Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Dry Senior Cat Food Review


Protein: 32.0% (min) | Fat: 15.0% (min) | Fiber: 5.0% (max) | Moisture: 9.0% (max)

Blue Buffalo is excellent at creating affordable cat foods that contain astonishingly high-quality ingredients. Their Healthy Aging dry food is another grain-free formula that’s packed with real meats at the number one ingredient.

As cats age, appetite can become an issue. With Blue Buffalo’s Healthy Aging dry, it’s very unlikely your cat will turn away. Their “Enhanced LifeSource Bits” are dark chunks of cold-formed kibble that are packed with goodness, making for an appealing bowlful rather than a non-descript pile.

We’re highly impressed with this formula, and we aren’t alone. At the time of writing, Chewy’s reviews section shows that 97% of reviewers would recommend this food; that’s a staggering amount.

Nutritional Information

With deboned chicken as the number one ingredient, you can be sure that this senior dry food is packed with high-quality animal protein. A high fiber content aids with digestion, while the inclusion of staple acids such as Omega 3 and 6 help keep general health in check.

Blue’s commitment to including real meats as the first ingredient does a lot to ensure that everything your cat needs is present. The LifeSource Bits in Blue Buffalo foods really are packed with vitamins and minerals. Take a quick glance at the ingredients list below to see just how many helpful vitamins Blue squeeze into each formula.

Caloric Density and Feeding Guidelines

3,695 kcal/kg, 399 kcal/cup

Real meats and high-protein content often drive caloric density up, but at 399kcal/cup, this Healthy Aging retains a modest caloric density. Given the need for fewer calories in older cats’ diets, this is great. A modest caloric density means they’ll feel full up despite eating just enough to maintain a healthy weight.

Blue recommends feeding between 1/4 and 1/2 a cup daily to cats between 5 and 9lbs in weight and between 1/2 and 1 cup daily to cats between 10lbs and 14lbs.

Our Verdict

Blue’s Healthy Aging offers an affordable alternative to premium health formulas that are absolutely perfect for day-to-day feeding. Though these foods offer a complete nutritional meal, they are great for coupling with a specific canned health formula, such as kidney or liver care formulas. Doing so keeps mealtimes a little more varied and is far more economical compared to feeding specialist health formulas at every meal. We love this dry senior cat food and think it ranks up there with the best around; a thumbs up from us!

Ingredient List

Ingredients correct at the time of writing. Please check the retailer’s product page or the packaging before purchasing; ingredients lists are subject to frequent change.

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Fish Oil (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Pea Fiber, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Potatoes, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Sulfate, Cranberries, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Blueberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, L-Lysine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.

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