Purina Pro Plan Select Adult Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken & Barley Formula

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  • Purina Pro Plan Select Adult Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken & Barley Formula
  • Published on: February 22, 2015
  • Last modified: June 13, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe this it off right with a good meat protein sources as the first ingredient. From here it does follows with carb heavy ingredients and then not so pretty with the generic source ingredients such as animal fat and animal digest. Such generic sources opens up the question on what condition the animal was in and where it is from. Without to many highlights beyond the first ingredient, and the relative short ingredient list, this one is below average.


  • Provides Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Cons

  • Generic ingredient sources
  • Ingredient list is relatively short. May not provide a diverse source of nutrients
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    26% (min) 16% (min) 4% (max) 12% (max) 34% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories 465 (per cup)
    Vitamin A 15 000 IU/kg
    Vitamin E 460 IU/kg
    Magnesium NA
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus 0.8%
    Selenium 0.3 mg/kg
    Zinc 180 mg/kg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) 1.1%
    Omega-3-acid 0.3%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 1.3%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Chicken
    2. Barely
    3. Brewers rice
    4. Dried egg product
    5. Fish meal

    Chicken is a good start, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Barley is a cereal grain that provides a good source of fiber and contains eight out of the ten essential amino acids for dogs. Do note, it is rich in carbohydrates.

    Brewers rice is milled & processed rice.  This processing strips valuable nutrients out; leaving the residual grain fragment, resulting in a carbohydrate biased focused filler.

    Egg product are eggs that are removed from the shell, then processed and pasteurized at a factory. Its composition does not necessary contain both the yolk and egg white from each egg. The manufacture may blend them at any ratio and may include non-egg products for processing purposes.

    Fish meal is processed fish parts and bones that are grounded down. It provides protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

    Ingredients To Be Aware Of

    Animal fat can come from various sources, such as the state of the animal or the specific animal type. There is no enforcement or definition the source. As one example, it can come from healthy slaughtered animal; on the other hand it could also come from a sick and/or euthanized animal.

    Animal digest is processed animal issue by applying heat, enzymes, and/or acids. The end product may contain protein, but it is not clear on what parts of the animal, condition of the animal, or what type of animal was used.  It doesn’t sound great and we advise to avoid this ingredient if possible.

    Inulin is a naturally occurring polysaccharides found In various plants. It is a complex carbohydrate that is the same class as starch as one example.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken, barley, brewer’s rice, dried egg product, fish meal (natural source of glucosamine), animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), animal digest, inulin, potassium chloride, salt, Vitamin E supplement, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B 12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin D 3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, calcium iodate, biotin, and sodium selenite

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture, parent, or parent subsidiaries from 2013.

    Date Brand Reason
    8/30/2013 Purina One Beyond Salmonella

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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