4.5
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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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (12)
  • Easy to digest (9)
  • Good value (7)
  • Nutritional (7)
  • Improves coat (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (9)

Best Uses

  • Active dogs (6)
  • Smaller dogs (6)
  • Older dogs (5)
  • Larger dogs (3)
  • Special needs (3)
    • Quality of Ingredients:
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (10), 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

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

See all my reviews

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

See all my reviews

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

      See all my reviews

      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

       
      5.0

      This dog food is an excellent option for my dog because it i

      By 

      from San Jose,CA

      About Me New Owner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It

      Cons

      • Hard to Digest

      Best Uses

      • Active 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 received a sample
       
      3.0

      Good, but expensive.

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Dog Likes It
      • Easy To Digest
      • Nutritional

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Older Dogs
      • Smaller Dogs

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

      Blue Buffalo prides itself on making dog food that is better for your dog than anything else on the market and this is just the same high quality as the other foods that they make.

      There are several plus' to this particular dog food, one of them that I noticed as soon as I purchased this food is that it is indeed a smaller bite which is great for smaller breeds, but it isn't too tough that older dogs can chew it without hurting themselves too much.

      I also noticed that this food isn't as greasy as some of the other foods that I have purchased in the past.

      The one downside, or the biggest downside in this case is that it's way more expensive than other foods that are available. Yes the ingredients that are in Blue Buffalo are better than ingredients in the other brands but they aren't that bad and I just don't know if it's worth it to me to buy the more expensive food just because of that. After all dogs have been eating food made with the same old ingredients for years and years.

      So overall it's a good dog food, but I won't be buying it again unless it's on sale or I have a coupon.

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