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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Adult Fish & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Description

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 Adult Fish & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned whitefish and other natural ingredients for a healthy meal your dog will love.

Key Benefits

  • Essential, high-quality protein for healthy muscle development and carbs for energy for an active life
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth
  • 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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  • Item Number
    46858
  • Weight
    30.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  1. Whitefish, Menhaden Fish Meal (Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids And Glucosamine), Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (Source Of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Potatoes, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Chicory Root, Potato Starch, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Caramel, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols, Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Oil Of Rosemary, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Turmeric, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), L-Lysine, Taurine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, L-Carnitine, 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. 3,625 kcal/kg, 379 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 22.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.7% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.9% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 15 lbs 1/4 - 1
16 - 25 lbs 1 - 1 3/4
26 - 40 lbs 1 3/4 - 2 1/2
41 - 60 lbs 2 1/2 - 3 1/2
61 - 80 lbs 3 1/2 - 4 1/2
81 - 100 lbs 4 1/4 - 5
100+ lbs 5 + 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 Life Protection Formula Dry Dog Food

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

BLUE Wilderness

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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
WET FOOD FORMULAS Yes Yes Yes Yes
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
FORMULAS
Yes Yes Yes Yes
GRAIN-FREE FORMULAS Yes Yes Yes No
TREATS Yes Yes No Yes
MEAT ROLLS No Yes No No

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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Customer Reviews

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Adult Fish & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 218.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dog loves it! My golden LOVES his Blue Buffalo! Thanks for the speedy delivery! Should have set up auto delivery years ago! :)
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great products great food great price great delivery polite experience
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great service l have been feeding this dog food after a dog dermatologist recommended it. It smells so good, I think I can eat it myself. But the really great thing...is having it delivered to my door. No more driving to the store, lifting heavy bags of dog food, driving it home, and lifting the heavy bag again. Plus, it doesn't cost any more than if I bought it from the store.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs LOVE this food! We have a Golden Retriever (who would eat the tires off a bus if you let her), and a very finicky Boston Terrier. We had changed their food a while ago just trying to find something healthier that would help with weight management and dry skin. Because the little guy is so picky I was leary to switch again, but so glad I did!! BB fish and sweet potato was an instant hit, and we are already seeing a healthy improvement in both dogs!
Date published: 2012-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Dog Food, exspecially dogs with Food Allergies This Salmon & Potatoe recipe dog food is a hit in my home. My dogs love this & one of my dogs has bad food allergies and this dog food has helped greatly. Great choice for dogs. Thank you Blue Buffalo for ur great healthy dog food, keep up the great work :)
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. The dog food was great, but I already knew that. I have bought it many times from other places. What I want to talk about is the service from Chewy. They shipped my order extremely quickly and they even did it for free.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs love this It seems that dog food formulas are always changing. We've been through many different brands - from high end to low end - and this is the best! It's easy on sensitive stomachs, and the fish really helped with dry skin and dullness issues. Great food, reasonably priced, and worth every penny!
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best for our dog Blue does not have chicken by products(I guess skin, legs, becks, and guts), and it does not give our dog gas as so many brands we have tried. Plus, he likes it. To give a little variety we do add things he likes, loves, like pasta sauce.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Price, on-time delivery! I have used this dog food for quite some time, and the dogs never get tired of it, and they both have great coats.
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Canola oil This dog food contains canola oil which isn't listed online.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Girls love Blue Buffalo. I started my dogs on Fish and Sweet potato about a 9 months ago. They really like it. I changed from chicken and brown rice to hopefuly stop my Boarder Collies hot spots. We shall see if it helped in July.
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My three dalmatians love the mix We treat the three to a dry mix of Blue fish and Blue chicken twice a day and they sure "woof" it down. We are very pleased with their healthy coats and exuberance.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great healthy mix for the family friends I have 2 miniature dachshunds father and son, and they've eaten blue buffalo exclusively and they are 9 and 10 years old, it's the only food we will buy for our buddies, they are quite sensitive dogs when it comes just about anything, especially their diet, and they didn't do good with chicken, or grain based products so this food was the perfect medium for them. would recommend this for any breed of dogs big or small, puppy or adult, blue is just the best!
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs love it and it's good for them! My dogs have been eating this dog food for many years and I am very pleased with it. My dogs certainly enjoy it and they are active and healthy. I ordered it from Chewy for the first time and was very pleased with my experience. The delivery was fast and convenient. I previously had been buying the product at a local petfood store, and I observed that the product I received from Chewy seemed much fresher. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have looked forward to getting this food back into my dogs diets since S.O. wanted to change it because of cost of the food I do not remember our dogs shedding or cleaning as much when they used to eat this food. Unfortunately changed d/t the cost. I could not stand the constant licking they were doing or the increased shedding so have returned. Will just have to cut back somewhere else I guess. The fish smell is definitely strong, but they do much better on this food.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DOG APPROVED Smells pretty fishy, but my dogs devour it. Less fillers = less doggy pick up in the yard. Can't beat that!
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue Buffalo is a trusted Food for my Collies I raise Rough Collies and move between a couple of foods to feed them a high quality food that they thrive on. Blue Buffalo is one of the food choices and they love it. I know they are getting their nutritional needs met by giving it to them. I highly recommend this food!
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality dog food with quality ingredients. We feed our 5 dogs this food and not only do they love it - it has done wonders for their coats. They have been on this food for 18 months, having switched from Nutro, and the condition in the coats and digestive health was immediately evident.
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both myself and my dogs love Blue Buffalo products! While this food doesn't resolve all of my dogs' allergy issues, it certainly makes them more manageable. I feel like I'm able to provide them with nutritious food to keep them healthy for a long time.
Date published: 2015-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Food Blue products are especially good for dogs with some allergy problems. We go for the fish based products because they are easier on dogs with a lot of airborne allergies. While a bit expensive the auto ship function on Chewy.com is great in order to save a bit off of local retail for the same product.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Both dogs love this food. I have 2 dogs, both adopted from shelters. I have had them almost 8 years. One is almost 13 and one is almost 10. I was told by one shelter person when I asked about what to feed them that being shelter dogs they would eat almost anything. Naturally I was concerned about giving them quality food that would be good for their overall health. I chose Purina One, in various flavors and they are very healthy and happy. The vet always says they look good. But, there were lots of times that they would not eat all of the food, I feed them twice a day in modest quantities. Once I started with the Blue Buffalo they always clean the bowls. They really seem to like it and it actually looks to be very good food. I will buy it from now on.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT! Huck & Minor are happy healthy dogs, We wanted the best food for their puppy years, so we bought Blue Buffalo. They are now one year old and we just can't give them anything else. We are Chewy fans for life. On top of the best choices, the antleers last for months, which is a great chew option (rather than shoes) delievery is to the door and reliable. One Happy Family
Date published: 2012-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent dog food! I have an 7 month old Rottweiler puppy. This is my 4th rotti, and, the first that is a finicky eater. He has a super sensitive tummy. We tried several different very high quality "holistic" foods, such as canine caviar. Even tried goats milk, which is supposed to help their tummies. He didn't really like any of them but, worst of all, they all gave him the runs. He would have at least 1-2 very soft to runny stools a day. Felt so bad for him. He'd be out in the yard trying to go and would just look miserable, straining over and over. After starting him on the salmon and potato basic, his stools were solid from the beginning. He's now been on it for a month and has had no issues what so ever. Great product!
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dogs love it! Delivery was fast and easy. Dogs favorite food and cheaper than the pet store.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from product is great everything is just awesome, dogs just love it. solved our allergy issues
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Food for Long Haired Dogs I have a Tibetan Terrier. Before switching to this food, I have always had problems with his hair drying out. I had to add supplements to his food to control this. That problem was solved by feeding him BB Fish and Sweet Potato.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is helping with the dry coat on my dogs! I love it! I have 3 dogs. Al of them are 'rescued". The lab/boxer mix has real dry skin and seasonal allergies. We call him our "free" million dollar dog! We switched to Blue Buffalo, grain free, sweet potato and salmon. He still has seasonal allergies, but his skin is so much nicer. No white flaky skin when you brush him. Great product!
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My three pits love this brand and flavor. Chewy gave me the best price ever. Delivered two days after ordered~~the fastest delivery, too. This company has a wide variety of items. I intend to do more of my dog shopping here.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different flavor I will try a different flavor next time. I thought my dog would love the flavor but, shes not all that enthusiastic, although, there's a huge improvement in her breath!
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product great service I love chewy.com the food is high quality and the prices are better than anyone else's. Auto ship is great! Comes right to my door for free!
Date published: 2016-05-10
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