Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Large Breed Puppy 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 Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken. And because puppyhood is such an important stage, it features ingredients that support healthy growth and development.

Key Benefits

  • 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 promote 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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  • Weight
    30.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Peas, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Egg, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Fish Oil (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid and ARA-Arachidonic Acid), Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Caramel Color, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Lysine, Parsley, Dried Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Spinach, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Turmeric, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Taurine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, 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

3,607 kcal/kg, 396 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 28.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.1% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Choline 2,750 mg/kg min
ARA 0.04% min
DHA 0.1% min
L-Carnitine 100 mg/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.75% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.75% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight 1 - 3 Months Daily Feeding (cups) 3 - 5 Months Daily Feeding (cups) 5 - 7 Months Daily Feeding (cups) 7 - 12 Months Daily Feeding (cups)
Up to 5 LBS 1/2 - 1 1/4 - 3/4 1/4 - 1/2 1/4 - 1/2
6 - 10 LBS 1 - 1 3/4 3/4 - 1 1/4 1/2 - 1 1/2 - 1
11 - 20 LBS 1 3/4 - 2 3/4 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 1 - 1 3/4 1 - 1 1/2
21 - 40 LBS 2 3/4 - 4 3/4 1 3/4 - 3 1 3/4 - 2 3/4 1 1/2 - 2 1/2
41 - 60 LBS 4 3/4 - 6 1/4 3 - 4 1/4 2 3/4 - 3 3/4 2 1/2 - 3 1/4
61 - 80 LBS 4 1/4 - 5 1/4 3 3/4 - 4 3/4 3 1/4 - 4 1/4

Transition Instructions

Start by mixing 25% of BLUE with your puppy's old food, and gradually increase the proportion of BLUE over the next 14 days.

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  • I guess I am a fan of the Blue now!

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    I was a skeptic of this food until the last few months. After hearing all sorts of bad things about dogs getting sick and recalls I almost didn't try it for my german shepherd puppy. She is food sensitive and picky on taste. I ran out of choices for large breed puppy food without corn(she refused to eat most of them) and so I picked up a bag of Blue to try and was pleasantly surprised with the results. She had bad gas for about a month, and now she has very little gas after finishing up the second bag. I think her system just needed extra time to adjust to the different ingredients. Her coat looks nice and she cleans her bowl, so she obviously enjoys the taste.

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  • Love this food!!

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    When we got our first puppy I switched him over to this food and he loves it, he's a German Shepherd mix. We recently got a golden retriever and just switched her to it completely. So far she loves it!! Although she's a little piggy when it comes to her food. I am now going to make the switch for our first dog to this same food in the adult kind since he's 7 months old and just got neutered. I don't see why he wouldn't love it just as much. They're also both the same price!! I love how fast everything comes to my house too!

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  • Love this food love this company!

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    My dog is a pure bred golden retriever and I have been giving him this food since we first got him at 8 weeks old. His coat is so shiny and soft and he is incredibly healthy. He is on great shape! Chewy . Com os an excellent company as well and I will continue using them for my pet care needs!

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  • Love my food but not the way it arrived

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    I ordered 2 cases of can food, large bag of dry food and 2bags of treats. While I love all the items I got, the lg bag of food had a knife cut in it and was spilled all over in the box. Not happy about that because I had to find something to put all the dry dog food in for storage.

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  • Blue puppy food not a good brand for my pup.

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    My pit puppy does not like this puppy food,I have to mix in other ingredients to get her to eat her puppy food and sometimes she doesn’t eat it all. Do not care for this brand.I would rate this Blue product 0 but it told me I had to rate it.

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  • Blue Buffalo

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    We’ve given our labs Blue Buffalo for the past six months. We’ve been really pleased with the product, its quality and the way it helps to maintain our dogs weight and shiny coat. Since we made the switch we haven’t had any skin issues.

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  • They liked it but...

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    Our current litter tried this food, and although they liked the food their stools were very grainy on this food. We went back to our usual,Victor, and the grainy stools went away. Their Momma was happy to finish out the bag for them :)

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  • Bells's staple..

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    Bella has been eating this since her first "meal"....shes going on 8 months...about 60 lbs....she has a great coat..and energetic,,I am however thinking its time to wean her to adult food,,,so many Blue Buffalo choices,,,,,

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  • Great service

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    The price is great but not excellent. The last time I looked it was excellent at $39.99 but that’s ok. Still way cheaper than the stores. Great service and received my dogs food same week. I won’t buy anywhere else

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  • So far so good

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    My doberman was having pretty loose stools so figure I would try a different food. He loved Dr. Tim's All Life Stages he was on, but switched to Blue Buffalo to see if it made a difference and it did. His stool has formed now. Not sure if he is as crazy about this as Dr. Tim's even though it is the same flavor, still in the process of switching him over slowly. He is not inhaling his food as before so not sure if it is the new food, or he is just growing up and taking his time. I will know for sure after the total switch as to if he will continue to eat it but for now seems fine.

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