Diamond PRO89 Dog Food Review

You’ve probably heard of Taste of the Wild, and if you know how good that is you’ll be happy to know Diamond PRO89 is an endurance / working dog offering from the same manufacturer. It’s a high protein, high fat dog food with an emphasis on meat with a backing of grains. In fact, the “89” in the name is a reference to 89% of the protein being from animal sources.

In our Diamond PRO89 formula we’ll take a look at the ingredients and composition, and look at why you may feed this as an alternative to, say, one of the many Australian working dog foods…

Diamond PRO89 dog food products

There’s only one formula in the PRO89 range, but there is a regular Diamond range of dog foods as well.

  • Diamond PRO89 Beef, Pork, and Ancient Grains Formula for Adult Dogs.

Diamond PRO89 dog food review

What the marketing says

Diamond PRO89 is marketed for performance dogs with “nutrients they need to support hard work and endurance”. If you’ve read our guide to working dog formulas you’ll know meat and meat fats are far better for energy and muscle maintenance than the (cough cough, “cheap”) grains we find in other working dog foods.

Diamond PRO89 Dog Food Review

With Diamond PRO89 dog food having an emphasis on meat and meat fat we know we’re on the right track, and the marketing fits the purpose of the food.

We find a statement about guaranteed pro biotics, which is good for gut health. There’s also a “Beef is the 1st ingredient” claim, so we’ll take a look at that in the review to see if it holds up…

What the ingredients really say

Beef is the first ingredient, which is expected given what it says on the front of the bag, but as this is “wet weight” it won’t be as significant once cooked. Thankfully we find pork as the second ingredient, and the third ingredient is yet another meat inclusion – beef meal. This is a fantastic combination of what the industry calls real meat, backed up with a protein dense meal.

It’s nice to see chicken fat as a specific fat ingredient. Without specifically referring to other working dog foods this is much better than something like tallow. Alright cobber?

Compare these meat and fat ingredients to other working dog foods and you’ll see a world of difference. The reason for this is most Aussie brand working dog foods are made by milling companies 😉

Diamond PRO89 Dog Food Review

The 4th and 5th ingredients are sorghum and whole grain brown rice, and these will serve to bind the kibble – it would fall apart otherwise. I estimate 32% carbohydrates which is really good, and your working dog will have no trouble utilising these grains as an energy source.

You’ll notice the ingredients list is very long, but we’ve actually already covered the main constituents. The reason for this is Diamond hand-pick all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to work as a cohesive whole, rather than dust over baked cereal grains with a vitamin/mineral premix bought cheaply from some overseas supplier.

We find some other nice inclusions in the food – flaxseed to support your performance dog’s joints and wellbeing, and chia seeds which help retain water to help your dog stay hydrated as well as regulate blood sugar. Probiotics are included as well, like they say on the front of the bag, and we also find glucosamine and chondroitin to further support joints.

It’s these smaller inclusions which really tell a quality product, and Diamond PRO89 dog food is hard to fault.

Recommended if you have a working dog, performance dog, or any crazily over-active breed like a Labrador or Border Collie.

Where to buy Diamond PRO89 dog food

Diamond PRO89 dog food is available from VeryPet

Relevant videos of Diamond PRO89

This one’s a 57 second ad straight from Diamond featuring some gorgeous dogs in black and white and a soundtrack to inspire Rocky:

Diamond Pro89 dog food review – fancy ad.

If you want something more scientific and insightful, then here’s an overview of the Diamond Pet Foods production facility and process:

Diamond PRO89 dog food review – Virtual tour of a Diamond Pet Foods Facility

Ingredients of Diamond PRO89 dog food

Ingredients of Diamond PRO89 dog food as of September 2021:

Beef, pork, beef meal, grain sorghum, whole grain brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), millet, fish meal, dried beet pulp, natural flavor, flaxseed, quinoa, chia seed, potassium chloride, salt, DL-Methionine, choline chloride, taurine, glucosamine hydrochloride, L-Carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, chondroitin sulfate, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.

Guaranteed analysis of Diamond PRO89 dog food

Guaranteed analysis of Diamond PRO89 dog food as of September 2021:

Protein(min) 30%
Fat(min) 20%
Crude Fibre(max) 2.2%
Carbohydrates *(max) 32% (estimated)
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.

Diamond PRO89 frequently asked questions

Is Diamond PRO89 suitable for puppies?

Diamond PRO89 is an adult formula suitable for dogs over 1+ years.

Is Diamond PRO89 a suitable working dog food?

Yes, Diamond PRO89 dog food is formulated for high-energy with a 30% protein and 20% fat ratio.

Diamond PRO89 dog food recalls

There are no known recalls at the current time. Other Diamond products have been subject to recall but nothing since 2013, and it has to be considered Diamond Pet Foods are a large manufacturer who distribute worldwide. Diamond PRO89 dog food has no logged recalls.

Previous recalls:

  • None.

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9.2 Total Score
A very good endurance / working dog food

  • High protein and fat from meat
  • Low carbs
  • Well considered ingredients
David D'Angelo

David D'Angelo has worked as a scientist since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2000. In addition, David holds a CPD accredited Diploma in Pet Nutrition as well as being CPD accredited VSA (Veterinary Support Assistant). However, his experience and involvement in the pet food industry for 15+ years has given true insight into pet food, formulations, science, research, and pet food marketing. Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

  1. I don’t see Calcium or Phosphorous.

  2. Excellent working dog formula. Highly nutritious. Less smelly stools. Great shiny coat. My Rottweillers muscle definition is excellent after putting them on this.

  3. I have noticed this product along with Diamond Naturals, Maintenance, Performance, etc on stores like Walmart r Petcarerx. Are all these different brands from the same company?

  4. How much different is this from the naturals range from Diamond, quality wise?

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