BLUE BUFFALO Basics Skin & Stomach Care Grain-Free Formula Salmon & Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food, 22-lb bag -

Blue Buffalo Basics Skin & Stomach Care Grain-Free Formula Salmon & Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food

By Blue Buffalo
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  • This recipe features a single animal protein source, salmon, along with potatoes, peas and pumpkin to support gentle digestion without the grains that contain gluten.
  • Blue Buffalo Basics is a limited ingredient, grain-free dog food that doesn’t contain any chicken, beef, corn, wheat, soy, dairy or eggs—making it a good option for dogs with food sensitivities.
  • Features a precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals carefully selected to support your pal’s immune system, life stage needs and a healthy oxidative balance.
  • Made with all-natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals.
  • Blue Buffalo contains no chicken or poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors or preservatives.

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About BLUE Basics Dry Dog Food

Limited Ingredient Diet for Dogs with Food Sensitivities

For some furry family members, the ingredients they don't eat are just as important as the ones they do. BLUE Basics is made with a limited number of carefully selected ingredients for a well-balanced diet that may prove helpful to dogs with food sensitivities. BLUE Basics features real meat from a single animal protein source that's not often used in dog food and nutritious carbohydrates that are more easily digested. Like all BLUE foods, BLUE Basics is made from the finest natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals.

Finding the Right Pet Food Is Easy

BLUE has more foods specific to breed size and life stages than any other natural pet food. You'll find healthy, delicious BLUE Basics recipes for your small or large breed puppy, adult or senior dog, with grain-free formulas available as well.

The True BLUE Promise

BLUE is formulated with only the finest natural ingredients:

Always features protein-rich real meat

NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals

NO corn, wheat or soy

A Sampling of Premium Natural Ingredients

KELP: This healthy seaweed helps support the immune system, contributes to skin and coat shine, and provides a rich supply of natural minerals.

BLUEBERRIES: Loaded with vitamins C and E, healthy carbs, fiber and powerful antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.

PUMPKIN: Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc, plus a good source of fiber to help regulate digestion.

CRANBERRIES: Rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamin K, and supports immunity and urinary health.

Exclusive LifeSource Bits

All BLUE dry food formulas feature a precise blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists to help promote immune system health, fulfill life stage requirements and support a healthy oxidative balance.

Formulated to Help Dogs Thrive

HEALTHY MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT: High-quality protein from deboned duck, lamb, salmon or turkey helps promote strong muscles. Small breed formulas feature proteins and carbohydrates that are precisely blended to help meet small and toy breeds' higher energy needs. Large breed formulas feature high-quality protein plus L-carnitine to help promote lean muscle mass.

HEALTHY HEART: The large breed formula contains taurine, an important amino acid that helps maintain heart health.

HEALTHY SKIN AND COAT: Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.

STRONG BONES AND TEETH: Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins help promote strong bones and teeth. Small breed formulas feature special "small-bite" kibble for easier chewing and tartar removal. Large breed formulas contain glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint function and overall mobility.

HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM: Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support the immune system.

About BLUE Buffalo

Blue Buffalo began with unconditional love and some furry inspiration from a large breed Airedale, Blue. When Blue's family started a pet food company, their vision was clear. They wanted every pet parent to be able to feed their pet with the same care they would feed family. So they created the #1 natural pet specialty food to help furry family members live happy, healthy lives. Of course, they named it after Blue.

Questions & Answers

23 Customer Questions

What are the little dark pieces in your dry foods? My dogs won’t eat those.
Answer by ChewyApr 01, 2018
The dark pieces in the kibble are called Lifesource Bits. All BLUE dry food formulas feature a precise blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists to help promote immune system health, fulfill life stage requirements and support a healthy oxidative balance.

In information page said that this food was made in the U.S.A. Are all the ingredients from the United States?
Answer by ChewyDec 23, 2017
All Blue Buffalo products are manufactured in the United States. Many of their ingredients, such as most grains and meats, like chicken, beef and turkey come from the United States. Lamb and venison can be free range from the United States or New Zealand. Rabbit is sourced from Europe, and trout can come from the United States or Canada. Where possible Blue's suppliers are instructed to source their ingredients from the United States. Where the ingredients are not readily available in the Unites States, such as many vitamins and minerals, their suppliers will only work with reliable foreign companies, and subject all ingredients to rigorous quality testing. None of the ingredients are sourced from China.

How does this food do for sensitive Skin and allergies
Answer by ChewyNov 28, 2022
Blue Buffalo Basics Salmon & Potato Recipe is a limited-ingredient diet formulated for dogs with food sensitivities. This chicken-free formula features high-quality deboned salmon and easily digestible carbohydrates, plus omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat.

I love all of the good ingredients you put into your dog food. However, can you explain how this particular dog food can claim it is “Grain-Free” when it has Alfalfa Nutrient and Barley Grass listed in your ingredience?
Answer by ChewyOct 01, 2019
This food is considered grain free. Alfalfa is a perennial flowering plant in the legume family. Barley is an annual grass. Barley grass is the leaf of the barley plant, as opposed to the grain.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By brooklyndogmom on Mar 18, 2023

stinky dog

My dog did well on this food at first. He has a lot of skin allergies that I suspect are from chicken. Unfortunately, my 5 year old lab mix started to just stink! Like, we couldn’t even sit next to him. The food is stinky, but this stink was emanating from every poor in his body. He’s never smelled bad the entire time we’ve had him! Within a week of switching foods, he’s smelling good again, and he hasn’t even had a bath! So weird. I’m so bummed because the food he’s eating now is 2x the price!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chocolate on Feb 19, 2023

Happy With Products

Its only been about 2 two weeks. Because of Chocolate severe allergies, its very hard for me to find the right food for him. I read numerous reviews with good rating those pet parents said this brand help their babies with allergies. So I am hoping the (Blue Buffalo Basics) helps my baby skin too. Turns out if it helps Chocolate like it as help others (Blue Buffalo Basics) will be the only food for my Chocolate. Thank You,

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Yvonne on Feb 27, 2023

Second Order not the same Boston won’t hardly eat

My Boston loved the first bag, really seems to help with her allergies. She won’t hardly eat the second bag, it’s much lighter in color and doesn’t seem to be as fresh, also doesn’t smell fresh fish smell like the other bag.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Terra on Feb 20, 2023

Helps my Bluenose Pit

My dogs breed experience lots of allergies. My doggie flare up shows on her skin, leaving patches. After switching, her fur began to regrow. So happy with this product. Also bowel movement have been great!! Healthy & Happy :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KingJulian on Dec 16, 2022

Great Single Animal Protein & Grain-Free

This Single Animal Protein & Grain-Free dry dog food is great for my dog. She has not scratched or itched since I switched to this dry food. Also her ears no longer have a bad smell or itch. Some people are complaining about vegetables being listed as one of the first three ingredients and there not being at least a couple of protein (meat sources) sources. HELLO PEOPLE! This is a single animal protein (salmon) recipe. There will be no other meat or meal protein. Also, I see some complaints about this recipe having potatoes. Potatoes is literally printed on the front of bag (Salmon & Potato Recipe) as well as it being in the title of the dry food description. This food might not be for every pooch but my soft coat wheaten terrier (Irish Dog) loves it. I'm sure her ancestors ate their fair share of potatoes in their day.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Bella0207 on Jan 2, 2023

Dog won't eat 2nd bag ordered

I ordered the 11 pound bag for my dog to try. She loved it. I just recieved the 22 pound bag and she refuses to eat it. The food looks totally different and is a different color. She's a lab - she eats anything. Going to contact chewy for a refund. Why can't these places keep their food consistent. Back to the drawing board to find a limited ingredient diet for my girl.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By scott on Jan 15, 2023

satisfied customer

2 dogs w skin issues/itching, chewing on feet. Tried many foods to resolve this problem and this grain free single source brand/ingredient is the best. I do not give my dogs any other food or treats as this will ruin what you are trying to fix.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hungrypuppies on Dec 10, 2022

Didn't wait till it was open

I just bought this bag for the first time after finding out one of my dogs is allergic to everything but salmon and apparently the other dogs were so excited to eat the food that they couldn't even wait till the bag was open to tear into it. Came home to a giant mess! But I love this food because he does not get sick on it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sandi on Jan 17, 2023

It was a hit!

My 13 year old Shih Tzu had gotten a little picky so I changed to this and he loves it! Haven't used long enough to see if there is any difference in his skin, but we'll see!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LillyMoonDad on Dec 1, 2022

She likes it

We just started switching her over and are already seeing positive results. She eats more consistently, her stools have more form and the number of times she has them has decreased. All good signs!