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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  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    Large, Giant
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


  1. 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

  1. 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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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 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 Malmutes do not like dry food but when I went to the "Blue" group they eat it. I feel that I am giving them really good food. My Highbred's coat is much healthier and at 13 1/2 he is doing really well. I want to praise Chewy...I make orders and they show up within 24 to 48 hours. I am handicapped and it has become harder and harder to drive. Thanks to Chewy I am not pressured into getting up and driving to the pet store or having to find a driver for me. Thank you Chewy

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    Why not make Large breed dog kibble, Large? Very disappointed that I have this Large, expensive bag of little, bitty kibble! Chewy Rep tells me I have to look at the bag? Back to Pro PAC Large breed formula for my guys! This BB food is for Chihuahuas! ):

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    I have a high-energy 1 year old Labrador that I hunt, work with and train every day. She loves this food and I'm very impressed with her overall growth and health while on it. Her coat and skin are healthy, her stool is solid, her energy is high and according to our Vet, she is in extremely good health! I know "food" isn't the only reason for this outstanding review from the Vet but it has to be a large contributing factor. I have done my research and it's the best all-around food I've found and plan to stay with it.

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    My dog is a picky eater. I was feeding Purina One large breed until I read the ingredients and I do not want to feed by-products as they are garbage. I tried Blue Buffalo, which does not have meat by-products listed. I guess it is better dog food, but my dog is not thrilled with it. I will see if he gets to like it, if he does I will continue with it. If there was a dog food for him that he liked better, that had good ingredients, I would try that for him. I recommended it fir this review because there is nothing wrong with it except that my dog is not thrilled with it.

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    The dog food my dog had been eating for years suddenly started giving her diarrhea (it was horrible for her and our family), the vet couldn't find anything specifically wrong that was causing it. So we tried a number of other food brands and formulas with our veterinarian to stop the poop problem, this food was amazing. Within a day or two on this food her poop was more solid and within a couple weeks was completely back to normal.

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  • My Go To Food

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    I've fed Blue for many years and love it. My newest guy is 1 yr old tomorrow. I am trying to move him to adult, but forgot I had the puppy autoship.UGH! I hope can get some friends of ours to put their new puppy on it! This is the best food going and I feed both my Goldens this food

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  • My Golden Doodle loves It

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    I decided to switch my GoldenDoodle from Iams Large Breed to Blue Buffalo Large Breed. I didn't like some of the ingredients listed in the Iams formula. I wanted to start out with 50/50 mixture so my dog wouldn't get an upset stomach. My dog picked out all the Iams dog food and put them on the floor then ate all the Blue Buffalo nuggets. He LOVES Blue Buffalo Large Breed Chicken and rice. He has a little more energy and his skin seems to be less dry and itchy.

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  • Blue Buffalo instead of Nutri Source

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    Hmm. What to do with a picky eater. I am mixing 1/2 to 1/2 and she is leaving most of her food. My two German Shorthairs will eat anything. But this adopted 13 yr old Border Collie is strange.

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    I highly recommend this product. It's amazing the quality and quantity you get for the price. My dog seems to love Blue Buffalo products a lot. Since he's a large breed, I got him the formula for Large Breed that it's specially design for a correct development. Thanks Chewy, I'll be ordering more soon!

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    My girl has eaten Blue Buffalo since we got her 4 years ago!! We added another dog to our family 2 years ago and started him on it as well. We are very pleased with the quality of this food and how great both of our pups have done on it!

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