Blue Buffalo Wilderness Turkey Grain-Free Canned Cat Food
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
This product saved our cats life.
Our cat was diagnosed with diabetes, and she was not doing well at all. The dry food the vet recommended wasn't working. We researched different cat foods, and everything we found recommended the exact ingredients we found in Blue Wilderness. We bought it and gave it a try and our cat has started to gain back some of the weight she had lost, her fur is glossy again instead of dull and lack luster. Her energy level is improving everyday, and that's saying a lot for her age, (she is 11 years old). I would highly recommend Blue Wilderness to anyone.
September 13, 2013
I have two cats, a Russian Blue & an Abyssinian. The Aby is the only one who will eat canned food. Before feeding her this food, she had, to be indelicate, a very smelly BM. Not anymore. I believe this food is much better for her digestive system & she LOVES it!
December 15, 2012
This product looks and smells good. It has enough gravy/juice in the can, that it can be added to the food.
I bought a can of the Wilderness Turkey formula to see if my diabetic cat would be more easily entised to eat at shot time. My cat has become picky since becoming dibetic, but really loves this! The texture is not as pasty as Wellness Core, and is more easily licked from the bowl. She finished her dinner and is looking for more. I highly recommend it.
September 14, 2012
Cat won't touch it
Ingredients look good but my cat will not touch it. I have tried three cans and all have gone in the trash. My cat only eats the dry food. I will save the rest for my kitten when she grows up. She loves the kitten wet food. I only gave it a one star as my cat will not go close to it. If she starts eating it later I will update my review.
November 28, 2014
My cat won't eat it.
Most Siamese cats are known to LOVE turkey, but for some reason my cat turned up her nose to this. However, Siamese cats are also known for being pickier eaters than other cat breeds. The ingredients seemed good, and this does not mean that this isn't good food, but I ended up having to trick her into eating this by mixing it with equal parts of a wellness brand of canned food. Another thing to note is that she has eaten this same brand of canned food of a different flavor, with no issues. It's just a big mystery this time...
November 13, 2014
Popular With My Cats and Nutritious, Too
My cats really like this food, even the ones who don't always choose the healthier brands. It's a superior product, made from top ingredients, like most of the Blue Buffalo line, but seems to have more flavor than other healthy cat foods. Very pleased to discover this food, and I recommend trying it with your finicky felines.
October 21, 2014
My cat, who is 18+, is really enjoying this turkey. He's enthusiastic about eating it, and this and the other Blue Buffalo Wilderness canned food have eased his stomach gurgling and resulted in much healthier bowel movements.
October 18, 2014