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

Key Benefits

  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "small-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal
  • Hearty whole grains like brown rice, barley and oats supply the complex carbohydrates that your small breed dog needs for energy.
  • Essential amino acids and antioxidants support your dog's overall health and well-being.
  • Natural, delicious and highly digestible gluten-free formula contains no chicken or poultry by-product meal or artificial preservatives.
  • Features Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. Vitamins, chelated minerals and antioxidants are added for immune system health

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

Nutritional Info


Deboned Whitefish, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Turkey Meal, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Egg, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Choline Chloride, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Caramel, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, DL-Methionine, Garlic, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, 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), 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

3,643 kcal/kg, 387 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 26.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.2% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 1.0% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.75% 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 has more foods specific to breed size and life stages 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 and adult and senior dogs.

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:


Blue Buffalo Exclusive LifeSource Bits

Formulated to Help Dogs Thrive

  • Healthy Muscle Development: High-quality protein from real chicken, duck or salmon helps 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 overall mobility.
  • Healthy Skin and 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.

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 pet parents to be able to feed their pets 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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    This is our first bag of blue buffalo and our pup loves it! He is a picky eater and didn't like what we last tried. He just looked at us with sad eyes when we fed him dinner. With blue buffalo we immediately noticed how excited he was for his food and he even ate all of it (which never happened before). I will say, if you buy it, I suggest keeping it in a closed container. The food does have a slight fishy smell, but I only notice it when I open the bin to feed him. With that said, I think the smell makes him that more excited to eat it!

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  • Dog won't touch it.

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    This fish dog food is great and all, and I got it at a great price but, it doesn't do any good if my dog won't eat it.

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  • great product and service

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    found all about this from a friend. so glad I did...

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  • My dog loves this product

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    Moses my dog eat's all through the night I wake up to his crunching. His coat is shinny and he's more energetic. I use to fill his bowl once a week with the other dry food, now I'm filling it everyday. It pleases me that i"m giving him something that he really likes He"s my baby and i want the best for him I'm glad that we are a part of the blue buffalo ffamily.

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  • Dog will not eat life source bits

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    Dog refuses to eat life source bits. Spending too much money for my dog to eat only half the bag.

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  • Awesome

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    One of our dogs was having terrible stomach issues and we switched from another high end food to Blues fish & rice recipe and he has done great! No more tummy issues. Love the treats as well!

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  • Great Benefits!!

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    I have had all my rescue dogs on a weight product for a few years because they all have a bit of a weight problem. However, I wanted to try something new for them to try. They all seem to really like this product. The only problem is two of the dog have lost all their teeth due to poor care before I rescued them so I have to soak the product, which takes about ten minutes to soften the food. I prefer the dry food over can so I will just have to continue soaking it. lol I would buy this product again.

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  • excellent product

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    I started my small dogs on this due to hot spots and dry skin, they have been on it for 3 years and have had no more hot spots. Recommend it all the time

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  • excellent

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    Very good for my dog and he loves it. Fresh and helped his shedding.

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  • perfect!

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    I am so happy to find this wonderful offer from chewy.com.. we love blue buffalo, and now that it comes right to the door on auto-ship, is just what i love....

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