3.8
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Purina
Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food (All Varieties)

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Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food (All Varieties)
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

GREAT DOG FOOD!

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from Houston, Texas

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Dog Likes It
  • Easy To Digest
  • Good Value
  • Improves Coat
  • Nutritional
  • Tasty

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Active Dogs
  • Larger Dogs
  • Older Dogs

Comments about Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food (All Varieties):

My dog loves this and can't eat anything else or it will upset his tummy. He is a 5 year old black lab. His coat is shiny and he seems to think its the best dog food ever! It doesn't stink - only downfall is it can be a tad more pricey for it than other brands.

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5.0

Only chow I feed my dog now.

Comments about Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food (All Varieties):

I've tried a lot of dry dog foods for my Chihuahua/Papion mix and Beneful is the only one she will eat. Strange, because she is the type of dog that will eat almost anything. Even the cat food. But, I've tried numerous other dry foods and she wouldn't touch them. I received a coupon for Beneful a few years ago so thought I'd give it a try because I had to get her off a steady diet of wet food and get her eating some chow, if for no other reason than to help clean her teeth. I've tried all the varieties of the Beneful and she seems to like them all. She especially likes the one that comes in the small chunks, the "Incredibites" better, but she does eat the regular chunk sizes too. However, she doesn't care for the green pieces in the dry food and picks them out and throws them on the floor. I like that Beneful can be purchased in different sizes. 3lb, 7lb and larger. Many brands only come in larger bags. A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to find a coupon for Buy a bag, get a bag free so being able to print 2 coupons I was able to really save big on her food. It was on sale to begin with and my coupons got me 2 free bags of the 7lb. Since she likes all of the flavors, I bought 2 healthy weight, 1 Incredibites, and 1 fiesta. I do find it difficult to find the Incredibites in a lot of the stores.

Quality of Ingredients
Doesn't have Chicken or real meat and only has Chicken by-products as the 2nd ingredient, but most standard dry foods are the same. These ingredients have more flavor than other brands so my dog likes them.

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1.0

Beneful Made My Dog Sick, and then He Died

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from Boynton Beach, FL

Comments about Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food (All Varieties):

Don't believe the commercials and the hype. We began feeding Beneful to our Australian Shepard, Ozzie, when he was just a puppy because of the television commercials that made it seem healthy and full of quality ingredients. Before he was 4 years old, he had surgery to correct near blindness. Within a year and a half of that, his liver began to rapidly fail and despite our prayers and multiple trips to the vet, he died. Do NOT give this food to any animal. Ours was not an isolated case. I wish we had paid closer attention to the ingredient list sooner, and had read the online posts and warnings from other dog owners. We never would have continued using this awful product.

Quality of Ingredients
The number one ingredient in Purina Beneful dry dog food is ground corn meal, followed by "chicken by-product meal", a dry powder made from slaughterhouse leftovers. Several other ingredients raise red flags, including generic "animal fat" which could come from anywhere --- spoiled grocery store meats, roadkill? The list of dubiously/carefully phrased ingredients goes on ... lots of sugar, corn, rice, wheat by products and questionably sourced minerals, etc.

Beneful also contains a food moisturizer, propylene glycol which has been banned by the FDA for use in making cat food.

Finally, Beneful contains menadione, a form of vitamin K which is linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells. This is what we think hurt Ozzie the most.

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The flavor, apparently, is the best thing about the product, from a dog's perspective.

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4.0

Renewed Energy

Comments about Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food (All Varieties):

I have a 10 year old German Shepherd. He was getting to a point where he never plaayed and frankly looked like he was on the downslide of life. I have always bought expensive dog food for him as he has an allergy to beef. When I switched to beneful I was skeptical because it was fairly priced. I bought the formula that didn't contain beef and promoted energy and a healthy shiny coat. Within weeks my Shepherd did a complete turn around and looks so much better. He plays ball again with me, runs around again, and his fur is shiny and healthy looking. I would reccomend this to anyone!!

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