Blue Buffalo Carnivora Cat Food: Can it Feed Your Cat’s Inner Carnivore?

Blue Buffalo Carnivora cat food

Varies
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Overall Rating

10.0/10

Pros

  • Protein rich from real animal sources
  • Multiple formulas available

Cons

  • Extremely pricey
  • Not many customer reviews

Blue Buffalo Carnivora cat food is a relatively new line in Blue Buffalo’s long line of cat food products. With this latest line launch, many cat owners are starting to wonder how healthy it is compared to Blue Buffalo’s other products?

Well, we will find that out in this honest Blue Buffalo Carnivora cat food review!

For this review, I will be focusing on the Woodland Adult Cat formula.

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Blue Buffalo Carnivora

My Honest Blue Buffalo Carnivora Cat Food Review

 

Name: Blue Buffalo Carnivora

Website URL: www.bluebuffalo.com

Flavors Available: Woodland and Coastal

Formulas Available: Kitten, Adult, Adult Weight Control and Mature

Sizes Available: 4 pounds and 10 pounds

Price: Varies

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Pros. vs. Cons.

Pros:

  • Protein-rich from real animal sources
  • Multiple formulas available

Cons:

  • Extremely pricey
  • Not many customer reviews

 

Guaranteed Analysis

 

Crude Protein 45.0% min
Crude Fat 20.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 9.0% max
Magnesium 0.13% max
Taurine 0.2% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.75% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.25% min
L-Carnitine* 150 mg/kg min

 

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Dried Chicken, Deboned Turkey, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Liver and Hearts, Dried Egg Product, Dried Tomato Pomace, Fava Beans, Gelatin, Deboned Duck, Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 fatty acids, Natural Flavor, Lentils, Dried Pollock, Dried Sole, Dried Halibut, Dried Cod, Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 fatty acids), Potassium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Turkey Liver, Dried Pork Liver, Dried Chicken Liver, Dried Tuna, Dried Sardine, Chicken Cartilage,  Dicalcium phosphate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacon (Vitamin B3), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Dried Chicory Root, Taurine preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Turmeric, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Carrots, Dried Kale, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, L-Carnitine, Dried Kelp, Barley Grass, Parsley, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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, Oil of rosemary.

 

Ingredient Breakdown

Deboned Chicken

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that excludes the bones of the chicken.

Dried Chicken

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that is dried prior to use.

Deboned Turkey

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that excludes the bones of the turkey.

Chicken Meal

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that can contain as much as 300% more protein than chicken contains on its own.

Chicken Fat

This is a healthy fat ingredient that contains omega 3 fatty acids and additional protein.

Tapioca Starch

This starchy ingredient is used as a plant-based source of carbohydrates.

Chicken Liver and Hearts

These two ingredients are rich protein sources that also have the added benefit of being a source of folate, pantothenic acid, copper, riboflavin, Vitamin B12, zinc, iron, and phosphorus.

Dried Egg Product

This ingredient is used as a protein ingredient. It derives from eggs taken from an egg hatchery and dehydrated prior to use.

Dried Tomato Pomace

This ingredient is rich in natural antioxidants and fiber. It is a mixture of the pulp, skin, and seeds of a tomato.

Fava Beans

This legume ingredient is used in this food as a source of additional protein and plant-based carbohydrates.

Gelatin

This is an ingredient that is not typically found in many cat food brands. It is typically used as a nutritional binder.

Deboned Duck

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that excludes the bones of the duck.

Flaxseed

This plant-based ingredient is rich in dietary fiber, additional protein, lignans, and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Natural Flavor

Just as the name implies, this ingredient is used to enhance the flavor of this food. It derives from various meat, fruit and vegetable sources.

Lentils

This low-calorie, plant-based ingredient is a source of iron, dietary fiber, and additional protein.

Dried Pollock

This high-quality protein ingredient is rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Aside from being used as a rich protein source, it can also help support healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Dried Sole

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that contains rich protein, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which can help support a shiny coat and healthy skin.

Dried Halibut

This high-quality protein ingredient contains protein and essential Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Dried Cod

This is another high-quality protein ingredient that is rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids as well as additional protein.

Fish Oil

This ingredient is rich in DHA and Omega 3 fatty acids which can help support healthy cardiac health, healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Potassium Sulfate

This ingredient is used as a potassium supplement.

Choline Chloride

This ingredient is used as a source of soluble Vitamin B4.

Turkey Liver

This is a rich protein ingredient that is low in sodium, a source of Vitamin C, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Pantothenic Acid and Selenium.

Dried Pork Liver

This rich protein ingredient is loaded with Thiamin, Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Niacin, Selenium, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Pantothenic Acid.

Dried Chicken Liver

This rich protein ingredient is rich in folate and Vitamin A.

Dried Tuna

This is a high-quality protein source that is rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Dried Sardine

This high-quality protein source is loaded with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Chicken Cartilage

This protein-rich ingredient contains collagen.

 

Formulas, Sizes, and Price

Woodland High-Protein Adult


This formula by Blue Buffalo is loaded with all the essential nutrients adult cats need to thrive. It is loaded with over 90% protein from 11 different animal sources, feeding your cat’s inner carnivore.

Sizes Available: 4 pounds and 10 pounds

 

Woodland High-Protein Adult Weight Control


Need to keep your cat at an optimal weight? Or help them to shed excess pounds? Then look no further! This formula by Blue Buffalo is made with nutrient-dense ingredients to help manage weight safely while supplying adult cats with all of the energy they need!

Sizes Available: 4 pounds

 

Woodland High Protein Mature


This is the perfect formula to feed older and maturing cats with the nutrition they need. It is made with the perfect high-protein ingredient to help older cats stay active while helping to support healthy cardiac function.

Sizes Available: 4 pounds and 10 pounds

 

Grain-Free Coastal


This is the perfect formula to feed your cat if they love seafood. It is loaded with high-quality protein from 11 different animal sources such as wild-caught pollock, fresh tuna, and halibut.

Sizes Available: 4 pounds

 

Blue Buffalo Carnivora Cat Food: The Bottomline

While Blue Buffalo Carnivora cat food is a relatively new line to the Blue Buffalo cat food lineup, based on the ingredients alone, this is a product I have no problem recommending. It is loaded with all of the protein cats naturally crave, all coming from transparent sources so you know exactly what you are feeding your cat. However, it has a high price point, so keep that in mind.

Final Verdict:
Recommended, but pricey

 

Have you fed your cat Blue Buffalo Carnivora cat food? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below!

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