Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet HF Hydrolyzed for Food Intolerance Grain-Free Wet Cat Food, 5.5-oz, case of 24

By Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet
Rated 2.375 out of 5 stars
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  • Formulated to help minimize negative reactions to food with hydrolyzed salmon—a readily digestible source of protein.
  • Fish oil and flaxseed provide healthy sources of omega-3 fatty acids to support your cat’s skin and coat health.
  • Crafted with vitamins and antioxidants, plus blueberries and cranberries to support healthy immunity.
  • Grain-free recipe made without corn, wheat or soy for cats with food sensitivities.
  • A wholesome and natural veterinary diet that offers cats the nutrition they need and the taste they crave.

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About BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet®

A Natural Therapeutic Diet

Formulated by veterinarians and animal nutritionists, BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet products are designed to nutritionally help manage certain conditions for dogs and cats. BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet formulas contain the same kind of premium-quality ingredients that are synonymous with Blue Buffalo.

The True BLUE Promise

BLUE is formulated with only the finest natural ingredients:

• Always features protein-rich real meat

• NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals

• NO corn, wheat or soy

A Holistic Approach to Nutritional Therapy


Because the efficacy of nutritional therapy is top priority, BLUE Buffalo employs a team of PhD animal nutritionists, food scientists and veterinarians to ensure each BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet performs exactly as it should.


At BLUE Buffalo, product safety and quality are our #1 priority. We care deeply about the safety of our furry family members. We are proud of our best-in-class product quality, and have strict controls in place to make sure that our ingredients meet the highest quality standards.


BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet is made with the finest natural ingredients just like all our BLUE foods. It always starts with REAL MEAT and contains NO chicken/poultry by-products, corn, wheat or soy and artificial preservatives, or flavors. It's a wholesome, natural veterinary diet that has both beneficial nutrition and a taste cats love.

Exclusive LifeSource Bits®

All BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet recipes feature a precise blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists to help promote immune system health, fulfill life stage requirements and support a healthy oxidative balance.

About BLUE Buffalo

Blue Buffalo began with unconditional love and some furry inspiration from a large breed Airedale, Blue. When Blue's family started a pet food company, their vision was clear. They wanted every pet parent to be able to feed their pet with the same care they would feed family. So they created the #1 natural pet specialty food to help furry family members live happy, healthy lives. Of course, they named it after Blue.

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Top IngredientsSalmon Hydrolysate, Water, Potato Starch...Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver...Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water...Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Water, Corn Starch...
Special DietGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Veterinary Diet...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Veterinary Diet...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion...Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Veterinary Diet, NaturalVeterinary Diet, Pea-Free, Hydrolyzed Protein
Food FlavorSeafood & Fish, SalmonPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenPoultry, Chicken
Food TexturePatePatePatePatePate
Health FeatureDigestive Health, Skin & Coat HealthUrinary Tract Health, Weight ManagementDigestive HealthHip & Joint Support, Kidney CareDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health
Packaging TypeCanCanCanCanCan
Food FormWet FoodWet FoodWet FoodWet FoodWet Food

Questions & Answers

6 Customer Questions

What flavor is this food
Answer by ChewyApr 14, 2020
This BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet HF is made with hydrolyzed salmon.

Is this food made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyNov 11, 2022
This recipe is made in the USA. Many of Blue Buffalo's ingredients, such as most grains and meats, like chicken, beef and turkey come from the United States. Lamb and venison can be free range from the United States or New Zealand. Rabbit is sourced from Europe, and trout can come from the United States or Canada. Where possible Blue's suppliers are instructed to source their ingredients from the United States. Where the ingredients are not readily available in the Unites States, such as many vitamins and minerals, their suppliers will only work with reliable foreign companies, and subject all ingredients to rigorous quality testing.

Is this food formulated to dissolve and prevent struvite & calcium crystals?
Answer by ChewyJan 12, 2022
This Blue Buffalo recipe is specially formulated to help manage skin irritation and digestion problems as a negative reaction to common proteins.

Does this require a prescription?
Answer by ChewyNov 23, 2022
This recipe requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

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Rated 2.375 out of 5 stars
136 Ratings
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136 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AussieCat on Sep 25, 2023

Helped my cat's IBD and he actually likes it!

My cat has suffered with IBD and food allergies for most of his life, which causes him chronic vomiting and diarrhea. My specialist vet recommended a hydrolyzed diet but I struggled to get him to eat any of them. With the combination of the Blue Buffalo HF wet and dry food (although it took him a week or so to acquire a taste for it), he finally enjoys the food and I am happy to report has not been experiencing any IBD symptoms since he has been on it, fingers crossed. Highly recommend if your cat has IBD or food allergies!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Robin on Aug 11, 2023


My cat, Leo, developed some intestinal issues three years ago and ultimately, switching him to a hydrolyzed protein food alleviated his issues. He's been on another brand that only has a dry hydrolyzed food and has been acting hungrier so I worked with my vet to find a wet hydrolyzed protein food to see if that helped him feel full longer. I had to order an entire case of this overpriced food to do a food trial. I received the case yesterday and gave him a little bit for dinner last night. Yes, the appearance is questionable, but Leo--my cat who will chew into any package just to see if it might be something edible and I have to watch like a hawk during mealtime to keep him out of my other cat's food--sniffed it, licked it and walked away from it. I added some warm water and mashed it up and he did end up eating about a quarter of a can. I gave him a bit of his normal food which he ate. Twelve hours later he's having a full-blown flare of his intestinal issues, showing signs of pain and refusing to eat his breakfast. I spent more than $80, used less than one can and now will probably end up with a vet bill on top of it. To say I'm unhappy about this food is an understatement and I will never buy any food this company makes ever again. Your mileage may vary but I've had a very bad experience with this food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on Jul 22, 2023

My cat LOVES this food!

My cat is 18 years old, has only 1 tooth left, but still has a healthy appetite and lifestyle. She loves to hunt rabbits and birds, and occasionally brings one indoors. (We usually rescue the prey alive.) We began using HF wet food due to her vomiting nearly all other foods. She immediately took to the HF canned food - we do slice & dice it for her as she refuses pate-textured food. She loves this food and especially takes to the oily liquid in it as well. We understand that Blue Buffalo is working on quality control for this food. We appreciate this and eagerly look forward to it being available again!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Seb on Jun 29, 2023

Negative reviews are almost negligent

Out of the seemingly only 2 options we have for our cat (Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Selected Protein PR Loaf being the other canned food option for ours) this is the only one that he has consistently eaten for 4 years. Would he like better looking/tastier food ? Probably, but those other foods would trigger skin rash 24/7 and other issues while this one keeps him healthy. Negative reviews: I get the texture is quite different from most other cans, and as a human this is not something you'd want to it. That's good, cause no one is asking you to eat your cat's food. So before you lash out giving a bad review based on looks/texture alone, consider that there are few hydrolyzed food options and this is one that many cats prefer and depend on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RavenMom on May 13, 2023

My cat loves it!

Yes, the rubbery hockey puck consistency is weird. But my overgroomer loves it. I add a little water and chop it up into bite-sized pieces; the water makes it easier to work with. I don’t understand the negative reviews! Taste is subjective, even for an animal, so if your cat doesn’t like it, why blame the product/company? Try adding water and chopping/mashing it up; maybe your cat would eat it then.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pickycatmom on Apr 6, 2023

Good option for allergies

I feel bad there are so many bad reviews for this food so im adding a an extra star, but I get it. The texture is weird, but viable hydrolyzed wet canned food options are few and far between for kitties. This food does require a little bit of mashing with a fork and then some added water to get to a traditional pate. My cats do like it and eat this food twice a day without any issues. They also get dry food as well. I switched to this when canned PV royal canine became unattainable.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Kris on Mar 30, 2023

Mash it up for better texture

4 stars because it's not my cat's favorite and takes a little effort to prep, but it seems to help his allergies, so it's doing its job. Yes, the texture is weird - sort of dense and jiggly. But! It became more appealing to my cat (he doesn't love it, but he eats it) when I started mashing it up. I use a butter knife to chop up his portion into smaller pieces (see pic) and then I use the flat side of the knife to really mash the pieces until it's more like a typical pate texture (see other pic). I just wanted to share in case it helps someone else, I know hydrolyzed choices are limited.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Nicole on Mar 4, 2023

Bad experience all around

So, my sick kitty is now on a veterinary diet. This brand was the only SOFT food I was able to find within his restrictions on chewy. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it in just a can so I had to buy an entire case for over $80!!!! I shouldn't have done it, but I was desperate for my kitty to have a mixture of hard and soft food. This food looks gross. It's almost grey in color. It's almost impossible to even mix it and when I was able to mix it, it was big clumps. He won't eat it and now I'm stuck with a case of it. I would think it was old and outdated but it isn't, it's just bad food. LEARN from my mistake--when trying new foods for your animals DONT ORDER if you can't buy it in small quantities. I should have gone to a pet store first to look for one can.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By LeeV57 on Feb 21, 2023

Blue Buffalo HP Cat Food - Jamon Hates It !

I am sure this prescription cat food is good for it's intended purposes. My reason was for possible thyroid issues/vomiting issues. I left this cat food down for him for 2 1/2 days and he did not touch it. Being an old cat, I did not want to stress him out any longer. I called Chewy and they were GREAT!! They said to donate it to a charity/rescue and they will credit my account. I was thrilled. I did find some other "tummy sensitive" cat food he likes. Jamon is the love of my life and I cannot imagine life without him. He is 12. Thank you Chewy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kristin261 on Aug 14, 2023

Wound not eat it!

The consistency is awful neither of my cats would eat it.