BLUE BUFFALO Life Protection Formula Small Breed Senior Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 15-lb bag -

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

By Blue Buffalo
Rated 4.5904 out of 5 stars
Size: 15-lb bag
Size: 15-lb bag

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About This Item


  • Essential, high-quality protein for healthy muscle maintenance and carbs for energy to stay active
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special-sized kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health and mobility
  • Vitamins, chelated minerals and antioxidants for immune system health
  • No corn, wheat, soy or chicken (or poultry) by-product meals

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Nutritional Information

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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

24 Customer Questions

Does the bag reseal after opening?
Answer by ChewyNov 21, 2017
The bags aren't resealable.

When is your dog considered a senior dog?
Answer by ChewyOct 30, 2017
When your pet reaches 7 years old, they're entering the senior stage of their life. This recipe is formulated to meet the specific needs of small breed senior dogs.

Is this food made in the USA.
Answer by ChewyJun 26, 2018
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 United 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 does this help a dogs brain function?
Answer by ChewyJun 18, 2019
This recipe is not formulated to improve cognitive function.

ReviewsWrite a Review

Rated 4.5904 out of 5 stars
415 Ratings
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415 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Joni on May 24, 2023

Food is great! Delivery sucks

I explained the issue from my last delivery so now I just canceled my auto-ship! Why in earth would someone not deliver my dog food at my front door? Instead the person places it totally away from my house, across the parking area, in front of a stored trailer. And you charge for delivery!! This is ridiculous! Sorry Chewy! This is my last experience with you. The food is great, but you have nothing to do with that.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Crystal on May 24, 2023

My senior dog loves it!

I recently decided to switch over to Blue Buffalo for my dogs. I've heard many good things about Blue Buffalo products and felt it would be a better choice than the dog food I was currently buying. From the first bowl full my senior dog has loved the food. She is a grazer, but eats this food much quicker than the other stuff. I'm very happy with this food and will continue buying it for her.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kiko on May 25, 2023

Had to mix it with a tastier food

Neither of my dogs are particularly crazy about this. I definitely have to mix it with some homemade. If it's not completely coated with the mixture, they will spit out the pieces on the floor. Will find a different food after this is gone.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By TinaB on Mar 22, 2023

The beef gave my guys gas

I normally buy the chicken formula but my Shepard has tummy issues so I thought I'd try the beef. They seemed to like it ok but it gave my guys gas real bad!! 4 gassy dog aren't a good thing! LOL So I've changed them back to the chicken and I'm just trying other cures for my guys belly issues. After a few other foods Initially I do like the Blue brand. I feel its the 'cheapest best' food we can afford to feed them and the Blue points system they have allows me to get free fyi... if you don't do that your missing out!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nick on May 15, 2023


Love Chewy! Ordering and delivery is quick and easy with an enormous list of quality products for our furbabys to make a selection whether being a cat or dog, maybe both!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Chris on Mar 12, 2023

BEWARE! Not Safe.

This dog food cause my little senior chihuahua to have seizure for 2 days with vomiting and diarrhea (Sometime even with blood in it). I immediately stop feeding him the food and my fur baby has now stop having seizure and vomiting. He still, although, have occasional diarrhea but hopefully it will stop. This food is not safe and I will never purchase it again. Please be cautious if you are feeding this food to your dog.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Prec2 on May 18, 2023

Senior Dogfood Favorite

We have tried various foods for our senior Pekingese dog. She is very picky and she loved this food. Good for small senior dogs who don’t have many teeth left

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Katie5 on May 20, 2023

Dog food is good

Sunny just loves this food and the auto ship helps save. The ordering and delivery service is excellent!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mick on Apr 4, 2023

Pup Won’t Eat It

My 12 year old Peekapoo won’t eat it. I’ve tried adding some wet food into it. He picks through and spits out the Blue Buffalo.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By bk1334 on Feb 20, 2023

Food Change

Just started using this food. We had been using Blue Buffalo Wilderness small bite dry food for 7 years and they recently quite making it. Chewy rep. Recommended trying this food. So for so good.