Blue Buffalo Wilderness (Dry)


Rating: ★★★★½

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

The Blue Buffalo Wilderness product line includes 18 dry dog foods.

Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Important: Because many websites do not reliably specify which Growth or All Life Stages recipes are safe for large breed puppies, we do not include that data in this report. Be sure to check actual packaging for that information.

  • Blue Wilderness Bayou Blend [A]
  • Blue Wilderness Denali Dinner [A]
  • Blue Wilderness Flatland Feast [A]
  • Blue Wilderness Senior Chicken [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Snake River Grill [A]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Duck (5 stars) [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Salmon (5 stars) [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Chicken (5 stars) [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Puppy Chicken (5 stars) [G]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Small Bite (5 stars) [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Toy Breed (5 stars) [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Large Breed Salmon [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Large Breed Chicken[M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Small Breed (5 stars) [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Healthy Weight Chicken [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Small Breed Healthy Weight [M]
  • Blue Wilderness Large Breed Puppy Chicken (5 stars) [G]
  • Blue Wilderness Adult Large Breed Healthy Weight (4 stars) [M]

Blue Wilderness Adult Large Breed Salmon was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Blue Buffalo Wildnerness Adult Large Breed Salmon

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 36% | Fat = 16% | Carbs = 41%

Ingredients: Deboned salmon, chicken meal, pea protein, peas, tapioca starch, pea starch, dried tomato pomace, dried egg, natural flavor, flaxseed (source of omega 6 fatty acids), chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), menhaden fish meal (source of omega 3 fatty acids), potatoes, fish oil (source of EPA - eicosapentaenoic acid), dehydrated alfalfa meal, dicalcium phosphate, dl-methionine, potassium chloride, pea fiber, dried chicory root, calcium carbonate, salt, caramel color, choline chloride, taurine, preserved with mixed tocopherols, sweet potatoes, carrots, glucosamine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, l-carnitine, zinc amino acid chelate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, iron amino acid chelate, blueberries, cranberries, barley grass, parsley, Yucca schidigera extract, dried kelp, turmeric, chondroitin sulfate, nicotinic acid (vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), oil of rosemary, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), l-lysine, copper sulfate, biotin (vitamin B7), vitamin A supplement, copper amino acid chelate, manganese sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), calcium iodate, 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, folic acid (vitamin B9), sodium selenite

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 6.7%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis32%14%NA
Dry Matter Basis36%16%41%
Calorie Weighted Basis31%33%36%
Protein = 31% | Fat = 33% | Carbs = 36%

The first ingredient in this dog food is salmon. Although it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, raw salmon contains up to 73% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The second ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

The third ingredient is pea protein, what remains of a pea after removing the starchy part of the vegetable.

Even though it contains over 80% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The fourth ingredient includes peas. Peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The fifth ingredient is tapioca starch, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

The sixth ingredient is pea starch, a paste-like, gluten-free carbohydrate extract probably used here as a binder for making kibble. Aside from its energy content (calories), pea starch is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The seventh ingredient is tomato pomace. Tomato pomace is a controversial ingredient, a by-product remaining after processing tomatoes into juice, soup and ketchup.

Many praise tomato pomace for its high fiber and nutrient content, while others scorn it as an inexpensive pet food filler.

Just the same, there’s probably not enough tomato pomace here to make much of a difference.

The eighth ingredient is whole dried egg, a dehydrated powder made from shell-free eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

After the natural flavor, we find flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The next ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With six notable exceptions

First, we find alfalfa meal. Although alfalfa meal is high in plant protein (about 18%) and fiber (25%), this hay-family item is more commonly associated with horse feeds.

Next, we note the use of pea fiber, a mixture of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber derived from pea hulls. Aside from the usual benefits of fiber, this agricultural by-product provides no other nutritional value to a dog.

In addition, chicory root is rich in inulin, a starch-like compound made up of repeating units of carbohydrates and found in certain roots and tubers.

Not only is inulin a natural source of soluble dietary fiber, it’s also a prebiotic used to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in a dog’s digestive tract.

Next, caramel is a natural coloring agent made by caramelizing carbohydrates. It’s used by pet food manufacturers to impart a golden brown tint to the finished product.

However, the concentrated version of this ingredient commonly known as caramel coloring has been more recently considered controversial and found to cause cancer in laboratory animals.1

In any case, even though caramel is considered safe by the FDA, we’re always disappointed to find any added coloring in a pet food.

That’s because coloring is used to make the product more appealing to humans — not your dog. After all, do you really think your dog cares what color his food is?

Additionally, this food includes dried yeast, which can be a controversial item. Dried yeast contains about 45% protein and is rich in other healthy nutrients.

Fans believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system.

Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies. This may be true, but (like all allergies) only if your particular dog is allergic to the yeast itself.

What’s more, a vocal minority insist yeast can increase the risk of developing the life-threatening condition known as bloat. However, this is something we’ve not been able to scientifically verify.

In any case, unless your dog is specifically allergic to it, we feel yeast should be considered a nutritious addition.

And lastly, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 36%, a fat level of 16% and estimated carbohydrates of about 41%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 36% and a mean fat level of 16%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 40% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 43%.

Above-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the pea products, flaxseed, alfalfa meal and dried yeast, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a notable amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Blue Buffalo Wilderness is a grain-free, plant-based dry dog food using a notable amount of named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.

Highly recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

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Notes and Updates

12/05/2017 Last Update

  • Jacque Richard Collins

    My dog prefers the Chicken recipe. I tried to feed her the Salmon and she wasn’t excited about it. I started feeding her the adult grain free chicken at 12 months or so.

  • Susan

    Hi Dan,
    looking at the Blue Wilderness formula above Blue Bufflo are spliting their ingredients “peas” there’s pea protein, pea starch, pea fiber & peas, it’s very pea heavy, this is called ingredient spliting so the peas are spread thru out the ingredient list so they are further down the ingrident list, the peas would probably be 1st or 2nd ingredient if they weren’t split, they also use tapioca starch as well, I wouldn’t feed any starches they are fillers….

    Have a look at “Canidae”, Canidae is a good quality pet food they also make another brand called “Under The Sun”, Canidae grow their own fruit & vegetables & their other ingredients are sourced from local farmers, look at Canidae’s All Life Stages, Large Breed formula’s Turkey Meal & Brown Rice & Duck Meal & brown rice, also look at “Canidae” Pure grain free range, Pure Sea Salmon, Pure Wild Boar, Pure Land Bison….the Pure formula’s are also for Large Breed adult dogs….
    if you have any questions just send Canidae an email they will email you back…. When 71 pet brands were tested for 130 toxins, heavy metals, arsenic etc in March & August 2017 Canidae did very well, google “Toxins in Pet Foods”, just be careful feeding some pet food brands as some tested very high in toxins…
    Find a few good brands & rotate between a few different brands she does well, this way she isn’t eating the same brand 24/7 also add fresh whole foods to her diet as well, don’t just feed a dry kibble 24/7….
    Here’s Canidae link, scroll down a bit look to your right & click on all the pages of formula’s, the large breed formula’s are pages 4 & 5

  • Dan

    I’m reading through these comments and it seems like any other internet board there are many people trolling commentary. My question is simple, we need to switch our Siberian Husky girl to Blue Wilderness Adult Grain Free Salmon because her other food vendor can’t seem to fulfill orders to Amazon. Is this a good quality kibble for her at 20 months. Aloha

  • Me yep

    Post crap? Work for Canidae do you ?

  • Susan

    Me yep, Canidae use Diamond facilities to pack their foods “Sometimes” Canidae do NOT source from Diamond, email Canidae & ask before you post crap..

  • Susan

    Me Yep,
    Is this what you’re talking about..
    not all recalls are bad, pet food companies do as a precaution. Nothing was wrong with the withdrawn food.

    It is with deep regret and our sincerest apologies that we are announcing a voluntary recall on a limited production run of four CANIDAE dry dog foods produced at the Diamond Pet Foods South Carolina plant. These foods were distributed in 7 Eastern States. Although not one of our products has tested positive for Salmonella, it is out of pure “precaution” that this limited production run of product is being removed from the market place. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Me yep

    canidae has had recalls…they source from Diamond.
    Check the Diamond recalls and you will see Canidae listed

  • Jim

    Not specific to blue buffalo dry, sorry, it’s just that I too at one time believed in your brand and paid lots of money for the food and also preached to others that this was the real deal and I know others that want the best for their pets may come here. So again, look around, search the reports, blue is better than most, but most are owned by the same. My belief, if you take on ownership of a pet, make their food just as you would for any other family member. Put it this way, there is an awful lot of bull out there, I read a review of blue recently, this person said he fed blue to his two dogs their whole lives and 1 lived to 16 yrs and the other to 12, well seems really strange since blue has only been out for 5 yrs.

  • haleycookie

    Where does it say lead on the packaging or website? That’s what he uses for reviews.

  • Renee Hopkins

    You omitted the lead in Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs. We can’t believe your reports!

  • Jim

    As I read over your reply again, I cannot stress enough to give him tums, if you don’t already, much of the same ailments that affect us affect them too, they do get acid reflux and you can give him tums, he might be drinking the water for that reason, he might be whining for that reason.

  • Jim

    I know you said you are taking him to the vet and x-rays and so forth, but if his stomach is hard to the touch, sorry, but it’s probably a tumor in his stomach. I know about the rice, brown is better than white, but it’s a lot better than kibble. If he’s puking, try giving him tums, yes tums, he’ll love you for it, break it in half or break it up and put it in his food, mine eat it out of my hand. The husky that passed, Sammy, I have his ashes, I didn’t know he had stomach cancer until the day he died, he was about 6 when I decided to get another pup, he hated her at first, but then raised her like his pup, she, still being a pup I think kept him going, always running and playing with her, he taught her everything, how to fight and how to kill, she is the spitting image of him, he was slowing, I thought it was his hips, that is what usually goes first, I fed him bone and hip treats and he improved greatly, then one day he went out, came back in and went straight to my bedroom and curled in the corner, I had to go to work, my wife called me at work when she got home and said he’s laying in the same spot crying, when I got home I thought I could get him out of whatever was bothering him, he really was my best friend, great dog, just cried and cried, he couldn’t get up, I had to carry him to the truck, that’s when I found out it was cancer in his stomach, but I thought I’d be able to take him home, doc said he’s on morphine and even with surgery he’d never walk again, hardest day of my life there. Sorry to say all that. Sweet potatoes I use as a treat. What I use for an easy dinner for them is 1 canned chicken, a bag of frozen green beans, a bag of frozen carrots and peas, the chicken is in Chuck size, I chop it up, rice 2 cups, big bowl, cook the veggies, cook the rice, mix it all up, add a little chicken stock, enough for 3 days for 2 full grown pups, other times I have a beef or fish, pasta. When I was feeding them kibble and not cheap stuff either, sometimes I’d travel to 3 or 4 stores to find what I was looking for, but the drink lots of water, I mean as much as they could, I’d have to yell at them to stop as sometimes they’d almost barf it back up, as soon as I stopped the kibble, they stopped gobbling up the water.

  • Susan

    Hi Jim well said, yes in the late 80’s or early 90’s pet food companies started saying, “DO not to feed your pets home cooked food, do not feed pets left overs, foods humans eat”, & that BS still sticks in people’s minds today & people are still posting “Do Not Feed Left Overs to your dog” & they still believe you can make your dog very sick feeding your dog human food, unbelievable this is when dry kibble started to take off early 90’s & has become what it is today….”Rodney Habib” is good to follow on his facebook page, he’s showing & telling people all over the world to stop feeding dry process kibble & start feeding raw, cooked freeze dried raw anything beside dry kibble & if you can’t afford raw or cooked meals then add your left overs from dinner to your dogs kibble, researcher have proven by just adding 1-2 spoons of fresh foods to your dogs dry kibble can prevent them from getting cancer……
    Sorry about your Husky, I too have a rescue Staffy with IBD (stomach) I’ve had him 5yrs this Novemeber 20th he’ll be 9yrs old, I rescued him on his 4th birthday he was being PTS 12pm on his birthday, for nilly 5 yrs I’ve been doing so much research trying to fix his stomach & bowel & yes dry processed kibble is CRAP, a few vets have told me this is why poor Patch is suffering now, they have said he was probably feed cheap dry kibble that he had food intolerances too & his owner just kept feeding him cheap kibbles with these ingredient then when he was pooing & weeing blood he was dumped at the pound, you write about drinking & drinking heaps of water means they’re having troubles digesting their food, this started happening with Patch this year on & off & whinging all day, I did X-ray vet thought blockage urinary crystals, blood test for diabetes, kidney, thyroid etc blood work all came back all good, then vet blamed his IBD & said sometimes when they have pain they can drink heaps of water he was put on a nerve pain drug Gabapentin suppose to help dogs with IBD, anxieties, siezures, I only gave him capsule once I’m not into drugs for pets when we don’t know 100% what’s wrong, I even rotate & change his foods thinking it’s his kibble but he was the same, some days he drinks & drinks water all day & whinge wanting me to rub his stomach, I’ve tried home made raw, went thru a Animal Naturopath then cooked the raw food it went OK for a bit but kept coming back up into mouth when he burped causing bad acid reflux then his poos were real sloppy then we thought he had Pancreatitis he was vomiting again so back to dry kibble, the dry kibble keeps his poos firm & keeps him stable but he’s not 100%, started this drinking water..
    What aggreed with your Husky, what could he eat some days that made you think he’s getting better?? boiled rice is a no no now the new younger vets are recommending boiled sweet potatoes or potatoes, potatoes are very easy to digest & don’t sit & ferment in the stomach like rice does.
    Kibble is quick & easy for the pet owners (Humans) Americans love their take away foods, Americans are into fast foods & Americans have the highest weight problems in the world followed by Australia (I’m Australian), so naturally if a person doesn’t cook for themselves they won’t prepare a healthy meal for their pets & their pets suffer, back in the 1960’s & 70’s dogs lived longer they didn’t eat dry kibble like todays dogs, today’s dogs are dying younger, it has to be their diet….it’s very sad cause it can be prevented….

  • Jim

    If you go to your vet and ask what is the best dog food or what dog food is best for my dog, the vet is going to give you an answer that they think best answers your question, but you are asking the wrong questions, you should ask what is the best food for my dog, not what is the best dog food and ask, can I feed them veggies. If your dog has an upset stomach, your vet will tell you to feed them rice, that should tell you something right there. If your dog drinks astronomical amounts of water, unless he/she is hot, they are having trouble digesting their food. A canine in the wild eats meat, that’s what your dog requires, if raw makes you think it’s gross, cook it. People spend lots of money to get a purebred, but feed them garbage and when they get sick they think it was genetics, wrong! It’s the food! Love your pet as they love you. There’s so much information on the web, search, explore, you’ll be astonished and heartbroken and the same time. I had a husky die of stomach cancer at age 10, too early! I miss him every day, I have 2 other huskies, I went from “dog food to dog food”, searching for the best, even preached that dry was better than wet, grain free of course, then had to change that one and then another because of diarrhea and puking, then hit in face and shocked that “dog food” is not fda approved, only time they get involved is when pets, lots of em gets sick and dies. We the consumer are the only ones that can change that, become knowledged, search, study, become a good parent to your pets, your family, your kids.

  • Jim

    Stop the madness, you don’t have to buy dog food to feed your dog, kibble is bad for your dog, it’s hard for them to digest, canned is better, but what is really in it as there is no fda regulating it, if your dog is a member of your family and you want what’s best for him/her, make their food, chicken, beef, pork, fish, veggies, just find out what’s not good for them and you will have a happier and healthier pup, remember your dog has a better sense of smell than you do, if they smell that food and walk away it’s probably something in it that they know is bad, eventually they’ll eat it because they’re hungry, but you are poisoning your dog slowly, eventually vet visits (money) and treatments (more money) sadness are in your future, do some research, people food is good for dogs, it’s bad for dog food manufacture’s which is a billion dollar industry.

  • Ryan

    At first (by recommendation of the vet), we started my bulldog on Royal Canine, and then transitioned her to BB, eventually to wilderness. She didn’t want to even give it a taste after a whiff of it! Eventually she started eating a portion of it. We rotated around the different varieties they offered. Regardless of the formula (chicken, salmon, bison, Rocky Mountain, and healthy weight recipes), she would get noxious and vomit. Thinking that this was the best on the market I thought she would get over it, and probably due to quick transitioning. Didn’t happen to be the case, seeing that every formula didn’t agree with her. My neighbor has his dog on wilderness and all is good, but not with my gal. Now she is on Orijen six fish formula, and we’re having a good experience thus far.

  • Danielle

    So happy to read this! I have had the same problem with this same variety! Complained each time to BB,and they even sent me bags to send to them for analysis. That was late last year and never heard back from them. My newest bag from chewy was again totally different, very light and flatter than the dark more rounded nuggets I am used to. When I called BB to report this I asked about the analysis of the samples I sent them last year, and after a brief hold, he came back and said they could not find a problem with it! I am upset they never sent me the results. My 10 year old golden retriever is having some health issues now, not sure if it is due to the food, but I just don’t trust BB anymore. I have used them for our dogs for over 13 years. I have now had 3 “bad” bags! I won’t give my dog the kibble that is visibly different.

  • HBR

    I’m so disappointed in BB. They changed their Wilderness ‘Chicken Recipe’ to ‘with chicken’, took out the turkey meal and added pea protein instead. ( they did the same for their cat Wilderness as well. Cats, being obligate carnivores, can’t digest peas, or any grain and veggies, for that matter) It appears they’ve gone for lowering the quality of ingredients to save a couple dollars. I also messaged them on their FB page about this. Let’s see if they allow it to be posted.

  • Michele Lijewski

    Never feeding my pets this food again causes diarrhea. Went with Victor dog food no problems at all.

  • Susan

    Hi have a look at “Canidae” & “Zignature” both brands have never had a recall…

  • haleycookie

    Check out Fromm dog food. I don’t believe they’ve ever had a recall. And they have pretty good quality dog food as well.

  • Ladilira

    I fed my previous dog BB Wilderness for years without incident. However, I won’t be feeding it to my new dog due to the frequent amounts of recalls that have happened with this brand. Too many recent incidents have left me feeling uncomfortable to return to it and so I will be looking at other quality, grain free brands with less negative incidents of occurrence.

  • Yvette Pinkney

    You right every dog is different. I just brought BB. My puppy is picky . So i will see how he likes this give him a little bit each day.

  • Lexi Duboi

    My vet told me that your products are only using the name,not making the that true

  • dklfdkslf odsfa

    apparently blue buffalo has gone under fire recently for false labeling, can someone confirm this? :/ i’m so bummed, what am i going to feed my dog now

  • Christa Schutte

    My dog isnt a fan of the blue buffalo, esp the “lifesource bits” i have seen online that that is not uncommon

  • Carolyn H Wood

    Fed her B.B. Salmon grain-free. Had problems with very soft stool to diarrhea after about 1.5 years.Took a sample of fecal to vet. No worms. When they heard about this brand, they said to possibly switch because they were aware of this problem with this brand. Didn’t do that at that point. About 4 months later she developed explosive, or projectile diarrheal discharge. No food for 24 hours, then put her on rice and tuna for a good 3 days. Vet said they were aware of this problem.
    Petco also knew about this problem too. Transitioned her to Canidae, salmon, grain-free. Problem solved. Been on it with a splash of chicken stock and tablespoon of cottage cheese for almost a year

  • Don T.

    Three days is not a long enough adjustment period. Please read the labels on the bag and/or read up online. The food didn’t do this; you did. Sorry. Also, try adding some pumpkin in with the food while your switching; it seems to work miracles.

  • Crystal

    We feed Orijen and Acana. Awesome ingredients and never a recall.

    Orijen Regional Red Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 15-lb bag

    Nutritional Info


    Boneless Angus Beef*, Boneless Wild Boar*, Boneless Lamb*, Beef Liver*, Boneless Pork*, Pork Liver*, Whole Herring*, Lamb Liver*, Beef Meal, Lamb Meal, Herring Meal, Salmon Meal, Pollock Meal, Beef Tripe*, Bison*, Lamb Fat, Whole Egg*, Red Lentils, Chickpeas, Green Peas, Yellow Peas, Green Lentils, Herring Oil, Pea Fiber, Yams*, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash*, Spinach Greens*, Carrots*, Red Delicious Apples*, Bartlett Pears*, Cranberries*, Blueberries*, Kelp, Licorice Root, Angelica Root, Fenugreek, Marigold Flowers, Sweet Fennel, Peppermint Leaf, Chamomile, Dandelion, Summer Savory, Rosemary, Enterococcus Faecium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Selenium Yeast *Delivered Fresh, Preservative-Free and Never Frozen.

  • April

    I’ve fed my 10 year old spaniel/lab mix Blue Wilderness Senior for last 3 years. Constipated over last few months, but no diarrhea. Bought new bag a week ago from Petsmart and poured it in the storage container. When I went to mix it with last of what was left from previous bag, I noticed the new food was drastically lighter in color. I threw it out and bought another bag from Murdoch’s and the kibble is color it normally is. Quality Control Issues??

  • Kerry Lee Haas

    Did it happen around vaccination time? My dog had the same thing happen when he was vaccinated for Leptospirosis as a puppy. It was horrible.

  • Kerry Lee Haas

    Be cautious not to over feed and the protein may be too high for their sensitive tummies at the moment. Whenever diarrhea is an issue cut back on the amount of food or look for a food with a slightly lower protein source at 30 or lower. I notice that when my two boxers protein source starts to inch up over 32 they start to have bowel issues.

  • theBCnut

    Maybe try NutriSource. Blue Buffalo seems to not agree with a huge number of dogs and puppies.

  • Patrick Roman

    I have been feeding my two puppies (10 mo. and 6 mo.) Blue Wilderness Puppy food which has 5 stars on here since I got each of them. Over the past few months we’ve gone through several sessions of bad diarhea. No parasites, no infections, so we were recommended to switch food.

    Any suggestions from people that experienced similar problems with BB Wilderness Puppy food?

    We were told Purina Pro Plan and Eukanuba were good brands, but Purina seems to be getting bashed alot on here…

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