Both Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild are on the list of the leading natural pet foods in the market today. They offer high-quality food options that you can feel safe when feeding your cat or dog. So, what makes one better than the other?
Taste of the Wild was founded recently in 2007 and is made by Diamond Pet Foods, Inc., which is owned by Schell and Kampeter, Inc. Like Blue Buffalo before purchase, it is family-run and was started to meet the plea for natural pet foods, with focus on grain-free and grained options. It offers both dry and wet foods for different life stages with diets that mimic instinctive pet diets.
When it comes to nutritional value, Taste of the Wild uses hormone-free and antibiotics-free lean meats that do not contain toxic preservatives like Ethoxyquin. When it comes to pricing, the brand offers quality foods at a very competitive price by keeping its pricing structure simple. Taste of the Wild contains 1.5%, 5%, and 0.9% more protein content in a dry dog, wet dog, and dry cat foods than Blue Buffalo which exceeds it with 1.2% more protein in wet cat foods.
Blue Buffalo vs. Taste of the Wild Comparison Table
|Factor||Blue Buffalo||Taste of the Wild|
|Taste||Uses real meat as the primary ingredient. Premium ingredients.||Uses real lean meat as the primary ingredients rich in tasty protein|
|Nutritional Value||30% minimum protein, 15% fat, 4.5% fiber & 10% moisture||29% minimum protein, 15% fat, 15% fiber & 10% moisture|
|Product Line||Six product lines: Freedom, Basics, Veterinary Diet, Wilderness, Carnivora & TrueSolutions||Two Primary product lines: Prey & Taste of the Wild|
|Price||Can be costly||Pocket-friendly costs|
|Safety||Very many food recalls (2007 – 2017 )||One major recall in May 2012|
Verdict: Overall, both Taste of the Wild and Blue Buffalo use high-quality ingredients but the first has the upper hand due to using hormone-free meats from reliable sources and has few recalls.
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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