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Blue Buffalo Wilderness Grain Free Canned Cat Food

33% Positive Reviews
Rated #71 in Wet Cat Food


Pros: Easy to find, Comes in many different varieties and flavors

Cons: May be a little pricey to some, Questionable lawsuits and some bad ingredients

Blue Buffalo Wilderness was the first wet cat food I changed my cat to after dumping kibble. I felt like I was giving him a good quality food, and he seemed to really enjoy it. 

I personally could afford it every week, and my cat licked the bowl clean on some nights. However, one thing that turns me off about this food is the amount of lawsuits it has had in the past regarding their ingredients.. and breaking their 'True Blue' promise, that's conveniently slapped on every Blue Buffalo product.


 "Blue Buffalo admitted the truth in court yesterday: A “substantial” and “material” portion of Blue Buffalo pet food sold over the past several years contained poultry by-product meal, despite pervasive advertising claims to the contrary." - PoisonedPets.com, May 2015



- Dec 2014 Lawsuit

- May 2015 Lawsuit


These conflicts is why I removed Blue Buffalo Wilderness from my kitty's diet. I would not advise using this as a main course meal for your cats for the reasons listed below, and the questionable lawsuits above. However, it may be a suitable choice for a rotational diet for your cat. 


Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water, Turkey, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, Guar Gum, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).


Keep in mind that Blue Buffalo's canned products contain potato starch; an unhealthy filler for cats. Additionally, some of their canned goods contain carrageenan, a known toxic hazard to felines. Carrageenan has been studied, and multiple experiments have proved that it can cause gastrointestinal problems, such as ulcers and possibly cancer. [Source] I love my cat, and I personally would not take that risk. .. Guar gum can also cause gastrointestinal problems. You can read more about the cons of guar gum here.


My final word would be that Blue Buffalo is obviously above average when it comes to the quality within the cat food industry. I'd take Blue Buffalo Wilderness over any canned Meow Mix product, or dry kibble. However, if you are picky and want the absolute best for your cat, Blue Buffalo Wilderness may not be the choice for you.


Pros: Many flavors

Cons: It's a little pricey

When we first got our kitten, he was so skinny, and wouldn't touch any of the food we had for him, so we had to buy him new food, we tried Whiskas, which he inhaled, but it wasn't good quality, so we decided to to upgrade to Blue Buffalo wilderness for Kittens, especially because PetSmart gave us a free can. Initially, he was unsure of the food, because it wasn't what he was used to, but he quickly got the hang of it, and he just loved that food. It also helped hi bulk up, especially because he's such a large breed. When we got our next fuzzy, she wasn't used to high quality food, as well as getting it everyday, so she loves it. We love it because PetSmart always seems to have  sale on the cans, and we can buy 1 weeks worth of cans for 2 cats for $20. That may seem a lot, but I used to be spending much more, considering he just burned through the lower quality food. I definitely recommend this to everyone. 


Pros: Widely available

Cons: Cats would not touch it

My cats are all on a canned only diet. I try to keep the rotation varied to keep them from getting bored with any one food. In my quest to find a rotation that all 3 would like, i tried the Blue Buffalo Wilderness. They wouldn't even try it. They sniffed it a few times and promptly left the table. Normally if they are being fussy, a topper helps them change their minds so I added a bit of crumbled Pure Bites chicken on top. They came back to investigate but again, nothing. If Pure Bites aren't enough to tempt them to eat something, then they REALLY don't want it. All of it ended up in the trash. I won't buy this food again. 

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Grain Free Canned Cat Food

Inspired by the diet of the lynx, BLUE Wilderness Turkey Recipe is a high protein, low carbohydrate food that will provide your cat with a higher concentration of the meat she loves. Features: 95% of the protein comes from real meat; Grain free; contains the finest natural ingredients, including tasty, nutritious turkey; NO animal byproducts, artificial preservatives, corn wheat or soy; Fortified with vitamins and minerals. BLUE Wilderness is also a sensible alternative to less convenient raw diets, which often require additional supplementation to be nutritionally complete.

BrandBlue Buffalo
FeatureA sensible alternative to a raw diet
Height3 inches
Length11 inches
Width8 inches
LabelBlue Buffalo
List Price$35.76
ManufacturerBlue Buffalo
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPet Products
PublisherBlue Buffalo
StudioBlue Buffalo
TitleBlue Buffalo Wilderness Grain Free Canned Cat Food, Turkey Recipe (Pack of 24 3-Ounce Cans)
Weight4.5 pounds
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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