Chicken, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Poultry By-Product Meal (Natural Source Of Glucosamine), Whole Grain Wheat, Animal Fat Preserved With Mixed-Tocopherols (Form Of Vitamin E), Pea Fiber, Fish Meal (Natural Source Of Glucosamine), Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil, Calcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Dried Colostrum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Garlic Oil, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.
Crude Protein (min)
Vitamin A (min)
Vitamin E (min)
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)*(min)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Puppy Food Nutrient Profiles
Calorie Content: Metabolizable Energy (ME) 3,586 kcal/kg, 1630 kcal/lb., 377kcal/cup.
The Pro Plan line of dog foods is specially formulated with these elements to provide nutrition to help your dog achieve ideal body condition for a leaner, longer, and healthier life.
Breed-Size Specific Pro Plan Puppy Formulas with a Special Blend of Fatty Acids.
Pro Plan Small Breed Puppy, Large Breed Puppy, and Original Chicken and Rice Puppy Formulas contain a special blend of fatty acids shown to help reduce the percentage of body fat deposited during growth.
Pro Plan believes when your puppy starts out with less body fat, it's easier for you to help keep him that way through life.
Optimal Protein: Fat Ratio
Purina's protein to fat ratios are scientifically calculated based on the calories from protein needed for a dog's life stage and breed size.
Each Pro Plan product is formulated to help dogs build and maintain lean muscle mass, without excess body fat.
Feed to Ideal Body Condition
Feeding to ideal body condition provides real, long-term health benefits.
Use the information below to regularly monitor your dog's body condition and modify your feeding amounts in order to realize these health benefits.
Underfed Puppy: Ribs are highly visible. Increase the amount you are feeding. After two to three weeks, compare again. Adjust until puppy exhibits ideal body condition.
Ideal Body Condition: Can feel and see outline of ribs. Puppy has a waist when viewed from above. Belly is tucked up when viewed from the side. Maintain current feeding regimen.
Overfed Puppy: Puppy has no waist when viewed from above. Belly is rounded when viewed from the side. Decrease amount you are feeding. After two to three weeks, compare again. Adjust as necessary.
While Pro Plan targets the protein and fat to meet the needs of dogs in specific life stages or breed sizes, Pro Plan recognizes that every dog is different. And because dogs have different metabolic needs, Pro Plan recommends using feeding amounts as a guideline. It is critical to your dog's long-term health that you strive to keep your dog in ideal body condition and adjust food intake as necessary.
Benefits of Maintaining Ideal Body Condition
- Promotes a leaner, longer, healthier life.
- Reduces potential for developing weight-related health conditions.
- Reduces a dog's percentage of body fat for better health.
- Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
- Helps maintain healthy blood pressure and heart rate.
Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy Formula Feeding Instructions
Puppies start to nibble solid foods at three to four weeks of age. Keep moistened Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy Formula available at all times. Allow your puppy to eat at will until fully weaned (six to eight weeks). After weaning, Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy Formula can be fed moistened or dry. For best results, develop a regular feeding schedule such as three small meals a day for younger puppies. You can gradually reduce to one feeding in the morning and one in the evening as your puppy ages. The routine should not vary. As puppies near adulthood, their calorie needs may drop, and your puppy may begin leaving some food in the bowl. Don't misinterpret this as an indication of dislike for the food. Instead, begin offering less so your puppy doesn't overeat and stays in ideal body condition.
Research at the Purina Pet Care Center indicates that avoiding overfeeding of puppies may help their development. Maintaining ideal body condition is key to encouraging proper growth in all puppies, especially large breeds. The indicated amounts are only a guideline. If your puppy becomes overweight, a reduction of his daily food may be appropriate. You may wish to consult your veterinarian about a weight control program.
When You Begin Feeding Pro Plan
When switching your dog to Pro Plan from another dog food, please allow seven to ten days for the transition. Each day, feed more Pro Plan and less of the previous food, until you're feeding Pro Plan exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.
Recommended for Growth
This product is for growth of large breed puppies and maintenance of adult dogs--not for reproducing or lactating females. If you have a pregnant or nursing female, Pro Plan recommends Pro Plan Original Chicken & Rice Puppy or Lamb & Rice Puppy Formulas.
Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container for your dog daily.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Made in USA.