Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ Chicken & Beef Entree Classic Review

Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ Chicken & Beef Entree Classic
Ingredients: Chicken, water sufficient for processing, liver, meat by-products, beef, chicory root, soybean oil, salt, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, potassium iodide, fish oil, artificial flavor, natural flavor, guar gum, taurine, vitamin E, vitamin C, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, vitamin B7, folic acid, vitamin D3, dl-methionine, beta-carotene.
Red: harmful ingredients
Orange: controversial ingredients
Guaranteed Analysis & Dry Matter Basis
Carbohydrate
4.00 % (18.18 %)
Moisture (max)
78.00 % (0.00 %)
Crude Fiber (max)
1.50 % (6.82 %)
Crude Fat (min)
7.00 % (31.82 %)
Crude Protein (min)
9.00 % (40.91 %)
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Review of Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+
Chicken & Beef Entree Classic

This product is manufactured by Nestlé Purina Petcare.

According to our data, this Purina Pro Plan recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ Chicken & Beef Entree Classic is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ Chicken & Beef Entree Classic with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is water sufficient for processing. Of course, water only provides moisture, which is a necessary component in wet foods.

The third ingredient is liver. Liver is a controversial ingredient because the source animal is not specified. Anonymous animal ingredients are typically very low quality and may contain almost any animal, including dogs and cats!

The fourth ingredient is meat by-products. By-products are defined by AAFCO as the "non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals." Thus, meat by-products contain nearly all parts of the animal which are typically not consumed by humans. These parts include the liver, lung, spleen, kidney, stomach, blood, intestine, bone, etc.

This ingredient is marked controversial because the meat source is not identified. Anonymous ingredients such as meat by-products are typically very low quality additions. The most unpleasing property of this ingredient is that the animal source can contain any mammal, even dogs & cats.

The fifth ingredient is beef. Although beef is an excellent protein source, raw beef contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of beef is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The remaining ingredients in this Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product contains anonymous meat ingredients. These are not necessarily always negative; however, they are typically low quality and inexpensive additions. If the particular anonymous meat ingredient is controversial or low quality, it should have been discussed earlier in this review. Otherwise, it is safe to assume the anonymous meat ingredient is an acceptable addition.

The official PawDiet rating for Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ Chicken & Beef Entree Classic is 4.0 out of 5.