BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet Hf Hydrolyzed For Food Intolerance (Dry) Review

BLUE Buffalo Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 354 cal/100g

Price: $$$$$


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BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet Hf Hydrolyzed For Food Intolerance (Dry) is a veterinary cat food formula; it's ingredient and nutritional composition is highly specialized. In this case, comparing it to other general nutrition cat food products is not recommended as the products serve different purposes. The scores above are not an indication of the product's ability to address it's indicated purpose.

As always, please contact your veterinarian before feeding your cat a veterinary diet.


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 Natural Veterinary Diet Hf Hydrolyzed For Food Intolerance (Dry) includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

None

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

  • salmon hydrolysate
  • fish oil

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

Additionally, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet Hf Hydrolyzed For Food Intolerance (Dry) also contains as top ingredients pea 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 salmon hydrolysate and fish oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet Hf Hydrolyzed For Food Intolerance (Dry) has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • less 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 Natural Veterinary Diet Hf Hydrolyzed For Food Intolerance (Dry) has approximately 354 calories per 100g (100 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 May 14, 2022.

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


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Salmon Hydrolysate, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Starch, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Pumpkin, Dried Kelp, Calcium Chloride, Salt, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, Potassium Sulfate, L-Threonine, Vitamin E Supplement, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, L-Tryptophan, Potassium Chloride, L-Carnitine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, 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 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


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
14.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
37.0%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
9.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
15%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
41%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
354/100g

*Note that 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 and moisture in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Optionally, manufacturers may also publish a product's ash content. When they are not published an average of 3% ash for wet food, and 6% ash for dry food, will be used. Because exact nutritional percentages are not available and 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. Any other manufacturer published values in a product's Guaranteed Analysis is done at the manufacture's discretion, and is not used in any of the calculations done by CatFoodDB.

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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