Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Healthy Weight 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 Small Breed Healthy Weight Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and is formulated with a precise blend of proteins and carbohydrates to meet a smaller dog's higher energy needs without the extra calories.

Key Benefits

  • Increased, high-quality proteins and carbs for higher energy needs and L-Carnitine for lean muscle development as well as reduced calories from fat
  • Unique "small breed" kibble for smaller jaws that promotes tartar removal
  • Glucosamine for joint health and mobility and 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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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    15.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Blue Life Protection
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Weight Control, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Barley, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Turkey Meal, Peas, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (Source of Lycopene), Alfalfa Meal, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Garlic, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Turmeric, Sunflower Oil (Source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Chicory Root, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (Source of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

3,380 kcal/kg, 333 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 25.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% min
Crude Fiber 8.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.3.0% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.25% min
L-Carnitine 100 mg/kg min
Glucosamine 400 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 300 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Weight Reduction Daily Feeding (Cups) Weight Maintenance Daily Feeding (Cups)
Up to 5 lbs 1/4 - 1/2 1/3 - 1/2
6 - 10 lbs 1/2 - 3/4 1/2 - 1
11 - 15 lbs 3/4 - 1 1 - 1 1/2
16 - 20 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 1 1/2 - 1 3/4
21 - 25 lbs 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 1 3/4 - 2
26 - 30 lbs 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 2 - 2 1/4

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 Basics

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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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  • Good For Dogs And Good For Momma

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    Our four dachshunds and one Chihuahua love this product. It is small enough that they don't have to chew too much. They love the flavor. It also is great for their waistlines if you know what I mean. lol The only problem we had with this product is the amount of time it took to receive it.

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  • My Dog Loves It!

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    I was hesitant to change my 8 year old Chihuahua's food, but she was leaving a lot of her kibble in the bowl. I give my pooch a little fresh chicken on top of her kibble with a little chicken broth twice daily. The change was very well received, in fact she loves Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice formula and leaves none of it in the bowl! I highly recommend.

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  • Dachshunds love it!

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    I have been buying Blue Buffalo long before it was available in stores in Texas. Since I have a breed that is prone to weight gain I have feed the light chicken formula with great success for years and I like that they came out with small bred. I have tried switching thinking they might like a change but I haven't found anything they like as well and had to return other high quality brands. All of my dogs have lived long full lives using Blue products.

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  • Blue Buffalo, my puppies don't like

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    I have three small Terriers, filled thier bowls when I received the blue Bufflalo and I still have a half full dish. They really don't care for it.

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  • Oh my, dogs like it soooooo much!!

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    Switched to this food recently for my dogs ages 4 on up to 10 years old. I was worried that they wouldn't like it because of it being the Healthy Weight Formula. Was I ever wrong. They love it and I feel more in charge of their weight management program.

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  • New Food today

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    I had to change to a weight management diet for my two girls since they are getting older. They've been on the no grain salmon and sweet potato that they loved so this had to be eased in. They're eating

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  • Healthy weight..healthy dog

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    Been feeding this to our 9 yr old yorkie mix rescue, who was overweight when we got him. Over 2 years now. He is healthy and acts like a puppy!

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  • Finally starting to slim down!

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    I got this because I wanted my dogs to lose some weight. I wanted them to still feel like they were getting the same amount of food, just less calories. I think its working as they are slimmer and will let me know if they are still hungry. My boy will flip his plastic food dish if he's still hungry! I also wanted to retain the high quality food they have been getting with the Blue brand.

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  • Dog food right to my door!

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    I ordered two bags of dog food cheaper than I could've purchased at the store and the dog food was delivered in a day and half right to my door! Good deal and convenient!

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  • Shipping Problem

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    My dog likes the food however the bag split open during shipping and there was a mess. The canned food is great. My dog prefers the canned over the dry so I kinda mix them and that works.

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