Blue Buffalo Basics Large Breed Canned Dog Food

Editor's Review: 3 / 5.0
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The Blue buffalo Co. pet foods began when the owner’s dog, ”Blue” began having health problems and issues they wanted to help him with themselves. This caused them to begin serious study in pet health and nutrition — which would one day lead them to manufacture and produce dog and cat food — and ‘Blue Buffalo’ was born! They claim their pet foods are completely nutritious, and have ingredients in their food blends that contain a specific blend of nutrients called LifeSource Bits®. They further claim their foods have no soy, corn wheat, and other allergens.

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Nutritional Content Information

  • Crude Protein: (min.) 8.5%
  • Crude Fat: (min.) 6.0%
  • Crude Fiber: (max.) 1.3 %
  • Moisture: (max.) 78.0%

Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup

The Metabolizable Energy (ME) calculated as how much fed is as follows: 1,370 Kcals/kg, 478 Kcals/cup.

March 7, 2013
Blue Buffalo Basics Large Breed Canned Dog Food


Main Ingredients

  • Turkey and Turkey Broth – These ingredients are an excellent source of protein and minerals such as calcium and potassium—not to mention low in cholesterol.
  • Potatoes – Potatoes provide carbohydrates, B vitamins, Vitamin C, and minerals like iron and potassium.
  • Pea Protein – is a good source of vegetable protein.
  • Oatmeal – Oatmeal is another good source of carbohydrates and provides energy for your pet. It is rich in essential B vitamins as well and does not cause food hypersensitivities like corn and wheat products.
  • Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids) – Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of the omega fatty acids. They have a good balance of the 3 to 6 ratio and it also contains essential vitamins and minerals required by your pets.

Other Ingredients

  • Peas
  • Cassia Gum
  • Carrageenan
  • Salt
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Guar Gum
  • L-Cartinine
  • Glucosamine Hydrchloride
  • Condroitin Sulfate
  • Cranberries
  • Blueberries
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Biotin (vitamin B7), Folic Acid (vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement
  • Minerals: Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide

AAFCO Statement

No AAFCO Statement could be found for Blue Buffalo Basics Large Breed Canned Dog Food. Please refer to our glossary for more information on the importance of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) statement for Dog Nutrient Profiles.

Product Overview

Blue Buffalo Basics Large Breed Canned Dog Food claims their recipes are formulated with wholesome goodness and the finest of natural ingredients. They claim that there is no corn, wheat, dairy, soy, or eggs to be found of any kind in their recipes – and that is why their brand of pet food does not cause food sensitivities in dogs and cats while eating. They also claim their pet food formulas have the best in quality meats and vegetable proteins, the most wholesome natural grains which are unrefined and rich and fiber, and healthy vegetables – potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsley – and the list goes on. The protein helps to build lean muscle and vital organs while the complex carbohydrates derived from the whole grains give energry and keep insulin balanced. Of course vegetables have important vitamins, nutirients and phytonutrients that enhance good health at the cellular level. Finally the fiber from both the grains and vegetables promote good digestion and colon health.

Blue Basics large breed dog food also claims that some of the benefits of this formula is that it enhances joint health with the blend of glucosamine and chondroitin – that these nutrients combined are the building-blocks to mobility, that it supports joint health and that it helps to build lean muscle development. The other important nutrient factor is that they assert that this formula will also build strong teeth and bones with the infusion of calcium and vitamins and nutrients in each bite. They also promise these foods contain no poultry or meat by-products – which are a lesser quality rendered product. Blue Buffalo Basics Large Breed Canned Dog Food is manufactured in the USA.