Purina One dog food isn’t a food I would say is synonymous with quality. Hell, anything bearing the name Purina tends to indicate a bad rep right off the bat, and I have reviewed A LOT of dog food brands in my time. However, I can’t lie and say this food didn’t catch my attention immediately. Let’s take a look at what exactly is on the inside of this food with this honest Purina One dog food review.
For this review, I will be focusing on the Purina One Smartblend Chicken and Rice Formula.
Purina One Dog Food: PetFoodio.com Review
Name: Purina One Smartblend
Website URL: www.purina.com
Flavors Available: Chicken & Rice, Real Chicken, Chicken & Barley, Beef & Rice, Turkey & Venison, Turkey, Duck & Quail, Salmon & Tuna, Real Beef, Beef & Salmon
Formulas Available: Digestive Health, Adult, Puppy, Healthy Weight, Limited Ingredient, Small Bites, Small Breed, True Instinct, Grain Free High Protein and Vibrant Maturity 7+ Senior
Sizes Available: 3.8 pounds, 4 pounds, 7.4 pounds, 8 pounds, 15 pounds, 16.5 pounds, 31.1 pounds and 40 pounds
|Crude Protein (MIN)||26.0%|
|Crude Fat (MIN)||16.0%|
|Crude Fiber (MAX)||3.0%|
|Linoleic Acid (MIN)||1.4%|
|Calcium (Ca) (MIN)||1.0%|
|Phosphorus (P) (MIN)||0.8%|
|Zinc (Zn) (MIN)||150 mg/kg|
|Selenium (Se) (MIN)||0.35 mg/kg|
|Vitamin A (MIN)||13,000 IU/kg|
|Vitamin E (MIN)||250 IU/kg|
|Glucosamine (MIN)*||350 ppm|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids (MIN)*||1.6%|
Purina One Dog Food Ingredients
Chicken (source of glucosamine), rice flour, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn, chicken by-product meal (source of glucosamine), whole grain wheat, soybean meal, beef fat naturally preserved with mixed-tocopherols, glycerin, liver flavor, calcium carbonate, mono and dicalcium phosphate, salt, caramel color, dried carrots, dried peas, potassium chloride, VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7)], MINERALS [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, sulfur. X-4154
This is a high-quality protein ingredient. Keep in mind, during the cooking process, the amount of protein left is reduced by at least half.
This is an ingredient that is considered to be a low-quality grain source. It is used as the main source of carbohydrates for your dogs, giving them the energy they need.
Corn Gluten Meal
According to the Dog Food Advisor, this food is “the most common ingredient listed on pet food labels today.” While that may be true, corn gluten meal is also less nutritionally complete and is only typically used to raise the protein content listed on the label.
Whole Grain Corn
This is another ingredient I have flagged in this review because this is one ingredient that is not easily digestible. Whole corn, unless refined is difficult for any dog to digest.
Chicken By-Product Meal
This is an ingredient often synonymous with low-quality pet foods. By definition, this is an ingredient in which the clean parts of the chicken carcass including the eggs, intestines, necks, and feet are processed.
Whole Grain Wheat
This is an ingredient that is used as a source of carbohydrates, fueling dogs with the energy they need.
This is an ingredient that is typically only used to boost the protein content on the label. It is only seen as moderately nutritious. Although, there have been recent studies conducted such as this study to indicate including soybean meal in dog food can have a positive effect on the overall health of adult dogs.
This is a low-quality source of fat that can add additional flavor.
This is an ingredient is only added to pet food brands like this to act as a binder to keep the food chewy. It is also used to act as a preservative to protect kibble from mold.
Just as the name implies, this ingredient is used only to boost the flavor of the food to entice dogs to eat it.
Flavors, Formulas, Sizes, and Price
Chicken & Rice
Sizes Available: 8 pounds, 16.5 pounds, 31.1 pounds and 40 pounds
Lamb & Rice
This is the perfect formula for dogs who are known to suffer from certain food sensitivities. Using lamb as the first ingredient, you can feed your dog a quality diet without worrying it will irritate their stomach.
Sizes Available: 8 pounds, 16.5 pounds, 31. 1 pounds and 40 pounds
Beef & Rice Small Bites
Sizes Available: 8 pounds, 16.5 pounds, and 31.1 pounds
Digestive Healthy Limited Ingredient
This is a formula of Purina ONE specifically formulated to help dogs who suffer from food allergies. Made with either chicken or salmon, this formula is also loaded with antioxidants to help keeps dogs healthy naturally.
Sizes Available: 31. 1 pounds
Healthy Weight Management
This is a formula specifically formulated to help dogs lose weight in as healthy and safely of a way as possible. It is made with a high-quality protein source as the first ingredient to keep dogs feeling fuller for longer periods of time.
Sizes Available: 8 pounds, 16.5 pounds, 31.1 pounds and 40 pounds
Vibrant Maturity Senior 7+
Sizes Available: 8 pounds, 16.5 pounds and 31.1 pounds
Purina One Dog Food Reviews by Pet Owners
When you look at the reviews pet owners have left behind about this food, many of them are fairly mixed. Take a look below at what some pet parents have been saying.
A healthier food at a more affordable price. We fed our dogs a grain free diet for years. But in light of the news of heart disease in dogs who ate grain free diets, we decided to try this food and couldn’t be happier. It doesn’t have all of the quality ingredients we love, but it is sufficient. Plus, it’s affordable! -Robert Rootes
This food made my dog sick! I don’t know what it is in it, but my dog could barely stomach it after a single bite. I would avoid at all costs! -Di Ann Anderson
Made with a protein as the first ingredient, we’re surprised this food is even affordable. I have always been the type to be picky about what I give my dogs, but was happy the moment I read the ingredients label. Can’t go wrong here! -Amazon customer
My dogs absolutely hate this food! My dogs will eat almost anything you give them, but they won’t touch this stuff. That is enough for me to avoid buying another bag. -M. Williams
I decided to try this food instead of using Science Diet and my dog loves it! The only negative is that it tends to make my dog’s breath smell gross. -Rachel the College Student
After carefully looking at Purina ONE dog food and after looking thoroughly at its ingredients, this isn’t really food I can recommend. My main issue with the food is the excessive use of corn. One corn ingredient isn’t bad, but 2 like this food has, that is a bit excessive. Even though it is a low priced food, the overuse of cheap fillers is enough to turn me away from it.
Have you tried Purina ONE dog food with your dogs? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments section below!