Blue Buffalo Wilderness Indoor Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food Review


Protein: 38.0% (min) | Fat: 16.0% (min) | Fiber: 6.0% (max) | Moisture: 9.0% (max)

One of our favorites around, Blue Buffalo’s well-established Wilderness range offers excellent value for money while providing the same high levels of nutrition as super-premium formula brands. This indoor chicken recipe is no different, with a macronutrient profile that rivals the very best cat foods around.

Each time we set out to recommend a good dry cat food to someone, we find it difficult to look past Blue Buffalo and their Wilderness range. Comparable nutrient profiles to the most expensive foods in their category and high-quality animal-ingredient sources make recommending this food a bit of a no-brainer.

The amount of consumer reviews we see that mention fussy cats being willing to eat this food is an excellent indicator of its appeal to cats. Though dry cat food isn’t always the most appealing, Blue Buffalo seem to have done the trick here.

Nutritional Information

The 100% grain-free recipe has an excellent ratio of protein (38.0%) and fat (16.0%) to carbohydrates, and a moisture content of 9.0% max. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are included with 0.5% min and 2.5% min quantities, respectively. Omega 3 is sourced from Menhaden Fish Meal, and Omega 6 from Flaxseed, two prevalent sources among premium cat food manufacturers.

Caloric Density

At 3,671 kcal/kg, Blue Buffalo’s Indoor recipe weighs in fairly heavily on calories. 410 kcal/cup is on the high end of the scale for foods in this category, but modest portion sizes account for this. As with all foods, be sure to heed the manufacturers serving size advice, and adjust according to your pet’s individual requirements.

True Blue Promise

Blue Buffalo’s “true BLUE promise” states that they use only the finest natural ingredients, and avoid by-product meats in favor of real meats. By-product meats aren’t always bad, but real meats are considered to be ideal, so BLUE scores big points here. They also promise that there’s no corn, wheat, or soy in their cat foods.

Our Verdict

We think it’s great. It’s without a doubt one of the best value cat foods around at the moment, and there’s no lack in ingredient quality. Blue Buffalo offers a few different flavors with this indoor formula, so you have the option of keeping things fresh for your cat without transitioning to a whole new cat food. If you’re in the market for a high-quality adult dry cat food that won’t break the bank, look no further.

Ingredient List

Ingredients correct at the time of writing. Please check the retailer’s product page or the packaging before purchasing; ingredients lists are subject to frequent change.

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Peas, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Powdered Cellulose, Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potatoes, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium sulfate, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, L-Carnitine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Lysine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), 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.

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