Overall, Purina Pro Plan Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula Dog Food 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 Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula Dog Food 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 Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula Dog Food's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, 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 Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula Dog Food also contains as top ingredients corn gluten meal, brewers rice and whole grain corn. 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 salmon, fish meal, fish oil, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, corn germ meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood, corn or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Purina Pro Plan Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula Dog Food has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Pro Plan Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula Dog Food has approximately 392 calories per 100g (111 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:
Salmon, corn gluten meal, brewers rice, poultry by-product meal (source of glucosamine), whole grain corn, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, corn germ meal, fish meal (source of glucosamine), animal digest, dried egg product, fish oil, salt, potassium chloride, calcium phosphate, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, garlic oil, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, 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.