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 BuffaloBasics.
Blue Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo dog foods, Blue Buffalo Basics has no chicken or poultry by-product meals and no artificial ingredients of any kind.
For small breed dogs with food sensitivities, the ingredients they don't eat are just as important as the ones they do. That's why Blue Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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): 3,500 kcal/kg, 371 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, Turkey Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Peas, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Potatoes, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Turkey Flavor, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Whole Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Turmeric, Oil of Rosemary, Dried Chicory Root, Beta Carotene, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, 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, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, 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
Guaranteed Analysis:Crude Protein (min.) 22.0%, Crude Fat (min.) 12.0%, Crude Fiber (max.) 5.0%, Moisture (max.) 10.0%, Calcium (Ca) (min) 1.0%, Phosphorus (P) (min.) 0.9%, Omega 3 fatty acids* 0.9%, Omega 6 fatty acids* 2.0%. *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrients Profile.
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