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Merrick® Limited Ingredient Diet Healthy Grains
Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
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BLUE™ Basics™
Turkey & Potato Recipe
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Natural Balance® L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets®
Chicken & Brown Rice Formula
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Wellness® Simple™
Duck & Oatmeal Recipe
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9 Key Ingredients Or Less
Single-Source Animal Protein
Deboned Meat Or Poultry #1 Ingredient
With Healthy Grains
Crude Protein (Min.) %
Omega 6 (Min.) %
Glucosamine (Min.)
Chondroitin Sulfate (Min.)
Guaranteed Taurine (Min.) %
Cooked In A Company-Owned Kitchen
Pea & Lentil Free
First 5 Ingredients
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21.0%
4.5%
1200 mg/kg
1200 mg/kg
0.17%
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Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal
No
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No
18.0%
2.0%
400 mg/kg
300 mg/kg
Not Guaranteed
No
No
Deboned Turkey, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Potatoes, Peas
No
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No
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23.0%
1.3%
Not Guaranteed
Not Guaranteed
0.25%
No
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Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran
No
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No
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21.0%
2.5%
Not Guaranteed
Not Guaranteed
Not Guaranteed
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No
Duck, Oatmeal, Peas, Ground Rice, Potato Protein

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Comparison as of January 2021. BLUE™️ and BLUE™️ Basics™ are registered trademarks of ©Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd. Natural Balance® is a registered trademark of ©/™/® Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Wellness® is a registered trademark of Well Pet LLC. Product information was sourced from brand websites: bluebuffalo.com, naturalbalanceinc.com, and wellnesspetfood.com.