PRO PLAN Wellness Diets

PRO PLAN Performance Starter Mother & Puppy Chicken Dry Dog Food 12kg

Caring for a pregnant dog is a special journey, whether you're a breeder or a doting dog family. The best way you can support her during this time is to meet her heightened nutritional needs.

Pack Size 12kg

Item No. 12519094

PRO PLAN®  Performance starter combines essential nutrients for growing healthy puppies. DHA from fish oil nourishes brain and vision development. Calcium builds strong bones and teeth, and Colostrum supports the immune response.  It's also high in protein to fuel your dog's energy needs during pregnancy and lactation and help her recovery after birth.  


Supports immune response: Colostrum to help mum and her developing puppies 

Nourishes growing brains and eyes: Thanks to DHA, also found in Mother's milk

Easy to digest: Rehydratable kibble to help infant puppies wean from their mother’s milk 

Strong bones and teeth: Calcium, Phosphorus and other minerals support bone development

Made in Australia: With no added artificial colours, flavours and preservatives

Premium ingredients: Real chicken as the #1 ingredient

Chicken meal and chicken (36%); animal fat; brewers rice; whole grain wheat; oats; wheat gluten; animal digest; barley; beet pulp; fish meal and fish oil (source of DHA); minerals, vitamins, amino acids (including calcium, phosphorous, sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, selenium, iodine, aluminosilicate, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, choline, folic acid); colostrum (0.1%) and natural antioxidants.

Nutritional Composition As Feed Dry Matter
Crude Protein 32% 34.59%
Crude Fat 21% 22.70%
Crude Fibre (Max) 3.0% 3.24%
Calcium (Ca) (Min) 1% 1.08%
Phosphorus (P) (Min) 0.8% 0.86%
DHA (Min) 0.1 0.11%
Glucosamine (Min) 400mg/kg 432mg/kg
Vitamin C (Min) 70mg/kg 76mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min) 460 IU/kg 497 IU/kg
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Min) 0.5% 0.54%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Min) 2% 2.16%
Metabolisable Energy (ME) 3.9kcal/g

Daily Feeding Guide

Weaning Puppy (Expected Adult Weight)
Age in Weeks Meals/day 2kg 5kg 10kg 15kg 25kg 35kg 45kg 60kg 75kg 90kg
Up to 3 Weeks Mother's milk only
3-5 Weeks At will Introduce soaked kibble (1 part of kibble + 2 parts warm water up to 60 degrees Celsius)
6 Weeks + 3-4 (moistened) 50g 55g 75g 85g 95g 105g 120g 145g 165g 190g
3 Months 3 Meals 60g 85g 115g 140g 190g 210g 235g 330g 430g 530g
4 Months 60g 80g 120g 150g 220g 250g 270g 390g 465g 560g
5 Months 60g 70g 140g 170g 235g 300g 340g 505g 645g 795g
6 Months 2 Meals  60g 70g 145g 190g 290g 350g 395g 580g 690g 840g
9 Months Adult++ 70g 154g 210g 340g 475g 580g 770g 1020 1240g
12 Months Adult++ Adult++ Adult++ Adult++ Adult++ 505g 625g 815g 1020g 1215g
24 Months Adult++ Adult++ Adult ++ Adult++ Adult++ Adult++ Adult++ 825g 970g 1110g

+ After weening, it is recommended to feed PRO PLAN® Puppy product according to adult body size or keep your growing puppy on PRO PLAN® PERFORMANCE.

++ When your puppy has reached adulthood, transition to appropriate PRO PLAN® Adult product or keep your active dog on PRO PLAN® PERFORMANCE.

Daily Feeding Guide

Gestation and Lactaction (Adult Ideal Weight)
  2kg 5kg 10kg 15kg 25kg 35kg 45kg 60kg 75kg 90kg
Weeks of Pregnancy Gestation
1-5 Weeks 55g 105g 165g 215g 305g 380g 450g 545g 635g 715g
6 Weeks 60g 115g 180g 235g 335g 420g 495g 600g 700g 790g
7 Weeks 70g 125g 200g 260g 370g 460g 545g 660g 765g 865g
8 Weeks 75g 140g 220g 285g 405g 505g 600g 725g 845g 955g
9 Weeks  80g 150g 240g 315g 445g 555g 660g 770g 930g 1050g
Weeks of puppy's age  Lactation 
1-2 Weeks 110g 205g 330g 430g 605g 760g 900g 1090g 1270g 1435g
3-4 Weeks 170g 310g 495g 645g 910g 1140g 1350g 1640g 1900g 2150g
5-6 Weeks 110g 205g 330g 430g 605g 760g 900g 1090g 1270g 1435g


IMPORTANT Always have fresh, clean water available.

Although you will be keen to see the difference PRO PLAN® can make in your dog, please allow 7 – 10 days to transition from their current food.  This enables your dog’s digestive enzymes to gradually adapt to the change in ingredient and nutritional content, assisting with the proper digestion of the food and helping prevent stomach upsets.  Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more of PRO PLAN® until you are feeding PRO PLAN® exclusively.

Please dispose of it in your garbage bin. Do not put any soft plastics in your household recycling bin, as they can contaminate other materials and make them harder to recycle.

* A few councils have a specialist soft plastic recycling service: please check with your local council.