Blue Buffalo Blue for Puppies
Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Food

Blue Buffalo claims that their dry puppy foods are made from the highest quality ingredients to target a puppy’s special eating needs in all the growth stages to adulthood. They claim they use real meat—not processed meats, or meat by-products, which is the best way to support your puppy’s healthy muscle development and growth. They also claim to use whole nutritious grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and then to top all of that off – they have integrated their patented LifeSource Bits®. These bits are a kind of small nutrient-rich kibble added to their dry dog food formulas.

Quick Look

Nutritional Content Information

  • Crude Protein: (min.) 27.0%
  • Crude Fat: (min.) 16.0%
  • Crude Fiber: (max.) 4.0 %
  • Moisture: (max.) 10.0%

Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup

The Metabolizable Energy (ME) calculated as how much fed is as follows: 3,725 Kcals/kg, 452 Kcals/cup.


Blue Buffalo Blue for Puppies Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Food costs approximately $17.99 for a 6 lb bag, $31.99 for a 15 lb bag, and $54.99 for a 30 lb bag.

March 5, 2013
Blue Buffalo Blue for Puppies Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Food


Main Ingredients

  • Deboned Chicken – The deboned chicken is a good source of protein for dogs as well as adds flavor. It provides essential amino acids and minerals for muscle development and growth.
  • Chicken Meal – is chicken that as a whole has been ground and usually contains a concentrated source of protein. Chicken meal is supposed to be highly digestible by dogs.
  • Whole Ground Brown Rice – This ingredient has the bran included which provides essential B vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber. Rice is a complex carbohydrate and more easily digested when feeding pets.
  • Whole Ground Barley – This ingredient is a wholesome kind of grain with an excellent source of nutrients and a good source of carbohydrates. Both the hull and the bran have been included, and it contains vitamins as wells as fiber for colon health.
  • Oatmeal – Oatmeal is another good source of carbohydrates and provides energy for your pet. It is rich in essential B vitamins as well and does not cause food hypersensitivities like corn and wheat products.

Other Ingredients

  • Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
  • Rye
  • Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene)
  • Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acid)
  • Natural Chicken Flavor
  • Whole Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Whole Carrots
  • Whole Sweet Potatoes
  • Dried Egg
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids)
  • Barley Grass
  • Dried Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Alfalfa Meal
  • Dried Kelp
  • Yucca Schidigera Extract
  • L-Cartinine
  • L-Lysine
  • Turmeric
  • Sunflower Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids)
  • Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)
  • Dried Chicory Root
  • Oil of Rosemary
  • Vitamins: Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Biotin (vitamin B7), Folic Acid (vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement
  • Minerals: Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Salt
  • Caramel
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • Dried Lactobacillus (acidophilus fermentation product)
  • Dried Bacillus (subtilis fermentation product)
  • Dried Enterococcus (faecium fermentation product)

AAFCO Statement

No AAFCO Statement could be found for Blue Buffalo Blue for Puppies Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Food. Please refer to our glossary for more information on the importance of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) statement for Dog Nutrient Profiles.

Product Overview

Blue Buffalo Blue for Puppies Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Food claims their food is formulated with ingredients that are rich in all the essential nutrients and provide for the high-energy needs of your puppy. They claim this formula has several nutrients that support puppy growth: proteins that support muscle growth, DHA that supports cognitive development, calcium and phosphorus that supports bone development, fruits and vegetables that support immune health, and Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids that support healthy skin and a shiny coat. Blue Buffalo Blue for Puppies Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Food is manufactured in the USA.

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