Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Adult Fish & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula was created for the health and well-being of dogs. All formulas start with real meat, whole grains, garden veggies and fruit, plus added LifeSource Bits, a precise blend of nutrients that have been enhanced with a Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients. This Adult Fish & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned whitefish and other natural ingredients for a healthy meal your dog will love.

Key Benefits

  • Essential, high-quality protein for healthy muscle development and carbs for energy for an active life
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth
  • Glucosamine for joint health and mobility and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Vitamins, chelated minerals and antioxidants for immune system health
  • No corn, wheat, soy or chicken (or poultry) by-product meals

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  • Weight
    30.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Whitefish, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Glucosamine), Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Potatoes, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Chicory Root, Potato Starch, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Caramel Color, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Turmeric, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), L-Lysine, Taurine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, L-Carnitine, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Beta Carotene, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary.

Caloric Content

3,625 kcal/kg, 379 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 22.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.7% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.9% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (cups)
Up to 15 LBS 1/4 - 1
16 - 25 LBS 1 - 1 3/4
26 - 40 LBS 1 3/4 - 2 1/2
41 - 60 LBS 2 1/2 - 3 1/2
61 - 80 LBS 3 1/2 - 4 1/4
81 - 100 LBS 4 1/4 - 5
Over 100 LBS Feed 5 cups + 1/2 cup for each additional 20 LBS

Transition Instructions

Start by mixing 25% of BLUE with your dog’s old food, and gradually increase the proportion of BLUE over the next 14 days.

About BLUE Life Protection Formula Dry Dog Food

BLUE Life Protection Formula Dry Dog Food

The Original Healthy Formula That Started It All

BLUE Life Protection Formula always features high-quality real meat, healthy fruits and wholesome whole grains. Like all BLUE foods, it's made from the finest natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals.

Finding the Right Food for Your Best Pal Is Easy

BLUE has more breed size and life stage-specific foods than any other natural pet food. You'll find healthy, delicious BLUE Life Protection Formula recipes for toy, small and large breeds as well as puppies, adults and senior dogs

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

APPLES: Good source of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, which promotes overall gastrointestinal health.

SPINACH: Rich in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lutein, and also contains quercetin, a phytochemical with antioxidant properties.

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.

A satisfying, tasty treat

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. All Life Protection Formula LifeSource Bits are enhanced with their Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients:

Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Spinach

Formulated to Help Dogs Thrive

Healthy Muscle Development: High-quality protein plus protein meal and egg help promote strong muscles. Small breed formulas are precisely blended to help meet small and toy breeds' higher energy needs. Large breed formulas feature L-carnitine to help promote lean muscle mass.

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 mobility.

Healthy Skin, Coat and Immune System: Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help promote a shiny coat and healthy skin. Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support the immune system.

Formulated to help your pet

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REAL MEAT Turkey, Salmon, Duck, Lamb, Duck Chicken, Duck, Salmon, Bison, Rabbit, Red Meat Beef, Chicken, Lamb Chicken, Fish, Lamb
LIFE STAGE FORMULAS Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior
BREED SIZE FORMULAS Small, Standard, Large Toy, Small, Standard, Large Small, Standard, Large Toy, Small, Standard, Large
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TREATS Yes Yes No Yes

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.


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  • Scratching Dog

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    I thought I would try this Blue's dog food without meat and grain for one of my Jack Russell's with skin issues (constant scratching). His scratching has all but stopped. He love the flavor and the extra benefit of less scratching is wonderful.

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    My big dogs can get upset stomachs from certain foods and it took a long time to find foods they both would eat. So far no problems switching them to this. Their coats have just been really dull so I'm hoping this will help. Love that I can get this delivered to my house.

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  • Chicken vs. Fish

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    We had our puppy on the chicken flavor puppy food and he would eat it but wasn't crazy about it. We have just switched to an adult dog food and decided to go with the fish flavor and he loves it! I can't get it in the bowl fast enough. It's safe to say he loves the fishy flavor much better than the chicken. He eats it so much faster now! That makes this fur mom happy!

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  • Love this dog food

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    The Fish & Brown Rice is our choice. We won't buy any other dog food for our dogs-Great valve and the dogs love it, too!! And adds years to their lives, because it's easy on their digestion.

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  • No more stomach issues

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    We have two girlz, one who has had stomach issues. It was suggested that we try the Blue Buffalo brands. Since switching our girlz coat looks better and our one girl no longer wakes us up at night because of an upset stomach. I mix warm water with it and they seem to enjoy it even more.

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  • Dog loves it!

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    We noticed our dog was skipping his morning meals regularly. He had lost 4-5 lbs. We were getting worried, but the vet suspected that he just didn't like his food. So we switched to the fish/ brown rice flavor, and he gobbles it up first thing in the morning now. Service was fantastic. Delivery to your door of a 50lb. is awesome---no loading it from shelf to cart, to cashier, to car, etc. Makes it much easier to auto-order, once you know how long it takes your dog to finish a bag. This is one chore I don't miss doing.

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  • Coal loves it

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    Coal loved the food he is eating less but is satisfied . The vet checked him and said it is a good thing as long as he does not start loosing too much weight . His bowel movements are easier and the stool is not as ferm . I hope it helps his scratching and dandruff .

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  • Excellent ingredients sourced and made in CT

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    Our dog loves this food. We got her from a rescue group who fed her a food with chicken by product as the first ingredient. Her coat was dull, she smelled bad, she was itching a lot and had terrible dandruff. She's been eating this for a week plus. Her coat is so shiny, she doesn't smell at all and no signs of dandruff. It's a huge improvement in only a diet change. Thank you Blue and thank you Chewy we have it on autofil every 5 weeks.

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  • Want a nice silky soft coat?

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    Then this is the food to get! I normally use the chicken/rice but change it up every now and again. The fish really makes my dogs coats nice and shiny, silky and soft. Blue is already a great food, but it's really great when you can switch within the product line without issues. Blue by far is the best food out there!

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  • Buffalo Blue is excellent food.

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    We have been feeding Blue to our golden retrievers for a long time. We feel that their longevity- one is 14, the other 13 and level of activity are largely due to the Blue. Would recommend it to anyone.

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