Overall, BLUE Buffalo True Solutions Fit & Healthy Weight Control Formula (Dry) is an average cat food, earning 6 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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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 True Solutions Fit & Healthy Weight Control Formula (Dry) includes the following:
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 True Solutions Fit & Healthy Weight Control Formula (Dry)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.
Allergen alert: This product contains menhaden fish meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3124 cat foods in our database, BLUE Buffalo True Solutions Fit & Healthy Weight Control Formula (Dry) has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, BLUE Buffalo True Solutions Fit & Healthy Weight Control Formula (Dry) has approximately 352 calories per 100g (99 calories/ounce), which is 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 15, 2021.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Barley, Powdered Cellulose, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Potato Starch, Brown Rice, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Egg Product, Peas, Calcium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L-Threonine, DL-Methionine, Canola Oil, Taurine, Potatoes, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Pea Fiber, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Salt, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), L-Lysine, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), 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, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.