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Happy **late** Christmas or whatever you celebrate! I am so sorry for the neglectfulness of Life with Ragdolls. I've been so busy! Angel got sick, I got a new dog (more about her next Tuesday), holidays happened, I had to rehome Zayd and Baloo (more about this next Thursday), etc. Woah! Now on to this review....
I got my monthly December test product from Chewy.com to review, it is the Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Cuts Chicken Cat Food Topper (that was quite a mouth full....that's what she said ;)
The link can be found here. It is on sale now (as of December 30th, 2015 which is the time I wrote it) for $28.60 (originally $46. 36) with free shipping on orders over $49 dollars. Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Cuts Chicken Cat Food Topper is a grain free product with limited ingredients, but it went below my standard, it contains potato starch, lots of salt, and guar gum. And, surprisingly none of my cats liked this food topper, I first found out about this product a few months ago while shopping at petsmart, I bought one (there is four flavors, and I think I bought duck or salmon. Can't recall) for Star and she devoured it like she hadn't been fed in weeks, so it was a big shocker to experience her and my other cats' dislike of this food. Angel licked all of the gravy off of the food and then ate a few small pieces of this food, Saphira ate all the gravy off of it and left the chunks (all of my cats prefer pate canned food over chunky food, maybe that's why), Anya sampled a bit of everything but spat out it after she got a taste of it, and Star? who's my best eater of all, well, she wouldn't touch it.
I love how this food does not contain carragreenan (a substance (chemical) extracted from red and purple seaweed that has been known to cause digestive problems in both cats and humans), this is now my new suspicion of Star's allergies since a grain free diet of no corn, soy, or wheat is no longer a problem. Anya gets horrible stomach upset when she eats canned food containing carragreenan, I try to avoid this chemical at all times. Sadly, it is becoming nearly impossible to find a canned cat food not containing carragreenan. I was very excited to learn that this food does not contain carragreenan. Even though Anya barely ate this food, I must admit that she suffered no digestion upset.
* Grain free.
* No carragreenan (rare!).
* Very simple ingredients.
* Fast Shipping.
* Friendly customer service.
* My cats generally like Blue Buffalo products.
* My dog loves this food....unfortunately she ate it out of Star's bowl when I wasn't paying attention. Star says: "prepare to die, mutt!" Kidding...sort of.
* Comes in four flavors to choose from; chicken (the one I reviewed), duck, salmon, and beef. All in a 3 0z 24 pack. I've tried every flavor for my cats but beef, I have yet to find beef....must be a new flavor.
* Made with potato starch.
* Way too much salt (known to cause urinary problems).
* None of my cats really liked this food.
* Blue Buffalo is now primarily using chicken from China in most of their products, to me this is a concern.
* Expensive. A 24 pack of this flavor is $46.36 But now it is on sale which is nice.
Note: Some flavors are cheaper than others, at least on Chewy.com