Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Puppy 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 Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken. And because puppyhood is such an important stage, it features ingredients that support healthy growth and development.

Key Benefits

  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "puppy-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal
  • DHA and ARA for healthy brain and eye development and high-quality protein for healthy muscle growth
  • 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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  • 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


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Peas, Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Dried Egg, Potatoes, Salt, Fish Oil (Source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid and Ara-Arachidonic Acid), Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, Caramel, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, 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, 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

3,695 kcal/kg, 406 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 27.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.1% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Choline 2,750 mg/kg min
ARA 0.04% min
DHA 0.1% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.75% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.0% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight 1-3 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 3-5 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 5-7 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups) 7-12 Months Old Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 5 lbs 1/2 - 1 1/2 - 3/4 1/2 - 3/4 1/4 - 1/2
6 - 10 lbs 1 - 1 1/2 3/4 - 1 3/4 - 1 1/2 - 3/4
11 - 20 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 3/4 1 - 1 3/4 1 - 1 1/2 3/4 - 1 1/2
21 - 40 lbs 2 3/4- 4 1/2 1 3/4 - 3 1 1/2 - 2 3/4 1 1/2 - 2 1/2
41 - 60 lbs 4 1/2 - 6 1/4 3 - 4 2 3/4 - 3 3/4 2 1/2 - 3 1/4

Transition Instructions

Start by mixing 25% of BLUE with your puppy'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 Puppies Grow

Brain and Eye Development: Choline plus DHA and ARA fatty acids (like those found in mother's milk) support healthy cognitive learning and retinal function.

Healthy Muscle Growth: High-quality protein from deboned turkey and turkey meal helps develop strong muscles.

Proper Bone Development: A healthy balance of calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins helps bones grow at the ideal pace.

Formulated to help your pet

Dental Health: Special "small-bite" kibble is the perfect size for puppies' jaws and is shaped to help remove tartar.

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

Healthy Immune System: Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support immunity.

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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 tried this food on the recommendation from a representative from chewy. Because they are not selling Nutrisource puppy food anymore,they had a lot of good reviews about Blue Buffalo puppy food that I wanted to try it but my dog do not like it very well, so I am trying to find a puppy food that my dog will eat,but I am having a lot of trouble finding one that he likes but I cannot find a place where I can buy Nutrisource puppy food anymore so I will have to try to find something that he likes.I hope I can find some food at chewy that he will like to eat. I know that Blue Buffalo is a good brand and I would recommend it for other dog

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    I bought puppy food on Chewy. I bought a large bag. It arrived the next day. I put it in a large plastic bin, and threw away the bag. My pup was fussy, and wouldn't eat it. Customer service was so helpful to me in choosing Blue Buffalo. They refunded my first purchase, and asked me to donate the remainder to a shelter. Actually I gave it to a local family, who is having a hard time making ends meet, so it did go to a good cause. My pup loves her new food and toys. It's a pleasure to do business with a company that has such integrity, and sells a high quality product.

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    I was referred to Chewy.com by a friend because of the ease and slightly cheaper options. I would have to agree with her recommendation because I was able to save 20% on my first order and had an additional $15 off. I was able to get two bags of the Blue Buffalo brand for less than a single bag at any of the competitors. The one complaint was that one of the bags I ordered was punctured when we received it.

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  • This bag last longer than you think

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    I chose to have this bag autoshipped every 4 weeks and it is now 4 weeks later and I still have a ton left! I have a 40lb puppy who eats the recommended serving per day, and still I think we have enough left to last another month. I just bumped the autoshipment to every 6 weeks. Very happy with the quantity and quality of this product.

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  • Great food

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    For many years I have used Purina Puppy Chow for my dogs. They liked it. I decided to try the Blue Buffalo after seeing the commercials. My dogs like it as well. I am not by any means against my former food choice, but I felt that I owed it to my pet family to at least try other brands. They do like this Blue Buffalo too.

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  • Blue Buffalo Formula for Puppy

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    The Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Puppy - Chicken &Brown Rice - Dry Dog Food is an excellent product. I have raised two healthy puppies on this dry dog food. It also makes the transition easier to the adult dog food.

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  • My shih tzu puppy loves it!

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    The breeder my puppy came from sent a bag of another dog food with her that she didn't eat very much of. When I started giving her Blue Buffalo she loves it! I didn't even have to soak her food in water anymore. I would definitely recommend.

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  • Best dog food ever

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    We love this dog food so much. We had your other dog on the Blue for a long time and he was ever health. We just lost him four mo ago. He was 14 years old. We now have a new puppy and he loves the food very much.Thank you for making great food. Keep up the good work.

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  • Amazing difference in puppy after 2 weeks

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    As soon as I got my puppy, Bear, I knew I needed to feed him Blue Buffalo. After the transition from Purina Puppy Chow to Blue Buffalo, my puppy has been more energetic, playful, and his coat is so soft and shiny. Highly recommended! :)

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    Seems to be better quality food than others and my dogs like it. Fast shipping and convenient to have delivered to door step.

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