Formulated for the health & well-being of puppies, Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula is made with the finest natural ingredients & features:
- Delicious, protein-rich, deboned chicken
- Wholesome whole grains, garden veggies & fruit
- No chicken (or poultry) by-product meals
- No corn, wheat or soy
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Exclusive LifeSource Bits contain a precise blend of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants selected by holistic veterinarians & animal nutritionists. The ingredients in LifeSource Bits help support:
- Immune system health Life stage requirements
- Healthy oxidative balance
- DHA & ARA, important fatty acids found in mother's milk, along with Choline, support healthy development of cognitive learning & retinal function
- High-quality protein from deboned chicken, plus chicken meal & egg helps develop strong muscles
- An optimal blend of calcium, phosphorus & essential vitamins helps promote healthy bone growth
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids), Peas, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Flaxseed (source of Omega-3 & -6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Dried Egg, Potatoes, Fish Oil (source of DHA- Docosahexaenoic Acid & ARA-Arachidonic Acid), Salt, Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Caramel, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, 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), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Taurine, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, L-Carnitine, 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.
Crude Protein (min.) 29.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 17.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 5.0%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min.) 3.5%
Calcium (min.) 1.2%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.85%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.) 0.75%
DHA* (min.) 0.1%
ARA* (min.) 0.05%
Choline (min.) 2,750 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3,731 kcals/kg; 410 kcals/cup.
Weight in lb. - 1 to 3 months 3 to 5 months 5 to 7 months 7 to 12 months
Up to 3 lb. 1/4 to 3/4 cup* 1/4 to 1/2 cup* 1/4 to 1/2 cup* 1/4 to 1/2 cup*
4 to 8 lb. 3/4 to 1-1/4 cups* - 1/2 to 1 cup* - 1/2 to 3/4 cup* - 1/2 to 3/4 cup*
9 to 14 lb. - 1-1/4 to 2 cups* - 1 to 1-1/4 cups* 3/4 to 1-1/4 cups* 3/4 to 1 cups*
15 to 20 lb. - 2 to 2-3/4 cups* - 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 cups* - 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups* - 1 to 1-1/2 cups*
21 to 26 lb. - 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups* - 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups* - 1-1/2 to 2 cups* - 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups*
*Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup.
Note: Individual puppy's requirements may vary due to age, breed, environment, & activity level. Adjust food as required to maintain optimal body condition, & ask your veterinarian if you are unsure.