BLUE BUFFALO Basics Skin & Stomach Care Turkey & Potato Recipe Senior Dry Dog Food, 4-lb bag -

Blue Buffalo Basics Skin & Stomach Care Turkey & Potato Recipe Senior Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • This dry dog food features a single animal protein source, turkey, along with potatoes, peas and pumpkin to support gentle digestion in senior dogs.
  • Limited ingredient formula doesn’t contain any chicken, beef, corn, wheat, soy, dairy or eggs—making it a good option for senior 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 natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals.
  • 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.

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.

ENERGY TO STAY ACTIVE: Essential proteins and carbohydrates help maintain energy requirements for a healthy lifestyle.

HEALTHY HEART: Taurine, an important amino acid, helps maintain heart health.

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

HEALTHY MUSCLE MAINTENANCE: High-quality protein from deboned turkey and turkey meal helps maintain strong muscles.

BRAIN AND EYE HEALTH: DHA, an important fatty acid, helps promote healthy cognitive and retinal function.

JOINT HEALTH: Glucosamine and chondroitin help support joint and hip function and overall mobility.

Questions & Answers

22 Customer Questions

My senior dog is overweight. I like the ingredients in this product and would like to get her the best food possible. Is there a chance she could lose weight eating this food?
Answer by ChewyJan 20, 2018
This Food is formulated specifically for senior dogs. The suggested feeding guideline may be adjusted to the needs of your specific pet, because their metabolism and activity levels will vary.

How big are the pieces of food?
Answer by ChewyNov 02, 2017
The kibble is approximately the size of a pea.

Is pumpkin in that's food
Answer by ChewyFeb 10, 2018
Pumpkin is an ingredient in this formula.

If my dog is already on the blue limited ingredient adult formula, is it necessary to gradually mix foods to change to this senior formula?
Answer by ChewyAug 01, 2018
Blue suggests gradually transitioning when it comes to switching "life stages". You can gauge how long this needs to take depending on how your dog is reacting to the change.

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

Jack Russell Terrier.

unfortunately my 8 yr old baby female is a VERY picky doggy and I jumped from excitement to finally find the brand for her after trying orijen (over $100 for 25 lb), instict and a couple other top brands. The smell immediately caught her attention and i was shocked when she started eating it. Could be that russells love turkey too so that was a plus!! AND CHEWY #1 IN CUSTOMER SERVICE. THEY SHOW YOU CLIENT IS FIRST. THANK YOU :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on Jan 12, 2023

So far, so good!

Our golden retriever has terrible allergies--itching all the time. Someone said she might be allergic to chicken so we switched her to turkey/potato. She loves it. Not sure if it's alleviating the itching since it hasn't been very long and she's still taking Apoquel. But for now, she seems happy with this food. (We had tried salmon food before and she wouldn't touch it.)

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Linda on Mar 16, 2023

Sorry to report

My dog does not care for this new food and I've seen no improvement in his skin irritation so our hunt will continue.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By DoggieMom on Dec 29, 2022

Too hard to chew

I have an 8 pound 12 year old havanese. I think this food is too hard for her to chew, I changed to this from another brand, but she has trouble chewing all the pieces. I got this one because of her food allergies but is too hard.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Robb on Sep 3, 2022

So far so good

My dog's rescue coordinator highly recommended grain-free dog food when I adopted Morgan in 2014. I had been purchasing several different brands since then up until his vet detected a slight heart murmur. She indicated that grain-free food may be related to heart issues. I switched to Royal Canin Senior 10+ and after several months his vet claimed that she could not detect a murmur. When COVID hit and there was a shortage of this brand, I switched to another highly rated brand and noticed that my dog's stool was soft and difficult to pick up. Before my next auto-ship order, I spoked with a Chewy customer service rep who claimed that the reason for the soft stool may be related to the fact that my dog did not need and/or was unable to digest the nutrients in this brand. I asked her for a recommendation and the Blue Buffalo was one of the brands she suggested and after reading the reviews, I ordered a 24 pound bag. Although, he has only been eating it for a couple of weeks, I have noticed a change in his stool consistency, however, he is still eating grass. A neighbor suggested feeding him greens (broccoli, asparagus, etc.) in addition to his Blue Buffalo which may help keep him from eating grass.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Fran29 on Nov 3, 2022

Not for JJ

I think it was the smell that turned my dog away , I cannot say it would be bad for other dogs, mine would not touch it, he has allergies and have been trying different food ,recommended, this was definitely a no

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Furry4 on Nov 13, 2022


from the time they saw the Chewy box..eyes lit up, noses were a sniffing,tails were a waggin... and the taste well lets just say I'm grateful my fingers weren't in their way...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KelseyS on Jul 15, 2022

Best for my Dog

I had struggled to find a food my senior dog enjoyed and also COULD eat after suddenly developing a sensitive stomach (he’s been to the vet and all is good!) and this was the winner. My dog enjoys the taste and I can see how good it has been for him in his energy and shiny coat. After watching my dog uncontrollably vomit and diarrhea, not be able to sleep because he’s so uncomfortable, loose way too much weight too quickly, and just generally thinking I was going to lose him, I would gladly pay $50 for the 4 lb bag of food.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By notafanx3 on Jul 9, 2022

Will not Eat

I have a senior dog with sensitive stomach issues, I have a pitbull adult who gobbles everything and another senior small dog. I thought I was doing well to get Blue Buffalo senior and sensitive stomach but imagine my suprise my pitty who gobbles everything wouldn't eat it. Chewy has a wide selection of food, I will have to find something else.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Owen on May 20, 2022

My Dog Loves this Stuff!

I decided to try this food because my Senior basset hound has an apparent food sensitivity that we have not been able to pinpoint. It has been difficult to find a food that is made for Senior dogs that accommodates food sensitivities, so I was glad to see this variety. The moment I opened the box my dog was all over it, so much that he dragged the 22 lb bag toward his bowl with his teeth and chewed it open. Needless to say, when I put it in his bowl he was a very happy doggy. He has been eating this food for about 2 weeks and I can already tell a big difference in his skin and coat. His fur is much softer, where his fur was dry and wiry before. I have also noticed that the allergy related scratching and the irritation in his skin has been significantly reduced. I will definitely order more when he finishes this bag.