Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed 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 Small Breed Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and is made with increased protein and carbohydrates to meet higher energy needs of smaller dogs.

Key Benefits

  • Essential, high-quality protein for healthy muscle development and carbs for energy for an active life
  • Unique "small breed" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal
  • 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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  • Weight
    15.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small, Small
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal (Source of Glucosamine), Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Natural Flavor, Menhaden Fish Meal (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Dl-Methionine, Caramel, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, 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), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), 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

3,680 kcal/kg, 383 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 26.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.1% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.0% min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 5 lbs 1/4 - 1/2
6 - 10 lbs 1/2 - 1
11 - 15 lbs 1 - 1 1/4
16 - 20 lbs 1 1/4 - 1 1/2
21 - 25 lbs 1 1/2 - 1 3/4
26 - 30 lbs 1 3/4 - 2

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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  • Great dog food and great chewy.com

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    This site is absolutely wonderful I save so much money on my pets food and delivered right to my door all when all other places and sights are raising the price of the dog food I purchased this site actually reduced it I highly recommend it and also Blue Buffalo Small Breed dog food it also contains chondroitin in it and I feed it also to my larger lab who is 14 years old and as we all know as humans we take chondroitin for our joints as we get older and this helps my dog too

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  • Bribery needed

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    I would give this food higher marks if I didn't have to go through drastic measures to get my dog to eat it. It must taste nasty, because she pretty much has to be starving to eat it. If I didn't notice the change in her coat and eye boogers, I probably wouldn't buy it again. I also had to withhold all her treats until she broke down and ate her food, I felt bad doing that because she gets healthy treats. Another benefit to all this is, she is over weight

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  • Trying from us.

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    I got this brand because I liked the ingredients, but he'll wait till the evening to eat. He kind of tries to see what he will get from us. We try not to give him any treats. He then eats it. Usually he'll wait till he sees he is no longer getting any food from us. Some times my husband puts gravy left over, just a tablespoon. I'm guessing it's good. He weighed 17lbs at the vet. He is a Shih Tzu. I don't know if that's a good weight or not. He's at least 3-4 years old.

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  • Duplicate Order

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    Was really glad I was able to order this bag and for it to arrive so quickly. My parents are dog sitting my Chihuahuas and ran out of food. I ordered a bag previously but it wasn't the "small bites/breed." It was my first online order. I was able to order again and it was sent out in 2 days. Just the size they needed. And Chewy customer service was great about the mix up!

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  • Finicky eater

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    My older dog does not like dog food, however he eats this food, I mix a teaspoon of pumpkin and a teaspoon of coconut oil , once a day and he eats twice a day a cup of this dog food, and he loves it. My dog is overweight and since eating this good food he has shed some weight. It's expensive food, because is good food, I rather pay Blue Buffalo than my vet, since eating this good food my dog is much more active

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  • great food

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    We had been buying this food for our dog for almost a year. Heard about chewy and thought we would try your sight. I can get the food cheaper here and don't have to go to store. Big bonus Thanks

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  • My picky chi loves it.

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    She tends to pick out the life source bits sometimes but other than that she gobbles it down. She likes when i hand feed her (spoiled much?). My local farm & home store either stopped carrying this food or they're out of stock alot so from now on it's Chewy all the way!

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  • great food great price

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    Hard to find this size bag in the stores in this flavor. Now I get it delivered and don't have to search or settle for different flavor. Much cheaper than stores even at their sale price

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  • Blue Buffalo life protection formula .

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    I am writing this for my dog buddy as he has no thumbs to write it himself. He is not normally a kibble loving guy, this however he seems to enjoy whether it's mixed with his can food or dry . I have tried many dry foods but this by far is his favorite.and I love that it comes in small bite as he is a small dog.

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  • Fantastic product

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    We got Jules from an adoption place and used to eat other food and it would take her a long time to eat and then we got her this and she eats it within 5 minutes! Her coat is so shiny and she loves this food!! I'll continue to use it and highly recommend it!

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