Purina Pro Plan PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust : A well tolerated quality food that our dogs really enjoy. No wheat, has the addition of fish/ fiish oils for coat & skin.

A well-balanced product from one of the brand leaders. . As always with any new dietary regime, it is impossible to know from the outset if this works as it claims to. However, once my dog has eaten his way through this large bag of food, i will update the review. I do not have a dog as big as the saint bernard shown on the pack, but i do have a dog with skin problems, a shar-pei. His life has been plagued with skin irritations, allergies and infections, as well as loss of fur. This mix of salmon and rice as well as other ingredients does appeal to me as an owner. Previous trials with the rather expensive salmon oil additives produced good results, with a sleeker coat, and a reduction in scratching. This dry food is presented in nice large kibbles, easy too eat, and not too hard either. The dog took to it immediately, mixed as usual with some meat. He finished the whole bowl, and didn’t leave a scrap.

Another top quality food from purina. I do not have a large dog, i have 2 jack russells who literally inhale their food, so i thought that this food being aimed at large dogs would be good as the size of the kibble will be larger and thus harder to eat – it is and it does slow them down so they have to chew now. One of my dogs suffers from skin sensitivity, so i always use purina pro plan as it seems to be a much better quality food that does not irritate the skin. With the added advantage of fish oils, this is good for skin and coat so i think all in all this could be the perfect food for my little dog.

Good quality dog food from an established and trusted brand. The proof of dog food is in the eating, and this purina pro plan kibbles has been eagerly consumed by my two dogs. Although the food is aimed at large dog breeds, i have a medium large border collie, and a jack russell / lakeland terrier cross, a small medium, and the food – whether on its own or mixed with meat / fish – has gone down well. The smaller dog does appear to suffer from bouts of excema, and the gluten-free make up of these biscuits seems to be making a noticeable difference. The fish oils also help keep the border’s coat in particular looking glossy and healthy. The 16% salmon content is reasonable, and the chicory helps keep the flatulence at bay (for the dogs, not me). Good digestion has been maintained, too. Good quality dog food from an established and trusted brand, to put it simply.

Purina are one of the more well known names when it comes to pet food. This is a huge bag that will last my dogs ages. All 3 dogs just wolfed it down. They really enjoyed the flavour. Only problem is their fish breath afterwards lol.

You can always tell a good dog food by whether your pooch leaves any and our old boy woofed this down and continues to clear his bowl within 90 seconds, it smells great and purina are vet recommended. Just a note that the bag is also high quality and we leave the kibble in it as it stays fresh.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Tasty And May Work on Skin Issues
  • Gets a yes from my dog
  • Another top quality food from Purina

Great variety of a tip-top brand. Well i do not know if i love it, but the dog certainly seems to enjoy it. It is a nice big dag with the food in large kibbles. Just the thing for an american bulldog. We alternate it with another flavour of the same variety. The spoiled pooch was a little suspicious at the start, but he finally relented and now enjoys his purina salmon. He is not a particularly robust dog, but he does walk miles every day so i suppose it amount to the same thing, and his skin seems to be in good condition in spite of his age. So i will continue to use purina. Not all dried foods are good, but this one certainly is.

I got this for a dog who has had a tendency to scratch. Trips to the vet showed that he was prone to occasional excema. Before feeding my dog i asked the vet’s advice on this product, and he seemed sceptical as far as helping the dog’s occasional itchy patch but agreed it wouldn’t do him any harm ‘so have a go’. I fed my dog and he absolutely loved it. Indeed, he was so enthusiastic that i’d have kept buying it whether it was good for him or not. It’s probably too soon to tell if it’s made any difference to jack’s itch – so far it’s still there, but i’ll post an update if the product seems to work.

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  1. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on November 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm -

    I was hoping that this would be the cure for ruby the great dane’s constant scratching that has me scratching in sympathy. She doesn’t have fleas but she does have short downy hair which is constantly shedding. Unfortunately she wasn’t too keen on the stuff and would turn her nose up at it. I suspect that she’s too used to dinner leftovers and, as we all know, they can be very tasty indeed. Unfortunately this meant i could not test it properly but had to donate it to the dogs trust who were very happy to accept it. On that basis i cannot mark it down because of one spoiled great dane. On a practical note the resealable packaging was useful.
    • AUTHORWhat's this?

      on November 28, 2017 at 8:17 am -

      I was hoping that this would be the cure for ruby the great dane’s constant scratching that has me scratching in sympathy. She doesn’t have fleas but she does have short downy hair which is constantly shedding. Unfortunately she wasn’t too keen on the stuff and would turn her nose up at it. I suspect that she’s too used to dinner leftovers and, as we all know, they can be very tasty indeed. Unfortunately this meant i could not test it properly but had to donate it to the dogs trust who were very happy to accept it. On that basis i cannot mark it down because of one spoiled great dane. On a practical note the resealable packaging was useful.
  2. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on November 30, 2017 at 11:17 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    My golden retriever has had allergy problems that used to result in him scratching himself raw since he was a puppy. To cut a long story short (skipping past many trips to the vets for tests) he eventually ended up on trophy premium hypo-allergenic, which is delivered directly from the company itself. It has served us well for many years now, so trying this alternative was a risk. Fortunately, in all aspects the outcome has been a happy one. First and foremost, there has been no scratching. Additionally, every kibble has been thoroughly enjoyed. The kibble is larger than normal but this is not a problem for my dog. At the time of writing, the subscribe & save price is £44. Trophy’s equivalent 14kg bag is £44, so there’s not much to choose between the two, but both get five stars from my dog. Trophy does offer a personal touch with its delivery teams, but if you’re buying from amazon, then this came in an extra bag (not box) safe and undamaged via amazon logistics. It’s great value, top quality dog food that lasts a month (and a bit) and could make your four-legged friend happy in more ways than one.
    • AUTHORWhat's this?

      on December 1, 2017 at 1:33 am -

      My golden retriever has had allergy problems that used to result in him scratching himself raw since he was a puppy. To cut a long story short (skipping past many trips to the vets for tests) he eventually ended up on trophy premium hypo-allergenic, which is delivered directly from the company itself. It has served us well for many years now, so trying this alternative was a risk. Fortunately, in all aspects the outcome has been a happy one. First and foremost, there has been no scratching. Additionally, every kibble has been thoroughly enjoyed. The kibble is larger than normal but this is not a problem for my dog. At the time of writing, the subscribe & save price is £44. Trophy’s equivalent 14kg bag is £44, so there’s not much to choose between the two, but both get five stars from my dog. Trophy does offer a personal touch with its delivery teams, but if you’re buying from amazon, then this came in an extra bag (not box) safe and undamaged via amazon logistics. It’s great value, top quality dog food that lasts a month (and a bit) and could make your four-legged friend happy in more ways than one.
      • AUTHORWhat's this?

        on December 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm -

        Love this food for my bulldog who is now a. Love this food for my bulldog who is now a junior. It suits her where others just go through his system. Its a good size kibble for a large dog. When i feed it i add raw minced chicken or raw lamb mince. Ive bought this food loads of times and left many reviews on it as well. You can see my dog is a big fan. If you want a food of good value then i suggest you go for this with added meat.
  3. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 5, 2017 at 2:34 am -

    Love this food for my bulldog who is now a. Love this food for my bulldog who is now a junior. It suits her where others just go through his system. Its a good size kibble for a large dog. When i feed it i add raw minced chicken or raw lamb mince. Ive bought this food loads of times and left many reviews on it as well. You can see my dog is a big fan. If you want a food of good value then i suggest you go for this with added meat.
  4. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 5, 2017 at 9:20 pm -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    A big bag of quality food for a big bouncy dog. Very well received, not objectionable to smell or handle. Large sack best stored in a lidded bin. Better value than the small bags. I’m happy to rely on the good nameo f this brand, never had any problems with it with any of my dogs.
  5. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 7, 2017 at 6:04 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    A big bag of quality food for a big bouncy dog. Very well received, not objectionable to smell or handle. Large sack best stored in a lidded bin. Better value than the small bags. I’m happy to rely on the good nameo f this brand, never had any problems with it with any of my dogs.
    • AUTHORWhat's this?

      on December 9, 2017 at 2:53 am -

      Tasty and may work on skin issues. A reasonable quality dog kibble aimed at larger breed dogs. We have a 4 year old bernese who clearly enjoys this kibble. He shows no adverse after effects such as loose stools or bad breath, etc, he clears his bowl with gusto. The kibble size is nice and large so as to give him plenty to crunch on, which helps keep his teeth clean. As with most quality kibbles aimed at larger breeds the purina pro plan contain many of the minerals that help maintain good joint mobility, particularly important for older adults. There’s the usual maize and other binding and bulking out ingredients, as well as dehydrated poultry fish additives. The real salmon content comes in at around 16%. Not the highest for a dog food in this price bracket by any stretch, but combined with the other additives is not criminally low by any means either.
      • AUTHORWhat's this?

        on December 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm -

        Tasty and may work on skin issues. A reasonable quality dog kibble aimed at larger breed dogs. We have a 4 year old bernese who clearly enjoys this kibble. He shows no adverse after effects such as loose stools or bad breath, etc, he clears his bowl with gusto. The kibble size is nice and large so as to give him plenty to crunch on, which helps keep his teeth clean. As with most quality kibbles aimed at larger breeds the purina pro plan contain many of the minerals that help maintain good joint mobility, particularly important for older adults. There’s the usual maize and other binding and bulking out ingredients, as well as dehydrated poultry fish additives. The real salmon content comes in at around 16%. Not the highest for a dog food in this price bracket by any stretch, but combined with the other additives is not criminally low by any means either.
  6. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 11, 2017 at 3:18 am -

    Our dog absolutely loves these kibbles. Improved digestionour dog absolutely loves these kibbles, they are three times larger than his usual food. I have noticed that his digestion has definitely improved as he no longer suffers with obnoxious flatulence and his stools are also well formed and easy for him to pass. I find this surprising as neither his usual food nor the purina has wheat gluten, however purina use soya beans which a new addition to his diet but not causing a problem. So a healthier digestion could mean an improvement in his skin condition but it’s too soon to tell. I will do another review at the end of the month to report if there has been any change there too. The improvement i seen already mean that i will buy this food for him in future as it also has a 26% protein content, 5% higher than his previous food.
  7. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Our dog absolutely loves these kibbles. Improved digestionour dog absolutely loves these kibbles, they are three times larger than his usual food. I have noticed that his digestion has definitely improved as he no longer suffers with obnoxious flatulence and his stools are also well formed and easy for him to pass. I find this surprising as neither his usual food nor the purina has wheat gluten, however purina use soya beans which a new addition to his diet but not causing a problem. So a healthier digestion could mean an improvement in his skin condition but it’s too soon to tell. I will do another review at the end of the month to report if there has been any change there too. The improvement i seen already mean that i will buy this food for him in future as it also has a 26% protein content, 5% higher than his previous food.
  8. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Purina pro plan ‘large robust adult (sensitive skin). Started the old boy off on this last night amd to be expected, it was wolfed down with gusto. This ‘large robust adult’ feed from the purina pro plan stable is- as you would expect- scientifically formulated to provide the correct balance of vitimins, minerals and calories for the dog it is developed for. In this case, the feed is developed for large active dogs who may suffer from allergies and itchy skin. This feed is wheat gluten free and has a high rice content. Containing salmon and fish oils designed to allieviate troublesome skin conditions, this purina feed is expensive at £49 for a 14kg bag but if your dog has such a condition then it will certainly be worth it.
  9. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 14, 2017 at 6:36 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Purina pro plan ‘large robust adult (sensitive skin). Started the old boy off on this last night amd to be expected, it was wolfed down with gusto. This ‘large robust adult’ feed from the purina pro plan stable is- as you would expect- scientifically formulated to provide the correct balance of vitimins, minerals and calories for the dog it is developed for. In this case, the feed is developed for large active dogs who may suffer from allergies and itchy skin. This feed is wheat gluten free and has a high rice content. Containing salmon and fish oils designed to allieviate troublesome skin conditions, this purina feed is expensive at £49 for a 14kg bag but if your dog has such a condition then it will certainly be worth it.
    • AUTHORWhat's this?

      on December 15, 2017 at 10:55 pm -

      A very tasty food that goes down very well indeed and formulated to help stop scratching. This is the third different type of purina that i’ve tried out and, as before, i have to give it five stars. As before, the dog rushed to the bag even as it was being opened. I think it has a magic ingredient in it that fido can’t resist. 🙂 this must be very tasty to dogs is all i can say. The bag is large and provides sufficient for several weeks feed, making it very good value. The “optiderma” additive is veterinary approved and the product is made by nestle to help dogs with sensitive skins.
      • AUTHORWhat's this?

        on December 17, 2017 at 9:19 am -

        A very tasty food that goes down very well indeed and formulated to help stop scratching. This is the third different type of purina that i’ve tried out and, as before, i have to give it five stars. As before, the dog rushed to the bag even as it was being opened. I think it has a magic ingredient in it that fido can’t resist. 🙂 this must be very tasty to dogs is all i can say. The bag is large and provides sufficient for several weeks feed, making it very good value. The “optiderma” additive is veterinary approved and the product is made by nestle to help dogs with sensitive skins.
  10. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 18, 2017 at 8:25 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    An early morning chat he told me he quite liked the previous recipie from this brand and was very. My dog chose this to trial as o re an early morning chat he told me he quite liked the previous recipie from this brand and was very sad to see the bag go in the bin: so: here we are with lab number 2 , working his way through bag number 2- need,was to say your dog will love it and we do too as there is minimal odour and mess and not a scrap left: not a scrap.
    • AUTHORWhat's this?

      on December 19, 2017 at 10:33 am -

      An early morning chat he told me he quite liked the previous recipie from this brand and was very. My dog chose this to trial as o re an early morning chat he told me he quite liked the previous recipie from this brand and was very sad to see the bag go in the bin: so: here we are with lab number 2 , working his way through bag number 2- need,was to say your dog will love it and we do too as there is minimal odour and mess and not a scrap left: not a scrap.
      • AUTHORWhat's this?

        on December 20, 2017 at 2:39 am -

        One of my dogs has problem skin so i wanted to give a dog food that helped with this a try, and i have seen qa difference, my dogs love it and have had no belly upsets, it seems like a great food. Will be buying this from now on.
  11. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 21, 2017 at 3:05 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    One of my dogs has problem skin so i wanted to give a dog food that helped with this a try, and i have seen qa difference, my dogs love it and have had no belly upsets, it seems like a great food. Will be buying this from now on.
    • AUTHORWhat's this?

      on December 23, 2017 at 3:05 am -

      Seems ok but gassious maximous for one of our hounds. . I’m sure this is great food given the mixture of fish, soy etc. It’s made one of my dogs reek to high heaven. Over the years we’ve learned that one of the dogs has a sensitive stomach and certain foods have a negative gasious maximous effect. Unfortunately, this food has made him most unfriendly. We don’t see more or slippery stools but the outpouring of noxious gas has us running for the hils. I very much like the ease of opening bags from purina, very easy and resealable and the size of the food pellets are a good mid size, about the size of a 20p.
  12. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Seems ok but gassious maximous for one of our hounds. . I’m sure this is great food given the mixture of fish, soy etc. It’s made one of my dogs reek to high heaven. Over the years we’ve learned that one of the dogs has a sensitive stomach and certain foods have a negative gasious maximous effect. Unfortunately, this food has made him most unfriendly. We don’t see more or slippery stools but the outpouring of noxious gas has us running for the hils. I very much like the ease of opening bags from purina, very easy and resealable and the size of the food pellets are a good mid size, about the size of a 20p.
  13. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 25, 2017 at 10:00 pm -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Very promising start to using this. . Seems to very well received. My dog is a fussy eater and most changes to diet are viewed with great suspicion. However she liked this from the outset. I’m still monitoring whether her slight tendency to have skin problems improves.
  14. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Very promising start to using this. . Seems to very well received. My dog is a fussy eater and most changes to diet are viewed with great suspicion. However she liked this from the outset. I’m still monitoring whether her slight tendency to have skin problems improves.
    • AUTHORWhat's this?

      on December 28, 2017 at 10:44 am -

      Good size kibble that helps to stop them wolfing down there dinner. . My chocolate lab is 26kg and at the bottom of the size chart. What i like about this dog food is the size of the kibble. It help to slow her down eating it, instead of hovering it up as she does with other dry dog food. I would be carful with the amount chart. I am really carful in how much she eats as its very easy for her to put wight on. I actually weigh out her food every day so i know that i am not over feeding her. With the amount of food i also take in to consideration how much exercise she has and also any other treats she gets. I had no problem changing her food with out an upset stomach. I do always make sure she has fresh water as dry food can make them thirsty.
      • AUTHORWhat's this?

        on December 30, 2017 at 10:32 am -

        Good size kibble that helps to stop them wolfing down there dinner. . My chocolate lab is 26kg and at the bottom of the size chart. What i like about this dog food is the size of the kibble. It help to slow her down eating it, instead of hovering it up as she does with other dry dog food. I would be carful with the amount chart. I am really carful in how much she eats as its very easy for her to put wight on. I actually weigh out her food every day so i know that i am not over feeding her. With the amount of food i also take in to consideration how much exercise she has and also any other treats she gets. I had no problem changing her food with out an upset stomach. I do always make sure she has fresh water as dry food can make them thirsty.
  15. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on December 31, 2017 at 6:53 pm -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Tested on a weimaraner with sensitive skin. Went down well and didn’t cause him any digestive problems.
  16. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on January 3, 2018 at 2:48 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    Tested on a weimaraner with sensitive skin. Went down well and didn’t cause him any digestive problems.
  17. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on January 5, 2018 at 7:19 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    My dog doesnt react to this and that is very rare. Actually having a dog which is near allergic to everything i feed him he has tollerated this one fairly well without the scratchy ears and tummy so i would recommend you try this one as we have gone through many that claim to be hypoallergenic and have set my dog off in minutes. A nice large kibble and it doesnt have that nasty aroma of long left fish that fills the kitchen for hours after use. A nic3e big bag which is good value when you have a large dog.
  18. AUTHORWhat's this?

    on January 6, 2018 at 6:20 am -

    This review is from : PURINA PRO PLAN Dog Large Adult Robust with Sensitive Skin with OPTIDERMA rich in Salmon Dry Food 14kg

    My dog doesnt react to this and that is very rare. Actually having a dog which is near allergic to everything i feed him he has tollerated this one fairly well without the scratchy ears and tummy so i would recommend you try this one as we have gone through many that claim to be hypoallergenic and have set my dog off in minutes. A nice large kibble and it doesnt have that nasty aroma of long left fish that fills the kitchen for hours after use. A nic3e big bag which is good value when you have a large dog.