BLUE BUFFALO NATURAL VETERINARY DIET NP Novel Protein Alligator Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 7-lb bag -

Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 7-lb bag

By Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet
Rated 3.9259 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • Formulated to help minimize negative reactions to food with alligator—a unique protein source that is rarely linked to food intolerance in cats.
  • 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.
  • This veterinary diet is made without grains, corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors or preservatives and no chicken or poultry by-product meals.

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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.

Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions

What is the percent of carbs in this food for diabetic cats with allergies?
Answer by ChewyMar 06, 2019
This formula has a carbohydrate content of approximately 38.0%.

What is the phosphorus content on a dry matter basis?
Answer by ChewyAug 06, 2020
This variety contains approximately 1.0% Phosphorus content on an as fed basis (1.09% on a dry matter basis).

My cat has urinary tract infections ever since she was born. Can she eat this food? The reason I'd like for her to be on this is because she has skin problems also. Thank you
Answer by ChewyJun 27, 2019
This product requires a veterinary authorization. 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.

What is the ash content for this food please?
Answer by ChewyJun 06, 2019
The ash content for this formula is 8.19% on an as-fed basis.

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Rated 3.9259 out of 5 stars
27 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

27 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 shaggyinkcap on Feb 3, 2023

cats find this irresistible

I originally bought this alligator dry cat food when I was looking for chicken-free food. One of our cats is highly allergic to chicken and gets bleeding lesions on his feet and mouth after consuming chicken. Almost all cat food has chicken in it, even though it is labeled differently. You have to read the fine print. A very helpful Chewy customer service rep recommended this food, and although it is a special diet requiring vet approval and is quite pricey, both our cats love it to distraction. It's like catnip for them!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dan75 on Apr 20, 2023

Happy kitty

Food has help our kitty she has become mor active and loving!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mandy on Oct 3, 2022

Worth every penny

I never would have imagined in a million years that I would spend this kind of money on my cat, but here I am. She's eating like the spoiled princess she is. Alligator. I still cannot, but all I have to say is that this stuff is already working. She has the worst stomach ever and has been so sensitive to everything her entire life. She is now 9 and I had to do something different because she was dropping weight on non-prescription food. She hasn't had a foul-smelling poo in weeks and I am so happy to report that she is putting on weight!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Joss on Jan 30, 2023

Taste not good

Unfortunately my cats did not like the taste. They do like the salmon flavored one though.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nina on Feb 11, 2023

My cat loves his gator!

My cat transitioned so well and loves his gator! Thank you Blue Buffalo!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Oreo on Apr 7, 2022

All the cats in the house wanted in the sacred bathroom

I have four cats, One of which is the one I bought this cat food for because of her extreme allergies to food. I was nervous getting it because she’s normally on the hydrolyzed protein which is always chicken. It’s very limited in the selections, and I can tell she gets bored easily. Well let me tell you what, she devoured this, and all three cats wanted into the bathroom to devour it as well!! I have to feed my special girl inside the bathroom so the other three don’t eat her very expensive prescription diets. None of them ever have responded to the food like they do this one. They meow and cry for this alligator food, it’s crazy! Thank you so much BB for making something that’s good and apparently tasty for skin allergy pets!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Puddy on Mar 4, 2022

Made my cat vomit plus diarrhea

I purchased this food w/ high hopes and high expectations to feed to my one male cat that vomits almost every day. I have tried all types of food but with not much success. After doing due diligence on this food, I decided to purchase it. I received the food and was excited for him to try it. I have three other cats, but they don’t have the symptoms of the cat I purchased the food for. The cat that vomited would not eat it; two of the others would not get near it; however, my eldest cat nibbled on it for a couple days and he became sick w/ vomiting and severe diarrhea. I took up the food and have been giving it to the strays outside. Unfortunately, this item does not have a smaller bag or even a sample bag to try. So it was a costly “try and see if it works” food. The food really had a very strange odor to it as well, fishy/gamey smell.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Czechmate3 on Jan 27, 2022

He loves it!

We have recently discovered that our 3 year old rescue kitty has a fish allergy. This was months after bumps and later scabs from scratching appeared on his ears. It got to the point where we had to put a cone on him. While doing an elimination diet as prescribed by our vet , he recommended this alligator dry food. I was like “ what” ALLIGATOR! He will never eat it! But trust me after trying 10-15 different foods, he loves it. We are currently only giving him dry food for a month as well as daily immunosuppressant and then we will see about introducing wet food again. But for now he is not starving himself. Try this as a novel protein, it’s worth the money spent .

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Vicki on Mar 3, 2022

Novel protein food working for IBD

My rag doll cat had been eating hydrolyzed Blue Buffalo food, which has been on endless back order. As a substitute, this novel protein food was one possible option that my Vet suggested. I have been very slowly switching my cat over to this food for the past 3 - 4 weeks and he is doing well so far and he likes the food. He is very finicky so I am relieved that he has accepted this food and that so far is digesting it okay. He was very sick and was diagnosed with IBD about a year ago after a CT scan, and is on prednisolodone and omeprazole daily.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kess on Feb 25, 2022

Great so far

My cat was throwing up weekly or multiple times a week for most of her life right after eating. So far this combined with a different wet food she hasn't thrown up at all. It's only been a few weeks, so not quite long enough to know 100%, but so far it's great and she really likes how it tastes