Purina pro plan dog food review

Purina is one of the top leading brands in the dog food industry, and there might be a reason for that. They have an advanced formula that promotes mental agility and specialized formulas for sensitive skins and stomachs.

Purina Pro Plan dog food is available in dry kibble formulas, canned or wet recipes, and as treats and snacks. Purina Pro Plan products are inexpensive, especially compared to many other premium dog foods.

Their formula is specially made to support coat nourishment and aid in some dogs’ sensitive digestive systems. There are also other products specially made for athletic dogs for strength and endurance.

Purina has claimed that their formulas are backed up by exceptional dog food nutritional research. Veterinary nutritionists and veterinary cardiologists often suggest pro Plan because of the specialized ingredients incorporated in it that can help in the cardiomyopathy of dogs.

Purina Pro Plan also uses triglycerides in some of the products that can help many older dogs feel more alert and energetic.

There’s sunflower oil in some of the products, which is actually good for sensitive skin since it provides omega 6 fatty acid. 

On another note, some of the formulae have grain or corn in them. These are not harmful ingredients, but some dogs may be allergic to it that can cause itchy skin or digestive problems.

Another point to consider in deciding if the Purina Pro Plan is good for your dogs is the ingredients’ transparency. In this formula, some disputable ingredients are not specifically stated in packagings like animal fat preserved, poultry by-product meal, animal digest, menadione, fish meal, and oil.

Menadione is banned by the FDA because of the potential toxicity in human use. While low quantities are safe, you should reconsider a dog diet’s consistent routine.

Commonly, by-products meals can provide essential nutrients for dogs but can be of lower value than meats and meat meals. The ingredients are not clear about the source, and it’s hard to give something to our dogs that we are not sure of. Usually, by-product meals can come from roadkill, diseased or dying poultry, euthanized animals, or zoo animals.

We sometimes use Purina Pro Plan for our dogs when we are out of other options or tight on budget. So far, no allergies or digestive issues seen. 

All in all, we can say that the Purina Pro Plan is a decent dog food based on their years of experience in the market. We know other pet parents that exclusively use Purina Pro Plan, and their dogs have lived healthy lives. However, we cannot recommend this formula for top-quality dog food due to the ingredients’ vagueness. This formula is suitable for people who only have a few bucks a month to spend on dog food. Below is the list of pros and cons you may consider:



  • Live probiotics for healthy digestion
  • Inexpensive
  • Antioxidants for a healthy immune system
  • No artificial flavours
  • Protein-rich


  • Some formulas may use corn that is not suitable for some dogs
  • Unnamed ingredients
  • Recall history

What does the fox our Taz say?

This food makes me poop easily. I like that sometimes, but not too often. Of course…

Taz rating: 4/5

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