is blue wilderness good for cats

What Do Customers Think of Blue Buffalo Cat Food?

Here are a few reviews taken from a number of well-liked recipes that are available on Amazon and Chewy to give you an idea of what actual customers are saying about Blue Buffalo.

“My 6-year-old kitty loves this food. He can’t get enough of it. He was on Science Diet A/D food for a while when I first adopted him because he wouldn’t eat anything else. This food was a great next step for him, since it has a similar texture and some similar ingredients.” – CatDog, reviewing Blue Buffalo Freedom Indoor Adult Canned Cat Food

“I started feeding Blue when my oldest cat developed diabetes. He has been on this food for 8 years and my vet says “ I don’t know what you’re doing but whatever it is keep doing because he is doing great. All my cats are on this….” – Quacker, reviewing Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken Dry Cat Food

“My older cat has grain allergies. The vet said this must have grain in it since she was sick while trying to eat it. The name is deceiving. I’m disappointed. My kitten loves Blue Buffalo” – Debbi, reviewing Freedom Indoor Adult Pate

“I got this food thinking that I was treating my cat but instead, I was just treating Blue Buffalo’s marketing department. Blue Buffalo has a host of problems associated with it and the vets I spoke to told me to avoid this stuff like wildfire. They had seen countless cats come in with urinary and kidney problems who were being fed Blue Buffalo.” – MarketingGotMe, reviewing Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken Recipe Dry Food

The Standard—Rating Blue Buffalo on What Matters

We’ve rated the brand on six key criteria for quality. This is how it performs in each of these six important categories.


  • Species-Appropriateness – 6/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 6/10
  • Product Variety – 8/10
  • Price – 8/10
  • Customer Experience – 6/10
  • Recall History – 3/10

Overall Score: 6.17/10

Overall, we give Blue Buffalo a C grade. It gets good marks for being reasonably priced and providing a good range of products, but many of the recipes aren’t suitable for certain species, and customers’ experiences differ significantly. The brand has also had a significant number of recalls.

#3 Blue Buffalo Wilderness Turkey Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

Once more, Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness line of canned turkey pate promises to be high in protein and free of grains. It looks like this recipe is mostly made with turkey because the main three ingredients are turkey, turkey broth, and turkey liver.

Even though muscle and organ meats occupy a large portion of the ingredients list, some starchy plant-based ingredients, such as potatoes, flaxseed, and several gums, are included as thickening agents.

Carrageenan is another ingredient in this formula; it thickens and stabilizes canned cat food. This contentious ingredient has been connected to toxicity and inflammation in animals.

Overall, this is a reasonably species-appropriate canned food with a low carbohydrate content and a high protein and fat content.

It gives your cat the well-balanced nutrition and moisture they require, with a meat-based primary ingredient and minimal carbs.

Turkey, Turkey Broth, Turkey Liver, Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Guar Gum, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Taurine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Ingredients We Liked: Turkey, Turkey Liver

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Potatoes, Guar Gum, Carrageenan

Crude Protein:



  • Primarily made from animal-based ingredients
  • No by-products or vaguely named meat and poultry meals
  • Relatively low in carbohydrate content
  • Contains carrageenan as a thickener/binder
  • Receives mixed reviews from cat owners
  • Slightly higher-than-ideal carbohydrate content