Blue Buffalo vs. American Journey
Both American Journey and Blue Buffalo claim to offer healthy foods for your feline and canine. And true to their word, they use premium ingredients with a basketful of health benefits to your pets. That, however, does not mean that they are equal. So, is American Journey better than Blue Buffalo?
American Journey is a pet food company that was founded in 2017 by Michael Day and Ryan Cohen which makes it one of the youngest in its industry. The brand is owned by Chewy Inc. which is among the largest pet products online stores.
Blue Buffalo vs. American Journey Ingredients
On the one hand, American Journey stands out on dry matter basis against Blue Buffalo which is why its foods have higher nutritional value. It contains 2.3%, 1.3%, 2.9%, and 8.1% higher protein content in dry dog, wet dog, dry cat, and wet cat foods, respectively. Both brands use premium ingredients but have 3 common controversial ones with 5 unique ones in Blue and 4 in the latter.
Blue Buffalo vs. American Journey Recalls
And while Blue Buffalo has been recalled 9 times, American Journey has zero recalls. After all, it is a baby in the field.
Blue Buffalo vs. American Journey Pricing
There is not much difference in their product prices anyway.
Blue Buffalo vs. American Journey comparison Table
|Taste||Uses meat, has tasty meals, but that differs based on recipes||Use more meat with more protein content making tasty meals|
|Nutritional Value||No fillers but high protein are available in one product line||No fillers and it has more protein in all its formulas|
|Product Line||Six product lines: Freedom, Basics, Veterinary Diet, Wilderness, Carnivora & TrueSolutions||Less than the competitor|
|Price||Moderately priced & available in most stores online||Moderately priced but only available on Chewy|
|Safety||Very many recalls, 9 to be exact (2007 – 2017 )||None|
Overall, American Journey has the upper hand for having zero recalls but both brands use premium ingredients.
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Hi there! My name is Alex Landy, one of the co-founders here at Our Pets HQ and a parent to a small-breed Yorkie. I am a published author of two books on dog breeding and currently write on various pet-related blogs about caring for dogs. I am a parent of two daughters and live outside Boston where I spend a lot of time with family and serve in different breeding clubs. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org