BLUE Buffalo Carnivora Woodland Blend Weight Control Review

BLUE Buffalo Dry Cat Food Review



Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 362 cal/100g

Price: $$$$$

Overall, BLUE Buffalo Carnivora Woodland Blend Weight Control is an above average cat food, earning 7 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

BLUE Buffalo Carnivora Woodland Blend Weight Control includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned chicken
  • dried chicken
  • deboned turkey
  • chicken meal
  • deboned duck
  • dried pollock
  • dried cod
  • turkey liver
  • dried pork liver
  • dried chicken liver
  • dried tuna
  • dried sardine

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch

Potential Allergens

  • dried egg product
  • dried pollock
  • dried cod
  • dried tuna
  • dried sardine

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, BLUE Buffalo Carnivora Woodland Blend Weight Control's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains dried chicken and deboned turkey as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, BLUE Buffalo Carnivora Woodland Blend Weight Control also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains dried pollock, dried cod, dried tuna, dried sardine and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, BLUE Buffalo Carnivora Woodland Blend Weight Control has:

  • more protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • less fat than average
  • more fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, BLUE Buffalo Carnivora Woodland Blend Weight Control has approximately 362 calories per 100g (102 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on February 14, 2021.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.

Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Deboned Chicken, Dried Chicken, Deboned Turkey, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Liver and Hearts, Dried Egg Product, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Meal, Fava Beans, Gelatin, Deboned Duck, Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Pollock, Dried Halibut, Dried Cod, Dried Sole, Lentils, Natural Flavor, Potassium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Turkey Liver, Dried Pork Liver, Dried Chicken Liver, Dried Tuna, Dried Sardine, Chicken Cartilage. , Calcium Carbonate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, Salt, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, L-Carnitine, Turmeric, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Carrots, Dried Kale, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Kelp, Barley Grass, Parsley, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract), Oil of Rosemary


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
44.0%
Fat: (min)
14.0%
Fiber: (max)
7.5%
Carbs: (est)
25.5%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
9.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
48%
Fat: (min)
15%
Fiber: (max)
8%
Carbs: (est)
28%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
362/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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