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True Instinct Grain-Free Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Adult Dog Food

True Instinct Grain-Free Formula with Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Dog Food

Product Overview

No matter how far science advances us, we always look to nature to inspire us. Purina ONE SmartBlend True Instinct was created to deliver on a dog's natural instinct to choose nutrient-dense foods. Our Grain-Free Formula, made with real chicken as the #1 ingredient, has been crafted without corn, wheat or soy and provides a grain-free option that contains the protein and energy active dogs need. Nature plus science helps provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition to support whole body health while satisfying your active adult dog's true instinct.

Get $3 off* your first bag when you register for the 28-Day Challenge.

  • Real chicken as the #1 ingredient
  • No poultry by-product meal, artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Nutrient-dense grain-free formula with 30% protein to help support strong muscles and an active lifestyle
  • Made without corn, wheat or soy
  • Real chicken as the first ingredient blended with other high-quality protein sources, helps support strong muscles and an active lifestyle
  • Natural sources of glucosamine to help support healthy joints
  • Omega-6 helps give your dog a radiant coat and healthy skin
  • Highly digestible so more nutrition goes to work inside your dog
  • 4 sources of antioxidants to help support a healthy immune system
Ingredients & Nutrition

Chicken (source of glucosamine), chicken meal (source of glucosamine), cassava root flour, canola meal, pea starch, beef fat naturally preserved with Vitamin E, pea protein, dried egg product, dried yeast, dried beet pulp, sweet potatoes, liver flavor, ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS: Minerals (potassium chloride, salt, calcium carbonate, mono and dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E, choline, Vitamin B-3, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-5, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin B-6, folic acid, Vitamin K, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin B-7).    B-4172

Manufactured and guaranteed by:  Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, St. Louis, MO 63164 USA

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina ONE SmartBlend True Instinct With Real Chicken & Sweet Potato provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

AAFCO is a voluntary state membership association that develops standards and regulations to ensure consumer protection and safeguard the health of animals and humans.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (MIN)

30.0%

Crude Fat (MIN)

17.0%

Crude Fiber (MAX)

4.0%

Moisture (MAX)

12.0%

Linoleic Acid (MIN)

1.5%

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)

15,000 IU/kg

Vitamin E (MIN)

460 IU/kg

Glucosamine (MIN)*

400 ppm

Omega-6 Fatty Acids (MIN)*

1.6%

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles

Feeding Instructions

The recommended feeding amounts indicated are based upon the average nutritional needs of an adult dog with a normal activity level (using a standard 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup, which contains approximately 113 g of Purina ONE).  Factors, such as a dog's metabolism, breed size, activity level, age and whether the dog is spayed or neutered, will affect the amount of Purina ONE needed to maintain an ideal body condition.  The pet experts at Purina have provided the feeding amounts indicated as a starting point.  If you find that your dog is losing weight or becomes overweight when fed these amounts, please adjust accordingly.  To help your dog maintain an ideal body condition, monitor your dog's weight on a regular basis, making sure that his ribs are easily felt and the waist is visible when viewed from above.  Maintaining an ideal body condition can impact your dog’s lifelong health.

IT'S NOT FOR ALL DOGS
Purina ONE True Instinct formula is specifically formulated for adult dogs.  If you have a puppy, or a pregnant or nursing dog, feed Purina ONE SmartBlend Healthy Puppy Formula.

MAY BE SERVED DRY OR MOISTENED 
Purina ONE may be fed dry or mixed with water.  If mixed, we suggest one part liquid to four parts Purina ONE.

MAKING THE SWITCH TO PURINA ONE
Although you’ll be anxious to see the difference Purina ONE can make in your dog, please allow 7 - 10 days to ease the transition from your dog’s current food.  Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Purina ONE until you’re feeding Purina ONE exclusively.  This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.

NO SUPPLEMENTS NECESSARY
Purina ONE provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition for adult dogs. There is no need to add vitamins, minerals or other supplements, unless specifically directed by a veterinarian.

FRESH WATER, PROPER DIET & VETERINARY CARE
Be sure to provide fresh water in a clean container for your dog daily.  Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your dog healthy.  If your dog hasn’t had a check-up in the past year, please make an appointment today.

CALORIE CONTENT (FED)
3896 kcal/kg
442 kcal/cup

Recommended Daily Feeding Amounts

Weight (lbs./kg)

Amount to Feed

3–12 lbs.
(1.4–5.4 kg)

1/3 to 1 cups
(38–113 g) 

13–20 lbs.
(5.9–9.1 kg)

1 to 1-1/3 cups
(113–151 g) 

21–35 lbs.
(9.5–15.9 kg)

1-1/3 to 2 cups
(151–227 g) 

36–50 lbs.
(16.3–22.7 kg)

2 to 2-1/2 cups
(227–283 g)

51–75 lbs.
(23.1–34.0 kg)

2-1/2 to 3-1/3 cups
(283–378 g) 

76–100 lbs.
(34.5–45.4 kg)

3-1/3 to 4 cups
(378–454 g)

Over 100 lbs.
(Over 45.4 kg)

4 cups (454 g) plus*

* 1/3 cup (38 g) for each 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of body weight over 100 lbs. (45.4 kg)

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  • tararay30
  • October 22, 2015
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Best dog food

I received this 28 day challenge for free and could not be more grateful for the chance for my dog to try this wonderful product.. My dog loves it he is so happy and healthy thanks to purina

"I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own."

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  • sande_nv_8315372
  • February 6, 2016
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My dog says yummy.

My dog who is very picky surprised me by actually liking this product. With her normal brand she snuffles through the bowl eating the pieces she likes and spitting the dark brown ones on the floor for me to sweep up later. With this product there was no snuffling through the bowl, she just ate it. (and then gave me puppy eyes trying to convince me that she was starving so I would give her more.) [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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  • Marley
  • October 25, 2015
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Quality food for my dogs

I have a chow chow mix Labrador and also a mix chihuahua they just love there purina one I received a product for free and of course my opinion is 100% my own I have to say that the smell , texture made them very happy and I can not go back to my traditional buy I have sticked to purina one the best the only my pets love it!!!!!

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  • becca_nc_8522171
  • January 21, 2016
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My Maltese is very picky however he liked this so it could be a contender the next time we purchase dog food [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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  • amanda__ca_8407142
  • February 6, 2016
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Lambert loved it!

Since Lambert loved it, that's good enough got me! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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  • madquilt
  • March 15, 2016
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No More Itching

Finally found a dog food for my terriers that is corn, soy and grain free. No more itching and scratching. They love the food! Clean plates every night.

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  • Momof2dogs
  • October 27, 2015
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Quality food dogs deserve

I received this product for free for the first time from Smiley360 in order to give my opinion. I have bought it twice since receiving my sample! I think it is officially safe to say this is our brand. I had already been buying grain-free food in other brands, but I am happy that Purina now offers a grain free option and it is cheaper than a lot of the competitors!

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  • October 29, 2015
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My dog loves this!

I received this product as a free sample through Smiley360. All opinions are my own. My dog absolutely loves this. She loves it so much, that i think she needs to go on a diet!!! She totally disregards the food she was eating, and goes straight for this! Great product!

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  • turtlewoman
  • October 29, 2015
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My dog loves this food!

My dog Sampson has tried Purina ONE® Smart Blend® True Instinct Grain-Free Formula Dry Dog Food during the 28 day challenge from Smiley 360. He loves the lamb and rice flavor. It has big chunks of lamb in it. He acts like he's about to get a treat each time we feed him. He runs around in circles while we pour the food in the bowl. Then he gobbles it up. Although I did receive the first bag for free, I have already purchased another bag.

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  • January 21, 2016
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My dogs gobbled this up

My dogs really seemed to enjoy this product! Usually when I try to give them a new food it takes them a while to even try it. As soon as I poured this in their bowls they gobbled it up! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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