PRO PLAN DOG Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust : Good product for the Puppy

Specialist food that delivers. Having tried the other formulas and them being a decent food but not quite the right fit for the newfoundland/golden retriever cross puppy, i decided to give this one a go as it was more specific. Given that the puppy takes more after the newfie side, i had hopes this food would be ‘it’. I have to say i have not been disappointed. The kibble is larger and he not only loves the taste of the food, but is more content between meals. His poo has firmed up without additional potatoes, his breath doesn’t stink, his coat is a lovely glossy black, his eyes bright, and he has the energy we’d expect for a puppy his age and breed. I would not hesitate to recommend this food for owners of similar pups. It’s a little pricey, but sometimes you just have to pay little more, though i do plan on trying a few other makes of food to see if we can strike a balance between cost and quality without compromising the pup’s digestion before committing to this as his one and only food.

Every puppy needs a good start in life and whilst a number of people think that you can just give them any old food, i like to give them a good quality product that will help them grow, give them lots of energy as well as look after their teeth and bones. This product does it all and at the end of the day is easy on their bellies. All round a great product and one that i’ll be buying again as not only does it meet my approval, but the pup wolfed it down.

Good size kibble for bigger puppies, readily accepted, easily digestible generally but does contain wheat. . This is a larger kibble suitable for puppies of around eight weeks up – it’s not too large but the hardness of the kibble makes it a bit much for very small puppies to cope with, even those of bigger breeds. Nutritionally it ticks a reasonable number of boxes, it has chicken, rice (6%) and probiotics. These easy to digest ingredients go some way to balancing the fact that this product does contain wheat, which isn’t ideal for small canine tummies, even robust ones. It also has dried colostrum – this can’t be canine colostrum, and i am slightly uncomfortable with the ethics of obtaining bovine colustrum, which is meant for newborn calves. Dogs absolutely love the flavour of this range of kibbles, in my experience, so that is something worth considering – the fact that it is readily accepted makes it a good first food to introduce, makes puppies enthusiastic about solids and a little less likely to be a fussy eater. Do be aware of the price though – other puppy foods with similar or better nutritional value are much cheaper generally hence four stars. Here are the specifications for the PRO PLAN DOG Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust:

  • Specially formulated for dental maintenance
  • Specially formulated for large breed puppies with a robust physique
  • A combination of key nutrients that help to support healthy joints for your puppy’s active lifestyle
  • Specific ingredient to help support natural defences and long term health
  • Contains high-quality pieces of chicken; packaging may vary

Purina pro plan large dog puppy mix. . The purina pro plan large puppy range is aimed at owners of large breeds of dog like labs, setters and german shepherds. The small sized mix is just right for puppies and young dogs who would find the larger courser mixes aimed at mature dogs, difficult to chew. With puppies and young dogs needing maximum input of vitamins, minerals and calories, this purina pro plan mix is apparently developed with these elements in mind. The mix is also developed to maintain dental hygiene. As an aside, last night two of our cats toppled the sack over and started eating it. Obviously appetizing for cats too but definitely not recommended for moggies.

Ideal for big puppies on a mission to eat. Got a lively, ‘robust’ puppy in the family eating you out of house and home?. This is a very good quality, well balanced dog food with a decent meat content and we’ve found it ideal for puppies who seem to think their only mission in life is to eat. Apart from filling them up used regularly we find this line of feed is great for a dog’s on-going health and although perhaps a bit pricey when we use pro plan in particular, we find our dogs fill up quicker so you use less, which makes it more economical and you are guaranteed a good quality feed. We use a wide range of this ‘opti’ line of products and you get good sized food chunks for whatever dog size your particular type of pro plan is targeted at- it’s not too dry and smells pleasantly meaty- and for ease of use it comes in good, sturdy, resealable plastic bags. Never had any problems with purina dog food and this line is an excellent one. If your dog takes to it, you’re on a winner.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • A stepping stone to adult food
  • Good sucess with a Setter puppy
  • our puppy loved it and it didn’t do any harm

Purina pro plan do a wide range of dog foods specially designed to suit the needs of your dog. There are different formations for small, medium and large breeds and then the ranges span from light formulations to those designed specially for dogs with sensitive skins. All the formulations i have tried have been well received and the difference in the formulations can be clearly seen.

Purina pro plan large dog puppy mix. . The purina pro plan large puppy range is aimed at owners of large breeds of dog like labs, setters and german shepherds. The small sized mix is just right for puppies and young dogs who would find the larger courser mixes aimed at mature dogs, difficult to chew. With puppies and young dogs needing maximum input of vitamins, minerals and calories, this purina pro plan mix is apparently developed with these elements in mind. The mix is also developed to maintain dental hygiene. As an aside, last night two of our cats toppled the sack over and started eating it. Obviously appetizing for cats too but definitely not recommended for moggies.

One Comment

  1. AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

    on October 23, 2017 at 6:46 am -

    My gsd was looking quite thin and i was worried that the beta large breed wasn’t providing him with the nutrients required. After giving him this for one week he looks and feels in a better shape.
  2. AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

    on October 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    My gsd was looking quite thin and i was worried that the beta large breed wasn’t providing him with the nutrients required. After giving him this for one week he looks and feels in a better shape.
  3. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on October 26, 2017 at 12:46 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Our puppy loved it and it didn’t do any harm. So it is tasty enough, our puppy loved it and it didn’t do any harm, however, following a good deal of research, i managed to find out that nutritionally it is not the best. The thing is with large breeds is that their growth needs to be consistent, and managed, so nutrition is absolutely paramount. I am amazed by owners taking their feeding of their large breed pups less seriously, and whilst our pups enjoyed the food, the balance of this meal is fair but there are much better, more wholesome blends of protein, carb and minerals available from both online vendors (amazon included) and off the shelf in the uk.
    • AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

      on October 27, 2017 at 5:05 am -

      Our puppy loved it and it didn’t do any harm. So it is tasty enough, our puppy loved it and it didn’t do any harm, however, following a good deal of research, i managed to find out that nutritionally it is not the best. The thing is with large breeds is that their growth needs to be consistent, and managed, so nutrition is absolutely paramount. I am amazed by owners taking their feeding of their large breed pups less seriously, and whilst our pups enjoyed the food, the balance of this meal is fair but there are much better, more wholesome blends of protein, carb and minerals available from both online vendors (amazon included) and off the shelf in the uk.
  4. AUTHORSize: 12kg

    on October 29, 2017 at 11:37 am -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    I have a rottie puppy, tried her on a couple of brands and the others seemed to send her loopy. This one strikes a good balancd of carbs and protein for her and she seems not to get too hungry between feedings.
    • AUTHORSize: 12kg

      on October 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm -

      I have a rottie puppy, tried her on a couple of brands and the others seemed to send her loopy. This one strikes a good balancd of carbs and protein for her and she seems not to get too hungry between feedings.
      • AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

        on November 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm -

        Great puppy food, not a great price. . Product is fantastic, but the price that amazon charges is a rip off.
  5. AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

    on November 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Great puppy food, not a great price. . Product is fantastic, but the price that amazon charges is a rip off.
  6. AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

    on November 6, 2017 at 9:30 am -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    This is an excellent product and gives my 6 month old puppy lots of energy.
    • AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

      on November 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm -

      This is an excellent product and gives my 6 month old puppy lots of energy.
      • AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

        on November 9, 2017 at 1:29 pm -

        Our dog lives it and have now moved over to the regular deliveries.
  7. AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

    on November 10, 2017 at 9:52 am -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Our dog lives it and have now moved over to the regular deliveries.
    • AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

      on November 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm -

      I use this food for my goldendoodle. He is 6 months old now and have been feeding it to him since we got him at 8 weeks. You can add hot water to soften and make a gravy which monty loves. I often chop up some chicken breasts to up the protein levels. Works out a lot cheaper than wet food and a bag lasts me about a month. So that’s just over a pound a day for three meals. Delivered day after ordering and don’t have to worry getting bags back from pet shop. 00 cheaper here than it is in my local pet shop.
      • AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

        on November 12, 2017 at 5:25 pm -

        I use this food for my goldendoodle. He is 6 months old now and have been feeding it to him since we got him at 8 weeks. You can add hot water to soften and make a gravy which monty loves. I often chop up some chicken breasts to up the protein levels. Works out a lot cheaper than wet food and a bag lasts me about a month. So that’s just over a pound a day for three meals. Delivered day after ordering and don’t have to worry getting bags back from pet shop. 00 cheaper here than it is in my local pet shop.
  8. AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

    on November 14, 2017 at 2:24 am -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    A good start for health bones. . Expressly recommend by a genuinely caring breeder with years of experience and trophies to show for very healthy golden retrievers.
  9. AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

    on November 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    A good start for health bones. . Expressly recommend by a genuinely caring breeder with years of experience and trophies to show for very healthy golden retrievers.
  10. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on November 17, 2017 at 2:11 am -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    This is a dry food for large puppies that have a robust build and are expected to weigh 25-70kg when fully grown. The food is a kibble and was developed by vets and nutritionists. It contains colostrum which i have not heard of used in puppy food before. The information states that as colostrum is a puppies first milk the kibble contains natural antibodies which will support a fast growing puppy’s immune system. A high quality product although it is pricey.
  11. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on November 18, 2017 at 6:43 am -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    This is a dry food for large puppies that have a robust build and are expected to weigh 25-70kg when fully grown. The food is a kibble and was developed by vets and nutritionists. It contains colostrum which i have not heard of used in puppy food before. The information states that as colostrum is a puppies first milk the kibble contains natural antibodies which will support a fast growing puppy’s immune system. A high quality product although it is pricey.
    • AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

      on November 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm -

      Best food for large breed puppies. Best food for large and giant breeds. Has the right amount of vitamins for puppy.
      • AUTHORSize: 12kg Verified Purchase

        on November 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm -

        Best food for large breed puppies. Best food for large and giant breeds. Has the right amount of vitamins for puppy.
  12. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on November 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Good size kibble and a very happy puppy. . First of you can use this dog food right up till your puppy is 2 years old. Its a really good size that helps to slow you dog wolfing it down. I add a touch of hot water to make a gravy and then cool it down with cold water. I also make sure that my dog has fresh water as well as i find that dry food can make you dog thirsty. I also weight out the amount of food my dog gets every day as i find that there guide of what to give you dog are just that. When feeding my dog i take into consideration how much exercise my dog has and just her food accordingly. I do think that the food is rather pricy and there is other dogs food on the market that are cheeper and just as good.
  13. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on November 24, 2017 at 6:27 am -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Good size kibble and a very happy puppy. . First of you can use this dog food right up till your puppy is 2 years old. Its a really good size that helps to slow you dog wolfing it down. I add a touch of hot water to make a gravy and then cool it down with cold water. I also make sure that my dog has fresh water as well as i find that dry food can make you dog thirsty. I also weight out the amount of food my dog gets every day as i find that there guide of what to give you dog are just that. When feeding my dog i take into consideration how much exercise my dog has and just her food accordingly. I do think that the food is rather pricy and there is other dogs food on the market that are cheeper and just as good.
  14. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on November 24, 2017 at 6:35 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Of these flavours and types in this range and enjoyed by the dogs- i am a little unsure about. I can say that all of these flavours and types in this range and enjoyed by the dogs- i am a little unsure about the exact breeds total number of varieties but choose age and dog approx size and you can’t go wrong- odour free.
  15. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on November 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Of these flavours and types in this range and enjoyed by the dogs- i am a little unsure about. I can say that all of these flavours and types in this range and enjoyed by the dogs- i am a little unsure about the exact breeds total number of varieties but choose age and dog approx size and you can’t go wrong- odour free.
    • AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

      on November 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm -

      The pellets are soft and small sized. If you mix the dogs diet with other food it will thrive.
      • AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

        on November 30, 2017 at 6:11 am -

        The pellets are soft and small sized. If you mix the dogs diet with other food it will thrive.
  16. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on December 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm -

    Another winner from purina here. Our dog adores this and if he had his way would munch the bag till he popped . Not over powering on smell and just the right size of nuggets. No dodgy tummies here at all.
  17. AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

    on December 3, 2017 at 12:13 pm -

    This review is from : Purina PRO PLAN Dog Large Puppy Robust with OPTISTART Rich in Chicken Dry Food, 12kg

    Another winner from purina here. Our dog adores this and if he had his way would munch the bag till he popped . Not over powering on smell and just the right size of nuggets. No dodgy tummies here at all.
    • AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

      on December 5, 2017 at 12:28 am -

      The puppies and young dogs seem to like it . Pellets are not too soft nor too hard for a puppy. These are for your larger puppies like and in this case it was given to retrievers and labs (seems to be a lot in the pound :). Wolfed down without a problem. I was given these as a tester and took them to my local dog pound and they said they had no problems and the puppies seemed to really enjoy them. Purina aren’t the best in dog food but they are well constructed and you’re not paying the earth. Apparently a good indicator is dog poop and apparently the food caused no issues there either :).
      • AUTHORSize: 3kg What's this?

        on December 6, 2017 at 3:36 am -

        The puppies and young dogs seem to like it . Pellets are not too soft nor too hard for a puppy. These are for your larger puppies like and in this case it was given to retrievers and labs (seems to be a lot in the pound :). Wolfed down without a problem. I was given these as a tester and took them to my local dog pound and they said they had no problems and the puppies seemed to really enjoy them. Purina aren’t the best in dog food but they are well constructed and you’re not paying the earth. Apparently a good indicator is dog poop and apparently the food caused no issues there either :).