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Pro Plan Large Robust Adult OptiBalance Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

NOT suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
NOT suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
NOT suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From 12 months to 7 years

Pack sizes

14kg bags

RRP

14kg bags = £54.25

Notes

While the majority of Pro Plan products are made in the UK, occasionally some may come from sister factories in France or Russia

AADF rating

43%

At a glance

Not natural: Contains some added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings and/or other controversial synthetic ingredients
Not high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Not hypoallergenic: Contains wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and/or artificial additives or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presence
Not clearly labelled:

It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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£

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Nutrition

Composition

Mixing bowl:

Chicken (19%), Wheat, Dehydrated Poultry Protein, Maize, Rice (7%), Wheat Fibre, Digest, Dried Beet Pulp, Soya Meal, Wheat Gluten Meal, Animal Fat, Maize Gluten Meal, Minerals, Dried Egg, Fish Oil, Antioxidants.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a (20, 000 IU), Vitamin D3 (650 IU), Vitamin E (550 IU), Vitamin C (140mg/kg), Iron Sulphate Monohydrate (195mg/kg), Calcium Iodate [Anhydrous] (2.5mg/kg), Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate (39mg/kg), Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate (92mg/kg), Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate (328mg/kg), Sodium Selenite (0.22mg/kg).

Typical Analysis

Protein 27.0%, Fat 12.0%, Fibre 2.5%, Ash 7.5%, Carbs 43.0%, Moisture 8.0%, Sodium 0.53%, Calcium 1.50%, Phosphorus 0.86%, Magnesium 0.12%, Omega3 0.30%, Omega6 2.30%.

Energy

347.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.

Pricing

14kg bags RRP

£54.25

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

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Manufacturer's product description

" PURINA® PRO PLAN® DOG Large Robust Adult with OPTIBALANCE is a dry dog food that's rich in high quality chicken. The recipe has been specially formulated for robust large-breed adult dogs. It will meet all their nutritional needs thanks to a combination of carefully selected nutrients at the right levels for your dog, helping them to stay happy and healthy with every meal.

Developed by expert vets and nutritionists, this complete large breed dog food will help your dog stay ready to meet all the nutritional challenges of daily life. OPTIBALANCE has been specially formulated to contribute to their dental care, support their healthy joints, and help fight the challenges of ageing in robust-breed dogs.

OPTIBALANCE is made with quality pieces of chicken and includes Vit. D and other key nutrients, to deliver high nutritional performance and help to promote adult dogs' overall health

PURINA® PRO PLAN® DOG Large Robust Adult with OPTIBALANCE is delicious, complete and made with high quality ingredients - so why not try it today? "

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Marley 10 years ago

We have been using Pro Plan for more than 5 years.
First with our old lab and for the last year with our new lab.
He was fine with this until recently when we noticed excessive drinking (and subsequently weeing). Initially we (and the vets) were concerned he was diabetic or suffered from kidney problems. Urine and blood test all came back as normal.
As his symptoms started when we started a new bag of Pro plan Large breed puppy food). We stopped this food, and used chicken and rice. His symptoms stopped immediately. We re-started his food and the excessive drinking and weeing started immediately. Hoping it was a problem with this particular bag we tried the next on and same problem again!
I have since heard this has been reported in the press.
We have sent a sample back to the manufacturers and are waiting to hear back from Purina.
In the mean time he's back on chicken & rice (home made!) and we are researching better quality dry dog foods

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