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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Dry Adult Dog Food Chicken and Brown Rice -- 30 lbs


Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Dry Adult Dog Food Chicken and Brown Rice
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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Dry Adult Dog Food Chicken and Brown Rice -- 30 lbs

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

  • Healthy Holisitic
  • Superior Nutrition
  • Ultimate Protection
  • With LifeSource Bits®
  • Vital Nutrition and Antioxidants for Your Dog's Health and Well-Being
  • Deboned Chicken • Wholesome Grains • Healthy Fruits and Veggies
  • Natural Food for Dogs
  • Enhanced with Multivitamins and Minerals

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula was created for the holistic health and well-being of adult dogs. All formulas start with real meat, whole grains, garden veggies and fruit, plus added LifeSource Bits, a precise blend of nutrients that have been enhanced with a Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients. This Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe features delicious, protein-rich deboned chicken and other natural ingredients for a healthy meal your dog will love.

 

Benefits:

  • Essential, high-quality protein for healthy muscle development, and carbs for energy for an active life.
  • Calcium, phosphorus and essential vitamins for strong bones and teeth.
  • Glucosamine is added for joint health and mobility support.
  • Vitamins, chelated minerals and antioxidants contribute to your pup's immune system health.
  • No corn, wheat, soy or chicken (or poultry) by-product meals.

 


Directions

Feeding Instructions:

 

Weight of Dog Daily Feeding (cups)
Up to 15 Lbs 1/2 - 1¼
16 - 25 Lbs 1¼ - 1¾
26 - 40 Lbs 1¾ - 2½
41 - 60 Lbs 2½ - 3½
61 - 80 Lbs 3½ - 4¼
81 - 100 Lbs 4¼ - 5
Over 100 Lbs Feed cups, plus 1/2 cup for addiditional 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/poultry by-product meals, corn, wheat or soy, 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 min24.0%
Crude Fat min14.0%
Crude Fiber max5.0%
Moisture max10.0%
Calcium min1.0%
Phosphorus min0.7%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids min0.5%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids min3.0%
Glucosamine min400 mg
Caloric Content: 3,627 kcal/kg, 378 kcal/cup
Other Ingredients: Deboned chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, oatmeal, pea starch, flaxseed (source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids), chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried tomato pomace, natural flavor, peas, pea protein, salt, potassium chloride, dehydrated alfalfa meal, potatoes, dried chicory root, pea fiber, alfalfa nutrient concentrate, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, dl-methionine, preserved with mixed tocopherols, dicalcium phosphate, 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, niacin (vitamin B3), glucosamine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), copper sulfate, biotin (vitamin B7), l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), l-lysine, l-carnitine, 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.
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