Blue Buffalo Freedom Review
Fish Recipe For Indoor Cats
Review of Blue Buffalo Freedom
Fish Recipe For Indoor Cats
This product is manufactured by Blue Buffalo.
According to our data, this Blue Buffalo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Blue Buffalo Freedom Fish Recipe For Indoor Cats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.
We'll begin this review of Blue Buffalo Freedom Fish Recipe For Indoor Cats with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is whitefish. Although whitefish is an excellent protein and fat source, raw whitefish contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of whitefish is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The second ingredient is menhaden meal. Menhaden meal is produced by cooking menhaden using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of menhaden and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The third ingredient is pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
The fourth ingredient is tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.
The fifth ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Blue Buffalo Freedom Fish Recipe For Indoor Cats are not as important as the first five ingredients.
However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Blue Buffalo recipe.
Next we have pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.
The next ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Fat is an important part of your cats diet, chicken fat in particular is an outstanding source of omega-6 fatty acids.
Then we have pea fiber. Pea fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote colon health.
Moving on, we have flaxseed. Flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.
Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor, which is used to enhance the flavor of the food.
The next ingredient in this review is powdered cellulose. Powdered cellulose is produced from minuscule pieces of wood pulp and plant fibers. Other than its fiber content, powdered cellulose lacks any nutritional contribution.
Our next ingredient is potato. Potatoes provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, potatoes are gluten free and therefore commonly found in grain free and gluten free products.
alfalfa meal is the next ingredient in this recipe. Alfalfa meal is produced from the alfalfa flowering plant. it's rich in plant based protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.
Next on the list is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.
The next ingredient in this recipe is choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Next we have canola oil. Because canola oil is actually an improved rapeseed oil, many people are wary of its nutritional impacts.
The remaining ingredients in this Blue Buffalo Freedom recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Blue Buffalo Freedom Fish Recipe For Indoor Cats is 4.5 out of 5.