Pro Pac Ultimates Large Breed Dry Dog Food Review
What This Article Covers
This dog food reminds me of Diamond Naturals in some ways because it keeps the ingredients list simple but high quality.
- Formulated for large breed dogs. This means it is for dogs that will be over 50 lbs when fully grown.
- No corn, wheat, or soy.
- Veggies and fruits help provide texture, flavor, vitamins, and they are a major source of antioxidant protection.
- Real chicken meal provides valuable Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids while L-Carnitine helps support strong and lean muscle mass.
- Glucosamine and Chondroitin help support hips and joints so your large breed dog can lead a long and happy yet active lifestyle.
- Made in the USA
- Limited calories help dogs maintain good body weight
- Safe for dogs with sensitive stomachs
Pro Pac was not a brand I was very familiar with. It is easy to order on Amazon but I am not sure how easy it is to find at local stores. They have a lot of different formulas which can be a good thing for those that have multiple dogs
I would recommend this dog food for those with big puppies and grown adult large and giant breeds. The one thing I would add to this food is possibly some probiotic powder to help with digestion and encourage better nutrient uptake and conversion of calories.
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Peas, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Carrots, Spinach, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:
1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level
3,500 kcal/kg, 355 kcal/cup
|Nutritional Component||Value||Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards||Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards|
|CRUDE PROTEIN||23.0% min||-||-|
|CRUDE FAT||13.0% min||-||-|
|CRUDE FIBER||5.0% max||-||-|
|VITAMIN E||100 IU/kg min|
|ASCORBIC ACID||35 mg/kg min|
|L-CARNITINE||15 mg/kg min|
|BETA-CAROTENE||5 mg/kg min|
|OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS||3.0% min|
|OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS||0.6% min|
|GLUCOSAMINE||400 mg/kg min|
|CHONDROITIN SULFATE||250 mg/kg min|
* - indicates not yet analyzed
Dog's should be switched to Pro Pac over a 5-7 day time period. If your dog has some sensitivities, use the longer timeline. Most dogs can be easily transitioned over a week time period.
|50-60 LBS||3-3 1/2|
|60-70 LBS||3 1/2-4|
|70-80 LBS||4-4 1/4|
|80-100 LBS||4 1/4-5 1/4|
|100 LBS +||5 1/4 plus an additional 1/2 cup per 10 lbs body weight over 100 LBS|
Taking care of your dog’s overall health starts by feeding him properly. We suggest using this chart as a guide. Adjust amounts accordingly over time. Please remember these portions are averages and will vary according to age, activity, size and temperament of your Adult dog.
Pregnant and lactating female dogs will require 2 - 3 times as much food as Adult feeding guidelines shown. When switching to a new food, gradually increase the new food and decrease the old food over a 7 - 10 day period of time until your pet is completely eating PRO PAC® Ultimates™ Large Breed Adult Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula.
The Bottom Line
Pro Pac is a brand that I would feed to my dogs but it seems harder to find so ordering it would have to be how I went about it.
The combination of quality meats, veggies, and fruits with vitamins and minerals offers a balanced and delicious diet for your large breed puppy or dog. Propac is available in many formulations too so if your dog's needs change over the years you may want to check out the other Pro Pac formulas out there.
Pro Pac is smart to offer food that has no corn, wheat, or soy since so many dogs are showing sensitivities to this inexpensive fillers.