Buffalo Life vs Wellness Dog Food For families looking for premium quality nutrition to feed their puppy, Blue Buffalo Life Protection Puppyand Wellness Complete Health Puppyare sure to deliver. Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness pet foods sickened over 100,000 dogs and cats, one would think they could allocate a few dollars to insure the quality and safety of the ingredients they put into their pet foods… Apparently not since the 8 year recall was followed by pet food tainted with Toxic LEAD Levels ! This brand is specially designed for dogs which suffer from Allergies. We can see from the table that the fiber content is again very similar across the compared foods, but Blue Buffalo has a slightly higher fiber content in all three food types, so they win this round. In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. whereas In the wet food group, Blue Buffalo provides more protein with a slight difference. Research has suggested possible toxic reactions in liver cells and red blood cells among other serious problems. Wellness and Blue Buffalo both use the following controversial ingredients in many of their products: Garlic in very small quantities can be an acceptable addition, however, garlic can also be toxic. Feed them like family. For wet cat foods, Blue Buffalo and Wellness provide roughly the same amount of protein. The second food we are choosing is from freeze-dried variant, the Regional Red food for all life stages. The pet food market is large and well regulated, but you still need to do your own research. Keep in mind that protein is less important for dogs like Dachshunds (small breeds) as they have smaller muscle quantities. Wellness Vs Blue Buffalo. The difference is in the ingredients we use and don't use. Dietary fats serves a multitude of roles in the proper development and function of our canine companions. Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Blue Buffalo. Blue Buffalo is not on the 6-star list, it’s on the 4 btw. Regular Innova and Wellness Super5 gets 5 stars. Longevity is definitely advantageous for Wellness. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. The difference is in the ingredients we use and don't use. Use of natural ingredients– Both companies have ensured that all the ingredients they use in their dog foods are natural. © 2020 Love Your Dog, All rights reserved. Let’s look at why they are so important for your pup and how they compare with each brand. Blue Buffalo is one of the most commonly reviewed dog food brands, often being matched against brands like Nutro, or compared to Merrick. Taste of the Wild vs. Blue Buffalo Review. If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Wellness or Blue Buffalo, On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Blue Buffalo Basics is a more popular dog food, based on its 2,000+ reviews. If this doesn’t reignite his appetite you can also try a different recipe from the same brand range, whilst they won’t be too dissimilar, you will still need to transition him slowly to avoid stomach upset. Blue Buffalo Blue’s Stew Dog Food Review (Canned) Blue Buffalo Carnivora Dog Food Review (Dry) Blue Buffalo Divine Delights Dog Food Review (Cups) ... Wellness Complete Health Grain Free Dog Food Review (Dry) Wellness Core 95 Percent Dog Food Review (Canned) Wellness Core Bowl Boosters Dog Food Review (Dry) Protein is an extremely important part of your cat's diet. I'm also a fan of wellness, but prefer Blue for a few reasons. This is a fairly small difference between Wellness and Blue Buffalo, but still worth mentioning. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.". It is … Plus, Blue Buffalo is available at several different retailers at an affordable price. Yet, when I buy a case and use a coupon from Wellness, it's really not much more than $1 per 5 oz can. Garlic powder in very small quantities can be an acceptable addition, however, garlic can also be toxic. In case we haven’t answered some that may come to mind, here are some of the questions you may still have: Q: Are these brands and products grain-free? Blue Wilderness is a line of dog food offered by Blue Buffalo, which produces all of their dog foods in the United States of America, except their BLUE Chomp ‘n Chew treats, which is made in Ireland. Note: Clicking the above links will take you to Amazon.com, where you can get additional product information and customer reviews. Help produce prostaglandins, which reduce inflammation among other critical functions. I just noticed that Blue Small Breed food has Oil from Rosemary in it. It is no secret that cats may have sensitivities and would need a meal that offers high protein ingredient. It's a decent food, but definitely not as good as Wellness, so I'd recommend the Wellness. Made with deboned chicken, chicken meal, and turkey meal, BLUE Wilderness Chicken Formula Grain … In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Q: How do I know which brand is better for my dog? Go to the "Dog food advisor" to look into different kibbles. Pea protein concentrate is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. They offer a variety of food recipes that meet the needs of a multitude of dogs of any age or size. The brand’s mission statement is, “love them like family, feed them like family,” and it is still at the core of everything they do today. Wellness Core’s dry food offerings typically contain 5% more protein than Blue Buffalo. Fiber is a stool ‘stabilizer’ that can often be the solution to any regular toilet problems your pooch has. Blue Buffalo Indoor Health adult dry cat food is made with the finest ingredients and boosted with vitamins and minerals. Blue Buffalo on the other hand, has historically made many different types of food ranging from one of the top formulas for older dogs, as well as higher fiber content dog food for pups that need help staying regular. You want to make sure they are committed to the health of your dog, just like you are. Answer by bloomorningglory Wellness Core and Innova EVO get six stars on the Dog Food Analysis site. Two of the most commonly researched brands are Blue Buffalo and Wellness. I have used both Blue Wilderness and Wellness Core. Let's get ready to rumble, it's Wellness vs Blue Buffalo Cat Food! Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness formulas are higher quality than the regular stuff, though). Both brands have a wide variety of dog food options for your pup and compare each of these in detail based on the life stage of your dog. In this comparison article for Orijen vs Blue Buffalo, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. For wet dog foods, Blue Buffalo typically provides a little more fiber (about 2.37% more). The table below compares the average nutritional components of Wellness and Blue Buffalo’s most popular standard food for size specificity (see above for links to each product). Most of the major dog food brands have high-quality food options for small breeds. Q: Are these brands and products grain-free? must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude The key principle to buying right is to research and compare the products that suit your pooch and his individual dietary requirements and fall within your budget range. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. Wellness Medium Breed: Complete Health Chicken & Oatmeal All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a It helps form new skin cells, hair growth, build muscle tissue, and assists in the creation of hormones and enzymes needed for everyday function. to me, they look very comparable. Wellness vs Blue Buffalo. A: This is a difficult question to answer without the specifics of what your pup needs. They have been on the market for years and is usually being compared by consumers. My cat prefers the Wellness Core. You can purchase Wellness pet foods from the following stores: You can purchase Blue Buffalo pet food products from these retailers: Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols). Menadione sodium bisulfate complex is a synthetic version of vitamin K that has been linked to many health concerns. We can see from the table that the only real difference in fat comes in the medium food comparison where Wellness has 2% less and therefore has less calories, but this isn’t indicative of it being better as the Blue Buffalo food is still within the advised ratios and therefore still well balanced. **Blue Buffalo is on the FDA dog food warning list issued June 2018. The good ones provide energy, as well as taste and flavor, and most importantly assist with the absorption of certain vitamins. The family, in conjunction with a leading Veterinarian and animal nutritionist, decided to develop nutritious dog food that could be beneficial for many health issues. With most of the finer details covered in the above content, we still do get quite a few questions pertaining to each specific brand. The below table offers a quick comparison of the average cost of both brands using the same kibbles noted above. While Blue Buffalo did have a recall for one wet formula due to elevated levels of beef thyroid, this was a voluntary recall on Blue Buffalo’s part, and no reports of sick or ill pets was received by their customer support team. Blue Buffalo Dog Food. The best commonly accepted advice about feeding your furry friend is quite simply to feed him the best food that you can afford. i am in the process of switching my cats from science diet (horrible food) to something healthier/more holistic. Shop all dog dry food online On the face of it, it seems that Wellness are cheaper across all three products on a weight basis. In my opinion, Blue Buffalo is the better food. Expensive dog food. Blue Buffalo originally started with a dog named Blue. WellPet (parent of Wellness) actually owns a manufacturing facility, at least one. Research has suggested possible toxic reactions in liver cells and red blood cells among other serious problems. About: Blue Buffalo Life Protection dog food promises a healthy diet for your dog, with … Without sufficient protein, cats can develop a wide-range of serious health problems. BLUE BUFFALO @ ONLYNATURALPET.COM. I had tried Nutro Ultra. Other than its fiber content, powdered cellulose lacks any nutritional contribution. About the FDA Warning re: grain free dog food and heart disease Blue Buffalo DCM Statement here. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture. The protein is also good quality with deboned Turkey, Chicken meal and Salmon meal listed as the first three ingredients and no meat by-product is listed. Thank you~ Answer Save. Even if not, whether or not this actually matters is debatable. About the FDA Warning re: grain free dog food and heart disease Blue Buffalo DCM Statement here. At a glance, these brands are very similar in the quality of their ingredients and in the types of recipes they offer. Caramel color has been linked to cancer in laboratory animals. Wellness tends to use less filler products than Blue Buffalo and the foods contain more nutrient dense fruits and vegetables than Blue Buffalo. Dietary fiber is basically the carbohydrate remnants of plant cells after digestion. Blue Buffalo “only” gets 4 stars. Fiber absorbs water from outside of the colon into the dog’s stools and therefore aids the prevention of diarrhea promoting regular bowel movements. 1. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. There are plenty of dog foods that have been specially formulated to fit the needs of small dogs. Blue Buffalo. Protein, fat and fiber are the three major components of food products that are measured, and we have used these as the basis of our main nutrition comparison. The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each The ingredients used by each both appear to place a lot of importance on meat as the first ingredient and use high protein meat meal as a quality ingredient, with recipes and formulas that cater for almost every kind of dog and individual needs. Comparing this dog food to top dog foods Merrick and Blue Buffalo, I can see that you need to feed your dog less of Kirkland dog food - a dog on Kirkland can enjoy the food for about an extra 5 - 7 days compared to both of these brands. : ( If you decide to switch buy a small bag and slowly start to mix it together, so his stomach get used to it. Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Wellness. However, I did not like the smell of it. As a relatively new brand of dog food made only since 2007, Taste of the Wild was created to meet the market’s growing demand for a natural, grain-free dog food. We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health The challenge here though is that the differences between good and bad food are not immediately obvious when looking at the product labels and nutritional content. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be some of the most popular dog food products on the market. In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. For wet cat foods, Blue Buffalo typically provides a little more fiber (about 2.01% more). While they aren’t cheaper dog food brands by any means, they are both reasonably affordable, and both have a variety of different flavors for your pup. Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. So, the flavor round is a draw. Pet owners who use our price comparison feature typically save more than 25% off retail prices for Wellness Foods Comparison at a Glance: Wellness Vs. Blue Buffalo, Blue Buffalo Small Breed: Small Breed Grain Free Chicken & Peas So, it is essential that they are present in his food, as protein deficiencies can lead to health problems such as skin conditions, hormone imbalances, growth retardation and even behavioral changes. Even so, their products are similar in a couple of crucial ways, including: 1. BLUE BUFFALO @ CHEWY.COM Common fats used in dog foods are a positive addition to their nutrient intake, for example Chicken or Pork fat, fish oil and sunflower oil to name just a few. Q: How do I know which brand is better for my dog? I would make sure that whatever you feed is wheat and corn free, but if they do fine with grain then I would not worry over much about it. Firstly, try adding a little warm water to dry kibbles as it creates a little bit of gravy, or to mix a little wet food into the biscuits a couple of times a week. In this comparison article for Wellness vs Blue Buffalo, we'll favorite food formulas for a Siberian Husky, Best Bison Dog Foods: Benefits, Reviews & Top Picks, Best Dog Foods For Picky Eaters: Ratings & Reviews, Best Dog Foods For Great Pyrenees: Puppies, Adults & Seniors. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, **Blue Buffalo is on the FDA dog food warning list issued June 2018. dry matter basis. ", Menadione sodium bisulfite complex is a synthetic version of vitamin K that has been linked to many health concerns. In the dry food category, Wellness provides a significantly higher amount of protein while It exceeds Blue Buffalo with about 5 percent for cat food and 4 percent for dog food. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, Like any competitive company in this industry, Wellness and Blue Buffalo have done their fair share of work to differentiate themselves from the pack. Blue Buffalo Review Page. Just like with Wellness dog food, you can also choose from a couple of different types of dog foods and recipes such as dog treats, wet dog food, dry dog food, and meat rolls. 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