Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Senior Chicken & 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 Senior Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and features the ingredients to support the overall health and well-being of senior dogs.

Key Benefits

  • Increased high-quality protein and L-Carnitine for healthy muscle maintenance and carbs for energy to stay active
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health and mobility
  • 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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  • Item Number
  • 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


Deboned Chicken, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Rice Bran, Peas, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Dried Chicory Root, Potato Starch, Potassium Chloride, Caramel Color, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Garlic, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, L-Carnitine, 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, Chondroitin Sulfate, 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

3,390 kcal/kg, 350 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.7% min
Phosphorus 0.6% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.25% min
L-Carnitine 100 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 300 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
Up to 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 1/2 - 2
26 - 40 lbs 2 - 3
41 - 60 lbs 3 - 4
61 - 80 lbs 4 - 4 3/4
81 - 100 lbs 4 3/4 - 5 3/4
100+ lbs 5 3/4 + 1/2 per 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 Mature Dogs Stay Healthy

Healthy Muscle Maintenance: High-quality protein and protein meal help maintain strong muscles. Large breed formulas feature L-carnitine to help maintain lean muscle mass.

Healthy Immune System: Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support the immune system.

Energy to Stay Active: Essential proteins and carbohydrates help maintain energy requirements for a healthy lifestyle.

Formulated to help your pet

Strong Bones and Teeth: Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins help maintain strong bones and teeth. Small breed formulas feature special "small-bite" kibble for easier chewing and tartar removal.

Joint Health: Glucosamine and chondroitin help support joint and hip function and overall mobility.

Healthy Skin and Coat: Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.

Compare BLUE Buffalo's Unique Recipes


BLUE Basics

BLUE Wilderness

BLUE Freedom

BLUE Life Protection Formula

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
Yes Yes Yes Yes
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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    I ordered a different type of this product but that was not available when the order was due for delivery. I was surprised that the original order could not be correctly fulfilled since it was a standing order made well in advance. The representative I spoke with was quite polite and offered a substitute which I accepted. All went well with that. I have not yet begun to use that product but I am concerned about the possibility of weight gain. I appreciate the concept of your service since I am a Senior with limited mobility and this is so convenient for me . My remarks are made in the spirit of assisting you to improve your service.

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    This food does what it says it will do. My mother's old Sheba loves this food. Her coat is shiny, eyes are bright, and she interacts more than she did with the other food. She socializes more with the family. Stool is smaller than it was with the other food which means she is getting more of the food and not passing it. All the way around we are happy with this product and continue to purchase it for our Sheba girl.

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    My vet suggested that I change my dog's diet to a Senior dog food since he's turned 7. I thought I'd try the Blue Buffalo because I had heard many good things about the brand. I slowly incorporated the new food with his old and there were no issues. The Blue Buffalo is really crunchy and full of nutrients and added essentials for senior dogs. My dog is a "scarfer" and he seems to love this food!

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    We are caring for my daughter's dog while she teaches in the UAE. Charlie is 15 years old and needs a lower protein food to protect his kidney functions. Without moving into prescription food, this has the lowest protein levels of all the blue buffalo foods. So far he enjoys it and seems to be drinking less water. Heavy water drinking is a sign of kidney issues in older pets.

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    One of our dogs has a very sensitive digestive system. Another who is older also has issues with the food he likes, very picky. Both dogs love the Senior Chicken & Brown Rice formula. No problems with the gradual transition to this food and still no problems for these 5 weeks. After so many tries at other brands, various formulas. Happy to finally find something that works!

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    My dog was on a diet food from the vet but it was very expensive. I have heard good things about blue Buffalo so thought I'd give it a try. Was a bit scared cuz my lit'l one seemed to throw up after the full transition to blue Buffalo (mixed old with new using less and less of the old). Found out she was getting into the trash! She seems to really like Blue Buffalo and it is more affordable than the diet food she has been on. She also seems to have more energy and is happier. She is 13 and fully blind and being her service human I recommend Blue Buffalo

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    Blue Buffalo has all the ingredients my dog needs. no needs for supplements. and most of all my dog loves it. Ordering from Chewy can't be easier. They notify me 5 days prior to shipment. you can change date if need to. Your baby will never runs out of food

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    I switched my dog to Blue Buffalo for seniors because she was starting to have some stomach issues with her old dog food. She has taken to Blue from the first bowl and has had zero issues with the switch. Her coat even seems to be softer and shinier. I fully recommend this dog food.

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    My 7yo Border Collie just made the switch from the Adult Blue Buffalo to the "Senior". He likes it and licks his bowl shiny clean. He also likes the free shipping and great prices so his humans can save money and always have his food on hand.

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    I reviewed several 'senior' dog foods and have been feeding them Blue Buffalo so I switched them to this. It has Glucosamine in it already so I can quite adding the pills to their food. Only time will tell if I made the right choice.

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