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Purina Pro Plan Small Breed Puppy Food Chicken & Rice Formula

Small breed dogs reach maturity by 6-8 months of age and require specialized nutrition during this rapid growth. Pro Plan Small Breed Puppy food is perfect.

6 Pound – $19.98 ($3.33 / Pound)
18 Pound – $55.49 ($3.08 / Pound)

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From the manufacturer

   
Purina ProPlan puppy food benefits

Using a standard 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup which contains approximately 112 g of Pro Plan. Puppies start to nibble solid foods at 3 – 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Pro Plan available at all times. Allow your puppy to eat at will until fully weaned (6 – 8 weeks). After weaning, Pro Plan can be fed moistened or dry. For best results, develop a regular feeding schedule such as three small meals a day for younger puppies. You can gradually reduce to one feeding in the morning and one in the evening as your puppy ages. The routine should not vary. As puppies near adulthood, their calorie needs may drop, and your puppy may begin leaving some food in the bowl. Don’t misinterpret this as an indication of dislike for the food. Instead, begin offering less so your puppy doesn’t overeat and stays in ideal body condition. Nestlé Purina Research indicates that avoiding overfeeding of puppies may help their development. Maintaining ideal body condition is key to encouraging proper growth in all puppies, especially large breeds. The indicated amounts are only a guideline. If your puppy becomes overweight, a reduction of your puppy’s daily food intake may be appropriate. You may wish to consult your veterinarian about a weight control program.

FEEDING FOR REPRODUCTION Pro Plan provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female’s ideal body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO PRO PLAN Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference Pro Plan can make in your dog, please allow 7 – 10 days to ease the transition from your dog’s current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Pro Plan until you’re feeding Pro Plan exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets. Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms. Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container daily. For your pet’s health, see your veterinarian regularly.

 

Additional information

Target Audience Keyword

cat, dogs, dog

Flavor Name

Chicken & Rice

Item Weight

18 Pounds

Department ‏ : ‎

Food

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Nestle Purina Pet

ASIN ‏ : ‎

B002VFPBX8

UNSPSC Code :

Report an incorrect code

Country of Origin ‏ : ‎

USA

Item model number ‏ : ‎

00038100132673

Customer Reviews:

3,097 ratings

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

September 30, 2004

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H

23 x 15.5 x 3.25 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

3.5 x 15.5 x 22 inches

Brand Name

Purina Pro Plan

Best Sellers Rank:

#448 in Dry Dog Food

Size

6 Pound (Pack of 1), 18 Pound (Pack of 1)

Warranty Description

Purina guarantees outstanding quality and taste. If for any reason you’re not satisfied, simply let Purina know why. Please contact Purina directly at (800) 778-7462 within 60 days of date on receipt for assistance. Or, feel free to mail your original purchase receipt with the price circled, a brief explanation of why you were dissatisfied with our products, the “Best If Used By” date box from the package, along with your name and street address (P.O. Box not accepted) to: Purina, Consumer Services, PO Box 340, Neenah WI 54957

Model Name

PRO PLAN Puppy Small Breed

Age Range Description

Puppy

Number of Items

1

Style

Small Breed

Breed Recommendation

Small Breeds

Included Components

One (1) 18 lb. Bag – Purina Pro Plan High Protein Small Breed Puppy Food DHA Chicken & Rice Formula

Specific Uses for Product

Brain Health, Eye Care, Immune Support, Bone Health, Dental Care, Skin and Coat Health

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

No

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

3.5 x 15.5 x 22 inches; 18 Pounds

Directions

Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container daily. For your pet's health, see your veterinarian regularly.

60 reviews for Purina Pro Plan Small Breed Puppy Food Chicken & Rice Formula

  1. Joshua LenzJoshua Lenz

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for our puppy!

    This food was a huge relief after she would not eat the food from the pet store or other supplements. Our vet recommended this food and she has been thriving! The ease of having it delivered is an added bonus!

    2 people found this helpful

  2. B. Best

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great size for miniature dachshunds

    Pros:My Miniature Dachshund puppies love it. Adults love it, too.Small size. Easy for pups to chew and digest. No loose stoolsEasy to make gruel, before they transition to solid foodCons:Quite often not availableRecent significant price increase – but that’s with everythingOther:Recommended by breeders and our vet

    5 people found this helpful

  3. Angela G.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Our puppies love it

    Our puppies love this food and have grown up on it. The breeder recommended it. Our mini dachshunds are turning 1 yr old next month.

    One person found this helpful

  4. SusanP

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great food but expensive

    It’s good food but they’re should be great food available for people on a budget as well. I would love to keep feeding it but it just costs so much 😕

  5. Lisa Baird

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puppy loves

    Our frenchie loves this food and our 10 year old Yorkie who doesn’t eat dog food, took to it too.

  6. Caps Fan

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Vet Recommended

    My vet likes this brand so I added it to my dogs diet as an addition to Freshpet. They need the crunch for their teeth and it’s convenient to leave out for them.

  7. Julie H.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT 👍

    Excellent product at a fair price. Dry kibble great for the teeth. Dogs bloodwork always comes back perfect. Quality product so dog eats a lil less making the price more than fair. Nice poop 💩 too.?Never diarrhea! . And all the many years of science behind this product make it a much better choice than Doggie Boutique food. Silly fresh pet food in the coolers don’t have nearly the years of science behind them as this product. ( I think they’re just there to pull us pet parents in the wrong direction) similar to candy being put at eye level for children. Don’t let the marketing tricks trick you. Very sneaky like a FB scammers!

    6 people found this helpful

  8. Twigpres

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great puppy food

    Our frenchie loves this food. High quality, protein level is perfect.

  9. Sky Li

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t Buy It

    I read the bad reviews for Purina Puppy kibble but took my chance since there was still so many positive reviews. My 4 month old silky terrier started eating this 3 weeks ago. I always mix it with Stella’s puppy patties since I know he loves it. About a week ago, he skipped his first meal which was so strange. I thought he would be super hungry the next meal but he wasn’t. He took a couple bites and left it. I tried giving him just the Stella or just the Purina but he was still rejecting it. I was getting so worried he was depressed or sick. Thank God I had some baby food pouches that he ate as a treat because he gobbled it up with egg yolks. After 4 days of not offering Stella, he ate it up today. This tells me he was rejecting it because I mixed it with the Purina. But he won’t even go near the Purina.I’m so thankful my puppy wasn’t throwing up like some of the other reviewers said but something definitely made him reject food for a week and for that I feel so bad he ate it for as long as he did. Something is off about this kibble. Some reviewers said it’s just the one they purchased from Amazon. I definitely would never purchase from Purina ever again.

    2 people found this helpful

  10. Carly

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puppy food

    We have been feeding this to our Frenchie since she could eat solids. Never had any problems with stomach issues or vomiting. Will continue to buy this for her until she needs adult food 👍

    2 people found this helpful

  11. Daughter M

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puppy food

    Vet said great food. She likes taste.

  12. 1feedback

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pup loves it!

    Cat too! 😂

  13. None

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pups love

    Only wish they had in beef flavor

  14. DaisyDaisy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puppy chows

    Both the small Puppy and toy Puppy appear the same except the size of food.

    5 people found this helpful

  15. Dani

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Puppy loves it

    My Frenchie loves this food. It’s been good for her and she continues to grow at almost 7 months old now. I highly recommend this food as it was recommended by my vet. My lab/pit mix also eats the same brand but the adult formula in salmon for her sensitive stomach

  16. Camille m.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your buck

    Much bigger than I anticipated and my puppy loves it. Very happy with my purchasex

    One person found this helpful

  17. QuestaQuesta

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Package open on arrival?!?!

    The dog food was ripped and open upon delivery. I examined the food and nothing smelled funny or seemed out of order. After inspection I gave it to my puppy and he likes it. He’s not a picky eater so he ate it fine. I gave 4 stars because I know the shipping issue has nothing to do with the company, but I still don’t like that it was open.

    3 people found this helpful

  18. Deborah Street

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    None

    This product was recommended by our Vet and we have used it continually. Only issue we had during this past 6 months is the delivery was very late last time we ordered. There is nothing wrong with the product, problem was the shipper.

    One person found this helpful

  19. Carol R.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purina pro puppy food

    Good quality puppy chow.

  20. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Maltipoo puppy loves it

    My puppy loves this dry food. He is 4 months old now and has had a variety of non dry foods as well. Wet food, veggies, rice. Even though he has experienced these other foods he still loves to eat this dry food. You’d think they’d be spoiled by these other options but that’s just how good this dry food is.

  21. Derek

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s good I guess

    My puppy seems to really like it

  22. MMK-DE

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy on puppy’s tummy

    I use other Pro Plan food for my older dogs so have this a try for my new puppy. This is easily digestible and gives him the energy he needs as a young pup.

  23. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Purina product!

    My pregnant dog likes the taste and gets the extra nutrients she needs for her babies.

  24. M. Clark

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied with my purchase

    My puppy loves it.

  25. lesa

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    often out of stock everywhere

    I have been buying this for my French Bulldog puppy since she was 8 weeks old. She is now 8 months old and I had planned to keep her on it until her 1st birthday but it has become such a hassle trying to find it that I have started switching her to adult food. I have no issues with the quality of the food and I liked that the kibble was small enough for a Frenchie puppy. It only comes in a 6 or 18 pound bag. When Amazon is out of stock I look at all the pet stores and big box stores and they are usually out of stock at the same time. I suspect the problem originates with Purina. I have devoted way too much time searching for this food to continue with it any longer. I won’t recommend this food to anyone for the simple reason it often can’t be found.

    One person found this helpful

  26. Janice white

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    That you get what you pay for.

    It is very good dog food, but my dog is very picky. He eats it sometimes. It’s not the dog food it’s my puppy .

  27. Teresa Pritchett

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog food

    Dog definitely has energy to burn, dogs love the taste I love the quality, appearance, texture and ingredients of the Dog food. Breeder recommended although I went with purchasing a puppy from the pound which I highly recommend say a dog than buy from breeders

  28. McMarlena

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great food

    I feed this to my dogs with no issues. They love it and the quality is great.

  29. Antonella

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended by the breeder and the vet

    Although recommended by our breeder and our vet, I still did the research on ingredients, etc. and also observed the energy and appearance of our new pup—and was convinced on it’s puppy nutrition and effectiveness. We were softening the kibbles with warm water but now are reducing the amount of water now that our pup is 16 weeks old and starting to successfully chew and masticate less-mushy kibbles! He loves his PurinaPro!

    2 people found this helpful

  30. Mao.Y

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best value and Quality for toy breed puppy food

    Best value and Quality for toy breed puppy food

  31. privacy nut

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended by breeder

    Finding quality, safe pet food is enough to make one’s head explode…then there are the myriad recalls to worry about and as many opinions as there are pet owners.I used to feed Purina One. My new pup’s breeder explained that Pro Plan has higher protein. I fed this for the first year and have now transitioned to the adult food. My mini poodle is robust & energetic with great muscle, bright eyes and glossy coat.

    2 people found this helpful

  32. Tabby Carlson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great brand

    My aussie has been on this food since she was a puppy. And now my smaller chihuahua puppy is on it. Can’t go wrong with this brand of food.

  33. kimall townsendkimall townsend

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purina Pro Plan Small breed puppy chow

    My lil frenchie loves it as you can see in the picture lol. And she is a picky eater so I’d say it’s a win that I didn’t have to coax her to eat her food. Priced good, really healthy, plenty of protein for healthy growth and development.

  34. blackcat416

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Puppy food.

    These are great for your puppy.

  35. DavidL48

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dogs love it

    We have two Shih Tzus one is 6 months the other is 6 years. We tried several puppy chows before this and hands down the dogs love this much more than the brands. We gave up trying to feed the older dog seperately because of his love for this puppy chow. Both dogs are thriving but of course we will switch to adult food when the puppy is older.

  36. Alina

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Funciona

    Encontré este producto que ayuda mucho a mi French bulldog , le ayuda con sus gases que siempre fueron lo peor con otras comidas, este producto realmente funcionó . Lo único que quitó 1 estrella a mi evaluación es que el último paquete al parecer sabe diferente o algo a cambiado porque mi perro lo come pero no le gusta mucho.

  37. Animals only

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Our little guy loves this kibble , and he is picky.

    It is a good size for smaller guys and doesn’t stink like some kibble can. He eats it throughout the day. It is one of the healthier kibbles out there.

  38. Monique

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Balanced Puppy Diet

    My chihuahua puppy has been on this diet since 8 weeks old and he loves it!

    One person found this helpful

  39. Sherry Wallace

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    My pup loves

    Vet recommended this brand of food for our new little guy. So far it has been great.

  40. SIS

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    PUPPY CHOW

    Soft mush (1 part chow to3 parts water)

  41. Christine m Clark

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    She likes it..she really likes it.

    I checked out many brands, I was told Pugs are fussy, but little Miss Pepper loves it, she’s growing like a weed 😋.

    One person found this helpful

  42. Debra L

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My puppy loves Purina Pro Plan!

    Purina Pro Plan Probiotics was recommended by my puppy’s vet. Even though it’s slightly higher in price compared to some other dog food, it’s well worth it. Purina Pro Plan goes beyond the normal vitamins and adds Probiotics for your puppies brain development. And the part part is that he loves the taste!

    6 people found this helpful

  43. Paula

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t upset sensitive stomach.

    We bought this actually for our older dog who has gotten finicky in her old age and wants lots of variety. She likes this though she doesn’t always just dig right into it and often we need to add something to tickle her fancy, like a bit of cooked egg or cheese, etc. Just enough to get her started. We like the nutritional value of ProPlan and that our vet recommends this product and that it has not upset our little one’s sensitive stomach!

    2 people found this helpful

  44. Josie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog loves this

    I am a disability advocate and send this to one of my disabled for her dog ..the dog loves it and is much happier and active now

  45. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Misty loves it!

    My cockapoo pup devours this food. It is a bit pricey but she’s worth it and the vet recommended it.

  46. A

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puppy loves it

    We have this delivered every month. Our puppy is doing great on it. No health issues at all. Love it and so does she!

  47. Angela Comstock

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great puppy food

    I wish it had the chicken chunks but that’s so hard to find so I bought this..worked good for the puppies

    One person found this helpful

  48. Jenny Uzzell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Puppy Chow

    My little French Bulldog loves this puppy food and my Vet recommends it!

    One person found this helpful

  49. Lynne Yates

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Referred by my veterinarian.

    I like this dog food because my dogs like it and per my vet it’s healthy for them. They eat a good size bowl a day—and they’re little!

  50. Gabby

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Both our puppies love the pro plan

    We have a 10 month old shih Tzotzil and her breeder had started her puppies on pro plan focus. Then we have a 6 month old Yorkie. Her breeder was using another higher priced premium brand. We tried to switch the older one to the premium brand but finally decided we couldn’t. The vet said it was probably too rich for her. Both our puppies love the pro plan. My daughter’s dog lived to be 16 and 1/2 on pro plan. Guess we just need to make sure it is made in US

    One person found this helpful

  51. DMP

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended by Veterinarian

    No problems, great product, great service from Amazon

  52. Krthom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed small bites

    Was perfect for small bites

  53. LR

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puppy loved it

    I’m assuming that it’s flavorful based on the way my puppy devours it. Almost done with my first bag and just reordered.

  54. Snowchild410

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeping my dog happy

    Very good product. My puppy has been eating this since I got him for almost two years. No tummy issues.

  55. vanilinh

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Puppy gobbles it all up!

    I was feeding my Jack Russell puppy Blue Buffalo before the Vet had recommended a more reputable brand like Purina PRO Plan or Hill Science. He was never that excited to eat until I opened the bag of Purina Pro. He gobbled it all up and even ate around and spat out the Blue Buffalo. The price is also so much better.

  56. S. Willamson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great dog food!

    My dogs absolutely love this brand. I’ve tried many varieties of dog food between upper end and everything below and I have never seen my dogs act the way they do when I order this. They honestly act like I brought home a delicassy. They normally eat just when they’re hungry but this they just act like they enjoy. Heck the way they attack it I’m tempted to try it 😂

    One person found this helpful

  57. Camila carrilloCamila carrillo

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Food with animals

    This is what I’m finding on this bag of food. I always order the same one but this time it came like this i empty into the food container to keep and i don’t know how to return it. Be careful when you get yours.

    2 people found this helpful

  58. Splitrock River

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vet-breeder recommended

    Our vet-breeder starts her puppies on this food and recommended it as one of the few brands she trusted to be a quality dog food. Her recommendation as a veterinarian and as a breeder of pricey little dogs, was important.We also had our own positive experience feeding Purina Pro for large breed adults, we’ve continued to use this.Certainly a plus is that this is a low-residue, low waste dog food. Our puppy really likes it as well — and when family or friends visit with a dog, the dogs will all eat if it is left out.There is considerable science behind Purina, and this is an excellent, American sourced and made dog food that we feel we can trust with our puppy’s health.

    6 people found this helpful

  59. Lorraine Chinnery

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Healthy dog food.

    My puppy loves the food. I picked her up from the breeder 2 weeks ago and I can see the brightness in her eyes and her hair has gotten very shinny. I have made a good choice.

    One person found this helpful

  60. anonymous

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vet Recommended

    Have to severely limit serving size per veterinarian. Puppy would devour the entire bag if given the chance. He loves it.

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