Blue Buffalo, also styled BLUE, is a pet food company founded in 2002 by William Bishop. It is named for Bishop’s Airedale, Blue, and is the best-selling natural specialty pet food in the country. While the company makes food for dogs and cats, this review will focus on its dog food options.
While many dog food companies use fillers or artificial preservatives, Blue Buffalo products exclude the following from its recipes:
At bluebuffalo.com, you can browse through over 230 dog food options by filtering for the following:
All products are manufactured in the United States, except the BLUE Chomp ‘n Chew treats, which are made in Ireland. Blue Buffalo products can be purchased at retailers nationwide, as well as online retailers like Amazon, PetFlow, Chewy, and PetFood.com.
Keep reading for pros and cons, plus dog food reviews from consumers who used Blue Buffalo products.
Blue Buffalo dog food offers several different product lines with different recipes and features, including the following:
While BLUE isn’t a meal-delivery service, and doesn’t cost as much as one, it does offer food with healthy nutritional value, including ingredients like fresh fruits and vegetables, grain-free dog food options, and the following animal protein flavors:
Every BLUE product comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If you (or your pup) aren’t 100 percent happy, you can return the product, with a receipt for a full refund.
Blue Buffalo dry food contains exclusive LifeSource Bits. These contain veterinarian and animal nutritionist-developed blends of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are specially formulated for your pet’s life stage (puppy, adult dogs, and mature dogs) and help his or her immune system and oxidative balance.
The following specialized supplemental morsels are cold-formed to retain nutritional value, especially of fat-soluble vitamins:
Unfortunately, you can’t order samples to see if your dog will like it.
However, consumers and picky eaters alike benefit from the 100 percent satisfaction guarantee offered by BLUE. If you or your dog aren’t satisfied, the unused portion can be returned with your receipt for a refund.
Great quality and great ingredients. It may be on the higher end for dog food prices. The product is worth it.
These ingredients are quality and I know they’re always healthy for my dog! She’s so energetic and playful thanks to this great source of everything she needs!
With two energetic golden doodles, our vet recommended Blue Buffalo. We usually mix Blue Buffalo with a small amount of wet food and our dogs have had no problems. They are about a year and half year old now and very healthy!
My pitbull loves their food! It’s made with amazing ingredients, and keeps my dog happy and energized. Even with his sensitive stomach, hes doing very well. I highly recommend this dog food.
I used to feed my dog Blue Buffalo because they said real meat was used and I was good with paying more expensive prices. Then it was found out they were using by-product meat and I immediately stopped using it. Will never purchase blue buffalo after being lied to.
My dog uses this dog food and his coat is very shiny. Would definitely recommend this brand to any dog owner!
My dog was having health issues and this brand was recommended. He is doing so much better now and his coat looks great
The dog food is over priced and my dogs wouldent even eat it. Now I have to find a way to get rid of it.
I used to feed my dog Blue Buffalo because they claimed real meat was used and I was fine with paying the higher price. Then it was found out they were using by-product meat and I immediately stopped using it. Will never buy blue buffalo again after being lied to.
Blue Buffalo has very high quality dog food, but it is kind of expensive. I have used blue Buffalo for a couple of years.
I like this food for my dog because it makes them healthier and less needy to my food.
Blue Buffalo food always keeps my dog in shape. I know they have the best ingredients and that makes me feel good about what I give to my dog.
I love feeding my dogs Blue Buffalo. They look so healthy and their teeth look amazing!
Great nutritional value for my dog but the price is pretty high compared to others.
Their marketing is good, I thought it was the best food out there. I’ve read mixed reviews recently about quality. Not really sure anymore, I switched now.
My Ziggy, dog - will only eat blue buffalo dog food! The price for a case is reasonable and my local store always has it available
I started using blue when I got my puppy. It has been great for him. He likes it. And I feel he’s getting the nutrients he needs.
Have used Blue Buffalo since my two dogs were puppies. They love the chicken and rice flavor and love that they have puppy to grown bags and ones that are small bites for smaller breeds.
I will always buy blue buffalo products for my pets, their pledge to use natural ingredients only without fillers is what I want for my furry friend.
Blue buffalo has such pure ingredients which makes me feel better giving it to my animals.
Our animals are family not pets. Blue Buffalo is a quality, nutritious line of food I feel good about giving to the animals in our home.
The only brand I feel comfortable and safe giving my two dogs. I know my boys are getting the best with every scoop! I feel confident they are getting all their nutrients without any fillers!
This is the only stuff our dog will eat. When we first got our puppy he wouldn't eat. Come to find out that he just didn't like the stuff that the breeder sent with him. A neighbor recommended Blue Buffalo. Once he tried this stuff, his eating disorder was cured. Thanks for making the good stuff!
Blue Buffalo is so healthy food for dogs! They have so many ingredients that are so good for your dogs Health and my dogs love this brand.
I have been using Blue Buffalo for several years and fine that both my dogs are healthy and happy. They are not over weight and still act like puppies at times, even though they are both over 10 years old.
I have bought Blue Buffalo for our four little dogs for 10 years. It was recommended by an employee of a pet store. Our dogs are still healthy and doing very well. It is a bit pricier than some of the more common brands but it is worth it for the health of our little dogs.
My dogs did not like Blue Buffalo. They were actually losing weight when they were on it. They didn’t eat too often because they didn’t like it.
High quality. My dogs and cats love it. Smells good to me too 😂 😂 😂 a little pricey but worth it
Great selection of treats for dogs. My dog has had most flavors and has liked them all.
Blue Buffalo has better ingredients and a better outlook at pet nutrition. Its not just dry kibble, it is so much more taste and health for our dog. Great alternative to dry sawdust that other brands offer. Real nutrition, and healthy ingredients are common place for Blue Buffalo.
We have four little dogs and when we got the first two, I really wanted to get good dog food for them. The salesperson at the pet store recommended Blue Buffalo and we have used it for nearly 10 years. Our pets have overalls good health and I believe it is largely because of the quality dog food.
My dog is not picky by any means, but she absolutely goes bonkers for Blue Buffalo training treats. I wish they were a little bit more inexpensive!
Good for older dogs who might have allergies and other health issues. Though a little spendy
I had a very picky pup. I tried many different foods that he would not touch. Blue Buffalo had a guarantee that even the pickiest dog will love it and he did!! I just wish it wasn’t so pricey but definitely gave my puppy all the nutrients he needed. He is a healthy strong 80lb dog now!
My dog is a very picky eater and its been difficult to find a dog food brand that she likes. I found she not only loves this brand but she's more energetic, seems happier and seems to enjoy her food more on this brand. Ever since I switched over I've been so happy with this brand
Our dog is a picky eater! Weird I know. We wanted to stay with a healthier dog food and tried 2 other ones before Blue Buffalo. He loves it and we like that it is good for him!
The food was better quality than others. I had issues with my dogs diet and had to switch but can’t blame blue buffalo for that. This was my first choice moving forward
all natural, very healthy ingredients. Perfect for your pet
Very good product. A little pricebut overall very health.my animal seem to enjoy it.
I purchased Blue Buffalo’s dry food for my dog for about a year with the thought that this is one of the better affordable dog brands. Unfortunately, this caused problems with his digestive health and weight and I had to switch to a more expensive specialty food. This being said, I do know many dog owners who have had good experiences with this brand and I do think it is a good option for some who are looking for an easily accessible dog food brand.
Blue Buffalo is more expensive than other dog foods but the quality is worth it in my opinion. After switching dog foods I’ve noticed our old boy has a lot more energy, his eyes look clearer, and his coat is shinier
Superior dog food at a great price . Love the natural ingredients and has done wonders for their coat
Blue buffalo is a great food to give pets, knowing that it is stocked with great protein, antibiotics and quality food.
My dog seems to like it. She has a sensitive stomach and this food seems to do well. It’s been two weeks and so far so good!
My Rottweiler loves this food! The company has the best service and very affordable food!
Blue Buffalo has awesome food for dogs. Pretty nutrient dense but the dogs still enjoy it so it’s a win win
For my Belgian Shepard, I used Blue Buffalo and he loves this food. He’s been using it since he was a puppy and now he’s already 3.
Food agreed with my dog's sensitive stomach which was nice. Less food needed to fill her stomach
Six years ago I have a little bichon frise, and I always had problems with his hair, for three years the veterinarian recommended the Blue Buffalo food and that's not just his hair improving, but also his whole body.
Blue Buffalo is so good for dogs. My dog loves his food every time. It is both very healthy and easy to eat for my dog. There is also a different variety of types of Blue Buffalo for dogs.