BLUE BUFFALO Life Protection Formula Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 15-lb bag -

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

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  • DHA and ARA for healthy brain and eye development and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "puppy-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promotes tartar removal
  • Vitamins, chelated minerals and antioxidants for immune system health
  • High-quality protein and L-Carnitine for lean muscle growth
  • No corn, wheat, soy or chicken (or poultry) by-product meals

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About BLUE Life Protection Formula Dry Dog Food

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

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 Puppies Grow

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 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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Top IngredientsDeboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Barley...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain, NaturalHigh Fiber, Molasses-Free, Natural...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural
Health FeatureImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Hip & Joint SupportImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Brain HealthImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, High-EnergyDigestive Health, Muscle Care, Immune Support, Hip & Joint SupportImmune Support, Muscle Care
Breed SizeLarge Breeds, Giant BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsAll Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryChicken

Questions & Answers

26 Customer Questions

Where are all of the ingredients sourced from and where is this food made
Answer by ChewyNov 19, 2019
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 many cups are in the 30-lb bag?
Answer by ChewyJun 21, 2018
There is approximately 60 cups of food in the 15 pound bag and there is approximately 120 cups of food in the 30 pound bag.

I feed my puppy the Life Protection Formula Chicken and Brown Rice for puppies. I would like to switch her to this one for large breed puppies (she's German Shepherd/lab mix) so it's bigger kibble. Are they same thing, only different in size, or would I need to transition her from one to the other?
Answer by ChewyAug 16, 2018
It's recommended to transition her food. Start by mixing 25% of the new food with your puppy's old food, and gradually increase the proportion of the new food over the next 14 days.

How come this contains Garlic? Isn't Garlic is really bad for dogs?
Answer by ChewyNov 26, 2019
When used in small amounts, garlic can help support the immune system and liver. It helps the cardiovascular system prevent blood clots, and reduces cholesterol/fat build up in the blood and heart. It also aides in the fight against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, and increases the rate of killing off parasites. Garlic also helps increase the palatability of products.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gator on Nov 10, 2022

Blue buffalo

This is absolutely the best dog food I have ever fed. It is a little expensive, but the results are worth it. I use the large breed puppy and the adult. I started using this about five years ago and this is all I feed. I do free feed, but they usually only eat once a day. The condition of coats and body are beautiful. The best part not too much poo the to clean up.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Cooper on Dec 4, 2022

Shipping fees

Chewy is too expensive if you just need dog food because of added shipping fees. Should be free shipping on every order regardless of amount spent.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By boobear4223 on Nov 11, 2022

My dog loved it!

We’ve been trying to find a good puppy food for our German Shepard, and this was an instant hit. He loved it! It’s all he wants now. 10/10 will keep buying again :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Deena on Aug 27, 2022

Chewy Is The Best!

We love Chewy. The prices, convenience, options, delivery. I could go on and on. We lost our two precious dogs within a year. At one time, we were down to having one cat. We are now a two cat/one dog family. And Chewy is our go to place for the majority of all of our babies’ needs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By violet on Aug 30, 2022

makes a pretty girl

My pup absolutely loves it it’s the only thing she’s eaten and eats it all up. Her coat is beautiful and shiny and doesn’t shed like she used to. Her brother is on a cheaper food and the difference is crazy he has a very matte coat and their body shape is so different she looks like she’s filling out healthy and in all the right places and he looks like he has a lil beer belly overall i’ll keep her on this food for as long as it keeps up like this

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

Happy customer

I am so happy!! My puppy loves this food and Chewy delivers it to my door - life is good!!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By brewster on Nov 28, 2022

blue buffalo large breed puppy

somewhere it ought to say the kibble is larger; had I known that I would have stuck to the smaller kibble

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Terry on Sep 13, 2022

He loves it!!

We're still transitioning over from IAMS, and i think he likes this better. I've used Blue Wilderness with my previous dog his whole life, and thought I'd give this a try with my new pup. So far so good. :)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Wombat on Sep 14, 2022

Wish I could Split Stars!

We have 2 dogs, one loved it, the other despised it, he took a bite after sniffing it for a long while, then almost comically spit it out, Such a shame because our girl loves it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MartinezFamClarksSummit on Jun 20, 2022

Indi approved...Third bag so far!

I appreciate Blue Buffalo's holistic approach, so I decided to give it a good go. Glad I did, because Indi loves it! Although I feed him another brand's soft (roll shaped) food 2x a day, he heats this in between, and loves it. Glad that's the case, because it's something I feel good about feeding.