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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry Adult Dog Food

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  • And to help support the special needs of smaller dogs, BLUE Life Protection Formula for Small Breeds is made with increased protein and carbohydrates to meet higher energy needs.
  • Made in the USA
  • Love them like family, feed them like family
  • Dogs love our tasty lamb, and it provides them with essential amino acids they need every day
  • Hearty whole grains like brown rice, barley and oats supply the complex carbohydrates that your dog needs for energy
  • Whole carrots, sweet potatoes and peas are three of the nutrient-rich vegetables that your dog will get in every bite of BLUE
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Flavor Name: Small Breed Lamb and Brown Rice | Size: 6 lb

Product Description

Your small breed adult dog deserves a dog food that gives him the nutrients he needs to stay strong and active. (And the flavor he needs to enjoy every healthy bite.) Blue Buffalo Life Protection Natural Lamb & Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food does just that, giving your small friend the nutrients to strengthen his immune system and counteract the negative effects of toxins in the environment.

From the Manufacturer

Formulated for the health and well-being of dogs, BLUE Life Protection Formula is made with only the finest natural ingredients and features: Delicious, protein-rich, Deboned Lamb. Wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruit NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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Flavor Name: Small Breed Lamb and Brown Rice | Size: 6 lb
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 15.5 inches ; 6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B008EXEL3M
  • Item model number: 367
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,556 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,022 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)

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Browse Other Life Protection Formula Products for your Dog A two-part feeding system of dry kibble and BLUE's exclusive LifeSource Bits A variety of soft-moist meaty morsels and crunchy baked biscuits Hearty canned food in a variety of textures and cuts

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Ingredients
Deboned Lamb, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Rice Bran, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Sunflower Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Whole Potatoes, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Alfalfa Meal, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Garlic, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Turmeric, 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

Directions
Use a standard 8 oz measuring cup. Feed your dog 1/4 to 1/2 cup up to 5 pounds of body weight per day; 1/2 to 1 cup per 6 to 10 pounds of body weight per day; 1 to 1-1/4 cup per 11 to 15 pounds of body weight per day; 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups per 16 to 20 pounds of body weight per day; 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups per 21 to 25 pounds of body weight per day; 1-3/4 to 2 cups per 26 to 30 pounds of body weight per day. Calorie Content (ME calculated, as fed): 3,503 kcal/kg, 428 kcal/cup. Meal Frequency: 1 Meal Per Day. Transition to Blue Freedom: Start by mixing 25% of Blue Freedom with your dog's old food, and gradually increase the proportion of Blue Freedom over the next 14 days. Preparation Options: Dry-crunchy and delicious nutrition nuggets and LifeSource Bits right from the bag. Dry with Water-add warm water and mix to fully release flavors and aroma. Be sure to have a dish of cool, fresh water available at all times.

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Flavor Name: Lamb and Brown RiceSize: 30 lb
Good stuff, dogs love it. Made a big difference when I switched from another brand. My dogs seem healthier, and have lost excess weight which they gained while on the other food. Their bowel movements are more normal now, and they no longer have problems with their anal glands getting full/hard and needing to be emptied like they did with the other food.

I was surprised to find negative reviews for this food. I understand the one review about the dogs not being interested in the food, but please, people of amazon, don't write negative reviews for products because your local store sold you an expired bag. 1) that has nothing to do with amazon, and 2) that really has nothing to do with the product quality -- the manufacturer didn't sell it to you that way, it was probably just on the shelf for too long. It's misleading to people looking for products when something has 2 stars because someone got an expired bag from A DIFFERENT STORE.

My dogs love this food, and I don't think I'll ever switch. Their health is important to me, and this food seems to deliver on that.
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I have been feeding Blue Buffalo foods to my Golden Retriever, who is almost 3 years old, since I brought him home as a 7 week old puppy. As a veterinary technician, I am aware of many common health problems in the breed, allergies being one of them. Knowing that corn and other fillers can be the cause of allergies, I wanted a food that only used the best ingredients. I looked into many different brands that were reported to use quality ingredients. Blue Buffalo, it turned out, was the only such brand that was readily available in my area.

The breeder had been feeding Eukanuba Puppy food, so I started "Bruce" on a mixture of the Eukanuba Puppy and the Blue Buffalo Puppy. He would actually pick out the Eukanuba and only eat the B.B. kibbles (one of my coworkers reports that her Dachshund puppy did the same when she switched him to B.B.). So, I ultimately gave up on trying to mix the foods and just fed straight B.B. He would, sometimes, pick out those "Lifesource Bits" and leave them scattered all over the floor but is now a voracious eater and is not picky at all.

As he is now an adult, I have been feeding him a variety of the B.B. flavors. I started him with the B.B. Large Breed formula, then switched to the Fish and Sweet Potato, then the Lamb and so on. I am hoping that by rotating the formulas, I will be able to prevent or, at least, cut down on any food allergies and provide him with a healthy variety of nutrients. Since he quickly scarfs down any food I put down for him, I can't see that he has any preference to flavor. He loves them all.

I can report that, to date, "Bruce" has been an extremely healthy dog. His coat is thick and shiny, his eyes are clear, and he is a very solid 95 Lbs. Everyone that sees him oohs and aahs over how handsome he is. I know a lot of that is genetics but I'm sure Blue Buffalo had a little something to do with it, as well.
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By Gary on June 10, 2011
Flavor Name: Lamb and Brown RiceSize: 30 lb Verified Purchase
We have 6 dogs, all sizes, varieties & ages. The oldest is 12 years old and the last several years, she has developed a spring/summer skin condition that causes her to itch and scratch and lose her fur. She would lay on the floor next to us and chew and scratch to try to get some relief. Her skin would get an oozing rash and she was miserable. We tried different shampoos, lotions, steroid shots - anything to give her some relief.
My wife suggested she might have an allergy to the carbohydrates/gluten in her food that got worse in the south Texas heat. We ordered a bag of the Blue Buffalo dry dog food and after the first feeding, she laid down next to us and did not scratch one time all evening. Her fur has grown back and she no longer has the patches of nasty, smelly rash on her. She now has energy to run up the stairs, run around in the yard and acts like she did as a puppy. The change in less than a week is amazing!
We have ordered more Blue Buffalo for all 6 of our dogs and our cat. Their coats are shinier and their eyes sparkle more. Thank you for making our pets healthier and happier.
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Flavor Name: Healthy Weight Chicken and Brown RiceSize: 30 lb
Note: Blue Buffalo no longer makes "Weight Control" dog food and instead makes "Healthy Weight" dog food in the "Life Protection line. Healthy Weight has 415 calories per cup and 3.290 calories/gram. Compared to the Longevity line for adult dogs, Healthy Weight has more calories per cup but a fewer calories per gram, meaning that Healthy Weight has more grams per cup than Longevity. Looking at the order of ingredients (which is by pre-production ingredient weight), I am concerned that too much of Healthy Weight's protein may come from whole grains, which do not contain all of the amino acids that a dog must get from his or her food (dogs cannot synthesize all the amino acids they need from plants and grains the way humans can.) De-boned chicken is the first ingredient, but, because it contains 75% water before processing, it is not the heaviest final ingredient. Chicken meal is a high quality protein, but it is listed as the fifth ingredient.

Also: At the bottom of this review I name a brand of food that ultimately helped me meet my dog's goals.

Overview of Weight Control: While I did not do all I could to make Weight Control work for my dog, it ultimately did not help my dog reach his ideal weight. Blue Weight Control is nutrient rich, very low in fat, and uses high-quality protein sources. Unfortunately, Blue Weight Control has 444 calories per cup, which is pretty calorie-dense. I believe it was over 4 calories per gram, which, in human food, is the caloric density of cheddar cheese. My dog may have been able to eat a satisfying quantity of this food if he only needed to maintain a healthy weight, but he needed to lose weight, and the portions I had to feed him were too small.
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