Getting back to basics is good advice for pet parents whose dogs show signs of being sensitive to some of the ingredients used in traditional pet foods. For these dogs, careful selection of high-quality ingredients is most important, and that's the way Blue Buffalo's animal nutritionists formulated Blue Basics.
Blue Basics is a healthy and holistic limited-ingredient diet formulated to minimize food sensitivities while maximizing the nutritional value your dog will receive. Turkey - a high-quality protein not commonly used in dog food - is the first ingredient, followed by three easily digestible and mild carbohydrate sources…potatoes, rice, and oatmeal. Plus, a precise blend of veggies, fruit, and micro-nutrients also helps in the digestive process. And, like every BLUE dog food, Blue Basics has no chicken or poultry by-product meals and no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.
For large breed dogs with food sensitivities, the ingredients they don't eat are just as important as the ones they do. That's why Blue Basics does not contain any corn, wheat, dairy, soy or eggs.
The nutritional benefits of Blue Basics are further enhanced by the addition of our exclusive LifeSource Bits. A precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists, LifeSource Bits include ingredients that have been shown to help strengthen your dog's immune system while supporting his life stage requirements. Blue Buffalo Large Breed Basics Limited-Ingredient Formula Turkey & Potato Adult Dry Dog Food is for large-breed adult dogs.
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Deboned Turkey, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Peas, Turkey Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate), Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (source of EPA-Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Pea Protein, Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Pumpkin, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Potato Starch, Choline Chloride, Caramel, Vitamin E Supplement, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), DL-Methionine, L-Carnitine, Ferrous Sulfate, Parsley, Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Turmeric, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Oil of Rosemary, L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), 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.
Calorie Content (ME Calculated, as fed): 3,425 kcal/kg, 363 kcal/cup.
|| 6.0% max
|Vitamin E (min.)
|| 300 IU/kg min
|Taurine * (min.)
|Omega-3 fatty acid*
|| 0.5% min
|Omega-6 fatty acid*
||100 mg/kg min
||100 mg/kg min
||700 mg/kg min
|| 550 mg/kg min
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles.
Daily Feeding Guidelines (use a standard 8 oz measuring cup):
||Daily Feeding Amount
|| 2-1/2 to 3-1/4 cups
||3-1/4 to 4-1/4 cups
| Over 100 lbs
||4-1/4 cups plus 1/2 cup
for each 20 lbs over
100 lbs body weight
Formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
Meal Frequency: 2 Meals Per Day.
Transition to Blue 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.
Be sure to have a clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times.
Individual dog's requirements may vary from the recommended amounts 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.