Blue Buffalo Life Protection Large Breed Senior Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food is holistically formulated to offer prime nutrition for larger dogs in their golden years. Real chicken as the first ingredient offers a delicious supply of the essential amino acids your senior dog needs every day. Wholesome whole grains like brown rice, barley and oats supply complex carbohydrates for daily energy (no soy, corn, or wheat). Healthy fruits and vegetables like carrots, peas, sweet potatoes, blueberries, and cranberries offer natural sources of antioxidant nutrients, while glucosamine and chondroitin help maintain those hard-working, healthy joints. LifeSource® Bits - a Blue dry food exclusive - offer a precise blend of vitamins and minerals. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids support healthy skin and coat. This food contains no chicken by-product meals, no soy, corn, or wheat, and no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.
Deboned Chicken, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Meal, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Rice Bran, Peas, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Caramel, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Garlic, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, 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, 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.
|| 22.0% min
|| 10.0% min
|| 7.0% max
|| 0.8% min
|| 100 mg/kg min
| Omega 3 Fatty Acids*
| Omega 6 Fatty Acids*
|| 2.25% min
|| 400 mg/kg min
|| 300 mg/kg min
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Recommended Daily Feeding
(Cups per Day - Based on a standard 8 oz. measuring cup)
|| 3-1/4 to 4-1/4 cups
|| 4-1/4 to 5-1/2 cups
|Over 100 lbs.
||Feed 5-1/2 cups plus 1/2 cup for each additional 20 lbs
Calorie Content (ME Calculated, as fed):
3,386 Kcals/kg, 346 Kcals/cup
Note: Individual senior dog's requirements may vary from the above recommendations 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.
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.
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 clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times.