Like all purina dog food, this is always liked by the dogs. It smells good and the kibble is a small size for puppies and smaller dogs. As always, every bit of this was eaten so i’m presuming it was tasty. Its a small sizes kibble – perfect for small mouths and i found my cat trying to eat it too. (although i’m sure with cereal in this it isn’t going to do her any good). My dogs love purina and its a trusted brand offering high quality,.
Healthy start for small dogs. This is a really good quality dog food after the last batch with the dog turning it’s nose up at it this was a different story, his nose was firmly in the bag as soon as opened and the bag sampling began. Proplan is the higher end of the dog food scale and is reflected in the price of the product. Purina makes good quality dog food and o have to say my dog does usually show preference for this brand. This makes claims about joint car, oral care etc, optistart is suppose to give your dog the essential vitamins and minerals for healthy growth in there first years. All i know is the dog enjoyed it was gone pretty quickly with nothing left in the bowl for later.
I have a small jack chi puppy who is really picky with her dog food, she will have no problem at all eating the cats gocat food but as soon as i put her biscuits down the cats seem to like it more than her: ) having cats and dogs all my life i have tried all the tricks and treats to get her to eat her own food and not the girls cat food but she won’t have it, then i took a trip to my mother in laws house who had this same doggy food by purina, she also has a small doggy and finds this food also very gentle on her dogs belly, well my honey seemed to woof it up, it was as if she hadn’t eaten in weeks, my mother in law thought i must have run out of food at home and that day she hadn’t eaten anything all day by the way she gulped it down lol but when i told her no she is just super duper picky she laughed, so when i got home i searched online amazon and found this 3kg bag on super saver, and i was so happy, now my honey eats her own food and not the cats. . Well most of the time : )my pros for this doggy food is:* helps to support healthy joints* great for dental care* great for the dog’s immune system* contains high-quality pieces of chicken* help support puppies’ natural defences* gives them a good start in life* contains colostrum which is found in mother’s milkoverall if you love your puppy you want only the best that you can afford that is both reasonable price and has all the added bonuses i have said: )i would without a shadow of a doubt recommend this to any dog owner.
Key specs for Purina Pro Plan Small and Mini Puppy with Optistart Dry Dog Food Rich in Chicken, 3 kg:
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“i try many but this is best., Palitable but quite expensive., The puppies like it”
Good quality food that our two puppies enjoyed. . Purina pro plan small and mini puppy optistart with chicken (3kg) is a well balanced dry food for small and mini puppies and can be fed through the early stages of your dog’s life. It is easily digested so this dry dog food can also be fed to dogs with sensitive digestions. This dog food has ingredients that promote perfect heart health, healthy skin, dental care and healthy joints, skin and coat. After i opened the packet of purina pro plan , i immediately noticed a not unpleasant yet fairly strong smell (sort of a cross between roast chicken and an oxo cube). The kibbles are brown, small, semi hard and square. Our two mixed breed terriers will eat most dry dog foods as long as it has a reasonable smell and taste. However, one of our dogs may like any food but unfortunately not every food likes her, nor us which is more to the point as she often suffers with terrible very ‘smelly’ wind. I measured out 80g of food and poured it into each of our puppies bowls and then called for our two terriers who when they realised it was dinner time came in running. And without any hesitation at all.
A good all-round food for growing puppies. This purina pro plan is suited for smaller puppies and toy breeds as the kibble is smaller and designed to keep their teeth healthy. It also has nutrients that puppies need to grow. The good thing about this particular food (as with a growing number of the higher quality dog foods now) is that it contains fish oil, which is a great help for a healthy coat and the omega 3 they need. However, it doesn’t feel as oily as some of the recent foods we’ve tried, so i don’t believe there is a lot of fish oil in this product. The chicken content is around 18% which is lower than something like second nature or devoted but more than the adult version of this food so, ingredients-wise, pro plan falls in the middle between regular foods and the higher quality ones, though strangely the price doesn’t reflect this and the pro plan works out more expensive in this 3kg pack. I do prefer the second nature adult grain free turkey with sweet potato over this for the ingredients considering that this is more expensive. That aside, pro plan is still a good food and my new shih tzu puppy took to it without adverse effects (actually, she tore a hole in the top to try and get in to the pack after we put it away), so if you find your dogs are more inclined to pick this brand if they’re fussy, then it still can be a good quality feed for them. If you are sticking with pro plan, then i would certainly recommend the sensitive variety over this for toy breeds, though.
Not just for small dogs- also works as a healthy treat for larger ones. Our pup quite liked this, and we’ve fed him the version for larger pups. So why did we choose to get one for small and mini if he’s a large breed?.I got these to make dog treats. The small kibble is excellent for using to add into baked dog cookies rather like one might add chocolate chunks to human cookies. It gives the treats texture and adds to their nutritional content. We’re big on only feeding our dog healthy treats and this helps us fill the bill. The pieces also work well mixed with peanut butter and added to a kong toy. The small pieces also work well as a training aid for our pup, plenty will fit into a treat pouch, yet the reward given isn’t so much that it impacts on feeding.