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

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Description

Help your sensitive cat get the nutrition she needs and the taste she loves with Blue Buffalo’s NP Novel Protein Alligator Cat Food. Some cats negatively react to common proteins, which can lead to issues like skin irritation and digestion problems. This Blue Buffalo recipe is specially formulated to help manage those issues and minimize reactions. It’s crafted with real alligator, which is rarely linked to food intolerances in cats, and it’s the only source of animal protein in this kitty kibble. This recipe also provides felines with omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and flaxseed to promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat. Plus, it’s made without grains, corn, wheat or soy and is rich in antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.

Key Benefits
  • 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.

Veterinary Authorization

This product requires a veterinary authorization. Simply provide your vet’s information during checkout and we’ll follow up to confirm. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by taking a photo and emailing it to vetdiet@chewy.com, or by faxing it to 1-800-619-7973.

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  • Item Number
    152866
  • Weight
    7.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Buffalo
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Veterinary Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Deboned Alligator, Alligator Meal, Pea Protein, Pea Starch, Peas, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, Fish Oil (source of DHA Docosahexaenoic Acid), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, L-Threonine, Taurine, Pumpkin, Dried Kelp, Dried Chicory Root, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, L-Tryptophan, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, 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 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, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.

Caloric Content

3,703 kcal/kg, 414 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat15.0% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture9.0% max
Calcium1.5% min
Phosphorus1.0% min
Magnesium0.12% max
Taurine0.20% min
Vitamin E300 IU/kg min
Choline3,500 mg/kg min
DHA0.2% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids1.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids2.25% min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)100 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cups)
5-9 lbs1/4 - 1/2
10-14 lbs1/2 - 1

Preparation Options:

Feed dry for crunchy & delicious nutrition nuggets & LifeSource Bits right from the bag, or add warm water and mix to fully release flavors & aroma.

Be sure to have a clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times. Increased water intake can be beneficial for kidney function.

Transition Instructions

With veterinarian approval, cats should be gradually transitioned from their old food to Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet. Start by mixing 25% of Blue Buffalo with the cat's old food, and gradually increase the proportion of Blue Buffalo food over the next 14 days.

FAQ

Why should I buy Veterinary Diets online?

Shopping for Veterinary Diets is easy! Chewy experts are available 24/7 to answer your questions and guide you through the process. We offer competitive prices, free shipping on orders over $49, and more savings if you sign up for an Autoship subscription.

How do I order Veterinary Diets?

  1. Search our website for the diet your vet recommends, then add it to your cart. You can purchase your Veterinary Diets with any other goodies you need!
  2. At checkout, you’ll be asked for required information. Enter your pet’s name and your vet’s name & telephone number.
  3. Place your order, and we’ll take care of the rest!

How will you contact my vet?

Our Veterinary Diets team will personally contact your vet for approval. If your clinic needs more information from you or recommends a different diet, we’ll let you know immediately.

Does it help if I send you my veterinarian’s authorization?

Yes! If you have a paper copy of your vet’s authorization, email a picture to vetdiet@chewy.com, start a chat, or fax it to 1-800-619-7973.

Can I use a veterinarian’s authorization if it was written by a veterinarian out of state?

Of course! We can accept valid authorizations from anywhere in the United States and Canada—that includes US territories, like Puerto Rico.

Why do I need a veterinarian’s authorization?

Veterinary Diets are formulated with the precise ingredients and nutrients needed to address specific medical issues. If you don’t have a paper authorization, no sweat—once you provide your vet’s information, our team will take over.

Can someone else (such as a caretaker or family member) place an order for my pet?

Yes, but we’ll need them to provide us with the full name of the pet’s owner’s name via phone, email or chat after the order is placed, so the clinic can locate your pet’s records when we contact them.

How can I help expedite my order?

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Create your pet’s profile on Chewy.com.
  2. If you have an Autoship scheduled, but you’re running low on your Veterinary Diets, contact us ahead of time to let us know if you have a new clinic or if any authorization information has changed.
  3. If you have an authorization handy, send it to us before you order—by sending an email to vetdiet@chewy.com, starting a chat with one of our experts, or faxing us at 1-800-619-7973.

Do I need to set up a pet profile?

We recommend it, but it’s not required. You can create your pet’s profile by logging in at Chewy.com, hovering over your account, and choosing “pet profile.”

Do authorizations expire?

Yes. Your vet will tell us when your authorization will expire and how many times we can send before they’d like you to check back in with them.

Can I set up automatic refills?

Yep! Sign up for Autoship and we’ll automatically ship your Veterinary Diets for as long as your authorization allows. If you run out of refills, or your authorization expires, we’ll automatically contact your vet for a new authorization. If we hit any bumps in the road, we’ll let you know right away.

What if I have more questions? How can I reach the Veterinary Diets team at Chewy?

Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com, start a chat on Chewy.com, or call us anytime at 1-800-672-4399. We’re here for you 24/7.

About BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet®

A Natural Therapeutic 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

SCIENCE-BASED EFFICACY

SCIENCE-BASED EFFICACY

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.

QUALITY AND SAFETY ARE PARAMOUNT

QUALITY AND SAFETY ARE PARAMOUNT

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.

PALATABILITY MATTERS

PALATABILITY MATTERS

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.

A satisfying, tasty treat

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.

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BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet® GI Gastrointestinal Support

BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet® HF Food Intolerance

BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet® NP-Alligator

KEY BENEFITS
  • Readily digestible proteins, carbohydrates and fats for optimal nutrient absorption.
  • Contains key antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
  • Includes prebiotic fibers to help balance and support healthy microflora for overall gastrointestinal health.
  • Hydrolyzed salmon, which is a readily digestible protein source that helps minimize the chances of adverse reactions to food.
  • Provides fatty acids that support healthy skin and coat.
  • Contains key antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
  • Alligator-A high-quality, novel protein rarely associated with food intolerance in cats.
  • Fish oil and flaxseed provide fatty acids that support healthy skin and coat.
  • Contains key antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
Health Indications Gastrointestinal Support Food Intolerance Food Intolerance
Available Form Dry and Wet Dry Dry
LifeSource Bit® Yes No No
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BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet® W+U Weight Management + Urinary Care

BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet® K+M Kidney + Mobility Support

KEY BENEFITS
  • Formulated with the ideal levels of fat and calories to help weight loss.
  • Increased fiber supports satiety to help cats feel fuller, longer.
  • Formulated to help support urinary health by controlling key mineral levels.
  • Controlled levels of proteinto help manage kidney workload.
  • Controlled levels of phosphorus and sodiumto help support kidney health.
  • Formulated to support healthy joint function and overall mobility.
Health Indications Weight Management and Urinary Care Kidney Support
Available Form Dry and Wet Dry and Wet
LifeSource Bit® Yes Yes

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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  • 3 out of 5 stars

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    My cat is having a bad allergy. Vet took her off all old food and put her on this because she's never had it before. She is eating it, although not loving it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Novel Protein Cat Food - my cat approves!

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    My 7 year old, FIV positive boy began itching and scratching to a point of self harm. He lost much of his fur and had many self-inflicted scratches and sores. We had to attempt multiple therapies to reduce/stop the scratching. The harder part is to find the the cause of severe itching. One of the things that we had to do was to put him on a novel protein diet to rule out a food allergy. Living in Louisiana it seems fitting that he now gets alligator as his source of protein. He really likes this food! The kibble is pretty small (I think my cat would prefer a larger size) and it is expensive, however the quality and palatability are surely worth it. I only wish that Blue Buffalo would make some My 7 year old, FIV positive boy began itching and scratching to a point of self harm. He lost much of his fur and had many self-inflicted scratches and sores. We had to attempt multiple therapies to reduce/stop the scratching. The harder part is to find the the cause of severe itching. One of the things that we had to do was to put him on a novel protein diet to rule out a food allergy. Living in Louisiana it seems fitting that he now gets alligator as his source of protein. He really likes this food! The kibble is pretty small (I think my cat would prefer a larger size) and it is expensive, however the quality and palatability are surely worth it. I only wish that Blue Buffalo would make some alligator treats. Since my cat can't have anything to eat other than this food, he really misses his treats (and I miss being able to reward him for being a really good boy). … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Yummy gator

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    My older cat developed IBS and after trying Hills D/D, my fussy cat didn’t like it. Our vet gave us a sample of this gator food. Our cat loves it and so does her digestive system. It’s pricey, but glad our cat is better on it. Even the other cats like to try and sneak a bite as it is tasty to them all:)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Allergic cat finds dry cat food he can eat!

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    My manx is picky and has a long list of allergies. He can eat this and likes it! Thank You.

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