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

Purina ONE® SmartBlend® True Instinct Grain-Free Formula With Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Dog Food is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 11210.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jeagle (and feline) approved! When our current dog food ran low, we integrated the PurinaOne SmartBlend True Instinct into Sage's, who is a 4 year old female Jack Russell/Beagle mix, normal diet. She immediately preferred it over her normal food. She thoroughly enjoyed the meat bits the most and eats them first before finishing the rest. She rarely leaves any food in her dish now. Initially, our cats also showed great interest in the food, especially the meat bits, as well. While it took some time to see physical improvements, a few became apparent toward the end of the Challenge. Sage no longer has extreme "dog breath." Also, while she is a constant shedder, the shedding has slowed some. She once had a strong dog odor, but it also has dissipated quite a bit. Sage also doesn't seem to have as many digestive issues as with her prior food brand. This may very well be a product we stick with as long as she continues to enjoy it. We would recommend it to others. We received this product for free via Smiley360 and PurinaOne 28-day Challenge in return for a true, honest review .
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dog food at a great price Bear ,is a 185 lb Saint Bernard with IBS. I recently started feeding him grain free and within 24 hours we were both happy. Bear for the first time in a very long time is having normal bowel movements. This is great for me because its a alot easier to clean up after him and he love eating again, as though he ever didn't, LOL I'm also impressed with the price , I have looked around and can't believe how expensive those other brands are. Having a very large dog , it can be frustrating when the vet tells you he should be eating a specific brand and you can't afford it so they look at you like a bad owner. Not anymore this is our new brand that is healthy for Bear and healthy for my wallet too.Thanks Purina for realizing not everyone can spend a fortune feeding their dog good food.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clyde tested. Clyde approved. Mommy tested. Mommy approved. A dog food that Clyde and I can get on board with and I'm THRILLED! I received enough food for free from Purina One and Smiley360 to do a 28 day challenge. The food I was feeding Clyde was of high quality and even more expensive than the Purine One so I really was not expecting much of a difference, if any at all. BOY WAS I WRONG. When the free food ran out, we actually purchased the Purina One and have switched. Clyde loves this food. On top of that, his coat is has so much more shine to it and his energy level is so much better. His over all appearance is healthier. This was just a total win for our family. Thank you Purina One and Smiley360 for opening our eyes!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifesaver My dog is allergic to everything under the sun. I was thinking our only option for our dog was to put her down. At a loss of what to do and what kind of food could possibly be right for her and NOT contain the foods she was allergic to, this was literally my last resort. I happened to run across it while grocery shopping. Yes, grocery shopping. Immediately after returning home I gave it to my St Bernard, and just 12 hours later there was a difference. A HUGE difference. No more accidents in the house, no more diarrhea....and having a St Bernard, these messes were not little. We had a little poo party! Hard stools after months and months was great. I'm so happy because SHE is HAPPY! Thank you!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purina has helped my boy with his allergies! My beloved Chihuahua had recently been breaking out in hives and was even bleeding due to the allergies he had developed from his food. He was crying, rolling on the floor, desperate for relief! I took him to the vet who informed me he was allergic to his food and I needed to purchase grain free food. I stopped at Petco to pick some up and the cheapest they had was $60. I went ahead and purchased it because he needed it, but this price wasn't going to work as we have 4 dogs! A few days later I was accepted into Smiley360's mission for Purina, where I was lucky enough to receive a free sample to try. I couldn't believe they had a grain free food available for a 1/4 of the price! I slowly transitioned my dogs to Purina and I am happy to report that I have noticed a difference in all of them! My suffering boy no longer has hives, he is still slightly itchy as it takes time to go away completely, but no hives, no bleeding, and no crying anymore! Yay! I would highly recommend Purina One Smartblend True Instinct Grain free food to all pet owners! Don't wait until your pet is suffering! Switch them now! Every one of my dogs loves the taste of this food...and they are very picky eaters!
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good dog food for dogs with senstitive stomachs My Cody, 3 yr old Collie has a sensitive stomach. So, after speaking with our vet and research, we decided to try Purina One SmartBlend True Instinct Grain Free Chicken and Sweet Potato dog food. Finally, most of Cody's issues with diarrhea have improved! He no longer needs to go outside in the middle of the night with diarrhea and he has had fewer instances of GI upset since he started on the dog food. Going to keep him on the food for another month, and also eliminate some of his treats, which have not been grain free and see if that does the trick for him.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our dog loves this stuff!! Our dog, Justice has been eating grain free puppy food for nearly the first 2 years of his life. I had read that it was beneficial to keep a dog on puppy food this long. He is very healthy and very large. When he was about to turn 2, we decided that it was time to make the switch to adult dog food. We began giving him bits of the sample pack of the chicken true instinct as treats and when we saw how much he liked it, we decided to take the challenge. We tried it this way because we had spent a lot of money trying to find food that was healthy and that he enjoyed eating. Most of the food we tried either gave him diarrhea, or extremely soft stools, or vomiting, or gas. He has a very sensitive stomach.He absolutely loved it. We started out with the chicken but when I had a hard time finding a large bag of it (Justice is a very big dog), I decided to try the venison. He loves it too. His stools are firm and don't smell awful and his tummy tolerates it just fine... Needless to say, we're sold.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Purina One Smartblend We received a coupon for a free bag of Purina One to sample. Upon first getting it all my dogs were interested and ate some. By the second week , I noticed it wasn't going as fast as our usual zero grain dog food and the doggies coats' weren't looking as shiny. I wished I had gotten the zero grain version with my coupon as opposed to the orginal version of Purina One. It looks like my doggies are used to and prefer zero grain formulas. I don't think Purina One Smartblend will be a part of our doggies' diets. The only one of the dogs that liked it consistently throughout the challege with the free sample was my little chi mix.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dog enjoyed Started feeding my dog 1/2 of old food 1/2 of Purina. My dog seemed to enjoy the Purina, each morning when feeding time came he was dancing all over the place could not wait to be feed. With his old dog food he just stood there. Seems he really looked forward to the Purina formula I picked for him. Thanks for giving me the coupon that helped me find a dog food my dog really enjoyed
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found something she loves !!!!! My Pitbull Asia has skin allergies due in part to her food. I've been going round and round trying different foods. She's a picky eater so she either won't eat them or they don't help with the allergy. I finally found Purina One Smart Blend True Instinct with turkey and venison. I put it in her bowl and she eats like she is starved every time. She loves her turkey and venison. Her skin has cleared up and she doesn't have the thick dander that comes with the allergy. Thanks Purina!I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own."
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After just one month I have a healthier, happier dog! I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.I tried Purina One Smart Blends for the first time about a month ago and I am very happy with the results! I always thought all dog foods were the same, it was just food, right? After just a week of Lola eating Purina One Smart Blends I noticed a change in her energy levels as well as her coat. Lola has always had a bit of a dull and thin coat but after just the one week I noticed her coat was already a little shinier and healthier looking. After a month on the food her coat is noticeably thicker and shinier! She also has a much easier time keeping up with the kids. She now plays with them for longer and has an easier time keeping up with them. Thanks Purina for making Lola the best dog she can be!
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My dogs did NOT like it. My dogs like the Lamb and rice, But did NOT like the chicken and sweet potatoe. I think that like the smell of the food, the sweet potatoe overpowers everything.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food envy no more! I have what you would call a food envy dog. I put the same exact food (brand, flavor) in his dish as I do the other dogs. The only difference is the size, he gets a smaller size because he's a chihuahua and the other 2 are larger breeds. He was always going in their dishes, and I never understood why until the vet said he's food envy. Kind of like when you go out, and after you order you see them bring something out to the table next to you, then you wish you had ordered that. Well, I had received a coupon free from Smiley360, for an 8lbs bag of this dog food, up to a certain price for free. So I went and picked my Bentley out a new food try, there's even a bonus...I found this in small bites! Since I've been feeding him this new food, there doesn't seem to be anymore food envy, he finally stays in his own dish! I've also noticed that his fur is a lot softer than before and he's been significantly more playful as well! I believe we may have finally found the perfect food for Bentley!
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hershey took the Purina One 28-Day Challenge Purina One was an immediate hit with my dog, Hershey. He loved the lamb flavored dog food from his first taste test. Now he comes running at dinner time in anticipation. I love to see him enjoy his food knowing that it's made with natural ingredients. I like the fact that Purina One is grain-free and easy on his digestive tract. Hershey had no issues transitioning to the new food which was a concern I had. In a week I could see the increase in his energy, he was becoming more playful again. Now the benefits are everywhere his eyes and coat shine, he's energy levels are up, and he looks forward to meal times. Always a clean dish in our house. Thanks Purina One and Smiley 360 for letting us try the product free, mission successfully completed.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lilah Loves This One... As a member of Smiley360, I was given the chance to sample the Purina True Instincts Smart Blend Grain Free Dog Food and joined in the 28 Day Challenge. My little Shihtzu, Lilah, had been enjoying another decent brand but I wanted her to go grain free. She surprised me by gobbling it down on the first sample pack! Her energy level did go up as she continued to enjoy it twice a day. We just bought another bag and it's a definite keeper for her diet. I did notice that her eyes are brighter and her furry coat is shiny. The chicken flavor with the sweet potato is her favorite. Thanks Purina.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only one I will ever buy!! I was lucky enough to be able to review the Purina ONE dog food and was very impressed. I have a teacup Chihuahua and also a Black Lab and they both really enjoyed the flavor. My Chihuahua is very picky when it comes to his food and if my Black Lab don’t like her food she will pick up her bowl and throw it across the room. They both enjoyed it so much and I had to stop leaving food out for them and only feed the when I wanted them to eat because they would eat the whole bowl and look for more. I have noticed that my Lab’s coat is shinier and that both of their teeth seems whiter. Also my Chihuahua is 15 years old and was always laying around sleeping most of the time and now he is back acting at times like a puppy wanting to play with his toys once again. If you’re looking for a dog food that is high in nutrition and that they will enjoy eating then I highly recommend this product to you."I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own."
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprise, she ate this! The product does really impress me about the ingredients that the food contains. I really need more time to review this product to give more details about this product. My dog was offered this food and to my surprise it was eaten. She is a very picky eater and I have never seen her react to dog food like she did this time. She ate this food without hesitation. She has never done that before with any other dog food before. She likes to eat only certain products. I think in time this product will get a greater rating by me in time. She does not eat dog food a lot.I have been trying to transition her to eat more dry dog food recently.She obviously liked this food because of her first reaction to it. She wanted more right after I let her try it. She ate the food until she was full for the first time. The reaction to this dog food makes it worth me buying plus I believe it is healthy for her. I love my dog and I want her to have the best. I am so happy that I was able to get this product for free to review.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality food my dogs love! I have two dogs, a lab/pit mix and a German Shepard/beagle mix. Both of them have very sensitive skin and have been to the vets many times for ski conditions. Food allergies seem to be their biggest issue and I was recommended to try a grain-free dog food which is so hard to find these days. When I came across Purina True Instinct, I decided to give it a try.Right upon opening it, I noticed the large chunks of meat (venison) which my dogs enjoyed very much compared to regular dry dog food. Over the past 28 days I have noticed a great improvement in both of their coats and skin. Not only is the dog food great but the price is also very reasonable compared to other brands.Purina really hit it spot on with this line of dog food. I will definitely be purchasing this from now on for my two little guys. Overall, they seem to be much more happy and energetic. I also recommend this product to other dog owners. I received a free product for the purpose of my review and all opinions are all honest 100% my own.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog loves it! My dog can be picky with his food, but he wasn't with this! I received a free sample of the grain free chicken and sweet potato, and he devoured it like he would a treat. I've never seen him get so excited for dry dog food, so kudos to you for making a food he really likes!
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has Potential I received a free sample of Purina One Smartblend True Instinct in the chicken and sweet potato flavor and my dog would not eat it. My dog is a picky eater and after many food changes (including this one) I've confirmed that she does not like chicken flavored dog food. Still, I decided to give the 28 day challenge a try and got a Purina One Smartblend True Instinct in turkey and venison flavor. She absolutely loved the venison chunks but she would only eat a little bit of the turkey kibble. I suspect she doesn't like ANY type of poultry. I managed to get her to day 15 of the challenge before I changed to her previous dog food. I gave it 3 stars because what she did eat from the two flavors delivered results. She stopped scratching (which was probably an allergy from previous food#, had energy, and digested the food better than any other I have tried to feed her. It's a shame she does not like poultry because I think this could of been the perfect food for her. Hopefully Purina will come out with another flavor until then I think I'll try another Purina One Smartblend formula in the beef flavor #she loves beef!) because I did like the differences I saw.I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My pup gives it five paws ! As many other pet parents I want the best for my pup and food and diet is a huge decision for me because I want to give him the best. Purinaone wasn't my first choice but after doing some research and giving it a shot with the 28 day challenge I know I found the one. My pup is a german shepherd and he needs food that'll not only help keep his weight but also fill him up and give him energy and nutrients. The first thing I started to notice that actually took me by surprise was that his coat was shiney and soft ! I was so impressed. He started to stop asking for more food cause it would fill him up well and the portion was all he needed he quickly started to develop more energy and play time was more fun and he'd focus more on training. I really am glad I gave this a shot ! Do the research and compare dog food you will be shocked how great this is ! I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own and I wouldn't recommend something if me myself didn't truly love it.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Change~ I revieved this dog food free for review and my sisters dogs were very excited to try this dog food. I was very happy to see all of the nutrients and viatamins in this kind of dog food. I am very happy knowing mila will be getting so much health benefits in this kind of food like protien and antioxidants! They seemed very excited to try it and I think they love it now! The food knid of resembles a treat that I was giving them before so they were very excited but now that they know its food and they can have it more , they Love it!
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Definitely Recommended for grain free seekers This product was given to me as a sample but the opinions I have are my own. From the very first day we tried this kibble, my dog(Talbot) will devour it each time and wants more after his cup is gone. We used to have to play with him and his food to get him to eat it, this food he'll eat on his own:) The things I did notice an improvement on and that were advertised for this product were an increase in energy, brightness in eyes, and my dog loving the taste. Ever since he started eating this kibble, he had TONS of energy and went back to his puppy demeanor, not the 7 year old lying down pup. He wanted to play all the time and always got excited just to go outside:) Brightness in eyes came along with that because he was awake more and not oversleeping. He did digest his food a little bit better but not a significant difference that I noticed. The thing I was kinda disappointed with that the product advertised was an improvement on dental health as well as the skin/coat softness. I didn't notice any significant difference(or small for that matter)...I was really hoping for some improvement on his teeth/gums:/ BUT, overall this product I would definitely recommend because it is grain free and your dog will most likely gobble it up:)
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pup likes it I have a 6-year-old Bichon with no allergies but is a semi-picky eater. He has really enjoyed the Purina ONE SmartBlend True Instinct with Real Turkey & Venison Adult Premium Dog Food. I was surprised to see large chunks of meat along with smaller pieces of dry food. I can vouch for "Day 1+ Taste": my dog can't seem to get enough of it and with a little water added, he barely comes up for air. I have not seen an increase in energy or improved coat, but he loves the food and that's enough of a selling point for me. It seems to be easily digestible. I appreciate that I received a free product for the purpose of my review, but also that my pup had a chance to try a different brand because he was stuck with the same type for the past year or so. Opinions are 100% my own.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has my dog acting like a puppy again My 2 dogs, an American Bulldog and a Shih Tzu, were no longer eating their Iams dog food. They would pick at it and walk away or I would have to add other items to it to get them to eat. After receiving a coupon for a free bag of the Purina One food of my choice, I decided now might be a good time to switch. Because of my dogs many allergies, I chose the Purina One True Instinct Grain Free dry food and I could not be happier. The dogs now eat well and as the weeks have passed, they both seem to have more energy and my 8 year old Bulldog is acting like a puppy again. I will be sticking with Purina One.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dogs loved the taste. I have three dogs, a Pomeranian, a Papillion, and a papi-pom. They all have different flavors preferences, so it can be tricky getting only food that they all enjoy. My dogs loved the taste of the Purina One True Instinct Grain Free Formula. They were on me before I even opened the bag. They loved the food and seemed to eat more of it. I was impressed with the ingredients. The food looked natural and was a nice shape. It was easy for them chew, which is important for the dental aspect. Right now, we're in the end of fall, beginning of winter. I noticed a bit more shine in their coat, but they haven't had the dry skin issues they seem to get spring and fall. I received this item for free from Smiley360 to test and review. All material is my own.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Energy in Older Pets We took the 28 day challenge through Smiley 360. We thought our dogs loved their old food until we gave them Purina One Smart Blend. Now they will not even touch their old food.Our dogs range from 5 to 7 years old. They seem to have a renewed source of energy. We are glad we took the challenge and will now be purchasing Purina One Smart Blend as our primary dog food.Thank you Purina! My dogs love your product!
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exellent quality dog food I have a 3 year old bloodhound named Trusty who has some food and skin allergies. Trusty would get itchy and have some tummy issues on regular dog food. After trying so many kinds of food to correct this we narrowed it down to grain free. However it's not cheap to buy grain free dog food so I was so happy to get the chance to try out Purina one Grain free for free thanks to Purina for a 28 day challenge. The first test came when I got the food and he ate it. Trusty is a picky eater but seemed to like this brand and flavor. Although the kibble bits for large dog is a bit small he ate it up. Next the second test would be how his tummy would react. Passed this test with flying colors not tummy upset. Now heready we are 2 and a half weeks later and not only does he love it and no signs of allergy but his coat is beautiful and shiny when out walking people actually ask if he's a show dog! The price is the final great thing about this. It doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Date published: 2016-09-18
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    No matter how far science advances us, we always look to nature to inspire us. This combination has always been important when it comes to our food.  Purina ONE SmartBlend True Instinct dog food is no different. 

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

    Our expert nutritionists were inspired by a dog’s natural instinct to choose nutrient-dense foods in nature.  That’s why True Instinct is formulated with real chicken as the number one ingredient, along with real sweet potato and other high quality ingredients, to provide the protein and energy active adult 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.

    Why 4 Antioxidant Sources? Together, They Make A Healthy Difference.
    An active dog can benefit from an antioxidant blend. Our dual defense antioxidant blend includes Vitamins E & A, along with minerals zinc and selenium in a complete and balanced diet that works around the clock. Together, they make a healthy difference on the inside by supporting your dog’s immune system and on the outside, by supporting healthy skin and a radiant coat.

    *Good only in U.S.A., A.P.O.'s, F.P.O.'s. Void where taxed, prohibited, and restricted. LIMIT ONE PER INDIVIDUAL, HOUSEHOLD OR E-MAIL ADDRESS. FULL LEGAL COPY

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