Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed 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 Small Breed Senior Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and is formulated to meet the specific needs of small breed senior dogs.

Key Benefits

  • Essential, high-quality protein for healthy muscle maintenance and carbs for energy to stay active
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth and special "puppy-sized" kibble for smaller jaws that promote tartar removal
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health and mobility
  • 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
    Extra Small, Small
  • 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, Peas, Rice Bran, Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Dl-Methionine, Caramel, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, 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, 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. 3,548 kcal/kg, 363 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 23.0% min
Crude Fat 13.0% 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
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 300 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 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

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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 had my little girl since she was conceived. I delivered her and her 6 brothers and sister...Pip being the runt at only 2 oz. A big litter for a Jack Russell Terrier. My Pip is now 18 years and just beginning to slow down. I put her on the Blue Buffalo for her remaining days, months, years (?). She has always had a great diet of fresh chichen, brown rice, and veggies with little dried food and it seems to have been a good decision. But since she is the only puppy I have left she gets only the best.

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    My two small dogs love this food, if I run out and try to feed them something else till I can get to the pet store, they won't eat until they get their blue buffalo, One of my girls is 13 the other one is 6 and are in excellent health!

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    My 14-year-old chihuahua mix has severe arthritis in his hind hips and was haveing a very difficult time. He wouldn't eat the glucosamine chondroitin tablets that our vet gave him so I was having to grind them up and put it in his old food. Now that he is on the Blue Buffalo for Seniors, he is getting around much better and is even running a bit. I am so glad I switched him to this food. I want his last months or years to be fed the highest quality food I can get that has all the nutritional needs for his age. No more grinding up those tablets!

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    Our little sweetie seems to like this food better than anything we've tried so far & we have been trying for a year. She is a rescue & very finnicky about what she eats even her treats. I have this on automatic shipment. Price is good & very fast shipping. I get my pet needs from Chewy.com, very good company!

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    Macy at 11 years old can use all the help she can get and the LifeSource bits gives her that. The grain-free food gives her the added shine to her coat; no dandruff, hardly any shedding.

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    I have a fat little old dog I adopted last fall. I'm looking for a small dog food she will like. She's been eating the same thing my big dogs eat, but she's starting to have trouble with it. I ordered three things to try for her. This food smells a little off to me, and she would not eat it.

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    My pomerian does not like this food. She spits the little lufr bits out all over the floor and believe me, thr hurt when you step on them!

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    My little 11 pound Female Shih Tzu, Bacall, is now almost 10 years old. She has always been a very active little creature and is very athletic. The last few years I have noticed her slowing down and we needed to supplement her diet with some things, this food fills the bill with all of that. She is also a picky eater and we need to coax her a little but she eats this food as well as any other dry food we have fed her.

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    I've been buying this product from a well known pet store for years. Chewy.com is cheaper and has arrived the next day every time I order. I will never visit a pet store again.

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    My pug is very happy with the food which arrived 2 days after I ordered it. I'm always pleased by the quick delivery.

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