BLUE BUFFALO Life Protection Formula Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag -

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

By Blue Buffalo
Rated 4.2169 out of 5 stars

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  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "puppy-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal
  • DHA and ARA for healthy brain and eye development and high-quality protein for healthy muscle growth
  • 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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About 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 so

Real, Recognizable Ingredients With a Purpose

These nutritious recipes contain natural fiber from ingredients like chickpeas and beet pulp for healthy digestion. Best of all, these recipes are rich in nutrients and full of flavor for a satisfying and delicious meal.


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


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


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


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

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.

BRAIN AND EYE DEVELOPMENT: Choline plus DHA and ARA fatty acids (like those found in mother's milk) support healthy cognitive learning and retinal function.

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

PROPER BONE DEVELOPMENT: A healthy balance of calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins helps bones grow at the ideal pace.

DENTAL HEALTH: Special "small-bite" kibble is the perfect size for puppies' jaws and is shaped to help remove tartar.

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

HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM: Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support immunity.

About Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo started with a beloved Airedale named Blue, whose health issues prompted his family to look for better nutritional solutions for pets. What resulted was a new kind of food made from high-quality natural ingredients, with real meat as the bedrock of every formula. Feed your pet with the nutrition he deserves and the taste he naturally craves with BLUE's innovative formulas.
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Questions & Answers

31 Customer Questions

Do you need to still blend when changing to the adult version of this food?
Answer by Clyde2Jul 02, 2022

What type of prebiotics are in this BB puppy formula and how much per pound or cup?

Is the meat used free of hormones and antibiotics?
Answer by ChewyJan 31, 2018
The meats used in Blue Buffalo products do not contain any antibiotics or added hormones.

Show shape please
Answer by ChewyJun 25, 2019
The food contains both circular and triangular pieces. For visual reference, please click on the small kibble picture to the left of the main product picture.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MaryJo on Feb 21, 2023

Blue buffalo

I am very pleased with this food except I should not have bought such a big bag or waited until I knew Bella liked it. I bought a small bag to introduce her to it and waited for the big bag to come. Found out the triangle shapes are to big for her to eat she spits them out I will have to find something smaller for her. I did not open the bag yet I will donate

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Redandme on Feb 8, 2023

Not good for my puppy

I started giving Blue Buffalo to my puppy ever since we got him. But after 4 months, he would have an upset stomach almost every day. He was straining and having a lot of diarrhea at the same time. I switched him to a higher quality brand and he immediately got better. I’m not sure if this was a coincidence, but I’m definitely not buying BB anymore.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Q1234 on Jan 27, 2023

Auto shipped dog food

I have ordered with this company plenty times and the most recent deliveries of my blue buffalo dog food have been expired and no good. For the amount of money we pay and time we wait the dog food should not be sickening to my dogs and pups. Inventory and shelf life needs to be taken more seriously, as I had six dogs sick from eating their regular dog food because chewy is shipping out expired or bad dog food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alexis on Mar 23, 2023

Best puppy formula

I am a breeder. I use it for all my pregnant moms and their pups. It brings healthy pups and well balanced moms. I love the large bag and that it is delivered right to my door.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By havc on Mar 6, 2023

Great food choice!!!

My sweet puppy loves this food. It is a great quality but still affordable. She has been on it now since she about 15 weeks old and she is now about to be 9 months tomorrow. Great option for your pups.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on Mar 3, 2023

Made my dog sick

Ever since I bought this bag of food, my dog has been getting sick, and refusing to eat. Throwing up, lots of gas, and diarrhea. He has never had these issues. I will be changing to a different brand of food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Doug on Jan 3, 2023

Puppy loves it

My puppy loves this dog food and it apparently agrees with him as he does not vomit or have loose stools. Of course, being that my puppy is a yellow lab which are notoriously food-motivated, that may not be saying too much. However, Blue Buffalo does offer great products and this is another one of them. I also suggest spending a little more for dog food as the cheaper stuff goes right through your pet which you will notice with more frequent BM's.

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

Great product

I decided to try Blue for my new puppy because the other product I was using for my older puppy did not agree with the younger one. Once she was on it, there were no issues. Everyone was happy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Candy on Jan 21, 2023

My puppy loves this food

My puppy loves this food. He started out straight dry. As he got older I started soaking it and adding baby blue can. He getting to be a big boy now. I give him 6 cups with can though out the day and straight dry that he nibbles on down for him all day. Getting to be a big boy.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Artdabbler on Nov 19, 2022

Not Such a Happy Dog with this Food

When we got our new puppy it was a trick trying to figure out what food to buy. We started with another brand the vet suggested but I wanted something more healthy for him. I got another Blue Life Protection (Small Breed Puppy) and mixed it with the other stuff. Then by accident I purchased this vs. the small breed puppy package. Unfortunately, I bought a bag of another brand that is not at Chewy (which is amazing that they don't) but our dog will do somersaults for it. It's too expensive to give by itself twice a day so trying to find a kibble mix that he will love like this other stuff. So frustrating, time consuming and too expensive to keep trying. This is my 2nd dog that has not liked this brand. I will just have to figure something else out I guess.