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Purina Pro Plan Adult Toy Breed Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Purina Pro Plan Adult Toy Breed Chicken & 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: $0.13
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Poultry By-Product Meal
  • Fish Meal

Ingredients

Chicken, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Poultry By-product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Beef Fat Preserved With Mixed-tocopherols, Corn Germ Meal, Fish Meal (Source Of Glucosamine), Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Wheat Bran, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, 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), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], L-lysine Monohydrochloride, Choline Chloride, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Garlic Oil. D448319.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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66%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 48%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 65%
? 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 52%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? 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: 30%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 38%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 34.09%

Fat: 19.32%

Fiber: 3.41%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 43.18%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 27.45%

Fat: 37.78%

Carb: 34.77%

Our Review

Pros
  • 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 Toy Breed Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

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 Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.

The fourth ingredient is Whole Grain Corn. Whole grain corn is the entire corn seed, usually ground for easier consumption. In pet food, whole grain corn acts as a source of inexpensive protein, fiber, and some nutrients.

The fifth 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.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Purina Pro Plan Adult Toy Breed Chicken & 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

$4.14

Market Price avg.

$3.56

% From the Avg

+16%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.22

Market Price avg.

$0.23

% From the Avg

-3%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.13

Market Price avg.

$0.14

% From the Avg

-6%

Purina Pro Plan Adult Toy Breed Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Because smaller dogs have higher metabolisms compared to their medium, large, and giant cousins, foods made for small breeds may have higher calorie density. Small dog breed foods also often have smaller kibble size for their smaller mouths.

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

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

34.09%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+13%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

19.32%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+21%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.41%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-36%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

43.18%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-9%

Analysis Overview

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

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