Blue Buffalo Grain-Free Texas BBQ Review

Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Blue Buffalo Grain-Free Texas BBQ Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Apples

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Review of Blue Buffalo Grain-Free Texas BBQ
Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Apples

This product is manufactured by Blue Buffalo.

According to our data, this Blue Buffalo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Blue Buffalo Grain-Free Texas BBQ Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Apples is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Blue Buffalo Grain-Free Texas BBQ Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Apples with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is beef. Although beef is an excellent protein source, raw beef contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of beef 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 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.

The third ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is pea starch. Pea starch is a gluten free carbohydrate derived from peas. Typically, pea starch is used as a binder in kibble.

The fifth ingredient is 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Blue Buffalo Grain-Free Texas BBQ Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Apples 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 chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.

The remaining ingredients in this Blue Buffalo Grain-Free Texas BBQ 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 dogs. 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.

Final Thoughts

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 Grain-Free Texas BBQ Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Apples is 3.0 out of 5.