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Blue Buffalo Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food Salmon & Potato -- 24 lbs


Blue Buffalo Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food Salmon & Potato
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Blue Buffalo Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food Salmon & Potato -- 24 lbs

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Blue Buffalo Basics Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food Salmon & Potato Description

  • With LifeSource Bits®
  • Vital Nutrients and Antioxidants for Your Dog's Health and Well-Being
  • Salmon is the First Ingredient
  • Supports Gentle Digestion
  • Promotes Skin & Coat Health
  • Natural Food for Dogs - Enhanced with Added Vitamins & Minerals
  • Chicken Free

Sometimes, less is more! Blue Buffalo’s Basics Limited Ingredient Formula is a delicious, limited-ingredient diet made with fewer ingredients for canine companions with food sensitivities. This recipe starts with real salmon and includes pumpkin and easily digested carbohydrates like potatoes and peas. It’s also crafted with BLUE’s exclusive LifeSource Bits—a combination of selected antioxidants, minerals and vitamins picked by veterinarians and animal nutritionists to support your dog’s overall health and wellness. Now your paw-tner really has something to wag his tail about!

 

Benefits:

  • Starts with real salmon, followed by other high-quality ingredients like potatoes, peas and pumpkin to support healthy digestion.
  • Limited-ingredient dog food with essential proteins and carbohydrates to help meet your dog’s energy requirements.
  • Free from chicken, beef, corn, wheat, soy, dairy and eggs for sensitive sidekicks.
  • Made with LifeSource Bits—a blend of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins chosen by vets and animal nutritionists to support your pup’s immune health, life stage requirements and a healthy oxidative balance.
  • All-natural dog food made without poultry by-product meals, artificial flavors or preservatives.


Directions

Feeding Instructions:

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
Up to 15 Lbs 1/2 - 1¼
16 - 25 Lbs 1¼ - 1¾
26 - 40 Lbs 1¾ - 2¾
41 - 60 Lbs 2¾ - 3½
61 - 80 Lbs 3½ - 4½
81 - 100 Lbs 4½ - 5¼
100+ Lbs 5¼ + 1/2 per 20 Lbs

 

Transition Instructions:

 

Start by mixing 25% of Blue with your dog’s old food, and gradually increase the proportion of Blue over the next 14 days.

Free Of
Chicken, beef, corn, wheat, soy, dairy and eggs, poultry by-product meals, artificial flavors or preservatives.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Servings per Container: 0
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Crude Protein min20.0%
Crude Fat min12.0%
Crude Fiber max6.0%
Moisture max10.0%
Calcium min0.9%
Phosphorus min0.7%
Vitamin E min300 IU
Omega-3 Fatty Acids min1.0%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids min2.0%
Ascorbic Acid min100 mg
Caloric Content: 3,475 kcal/kg, 362 kcal/cup
Other Ingredients: Deboned salmon, oatmeal, brown rice, salmon meal (source of glucosamine), peas, potatoes, pea fiber, canola oil (source of omega 6 fatty acids), natural flavor, pea protein, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, fish oil (source of omega 3 fatty acids), potassium chloride, pumpkin, dried chicory root, dehydrated alfalfa meal, flaxseed alfalfa nutrient concentrate, salt, choline chloride, vitamin e supplement, dl-methionine, preserved with mixed tocopherols, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), zinc amino acid chelate, zinc sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, vegetable juice for color, ferrous sulfate, iron amino acid chelate, blueberries, cranberries, barley grass, parsley, turmeric, dried kelp, yucca schidigera extract, niacin (vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), copper sulfate, biotin (vitamin B7), l-lysine, vitamin A supplement, copper amino acid chelate, dried yeast, manganese sulfate, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, taurine, manganese amino acid chelate, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), calcium iodate, folic acid (vitamin B9), sodium selenite, oil of rosemary.
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First steps to starting a dog diet 

If your dog is packing on the pounds, your first move should be to consult a veterinarian. There might be an underlying illness causing the weight gain or signs of laziness, Katribe says. "A veterinarian can also provide guidance on an ideal target weight and on the various diet options that are appropriate for your individual pet," she says. Many over-the-counter dog foods marketed as weight-loss diets for dogs typically have higher protein and lower carbohydrate content, Katribe says. However, a veterinarian might suggest a prescription diet that can be more effective, although such foods typically come with a higher price tag. Before changing your dog’s diet, you must determine the actual calorie content that the dog is consuming, Katribe says. Then, adjust amounts based on weight loss or gain. She suggests measuring the amount of food the dog is getting -- with a measuring cup, not just visually – before “reducing that calorie amount by a small proportion through either feeding less of the same food or by switching to a lower-calorie food." If you are changing the dog to a new diet, do so gradually. “Start by replacing only a small proportion of the old food with the new food, then gradually increasing the proportion of new food over a few days,” Katribe says. “This can reduce the likelihood of gastrointestinal upset.” Also, keep an eye on your dog’s snacking routine. It is common for owners to fail to account for treat items when determining how much to feed the animal, Katribe says. “High-calorie treats can contribute a significant amount to the diet,” she says. So, you may want to switch to lower-calorie treats, such as:
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  • Frozen green beans
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Weight management activities to accompany a dog diet

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