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Blue Buffalo Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Canned Cat Food, 5.5-oz, case of 24

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Help your sensitive sidekick get the nutrition she needs and the taste she loves with Blue Buffalo’s Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator Canned 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 help minimize reactions. It’s crafted with real alligator, which is rarely linked to food intolerances in felines, and it’s the only source of animal protein in this pal-atable pate. This recipe also provides cats with omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and flaxseed to promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat. Plus, it’s grain-free and made with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to support a healthy immune system and overall health.

Key Benefits
  • Formulated with alligator—a unique protein source that is rarely linked to food intolerance in cats — to help minimize negative reactions to food.
  • Fish oil and flaxseed provide healthy sources of omega-3 fatty acids to support your kitty’s skin and coat health.
  • Crafted with vitamins C and E, plus antioxidants from blueberries and cranberries to support healthy immunity.
  • Grain-free recipe formulated for feline’s with food sensitivities.
  • Offers your cat a wholesome, natural diet with the taste she’ll love.

Veterinary Authorization

This item needs authorization from your veterinarian. Simply provide your pet and vet clinic information at Checkout and we'll follow up with your veterinarian to confirm. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Diet Transitioning

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

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  • Item Number
    174318
  • Weight
    8.25 pounds
  • Packaging Type
    Can
  • Food Texture
    Pate
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Veterinary Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Alligator, Water, Potato Protein, Potatoes, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Pea Flour, Tricalcium Phosphate, Agar-Agar, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Magnesium Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).

Caloric Content

1,310 kcals/kg, 204 kcals/can.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 8.5% min
Crude Fat 7.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.5% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Vitamin E 50 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.10% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids*0.20% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids*0.40% min
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* 20 mg/kg min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Feeding Instructions

Feed 3/4 to 1 can per 6 to 8 lbs. of body weight per day. Refrigerate unused portion.

Transition Instructions

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. It is recommended to follow a 7 to 14-day transition plan before exclusively feeding your pet a new food. Cats will often refuse mixed diets, so we recommend adding the new food to a separate bowl from the old food. For a 14-day transition plan, start by mixing 75% of your pet's current diet with 25% of the new diet on Days 1-4. On Days 5-8, mix 50% of the current diet with 50% of the new diet. On Days 9-11, mix 25% of the current diet with 75% of the new diet. On Days 12-14, you can feed your pet the new food exclusively. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

Transition DayCurrent DietNew Diet
Days 1-475%25%
Days 5-850%50%
Days 9-1125%75%
Days 12-140%100%
FAQ

Why should I buy veterinary diets from Chewy?

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How do I order veterinary diets?

  1. Search for the diet your veterinarian recommends and add it to your cart. You can purchase your veterinary diets along with any other items you need.
  2. At Checkout, you'll be asked for your pet's name and veterinary clinic information so we can confirm that the item is authorized by your veterinarian.
  3. Place your order and we'll take care of contacting your veterinarian. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

If your clinic needs more information from you or recommends a different diet, we'll let you know immediately.

I have a copy of the authorization from my veterinarian. Can I send it to you?

Yes. If you have a paper copy of your veterinarian's authorization, you can upload a scan or photo to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Can I use a veterinarian's authorization if it was written by a veterinarian out of state? Yes. We accept valid authorizations from anywhere in the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories such as 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. Because these diets are formulated for medical issues, veterinary authorization is needed to advise you on the best way to give them to your pet and to monitor your pet's health while they are on the diet.

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

Yes, but we'll need them to contact us and provide the full name of the pet's owner after the order is placed. This is so the veterinary clinic can locate your pet's records when we contact them. Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com or call us 24/7 at 1-800-672-4399.

Do authorizations expire?

Yes. Your veterinarian will tell us when your authorization expires and how many refills you have before they'd like you to check back in with them.

Can I set up automatic refills? Yes. Sign up for Autoship at Checkout and select how often you need refills. 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 veterinarian for a new authorization.

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.

  BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet<sup>®</sup> GI Gastrointestinal Support BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet<sup>®</sup> HF Food Intolerance BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet<sup>®</sup> NP-Alligator
 

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
  BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet<sup>®</sup>  W+U Weight Management + Urinary Care BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet<sup>®</sup> K+M Kidney + Mobility Support
 

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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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My cats won’t eat it!

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    I have a cat with severe allergies, so my vet recommended I try this food. My cats won’t eat it, they would rather starve. This food is very expensive and I hate to waste it, so I tried feeding it to my 7 outside cats, they won’t eat it either!!! So, I have 18 cans of food that none of my cats will eat! If you can buy a few cans to try first, I would recommend that, since $76 for 24 cans is an investment.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

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    Great alternative for cats with immune system issues

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets the Job Done

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    I think anyone looking to buy alligator is like me, their cat has food sensitivities to fish, chicken, beef, and you're looking for a different protein. This is certainly different. The good news is my cat will eat it, but she is definitely not crazy about it. Strange texture, goopy, sticks together. I'm surprised my cat will eat it at all. If you're looking for something different for your cat that does not have food sensitivities, I would not recommend this. But for a desperate cat owner looking for a different protein, you could try this, even at the very high price.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Cats not Fans

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    Blue Buffalo doesn't mess around and I'm sure this is high quality stuff, so I decided to take the plunge on the price. Unfortunately neither of my cats are very big fans of this. They'll eat it, but it's with definite reluctance.

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