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Purina Pro Plan Sports Review

Purina’s Purina Pro Plan Sports product line consists of 13 different recipes that meet both AAFCO and WSAVA dog nutrition guidelines.

Purina Pro was first launched in 2008 but the subsequent release of products within the same line has been happening over the years with some more recent recipes being released as recently as this past year – 2021.

Purina Pro Plan Sports Recipe and Label Analysis

Purina Pro Plan Sports are dry Dog food varieties are grain-inclusive that have been formulated to meet the nutritional needs of all life stages of a dog’s life – from kitten to senior.

Purina Pro Plan Sport Performance/Purina Pro Plan Sport All Ages Performance 30/20 Salmon and Rice

Purina Pro Plan Sport Performance was formerly branded Purina Pro Plan Sport All Ages Performance 30/20 Salmon and Rice.

Purina Pro Plan Sport All Ages Performance 30/20 Salmon and Rice is a dry food that is grain-inclusive that optimizes oxygen metabolism for muscle function and recovery, as well as provides high-quality protein for energy and lean muscles.

This kibble is designed to optimize oxygen metabolism (VO2 max) and increase endurance, making it the perfect food for dogs who love to play fetch or go for long walks. It’s also packed with protein (30%) and fat (20%) to fuel your pet’s metabolic needs and maintain lean muscle mass, as well as glucosamine and EPA for joint health and mobility. 

Ingredients:

Salmon: The first ingredient in this recipe is salmon. Salmon is a highly-digestible protein source that provides amino acids for muscle support. It is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. It is worth noting that raw salmon is 73% water/moisture, so the amount included in this recipe will vary based on how much moisture is cooked out during processing.

Corn gluten meal: Corn gluten meal is a byproduct of the corn milling process. It is used to provide extra protein and energy in dog food recipes. While most dogs can tolerate this ingredient well, some sensitive individuals may experience stomach upset or diarrhea from consuming large amounts of this ingredient.

Rice: Rice is the third ingredient and provides fiber and carbohydrates that are metabolized for energyRice is a grain-based ingredient that provides carbohydrates and fiber for energy and digestive health. It is also an excellent source of additional amino acids that support muscle function and recovery, as well as B vitamins to help your dog maintain energy levels.

Poultry-by-products meal: The 4th ingredient is poultry by-product meal. This ingredient is produced by cooking chicken or turkey parts ( organs and ground bone) in a pressure cooker to remove moisture. The resulting product is a concentrated source of protein that is typically used as an inexpensive way to boost the protein content of dog food recipes.

Corn: The 5th ingredient is corn. This is a common ingredient in dog food, with most dogs tolerating it well. However, if your dog has a sensitivity to corn or gluten products, this ingredient may exacerbate symptoms of intolerance such as gas and diarrhea.

Beef fat: A 6th ingredient is beef fat. Animal fat is an extremely common by-product of the processing of meat ingredients. It is used as a flavor enhancer and to help keep the food moist. While fats are an important source of energy for dogs, they should not make up more than 15% of the total calories in the recipe.

Corn germ meal: The 7th ingredient is corn germ meal meal. This by-product of corn processing is a concentrated source of protein that typically is used to boost the protein content of dog food recipes.

Dried egg: The 8th ingredient is dried egg. This is a dehydrated form of whole eggs and provides a high-quality source of protein and fat, as well as essential vitamins and minerals.

Fish meal: Fish meal is an ingredient that provides concentrated protein from a named source (in this case, fish). It is highly digestible and often used as a way to boost the protein content of dog food recipes.

Fish oil: Fish oil is a highly concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acids. It typically comes from small fish and is added to dog food recipes to boost the healthy fats in the recipe.

Sodium Selenite: Sodium selenite is a form of the essential trace mineral selenium. It is added to dog food recipes to help ensure that your dog is getting enough of this important nutrient.

Guaranteed Analysis:

Purina Pro Plan Performance guarantees 30% of crude protein, 20% of crude fat, 3% of crude fiber, and 12% of moisture.

On a Dry Matter-basis, it has 34$ protein, 23% fat and about 35% carbs.

Our Rating:

We give this recipe an average of 3.8/5.

Ingredients we like;

  • Salmon: Salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for skin and coat health.
  • Fish meal: Fish meal is a high quality source of animal protein that helps to support muscle function and bone growth. It also provides essential nutrients like vitamin B12.
  • Eggs: Eggs are a great source of protein and contain essential nutrients like choline and selenium.

Ingredients we don’t like:

  • Corn gluten meal: This is a byproduct of the milling process and is used to add extra protein and energy to dog food recipes. While most dogs can tolerate this ingredient well, some sensitive individuals may experience stomach upset or diarrhea.

Amounts to Feed

WeightFeeding AmountFeeding AmountsFeeding Amounts
(lbs)(kg)(cups)(grams)
3 – 121.4 – 5.41/3 to 140 – 119
13 – 205.9 – 9.11 to 1-1/4119 – 148
21 – 359.5 – 15.91-1/4 to 1-3/4148 – 208
36 – 5016.3 – 22.71-3/4 to 2-1/4208 – 267
51 – 7523.1 – 34.02-1/4 to 3267 – 356
76 – 10034.5 – 45.43 to 3-1/2356 – 415
Over 100Over 45.43-1/2 cups plus 1/4 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs415 g plus 30 g for each 4.5 kg of body weight over 45.4 kg

Conclusion

Overall, if you’re looking for high-quality dog food that contains a variety of healthy ingredients and provides the nutrients your dog needs to stay active and healthy, Purina Pro Plan Sport Dog Food is a great option. However, if your dog has specific dietary needs or allergies, be sure to consult with your vet before