PRO PLAN® BALANCED START Small & Mini Puppy Food

A complete dry food for Small & Mini breed size puppies with expected Adult weight of less than 10kg. Made with natural Spinach, Fish oil and Colostrum, it is proven to help support puppies' balanced growth and help support strong natural defences thanks to colostrum. Feed your puppy until 9 months of age.

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Discover how the power of nature combined with ground-breaking nutrition could help your puppy enjoy a lifetime of optimal health. To help fuel their balanced growth, this Nature Elements recipe is made with natural Spinach.

BALANCED START also contains colostrum, found in mother's milk, which is proven to help support puppies' strong natural defences. This food provides your puppy with key nutrients to help support healthy bones and teeth development — as well as fish oil to provide DHA, an essential fatty acid supporting brain development.

BALANCED START Small & Mini recipe has been specially created for small breed size puppies with expected Adult weight of less than 10kg. It offers optimal nutrition to power your small puppy growth up to 9 months of age. After 9 months, we recommend transitioning your puppy to our Adult food.



With Spinach, a natural ingredient contributing essential minerals and Fish Oil to help support balanced growth
Natural defences

Natural defences

Proven to help support strong natural defences and immune response thanks to colostrum
Healthy bones

Healthy bones

Contains key nutrients to help support healthy bones and teeth development
Fish Oil - Brain Development

Fish Oil - Brain Development

With Fish Oil to provide DHA - an essential fatty acid supporting brain development


High quality protein from Lamb and rich in rice

Feeding guide: amounts in grams are total daily feeding requirement to be split into several meals.

What is an expected Adult weight of your puppy?

How old is your Puppy in months?

Expected Adult weight (kg)   Puppy age (months)
1.5-3 months 4-5 months 6-8 months 9-12 months
1 45-50 55 55-Adult Adult
3 50-60 65 55-Adult Adult
6 60-85 80-85 80 80-Adult
10 60-85 115-130 136 136-Adult

The amounts in the table show complete daily requirement which needs to be split into separate meals.

During weaning from 3 to 6 weeks of age, offer moistened and split into 3 to 4 meals per day. After weaning, feed according to the guidelines in the table. From 3 months, gradually reduce the amount of added water.

Top Tips for Feeding Times:

  1. Always have clean, fresh water available and change it daily.
  2. Feed your puppy at the same time every day - this will help with toilet training.
  3. When you're training, use a little amount of kibbles from your overall daily portion as a treat. This will ensure you're not over-feeding your puppy.

For healthy development ensure your puppy maintains a lean body condition during growth. Adjust the daily amounts up or down according to your puppy’s activity level, physical condition and individual needs. To monitor your dog’s health, consult your vet regularly.

Lamb* (20%), dried poultry protein, rice* (14%), animal fat, soya meal, corn protein meal, corn*, wheat*, dried turkey protein, dried beet pulp, digest, minerals, dried egg, dried spinach* (1%), fish oil (0.5%), dried colostrum (0.1%).

* natural ingredient


Nutritional additives:  
Vitamin A 34000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 1100 IU/kg
Vitamin E 210 IU/kg
Vitamin C 120 mg/kg
Iron (II) sulphate monohydrate Fe: 85
Calcium iodate anhydrous I: 2.2
Cupric sulphate pentahydrate Cu: 13
Manganous sulphate monohydrate Mn: 40
Zinc sulphate monohydrate Zn: 130
Sodium selenite Se: 0.12
Technological additives:  
Tocopherol extracts from vegetable oils 69 mg/kg
Analytical constituents:  
Protein 34%
Fat content 21%
Crude ash 8%
Crude fibre 2%
DHA 0.05%


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