Bags of Blue Wilderness grain-free and high-protein recipes

Go Wild for More Meat

Feed your dog’s inner wolf with meat-rich dog food.

This premium, high-protein dog food from Blue Buffalo is now packed with more of the meat dogs were born to love, plus wholesome grains for truly balanced nutrition. Choose from a variety of dry and wet dog food recipes — including our new Premier Blend with mouthwatering Tender Meaty Cuts and grain-free options.

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A Diet for the Wolf Within

Your Dog Was Born to Love Meat

BLUE Wilderness has always satisfied the ancestral cravings of dogs. This high-protein dog food contains real meat as the first ingredient, plus wholesome grains for an optimal blend of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates to nourish the journey ahead. Discover a range of satisfying meat-rich formulas for specific life stages and breed sizes.

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    High-Protein Dry Dog Food

    BLUE Wilderness

    BLUE Wilderness dry dog food recipes contain even more real meat — an excellent source of protein and fat — plus highly digestible carbohydrates from barley, oatmeal, and brown rice to fuel your dog’s energy. These wholesome grains also include key nutrients like minerals, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber.

    Explore Dry Foods by Life Stage

    Puppy: 2-12 months

    Adult Dog: 12 months - 7 years

    Senior: 7 years and up

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    Meat-Rich Wet Dog Food

    BLUE Wilderness

    Rich in nutrition and ultra-satisfying, Wilderness wet food recipes can be served as a complete meal or mixed with Wilderness dry food. Formulas for specific life stages ensure you’ll find the perfect fit for your dog’s wild side.

    Explore Wet Foods by Life Stage

    Puppy: 2-12 months

    Adult Dog: 12 months - 7 years

    Senior: 7 years and up

  • Bags of Wilderness Dog Treats

    Wild-Inspired Dog Treats

    BLUE Wilderness

    High-protein, meat-rich Wilderness treats are a satisfying snack for wherever the journey takes you and your dog. From crunchy biscuits to chewy jerky, you’ll find a variety of tastes and textures to stoke the wild spirit within.

What’s Changing and Why?

Frequently Asked Questions

How is BLUE Wilderness changing?

BLUE Wilderness formulas will soon contain even more real meat, plus wholesome grains for truly balanced nutrition.

What are the benefits of feeding grains to my dog?

There are three main benefits of feeding grains:

  • Grains are highly digestible sources of carbohydrates, which your dog can use for energy.
  • Whole grains are filled with important nutrients including minerals, essential fatty acids, vitamins and fiber.
  • Grains have been used in pet food for many years – most grains are considered safe and effective for dogs.

What grains are used in the new BLUE Wilderness diets and why?

BLUE Wilderness contains:

  • Barley: Whole grain with the hull and bran — an excellent source of soluble fiber, plus carbohydrates and B vitamins for digestive health.
  • Brown Rice: Whole grain that provides essential B vitamins, minerals, and high-quality complex carbohydrates for energy and fiber.
  • Oats (oatmeal): Oatmeal is wholesome, high-quality grain rich in B vitamins that gives dogs the energy they need.

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What’s the difference between diets with grain and grain-free diets?

All Blue Buffalo diets feature real meat as the first ingredient, but some of our recipes include grains and some don’t. Grain-free diets still contain complex carbohydrates from vegetables like sweet potatoes, while diets with grain feature complex carbs from grains like brown rice, oats and barley.

Are there any risks to feeding grains? What if my dog is allergic?

While grains provide nutrition for dogs, some people choose to avoid grains for various reasons. Grains are not common allergens in most dogs, but if your dog is allergic to a specific grain or ingredient, you should avoid it. Blue Buffalo foods never contain corn, wheat, or soy.

For more information, visit: The Grain Truth

Which is better for my pet — recipes with or without grains?

Both types of diets can be a good fit. It just depends on the needs of your pet and your personal preference. Whole grains are complex carbohydrates that provide dogs with the energy they need to thrive. But if your pet has sensitivities to grains, you would want a grain-free option. Even Blue Buffalo’s diets with grains are made without corn or wheat — part of our True BLUE Promise. Instead, we use wholesome oats, barley, and brown rice. Both grains and grain-free carbohydrates are healthy and nutritious; we recommend talking with your veterinarian to decide which option is best for your pet.

Why does BLUE have both grain-free diets and diets with grains?

The body recognizes, digests, and uses both grains and grain-free carbohydrates for energy, and both are part of a complete and balanced diet. BLUE has a variety of both grain-in and grain-free diets so that Pet Parents can choose which ingredients and formulas they prefer to feed their pets.

Will feeding grains make my dog fat?

No. Just like in people, feeding too many calories can cause weight gain, but when carbohydrates (grain or grain-free) are fed in proper portions, they will be digested and used for energy.

Does Blue Buffalo offer any products that are grain-free?

Yes. Our BLUE Freedom line of dog and cat foods are 100% grain-free. Our limited-ingredient diet, BLUE Basics dog and cat foods, has grain-free formulas available as well.

Why did the bag sizes change?

To better serve Pet Parents and dogs. As you likely feed your dog the same amount each day, making Wilderness bags larger allows you to fill more bowls per bag (excluding 4.5-lb., which are unchanged).

This will help Pet Parents:

  • Save trips (to the store or delivery) by stocking up with larger sizes
  • Avoid purchasing multiple bags per trip to meet their dog’s feeding needs
  • Feed larger or multiple dogs more easily

The updates also ensure a consistent bag size across all recipes within the Wilderness dry dog food portfolio. This will allow Pet Parents to choose the best option for their dog based on the recipe, not bag size.

Why is Rocky Mountain Recipe more expensive than other Wilderness recipes?

Rocky Mountain Recipe comes in premium protein options like Bison and Salmon, as well as Red Meat, a diverse combination of beef, venison, and lamb.

Who can I talk to about the change?

Don’t hesitate to ask an in-store representative or reach out to our Pet Parent Care team directly for help.

Satisfy Your Dog’s Wild Side

Grain-Free BLUE Wilderness™ for Adult Dogs and Puppies

These grain-free and high-protein recipes contain more of the meat your dog loves, as well as the finest natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

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Bags of Blue Wilderness Nature’s Evolutionary Diet - Grain-Free dog and Puppy dry food
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