4.5
32 reviews
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Type:
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Brand:
Blue Buffalo
Model:
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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food

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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (14)
  • Easy to digest (9)
  • Nutritional (9)
  • Good value (7)
  • Improves coat (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)

Best Uses

  • Smaller dogs (8)
  • Active dogs (6)
  • Older dogs (5)
  • Larger dogs (3)
  • Special needs (3)
    • Quality of Ingredients:
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (12), New owner (3)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (5), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

NICE PRODUCT

This dog food is an excellent option for my dog because it is made with natural ingredients and has no byproducts like a lot of other dog foods I have tried or read the packages...Read complete review

This dog food is an excellent option for my dog because it is made with natural ingredients and has no byproducts like a lot of other dog foods I have tried or read the packages of. I like to know that I am providing my dog with the best possible nutrition and so this food is the exact perfect fit!
We have a 3 year old 30 lb. Beagle. She came to us as an adult. We have fed her Beneful from the start. She enjoys the taste. In fact, my daughter will grab a piece of it and use it as a "treat" and the dog responds exactly as she would for an actual treat. We have had only clean bills of health from the vet. Our dog has had no tummy problems that we have noticed. She has regular bowel movements, and there seems to be no urgency in her going. She has not had any urinary problems either that we have been aware of. We did have to buy a very cheap "other" brand of dog food once when we ran out and we couldn't get to a bigger store. Our poor dog was gassy and kept burping audibly. You could hear her tummy gurgling and complaining. And the taste of the "other" brand? Well, the dog peed on the bag of food. Yeah. She peed on it. She sure told us she wanted her Beneful back! So since we have a happy, healthy dog who loves her food, I see no reason to change our routine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but costly adult dog food.

I am a big fan of Blue Buffalo dog food. They are a really great brand, with some of the best ingredients in a dog food that I have come across in just about...Read complete review

I am a big fan of Blue Buffalo dog food. They are a really great brand, with some of the best ingredients in a dog food that I have come across in just about fifteen years of buying dog food for my own pets. This small breed version of their adult food is another great product from the Blue Buffalo brand.

Some dog foods are greasy and leave a unpleasent odor on your hands, Blue Buffalo is not one of them. The food has a semi pleasent smell and doesn't leave a residue or anything on your hands or whatever you serve the dog food with. The ingredients on the back of the package are actually things that I can pronounce.

There isn't really a lot of things wrong with this Blue Buffalo adult small breed food, if I had one complaint about it, it would be that it is a little expensive for my tastes. It isn't gonna cause anyone to go bankrupt or anything, but it is out of the normal pet owners weekly budget. It is a very good product that comes with a price tag that attaches to a good product.

We have used this dog food with our smaller breed dogs, our yorkie loves it. We also feed it to our turtle, and he loves it. So it can't be that bad. We don't go through too much- so the price isn't as big of a deal to us.

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5.0

Natural

By 

from Sneads Ferry, NC

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Nutritional
  • Tasty

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Smaller Dogs

Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

I recently switched to this Blue Buffalo life protection formula small breed adult dog food because of so many negative news stories I have heard about other brands making dogs very sick so I knew Blue Buffalo would be a brand I could trust because of their reputation for quality.
The biggest benefit of this particular dog food is that it is all natural so I do not have to worry about my dog ingesting something harmful.
Now that my dog is older I feel like this dog food will help preserve my poochs health because of the life protection advantage. I really like how it's specially formulated for smaller breeds as well as life protection; it therefore meets my needs very well.
My dog also very much enjoyed this food. She acted very excited to eat and gobbled it all up.
I would highly recommend Blue Buffalo dog food because of the taste as well as the nutritional value!

 
4.0

Stinky breath!

By 

from Londonderry, NH

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Improves Coat
  • Nutritional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller Dogs

    Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

    Was good for two small dogs. Could continue using bc breath was horrible.

     
    5.0

    quality product

    By 

    from bangalore

    About Me New Owner

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Special Needs

    Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

    this product is good

     
    5.0

    Good, but costly adult dog food.

    By 

    from cairo

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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    Pros

    • Dog Likes It

    Cons

    • Causes Irritation

    Best Uses

    • Puppies

    Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

    This dog food is an excellent option for my dog because it is made with natural ingredients and has no byproducts like a lot of other dog foods I have tried or read the packages of. I like to know that I am providing my dog with the best possible nutrition and so this food is the exact perfect fit! We have a 3 year old 30 lb. Beagle. She came to us as an adult. We have fed her Beneful from the start. She enjoys the taste. In fact, my daughter will grab a piece of it and use it as a "treat" and the dog responds exactly as she would for an actual treat. We have had only clean bills of health from the vet. Our dog has had no tummy problems that we have noticed. She has regular bowel movements, and there seems to be no urgency in her going. She has not had any urinary problems either that we have been aware of. We did have to buy a very cheap "other" brand of dog food once when we ran out and we couldn't get to a bigger store. Our poor dog was gassy and kept burping audibly. You could hear her tummy gurgling and complaining. And the taste of the "other" brand? Well, the dog peed on the bag of food. Yeah. She peed on it. She sure told us she wanted her Beneful back! So since we have a happy, healthy dog who loves her food, I see no reason to change our routine

    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    NICE PRODUCT

    By 

    from SAN JOSE CA

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest
    • Improves Coat
    • Tasty

    Cons

    • Bad Taste
    • Dog Doesn't Like It
    • Hard to Digest

    Best Uses

    • Active Dogs
    • Larger Dogs

    Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

    This dog food is an excellent option for my dog because it is made with natural ingredients and has no byproducts like a lot of other dog foods I have tried or read the packages of. I like to know that I am providing my dog with the best possible nutrition and so this food is the exact perfect fit!
    We have a 3 year old 30 lb. Beagle. She came to us as an adult. We have fed her Beneful from the start. She enjoys the taste. In fact, my daughter will grab a piece of it and use it as a "treat" and the dog responds exactly as she would for an actual treat. We have had only clean bills of health from the vet. Our dog has had no tummy problems that we have noticed. She has regular bowel movements, and there seems to be no urgency in her going. She has not had any urinary problems either that we have been aware of. We did have to buy a very cheap "other" brand of dog food once when we ran out and we couldn't get to a bigger store. Our poor dog was gassy and kept burping audibly. You could hear her tummy gurgling and complaining. And the taste of the "other" brand? Well, the dog peed on the bag of food. Yeah. She peed on it. She sure told us she wanted her Beneful back! So since we have a happy, healthy dog who loves her food, I see no reason to change our routine.

    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    1.0

    I Wouldn't feed this to any animal

    By 

    from Muncie, Indiana

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Causes Irritation
      • Expensive
      • Unhealthy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

        This food is horrible, full of nasty stuff our pets should never ingest! I've had several dogs who I had nicknamed "Hoover" because they literally ate anything that got near their mouth(and I do mean anything) they wouldn't even touch this stuff! 3 of the 4 dumped their bowl every time this food was offered and they NEVER dump their bowls! So I threw it out in the yard for the wild life (Raccoons, Squirrels, Opossums, etc) NONE would touch it, it eventually got soaked and dried and mowed over so much it just got mulched up into tiny pieces and disintegrated. Now if the wild life won't even touch it, why on earth would anyone ever give this to their pets???

         
        3.0

        Good, but costly adult dog food.

        By 

        from Florida

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • Nutritional

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Older Dogs
        • Smaller Dogs

        Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

        I am a big fan of Blue Buffalo dog food. They are a really great brand, with some of the best ingredients in a dog food that I have come across in just about fifteen years of buying dog food for my own pets. This small breed version of their adult food is another great product from the Blue Buffalo brand.

        Some dog foods are greasy and leave a unpleasent odor on your hands, Blue Buffalo is not one of them. The food has a semi pleasent smell and doesn't leave a residue or anything on your hands or whatever you serve the dog food with. The ingredients on the back of the package are actually things that I can pronounce.

        There isn't really a lot of things wrong with this Blue Buffalo adult small breed food, if I had one complaint about it, it would be that it is a little expensive for my tastes. It isn't gonna cause anyone to go bankrupt or anything, but it is out of the normal pet owners weekly budget. It is a very good product that comes with a price tag that attaches to a good product.

        We have used this dog food with our smaller breed dogs, our yorkie loves it. We also feed it to our turtle, and he loves it. So it can't be that bad. We don't go through too much- so the price isn't as big of a deal to us.

         
        3.0

        Rating eating dogs

        By 

        from Egypt

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Good Value
        • Tasty

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Dogs

        Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

        This is very good for eating dogs and useful and healthy

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        natural ingredients

        By 

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Nutritional

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Dogs

        Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

        Blue Buffalo dry food for small breeds in a brand my dachshund-terrier mix really likes to eat. I classify my dog as a picky eater. She will often beg to be fed, only to turn her nose away at other brand foods. With other brand dog foods, she will even skip meals entirely until she can be bribed with a bit of "people food" mixed into her kibble. With Blue Buffalo, however, this is not the case. She eats the food as soon as it is measured into her dish. The smaller pieces of kibble are easier for her to eat, compared to standard adult dog food. Though I have not tasted it myself, I would guess Blue Buffalo has a more pleasant taste than other available options!
        This brand is more expensive than other brands on the market, but the difference in nutrition is what you are gaining by paying a bit extra. The first ingredient listed on the package is meat, not a grain or animal by-product, but actual meat. This makes me feel like I am giving my hairiest child the best food possible. It is important to me that my dog stays healthy and I think Blue Buffalo, and its nutritious properties, help make this possible.

         
        5.0

        I would get it

        By 

        from morocco

        About Me Professional Pet Trainer

        Pros

        • Improves Coat

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Older Dogs

        Comments about Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food:

        I love it

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