Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Large 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 Large Breed Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and contains glucosamine and chondroitin to help support the special needs of bigger dogs.

Key Benefits

  • Glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health and mobility and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Essential high-quality protein and L-Carnitine for lean muscle development and carbs for energy for an active life
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential Vitamins for strong bones and teeth
  • 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
    Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Peas, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Egg, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Dl-Methionine, Caramel, Mixed Tocopherols (a Natural Preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Choline Chloride, Garlic, L-Carnitine, Salt, 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), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, 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 Manganese Amino Acid Chelate Manganese Is An Essential Mineral for Normal Growth and Development, Aids In Carbohydrate Metabolism, Promotes Nerve Functions, Aids In Formation of Connective Tissue and Is Involved In the Antioxidation Process., 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

3,508 kcal/kg, 352 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 22.0% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Crude Fiber 6.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.9% min
Phosphorus 0.7% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min
L-Carnitine 100 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 300 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
50 - 70 lbs 3 1/4 - 4
71 - 100 lbs 4 - 5 1/4
100+ lbs 5 1/4 + 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 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 love Blue Buffalo, I believe it is the best I can give my older GSD's. Blue is a great brand I would recommend to anyone. What I like even better is not having to drive 20 miles to a specialty dog food store to get it. I ordered on Friday of a holiday weekend and expected the two days after the Monday holiday to be Tuesday and Wednesday, receiving on Thursday. What a pleasant surprise to get it on Wednesday. No more picking up 40 pound bags putting them in the car only to have to lug them back out when I got home. They were at my front door! And $9.00 cheaper per bag than locally.

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    I absolutely love chewy. Great company with amazibg values and BIG heart. I ordered dog food for my dog after 5 months I realized my dog did not like his food. Called chewy because I had an 30oz unopen bag. Long story short They told me to donate the bag to a rescue or Humane Society. Then sent me a different bag of dog food for my dog free of charge. I could Not believe it. I will make sure I spread the news and recommend chewy to everybody I know who has a pet thank you for caring more about your customers and animals than you do the money.

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    Me and 2 other ppl I know all got Saint Bernard puppies from the same litter. They feed theirs just whatever. Mine has been on Blue Buffalo since the day I got her. She's 15 months old now and weighs 123 lbs. Her coat is thick and healthy and she LOVES the food! The other 2 dogs look no where near as beautiful and healthy as she does. Daylight and dark. I'd never change my babies food! Also, I've never ordered and not received it in 2 days! I love Blue Buffalo and Chewy!

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    Transitioning from puppy food to dog food, I needed to change brands as chewy will no longer be carrying our brand and no store carries it in our area. I read the reviews and the ingredients of many brands. We have purchased blue buffalo snacks so this was an obvious choice. She liked it so much she would pick out the blue buffalo and leave the puppy food during the transition phase She loves it has less gastric upset. If the dog is happy the mommy is happy.

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    Went from royal canin puppy lab, to royal canin regular, that was way too big of bits, as he tends to swallow whole, then tried blue wilderness salmon formula, and the bits were tiny, and gave runny stools. So this seems to be a good size kibble, that he actually chews, for the most part. Stools look good, and might be because this is not grain free, as I believe some grain is good to a point. Believe that lot of todays food is fad food, and you just need to find one that works well, that produces good results, and that your pal likes. It's all about our pals.

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    We had been using Fromm Holistic formula for my Aussie and she had parvo virus as a puppy and so her stomach is very fragile. She LOVES this food! We have been using it for 2 weeks and she's eating like she never has before. I love chewy.com also. I ordered this food at 7pm one night and it was at my front door by 10am the next morning! Definitely recommend all around

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    My dog is a malamute/husky so he's a big boy and eats a lot when he hit 110 I went to adult blue buffalo so he started on puppy large breed now it's large breed adult even though he may still be a puppy he likes them both great food and he enjoys it his eyes look sharp his coat is beautiful I highly recommend this line

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    I'm in the process of changing my Golden's diet to Blue Buffalo and he is still eating about 50/50 mix with his previous food. The transition has been seamless, he seems to really like Blue, his stools are "good," and his skin and coat seem to be slightly improving. Like the added support for joint and bone health in a large breed.

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    First food that our 15 month old golden doodle will eat enthusiastically. However, after 1 week he figured out he preferred the large kibble to the small kibble which is the one full of vitamins and oils. Major problems come with foods with different kibble. Never had a dog that wouldn't spit food out all over the floor.

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    Hi I'm Stanford, I am a 8 year old Blond Lab/Great Pyrenees Mix and weigh 62 pounds. I loved the Blue Buffalo food, and it was my first time for Chewy.com. I had to wait until my owner left the house to log on and send you this review. Try the treats as well, especially the Bone Marrow ones!

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