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

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About This Item


  • 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, Brown Rice...Deboned Lamb, Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Oatmeal...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...
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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
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Questions & Answers

32 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 4.1977 out of 5 stars
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1023 Customer Reviews

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 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 2 out of 5 stars
By dot on Jul 20, 2023


Didn’t work well for my husky mix puppy, had lots of runny poop issues all night long while he was on this. Switch brands and saw immediate improvement. Not terrible puppy food but wish they had small sample size instead of just 30lb bag

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By lelisabeth on Jul 1, 2023

puppy got bad diarrhea

We went on vacation and didn’t bring enough food so my husband bought this. We couldn’t figure out for 2 weeks why he got terrible diarrhea, because we thought it could have been anxiety or something he ate or drank at the mountains, but when we switched his food back, he was better in a day!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Deb on Aug 7, 2023

Breeder’s Choice

We chose this for our puppy’s first kibble because it’s what our breeder uses and recommends. The puppies reached a nice healthy weight and have lots of energy to learn and play.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By LF on Jul 7, 2023

Gave my pup diarrhea

My pup was on this food for a week and had diarrhea the entire time. After a trip to the vet for a fecal and finding nothing, we figured it must be the food. Switched to Purina Pro Plan and diarrhea cleared up almost immediately.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Bella on Jun 7, 2023

Gave my dog diarrhea after a month on this

My puppy was doing fine with this and then after a month or so, she started getting diarrhea. Once I removed her completely off this kibble, she was doing better. It might just be a specific dog problem. The kibbles are good size, the packaging is fine, bag isn't full of crumbs. Overall good kibble if your dog can stomach it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars