Updated 03 Sep 2019
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Pro Plan Small & Mini Puppy OptiStart

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

Suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
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
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 & 7kg bags

RRP

7kg bags = £37.95

Notes

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

Nutritional 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 (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Not hypoallergenic: Contains one or more common allergy causing ingredients 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

Ingredients List

Chicken (20%), Dehydrated Poultry Protein, Wheat, Animal Fat, Soya Meal, Rice (7%), Maize Gluten Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Maize, Wheat Gluten Meal, Minerals, Dried Egg, Fish Oil, Digest, Dried Colostrum (0.1%), Antioxidants.

Energy

393.8 kcal/100g

Typical Analysis

Moisture 8.00%, Protein 32.00%, Fat Content 21.00%, Carbohydrate 29.50%, Crude Fibre 2.00%, Crude Ash 7.50%, Calcium 1.50%, Phosphorus 1.05%, Sodium 0.41%, Chloride 0.65%, Potassium 0.72%, Magnesium 0.12%, Omega-6 3.10%, Omega-3 0.40%.

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin A (25,000 IU), vitamin D3 (810 IU), vitamin E (300 IU), vitamin C (120mg), iron sulphate monohydrate (220mg), calcium iodate [anhydrous] (2.8mg), copper sulphate pentahydrate (44mg), manganese sulphate monohydrate (105mg), zinc sulphate monohydrate (372mg), sodium selenite (0.26mg).

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre).

Pricing

7kg bags RRP

£37.95

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

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Company info
Made by: Nestlé Purina
Company HQ: Missouri, USA
Parent company: Nestle S.A.
Sister brands: Bakers1212 Bakers foods listed1313 Bakers treats listed
Beneful55 Beneful foods listed
Beta1212 Beta foods listed
Bonio44 Bonio treats listed
Omega11 Omega foods listed
Winalot1515 Winalot foods listed11 Winalot treats listed
Manufacturer's product description

" PURINA® Pro Plan® Small & Mini Puppy with OPTISTART®, Rich in Chicken Dry Dog Food is a complete dry dog food that contains our blend of specific nutrients for different dogs sizes, OPTINUTRITION®, helps support an amazing life. With the added ingredient colostrum, the mother's first milk, OPTISTART® helps support small and mini puppies’ natural defences, helping them to combat daily challenges and build a healthy immune system to help support their long-term health.

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

This dry puppy food contains easy-to-digest ingredients and a balance of nutrients. OPTISTART® includes ingredients proven to help support puppies’ intestinal health and help reduce the risk of upsets. It also has the right amount of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D to help support the normal development of healthy bones. It also supports visual and brain development, as well as good faecal quality during weaning periods. It is also clinically proven to help improve the local and systemic immune response to vaccination. "

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