As a popular dog food, Blue Buffalo Dog Food is easy to find in pet stores throughout the nation. Based in Wilton, Connecticut, they provide their own recipes to be used by other companies to produce their dog food. They have so many product lines but the Blue Freedom is the Blue Buffalo’s latest food. Many of the product line include chicken in their ingredients but they make dry kibble foods for large breeds, adult dogs, puppies, and small breeds. Canned foods are also available for adult dogs, puppies, and small breeds. Their product is grain-free so dogs with any allergies to grains can safely eat this food. To avoid typically dog food allergies, there is no wheat, corn, or soy in Blue dog food.
Chicken Meal, Deboned Chicken, Peas, Pea Starch and Potatoes are the first five ingredients of Freedom Blue dog food. The large portion of the food is deboned chicken and chicken meal and they are good ingredient. Your dog will have good sources of meat protein from these ingredients. But, the other three main ingredients are not as good choice. Many dog food companies make filler from peas and pea starch more and more as they sound healthy rather than using soy, corn, beet pulp and wheat. They are actually mostly inexplicable fiber and have low plant protein which is not required by dog. They tie water and fat causing violent diarrhea and a laxative effect. It is best to avoid using peas and pea starch in major use.
The good news is there is chicken or poultry outcome meal in Blue Freedom. Any synthetic preservatives, flavors, or coloring is not added too. The source for preservative is rosemary. But dogs that have epilepsy or some other conditions may have problems with this ingredient. However, rosemary is hard to find in many good dog foods these days. Cranberries and blueberries and a small number of other ingredients are added which are good antioxidants for dogs. There are also desiccated Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, desiccated Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, chicory, dry Enterococcus faecium fermentation product as all are sources of good prebiotics and probiotics. Some popular supplements in Blue dog food include taurine that is good for the heart, kelp as supply of iodine and trace minerals, and chondroitin sulfate that is good for joints.
There are some controversial ingredients in Freedom Blue dog food. Many dog foods add Tomato pomace to provide a complex soluble fiber and lycopene as high levels of antioxidants. But, it is considered as filler used by dog food companies. Tomato pomace, or other tomato forms may cause dogs to poop more frequently.