Ingredients

Wholesome Ingredients and Their Benefits

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High-Quality Protein

The first ingredient listed on any pet food label is the most abundant. All BLUE foods start with real meat, an optimal source of essential amino acids which are vital to muscle development.

Alligator

Alligator

A great source of protein that's low in fat and cholesterol, alligator can help pets achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It's also a good alternative for pets who have sensitivities to poultry and red meat.

Alligator Meal

Alligator Meal

Alligator meal is a wholesome source of supplemental protein in a pet's diet.

Bacon

Bacon

Bacon is an excellent source of protein that is used for flavor in BLUE dog treats.

Beef

Beef

Beef is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

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Beef Cartilage

Beef Cartilage

Beef cartilage helps support joint health and mobility.

Beef Liver

Beef Liver

Beef liver is a nutrient-dense organ meat that is rich in protein, low in calories and packed with essential vitamins and minerals that promote healthy muscle development.

Beef Meal

Beef Meal

Beef meal is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Bison

Bison

Packed with vitamins, minerals and protein, bison is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Brewer's Yeast

Brewer's Yeast

Brewer's dried yeast enriches pets' meals with protein, amino acids and B vitamins.

Chicken

Chicken

Chicken is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

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Chicken Cartilage

Chicken Cartilage

Chicken cartilage can help support joint health and mobility in pets.

Chicken Heart

Chicken Heart

Chicken heart is a lean protein containing fatty acids, vitamin A, iron and B vitamins. Additionally, chicken heart contains taurine, which can promote heart health in pets.

Chicken Liver

Chicken Liver

Chicken liver is used to provide pets with protein, iron, vitamin A and delicious natural flavor.

Chicken Meal

Chicken Meal

Chicken meal is an extremely rich source of protein, providing pets with supplemental energy and nutrients while aiding in digestion.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas

Chickpeas provide growing pets with protein, fiber, vitamin K, copper, zinc, potassium and manganese.

Cod

Cod

Cod is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Dried Egg Product

Dried Egg Product

Dried egg product is a highly digestible, nutrient-rich ingredient that provides pets with protein and helps boost immunity.

Dried Whey

Dried Whey

Dried whey helps promote muscle growth and recovery in pets.

Dried Yeast

Dried Yeast

Dried yeast provides nutritional content that pets need while enriching their meals with protein, amino acids and B vitamins.

Duck

Duck

Duck is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

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Duck Meal

Duck Meal

Duck meal is a wholesome source of supplemental protein in a pet's diet.

Eggs

Eggs

Eggs are a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Fish

Fish

Fish is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

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Halibut

Halibut

Halibut is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.

Herring Meal

Herring Meal

A great source of vitamin D, herring meal helps support muscle development, energy and a healthy immune system.

Lamb

Lamb

Perfect for pets with limited diets, lamb is a highly digestible protein source providing essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals for muscle development, energy and coat condition.

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Lamb Liver

Lamb Liver

Lamb liver is a natural ingredient enriched with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, niacin, magnesium and phosphorus.

Lamb Meal

Lamb Meal

For pets with sensitivities, lamb meal is a highly digestible protein source providing essential amino acids and fatty acids, vitamins and minerals for muscle development and energy.

Menhaden Fish Meal

Menhaden Fish Meal

Menhaden fish meal is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Pollock

Pollock

Pollock is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Pork

Pork

Pork, a good source of protein and amino acids essential for muscle growth and energy, is also an excellent source of B vitamins to support a healthy nervous system. BLUE only uses USA pork.

Pork Liver

Pork Liver

Pork liver is a source of protein, healthy fats and vitamin A.

Potato Protein

Potato Protein

Potato protein provides pets with a source of protein content from potatoes and amino acids.

Quail

Quail

Quail is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Rabbit

Rabbit

Rabbit is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

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Salmon

Salmon

Salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Salmon Hydrolysate

Salmon Hydrolysate

Salmon hydrolysate is a highly digestible source of protein. Produced naturally when fresh salmon goes through enzymatic hydrolysis, concentration and drying at a low temperature, it helps minimize pets' adverse food reactions to common proteins.

Salmon Meal

Salmon Meal

Salmon meal is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Sardines

Sardines

Sardines are a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Shrimp

Shrimp

Shrimp is a source of vitamin B12, niacin, phosphorus and antioxidants that help support the metabolic process.

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Shrimp Meal

Shrimp Meal

Shrimp meal is high in protein and an excellent source of both glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, which help support joint health.

Sole

Sole

Sole is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Trout

Trout

Trout is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Tuna

Tuna

Tuna is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

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Turkey Liver

Turkey Liver

Turkey liver is a protein-rich source of vitamin A, vitamin B and iron.

Turkey Meal

Turkey Meal

Turkey meal is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

Venison

Venison

Venison is a protein source that supports muscle development and energy.

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Whitefish

Whitefish

Whitefish is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.

Yogurt

Yogurt

Yogurt serves as a great source of protein, calcium and natural vitamins and minerals.

Fruits & Veggies

Fruits and vegetables provide essential phytonutrients, antioxidants and enzymes, plus natural vitamins, minerals and fibers. Proven to promote health and wellness, they are also considered highly digestible carbohydrate sources.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Alfalfa is rich in minerals including zinc, iron and manganese, as well as vitamins A & C.

Apples

Apples

Apples are an excellent source of pectin, a water-soluble fiber, and are rich in vitamins A & C.

Bananas

Bananas

Bananas are high in potassium and are an excellent source of dietary fiber to aid digestion.

Barley Grass

Barley Grass

Barley grass is a good source of chlorophyll, fiber and phytochemicals.

Blackberries

Blackberries

Blackberries are a high-fiber fruit packed with folate, vitamins and antioxidants.

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamins A & C, potassium and fiber, and support antioxidant enrichment.

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in vitamins A & C and calcium and is an excellent source of antioxidants.

Carrots

Carrots

Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, fiber, Vitamin K1, potassium and antioxidants.

Cranberries

Cranberries

Antioxidant-rich cranberries are a great source of vitamins C, E and K, as well as manganese.

Dried Tomato Pomace

Dried Tomato Pomace

Dried tomato pomace is a rich source of soluble fiber and the antioxidant lycopene made up of tomato skins, pulp and crushed seeds.

Fava Beans

Fava Beans

Fava beans are an excellent natural source of carbohydrates, protein and fiber for active pets.

Green Beans

Green Beans

Packed with protein, iron and calcium, green beans are also a great source of vitamin B6, A, C & K.

Kelp

Kelp

Kelp is a great source of essential vitamins, minerals (including iodine) and antioxidants.

Parsley

Parsley

Parsley provides pets with a flavorful source of vitamins A & C, is beneficial for fresh breath in pets and also has antioxidant properties.

Peas

Peas

Packed with the protein, vitamins, fiber and potassium that pets need, peas support a pet's GI health.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a tasty, natural source of powerful antioxidants for pets.

Potatoes

Potatoes

Whole, fresh potatoes provide easily digestible carbohydrates, vitamins B & C, potassium, iron and magnesium.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkin isn't just a great fiber source, it's also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help pets with healthy digestion.

Spinach

Spinach

Often referred to as a "superfood," spinach is packed with antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, B vitamins, beta carotene, phytochemicals and carotenoids, sources of antioxidants that help support the immune system.

Tomato Pomace

Tomato Pomace

Tomato pomace is a rich source of soluble fiber and the antioxidant lycopene for developing pets that is made up of tomato skins, pulp and crushed seeds.

Carbohydrate

Barley

Barley

Barley includes the whole grain with the hull and bran and is an excellent source of soluble fiber, plus carbohydrates and B vitamins for digestive health in pets.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice

Brown rice is a natural whole grain that provides pets essential B vitamins and minerals, high-quality complex carbohydrates for energy and fiber.

Carrageenan Gum

Carrageenan Gum

Carrageenan is a natural ingredient that comes from red seaweed and is used as a thickener and stabilizer in canned food.

Cassia Gum

Cassia Gum

Cassia gum is made from the seeds of legumes and is used as a thickening agent and for retaining moisture in food.

Cellulose

Cellulose

Cellulose is an organic plant material found in fruits, vegetables and some grains.

Chicory Root

Chicory Root

Chicory root is a perennial Old World herb known as a prebiotic that helps promote a healthy digestive tract.

Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is a naturally occurring compound that helps maintain and rebuild joint cartilage.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a rich source of essential omega-3 fatty acids and is a great source of fiber that aids in digestion and promotes healthy skin and coat.

Fructooligosaccharides

Fructooligosaccharides

Fructooligosaccharide is a plant sugar prebiotic that increases the amount of healthy bacteria/probiotic organisms in the intestine to help promote digestive health.

Glucosamine

Glucosamine

Glucosamine is a natural compound found in connective tissue that is particularly beneficial for the joint health of large-breed dogs and aging pets.

Guar Gum

Guar Gum

Guar gum is a highly soluble and digestible fiber used in canned food as a thickener and stabilizer.

Lentils

Lentils

Lentils provide pets with polyphenols, protein, iron, fiber, folic acid and magnesium.

Oat Fiber

Oat Fiber

Made from the outer casing of oat grain, oat fiber helps optimize the absorption of nutrients and supports slower digestion in pets.

Oat Flour

Oat Flour

Oat flour is made of ground, whole oats and is an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein and nutritional fibers.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a wholesome, high-quality grain rich in B vitamins that gives pets the energy they need.

Potato Flour

Potato Flour

Potato flour is a gluten-free flour produced by cooking, drying and grinding potatoes and is used as a natural thickener.

Potato Starch

Potato Starch

Potato starch is a form of carbohydrate that provides similar benefits to fiber.

Psyllium

Psyllium

An excellent soluble fiber source that helps with digestion, psyllium is used in BLUE's hairball formula for cats.

Psyllium Seed Husks

Psyllium Seed Husks

Used in BLUE's hairball formula for cats, psyllium seed husks are packed with fiber to help adult cats and kittens develop healthy digestive function.

Rice Bran

Rice Bran

One of the richest sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, rice bran is the fiber-rich outer husk and germ of the rice grain.

Rye

Rye

Rye is a grain packed with nutrients, minerals, vitamins and organic compounds that has been associated with weight loss.

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca starch is a cholesterol-free, low-sodium ingredient in diets that don't contain common allergens including gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or nuts.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is used as a thickening agent to achieve an ideal texture for pet food.

Yucca Schidigera Extract

Yucca Schidigera Extract

Yucca schidigera extract is a natural ingredient made entirely from the stem of the yucca schidigera plant.

Vitamin/Mineral

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid is a great source of Vitamin C that supports immune system health in developing pets.

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene

Beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant and is an essential nutrient needed for vision and healthy growth.

Biotin

Biotin

Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, is essential for growth and well-being.

Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is vital to the formation of strong bones and teeth and promotes healthy muscle tissue and growth for puppies, kittens and adult pets.

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium carbonate is a mineral compound commonly used as a calcium supplement. Calcium is vital to the formation of strong bones and teeth and promotes healthy muscle tissue and growth.

Calcium Iodate

Calcium Iodate

Calcium iodate is a mineral compound commonly used as an iodine supplement.

Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)

Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)

Calcium pantothenate, or vitamin B5, is important for healthy growth and development, skin health and conversion and release of energy from food.

Calcium Phosphate

Calcium Phosphate

Calcium phosphate aids in the formation of strong bones and teeth, and the growth of healthy muscle tissue.

Chelated Minerals

Chelated Minerals

With healthy digestion in mind, BLUE uses minerals that are chelated or "attached to" easily absorbable amino acids so they can be absorbed better by the body.

Choline Chloride

Choline Chloride

Choline chloride protects nerve function and maintains fat metabolism.

Copper

Copper

Copper promotes normal red blood cell formation and acts as a catalyst in the storage and release of iron.

Dicalcium Phosphate

Dicalcium Phosphate

Dicalcium phosphate is a mineral compound that is used as a nutritional source of calcium and phosphorus to help with bone health.

Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract

Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract

This dried product is a prebiotic that's activated upon ingestion to help maintain a normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine, aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product

Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product

This dried product is a prebiotic that's activated upon ingestion to help maintain a normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine, aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product

Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product

This dried product is a prebiotic that's activated upon ingestion to help maintain a normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine, aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product

Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product

This dried product is activated upon ingestion and helps to maintain normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine, aids in digestion and helps promote gut health.

Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract

Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract

This dried product is a prebiotic that's activated upon ingestion to help maintain a normal bacteria balance in the lower intestine, aid in digestion and help promote gut health.

Folic Acid

Folic Acid

Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin that plays an important role in various cellular functions.

Iron Amino Acid Chelate

Iron Amino Acid Chelate

Iron amino acid chelate enriches pet foods with iron and helps correct any iron deficiencies.

Manganese

Manganese

Manganese amino acid chelate is an essential mineral for normal growth and development, healthy carbohydrate metabolism, regular nerve function, the formation of connective tissue and a normal antioxidation process.

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is essential in developing a healthy coat and skin. It is important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and developing healthy central nervous and GI systems.

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of fats, fatty acids and the production of hormones, sterols and enzymes. It is important for cell building and development of the central nervous system.

Potassium

Potassium

Potassium is a key ingredient for developing proper muscle function.

Potassium Iodide

Potassium Iodide

Potassium iodide is a source of essential iodine, that aids in thyroid health, promotes normal cell function and supports healthy formation of bones, teeth, muscles and blood.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)

Pyridoxine hydrochloride, or vitamin B6, is essential for a pet's metabolism of proteins and helps develop normal brain function.

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is important for the digestion of fats and carbohydrates and developing a healthy skin and coat, as well as overall growth.

Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin supplement, or vitamin B2, is important for the digestion of fats and carbohydrates and developing healthy skin and coat.

Salt

Salt

Salt provides essential nutrients required for pets. This includes electrolytes like sodium and chloride that help regulate water balance, aid in muscle contraction and nerve transmission, and regulate the body's acid balance.

Sodium Selenite

Sodium Selenite

Sodium selenite helps pets develop healthy muscles and nerves by providing selenium.

Thiamine Mononitrate

Thiamine Mononitrate

Vitamin B1, or thiamine mononitrate, helps develop a healthy nervous system, muscles, heart and mucous membranes. It also helps with the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential oil-soluble vitamin that helps pets develop healthy bones, teeth, hair, skin, eyes and mucous membranes. It also supports a healthy immune system, respiratory health and retinal function.

Vitamin B12 Supplement

Vitamin B12 Supplement

Vitamin B12 is necessary for healthy growth in pets and normal processing of carbohydrates, protein and fat in the body.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system and strong tooth and bone growth in pets.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps develop a healthy heart, bones, connective tissue and skin. It is also necessary for the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin D3 Supplement

Vitamin D3 Supplement

Vitamin D3 supplement provides additional support for healthy skin, bone, connective tissue and heart development. It is also necessary for the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin E Supplement

Vitamin E Supplement

Vitamin E supplement is an antioxidant that prevents cell damage caused by free radicals.

Zinc

Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that supports healthy skin, hair and mucous membrane growth. Zinc aids in the development and maintenance of normal sense of taste and smell, and helps synthesize DNA and RNA.

Amino Acid

DL-Methionine

DL-Methionine

DL-Methionine is an essential amino acid in all of our formulas that's converted to taurine in the body to support pets' heart health.

L-Carnitine

L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is an important amino acid that can support healthy weight.

L-Lysine

L-Lysine

L-lysine is an amino acid needed for proper growth and bone development.

Taurine

Taurine

Taurine is an essential amino acid that all pets require, but cats cannot create it on their own. It helps support eye and heart health – making it an important supplement for kittens, growing cats and some dogs as well.

Zinc Amino Acid Chelate

Zinc Amino Acid Chelate

Zinc amino acid chelate is a supplement to zinc, which helps maintain healthy skin, hair, eyesight, taste and overall growth and development.

Fats & Oils

Canola Oil

Canola Oil

Canola oil, made from the oil of canola seeds, provides calories for energy and omega-3 & 6 fatty acids for a healthy coat.

Chicken Fat

Chicken Fat

Chicken fat enhances flavor while supplying omega fatty acids.

Docosahexaenoic Acid

Docosahexaenoic Acid

DHA is an important fatty acid found in mother’s milk that supports healthy brain and eye development, which is particularly important for growing puppies and kittens.

Fish Oil

Fish Oil

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and DHA, fish oil helps support natural skin and coat health, improves cognitive functions and supports healthy weight and kidney health.

Herring Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)

Herring Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)

An abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids, herring oil offers pets a rich energy source for their growing bodies.

Omega-3 & 6 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 & 6 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 & 6 fatty acids promote healthy skin and coat.

Salmon Oil

Salmon Oil

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and DHA, salmon oil supports healthy skin and coat as well as cognitive development in pets.

Sunflower Lecithin

Sunflower Lecithin

Extracted from sunflowers, sunflower lecithin is a supplement linked to improvements in cholesterol, immune function and digestion.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil, made from the oil of sunflower seeds, provides calories for energy and omega-3 & 6 fatty acids for a healthy coat.

Vegetable Glycerine

Vegetable Glycerine

Vegetable glycerin is a binder and sweetener extracted from vegetables.

Taste, Texture & Spices

Beet Juice

Beet Juice

Beet juice is a natural source of nutrients including fiber, folate and vitamin C.

Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar cheese is a mild but tasty cheese that provides flavor for pets.

Cheese

Cheese

Not only does cheese add taste to pet foods, but it also provides pets with essential nutrients.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon comes from the aromatic bark of certain tropical trees and is dried and ground for use as a spice. Cinnamon contains calcium, iron, vitamin C & K and manganese.

Citric Acid

Citric Acid

Citric acid works as a preservative and antioxidant, helping to keep pet food fresh.

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is not only a natural antioxidant but also a flavor that pets enjoy.

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a spice that aids digestive health.

Mixed Tocopherols

Mixed Tocopherols

Tocopherols are a reliable source of vitamin E that help maintain normal heart and joint function in pets.

Natural Chicken Flavor

Natural Chicken Flavor

Natural chicken flavor enhances the taste of chicken-based products.

Natural Flavor

Natural Flavor

Natural flavor is made of processed fruits, vegetables, spices or fermentation products to enhance the taste of pet food.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is a natural seasoning added for a more enriching flavor experience.

Rosemary Extract

Rosemary Extract

Rosemary is a natural seasoning with antioxidant properties that is added for a more enriching flavor experience.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is an excellent herb to help support digestion in pets.