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

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About This Item

  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "puppy-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal
  • DHA and ARA for healthy brain and eye development and high-quality protein for healthy muscle growth
  • 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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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 so

Real, Recognizable Ingredients With a Purpose

These nutritious recipes contain natural fiber from ingredients like chickpeas and beet pulp for healthy digestion. Best of all, these recipes are rich in nutrients and full of flavor for a satisfying and delicious meal.


Good source of antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, which promotes overall gastrointestinal health.


Rich in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lutein, and also contains quercetin, a phytochemical with antioxidant properties.


Loaded with vitamins C and E, healthy carbs, fiber and powerful antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.


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.

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 started with a beloved Airedale named Blue, whose health issues prompted his family to look for better nutritional solutions for pets. What resulted was a new kind of food made from high-quality natural ingredients, with real meat as the bedrock of every formula. Feed your pet with the nutrition he deserves and the taste he naturally craves with BLUE's innovative formulas.
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Top IngredientsDeboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal...Deboned Lamb, Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Oatmeal...Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Canola Meal...
Special DietNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, NaturalNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain
Health FeatureImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Brain HealthImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, High-EnergyImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Brain HealthImmune Support, Muscle Care
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsExtra Small Breeds, Small BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, PoultryChicken, PoultryLamb, MeatChickenChicken, Poultry

Questions & Answers

29 Customer Questions

Do you need to still blend when changing to the adult version of this food?
Answer by Clyde2Jul 02, 2022

What type of prebiotics are in this BB puppy formula and how much per pound or cup?

Is the meat used free of hormones and antibiotics?
Answer by ChewyJan 31, 2018
The meats used in Blue Buffalo products do not contain any antibiotics or added hormones.

How many grams are in 1 cup of this puppy kibble?
Answer by ChewySep 14, 2019
There are approximately 113 grams of kibble in one cup.

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Rated 4.4809 out of 5 stars
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892 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Artdabbler on Nov 19, 2022

Not Such a Happy Dog with this Food

When we got our new puppy it was a trick trying to figure out what food to buy. We started with another brand the vet suggested but I wanted something more healthy for him. I got another Blue Life Protection (Small Breed Puppy) and mixed it with the other stuff. Then by accident I purchased this vs. the small breed puppy package. Unfortunately, I bought a bag of another brand that is not at Chewy (which is amazing that they don't) but our dog will do somersaults for it. It's too expensive to give by itself twice a day so trying to find a kibble mix that he will love like this other stuff. So frustrating, time consuming and too expensive to keep trying. This is my 2nd dog that has not liked this brand. I will just have to figure something else out I guess.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Doug on Nov 24, 2022

Supreme Puppy Food

I have switched to Blue Buffalo Chicken & Rice Puppy food for our 8 month old German Shepherd. She loves it and is very eager for her dinner times. Her coat is so sleek. I add a little dab of the Blue Buffalo canned, moist puppy food in it and she is all wiggles. She deserves the best I think.

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

Great formula

I got my little chihuahua from the pound and her ribs were showing, she absolutely loves this food and she filled out very quickly, her movements are always nice and firm and she doesn't have any problems digesting it whatsoever

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Donnafossil on Oct 22, 2022

Vet recommended

Again, our vet recommended this food. We add about 1-2 tablespoons of warm chicken broth, low sodium, to help soften it for him. Then we add 1 tablespoon of the Royal Canine wet food. Makes a loose gravy. Puppy loves it!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jane on Nov 24, 2022

Very happy with this food

We decided to try this Blue Buffalo puppy food on our new baby. She loves it!! We will continue with Blue Buffalo when she goes on to regular food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lola on Aug 7, 2022

Nutritious and Chester likes it

It's nutritional and Chester likes it.. I don't think he cares too much for the little black round pieces because they are harder to chew. Chester is over 1 year and this is the only dry food I have ever given him. I will continue feeding him the Blue Life Protection until he's 2 yrs. old because it has a high protein content and the 1st ingredients are deboned chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, oatmeal, barley, fish meal, and then some added fruits and vegetables.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Deb829 on Sep 14, 2022


Got a new LABRADOODLE PUP..he was seriously underweight but very healthy otherwise..breeder was feeding him Purina One...Blue buffalo took a little adjusting to for him, but his coat is fabulous and his energy is amazing...he LOVES it!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Figgy7 on Sep 23, 2022

Not recommended by my vet

While I thought I was doing the right thing my vet didn't recommend Blue Buffalo due to some uncertain results. She did give 3 other brands she was comfortable with. Rated low because of lack of confidence

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carebear on Sep 21, 2022

Blue Buffalo LP Puppy Chicken& Dry Rice

My Schnauzer has been on this since he was 8 weeks old with no tummy issues. He will be 2 in January. He is healthy and happy. We now have our Frenchie on it. She loves it as well

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Sharonb on Aug 17, 2022

Nope don’t recommend

I have ordered this several times for my German Shepard puppy. She is 7 1/2 months old and she just REFUSES to eat this! I have tried mixing it with wet food and she just eats around it and leaves the dry food. I feel like I have wasted my money for months. I still have the last bag unopened and still in the box.