Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review | Blue Buffalo Mini Blue Bars Dog Biscuits

I'm always on the lookout for healthy, all-natural treats for Andy and Blue Buffalo's Mini Blue Bars Dog Biscuits fit the bill. These biscuits contain no animal by-product meals, no corn/wheat/soy (great for pups with allergies), and no artificial preservatives or flavors. They come in a variety of flavors: Blueberry/Yogurt, Banana/Yogurt, Apples/Yogurt, and Chicken/Cheddar - the first three are completely animal-product free and great for pups with sensitivities to proteins. The biscuits are bite-sized and crunchy and Andy always "sits pretty" with anticipation when he knows he's going to get one. 

The biscuits come in 8oz and 20oz bags and cost around $7.99 and $12.99 respectively. I found these on sale a couple of weeks back at Petco and picked up a 20oz bag of the Apples and Yogurt flavor for $10.39. I know that sounds like a lot to drop on a bag of dog biscuits, but really, when you do the math it's not that bad a deal when they're on sale. Because these treats are on the pricier side I tend to dole them out sparingly, 1-2 a day, and so far after 2 weeks we still have about half the bag left. I tend to rotate through different brands and types of treats, picking up whatever is on sale as long as it's manufactured in the USA and all-natural, and would definitely purchase these Mini Blue Bars again in the future.    

Blue Buffalo Mini Blue Bars Dog Biscuits
Available at Petco, PetSmart, and other retailers
8-Ounce | $6.99
20-Ounce | $12.99

Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Ground Whole Oats, Rye, Chicken Meal, Apples, Yogurt, Dried Egg, Flaxseed (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Carrots, Cinnamon, Oat Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Salt, Calcium Carbonate.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 17.0%, Crude Fat (min.) 7.0%, Crude Fiber (max.) 5.0%, Moisture (max.) 11.0%, *Omega 3 fatty acids (min.) 0.4%. *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrients Profile. Calorie content: 2,162 kcal/kg. One biscuit = 29 kcal.

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