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

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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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Top IngredientsDeboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...
Health FeatureBrain Health, Immune Support, Vitamins & MineralsHigh-Energy, Immune Support, Vitamins & MineralsHip & Joint Support, Immune Support, Vitamins & MineralsImmune Support, Muscle CareImmune Support, Muscle Care
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsLarge Breeds, Giant BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsLarge Breeds
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Questions & Answers

33 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 4.2079 out of 5 stars
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1038 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gale on Nov 24, 2023

My pup loves it

I was using a different brand and my 5 month old Aussie wouldn't eat it until he was really hungry. Now as soon as it hits the bowl he is diving in. Thanks Blue Buffalo

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on Nov 13, 2023


When we got Mac at 11 weeks old he had a bloated belly and a fuzzy coat. Two weeks into the Blue Buffalo, he is energetic, slicked up and full of energy

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By elena on Oct 25, 2023

life source bits

blue buffalo contains their smaller sized "life source bits" with the regular kibble. unfortunately my puppy -spits the bits- and they end up all over the place! have to switch brands :(

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Katie on Nov 12, 2023

Not the best

My breeder recommended this food but after getting a bigger size her poop has been awful, very soft stools. Looking to switch to something better.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Linh on Nov 7, 2023

stomach issue

Both of my dogs start having diahhrea after the first couple time I fed Blue Buffalo dry dog food to both of my senior and puppy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RichardL on Aug 22, 2023

Puppy Approved

I have 3 Frug puppies that are now 13 weeks old. They have been eating the Blue Buffalo puppy food for the past 10 days. They seem to really like it. We have not had any problems with digestion or skin rashes that can be a problem with these dogs. We are very happy with the food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Louis on Nov 14, 2023

our German shepherd puppy loves it

She eats her allowed amount 3 times a day - would like additional but does not get it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gazzie on Jul 18, 2023


My puppy was having problems with the Purina Pro Plan so I did some research and came across Blue Buffalo puppy food. I'm SO glad I did! My puppy is digesting this food without any problems, has nicely formed stools, and is not vomiting up food any longer. This is what we will be using over the lifetime of our fur baby.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By PipersDad on Jul 22, 2023

Didn't settle well

Have used Blue Buffalo in the past for years, but transitioned our new puppy to this food and she has had digestive issues since. Diarrhea every few hours. After switching back to a prescription brand, she was fine. Course the batch is bad, but sadly won't be using again for this pup.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Debra on Nov 9, 2023

Blue Buffalo

Good dog food! Very good ingredients, it's good for your puppy! And very tasty!