Fromm vs Blue Buffalo

For pet owners, one of the most important decisions they have to make is which food is best for their beloved animals. This may sound easy, but with so many brands advertising their products as the best, how do you know which one is superior? There are many things to consider when choosing a pet food brand that will meet your canine’s dietary requirements, most importantly the nutritional value and quality of ingredients. Both Fromm and Blue Buffalo are established brands in the pet food industry, and these are some distinguishing factors between the two.

Protein

Fromm has marginally more protein than Blue Buffalo, but with only a 1% difference, we can conclude that these two brands provide on average the same amount of protein in their pet foods.

Cost

Blue Buffalo is usually more expensive than Fromm.  However, when it comes to wet cat foods, the Fromm brand costs slightly more than Blue Buffalo’s range of the same products.

Variety

Blue Buffalo is one of the brands in the pet food market with the highest number of flavors and options to choose from, boasting 339 flavors. The Fromm brand of pet foods is not as wide with only 84 flavors available.

Nutritional Value

In terms of nutrient content, Fromm and Blue Buffalo have more or less the same protein, fat, and fiber content amongst their offerings.

Dry Dog Food

Fromm

Blue Buffalo

Crude Protein

28%

28%

Crude Fat

16%

15%

Crude Fiber

6%

7%

Wet Dog Food

Fromm 

Blue Buffalo

Crude Protein

40%

41%

Crude Fat

21%

21%

Crude Fiber

7%

6%

 

 

Dry Cat Food

Fromm

Blue Buffalo

Crude Protein

37%

37%

Crude Fat

19%

16%

Crude Fiber

5%

6%

Wet Cat Food

 

 

Crude Protein

45%

45%

Crude Fat

24%

24%

Crude Fiber

6%

6%

Ingredients And Flavor

Fromm is a high-quality brand of pet food that comes in a variety of flavors made with wholesome natural ingredients including chicken, duck, beets, peas, chicory root, alfalfa meal, garlic powder, oatmeal, brown rice, and probiotics.

The most popular flavors of Fromm products are

  • Salmon tuna pâté
  • Chicken, duck, and salmon pâté
  • Shredded beef in gravy
  • Salmon a-la-veg

Blue Buffalo pet foods are made from highly nutritious recipes in a wide variety of flavors. These formulas contain ingredients such as meat, LifeSource bits from fruits and vegetables, pumpkin, peas, pea protein, digestible carbohydrates, caramel color, canola oil, dried tomato pomace, and essential minerals.

The most popular flavors of Blue Buffalo dog food include

  • Chicken and trout in gravy
  • Chicken wild bites for dogs
  • Chicken and cheddar

Origin and Manufacturing

Blue Buffalo headquarters are located in Wilton, Connecticut with manufacturing plants in different states and in other countries including Canada, Mexico, and Japan. This brand has five different product lines that are all designed to provide for your canine’s nutritional needs.

Fromm is a family-based American company. This company’s headquarters are in Wisconsin with several distribution centers in Canada, the UK, Germany, Denmark, China, and Korea.

Which is the best option?

Fromm Strengths

  • Probiotic-rich pet foods that promote gut health
  • Healthy formulas designed for weight management
  • Recipes that are designed specifically for small breed dogs
  • High protein, carbohydrate and fat content

Fromm Concerns

  • Some products may cause digestive troubles for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

Blue Buffalo Strengths

  • Rich in antioxidants which provide an immunity boost
  • Gluten-free
  • Best option for large breeds and active dogs

Blue Buffalo Concerns

  • Contains grains which may pose a problem to hypersensitive canines
  • More expensive than other brands
  • Not recommended for obese or overweight canines

Summary

Fromm offers high-quality pet food at an affordable price and is therefore good value for money. Blue Buffalo is more versatile in terms of the range of flavors and its suitability for dogs of all ages. While the protein content of these two brands is more or less the same, Blue Buffalo is a better brand in terms of nutritional content and variety of flavor.

Shelly

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