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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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  • Dorothy84
  • May 23, 2017
Loyal pet owner from Florida

Excellent dog food

My 2 long hair chihuahua dogs love ''tis and we're a little overweight. On this food they have slimmed down, love it and have lots of energy. They have not had any skin or other problems since being on this product.

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  • busymom
  • October 14, 2016
Loyal pet owner from st.paul mn
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Great for cats and dogs

This was a great product at a great price buy a brand my pets love

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  • zacman
  • October 16, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Flint, MI, USA
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Great food

My pup seems to think this food is delicious. I asked him for a more detailed review, but he simply cocked his head slightly to the right before resuming to bury his face in the bowl and continue about his day. I can only assume his desire for it by the fact that he continues to eat it, but I'm fairly certain he has no taste buds to speak of judging by the other things she chooses to eat.

I refuse to try it myself, because I am not a dog. If I were, I might like it - I guess we'll never know.

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  • MadameEphyra
  • October 17, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Lancaster, OH
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My dogs new favorite!

I send high reguards for this dog food. It absolutely delivers everything it claims within 28 days or less. In just a few days we noticed a brighter coat and brighter eyes. A few days prior to that, we started noticing firmer stools. No more than 2 days after that my dog started acting they way a 3 year old yorkie terrior should. Very energetic, very loving and happy! If you havent tried the 28 day challenge yet, do so today abd see if your dog improves too! Just look for the big, red, bold bag! (I received my product free through smiley360 but all opinions are my own!)

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  • Ngsmtns706
  • October 18, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Hiawassee, Ga
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My picky dog likes

My dog is a picky eater and I have always tried to get high quality food for him. He hasn't got tired of this one yet and it seems to be of high quality!

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  • snowflake15223
  • October 19, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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doggie love

my dog is 16yrs old and I started to feed her purina one smartblend and I can notice a huge difference in her. She is more alert and more social. Her coat has improved and is less dru. She loves the taste and gobbles it up when its served.
I am happy with this product and will continue to use.

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  • Essencefemme
  • October 19, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Waynesville, NC
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Love the taste

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own. After receiving a coupon to try this product my dog instantly loved it. The very first day he ate all his food which was mixed with another brand. After several days he wouldn't eat his regular dog food unless it was mixed. So now this is a regular routine. I notice several different changes in attitude and behavior. It was like he was a puppy again. So I will continue to purchase to product because it makes him happy.

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  • Nerdishgeek
  • October 22, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Indiana, USA
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Dachshund Tested .... Dachshund Approved

I am usually very strict with what i will feed my dog. I tend to stick to a few brands that i know he loves and has done well on and since my 8 year old Dachshund is overweight i like to make sure he has quality ingredients to keep his weight managed.

This food was absolutely amazing. He took to it right away which is really good. I started to integrate it into his current dog food to transition him over and he took to it well. I even caught him eating the Purina pieces out of his current food and leaving the old food in the dish.

He really enjoys this food and I've noticed he hasn't had any issue with using the bathroom, he hasn't had any illness from it and he seems overall satisfied after eating.

This dog food is a great product and one i believe my dog will be eating from here on out.

I received my sample for free for the purposes of my honest review only my opinions are my own.

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  • Onix92
  • October 24, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Toccoa, GA, USA
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Perfect food equals happy dogs

This dog food is perfect for my picky eaters. Received a free sample from smiley 360 for my honest opinion and my dogs love it. I was totally satisfied with the ingredients and my dogs loved the the bites of chicken in it. I think my dogs have a new food now.

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  • Alyssa426
  • October 26, 2016
Loyal pet owner from Newark Ohio
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Very happy

My dog has had digestive problems in the past and is a picky eater on top of that- I received this as a free sample to try and he ate this food and seemed to enjoy it and had no problems with it afterward!

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