BLUE BUFFALO Life Protection Formula Small Breed Healthy Weight Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag -

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Healthy Weight Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag

By Blue Buffalo
Rated 4.675 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • Increased, high-quality proteins and carbs for higher energy needs and L-Carnitine for lean muscle development as well as reduced calories from fat
  • Unique "small breed" kibble for smaller jaws that promotes tartar removal
  • Glucosamine for joint health and mobility and 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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Questions & Answers

11 Customer Questions

My sheltie is now 7 yrs. I need to change his dry food. He is eating blue Buffalo life source healthy weight formula in small breed..he absolutely loves it..since he is 7 now do I need to change?
Answer by ChewyDec 26, 2017
Dogs are considered Seniors stating between 7-9 years old but you don't have to switch foods if your dog is doing good on it.

Is all Blue Buffalo dog food sourced and made in USA?
Answer by ChewyMar 27, 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.

feeding instructions say how much per what? a day or a feeding (twice a day)?
Answer by ChewyJun 26, 2018
The feeding instructions give you the daily recommended feeding guidelines. This can be given as 1 daily feeding or broken into 2 daily feedings as recommended by your veterinarian.

How many cups are in a 15 lb bag? I am trying to estimate frequency I will need to order.
Answer by ChewyFeb 13, 2018
There's approximately 60 cups of food in this 15 pound bag.

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Rated 4.675 out of 5 stars
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319 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Batnix on Feb 9, 2023

great for my Frenchie!

Our vet said our Frenchie needed to lose a pound or two to maintain a healthy weight. This dog food has been amazing in getting and keeping him trim and healthy. The serving size needs to be adjusted a bit for his size/breed. He loves the food and while it took an adjustment, his stomach is doing great on it-with no allergies or flares. We've been using for nearly 8 months and he's been loving it and digesting well. He's gotten so many compliments too lol.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on Apr 19, 2023

Dry Dog Food?

It's crunchy and my Noodles loves it with Blue Delights mixed in. When I ask him if he's ready for dinner he comes running and jumps in delight while I'm mixing it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dez on May 26, 2023

Successful Switch!

Recently switched from the regular blue bag, it’s like nothing’s changed! My chubby girl loves it lol

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Eileen on Jan 26, 2023

CHEWY's Excellent

I don't even know when I began using Chewy's. My life would be awfully heard without their knowledge and support. At least 12 years and never a problem or mistake. Can't ask for more than that. No need to discuss Blue Buffalo. Outstanding product.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia on Dec 13, 2022

Unfortunately Not for My Dog

ALthough this may be a very good product it was not for my dog. I introduced the change in food very slowly but it still caused stomach distress for my Shih Tzu to the point where we had to go to the vet. I did not know what was causing her such pain. Luckily it was just gas. Very relieved and this was the only change she had in her diet so we know the food was not for her. I found a friend who was using this brand for her dogs, gave it to her and she is very happy with it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By hilltop on Nov 13, 2022

Zoey loves this dog food

I needed a good quality, weight management dog food that my dog would eat. Well, this Blue Buffalo dog food checks all the boxes. Zoey loves it and is satisfied, begging for table food has stopped completely. Hope this helps her to lose a couple of pounds. As an aside, my sister and her dog were over for dinner last night. Her dog is VERY picky about what she eats, usually a wet dog food. Mayzie tried this dog food and continued to eat it, much to my sister's surprise. Now my sister plans on ordering Blue Buffalo from Chewy. CONVERT!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By cheryl on Feb 4, 2023

Thumbs down on the dry food.

She wont eat the dry food so I mix it with the wet food to get her to eat it. The dry sits in the dish for days. Not a good choice for this picky dog.

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

Veterinarian Recommended

Both my fur children were getting a bit overweight and my Veterinarian recommended the Healthy Weight Blue Buffalo. Both dogs have eaten Blue for some time and loves it and they apparently saw no difference in the taste of this Healthy Weight. And I love that I get it delivered from Chewy on a repeating schedule! Always on time.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Pugster on Aug 11, 2022

Fat Pug gained weight on this

My chubby Pug was always on Hill’s prescription diet food but it was aggravating when vets made you do an office visit to renew prescriptions after a couple of them. Three months ago we decided we would try BB weight control food since it didn’t require a prescription. He had been weighing 23-24 pounds for the past 4 years with no other food beside the Hill’s. Last week we took him for his pre-dental check up. He weighed 26 and was too fat to go under anesthesia. Unfortunately, will need to switch back.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lorique on Nov 12, 2022

Right size all around

Perfect size niblets for our small dogs and helps keep them at a healthy weight. Very important factor with dachshunds.