Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Senior 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 Senior Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and features the ingredients to support the overall health and well-being of senior dogs.

Key Benefits

  • Increased high-quality protein and L-Carnitine for healthy muscle maintenance and carbs for energy to stay active
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health and mobility
  • 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
  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


  1. Deboned Chicken, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Peas, Rice Bran, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Preservative), Garlic, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, L-Carnitine, 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. 3,390 kcal/kg, 350 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% min
Crude Fiber 7.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.7% min
Phosphorus 0.6% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.25% min
L-Carnitine 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 1/2
16 - 25 lbs 1 1/2 - 2
26 - 40 lbs 2 - 3
41 - 60 lbs 3 - 4
61 - 80 lbs 4 - 4 3/4
81 - 100 lbs 4 3/4 - 5 3/4
100+ lbs 5 3/4 + 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 Mature Dogs Stay Healthy

Healthy Muscle Maintenance: High-quality protein and protein meal help maintain strong muscles. Large breed formulas feature L-carnitine to help maintain lean muscle mass.

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

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

Formulated to help your pet

Strong Bones and Teeth: Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins help maintain strong bones and teeth. Small breed formulas feature special "small-bite" kibble for easier chewing and tartar removal.

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

Healthy Skin and Coat: Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids help promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.

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BLUE Basics

BLUE Wilderness

BLUE Freedom

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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    I have a chow-shepherd mix. He has very sensitive digestion and skin. Most foods do not agree with him, with unpleasant results. The Blue Buffalo Senior has consistently been a food that he can digest and it does not irritate his skin. I like that it is a chicken and rice formula. My dog will not eat much of the more exotic ingredients in other high end dog food. This is a simple formula, basic flavor food that he enjoys month after month. The kibble is small sized bites, it is small enough that most dogs should be able to eat it without any difficulty size-wise.

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  • Blue Buffalo vs Select one turkey and venison

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    I just switched our dogs to the Blue Buffalo for Seniors....and am having to mix the Select one with it...otherwise they will not eat the BB. our lab who eats anything....knew it was different and refused to eat it plain. I am hoping this is just because it is new to them.....

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  • Healthy Food for Seniors!

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    We have two senior fur babies who love this food! One is gluten intolerant and this is the perfect choice. They love it! Prices are great here and so much easier to have it delivered to our door so we don't have to haul it from the store..... cause 30# isn't always easy for me. P.S. One of my fur baby's name is 'Chewy' LOL

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  • this product is great

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    my joey loves this food and he is very picky ... but most of all the customer service people are the nicest people and most helpful people in the world.. .. thanks chewy . also my khloe diabetic and loves her percription food. comes in one day.. thank you so much chewy .. great job and service...Pleasure to speak with everyone there.

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  • This is the only dry food Abigail will touch.

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    My beloved black lab mix is likely the most finicky dog on earth. In all of her 15 years (and still counting thank God) she would not eat any form of dry food--and we tried them all. We only tried Blue Buffalo as a lark expecting the same results. To our absolute shock Abigail devoured the first bowl full so fast I had to add a larger bag to our subscription order from Chewy. Hallelujah.

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  • Wouldn't use anything else

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    My wife and I have been using Blue for several years now. We have seven dogs,five being Huskies. Blue is not cheap, but the results are great. Our vet always comments on the great coats and skin of the Huskies. The senior blend we give to all, even though they are all not quite seniors yet, as our vet says it is just fine for all. Only the puppy gets the puppy blend,and it too is Blue. Since being on the senior, our ten year old has become more like her younger self. We wouldn't use anything else.

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  • Nourishing Senior Food for Dogs

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    I hesitated to switch formulas for my two older Aussie Shepherds, but it was time. I gradually mixed the two formulas together for about one week, so that their systems could adjust slowly. They we so happy with the new food I wish that I would have changed it sooner-but I was afraid that I would be sacrificing taste! Nope. The dogs love it and I am satisfied with the results.

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  • My dog really loves this food.

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    I like the smaller bites they're easier to use. I would however, prefer a bag that was resealable. I buy the larger bag for economy and convenience. the packaging is very nice otherwise.

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  • the advertisement for this product is "PERFECTO" but,

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    my Louie is not impressed. I made the mistake of buying a large bag. he just does not like it. my Vet sugested that I needed to get Louie on a better diet. no clue what to order next.

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    Blue Buffalo was told to me years ago and I can see the difference. Now that Abby is getting older switched to senior formula. Love working with Chewy.com

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