Overall, Purina Pro Plan Natural Plus Essential Vitamins And Minerals - Adult - Grain Free Small Breed Chicken & Egg Formula is an average dog food, earning 6 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.
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 Natural Plus Essential Vitamins And Minerals - Adult - Grain Free Small Breed Chicken & Egg Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Purina Pro Plan Natural Plus Essential Vitamins And Minerals - Adult - Grain Free Small Breed Chicken & Egg Formula also contains as top ingredients cassava root flour and pea starch. 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 oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Natural Plus Essential Vitamins And Minerals - Adult - Grain Free Small Breed Chicken & Egg Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Pro Plan Natural Plus Essential Vitamins And Minerals - Adult - Grain Free Small Breed Chicken & Egg Formula has approximately 369 calories per 100g (104 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, chicken meal (natural source of glucosamine), cassava root flour, pea starch, dried egg product, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), brewers dried yeast, canola meal, pea protein, dried beet pulp, pea fiber, natural flavor, fish oil, mono and dicalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, Vitamin E supplement, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), niacin, copper proteinate, calcium carbonate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), 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.