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

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

By Blue Buffalo
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  • 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, or soy

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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 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.

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 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.

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

19 Customer Questions

Is this the small bites?
Answer by ChewyNov 30, 2017
The Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Fish & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food has small bites.

Is blue buffalo life protection formula adult fish & brown rice recipe dry dog food grain free?
Answer by ChewyDec 27, 2018
This food is not grain free.

Is the fish in the Life Protection Formula Fish and Brown Rice farm raised?
Answer by ChewySep 03, 2018
Blue Buffalo utilizes both farms raised and ocean-caught fish in their products. They will use framed raised fish during times when the wild fish population has to regrow.

My 1 year old pup has always eaten Blue chicken and brown rice. I wanted to try the fish or lamb so is that bad to change?
Answer by ChewyAug 12, 2018
When changing formulas always transition your pet to avoid gastrointestinal upset. Start by mixing 25% of BLUE with your dog’s old food, and gradually increase the proportion of BLUE over the next 14 days.

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Rated 4.5022 out of 5 stars
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450 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on Jun 1, 2023

Blue Buffalo

I really don’t know what to say. This is the pickiest dog I have ever had when it comes to food. He bulks at everything and I have tried many different dog foods and added people food also just to get him to eat. Unfortunately, he has bulked at this food also. I did add a little oil on his food which was ok a couple of times. Once he actually ate it dry. He wouldn’t touch it yesterday so today I added a little wet food which he usually doesn’t like. He went over to his bowl, sniffed and walked away. I called him back, forced a little into his mouth and then he ate the entire bowl with the two mixed together. This really doesn’t mean anything because he’s done that before. I believe this is a good dog food and we will keep feeding it to him. He is approximately nine years old, a rescue, we have had him a little over seven years and as wonderful as he is he is a pain to feed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By austinsmom on Apr 7, 2023

Loves his food!

I've been feeding my lab mix Blue Buffalo life protection formula - chicken and rice formula for several years. He's the kind of dog who always seems starving and wolfs down his food. Recently we switched the flavor thinking a little variety could be a good thing. We switched to the same brand, but he fish & brown rice. He literally jumped up and down the first time we gave it to him. Probably should have done it sooner! Anyway, he loves it, and he seems to be very healthy eating this brand. 8 years old, shiny coat, energetic, no problems. I recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By leenie on May 13, 2023


Our girl had high protein in her last blood work. We switched her to the fish and brown rice formula and she eats it so well and has no problem with protein any longer. Great!

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

Incredible Difference

I’ve always fed my dog quality kibble, but would steer clear of Blue because of their recalls in the past. My friend encouraged me to give them a try after they changed several of their formulas and their company seemed to be back on track. I’m so glad I did. My dog is on his third bag of Blue now and his coat has never been healthier in his 6 years. He had a patch of dry skin on his nose for over a year that I have been treating with balm for months, this spot healed within weeks of eating Blue! In the past I always fed Victor or Diamond, will definitely be sticking to Blue from now on!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Reagan on May 3, 2023

Great product

My dog does very well on Blue Buffalo. He loves the taste and it doesn't make him smell like the other lower quality brands.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Diana on Mar 19, 2023

Dogs Will not Eat This

I ordered this since the Pro Plan Salmon for sensitive skin was getting more expensive & hard to find in stock. Neither my dog nor my dogs would eat any.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Brandyn on Jan 29, 2023

Chewy is awesome

My 3 dogs have tried many brands and most if not all of the Blue Buffalo did the best in regards to their skin allergies and digestive issues.

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

Loves it!!!

My boy loves it. We had to order this as his regular Blue Wilderness was out of stock. Very similar ingredients.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By 4Mia on Nov 20, 2022

Lab loves this food

Recently transitioned to Blue Buffalo after the food we purchased for many years changed their recipe. Our Lab absolutely loves this food. We are hoping to keep feeding her this premium/holistic food for her lifetime. Thank you Blue Buffalo for quality. Thank you to Chewy for excellent customer service

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on Jan 26, 2023

So far so good

I am in the process of switching from the chicken to the fish, & so far it is going well.