Blue Buffalo Basics Turkey & Potato Recipe Senior Dry Dog Food

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This Turkey & Potato Senior Recipe is a limited-ingredient diet formulated to minimize food sensitivities some dogs experience, while maximizing the nutritional value they receive. And because it's Blue Buffalo Basics, it's made with only the finest natural ingredients. With real turkey as the first ingredient and potatoes, an easily digestible carbohydrate source, this recipe is great for gentle digestion. Because the nutritional requirements for senior dogs are different from other life stages, this recipe features the ingredients to support their overall health and well-being.

Key Benefits

  • Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for immune system health
  • DHA to maintain healthy cognitive and retinal function
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint and hip function
  • Taurine to maintain heart health
  • No chicken or poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy, dairy or eggs

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    24.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Basics
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Limited Ingredient Diet

Nutritional Info


Deboned Turkey, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Peas, Turkey Meal (Source of Chondroitin Sulfate), Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Potato Starch, Canola Oil (Source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (Source of DHA Docosahexaenoic Acid), Potassium Chloride, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Pumpkin, Dried Chicory Root, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Caramel Color, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Preservative), Salt, Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Dl-Methionine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Ferrous Sulfate, Parsley, Dried Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Turmeric, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Oil of Rosemary, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite.

Caloric Content

3,462 kcal/kg, 363 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.8% min
Phosphorus 0.6% min
Vitamin E 300 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.1% min
DHA 0.1% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min
Vitamin C 100 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 300 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/4
16 - 25 lbs 1 1/4 - 2
26 - 40 lbs 2 - 2 3/4
41 - 60 lbs 2 3/4 - 3 3/4
61 - 80 lbs 3 3/4 - 4 1/2
81 - 100 lbs 4 1/2 - 5 1/2
100+ lbs 5 1/2 + 1/2 per 20 lbs

Transition Instructions

Start by mixing 25% of BLUE with your dog’s old food, and gradually increase the proportion of BLUE over the next 14 days.

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About BLUE Basics Dry Dog Food

Limited Ingredient Diet for Dogs with Food Sensitivities

For some furry family members, the ingredients they don't eat are just as important as the ones they do. BLUE Basics is made with a limited number of carefully selected ingredients for a well-balanced diet that may prove helpful to dogs with food sensitivities. BLUE Basics features real meat from a single animal protein source that's not often used in dog food and nutritious carbohydrates that are more easily digested. Like all BLUE foods, BLUE Basics is made from the finest natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals.

Finding the Right Pet Food Is Easy

BLUE has more foods specific to breed size and life stages than any other natural pet food. You'll find healthy, delicious BLUE Basics recipes for your small or large breed puppy, adult or senior dog, with grain-free formulas available as well.

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

KELP: This healthy seaweed helps support the immune system, contributes to skin and coat shine, and provides a rich supply of natural minerals.

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.

CRANBERRIES: Rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamin K, and supports immunity and urinary health.

A satisfying, tasty treat

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 Mature Dogs Stay Healthy

Energy to Stay Active: Essential proteins and carbohydrates help maintain energy requirements for a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Heart: Taurine, an important amino acid, helps maintain heart health.

Healthy Immune System: Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support the immune system.

Formulated to help your pet

Healthy Muscle Maintenance: High-quality protein from deboned turkey and turkey meal helps maintain strong muscles.

Brain and Eye Health: DHA, an important fatty acid, helps promote healthy cognitive and retinal function.

Joint Health: Glucosamine and chondroitin help support joint and hip function and overall mobility.

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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.


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  • Works for us

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    Needed a limited ingredient and grain free, high fiber food for my dog who is paralyzed in his hind end. He has had a very loose poop and with a paralyzed dog that just doesn't work. This Blue absolutely did the trick for him. His stool is firmer than it's ever been and he is doing well on it. Of course I love my orders from Chewy which is always my first choice when hunting something for my dogs.

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  • Dog Food Change

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    My dog has been on Blue Buffalo since we got her 4 years ago. My last auto ship order we decided to go with a senior formula. Unfortunately the food did not agree with her and she needed to be on a grain free formula. I found that Blue Buffalo had a Basics formula in senior formula and thankfully she is doing very well with it. I had 2 bags of 24 pound food I was not willing to use so I looked into returning the one unopened bag. I saw that Chewy would pay for shipping so I called them. The representative asked me if there was a local shelter I could donate the food to and they would refund me. Wow now that's what a call great customer service!!

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  • Great dog Food

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    My dog has been on Blue Basics for probably 2 years. But has been on Blue Buffalo for many years. It's a great dog food. This is the first time ordering from Chewy.com. It was very easy and very fast delivery. The prices are a lot cheaper than buying at our home store and I will order from Chewy.com from now own. Chewy was recommended to me by a friend who had been using Chewy for about 3 years and had been very happy with them.

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  • Blue Buffalo for Seniors

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    So far so good. My Jack Russell is tolerating this well and loves to eat it. It came in a 25# bag so I shouldn't have to re-order til Christmas!

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  • Great Buy for Blue Buffalo Basic

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    I have been so impressed with Chewy and the Customer Service. I love the follow up and the free shipping. Best since mom's apple pie!! The products are top products and always at great competitive prices!!

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  • Best dog food ever

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    I have been feeding this to my dog for the last couple of years. He loves it and it doesn't upset his Stomach.

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  • My Dogs love it

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    Great food choice. I used to feed my dogs rice & vegetables with raw beef heart daily and that was getting expensive and tiresome and I was searching for something healthier for them as they are aging and they are doing great on this food.

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  • WOW its great

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    I ordered the Blue Basics dry and can food for my 10 year old Lab-Great Dane mix best friend ever. His stomach made noises a while he was sleeping and i new he was uncomfortable. I saw the Chewy add on TV and thought I would try the Blue Basics. The price was less than the store and it only took 2 days. Winston sleeps great. He is like a puppy. He has his happy tail back.

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  • Just what my dog needed

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    My dog started scratching & licking so I decided to try a grain free food & so far it has worked. My dog loves the taste, I mix it with a little of the same wet food and he eats right up!

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  • Senior Must

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    This is a perfect food choice for my senior 10 yr old Bichon. His weight is maintaining & normal amount of potty.

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