Why Switch to Our Dog Food? – PurinaONE®

Why Switch to
Purina ONE®
Dog Food?

Our Smartblend of ingredients means complete and balanced nutrition that can support your dog's well being at every life stage — and real meat is always #1.

See What Sets Our
Dog Food Apart

Dry Dog Food Comparison
Purina ONE
Real meat, fish or poultry is ALWAYS the #1 ingredient
Purina® SMARTBLEND® approach to developing pet food
Shredded meaty morsels (US patent pending)
Breakthrough use of botanical oils in senior formula
Over 80 years of innovation in pet nutrition
Only manufactured in company-owned facilities
No added artificial flavors or preservatives
Iams
Real meat, fish or poultry is ALWAYS the #1 ingredient
Purina® SMARTBLEND® approach to developing pet food
Shredded meaty morsels (US patent pending)
Breakthrough use of botanical oils in senior formula
Over 80 years of innovation in pet nutrition
Only manufactured in company-owned facilities
No added artificial flavors or preservatives
Hill's Science Diet
Real meat, fish or poultry is ALWAYS the #1 ingredient
Purina® SMARTBLEND® approach to developing pet food
Shredded meaty morsels (US patent pending)
Breakthrough use of botanical oils in senior formula
Over 80 years of innovation in pet nutrition
Only manufactured in company-owned facilities
No added artificial flavors or preservatives
*8 out of 29 Science Diet dry dog foods contain real meat, fish or poultry as the first ingredient
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Dry Dog Food Comparison
Real meat, fish or poultry is ALWAYS the #1 ingredient
Purina® SMARTBLEND® approach to developing pet food

Inspired by Nature,
Advanced by Science.™

When nature's ingredients are blended together with scientific precision, they provide the balanced nutrition your pet needs. Learn more.

Shredded meaty morsels (US patent pending)

Tender Meaty Morsels

Look for these in our Shredded Blends.

Breakthrough use of botanical oils in senior formula

Helping an Old Friend Stay Up to His Old Tricks.

Learn how we can help sustain your dog's mind as he ages.

Read the Story Behind the Innovation.

Over 80 years of innovation in pet nutrition
Only manufactured in company-owned facilities
No added artificial flavors or preservatives
Purina ONE
Iams
Hill's Science Diet *
*8 out of 29 Science Diet dry dog foods contain real meat, fish or poultry as the first ingredient
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Nutrition with a Heritage of Innovation

Explore Our Timeline

1987
2010
  • 1987
  • 1992
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2010
  1. 1987

    We Become The First Pet Food Sold in Grocery and Mass to Make Real Meat Our #1 Ingredient

    By making real meat the #1 ingredient in Purina ONE, we were able to provide nutrition with a unique, super premium quality that wasn't available for pets at the time.

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    • Ideal
    • Overweight

    1992

    Our Body Condition Score Helps Fight Pet Obesity

    In our research, we were discovering the benefits of keeping a pet lean and healthy, but there wasn't a simple way for customers to understand whether or not their pets were overweight. A simple body condition score chart developed by Purina helped customers understand just by looking at their pets. We also made sure to incorporate our learnings into our feeding instructions on our packages, in order to help customers get their pets to a healthy weight.

  2. 2000

    The Purina Life-Span Study Results Helps Purina ONE Optimize Our Feeding Recommendations

    A 14-year life-span study conducted by Purina researchers revealed that by feeding dogs to ideal body condition throughout their lives, you can extend their healthy years (1.8 years for dogs in the study). We worked that information into the Purina ONE feeding instructions, which are optimized to help keep regular, active dogs lean and healthy.

  3. 2001

    Our Targeted Nutrition Formulas Help Owners Tailor Their Pets' Diets to Their Needs

    As we did more research, we were finding different ingredient combinations that could benefit certain types of pets, beyond life stage specific formulations. We released our Weight Management and Large Breed adult formulas to suit pets' unique nutritional needs.

  4. 2003

    We Include a Guaranteed Level of Glucosamine from Natural Sources in Certain Dog Products

    Glucosamine is an important nutrient naturally found in the body that helps support healthy joints. We use certain ingredients that are naturally rich sources of glucosamine in our formulas.

  5. 2004

    Our Sensitive Systems Formulas Offer Special Nutrition for Sensitive Pets

    Certain pets, like certain people, have certain sensitivities. To address the special nutritional needs of these pets, we designed a set of formulas that offer highly digestible nutrition plus high levels of skin-essential nutrients for healthy skin and coat.

  6. 2007

    Elements of Soy Help Reduce Pet Obesity

    We introduced specific components of soy into our weight management formulas to help dog owners manage their pets' weight more effectively, especially in instances like spay or neuter, when a slower metabolism and increased weight gain and fat gain can result. Certain beneficial components of soy help the dog's energy metabolism maintain a normal level. This nutrition, with a reduced calorie level, helps them maintain a healthy weight.

  7. 2008

    We Discover a Way to Help Keep Aging Dogs' Minds Bright

    As dogs age, their brains have a more difficult time absorbing glucose, the brain’s primary energy source, causing diminished mental clarity. We developed a way to enable dogs to access an alternative energy source, medium-chain triglycerides, that their aging brains can better absorb. Eating food containing a specific amount of this type of energy was shown to help retain their ability to function like a normal adult dog. This innovation can now be found in our SMARTBLEND Vibrant Maturity Senior Formula.

  8. 2010

    Shredded Kibble Means More Palatable Food for Dogs

    Discovering a way to make a shredded texture in our kibble meant that our foods became more palatable for dogs, who like a soft texture. It also made the food more appealing to dog owners who want to have additional variety than regular brown kibble provides to feed their pets.