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Ingedient comparison? Blue VS Purina One Beyond

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I figure that there has been a post about Purina One Beyond around here, but I can't seem to find any. I'm looking for some advice from those of you who know a lot about ingredients. I currently feed my cats Blue Buffalo Sensitive Stomach formula, $37 a bag and we use 1.5 bags a week. Expensive! But worth it because one kitty had severe pododermatitis that cleared up after switching foods, several had minor allergies that cleared up, one has IBD and is very sensitive to foods. Last week when the food ran out and I had 1 day to go til pay day, I had to buy a small bag of Purina One Beyond at the grocery store. It didn't result in any poo problems from the IBD cat, which got me wondering if it would be a good option to either mix in or alternate with Blue. Large bag is about $12 cheaper than Blue. But, I'm not going to do it if has any not so good ingredients. Here they both are---


BLUE BUFFALO:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Barley, Peas, Dried Egg, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Natural Chicken Flavor, Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Oat Bran, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannooligosaccharides, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Blueberries, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Turmeric, Dried Chicory Root, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.



PURINA ONE BEYOND:

Chicken, chicken meal, whole brown rice, soybean meal, whole barley, whole oat meal, soy protein isolate, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), brewers dried yeast, dried egg product, natural flavor, dried beet pulp, fish oil, phosphoric acid, caramel color, dried carrots, salt, dried sweet potatoes, dried apples, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, niacin, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, sodium selenite.
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Sharky is the one that can really break it down as to what foods are better. I personally like Blue much better than Purina. The Blue with grains is a little grainy I think, but the ingredients are better. The Purina Beyond is better than some of their other lines, but it still has soy in it which can cause allergies. It has animal fat which is low quality as it doesn't state what animal it came from. I also saw things like camel color which shouldn't be there. I know that The Chicken Soup food is pretty affordable and good quality as is the Costco Kirkland food. Since you do have a kitty with skin issues I would stay away from the purina stuff as it may flare it up over the long run.
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