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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  • 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


  1. 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

  1. 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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BLUE Basics

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BLUE Life Protection Formula

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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    My two Goldens love this dog food, but they're Goldens so they gobble up everything that is set in front of them. However, I love this stuff because they have each lost three pounds in the three months we've been feeding this. The distance of their daily walks has remained the same, but this food has given them back their trim waistlines. Thank you!

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    I ordered a small bag of this senior healthy weight dog food thinking I'd mix it with the regular Blue Buffalo so it would maybe cut the calories a lot. I just guessed that my puppy would not like it as much as the original, so that was my plan of action. So far, mixed with the other, she eats it the same as if it was not a "light" food. I'm very pleased with that, and will buy it again!

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  • Love this product!

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    My dog loves blue buffalo. We try to switch up the flavors for her every once in a while and she seems to enjoy this one Also, she is currently on a diet and incorporating the healthy weight into her diet has already helped. Highly recommend !

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    my dog seems to like this pretty well - but no more than he liked his last food. I ordered a big bag - then foud it had no self sealing feature - no problem, since I have a metal can to store it in but be advised this food has no preservatives so you will need to store it as near airtight as possible so it won't go rancid - think I will not order big bag again

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  • My Dogs Love It!

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    This formula is great for my 3 adult dogs. They are 8, 12, and 15 years respectively and were gaining weight on their previous dog food. Now, they are at a better weight, and actually more active and alert. This dog food formulation seems to be much better for them. My senior dogs are happy and healthy on this Blue Buffalo for Healthy Weight Maintenance of Adult Dogs. I am so glad I found it. Having it delivered to my doorstep is an added convenience!

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  • It's obviously yummy!

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    For the last 6 years, I have been feeding my lab/golden mix a well-known brand. I thought my dog was just a lazy eater, leaving the food in his bowl, sometimes all day, before finally eating it. But now I know, he just didn't like the taste or the lack thereof, because now he gets excited when I feed him, wagging his tail and devouring every last piece. On the downside, even though it's a "healthy weight" formula, he seems to be getting a little heavy thanks to his enthusiasm for his new food. I think some extra walks might be in order!

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  • Both of y dogs like the Blue Life Protection Formula Healthy Weight Adult

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    I purchased a bag of Blue Life Protection Formula for one of my dogs who needs to lose some weight, My second dog's weight is fine. However, when it came to feeding time I was surprised that both dogs went to the same bowl. The second dog appeared to prefer the food in the other dog's dish. So now I am mixing the second dog's food to convert her over to be on the same food as dog #1

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  • Great stuff!

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    My 12 year old Husky recently had pancreatitis and I had to find a low fat dry food for him. He never liked dry food much before but he likes this and so do our 4 other (healthy!) dogs! Finding something healthy and low fat that all 5 dogs like has been great! I highly recommend this product!

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  • Healthiest, Best Dog Food !

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    ALL of my dogs(kids) eat Healthy Weight Management and have been for years - - After I lost my Amber, I studied ALL dry dog food, I wanted the best, healthiest dry food made. Blue Buffalo IS the best. All nutrients are in it. Can food, I stopped recently since the "recall" of the HWM can and picked up Pedigree can which they have 2 x a day 2 tbls to insert their pills. I Totally recommend BlueBuffalo Healthy Weight Mgmt Dry if you want your dogs to stay healthy weight - my dogs are both 55lbs they get 1C 2x a day - They are happy and healthy.

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  • My dogs are losing weight and they love this food

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    We have picky eaters at times, but they will finish their bowl Everytime with this food. I followed the recommendation for how much to feed my dogs, large and extra small, on the side of the bag. They don't complain (bark at us) like they are hungry. Most importantly, they are losing weight!! It has been just that easy.

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