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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Natural Adult Small Breed Dry Dog Food

4.7 out of 5 stars 13,796 ratings

Chicken & Brown Rice
15 Pound (Pack of 1)
Brand Blue Buffalo
Flavor Chicken & Brown Rice
Age Range Description Adult
Target Species Dog
Item Form Dry

About this item

  • REAL MEAT FIRST: Blue Buffalo foods always feature real meat as the first ingredient; High-quality protein from real chicken helps your dog build and maintain healthy muscles; Plus they contain wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruit
  • SMALL BREED DOG FOOD: Specially formulated for small breed dogs, BLUE Life Protection Formula Small Breed dry dog food contains increased levels of protein and carbohydrates to meet the energy needs of smaller dogs with kibble size ideal for smaller jaws
  • ANTIOXIDANT-RICH LIFESOURCE BITS: A precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals carefully selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists to support immune system health, life stage needs and a healthy oxidative balance
  • A NATURAL DOG FOOD: BLUE dog foods are made with the finest natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals; BLUE contains NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals, corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Contains one (1) 15 lb. Bag of BLUE Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, Chicken and Brown Rice

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About the Recipe Hearty canned food in a variety of textures and cuts Oven baked crunchy treats A two-part feeding system of dry kibble and BLUE's exclusive antioxidant-rich LifeSource Bits for your dog's overall health and well-being. Protein-rich dog food recipes made with the finest natural ingredients and our exclusive antioxidant-rich LifeSource Bits Grain-free dog food recipes made with the finest natural ingredients and our exclusive antioxidant-rich LifeSource Bits A variety of limited-ingredient foods for all breed sizes and life stages, plus grain-free recipes, too
Real Meat is the first ingredient
Formulas containing NO chicken/ poultry by-product meals, NO corn, wheat, soy or artificial flavors
Formulas Available for Dogs with Unique Needs Breed Size, Weight Management Breed Size, Weight Management, Small Bite Breed Size, Weight Management, Small Bite Breed Size, Weight Management Breed Size, Weight Management
Life Stage-Specific Formulas Available Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior Puppy, Adult, Senior
Breed Size-Specific Formulas Available Small Breed, Large Breed Toy Breed, Small Breed, Large Breed Toy Breed, Small Breed, Large Breed Toy Breed, Small Breed, Large Breed Small Breed, Large Breed
Grain Free Formulas Available
Wet Entrée Options Available
Treat Options Available

Product Description

To help support the special needs of smaller dogs, BLUE Life Protection Formula dog food for Small Breeds is made with increased protein and carbohydrates to meet higher energy needs. It contains the ingredients you’ll love feeding as much as they’ll love eating. BLUE Life Protection Formula dog food is a product of the Blue Buffalo company. Based in the United States, Blue Buffalo makes premium-quality pet foods featuring real meat, fruit and vegetables.

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20 x 13.25 x 3.75 inches; 15.16 Pounds
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ 800188
  • Department ‏ : ‎ Dog-dry-food
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ October 25, 2004
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003O7ZON4
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 13,796 ratings

Important information

Indications

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 26 % min Crude Fat 15 % min Crude Fiber 4 % max Moisture 10 % max Calcium 1.2 % min Phosphorus 0.9 % min Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.5 % min Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3 % min Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg min *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Nutrient Profiles.

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Pea Starch, Dried Tomato Pomace, Peas, Pea Protein, Dried Egg Product, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Direct Dehydrated Alfalfa Pellets, Dried Chicory Root, Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Vegetable Juice for color, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Parsley, Turmeric, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), L-Carnitine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Taurine, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Iodate, 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), Sodium Selenite, Oil of Rosemary

Directions

Up to 5 lbs. 1/4 – 1/2 cup* 6 to 10 lbs. 1/2 – 1 cup* 11 to 15 lbs. 1 – 1 ¼ cups* 16 to 20 lbs. 1 ¼ – 1 ½ cups* 21 to 25 lbs. 1 ½ – 1 ¾ cups* 26 to 30 lbs. 1 ¾ – 2 cups* *Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup. Note: Individual dog's requirements may vary due to age, breed, environment, and activity level. Adjust food as required to maintain optimal body condition, and ask your veterinarian if you are unsure.

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Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2018
Flavor Name: Chicken & Brown RiceSize: 15 Pound (Pack of 1)Verified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars What Your Dog Eats Is As Important As What You Eat
By Jathan & Heather on September 13, 2018
Last year we adopted a miniature schnauzer from the local animal shelter. After trying several different brands of dog food at various price points, we discovered that Blue Buffalo's Life Protection Formula Natural Adult Dry Dog Food Small Breed Chicken and Brown Rice was the best for our pooch. Instead of being packed with fillers like corn, soy, wheat and protein meal, it DOES contains loads of great nutrients like whole grains, antioxidant-rich fruit and veggies, and pure protein's like fresh poultry (in this case, chicken). Because it is more nutrient rich, we can feed him less and therefore he has to defecate less. One thing we noticed with the cheaper brands is that his stool was either so hard it hurt him when he had to pass it, or it was so soft we couldn't even pick it up when we went for walks around the neighborhood. With Blue, his bowel movements are just right, and it makes for a much happier pet. This food also helps keep his coat really shiny, and he simply loves the taste. So it is really true: if you put healthy ingredients into your own diet for optimal health and well being, it only makes sense to do the same for your furry companion. You just can't go wrong with Blue!
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Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars The very best food for all 🐕 dogs
By dia daze on August 17, 2020
My Lil angels love this food, took us trying over 7 different brands. I 🙋‍♀️ volunteer at my local SPCA, I mostly do alot of the training for animals to get adopted, I turn pit bulls into fluffy angels, ive turned killer yorkies into lap angels. I also had to ✅ find the right food for them and my pups. This food worked on my dogs 🐕 and i cried tears of joy when a 2 pound yorkie that wouldn't eat for 2 days i began to hand feed her this food and it worked! I turned into an FBI agent when she was finally fit to be adopted, from great danes to teacup 🐩 poodles I've seen this food being gobbled down. I adore 💗 what I do it's a job I don't get paid for, and everytime I need to adjust a proper 💯 change of food, i usually nail it the first time with this food!
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Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2018
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Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018
Flavor Name: Lamb & Brown RiceSize: 15 Pound (Pack of 1)Verified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2021
Flavor Name: Lamb & Brown RiceSize: 15 Pound (Pack of 1)Verified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars My little Coco LOVES it!
By Brad Wolfgram on May 8, 2021
I was surprised at how my little girl loves this food. I read up on Blue Buffalo before purchasing and I was confident that it was healthier for dogs in general compared to store bought brands. However, when she dove right in, I was shocked. I imagined this long process having to ween her off the other food as if it were a drug. Nope! Coco loved it from the first bowl and still loves it today. Great product at a great price.
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mariana
3.0 out of 5 stars Mi maltés deja tiradas las "Rich LifeSource Bits"
Reviewed in Mexico on July 6, 2021
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mi maltés deja tiradas las "Rich LifeSource Bits"
Reviewed in Mexico on July 6, 2021
Tengo un maltés que admito que es muy mimado y es un payaso.....y por ser mi perrhijo le compro croquetas muy fresas, hasta ahora le había comprado ORIJEN Original y todo había estado bien, pero decidí cambiar y comprar estas porque en teoría son buenísimas.

Lo que paso es que el payaso de mi perro se come todo excepto los "Rich LifeSource Bits".....delicadamente selecciona cada una de esas bolitas y las deja tiradas por todos lados porque no hay forma de que se las coma, el resto de las croquetas se las come sin problemas, pero hay que estar barriendo lo que al señorito no le gustó.

y 2...a algunos los malteses (y creo que varios perros blancos) se les mancha mucho la cara con las lagrimas...y he notado que mi perro esta mucho mas manchado desde que le cambié la comida, y se rasca mucho mas los ojos (osea, se retuerce contra cualquier tapete o sillón o pasto que tenga cerca).

Por ello creo que no lo volveré a comprar. Voy a buscar unas croquetas de caviar de beluga con destellos de oro a ver si le caen bien a mi malacostumbrado caniche.
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Patricia Orozco
5.0 out of 5 stars Que yo le compro lo que a mi perrita le guste
Reviewed in Mexico on July 29, 2020
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1.0 out of 5 stars No las compren
Reviewed in Mexico on December 5, 2020
Flavor Name: Chicken & Brown RiceSize: 15 Pound (Pack of 1)Verified Purchase