Overall, Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult Small Breed Formula is a below average dog food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult Small Breed Formula includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult Small Breed Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. However, this product also lists poultry by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult Small Breed Formula also contains as top ingredients whole grain corn, brewers rice and corn gluten meal. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains fish meal, fish oil, whole grain corn, corn gluten meal and corn germ meal which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult Small Breed Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult Small Breed Formula has approximately 376 calories per 100g (106 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 7, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Chicken, whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), brewers rice, corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, fish meal (source of glucosamine), animal digest, corn germ meal, fish oil, wheat bran, L-Arginine, potassium chloride, salt, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium carbonate, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, Vitamin D-3 supplement, folic acid, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), biotin, and sodium selenite
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.