Quality and Safety

High-Quality Ingredients Aren’t Just a Trend.

They’re Part of Who We Are.

High-Quality Pet Food

Nutrition is a word that is used frequently in the pet food industry. At Blue Buffalo, nutrition is about feeding our four-legged family members the highest quality pet food possible – just like we’d feed any human family member. Which means always starting with real meat first and including delicious fruits and vegetables. It means using wholesome whole grains like oatmeal and brown rice in our grain diets. And none of the “extras” like poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy or artificial flavours and preservatives. Ever. That’s how we’ve done it since day one. And how we always will.

Discover the BLUE Difference

Ingredients Matter

Our ingredients are carefully selected by a team of veterinarians and animal nutritionists to keep pets healthy and happy.

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Research and Development

The Science Behind the Buffalo

At Blue Buffalo, you’ll find a Research and Development team made up of animal nutritionists with PhDs, veterinarians and expert food scientists working together to develop, formulate and thoroughly test each recipe and to explore the safest and healthiest nutritional advances.

This team is responsible for rigorous testing to ensure that all of our formulas are compliant and held to the highest possible standard of quality. They are constantly researching to make sure we provide pet parents with the best nutrition possible. Our testing includes:

• Microbiology • Nutrient Testing • Shelf-Life • Stool Quality
• Palatability • Digestibility • Urine • Product Efficacy

Where BLUE Magic Happens

Our State-of-the-Art Facilities

We have two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities – one in Joplin, MO and one in Richmond, IN. Here, our products undergo a robust formulation, manufacturing and testing process to ensure they are safe, effective and compliant with all nutrient requirements outlined by AAFCO and the Global Nutrition Committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

Even with the stringent testing that occurs prior to ingredients arriving at our facilities, once there, we employ frequent in-process quality checks to ensure superior quality products. When a product is “finished” it undergoes post-process on-site or third-party laboratory testing to ensure all of our specifications and quality standards are achieved.