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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

FactorBlue BuffaloTaste of the Wild
TasteUses real meat as the primary ingredient. Premium ingredients.Uses real lean meat as the primary ingredients rich in tasty protein
Nutritional Value30% minimum protein, 15% fat, 4.5% fiber & 10% moisture29% minimum protein, 15% fat, 15% fiber & 10% moisture
Product LineSix product lines: Freedom, Basics, Veterinary Diet, Wilderness, Carnivora & TrueSolutionsTwo Primary product lines: Prey & Taste of the Wild
PriceCan be costlyPocket-friendly costs
SafetyVery 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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