When our dog came into our lives 10 years ago, we knew he would need a hearty, healthy dog chow to meet his growing puppy needs. We weren’t sure where to start. Our little 5-month-old Labrador retriever was full of energy and seemed to be endlessly hungry.
We decided to start him on Beneful‘s puppy formula food, and it was truly love at first bite. The dog seemed satisfied with a belly full of Beneful Healthy Puppy kibble. We were happy that the brand offered a variety of flavors and ingredients for the full range of dogs. Bowl after bowl, our little guy chomped away, eventually working up to Beneful’s original grown up dog chow — beef flavored.
Purina Beneful has an original slate of foods in beef, chicken and salmon flavors, including real meat and vegetables. There is also the Healthy Puppy, Healthy Weight and Playful Life dry dog food. The company offers wet dog food also, with textures that feel like real meat and tastes that will make any dog’s mouth water. Wet food comes in Chopped Blends including: beef, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice; chicken, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice; salmon, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice.
Other types of Chopped Blends include ingredients such as turkey, sweet potatoes, peas, liver and spinach. Beneful brand also boasts a menu of Prepared Meals including: beef stew; chicken stew; simmered beef entree; simmered chicken medley; beef and chicken medley; roasted chicken; roasted turkey medley; and savory rice and lamb stew. Additionally, there are Tuscan style medley, Romana style medley and Mediterranean style medley Prepared Meals.
Purina stands by its product, which is made from ingredients tested by more than 400 scientists to ensure the highest quality and health standards for dogs. Crew members oversee raw ingredients as they are delivered to plants, making sure that the food is the best dogs can get from the very start.
The company uses a sophisticated high-tech system to track ingredients throughout the food-making process, and to gather and manage data on the quality of each product used. Purina works closely with farmers and suppliers to help create a sustainable and positive impact on the environment and product. Use of antibiotics by suppliers is tolerated only for the prevention or treatment of disease, and never to make products grow larger or faster.
One way Purina ensures the quality of its products is by producing 99 percent of its dog food inside the United States in company-owned and operated facilities. Most of the ingredients used in Purina dog food is also sourced in the United States. Its tracking system is used to track ingredients from when there are dropped off to the plants, through the processing of food and on to the consumer.
Purina suppliers are required to meet very strict standards for things like product quality, sanitation, product safety and manufacturing processes. Each facility, such as those in Dunkirk, New York and Clinton, Iowa, have quality assurance and control labs and management right there on site.