Please note that CatFoodDB may earn a small commission on purchases made via links on this site. Thank you for your support!BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet Np Novel Protein Alligator 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.
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 Np Novel Protein Alligator 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 Natural Veterinary Diet Np Novel Protein Alligator's most plentiful ingredient listed is alligator, which is considered a quality protein source.
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.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.
This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that cats who suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.
Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet Np Novel Protein Alligator has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, BLUE Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet Np Novel Protein Alligator has approximately 96 calories per 100g (27 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet 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 as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Alligator, Water, Potato Protein, Potatoes, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Pea Flour, Tricalcium Phosphate, Agar-Agar, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Magnesium Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9). This product was made using alligator that was sourced in the United States in full compliance with the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.