Purina Pro Plan Food – Full Review – Yay or Nay?


Purina Pro Plan

Product: Purina Pro Plan Small & Toy Breed Formula Adult Dry Dog Food

Price: $14.49

Cheapest Place to Buy: amazon.com

Size: 6 lb. (2.72 kg) Bag 

My Rating: 5/5

Product Description

  • Purina Pro Plan Food is a Probiotics Small Breed Dry Dog Food. It contains SAVOR Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula.
  • It is an adult dog food that is made with high-quality protein, including real chicken as its primary ingredient.
  • It is fortified with guaranteed live probiotics to support digestive & immune health.
  • It has a high nutrient density for higher metabolic rates found in small dogs.
  • It contains Vitamin A, linoleic acid, and omega 6 fatty acid, helps promote your dog’s healthy skin and coat

My Experience with this Food

A while back, my wife has rescued a 10 months old Maltipoo (Maltese/Mini Poodle). He was stressed and many days passed without much food time. We tried Royal Canine Maltese dry dog food, which he seemed to be eating more than the one we have been giving but still in a very less quantity. So we went to our vet and he suggested Purina Pro Plan brand. We could not find it in our regular pet store so we ordered it from amazon.com.

Believe me, it was like we had a totally different dog all of a sudden. He never ate more than one or two bites, two to three times a day, and on the very first day, he ate two full bowls! We were surprised! We continue with the food for the next 4 months before we had to give it away to a loving family.

I am so glad to say that his hair became soft and coat became shinier, his weight increased and he started to look like a well-spoiled pup instead of rescued poor baby. It was like seeing a miracle happened, the way he transformed. There are some bites that he likes the most so he eats those first, and then goes back for the rest of the kibble.

All in all, we were very happy that we listed our vet and bought our pup, food of this brand, it worked miracle.Purina-Pro-Plan-Review

Is this food good for a specific breed?

As I have mentioned earlier, we have seen its effect on a Maltipoo (Maltese/Mini Poodle) so this food for sure works for them. Once we got to know about this food, we also mentioned it to many of our friends who owned small breed dogs. I have seen the same amazing effect on the dogs of my friends who listened to my advice and changes their dig food to this brand. Here are some breeds with which the food works like a charm:

  • Chihuahua
  • Toy Poodle
  • Shih Tzu
  • Pomchi (Pomeranian/Chihuahua)
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Schnauzer
  • Havapoo

Besides, the fact that I haven’t come across on persons ho tried this food and it backfired makes me believe that this food is good for all small breed dogs. I will make sure to update the above list though when I meet someone with any other small breed dog than the listed one who also uses this food.

Extremely good for old dogs as well

Our fur buddies are one of the most important members of our family. unfortunately, they grow older faster than us and with age comes, sickness, no desire to eat, weak mind status, etc. It is very important to keep a healthy diet to avoid as much the old age effects as possible.

One of our friend’s 11-year-old Maltese was recovering from a gastric bacterial infection. After he was done with his meds and prescribed vet dog food, he gradually changed his regular food to Purina Pro Plan. His dog LOVES it! the small kibble is easily digested, and his number of stools per day has decreased, his coat started to grow faster and thicker.

The commercial of this food states that it would help your older dog’s mind be a lot more bright and playful. It is not exaggerated. My mother’s 12-year-old chihuahua became more playful and three times as sharp within 2 weeks after she changed his food to this one. Other than that, he has most of his teeth missing. He enjoys this food and can chew it easily because the pieces are small and have soft shreds.Purina-Pro-Plan-Ingredients

Preferred age of Dog

As the food title states, this food is for adult dogs so you should not start with this food, before at least 9 months because that is the age, around which small breed dogs enter adulthood. However, there is no age until when you can give this food to your dog. As I have mentioned in the previous section, this food seems to be extremely good for adults and old age dogs.

Low Availability

Because this food is so popular, chances are that you might not be able to find this food in your nearest or regular pet store. I have tried a number of times but I always ended up ordering it on Amazon. Even there, I need to be attentive or the supply finished really fast. So our advice is that once, you have bought it in a small quantity, and got convinced that your dog loves it, always buy it in a big quantity, rather than small bags so that it can last longer and you don’t have to get stressed, every few weeks.

Some Common Cautions to take when buying Dog Food

It does not matter where you are going to buy the dog food, there are a few things you need to be cautious about:

  • Always check, if the bag is broken somewhere or has a hole of any sort. It is important to make sure that the bad is airtight to ensure the freshness of the food.
  • Do not store a closed bag of dog food longer than the expiry date mentioned on the bag.
  • Do not buy a bag of dog food if the mentioned expiry date has passed.
  • It is always better to buy small airtight bags of dog food, rather than a small quantity of opened dog food of the same brand.

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Take Away

Our rating for this food is 5/5, simply because it is one of the best food you can find for your adult small breed dog! Low price, high quality, soft kibble, diversity in food are some of the characteristics which make this food go to the top on the list. We highly recommend it, buy it today, you won’t regret it!

How was your experience with this food, let us know in the comments. If you have any suggestions or questions, we would love to hear from you. Please leave the comment below.

10 thoughts on “Purina Pro Plan Food – Full Review – Yay or Nay?”

  1. Oooh I really like Schnauzers! I never realized there is so much to know about good dog food. Unfortunately, my dog died years ago, and I am considering becoming a dog owner again. In that case, I will return to your website for more information. Thank you!

    • I have a 3 years Shih Tzu but we rescue dogs and provide them with a loving family whenever possible. It is such a pleasure to have their company. I am happy that the article helped you, keep in touch for the upcoming one soon! Thanks again!

  2. Thank you so much for this highly informative article! I have two adult dogs, and they both love this product! They both eat multiple bowls, have a lot more energy, sleep a lot better, as well as have fuller and healthier coats of hair. I also conducted extensive research before bringing this brand to their vet’s attention. We both agree that Purina Pro Plan Food is a win all around! Great read! God bless you!

  3. very informative information. I don’t own a dog but my friend does. So I will pass this knowledge onto her.

    Many Thanks for sharing this. It looks fab.

    Best wishes

  4. Hi there,

    What an insightful post and a very thorough review. I think the concept of selecting foods based on breed or age of a pet is something new that people need to learn as it could be detrimental to their pet. Hopefully your post will teach people this!

    Keep up the good work.

  5. Hey,

    Really informative article. My friends have a new dog and I think they could really benefit from your article as you give the food rating a 5/5. They just buy the normal dog food from the shop but if the health of the dog can be enhanced with Purina food then they should explore it.

    I have forwarded your article onto my friends and if they have any questions they will will get in touch.

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,



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