Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

By Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet
Rated 4.5 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 dogs.
  • Fish oil and flaxseed provide healthy sources of omega-3 fatty acids to support your dog'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 dogs 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 dogs 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 IngredientsDeboned Alligator, Peas, Pea Starch...Whole Grain Wheat, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Meal...Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Brown Rice...Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal...Potatoes, Potato Starch, Venison...
Breed SizeExtra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds...Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds...Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds...Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds...Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds...
Special DietGrain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Veterinary Diet...Veterinary Diet, Weight Control, With GrainVeterinary Diet, Pea-Free, With GrainVeterinary Diet, Pea-Free, With GrainGluten Free, Veterinary Diet, Pea-Free, Chicken-Free
Food FlavorMeat, AlligatorPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenMeat, Venison
Health FeatureSkin & Coat HealthDiabetic Support, Digestive Health, Weight ManagementKidney CareDental & Breath CareSkin & Coat Health
Food FormDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry Food

Questions & Answers

6 Customer Questions

How many cups are in the 22lb bag
Answer by ChewyFeb 07, 2020
There are 88-cups of food in the 22-lb bag.

What are the dimensions of the kibble pieces?
Answer by ChewyNov 17, 2020
This kibble can vary from 9-11 millimeters in diameter.

What does the “Natural Flavor” actually consist of please?
Answer by ChewyAug 20, 2020
Natural flavor is made of processed fruits, vegetables, spices or fermentation products to enhance the taste of pet food.

Can this food vary in color?
Answer by ChewyNov 25, 2022
As this food is made with natural ingredients, the size, shape and color of the kibble may have some variation between batches.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
42 Ratings
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42 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 Diana on Apr 25, 2023

Good stuff!

My boxer has been diagnosed with IBD and can’t/won’t eat on his own (I have to syringe feed him). Although not one of the vets he has seen (including two internal specialists) even thought to recommend either Hydrolyzed food or novel protein food, my research indicated that he might do better with this type of food (he had lost 20 lbs.). I tried various brands of speciality food and he clearly likes alligator instead of rabbit, kangaroo or Hydrolyzed food. I highly recommend the Blue Buffalo novel protein food if you find yourself in this situation.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By EvaP on Apr 23, 2023

eats as though they were treats!

My pup has a ton of medical issues and is a fussy eater. When my veterinarian recommended this food, I was leary that Ben would eat it. I feed it to him as a treat, when we are on walks, and he LOVES it. He eats and asks for more. And, it seems it's agreeing with his regimen.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By FinnsMom on Feb 4, 2023

Finn loves it

Finn loves this alligator protein kibble ordered by our vet for suspected food allergies. Too soon to say if eating this will alleviate his itching but we are hopeful. If it works I would not hesitate to give it 4 stars. It's expensive, but so is Apoquel which was not effective for Finn and came with side effects I wasn't comfortable with.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sam on Sep 29, 2023

This food has been amazing !!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Buddy on Sep 8, 2022

Allergy Diet Trial

We ordered the Blue Buffalo NP at the recommendation of our vet. Buddy loved it the minute it arrived and tolerated the transition well. He will actually eat almost anything though, so the real test is finding out if his allergy symptoms retreat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BARNEY on Feb 19, 2022


We have a 6 year old "supposed to be a Pitbull but looks like an English Bulldog girl" that we rescued as a puppy. She has struggled with her weight and was on the diet turkey Blue Buffalo Basics. In the last 6 months or so we've noticed she sort of smelled like really good stinky cheese, which is great for cheese, not so much on a 98 lbs sweet dog . Our vet suggested the Alligator & while I was hesitant at first , I was really kind of over the smell. I was also told that she may not need her Citopoint shots which would offset the cost of the food. Well it's been 2 weeks, no more cheese smell at all. We will see in 2 months if she still needs the Citopoint. If not we are switching everyone to the Alligator.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Tate on Jul 2, 2022

Difficult Process

We like the food, but it’s extremely difficult to process a prescription order through Chewey.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HelloKitty on Jun 6, 2022

Alligator dry food

This product has provided much needed relief to our small dog who suffers from allergies. Pure ingredients!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By CMF1865 on Mar 9, 2022

Wish it had worked out

My dog who has food allergies liked this food as long as I added a little warm water. It is very expensive and when 1st bag was almost gone ordered a second which I havent opened because he is allergic to something in it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mattie on Jan 3, 2022

Dog loves it.

First thing in the morning my dog is ready to eat, which has not been the case when on another companys Alligator formula. Also her stool used to still be a bit soft. I thought it was because of too much beans in their food. Don't change your food.