Life Protection Formula® Lamb and Brown Rice Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs

Formulated for the health and well-being of dogs, BLUE Life Protection Formula is made with only the finest natural ingredients and features:

  • Delicious, protein-rich, Deboned Lamb
  • Wholesome whole grains, garden veggies and fruit
  • NO chicken (or poultry) by-product meals
  • NO corn, wheat or soy
  • NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

And to help support the special needs of smaller dogs, BLUE Life Protection Formula for Small Breeds is made with increased protein and carbohydrates to meet higher energy needs.

Available in 6 & 15-lb. bags.
Buy Now

Buy now online and enjoy FREE SHIPPING*

  • Petco
  • Petflow
  • Petsmart
  • Tractor Supply
  • Chewy

*Product availability may vary by site. See site for details on any restrictions on free shipping.

Store Locator

Exclusive LifeSource® Bits

Now Enhanced with Super 7 Antioxidants

LifeSource Bits contain a precise blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists. And now all BLUE Life Protection Formula dog foods feature LifeSource Bits that have been enhanced with our Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach

The ingredients in LifeSource Bits help support:

  • Immune system health
  • Life stage requirements
  • Healthy oxidative balance

And LifeSource Bits are "cold-formed" to help retain the potency of their ingredients. This means that we minimize the amount of heat that LifeSource Bits are exposed to during the manufacturing process. It’s the same concept as when you cook vegetables at high heat—the longer you do, the more heat-sensitive nutrients are lost.

Product Benefits

  • Healthy Muscle Development

    High-quality protein from Deboned Lamb, plus Turkey Meal helps build and maintain strong muscles.

  • Higher Energy Needs

    Increased levels of protein and carbohydrates to help meet higher energy requirements.

  • Dental Health

    Unique “small-bite” kibble is the perfect size for smaller jaws and is shaped to help promote tartar removal.

  • Joint Health

    Glucosamine helps support joint function and overall mobility.

  • Healthy Skin & Coat

    An optimal balance of Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids helps promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.

  • Healthy Immune System

    Essential vitamins, chelated minerals and important antioxidants help support the immune system.

Blue Buffalo True Blue Promise - Lamb


Deboned Lamb, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, Peas, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Potato Starch, Dried Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, Caramel, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, 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), Taurine, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), 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.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein 24.0% min
Crude Fat 14.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.1% min
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.5% min
Glucosamine* 400 mg/kg min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. 

Nutrition Statement

BLUE Life Protection Formula Natural Lamb and Brown Rice Recipe Food for Small Breed Adult Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Feeding Guidelines

Calorie Content (ME Calculated, as fed): 3,633 Kcals/kg, 385 Kcals/cup

*Use a standard 8-oz. measuring cup.

Note: Individual dog's requirements may vary 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.

BLUE Life Protection Formula with LifeSource® Bits will provide your dog with superior nutrition plus a unique nutrient and antioxidant package specifically formulated for his needs.

Meal Frequency

1 Meal Per Day

Transition to BLUE

Start 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.

Fresh Water

Be sure to have a clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times.

You May Also Like

BLUE Homestyle Recipe

Small Breed Lamb Dinner with Garden Vegetables

Learn More

BLUE Divine Delights

Lamb Entrée

Learn More

BLUE Wilderness

Wild Bones (mini)

Learn More


Tender Beef Soft-Moist Training Treats

Learn More

BLUE Basics

Small Breed Grain-Free Adult Lamb & Potato Recipe

Explore Dog Explore Cat

BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe

Small Breed Adult Red Meat

Learn More