Choosing the right food for your pet is important for their growth and wellbeing. Because there are so many options out there, you may end up confused about which to choose, so let us help you by providing this article below about two well-known brands. They are Taste of the Wild and Blue Buffalo.
In this article we are going to give you information about:
– What is Taste of the Wild and Blue Buffalo
– Taste of the Wild and Blue Buffalo Nutrition
– Taste of the Wild vs Blue Buffalo
About Taste of the Wild
Taste of the Wild is a brand of dog and cat food that is manufactured by Schell & Kampeter Inc., which was founded in 1970 and is based in Meta, Missouri. This company is doing its business under the name of Diamond Pet Foods, Inc., that mains activity is manufacturing pet foods specifically dog and cat foods. The company distributes its products through dealers, stores, and online stores.
Taste of the Wild currently offers two lines of products, which is the regular dog and cat food and the Prey, which made with limited ingredients. In their regular dog food they have various products depends on the ingredients and the dogs characteristics including 9 dry foods and 5 wet foods while in the Prey line they only have three products. Read Acana vs Taste of the Wild for another dog food article.
Taste of the Wild Nutrition
Taste of the wild makes their foods from different ingredients depend on the product variant. Let’s take an example from the Sierra Mountain Canine Formula, which is made with roasted lamb. This variant is made by combining species-specific probiotics with dried chicory root, roasted lamb, omega fatty acid blend, antioxidants, blueberries, raspberries, tomato pomace, tomato and chelated minerals. This specific variant contains 25% crude protein, 15% crude fat, 4% crude fiber, 2.4% Omega 6, and 0.3% Omega 3.
About Blue Buffalo
Blue Buffalo is a brand of dog and cat food that is manufactured by Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd, which Incorporated and is based in Wilton Connecticut. This company operates as subsidiary of Blue Pet Products, Inc. Blue Buffalo produces and distributes dog and cat food; whether it is dry food, wet food or treats. The company sells its products through retail partners and online retailers in United States.
Currently Blue Buffalo has 5 lines of dog food in their catalogue, such as Blue Life Protection Formula, Blue freedom, Blue Basics, Blue Wilderness, and Blue Natural Veterinary Diet. Blue Life Protection main ingredient is chicken, Blue Freedom is made without grain, Blue Basics is made with limited ingredients for sensitive dogs, Blue Wilderness, which inspired by wolves diet and Blue Veterinary for dogs with specific needs, such as food intolerance or weight management.
Blue Buffalo Nutrition
Blue Buffalo manufactured their dog foods with different ingredients and formula based on the variant and dog characteristics. Let’s take an example from the Blue Buffalo, which claims to be made from the finest natural ingredients and enhanced with vitamins and minerals. This variant is made with deboned chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, oatmeal, chicken fat, tomato pomace, peas, flaxseed, natural flavor, potatoes, natural flavor, alfalfa meal, and many more. The Blue Buffalo Blue Life Protection contains 24% crude protein, 14.0% crude fat, 5.0% crude fiber, 3.0% Omega 6, and 0.6% Omega 3.
Both of Taste of the Wild and Blue Buffalo are offering dog and cat foods but Blue Buffalo offers more and wider variants than Taste of the Wild. In the nutrients contains Taste of the Wild won in crude protein and crude fat, while Blue Buffalo won in crude fiber, omega 3, and omega 6 contain.
Taste of the Wild vs Blue Buffalo
|Taste of the Wild||Blue Buffalo|
|- Limited foods||- Wider variants|
|- Does not offer treat products||- Offer treats products|
|- The manufacturer has retreat their products twice||- Has no retreat history but has been sued by their customer|
When choosing the right dog food, you may also want to consider their manufacturer. Taste of the Wild is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods has to retreat their products twice in the last 15 years and Blue Buffalo also currently being sued by Pet owners but dismissed by the Courts recently. All in all, there is nothing like the perfect product, so we will still recommend you to ask your veterinary if you are not sure. However in this article we will recommend you Blue Buffalo foods for it has lot more varieties, so you can match your dogs needs easier.