Available in 3-oz cans
Duck and Potato
BLUE Basics canned cat food is formulated to minimize the food sensitivities that some cats may have, while maximizing the nutritional value they will receive. BLUE Basics contains:
- Duck — The first ingredient in BLUE Basics Duck & Potato canned food is a high-quality protein not typically used in cat food.
- Potatoes and Oatmeal — Easily digestible carbohydrate sources.
- A Precise Blend of Veggies, Fruit and Micronutrients — These ingredients were selected for their nutritional value, and their capacity to help in the digestive process.
- An Optimal Blend of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids — They help to support skin and coat health for cats with food sensitivities.
Made Without Wheat
This is an important difference between BLUE Basics and other canned cat foods. Many other brands use wheat as a thickening agent in their food, but wheat has been known to cause allergies in some cats.
For cats with food sensitivities, the ingredients they don’t eat are just as important as the ones they do. BLUE Basics contains:
• NO corn
• NO soy
And, like all BLUE pet foods, BLUE Basics contains no chicken or poultry by-product meals and no artificial ingredients of any kind.
- Duck Broth,
BLUE uses whole, fresh potatoes. They provide B vitamins, carbohydrates, Vitamin C, potassium, iron and magnesium to name a few.
Oatmeal is an excellent carbohydrate source for energy. It is a high quality grain source that is rich in B vitamins and minimizes allergic reactions typically associated with wheat and corn. Whole oats are the whole grain with hull and brand. Oatmeal is known to help protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer as well as help to lower cholesterol and maintain the proper levels of blood sugar.
BLUE uses fresh, green peas. A good source of protein and Vitamin A. Peas are packed with fiber to help manage cholesterol and blood sugar. Also a good source of potassium.
Carrots provide antioxidants and health protecting phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. They are high in Vitamin A and carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidants providing protection against free radicals (cancer causing agents). The carrots used in BLUE dog and cat foods are whole fresh carrots sourced from approved USDA sources.
The parts of processed fruits, vegetables, spices or fermentation products that are used for flavoring.
Sunflower Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids),
Sunflower Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids)
Oil obtained from processing sunflower seeds. It is an excellent source of Omega 6 fatty acids also containing 62-70% linoleic acid. Omega 6 fatty acids are associated with coat and skin health. Sunflower oil used in BLUE dog and cat foods are naturally stabilized with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (a source of Vitamin E) to provide freshness.
Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids),
Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)
Ground flax seed contains flax seed oil, which is one of the richest sources of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids (linolenic acid). Flax is a good source of essential amino acids and contains all the essential vitamins and minerals required by dogs and cats. Flax is beneficial for its anti-inflammatory effect and has been known to help arthritis and prevent cancer. Flax seed is also a great fiber source that aids in digestion. Also an excellent source of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids that promote healthy skin and coat.
Guar Gum is primarily used as a thickener and stabilizer in canned food. A highly soluble and highly digestible fiber with a low caloric content that is known to significantly reduce cholesterol levels.
Blueberries are an excellent source of Vitamins A & C, potassium, and fiber.
An antioxidant that fights free radicals (toxins) in the body; a natural acidifier that contributes to urinary tract health, preventing bacterial infection in the urinary tract, and aid in the prevention of struvite crystals in the bladder and urethra.
- Cassia Gum,
A natural form of salt obtained from processing seawater. It is a supplement for sodium and chloride, essential nutrients required by dogs and cats. Sodium and chloride are electrolytes. They help regulate water balance in the body, aid in muscle contraction and nerve transmission and regulate the body's acid-balance. Sea salt also contains trace minerals associated with animal health.
Potassium is important for a healthy nervous system and a regular heart rhythm. Aids in proper muscle contraction and maintaining stable blood pressure.
Vitamin A Supplement,
Vitamin A Supplement
Vitamin A is essential for healthy bones, teeth, hair, skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. It is an oil soluble vitamin and is important to the immune system especially for respiratory infections. It is a building block of rhodopsin, a compound in the retina responsible for sight in partial darkness.
Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1),
Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)
Vitamin B1 is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. It is also important for a healthy nervous system, keeps mucous membranes healthy, maintains normal function of the nervous system, muscles and heart. Also promotes normal growth and development.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2),
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Riboflavin is important for the digestion of fats and carbohydrates and for healthy skin and coat. Key for normal growth and development.
Niacin (Vitamin B3),
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Vitamin B3 is also called Nicotinic Acid or Nicotinamide. It is essential for healthy nerves and skin. It is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats and reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Important for the proper health of the central nervous and GI systems.
d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5),
d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
One of the B vitamins, it acts as a coenzyme in the conversion of amino acids and is important for healthy skin. It also promotes normal growth and development and aids in the release of energy from foods.
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6),
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
Vitamin B6 is essential for the metabolism of proteins. It acts as a cofactor for the large hydrochloride number of enzymes involved in amino acid and metabolism. It is also involved in the metabolism of the precursor of heme—a compound of blood that helps in the normal function of the brain.
Biotin (Vitamin B7),
Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Also known as Vitamin H, it is active in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein, and the formation of fatty acids. It promotes normal health of sweat glands, nerve tissue, bone marrow, blood cells, skin, and hair. It is essential for growth and well-being.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9),
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
A water soluble B-vitamin that plays an important role in various cellular functions.
Vitamin B12 Supplement,
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Vitamin B12 is a coenzyme in nucleic acid, protein and lipid synthesis. It is necessary for growth. Necessary for normal processing of carbohydrates, protein, and fat in the body.
Vitamin D3 Supplement,
Vitamin D3 Supplement
Vitamin D promotes healthy skin, bone, connective tissue and heart. It is necessary for the proper absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus.
Vitamin E Supplement,
Vitamin E Supplement
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that helps to improve circulation and cardiac output.
Iron Amino Acid Chelate,
Iron Amino Acid Chelate
Iron is an essential mineral for preventing anemia, stimulating bone-marrow production of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the red-blood cell pigment that carries oxygen to body cells and forms part of several enzymes and proteins.
Zinc Amino Acid Chelate,
Zinc Amino Acid Chelate
Zinc is an essential mineral important in helping to support healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes. It has antioxidant properties, helps maintain normal taste and sense of smell, aids in healing and promoting a healthy immune system, helps synthesize DNA and RNA and promotes normal growth and development.
- Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate,
Copper Amino Acid Chelate,
Copper Amino Acid Chelate
Copper promotes normal red blood cell formation, acts as a catalyst in storage and release of iron to form hemoglobin for red blood cells, assists in the production of several enzymes involved in respiration, promotes connective-tissue formation and central nervous system function and promotes normal insulin function. Copper is an essential mineral for preventing anemia in dogs and cats.
Manganese Amino Acid Chelate,
Manganese Amino Acid Chelate
Manganese is an essential mineral for normal growth and development, aids in carbohydrate metabolism, promotes nerve functions, aids in formation of connective tissue and is involved in the antioxidation process.
Sodium Selenite is a source of selenium. Selenium is important to healthy muscles and nerves. It is also important in fertility and enhances the antioxidant characteristics of Vitamin E.
Potassium Iodide is used as a bioavailable source of iodide. Iodide is essential for thyroid health; it promotes normal cell function and is important in the formation of bones, teeth, muscles, and blood.
- Sodium Phosphate,
Choline Chloride protects nerve function and maintains fat metabolism. Also helps regulate the liver and helps maintain acid and water balance.
Taurine is an amino acid required by cats and kittens. It is associated with growth, eye health, and cardiac health.
|Crude Protein||8.5% min|
|Crude Fat||7.0% min|
|Crude Fiber||1.0% max|
|Omega 3 Fatty Acids*||0.06% min|
|Omega 6 Fatty Acids*||0.6% min|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
BLUE Basics Duck and Potato Entrée Food for Cats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
Calorie Content (ME Calculated, as fed): 1470 Kcals/kg, 125 Kcals/can
Feeding Instructions: Feed 1.5 to 2 cans per 6 to 8 lbs. of body weight per day. Adjust feeding amounts to body weight condition. Refrigerate unused portion.
Fresh Water: Be sure to have a clean dish of cool, fresh water available at all times.
Note: Individual cat’s requirements may vary due to age, breed, environment and activity level. Adjust food as required to maintain optimal body condition and ask your veterinarian if you are unsure.