BLUE BUFFALO Life Protection Formula Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 30-lb bag -

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

By Blue Buffalo
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  • 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 promotes 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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About BLUE Life Protection Formula Dry Dog Food

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

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 Puppies Grow

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 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

28 Customer Questions

Where are all of the ingredients sourced from and where is this food made
Answer by ChewyNov 19, 2019
All Blue Buffalo products are manufactured in the United States. Many of their ingredients, such as most grains and meats, like chicken, beef and turkey come from the United States. Lamb and venison can be free range from the United States or New Zealand. Rabbit is sourced from Europe, and trout can come from the United States or Canada. Where possible Blue's suppliers are instructed to source their ingredients from the United States. Where the ingredients are not readily available in the Unites States, such as many vitamins and minerals, their suppliers will only work with reliable foreign companies, and subject all ingredients to rigorous quality testing. None of the ingredients are sourced from China.

How many cups are in the 30-lb bag?
Answer by ChewyJun 21, 2018
There is approximately 60 cups of food in the 15 pound bag and there is approximately 120 cups of food in the 30 pound bag.

How come this contains Garlic? Isn't Garlic is really bad for dogs?
Answer by ChewyNov 26, 2019
When used in small amounts, garlic can help support the immune system and liver. It helps the cardiovascular system prevent blood clots, and reduces cholesterol/fat build up in the blood and heart. It also aides in the fight against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, and increases the rate of killing off parasites. Garlic also helps increase the palatability of products.

I feed my puppy the Life Protection Formula Chicken and Brown Rice for puppies. I would like to switch her to this one for large breed puppies (she's German Shepherd/lab mix) so it's bigger kibble. Are they same thing, only different in size, or would I need to transition her from one to the other?
Answer by ChewyAug 16, 2018
It's recommended to transition her food. Start by mixing 25% of the new food with your puppy's old food, and gradually increase the proportion of the new food over the next 14 days.

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781 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Goose on Apr 30, 2023

My puppy won't eat this

We used this brand for years with our older St. Bernard. So naturally, when we brought home our Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, this was our first choice in food. We transitioned him over from his breeder's food to Blue Buffalo over a few weeks' time. As we added more Blue Buffalo, he ate less of his meal. His food is now 100% Blue Buffalo, and he just won't take more than a few bites. He is becoming noticeably thinner. I will have to try a different brand and transition him over to a new food all over again. I would give the ingredient list 4/5 stars, but the taste (and smell) 1/5 stars.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mochi on Apr 30, 2023

What's going on with Blue Buffalo?

So I'm searching for a grain based dry food for my 4 months old puppy and decided to try this since she's gonna be a big girl. I started with just 25% of this and 75% of her original food, then the diarrhea happened, thought it might be just her adjusting but no, it kept happening. We also had her try the blue buffalo canned food before and she had diarrhea, now I'm feeling stupid for trying blue buffalo the second time thinking it might just be a bad batch. Would not recommend anyone with Blue Buffalo ever, now I'm left with a full bag of food only to throw it out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DollysMom on Jun 6, 2023

10/10 would recommend

We bought this food to transition from the food the shelter was feeding our puppy when we picked her up! She loves it and has had no problems once the transition from her other food was complete! We will continue using blue Buffalo!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RottieMom on Mar 8, 2023

LOVE this particular puppy food!!!

I have used this BB Large Breed Puppy food for almost 20 years with all of my dogs since then & I couldn't be happier with the results! A little over a month ago I rescued 2 neglected Rottie youths & took them to the vet for shots, exams, etc. This food was already waiting for them when they arrived at their new forever home. When I took them back for boosters, etc. the vet couldn't believe the difference in their attitudes and how shiny their coats were now. :D I have used this puppy food for my adult girl who had cancer (prognosis 3-4 months - lived 13 months longer), an adult male with seizures (still had small seizures but no more grand mals thank goodness!), and every puppy I have had since discovering it because it gives them a GREAT start in life - PLUS it allows their bodies to grow JUST RIGHT so they are healthy in later life! I will happily continue to buy this particular Large Breed puppy food UNLESS Blue Buffalo changes the recipe like they did with the Wilderness and go elsewhere if that happens!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Colleen on May 15, 2023

vet recommended against this brand

Our puppy had horrible diarrhea. Told the vet what food we were using, and she told us Blue Buffalo has great marketing but not great food. Switched to Purina and our pup's diarrhea disappeared instantly!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By kepp on Jun 2, 2023

food made my German Shepard sick

The food was good for. While then my shepherd started having stomach issues and throwing up as we’ll definitely switching up

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Marion on Apr 25, 2023

ok, but....

Our puppy ate it for a few days and then stopped....we thought she was sick, but the vet recommended another food and now she is good.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By DM15 on Dec 31, 2022

Too Rich for Lab Puppy

I wanted to love this. Unfortunately, it gave my puppy liquid poops. He started this at 10 weeks, roughly 17 pounds, and his stomach did not agree with it. He had agonizing diarrhea. Our vet switched him to Hill's Science Diet and he's been fine (with solid poops, thank goodness) ever since.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Linda on Mar 29, 2023

good dog food

What is more important is that our dog likes it. Blue Buffalo is a good food for dogs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gator on Nov 10, 2022

Blue buffalo

This is absolutely the best dog food I have ever fed. It is a little expensive, but the results are worth it. I use the large breed puppy and the adult. I started using this about five years ago and this is all I feed. I do free feed, but they usually only eat once a day. The condition of coats and body are beautiful. The best part not too much poo the to clean up.