We've used ProPlan for many, many years and recently added Sport Active 27/17 to our feeding program for our Gordon Setters. The dogs love it, and are thriving on it. We hunt about 60 days a year, beginning in September and continuing through February, and generally each of our dogs gets in 2-4 hours of hard hunting each day we hunt. They never miss a beat, and are as fresh at the first day's outing as they are at the end of the day. We also like that the food has no corn, which has been an issue with some of our dogs. Our dogs have typically lived well into their teens -- longer than average for a Gordon -- and we attribute part of their longevity to ProPlan. I highly recommend it.
My 14 yr old lab-husky was having terrible gastric problems (including room-clearing flatulence!) and I was trying all sorts of different dry foods to help him feel better. I came across the turkey barley bag and thought, "May as well try it. But I am not hopeful". Turned out to be the best decision I could have made for him! His coat is thick and shiny, he has energy, his gait has improved, and visitors no longer have to sit in my living room with their hands over their nose and mouth! My six year old lab and two year old beagle are also doing very well on this diet. Highly recommend it!
Manufactured and guaranteed by: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Pro Plan Sport Active 27/17 Turkey & Barley Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages of dogs including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).
|Crude Protein (Min)||27.0%|
|Crude Fat (Min)||17.0%|
|Crude Fiber (Max)||4.0%|
|Linoleic Acid (Min)||1.4%|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (Min)||0.15%|
|Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)* (Min)||0.15%|
|Calcium (Ca) (Min)||1.0%|
|Phosphorus (P) (Min)||0.9%|
|Zinc (Min)||180 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A (Min)||15000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E (Min)||460 IU/kg|
|Ascorbic Acid* (Min)||70 mg/kg|
|Glucosamine* (Min)||600 ppm|
|Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (Min)||2.0%|
|Metabolizable Energy (ME)||3904 kcal/kg||436 kcal/cup|
RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING AMOUNTS
Using a standard 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup which contains approximately 112 g of Pro Plan.
We recommend that you keep your dog in ideal body condition and not allow your dog to become overweight. The exact amount of food your dog requires will need to be adjusted according to age, activity and environment. But a good place to start is with these guidelines for an average, active, adult dog fed once daily.
FEEDING WEANING PUPS
Start puppies on dry or moistened Pro Plan as early as they begin to nibble at solid foods, generally 3 - 4 weeks of age.
FEEDING GROWING PUPS
Feed pups (to six months of age) all of the moistened Pro Plan they will consume at intervals throughout the day. If fed dry, Pro Plan may be kept before pups at all times.
FEEDING FOR REPRODUCTION
Pro Plan provides the extra nutrition needed by reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. Food consumption may vary during gestation, so feed the amount needed to maintain the pregnant female's ideal body condition. Food intake may double or even quadruple during lactation.
MAKING THE SWITCH TO PRO PLAN
Although you'll be anxious to see the difference Pro Plan can make in your dog, please allow 7 - 10 days to ease the transition from your dog’s current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Pro Plan until you're feeding Pro Plan exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.
Provide adequate fresh water in a clean container daily.
For your pet's health, see your veterinarian regularly.