Product Review: Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts Grain-Free Wet Food

My dogs says we're anxious to do our very first review of a Blue Buffalo product! We know about Blue, but hadn't tried it yet. So, we started off with something from Blue Buffalo's Healthy Starts line of foods: the turkey and egg, grain-free wet food in trays.


Ingredients:

This flavor of Healthy Starts has a solid ingredient list: turkey, chicken broth, chicken liver, potatoes, and dried egg make up the first five ingredients. We'll only buy foods that have meat as the first ingredient, so that's always super important to us. We also love grain-free foods, too.

Usability:

This food comes in single-serving trays, which can be handy. They're small, though, (only three ounces) so these are really best suited for very small dogs. (For reference, these are a half ounce less than a tray of Cesar. However, the ingredients in Blue Buffalo are far superior to what you'll find in Cesar---which is laden with a plethora of meat by-products). If you do choose to use these trays for larger dogs, it's recommended that you serve three or four trays for every 10 pounds of body weight.

The Healthy Starts line is sold in cases of 12 trays and comes in a nifty rack so you can store them nicely in your pantry.

When I peeled back the foil on the tray, I didn't find the appearance of the food to be very appetizing; it looked pretty rubbery. It also didn't smell (although that might be a plus for some pet parents!). However, once I took the food out and mashed it up it was a very nice pate.



Origin:

Made in the United States of America. That's always a plus in our book!

Cost:

A case of 12 trays sells for $16.21 from Chewy.com (if you autoship it so it comes to you routinely without having to order it, the price drops to $15.40). The chicken and egg flavor is the same price as the turkey and egg, whereas the beef and egg is a little less and the salmon and egg costs a little more.


Rating:

All the dogs in the house really liked the Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts Turkey and Egg flavor. Each one finished their bowl and were eager for more. If you have a small dog, this tray is just the right size to accompany your dog's kibble or even to serve as an evening snack. We even gave some of it to my mom to try on her dogs, and all of them gobbled it up, too. So, safe to say, this was a total hit. Four out of four paws, for sure!

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could test it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews. 


Product Review: Purina Muse Natural Chicken Grain-Free Pate for Cats

My dog says we have a product review for you today that might surprise you!

It's been awhile since we've had a cat in the house, and we've learned a lot about pet foods since then. We used to buy supermarket brands of food for our companion animals, but finally started to educate ourselves more and we turned into active label readers. Once we read what was in the food we were feeding our furry family members, that's all it took for us to upgrade to premium foods---and we've never looked back.

That said, when we were given the chance to review a Purina product I was skeptical. However, after I looked into it, I was delightfully surprised to see that Purina was making a grain-free, premium product for cats! So, let me tell you more about Purina Muse Natural Chicken Pate Grain-Free Canned Food for Cats.


Ingredients:

Although we read everything on the ingredient label, we always pay special attention to the first three ingredients (after all, ingredients are listed in order of quantity so the there's more of the first ingredient, than the second, and so on). We were pleased to see that first three ingredients in the Muse are chicken, chicken broth, and ocean whitefish.


The next few are liver, spinach, sweet potatoes, and blueberry pomace. There are no by-products or "meals" in this food and we couldn't have been happier about that.

Usability:

The pate was nice and soft. Not mushy or gloppy, though. Just the right consistency, actually. KitCat took to it immediately and ate it all.

Origin:

Purina Muse is made in the United States.

Cost:

Muse comes in the three ounce cans (the size you typically see kitten food in) and a 24-can case sells for $22.98 from Chewy.com.


Rating:

The Purina Muse was a great food, which KitCat really enjoyed. And it's great to see a company like Purina putting out a grain-free product with a superior ingredient list! Our initial skepticism is gone and we'll be adding the Purina Muse into our regular rotation of foods.

On a scale of one to four paws we give the Muse a four on taste and a three on value (just because the cans are three ounce and not the larger 5.5. ounce size). Hopefully, Purina will be offering the food in the larger cans soon.

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could test it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews. 




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