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Pro Plan Medium Puppy OptiStart 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
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
NOT suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
NOT suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From weaning to 12 months

Pack sizes

3kg & 12kg bags

RRP

12kg 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

48%

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

Price per day

£

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Nutrition

Composition

Mixing bowl:

Chicken (20%), Dehydrated Poultry Protein, Wheat, Soya Meal, Animal Fat, Rice (8%), Maize, Digest, Dried Beet Pulp, Maize Gluten Meal, Minerals, Dried Egg, Fish Oil, Dried Colostrum (0.1%), Antioxidants.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a (29, 000 IU), Vitamin D3 (940 IU), Vitamin E (200 IU), Vitamin C (120mg/kg), Iron Sulphate Monohydrate (254mg/kg), Calcium Iodate [Anhydrous] (3.3mg/kg), Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate (51mg/kg), Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate (121mg/kg), Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate (430mg/kg), Sodium Selenite (0.32mg/kg).

Typical Analysis

Protein 30.0%, Fat 19.0%, Fibre 2.0%, Ash 7.5%, Carbs 33.5%, Moisture 8.0%, Sodium 0.53%, Calcium 1.50%, Phosphorus 0.96%, Magnesium 0.13%, Omega3 0.30%, Omega6 2.90%.

Energy

383.8 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

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

Pricing

12kg bags RRP

£54.25

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

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Name: Nestlé Purina
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Manufacturer's product description

" PURINA® PRO PLAN® DOG Medium Puppy with OPTISTART® is designed for medium-sized puppies, but it is also suitable for gestating or lactating mothers. It contains all the nutrients puppies need to help them grow into a healthy, happy adult dog.

Helps support puppy's immune response and helps build a healthy immune system thanks to colostrum.

Rich in chicken and specially formulated by PURINA® expert vets and nutritionists, this dry puppy food provides complete nutrition at every meal. Our recipe contains OPTISTART®, which helps support their natural defences with a blend of essential nutrients. This complete dry puppy food has been specially formulated for dental care; it also helps support long-term health, joint health, and enables puppies' developing immune systems to react efficiently

PURINA® PRO PLAN® DOG Medium Puppy with OPTISTART® also contains colostrum, found in mother's first milk. Made with high quality chicken, this complete puppy food will help support them all the way to adulthood. "

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JD 9 years ago

My very sensible Golden retriever 11 month old was like a child on blue Smarties with restless, lack of attention and destructive behaviour. I'm giving the free samples back!

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