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elgaeb
08/23/2011

Pro Plan 1

Just returned Pro Plan Shredded for the second time with worms in it. Never had this issue with the former blend of Pro Plan. Pet Smart would only issue a store credit for the crap. We do not recommend this garbage to anyone. Maybe if the executives got off their dead butts and actually did a quality inspection, they might have a better product. Used Pro Plan a long time, no more!

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dwread54
05/22/2011

Pro Plan 1

I fed my dogs Purina Pro Plan Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice. It made them sick and caused diarrhea.

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voyedger
03/26/2011

Pro Plan 3

I switched foods after my mini schnauzers had an episode of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, even though they don't know what causes it some vets recommend changing food after an episode. (I had been using Blue Buffalo for quite a while). A friend recommended the PPP sensitive skin & coat formula and gave me a small bag. Since schnauzers have both sensitive skin and stomachs I was willing to give it a try. I don't have any particular quibbles with ingredients, like any good pet owner I believe in feeding what my dogs like and what works for them. Just like all humans don't have to be vegetarians, all dogs don't need to eat expensive, natural foods.
Having said all that...my dogs just don't like this food, they are also having twice as many stools per day. They will eat it if I wet it and like it much better if I mix a small amount of Blue Buffalo with it. I think it's going to be back to Blue Buffalo for us. I like that BB has several different flavor varieties that I can feed them without having to go through the slow introduction of a new food.

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jay76
03/24/2011

Pro Plan 5

I have been feeding this food now for 3 years and it has by far the best sensitive skin food on the market

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TT3125
03/08/2011

Pro Plan 4

My Cocker and Westie are both on Pro Plan shredded chicken. They seem to like it alot. I tried going the "natural", "healthier", like Wellness Core, and Candidae. They looked at me like "are you kidding me, Im not eating that", and they wouldn't. I was thinking about trying Blue Buffalo based on the reviews, but I have decided not to waste anymore hard earned money on changing their food. They like it and do very nicely on it. I am going to try the Pro Plan Selects Chicken and Rice, I think they will like it as much as the shredded chicken. Not sure what all the hype is about on these expensive, natural dogfoods. My dogs had no interest whatsoever in any of it. I actually placed Wellness, Candidae, and Pro Plan in 3 different bowls, and let the dogs choose which one they prefer...it was Pro Plan. Go figure!

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deb371
11/21/2010

Pro Plan 3

I have used Purina products over the years. I used dog chow for years, but always had lots of shedding, to much poop and hot spots. Over the last 4 years I had used natura products, wellness, eagle pack, canidae, natures variety and others of the top healthy dog foods with mixed results. I had used Pro Plan and Pro Plan Selects for awhile and my Boston had a nice shiney coat and small non stinky stools. This review is for the original Pro Plan and the Pro Plan Selects, not the new stuff with the shreds. My Yorkies didnt do so well on it, lots of scratching and a couple hot spots. I have been using Diamond Naturals for 2 years and have had no problems.


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rickcccc
11/13/2010

Pro Plan 5

My 4 year old Border has never had anything but Proplan. He progressed from Large breed puppy to Large breed and is the healthiest dog I've ever had. His parents are working dogs and that family used exclusively Pro Plan products. Our 1 year old mix also is on Proplan and loves it. Both dogs have a high energy level, great coats, very normal stools, and their Vet tells us they are doing great. I am very pleased with Pro Plan and appreciate the research Purina puts in to this excellent range of products.

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houstonsk
10/06/2010

Pro Plan 1

Beware Dog Owners! Don't buy your pet ANY Purina food. I have noticed in more than one bag, dead bugs and worms swarming the inside of the bag. I went online to check and found many other reviews noting the same thing. On top of that, Purina did nothing about it... just blew off the people complaining. I will never ever buy another Purina product.

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flip057
08/14/2010

Pro Plan 1

Switched my Cats from Nutro to Purina Pro Plan about 2 months ago because they just didn't like the Nutro. No fish, only the chicken or Beef. and now both cats have crystals in there urine. there is not other explanation. Purina Pro Plan hurt my pets!

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Faustao
06/24/2010

Pro Plan 1

Over-glorified, overpriced junk.

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Eileanban
05/19/2010

Pro Plan 4

Okay, 6 months ago I would have given this 1 star. I would have been rambling on and on about ingredients and chemicals and quoting dogfoodanalysis.com and dogfoodproject.com as if they were gospel. But after speaking with many people who are serious dog people that have been in dogs (either showing or working) for a very, very long time (longer than probably half the people on this website have been alive), I have come to rethink my original conclusions. First off, your average house pet does not need to be eating a food like EVO or Orijen, AT ALL. Way too much protein for the average dog. Average dogs need about 22-28% protein, these other foods have over 40%! To put it in perspective, a raw diet is only 19-22% protein because it's inclusive of water! For my dogs, all the extra protein equaled stinky gas, pudding stools, and they became very hyper/excitable because they had all this extra energy from the protein that even their 4 mile daily walk and multiple games of fetch weren’t burning off. What's also bad is that these kibbles are higher in fat and calories per kibble, meaning your dog has to eat less to meet its daily requirements. Sounds great right? Only my dogs were hungry CONSTANTLY. Think about it this way, the average person needs about 2,000 calories a day. Say someone said "here's your 2,000 calories" and they give you a small handful of something. Is that really going to fill you up? Even though it's got all the required calories you need, it's not going to fill you up. The only way these foods are necessary is if your dog is training for the Ididerod (sp?) Dog Sled race or is a hard core agility dog.

Also, experience with my own animals played a huge part. I wanted so badly to be the good dog owner who fed my dogs these foods, because that's what everyone was telling me. And I even lied to myself a little when I was feeding these foods to them, saying that their gas and runny poo was just because they were adjusting. But I had them on these foods for 4 months...that's not adjusting. I even switched to some of the more "middle of the road" foods on dogfoodanalsis...aka California Natural, Chicken Soup, Castor and Pollux, etc. Still, smelly gas and runny poo. And they really never liked any of the foods all that much. Finally, after thinking long and hard, I decided to try Pro plan. My cats had been on Purina products forever, and I have never had a cat die before its 20th birthday. Also, many of the people I talked to said they had done the same thing—tried the “ultra premium food” route, only to go back to what they were originally feeding because their dogs just could not handle the richness of the other foods. My younger dog has food allergies, so I bought a bag of the Sensitive Skin & Stomach variety. First off, let me just say they absolutely LOVE it. I have never had a food where I could set their bowls on the ground and not have them look at me like "Mom, really?". Second, my older dog slimmed down quite a bit, and her shedding has been drastically reduced. And you have no idea how awesome it is that when I take them for walks and they poop, I'm not trying to pick up something that's the consistency of pudding. I have seen better results with this food than I have with any other food, ever. Also, Pro plan DOES NOT have BHA/BHT in it. Look at the ingredients (and BHA/BHT are ingredients that do have to be listed…pick up a bag of Ol’ Roy and you’ll see it listed). Also, I’ve seen some people say that BHA/BHT is outlawed in people food…uh, no it’s not. Pick up some sort of cheap snack food that’s high in fat and it will be listed in the ingredients. Also, the myth that Purina uses euthanized dogs and cats is just that—a myth. From the FDA: “CVM scientists, as part of their investigation, developed a test to detect dog and cat DNA in the protein of the dog food. All samples from the most recent dog food survey (2000) that tested positive for pentobarbital [a chemical used to euthanize animals], as well as a subset of samples that tested negative, were examined for the presence of remains derived from dogs or cats. The results demonstrated a complete absence of material that would have been derived from euthanized dogs or cats. The sensitivity of this method is 0.005% on a weight/weight basis; that is, the method can detect a minimum of 5 pounds of rendered remains in 50 tons of finished feed. Presently, it is assumed that the pentobarbital residues are entering pet foods from euthanized, rendered cattle or even horses.” Bottom line—don’t believe the hype, do your own research, and feed what gets your dog the best results, not what looks good to you on the packaging or what a group of “netsperts” (self-proclaimed “experts” on the internet) tells you.

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IsisUnselke
04/25/2010

Pro Plan 5

This is for the Pro Plan Performance formula..

I am very happy with the results of this formula for my Working line German Shepherd! I previously had her on Evo Red Meat, made by Natura. I gave an excellent rating for Evo, too, because I loved that food and almost everything about it. The only thing that I didn't like was that my dog was lacking stamina on Evo. I wasn't sure if it was the food, so I did an experiment. I switched my dog to Purina Pro Plan Performance and within a few days she was back to her energetic self!

I am thrilled with the amount of energy and stamina she has on this food! She must feel great, her appetite is good, her stools are very good (small enough and firm and 2x a day), clear eyes and ears, not itching and good muscle tone.

If she maintains these great results, I may have to stick with a performance food. I am looking at a performance food made by Eukanuba, too.

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shanmeister
03/31/2010

Pro Plan 5

We have a year old male boxer who has had soft stool and diarrhea ever since we got him home from the breeder at 10 weeks. I was seriously at my wits end with his tummy troubles, just feeling like throwing in the towel and accepting that he would never really be "normal" in that area. He's an AWESOME, beautiful dog in every other way, so I just kept saying, "well you can't have everything I guess."

The breeder had him on regular Pro Plan Puppy, but he developed coccidia and had whip worm in the first week he was home. We treated him for that and made sure we stayed on top of his de-worming, etc. He was under regular vet care, so we knew his tummy troubles weren't caused by a health issue. He was growing and very energetic, etc. After we had him home for a month and he was still having diarrhea, I switched him off the Pro Plan and tried California Natural Chicken and Rice Puppy. I had tried California Natural on a previous boxer we had that had colitis and it worked REALLY well for him, so I thought perhaps it would work for our pup. I also started adding probiotics/prebiotics to his food. When that didn't work for the month I had him on it, I switched him to the Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy. When that didn't work for a month, I switched him to Nature's Recipe Large Breed Puppy. That didn't help him either. In the meantime, I'm still adding the probiotic/prebiotics, as well as now adding canned pumpkin to help firm him up. He was slightly better, but I still didn't know what I was going to get day to day.

The one theme I noticed with all of these dogs foods was that they were Chicken and Rice based, so I thought maybe he had an intolerance to one or the other. So I put him on the Wellness Whitefish and Sweet Potato, thinking that since it was a high quality, fish based food, maybe he'd do better on it. Yah, um, that was a mistake!! It made him much worse that he already was, right away. I also found out that it wasn't an "all stages" food, so I was concerned about him being a puppy and eating it.

As you can imagine, I'm getting pretty frustrated at this point, but I kept doing research. I read many good things about Natural Balance dog foods, since it was an L.I.D. (limited ingredient diet) I decided to try the Lamb and Rice Large Breed, thinking maybe this protein would work better for him. It was also appropriate for all stages, so I kept my fingers crossed that I would FINALLY find the right food for him!! Well this food definitely made his stools better for a while, and I did notice an improvement instantly. But he was still going ALOT, like 7 times a day and after about 1 month of using it, he started having soft stool off and on again and I had to start adding canned pumpkin to get him more normal. He also started having bad gas on it.

So then I thought, okay let's try a "grain free" product. I read about Canidae's All Stage Grain Free Salmon dry food. Many people seemed to have alot of luck with this food working for their sensitive tummy dogs. Well he was on it for about one week and after dealing with MAJOR STINKY gas and diarrhea about 10 times a day, I thought, uh yah, this is NOT working for him either. I really think the food was just too rich. It was probably THE WORST food that I had tried for him yet.

So FINALLY.......since he was now a year old, I decided to try the Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach food, which I have my Japanese Chin and Pekingese on. I had put them on this food about 2 years ago, when they both had a few rounds of digestive upset. Once I switched them to this food, they NEVER had a digestive issue again. They gobble up their food everyday, which for them is impressive because they are BOTH super picky eaters. They also have a lot of energy and have beautiful coats. So I figured I would FINALLY try this food with our boxer. I wanted to try it sooner, but it wasn't an "all stages" food, so I waited until he was a year. I've had him on it for a month now, and he is doing AWESOME. He FINALLY has consistently normal looking stools. And he's also not going TEN times a day!! Also, his coat started looking dry, he was shedding alot more and it looked like he had dandruff, I could also tell he was more itchy on the Natural Balance food. His coat is now really shiny, he's not shedding as much, and the dry skin and itchiness is going away.

It's such a relief to FINALLY find something that is working for him so well. Keeping my fingers crossed that he will continue to do well on it.

I know there are negative remarks about this food and other Pro Plan diets, but when you've already tried the "high quality" foods, and they don't work, you stick with what does work for your dog and that is a very individual thing. I don't care how "high quality" a food is, if it's making my dog have diarrhea, tons of gas, frequent trips outside, a dull coat and dry itchy skin, it makes life unpleasant for us both and it's just not normal or healthy.

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rattylover
03/07/2010

Pro Plan 5

I have been feeding my 2 1/2 year old rat terrier the Purina Pro Plan since she was a pup. The breeder I purchased her from had her on it (the puppy chow). I tried the Natural Selects that they make as well but she seems to prefer the regular Pro Plan and I feed her the small breed formula. She consistently has formed stools and her vet says she is in great health with soft, shiny coat, bright eyes and
good teeth. In fact, she has really had no coat or skin problems or any other illnesses since I got her. I occasionally supplement her with some of the Pro Plan canned food which she loves. She has to fight off one of my cats who tries to take it away from her! She is a high energy dog and I can't really find any fault in this food. Like one of the reviewers above said, Purina does sink a lot of money into research and testing of it's food and while I'm sure there are pros and cons with all the foods available I doubt that many of the other "natural" brands have done the hard scientific research into animal nutrition that Purina has. My parents had a cat that lived 20-plus years and was fed store brand cat food which I'm sure included some Purina products. When I got my dog, one of the reasons the breeder had her on the Pro Plan was because it was one of the few dry kibbles NOT on the recall list. I'm sticking with the Pro Plan and I would highly recommend someone giving it to their new pup or old dog! And bottom line---my dog LIKES ths food!

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DaisyBoston
12/22/2009

Pro Plan 1

Do not like this food. Lots of corn and by-products and wheat and glueten and I believe they also used Menadione. Daisy ate this as a puppy. She had a dull coat, big stool and bad eye stains.

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vettechie11
10/13/2009

Pro Plan 5

I feed my 1 year old Shih Tzu the Pro Plan Selects CANNED food which does not contain corn, wheat, or by-products. I was previously feeding him super-premium kibble and canned food from brands such as Nature's Variety, Wellness, and Taste of the Wild. After many bouts of diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation I said SCREW IT and put him on the Pro Plan Selects. Lo and behold in a matter of days his stools were normal and he was only having to poop once a day rather than the 2 or 3 times on the others. He also did not have any vomiting. Overall I believe that every dog is different...some will benefit from the premium foods and others won't.

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lillinda
09/21/2009

Pro Plan 3

I have 2 dogs, which I refer to as “The Boys” one is a cattle dog and the other is a bull mastiff/st Bernard mix. I have feed them Pro Plan for about 3 yrs and never had any issues but I had to recently switch. My mix started to develop hot spots, dry flakey skin, dull coat, chronic ear infections and his energy level started to decrease. I am not sure if it is because they changed the formula to the shredded blend but my vet recommended that I start to put additives in the food. So instead of adding a bunch of crap to the food I just did a little research and I am testing different products. I used to use Chicken Soup before my mix came along but that one was just a little to rich for him, so I am in the process of trying out Taste of the Wild Prairie Formula. I will let ya all know how it works out.

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chargerhp1
09/14/2009

Pro Plan 5

5 stars

You people read all these fancy reviews on dog food like I did. You would not feed your dog anything on the market . I went to some of the sites that do comparisons on different dog foods a lot of them outright lie to get their point across like the republicans on health care. My last two dogs lasted 15 and 17 years in good health on Purina food. So read between the lines and use what works good for you. Don't listen to all the nay sayers.

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jnorton80
08/30/2009

Pro Plan 5

Nothing is too good for my Dachshund's. I have two sweet little girls who mean the world to me. I feed them Pro Plan Weight Managment because Dachshunds have a tendencay to have bad disc's in their backs. Keeping them thin and trim is important to this end. I have noticed that they both do very well eating this brand of dry food. My first dog is now seven and she is a smooth black and tan and we have noticed that Pro Plan gives her a really shinny healthy looking coat. The baby is six months and she is long haired and her coat also has a very nice sheen. We have noticed no ill side effects and plan to continue with this food. All in all Pro Plan seems to be a good fit for my dogs and hopefully it will be for yours as well.

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CharlieWinston
08/24/2009

Pro Plan 5

So far, this food has been great for my 11 month-old Corgi. When we got him at 3 months, he was on that Holistic Nutro (very expensive and didn't do well for him). He had soft stools constantly...I thought that was the norm for him, but then I decided to give ProPlan puppy food a try. Well, the gas, loose stools, and occasional vomiting have ceased. So I gave him the ProPlan for the first 6 months, and last month started the slow transition to ProPlan Shredded. He loves the stuff. I feed him much less of it, he doesn't poop a ton, and he really enjoys it. He actually picks the larger pieces out and runs off with them. If anyone has had a Corgi, you know that they are little vacuums when it comes to food. This is the first food/treat that has made him slow down and savor it. Instead of 1.5 minutes (I timed it) to eat his cup of food at mealtimes, it takes him about 5 minutes (which leaves time for me to do some cleanup in the kitchen before he starts his puppy-rampages through the house).

Definitely going to keep him on it as long as he is tolerating it. As for the hate speech out there. I say go with your gut. Trust your own resources and not some self-proclaimed expert and feed your animal what they seem to like and what meets the industry standards. Each dog is different. My dog didn't do well on the Nutro, but did great on this. He is healthy, a perfect weight, happy, and has no food allergies. My previous dog lived off of cheap dog food and lived to be a happy, healthy 20 years.

Oh and by the way, I talked to my vet and she said that the mid-priced foods are fine. She sees nothing wrong with ProPlan and it's up to your individual dog as to whether they tolerate a specific food. Sometimes the expensive organic stuff is not good for certain dogs...so those Organo-nazi's out there can just chill. :)

P.S. read the other reviews of some of these "experts;" some of them have nothing better to do than spew hate on forums and throw their weight around.

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Nemo1332
08/19/2009

Pro Plan 5

I have gone the route of all the dog foods out there from Euke to blue to Flint River My dogs are at their peak when on Pro Plan ! 2 of my Aussies get the worst stools on Blue and Flint River!
So much for all the holistic hoo haa

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sheltervt
08/18/2009

Pro Plan 2

Can't believe I haven't yet reviewed the mighty Pro Plan. Pro Plan, the best quality of food that Purina makes (at least under it's flagship brand name)... and yet it's still not GOOD. Yes, better than Dog Chow, Alpo, and ONE, but that isn't saying much.

Their Pro Plan Selects formulas are the top of their product line, and are still corn-laden, and coated with rancid, rendered mystery-meat fat.

The newer Pro Plan Shredded Blends contain corn, wheat, and soy (undigestible and common allergens), as well as glutens (undigestible grain based protein), rancid rendered mystery-meat fat, worthless beet pulp fillers, disgusting "animal digest" (you don't want to know what that is), and, in two of the three Shredded formulas, byproducts.

And their few remaining original formulas (without the shredded bits of whatever ungodly pseudo-meat paste those things are) combine all the worst aspects of the other formulas.

Purina is perhaps the oldest animal feed company in existence... but that doesn't mean that they're doing anything right when it comes to companion animal foods. These are, supposedly, their best products, and they are horrible. Never trust a chocolate company to make a healthy dog food... and Purina is made by Nestle.

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sara_beth21
08/18/2009

Pro Plan 5

My little one loves Pro Plan Shredded Blend! I have a 2-year-old Shih Tzu, and she's been on this food since she was about 6 months old. She was previously on Science Diet (simply because that's what the people I got her from fed her), but I switched her because she was allergic to the chicken stuff in it. And thank goodness I did switch her...Science Diet has BY-PRODUCTS in its food! It's supposed to be a high-quality dog food--HA! Anyways, back to Pro Plan. I feed her the Natural Lamb & Rice Formula due to her allergy, and she LOVES the Shredded Blend. It's kinda funny...when I feed her, she picks out all of the lamb meat pieces and leaves the rest of the dry food in her bowl and eats it later. As a dog mommy, I love this food because it's approved by the AAFCO and has no by-products. It's not too pricey, and a 6-lb bag lasts her a month. My little Lulu loves it, and that's all the proof I need!

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Eromit
04/24/2009

Pro Plan 5

I've tried a lot of different foods for my dogs, including most of the super-premium brands. Pro Plan is the food I keep coming back to. Stool size is small and solid, digestibility is good, coats look good. While some of our dogs get gassy on other foods, we don't have this problem with Pro Plan. Although I think all dog food is overpriced, Pro Plan, when compared to the other brands on the market, is a good bang for you buck. Plus, the still sell this stuff in 40 lb bags. Why have many of the other brands reduced their bag size? (so they can get more profit without charging you more per bag - very sneaky).

The fact of the matter is that not all dogs do well on all foods, but ours (currently 7 labs and a bc) all do very well on this food and I do not hesitate to recommend it. After the last few failed experiments with other brands, I won't be switching off of Pro Plan any time soon.

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melisaspringle s
04/23/2009

Pro Plan 1

We tried this for less than 10 days,we couldn t stop our dogs from having a diarrhea..terrible...

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oddestfellow
03/10/2009

Pro Plan 1

This is based on the "new recipe" for this food. We have two black lab mixes and for years this was the only food that our older dog could stomach. Then a couple months back they changed it to having the soft pieces in it and now both of my dogs are gassy all the time and their breath would knock a fly off a pile of you-know-what. And, to top it off, they raised the price! I'm going to sample a few other brands now to see if I can find something cheaper that agrees with my old guy.

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tomietoonie
02/19/2009

Pro Plan 5

I too fell for all the hype about grain free, holistic, blah blah blah. I have 4 different breeds of dogs- a Standard Poodle, maltese, pug, and a Labradoodle. All I got from the "healthy" dog foods were, most importantly massive stool problems from EXTREMELY loose stools, going 3 to 4 times a day, horrible gas, and flaky skin. This was feeding these foods for awhile to let them get used to it and also not feeding as much per what everyone says although they acted starved all the time. Since going back on the Pro Plan the main difference is the poo. It is now firm and way smaller and nobody goes more than twice a day. The main propaganda for those "healthy food" is easier digestability because of the fewer grains or no grains but they all had ALOT of poo coming from each of them. I tried Wellness, California Natural, Evo, and finally Chicken Soup. After a year of all the poo and Horrible gas problems I had enough and went back to Pro Plan and after a week the decrease in size and frequency of poo is quite substantial. Evidently my 4 different dog breeds need all that "unhealthy" stuff to digest their food better and actually keep the good stuff inside because being that their poo is way smaller means more nutrition is staying in. I love Pro Plan!

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MrsLoriAdams
02/18/2009

Pro Plan 1

Purina isn't the greatest pet food. You'd be better off searching for organic pet food without bi-products or wheat gluten togehter.

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ChucklesSampso n
02/17/2009

Pro Plan 1

Ugh... this food is AWEFUL! Though it is the BEST Purina product, it is horrible! Corn, Fillers, Rice, etc. YUK! I dislike this food very much.

I feed Taste of the Wild, very good, and NOT as bad/expensive as this CRAP.

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airmax1d
01/26/2009

Pro Plan 4

This is for those people who blast this food because they think it's "garbage" or "poor quality" or any other negative adjective. I have beautiful white boxer baby girl who does just fine on this food thank you. She is about a year and half old, and when I rescued her there was no background info on her at the shelter. When I got her about 6+ months ago she had a slew of problems. She had heartworm, tape worm, frequent vomiting and diarrhea...not to mention she was severely underweight. Given the fact that she is a white boxer she has very sensitive skin in addition to a very sensitive stomach. Now that all her medical problems have been cleared up she is the healthy, active, adorable boxer girl she should be. When I first got her we weren't sure what to feed her so I read up on some foods and went "middle of the road" with the natural hype and started feeding her Natural Balance brand dog food. This was after she had been vomiting from the wet and dry purina puppy food I gave her that may have been too rich for her since she wasn't really a puppy, but I wanted her to put on some weight. I started mixing her Natural Balance dry food with the brand's wet food. Every once in a while she would throw up and have diarrhea. I wasn't sure if this was due to her heartworm treatment in addition to adjusting to having a normal diet. She also had a habit of getting in to the trash after she would knock over the trash can and jump up to the counter. Once we stopped her from getting into the people food things seemed to get better but every once in a while she would still have some problems. After a while she stopped eating the Natural Balance dry food. She would poke her nose around the bowl and then walk away. She wouldn't eat it at her regular times, and would only eat a bit throughout the day if she was really hungry. I spoke with my vet and my best friend and her husband who are both vets and I got the same response all around...EVERY DOG IS DIFFERENT!!!! If it works for your dog, then feed it to them! When she gave up on Natural Balance I switched her to Puring Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach. She is very picky so I still mix it with some Natural Balance wet food, but she loves it. She is lean, has great muscle definition, has healthy teeth and gums, her white coat is soft and shiny, and has more than enough energy to go around. Dogs are dogs. They get in to things, they throw up, they have diarrhea...IT HAPPENS! But my dog has had no skin problems and has not thrown up from this food since she's been on it. My vet has not said that she should be on any other food so why should I doubt them?

If you've never tried it on your dog don't knock it because the hype says it's bad. If you try it, and it works, what other proof do you need???

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dredwards
11/28/2008

Pro Plan 5

 

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Perena
11/15/2008

Pro Plan 1

Corn,rice nothing that is dupposed to be a dog food :

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JennyK
11/15/2008

Pro Plan 1

Full of grain,causes gass,itching,lot of stool,I fed with pro plan for several months,only bad words for it.

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Lovebird98
11/09/2008

Pro Plan 5

Yes.. I believe in this food!  I fell into the super premium hype too.  Paid lots of money... for minimal results to top it off had loose stools.  Made the switch to Pro Plan and I am thrilled with the results!  People should only rate this food if they have tried it against other brands!  These so called high end foods are not what they are cracked up to be....

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truth176
11/04/2008

Pro Plan 1

this dog food is terrible, it has menadione in it, much like the other dog foods you will find at Pet Smart.  I took my dog off of this immediately when I found out that menadione is a fake vitamin K derivative used in dog food.  Google it, it can kill a human fetus if a pregnant mother ingests this vitamin.

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ChemFree
11/03/2008

Pro Plan 1

Wow... ProPlan caused my dog to spray bloody diarrhea all over my house, then she had ear infections and and hot spots for a6 weeks. Not to mention the sources of the ingredients are pretty shady and the food left grease in her lunch bag just like fast food does in the the paper bag...I will NEVER touch a grocery store dog food again! ...somewhat unrelated, check out iamscruelty.com

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luvmycutiepie
10/02/2008

Pro Plan 5

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cynthiaw
09/20/2008

Pro Plan 4

  My Golden did very well on this...his coat seemed to improve.  It hard to gauge these things because his coat goes through phases with the seasonal shedding but I think its better then I've ever seen it...soft, shiny.

Unfortunately he stopped liking it after the bag was 3/4 done.  Would eat it but grudgingly.   Don't know if it got stale.....so I have a container to keep it air tiight.

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PwdAcres
09/19/2008

Pro Plan 5

 

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Diane002
09/16/2008

Pro Plan 5

I have been feeding my dogs proplan since they were puppies. I got it in my head to try a holistic dog food so I tried Blue Buffalo. My Rottie/Shepherd mix swelled up like a buffalo. I went back to Proplan why mess with a good thing. Besides how many dogs in the wild eat blueberries?

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AleashaC
09/16/2008

Pro Plan 1

High protein may not be suitable for puppies. High protein may not be suitable for puppies. High protein may not be suitable for puppies. High protein may not be suitable for puppies. Some mixed quality ingredients.

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yardski
09/08/2008

Pro Plan 2

We were feeding our dog the "light" version on the recommendation of our vet. After a month or so he started to have an odd odor. As soon as we stopped using the food, the odor went away. He liked it fine, but we didn't like the smell!

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MrJackHammer
09/05/2008

Pro Plan 1

Not enough meats, only 1 st ingredient then it goes to all the fillers another Big mac in the doog food world

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tcoburn22
08/15/2008

Pro Plan 5

Funny how the people who slam the dog foods have never even tried it on their dogs. You can't knock it until you try it. You may surprise yourself. All the accurate ratings come from people who have tried it whether it is good or bad. The others are just an assumption. People are looking for ratings from those who have actually tried it on their dogs not just ingredient readers.

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doughboytony
08/12/2008

Pro Plan 4

I really like this dog food.

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mbote
08/09/2008

Pro Plan 5

I have tried several "better" foods over the years (EVO, Canidae, Timberwolf Organics), with mixed results, but for my own dogs, Pro Plan has given the most consistent results. Very nice coats and stools, and even my 16 year old is bright eyed and thriving.

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crunchybananas
07/27/2008

Pro Plan 4

We all want the best for our pets, and the miriad of choices out there can be a bit overwhelming when selecting a proper food. Our dogs, a 5 month old Lab mix and a 7 month old Boxer/Beagle mix were fed Science Diet since the day we got them. Both dogs had a terrible case of the runs for weeks on end. We could not figure out what was causing it. A few times the poor guys couldn't even hold it long enough and eliminated in their kennels! How embarrassing! We eliminated their snacks and their rawhides, but the diarrhea remained. We finally felt it must be the Science Diet that was causing it, so we decided to switch food to see. We settled on Purina Pro Plan (Large Breed Puppy formula), and the results were incredible! In only a few days, their stools firmed right up and look how they are supposed to, and they are active and playful, just as puppies should be. Plus, they obviously like it more than the Science Diet, as they devour the food in the dish relentlessly. Obviously all dogs are different with different needs and tastes, but I would highly reccommend this brand to anyone who asks.

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EFC05
06/29/2008

Pro Plan 4

Most of the poor rewiews are based on an analysis of the food rather than the dogs performance on it,such as activity, coat, digestion, longivity, and general health. Both my Airedales are in agility and are doing fine on Pro Plan Sens. Skin and Stomach. I tried a holistic food once and it took a week to get their digestion back on track. I also know a breeder and showperson with 30 years experience that uses Sens. Skin and Stomach for her dogs. The proof is in the dog, not in the analysis.

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rae8610
05/08/2008

Pro Plan 5

I am a breeder of Cocker Spaniels and I too fell into the Holistic food Hype, what a mistake. I had nothing but problems on it. After searching far and wide to try and find a food that matched up to the results I had on Selects I finally just went back. All my problems have since disappeared and everything is back to normal. Thank god. I will never buy into the "Holistic" marketing ploy again.

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lucy2
05/02/2008

Pro Plan 5

Our 2 dogs do very well on Pro plan.  I've been switching around to find a food they both do well on (one has skin allergies) and Pro Plan seems to agree with them.  No more scratching, good digestion, they look good in every way  and they enjoy eating it.  It is AAFCO tested and looks to be a very popular food(its not sitting on the shelf for long).  We're all happy with Pro Plan.

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