Blue Buffalo Wilderness Salmon Grain-Free Canned Cat Food
Finally found a food my cat will eat
My 16 year old male cat was recently diagnosed with kidney disease. He absolutely refuses any prescription diets. And he's been spoiled on Weruva, which is another grain free food. The problem with the Weruva is the percent of protein (on a dry matter basis) is too high for him because of his kidney disease, and his BUN and Creatine levels were very elevated. Since my cat refuses Rx food the vet said to get a grain free, good quality protein from fish or poultry, and I add a phosphate binder (which is a prescription from the vet) to the food so the phosphorus doesn't get absorbed. I tried 6 or 7 different brands, and my cat would walk away from all of them. But he'll eat this one. Don't know for how long he'll like it, but for now it's all good.
December 5, 2013
My cats like it; worth the price
I have two cats, one tortoiseshell DSH about 15 months old, and one tortoiseshell DMH about 7 months old.
Why I feed my cats canned food:
1. Cats get most of their water from the food they eat, and have very efficient kidneys. Due to their highly efficient kidneys, they tend to not feel thirsty as often as, say, dogs do. As a result, cats who eat dry food for most of their lives are more likely to develop kidney problems and become obese. My mom is currently dealing with her 14-year-old cat's kidney problems as a result of feeding her dry food ad libitum most of her life. These problems include high quantities of dark colored urine (which results in my mom scooping the litter box/buying litter more often), and urinary incontinence (which results in my mom having to clean her home more often, not to mention the stress of removing cat urine odor).
2. In the wild, cats eat only raw meat, meaning their diet is naturally high in protein. Dry food does not offer as much protein as wet food does, as typically grain fillers are added to dry the food out. The grain fillers result in the cat taking in too many carbohydrates, putting them at risk of becoming obese.
The best solution is to feed cats raw meat. .... But c'mon, most of us are not looking to invest in a meat grinder and make cat food ourselves any time soon.
The solution I've found has been feeding my cats Blue Buffalo Wilderness canned cat food. I feed them canned food only, half a can, twice per day (2 cans per day between the two of them). What's noticeable about this product is it actually smells like whatever flavor it's supposed to be; the chicken kind smells like chicken, salmon smells like salmon, turkey smells like turkey. My cats like all of the flavors, however my older tortie seems to prefer the turkey kind (she has less of an appetite than the younger one, who has a voracious and insatiable appetite to the point that they have to be fed in separate rooms!). Blue Buffalo currently does not offer the duck kind in the 5oz size so we haven't tried that kind yet. I will definitely buy it when/if that happens, to give them some variety in their diet.
I stopped buying the salmon kind because it SMELLS! My cats liked it just fine but it's pretty pungent and I didn't want to subject my roommates to the smell.
The only drawback about this product is the price. Since reviewers are advised not to mention the specific price they paid, consider this: I have calculated that feeding my cats 2 cans per day of Blue Buffalo Wilderness for a year costs me about 2-3% of my yearly income (I'm single with no children, 26 years old, I don't make a lot of money, but I get by). I think it is well worth the price considering how much joy my cats bring me and how much they enrich my life. I want them to be healthy and eat good quality food now, and I want them to have a good quality of life when they are elderly. I don't want them to experience what my mom's cat is going through. I also see it as an investment in lower future veterinary costs, and less potential future stress.
Overall, it's a good solution if you're not willing/able to make your own cat food, and while it's more expensive than other canned food, I see it as worth the price.
May 23, 2014
My cats don't like it.
I didn't realize it was pate when I ordered it. My 2 cats ate a few bites after I tried to "flake it" and have refused to even try it again. They don't like pate so they might like flavor if it was a flake, bits, etc.
December 18, 2012
Unfortunately....not on my cat's menu anymore....
My cat ate this flavor, along w/the chicken flavor...until my recent purchases of Blue Buffalo's new flavor Delights...combinations of "chicken and turkey" "Chicken and trout" etc...
Now he doesn't go for this flavor period. His tastes have expanded to the delights side...spoiled boy.
April 25, 2014
Kitty's new favorite
Searched for a high-protein, low-grain food for my chubby, six-year-old cat. Did a lot of research and read customer reviews on several sites. I was concerned because my cat prefers dry food, but he loves this canned food. Too soon to tell about weight loss, but he is obviously eating less. I'm assuming the high nutrition leaves him satisfied on less food.
December 25, 2013
Cats love it
I give a can of this more as a "treat" between my four cats and they love it! I feel like I don't know what is in some of the lower end cat foods--we love Blue!
March 25, 2012
My cats love it !
I have two cats, one that is 11 years old and has minor bouts with IBD. My veterinarian has recommended grain-free canned foods that contains a lot of moisture, as that is easier for older cats to digest. This food stays very moist (even begin refrigerated) and both of my cats love it. No IBD flare-ups since he has been eating this.
August 20, 2014
It's the only wet food he'll eat
Our cat is very finicky. This is his favorite flavor. We buy the smaller can size and he finishes it. With the other canned food we tried he didn't eat much and had GI issues afterwards. I chose Blue Buffalo Wilderness because it is gluten-free and doesn't have any artificial ingredients.
August 17, 2014