Blue Buffalo is one of the leading pet food manufacturers, and their Life Protection Healthy Aging Recipe is one of the best options for senior cats on the market. Like all other Blue Buffalo kibbles, Life Protection Dry Senior is manufactured in the USA and comprised of some of the best ingredients available. Designed for cats who are 7 years of age or older, Blue Buffalo Life Protection Healthy Aging Recipe contains the ingredients your cat will need to age gracefully and enjoy a high-quality of life for years to come.
Pros: Most owners who try Blue Buffalo products become instant devotees to the brand, and this holds true for those trying the Healthy Aging Recipe too. Owners love the nutritious, high-quality recipe, while cats love the delicious taste and appealing texture of the food. Several owners noted an improvement in their cat’s vitality, vigor and energy, and a few even noted that their cat’s elimination habits and skin condition improved as well.
Cons: Most owners didn’t find much to complain about with Blue Buffalo Life Protection Healthy Aging Recipe. However, a few complained about the cost, and, as always occurs with every cat food, a few cats didn’t find it tasty.
Ingredients: Deboned chicken is the very first ingredient listed for Blue Buffalo Healthy Aging Recipe. Chicken meal, turkey meal and peas are incorporated as supplemental protein sources, while brown rice, barley and oatmeal provide the bulk of the food’s carbohydrates. Flaxseed is used to provide omega fatty acids, and a litany of fruits and vegetables, including sweet potatoes, carrots, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, apples, pomegranate, pumpkin and spinach, comprise the brand’s patented “Life Source Bits,” and provide a wealth of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The only thing missing from Life Protection Healthy Aging Recipe is a probiotic. However, the majority of owners reported that their cat digested the food well anyway, and if you like, you can always add your own probiotic supplement to the food.
Price: There’s no getting around it: Blue Buffalo’s Healthy Aging Recipe is rather expensive (in truth, most Blue Buffalo foods are priced at the expensive end of the spectrum). However, you simply can’t find other foods of similar quality for much less money, so owners seeking premium foods should prepare themselves to pay premium prices. Nevertheless, you may be able to reduce your per-bowl costs by purchasing Healthy Aging Recipe (or any other premium cat food) in the largest quantities possible.
Ideal For: Blue Buffalo products are generally most appropriate for owners with flexible budgets, who want the very best for their cat, and their Healthy Aging Recipe is no exception. Because it is designed for aging cats, it is not a good option for kittens, young adult cats or lactating females. Because of its rich antioxidant and omega-fatty-acid content, it is a great choice for older cats who live indoors or suffer from skin or coat ailments. It does not contain artificial colors or many other common allergens, so it may even serve as a great choice for cats with food allergies.