Getting back to basics is good advice for pet parents whose dogs show signs of being sensitive to some of the ingredients used in traditional pet foods. For these dogs, a careful selection of high-quality, natural ingredients is most important, and that's the way our animal nutritionists have formulated Blue Basics.
Blue Basics is a healthy and holistic limited-ingredient diet formulated to minimize food sensitivities while maximizing the nutritional value that your dog will receive. Turkey, a high-quality protein not commonly used in dog food, is the first ingredient, followed by three easily-digestible and mild carbohydrate sources…potatoes, rice & oatmeal. We've increased the nutritional value of Blue Basics by adding a precise blend of veggies, fruit and micro-nutrients, which also helps in the digestive process. And, like every one of our Blue dog foods, Blue Basics has no chicken or poultry by-product meals and no artificial ingredients of any kind.
For large breed dogs with food sensitivities, the ingredients they don't eat are just as important as the ones they do. That's why Blue Basics does not contain any corn, wheat, dairy, soy or eggs while still providing a simply delicious and nutritious meal that your food-sensitive dog will thrive on.
The nutritional benefits of Blue Basics are further enhanced by the addition of our exclusive LifeSource Bits. A precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists, LifeSource Bits include ingredients that have been shown to help strengthen your dog's immune system while supporting his life stage requirements.
Recommended Daily Feeding Guidelines - Use a standard 8 oz measuring cup
Formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance. Calorie Content (ME Calculated, as fed): 3,425 kcal/kg, 363 kcal/cup.
Individual dog's requirements may vary from the recommended amounts 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.
Meal Frequency: 2 Meals Per Day
Transition to Blue 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.
Be sure to have a clean bowl of cool, fresh water available at all times.
Ingredients:Deboned Turkey, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Peas, Turkey Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate), Potatoes, Pea Fiber, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (source of EPA-Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Pea Protein, Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Pumpkin, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Potato Starch, Choline Chloride, Caramel, Vitamin E Supplement, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), DL-Methionine, L-Carnitine, Ferrous Sulfate, Parsley, Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Turmeric, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Oil of Rosemary, L-Lysine, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), 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 20.0% min Crude Fat 12.0% min Crude Fiber 6.0% max Moisture 10.0% max Calcium 0.85% min Phosphorus 0.65% min Vitamin E 300 IU/kg min Taurine* 0.1% min EPA* 0.1% min Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% min Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.25% min Vitamin C* 100 mg/kg min L-Carnitine* 100 mg/kg min Glucosamine* 700 mg/kg min Chondroitin Sulfate* 550 mg/kg min *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
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