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Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.08
Primary proteins
  • Lamb
  • Poultry By-Product Meal
  • Soybean Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal

Ingredients

Lamb, Rice, Poultry By-product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Whole Grain Wheat, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Barley, Beef Fat Preserved With Mixed-tocopherols, Oat Meal, Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Natural Flavor, Glycerin, Calcium Carbonate, Soybean Oil, Wheat Bran, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Choline Chloride, L-lysine Monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Garlic Oil. S447019.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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65%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 39%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 63%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 69%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 79%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 87%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 26%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 29.55%

Fat: 18.18%

Fiber: 3.41%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 48.86%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.11%

Fat: 36.03%

Carb: 39.87%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Contains Poultry by products
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Purina Pro Plan since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Purina Pro Plan - Wet dog food (03/09/2016) -+
Date: 03/09/2016
Company Name: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Product Description: Wet dog food
Recall Reason: Inadequate vitamins and minerals
Purina Pro Plan - Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Tuna Entree, Net Wt. 3 oz, UPC 38100-11197 (07/14/2021) -+
Date: 07/14/2021
Company Name: Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Product Description: Purina Pro Plan Complete Essentials Tuna Entree, Net Wt. 3 oz, UPC 38100-11197
Recall Reason: Canned cat food may contain foreign black rubber material

Ingredient Review

Our review of Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Lamb. Lamb is meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb may be a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, amino acids, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Rice. Rice is a gluten-free cereal grain. In pet food, rice is a source of easily digestible carbohydrates.

The third ingredient is Poultry By-Product Meal. Sometimes abbreviated as PBM, poultry by-product meal is cooked, finely ground protein made with clean, rendered parts of chicken, turkey, and other poultry carcasses. The poultry by-product meal in pet food can contain bones, internal organs, and undeveloped eggs; it is considered to be of low quality and is less digestible than chicken meat.

The fourth ingredient is Whole Grain Wheat. Whole grain wheat is the edible grain from any variety of wheat plant. In pet food, whole grain wheat is a source of carbohydrates, protein, and other nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Soybean Meal. Soybean meal is the pulverized, ground remnants of soybeans after soy oil has been extracted. In pet food, soybean meal serves as an inexpensive source of plant-based protein, along with some carbohydrates.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.23

Market Price avg.

$3.56

% From the Avg

-37%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.13

Market Price avg.

$0.23

% From the Avg

-42%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.08

Market Price avg.

$0.14

% From the Avg

-44%

Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food is priced well below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Purina Pro Plan Adult Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

29.55%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-2%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

18.18%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+14%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.41%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-36%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

48.86%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+2%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with high fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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