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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Adult Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Life Protection Formula® Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe For Adult Dogs

Formulated for the health and well-being of dogs, BLUE Life Protection Formula is made with the finest natural ingredients and features:

  • Delicious, protein-rich, Deboned Chicken
  • Wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruit
  • NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals
  • NO corn, wheat or soy
  • NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Our pets have different nutritional requirements during every stage of life, but one thing stays the same: they all love chicken! Blue Buffalo Life Protection Adult Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food is packed full of all the things grown dogs need to live a healthy, Frisbee-fetchin’ life. Brown rice provides complex carbohydrates for all-day energy, and lean chicken is an excellent source of protein to keep muscles lean and long. To make every bowlful even better, Blue Buffalo’s LifeSource Bits have a unique blend of vet-recommended minerals and vitamins that boost the immune system, keep joints healthy, and protect the skin and coat.

Why We Love It:

• Perfectly balanced for adult dogs
• Contains mixed tocopherols, an all-natural preservative
• Added glucosamine keeps joints free from pain
• Holistic dog food that’s easy to digest

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Rye, Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Shidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Fructooligosaccharides, Monooligosaccharides, Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pentothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Folic A

Feeding Guide

BLUE Life Protection Formula with LifeSource Bits® will provide your dog with superior nutrition plus a unique nutrient and antioxidant package specifically formulated for his needs.

Meal Frequency

Small Breed: 1 Meal Per Day
Medium/Large Breed: 2 Meals Per Day
Transition to Blue


Start by mixing 25% of BLUE with your dog’s old food, and gradually increase the proportion of BLUE 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.
Fresh Water


Be sure to have a clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times.

Calorie Content: 3,627 Kcals/kg, 378 Kcals/cup

*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.

The Health Benefits of LifeSource Bits

LifeSource Bits include ingredients that help benefit dogs and cats in three ways: maintaining a healthy oxidative balance, supporting a pet's immune system, and supporting a pet's life stage requirement.

Help dogs and cats maintain a healthy oxidative balance

Virtually every day, our dogs and cats are exposed to environmental factors that can negatively impact their oxidative balance. And if their biological systems are not able to rebalance this oxidative stress, it can lead to cellular destruction and other serious health issues.

As antioxidants can play an important role in reducing oxidative stress, an increasing number of veterinarians are recognizing their importance in helping pets maintain a healthy oxidative balance. This is the science that led our nutritionists to formulate BLUE's LifeSource Bits with ingredients that are rich in antioxidants. These include:



  • Kelp
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Beta Carotene
  • Vitamin A
  • Blueberries
  • Barley Grass

Help support a pet's immune system.

LifeSource Bits contain ingredients that help support a pet’s immune system:

  • Alfalfa
  • Flaxseed
  • Parsley
  • Vitamin C
  • Cranberries

Help support a pet’s specific life stage requirements.

LifeSource Bits also contain ingredients that can help protect a pet’s changing needs from youth through his mature years. These include:

  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Yucca Schidigera Extract for joint health
  • Taurine for healthy eyes and heart
  • L-Lysine for growth and development
  • Vitamin D for healthy bones and tissue
  • Vitamin B12 for growth
  • L-Carnitine for endurance and fat metabolism
“Cold-Formed” Process

A breakthrough in canine and feline health, LifeSource Bits are also a manufacturing breakthrough because they are “cold-formed” to minimize the heat the ingredients are exposed to.

Minimizing heat exposure is important because high heat can degrade the potency of many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and important enzymes. It’s the same concept as when you cook vegetables at high heat—the longer you do, more of the heat-sensitive nutrients are lost.

LifeSource Bits are manufactured separately with less heat than the rest of our kibble to preserve greater potency of the vitamins and antioxidants. This way, your pet can gain as many benefits as possible from these valuable nutrients.

Water-soluble vitamins are the most sensitive to heat. Nutritionists estimate that these vitamins can lose a minimum of 30% of their potency when exposed to heat, while some, like vitamin C, can lose up to 75% of their potency.

BLUE LifeSource Bits contain eight water-soluble vitamins which benefit most from the "cold-formed" process: 

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Folic Acid B9
  • Niacin B3
  • Biotin B7
  • Pantothenic Acid B5