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

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

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  • Glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health and mobility and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Essential, high-quality protein and L-Carnitine for healthy muscle maintenance and carbs for energy to stay active
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth
  • 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 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.

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 BLUE for Cats LifeSource Bits are enhanced with their Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients:


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.

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.

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

15 Customer Questions

Does this come in a smaller bag?
Answer by ChewyFeb 23, 2018
The large breed formula is only available in a 30 pound bag at this time.

Are the all the ingredients produced in U.S.A.?
Answer by ChewyAug 21, 2020
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.

what age should you start feeding senior food?
Answer by ChewyMar 21, 2019
The age for when a senior diet like this is appropriate will vary depending on your dog's activity level. Around the age of 6 or 7 you may start to notice changes in eating, energy, or body weight that signifies your dog is in his senior years. You can always check with your vet to confirm for your specific dog.

What is considered "large breed?" I have a senior Chow-Sheppard mix and she weighs 45-50 lbs.
Answer by ChewyMar 01, 2019
In order for a dog breed to be considered a large dog breed, a typical dog of dog in question has to weigh at least 50 pounds and have a height of around 24 inches.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By jay42 on Aug 24, 2022

made my dog act like an old man

I've always given my dog Blue Buffalo and have been generally happy with it. However, I decided to slowly transition (over 6 weeks) my 9yo Black lab over to this "senior" food that is recommended for 7yo and older. He's lost about 10lbs and now I can see his ribs and spine. He's also lost all of his spunk and energy and now just sleeps all day. He used to run and bounce off the walls during our walks, but now he just walks and is lethargic. I'm now going to transition him back to his previous food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JaneT on Jul 5, 2022

He likes it!!

My dog is 6.5 years and started to not eat his blue buffalo chicken and brown rice regular formula. Although we are still mixing in the new and old he seems to love the new. He’s eating regularly again and is happy when he sees me get his food out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on Aug 29, 2022

Retriever loves it

My 9 year old Golden loves it. She has always been a picky eater and this is the ONLY food she’s ever been happy with.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carol on Jun 7, 2022

He likes it!

Recently transitioned our 8 yo golden mix to the low cal senior diet and he never skipped a beat. Hank lost 1 1/2 lbs in 2 wks. We are feeding him the same amount each day and his activity level has been the same so it has to be the food. What ever it is we are getting the results we want and he continues to be a happy pup!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carol on May 12, 2022

Great dog food

My dog loves this. The morsels are small enough he can eat them and crunchy enough to be good for his teeth and gums. He is 17 and it is hard to find a food he likes and is able to eat. I bought it because it is supposed to help his joints and hips but he has only been on it for a week and is also on supplements so it is too early to rate it for that but he can eat it and loves it, that means everything to me.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By sbhnet on May 12, 2022

Just what he needed

This was just what he needed and he really liked it. Unfortunately, he only had 5 or 6 meals before he passed. I'm going to find another senior that could use the remainder.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chloe on Feb 16, 2022

Chewy is the best!

We have used Chewy for several years and the service is great. Our senior Golden Retriever did very well on this food for several years. Unfortunately, at age 15 (quite good for a Golden) she passed away. We had, the week before, purchase a new bag of this food that had not been opened. When asking Chewy if we could return it Chewy gave us a full refund and requested that we donate the food, which we will.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on Mar 13, 2022

chewy review

Products were excellent as expected and timely in delivery. My only complaint is that one of the bags of dog food had broken open and spilled everywhere. The box itself was completely intact, so it didn't appear to be a shipping issue.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DogMama on Jul 15, 2022

Great Dog Food!

I can always depend on this brand! Any flavor is great!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Schollat on Nov 27, 2021

Gets great ratings, but not for our dogs

This food gets great reviews and I’m sure it is great for most dogs. However, one of our dogs would throw up the first few times he ate it from a new bag. It would subside, but then in two weeks we would open a new bag and again he would throw it up. It also threw his bowels off and we believe he had some sort or food allergy to it. Both our dogs struggled to eat it without adding a “topper”. We have since moved on to another brand from Chewy and everyone seems happy!