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Cat Food Review –

‘Mini-Review’

Blue Buffalo® Freedom™

• DRY FOOD HURTS CATS •

(High Carb/Chem, Artificial Ingredients, No Moisture)

• Dry Food Now = Bad Health, Suffering and Vet Bills Later •

This Isn’t Rocket Science Folks. Just Look at The Ingredients.

“Cat Food Manufacturers – Want Better Reviews? Use Better Ingredients.” – Doug Hines

– CAT FOOD MINI-REVIEW –

5 Canned Cat Foods From The Blue Buffalo®

Freedom™ Product Line

‘Mini-Review’ in the sense that this review doesn’t cover all of Blue Buffalo’s product line

– in comparison to other reviews in this website series.

How I Evaluate Cat Foods…

“After having studied the ingredients in over 1,500 wet, canned cat foods, I created this website. This is the place to hear some truth about cat food. It’s also the place where you can learn to evaluate cat food brands yourself.” – Doug Hines

First read the Cat Food Reviews – Introduction to understand how I evaluate products.

I assign review ratings based solely on the ingredients in the can.

This is not some subjective bake-off where I am grading chocolate chip cookies because they taste good to me. My personal likes and dislikes have absolutely nothing to do with the rating process. An ingredient either contributes to, or detracts from, a cat’s health. Period. 

Look at the can’s ingredients list and compare it to the bad ingredients list HERE.

Protect your cat’s long term health. Don’t feed products which contain bad ingredients. Choose wisely now, and give your cat a good, healthy life later.

Review Ratings:

A = Superior Cat Food     B = Better Than Average     C = Average     D = Less Than Average

E = Substandard/Poor-Quality     X = Detrimental to a Cat’s Health

Based Solely on Reviewing the Ingredients

All 5 Products are Rated ‘X’ (Rejected) – Detrimental to a Cat’s Health

OVERALL PRODUCT LINE REVIEW RATING

Based solely on the ingredients, I consider Blue Buffalo’s Freedom® series to be a detriment to a cat’s long-term health. I give the entire product line an ‘X’ – Detrimental/Rejected.

Bad and/or Questionable Ingredients in Freedom™ Canned Cat Foods

See the individual products below to see which product has which ingredient.

   •  Carrots  •  Sweet Potatoes  •  Natural Flavor  •  Powdered Cellulose

   •  Guar Gum  •  Cranberries  •  Blueberries  •  Carrageenan  •  Cassia Gum  •  Salt

   •  Sodium Selenite  •  Dried Egg  •  Potato Starch

My Review Summary

My Evaluation/Review Of The Blue Buffalo® Freedom™ Product Line

Carbohydrates like carrots and sweet potatoes, and fruit like cranberries and blueberries, have no place in a cat’s diet. There is ample evidence to back up this assertion elsewhere in this website.

Since a cat’s digestive tract is not configured for long-term digestion, i.e. food has a short transit time, some of these ingredients are extremely unfavorable to cats. Other ingredients are downright detrimental. Manufacturers include such ingredients because these words sound good to humans.

There are much better products on the market. I consider Blue Buffalo’s Freedom™ product line to be a substandard cat food, and I wouldn’t feed it to my cats.”

– Doug Hines, publisher, CatNewsHeadlines.com

Individual Products from Blue Buffalo® Freedom™

Blue Buffalo® – Freedom™

REVIEW RATING: X – Detrimental to a cat’s long-term health

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Powdered Cellulose, Sodium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Taurine, Carrageenan, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

REVIEW RATING: X – Detrimental to a cat’s long-term health

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (Source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Guar Gum, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Salt, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Magnesium Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

REVIEW RATING: X – Detrimental to a cat’s long-term health

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Powdered Cellulose, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Fish Oil, Cranberries, Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols

REVIEW RATING: X – Detrimental to a cat’s long-term health

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Fish, Fish Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Powdered Cellulose, Guar Gum, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Salt, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

REVIEW RATING: X – Detrimental to a cat’s long-term health

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Powdered Cellulose, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Cranberries, Blueberries, Salt, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Cassia Gum, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9).