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Pro Plan® Dry Dog Food

PRO PLAN® Large Athletic Puppy Healthy Start Chicken Dry Dog Food

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  • Chicken as No1 ingredient & High protein
  • Colostrum to help support natural defences
  • Helps promotes healthy growth and long-term health
  • Helps support healthy joints
  • Science based nutrition with no added colourants
  • Adapted for Large Athletic breeds
Product overview


  • Chicken as No1 ingredient & High protein    
  • Colostrum to help support natural defences     
  • Helps promotes healthy growth and long-term health    
  • Helps support healthy joints    
  • Science based nutrition with no added colourants    
  • Adapted for Large Athletic breeds

Give your puppy the nutritional building blocks he needs for healthy growth and development with Purina PRO PLAN Healthy Start. Each high quality dry food features outstanding nutrition specifically designed for puppies and high-quality chicken pieces as the #1 ingredient.

Purina PRO PLAN® Healthy Start PUPPY products contain colostrum, which helps support puppies' immune response up to 50% more. Colostrum also helps to optimise the balance of the gut microflora, helping minimise the incidence of loose stools that is so common during puppyhood.
Purina PRO PLAN® Healthy Start contains adjusted protein and fat levels to promote healthy growth and long-term health, as well as nutrients that support healthy joints.

Purina PRO PLAN Healthy Start LARGE ATHLETIC PUPPY is suitable for large athletic breed puppies (more than 25 kg adult weight). This dry puppy food contains vitamin D, minerals and specific levels of omega-3 fatty acids (0.3%) to help support healthy teeth and gums. It is rich in high quality chicken and provides optimal nutrition for your large puppy's growth up to 18-24 months of age, when they become fully grown.

Discover the benefits HEALTHY START products can make to your puppy's health and wellbeing. 
Also suitable for gestating / lactating bitches.
If you want to give your dog some variety, explore the different flavours of PRO PLAN recipes with added benefits - for example, Lamb in Sensitive Digestion or Salmon in Sensitive Skin products.

All PRO PLAN® products are formulated to make the most of high-quality ingredients, delivering efficient nutrient absorption and targeted benefits at every stage of life. In fact, we are so sure your pet will love it, that we are offering the chance to try PRO PLAN® risk free, with 100% money back guarantee*.

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Ingredients & nutrition


High quality chicken (including back and chest) (19%)
Dried poultry protein
Rice (9%)
Soya meal
Animal fats
Corn protein meal
Wheat gluten
Dried beet pulp
Dried egg
Fish oil
Dried colostrum (0.1%)



Nutrition & Analytical Constituents

Protein: 32.0%
Fat: 18.0%
Crude ash: 7.5%
Crude fibre: 2.0%
Taurine: 0.1%

Nutritional additives

Vit A: 27000
Vit D3: 900
Vit E: 200

Vit C: 120
Iron (II) sulphate monohydrate: (Fe: 120)
Calcium iodate anhydrous: (I: 1.9)
Copper (II) sulphate pentahydrate: (Cu: 13)
Manganous sulphate monohydrate: (Mn: 45)
Zinc sulphate monohydrate: (Zn: 110)
Sodium selenite: (Se: 0.13)

Feeding guide

Did you know that we can offer you a more accurate feeding recommendation based on your dog's size and weight? Scroll down, click start and get personalised advice on how much to feed.

Feeding guide

See table for recommended daily feeding amounts. These amounts are guidelines only. Ensure your puppy and mother maintain a lean body condition by adjusting the daily amounts according to your dog’s activity level, physical condition and individual needs. During weaning, introduce solid food gradually. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times. To monitor your dog’s health, consult a vet regularly.    

  Puppy's age (Month) Mother Gestation Lactation
Puppy's expected Adult Body Weight (kg) 1.5-3 4-5 6-8 9-11 12-24 Body Weight (kg) 6-9 weeks  
25 150-300 330-385 415-400 380-355 330-Adult 25 330-420 Ad Libitum
35 185-310 385-415 445-490 515-480 420-440 35 415-525 Ad Libitum
45 200-300 405-435 455-500 535-515 470-455 45 490-620 Ad Libitum
60 250-400 480-540 580-655 695-660 580-565 60 590-755 Ad Libitum
70 275-445 530-600 645-725 770-730 640-630 70 655-835 Ad Libitum


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  • 5
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  • 5

When we got our puppy everyone said ‘Oh he’ll any puppy food, puppies aren’t fussy’. That was a lie 😂. Our puppy like nothing, I tried many brands and even the vet was a bit taken back by how fussy he was. Then by chance I got offered this trial and I am please to say, we found a WINNER! He loves it so much we’ve even found him in the bag eating extra 😂. Safe to say we will continue on with the Pro Plan and so will his brother and sister. We gave samples to the other families who own Stan’s brother and sister and it was a hit with them as well. It gave Stan a lot more energy, his cost his nice and glossy and it’ll keep his teeth healthy as well. 100% recommend to friends and family as well

Joy85 |
Northampton |
January 2023
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"Great product"

My puppy absolutely loved this he can be quite fussy and usually won’t eat biscuits without meat mixed in with it but these my dog ate no problem with any mixer. Would highly recommended this product

simmyk833 |
Northampton |
January 2023
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"Highly recommended"

Purina Pro Plan Opti start for large puppy is well balanced dry food for dogs. It has very good ingredients what helps to support growth of my puppy. Its full of vitamins and minerals, just what healthy puppy needs. My Panda love taste of it and its perfect size for her. We can see difference in her coat already, just after 2 weeks. Its much shinier and soft. We are happy we found our new favourite brand for my very fussy dog

Olunia85 |
Chesterfield |
January 2023
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"My doggie loves this food"

This food is amazing quality my dog love this food he’s been tucking in daily and loving every bowl, he didn’t take so well to the purina beta so I was thankful to purina for this brand as now this is the one I will be sticking with, it’s very good and
I would recommend I have been telling everyone I know who’s dog is on dry food about it anywhere I go but as soon as it arrived he was sniffing the parcel he’s always excited for meal times and is a lot happier and content on this purina food im so happy and so is my boy so glad I tryed him with this food as it’s amazing and will be my regular purchase from now on! X

Neykashalese |
Manchester |
December 2022
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PRO PLAN® Large Athletic Puppy Healthy Start Chicken Dry Dog Food
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