Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Healthy Weight Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula was created for the health and well-being of dogs. All formulas start with real meat, whole grains, garden veggies and fruit, plus added LifeSource Bits, a precise blend of nutrients that have been enhanced with a Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients. This Healthy Weight Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and is made without excess calories from fat to help dogs achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Key Benefits

  • High-quality protein and L-Carnitine for lean muscle development and reduced calories from fat
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin 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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  • Weight
    30.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Weight Control, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Rice Bran, Peas, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Preservative), Garlic, L-Carnitine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Oil of Rosemary, L-Lysine, Parsley, Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Spinach, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Turmeric, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Taurine, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Chondroitin Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Beta Carotene, 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

3,271 kcal/kg, 322 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 20.0% min
Crude Fat 9.0% min
Crude Fiber 10.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.8% min
Phosphorus 0.65% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min
L-Carnitine 100 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 300 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Weight Reduction Daily Feeding (Cups) Weight Maintenance Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 15 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/2 - 1 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 1/2 1 1/2 - 1 3/4
26 - 40 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 1 3/4 - 3
41 - 60 lbs 2 1/4 - 3 3 - 4
61 - 80 lbs 3 - 3 3/4 4 - 5
81 - 100 lbs 3 3/4 - 4 1/2 5 - 6
100+ lbs 4 1/2 + 1/2 per 20 lbs 6 + 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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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.

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. All Life Protection Formula LifeSource Bits are enhanced with their Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients:

Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Spinach

Formulated to Help Dogs Thrive

Healthy Muscle Development: High-quality protein plus protein meal and egg help promote strong muscles. Small breed formulas are precisely blended to help meet small and toy breeds' higher energy needs. Large breed formulas feature L-carnitine to help promote lean muscle mass.

Strong Bones AND Teeth: Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins help promote strong bones and teeth. Small breed formulas feature special "small-bite" kibble for easier chewing and tartar removal. Large breed formulas contain glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint function and mobility.

Healthy Skin, Coat and Immune System: Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help promote a shiny coat and healthy skin. Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support the immune system.

Formulated to help your pet

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REAL MEAT Turkey, Salmon, Duck, Lamb, Duck Chicken, Duck, Salmon, Bison, Rabbit, Red Meat Beef, Chicken, Lamb Chicken, Fish, Lamb
LIFE STAGE FORMULAS Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior
BREED SIZE FORMULAS Small, Standard, Large Toy, Small, Standard, Large Small, Standard, Large Toy, Small, Standard, Large
Yes Yes Yes Yes
TREATS Yes Yes No Yes

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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    I have 3 dogs 2 dalmations one is 10 years old the other almost 2 and we have a third dog she was rescued from a kill shelter . My oldest suffers from arthritis I was told he would do better if he lost some weight he loves his food and treats all my dogs do . They are loved and cared for very well . I want to keep my oldest healthy as well as the other two . If he's happy and likes his food they all are fed twice a day and for the most art are very active chasing each other around the yard . Blue buffalo seems to have done them all well I recommend this to anyone trying grain free healthy dog food

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  • Like crack... for dogs

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    I have 2 dogs. One eats everything and anything, and the other was practically anorexic... until she tried Blue Buffalo. Now, she loves her food. She actually eats it every time we put it down. I was using a premium dog food and she wasn't a fan. I had the idea to try Blue Buffalo after cat sitting for a neighbor. I could not believe how excited these cats were to eat. They were literally swarming me. The Blue Buffalo goodness is real. Cats love it. Dogs love it... and I love the auto delivery. It's also not nearly as pricey as I expected! Great value, great product.

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    I had to change my dog's dry food because of a stomach issue. We were trying to figure out what was the matter with him. Ultrasound and xrays did not show any problems. So I change to Blue Buffalo and so far he is fine. Also he has to take pepcid every day. I have been feeding my cats blue buffalo and they are all healthy.

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  • Easy Transition & She Loves It!

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    I needed to switch my 7-year-old German Shepherd to the Blue Buffalo Healthy Weight food since she was gaining weight from the Blue Buffalo Lamb & Rice. She transitioned over smoothly to the Healthy Weight food without any problems. She loves this version of Blue Buffalo, too!

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  • Arrived Quickly

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    My order arrived quickly. I was happy for that because we live in a rural area where all the types of Blue Buffalo aren't readily available. My dog needed less calories in her dog food because she wasn't getting enough volume to feel full. She is active and only 3 years old, but the vet wanted her to be a bit thinner. The nutrient profile and ingredients in Blue Buffalo were better IMO than Science Diet Metabolic, which the vet was recommending.

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  • Jury is still out

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    The food came quickly to my door. This is great, because I hate shopping and driving through the traffic to get there. My dog just lost his buddy of seven years and is "alone" for the first time in his life. I needed to change his food to the healthy weight to help him trim down. He isn't too keen on this formula but then again, he wasn't eating much of his previous food (also Blue) after the loss of Toby. I need to give it a little more time and might change to the large breed healthy weight formula. I think in time he will be fine with the food.

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  • Wow it was a Fast delivery

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    My daughter recommended this site to me and I am so happy we tried it. I ordered my dogs food and within two days it was at our door. It is so convenient to not have to go to the pet store and buy this. I'm gonna have to see if every 4 weeks is enough for my 4dogs if not I can change it to every 2weeks. I just wish there was a 3 week slot to order. That will be the only down side. Gotta wait and see.

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  • Good product if your pet needs to lose a few

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    Our dogs will both eat this, but they aren't as happy and playful as they are on the regular blue buffalo food, so I'm going back to the other type. I want my dogs happier, so we will walk them more. :-)

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  • fast delivery

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    super fast delivery....love the convenience of right to my door...I am a senior citizen and can't carry the large bags far,,,from my door is perfect. thanks

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  • Crazy quick delivery !

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    I wasn't expecting to get my package of new dog food for at least two days. It was delivered less than 24 hours from the time that I ordered it. I'm transitioning my dog to Blue Buffalo to get his weight down some along with daily exercise. I did a lot of research on a great product for my chocolate lab mix to get down to a healthier weight. I'm confident this will be the best product to get my big boy fit again !

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