Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food Review

October 5, 2008  
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Blue Wilderness Dog Food

Formulated to meet the needs of active dogs, BLUE Wilderness is a high-protein, low-carb natural dog food that will help him maintain a high energy level. Blue Wilderness is made by Blue Buffalo CO, which is also the maker of, Life Protection Formula and BLUE Organics. BLUE Wilderness comes in both a dry and canned version. BLUE Wilderness Dry is available in 5lb, 12lb and 26lb.

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Blue Wilderness Dog Food Review

Blue Wilderness as often been a choice of lovers who want to offer their dogs the benefits of a raw diet without actually feeding a raw diet.

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Blue Wilderness First Five Ingredients Analysis

  1. Deboned Chicken – A high–quality, highly digestible protein source that provides essential amino acids, fatty acids, and certain minerals for muscle development, organ function, and energy. The chicken used in BLUE natural dog and cat foods comes from USDA–inspected facilities.
  2. Chicken Meal – Chicken meal is a highly digestible protein source produced by cooking chicken at high temperatures, extracting the fat and drying the meat residue. It is a meat protein, providing essential amino acids and fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals for muscle development and energy. It is naturally stabilized with mixed tocopherols and rosemary to preserve freshness
  3. Potato Starch
  4. Turkey Meal– Turkey is an excellent source of protein and is rich in calcium, potassium, B vitamins, niacin, iron and zinc which promote energy and overall health. Low in cholesterol and easy to digest.
  5. Whitefish Meal -Fish Meal is an excellent source of protein and omega fatty acids that help the skin and coat, growth and development.

The first five ingredients of Blue Wilderness is what makes this a premium dog food. In the first five we have 4 different kinds of meat and sources of protein. The quality ingredients is what sets this food apart from other dog foods. Also in the ingredients are Sweet Potatoes and Oatmeal which are great sources of carbohydrates, which fuel your dogs healthy life.

Blue Wilderness Dog Food Full Ingredients list:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Potato Starch, Turkey Meal, Whitefish Meal, Salmon Meal, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Shidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Fructooligosaccharides, Monooligosaccharides, Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium.
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Blue Wilderness Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein 42.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
L-Carnitine* 100 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.25% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.50% min
Beta-Carotene* 5.0 mg/kg min
Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg max

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83 Responses to “Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food Review”
  1. Jess says:

    When he was still a puppy I took a foam hair curler and cut it length wise and taped his ear up until the cartilage strengthen up. He is my 6th GSD and already had one with a floppy ear and I was not about to have my second.

  2. KC23 says:

    So, that curler trick actually worked, eh? Does it normally take some work for one to get a GSD puppy’s ears to stand up? My little guy is only about 30 pounds, and although both ears go up, one will flop at times, but he was already 1 when I adopted him. You should see how ridiculous my 50+ pound male lab/terrier looks when his ears turn inside out (normally from his sister who cleans them for him.) I have to fix them so he doesn’t run around looking like Princess Leia. LOL

  3. Jess says:

    They usually stand up with no help. The issue was, I was taking him to a lot of dog parks and everyone wants to pet the ears of a puppy. That can break the cartilage growth down. When you see a GSD with a floppy ear, that is what most likely happened. It’s is sad, because many breeders overlook the fact that 1st time owners don’t know to stay away from the ears until they come up.

  4. KC23 says:

    That’s interesting, and good to know re: the ears. You have a very handsome dog. I’m glad you are so good to him.

  5. Jess says:

    Tony says thank you. I am very blessed with getting a dog with such a great personality. He really is one big goof ball.

  6. Tyler says:

    Jess i wanted to tell you that you are right but you are also wrong,

    “Wolves are carnivores (meat eaters) but they will eat other foods as well. Their diet ranges from big game, such as elk and moose, to earthworms, berries and grasshoppers.”

    I’ve been feeding my danes Wilderness for a while now and they are doing very well, but we americans like to feed as much as we like to eat… so I would say about 3/4 a cup less than the package says will be plenty after all a lean dog is a healthy dog.

  7. Jess says:

    Tyler, what in the heck are you talking about??? I can say right now Tony well not eat earthworms or grass hoppers. He just stared at the worms then went nuts digging because he saw me do that and it’s to early for the grasshoppers.
    To say “””so I would say about 3/4 a cup less than the package says will be plenty after all a lean dog is a healthy dog.””” is saying all dogs are the same and they certainly are NOT. I am sure my dog is twice as active as many dogs and he eats MORE than what the manufactures say. Some dogs are 20 pounds and some are 120 pounds. So it really depends on the breed and the age of the dog and how “active” they are. All people should ask their vets and look at the pictures they have. Look at the picture of the first 2 dogs on this web site (link below)they are sisters and one is perfect and the other is fat. You should barley be able to see a dogs rib cage.

    My vet once told me that for every pound a dog is overweight it is like a human being 7 pounds overweight.

  8. Kristen says:

    I feed my Brussels Griffon the Wilderness small breed and i found feathers in it! I thought this food was better than that! I think i’m gonna change her food to Solid Gold!

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