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is Beneful a safe dry dog food to feed my sensitive dog?

what about Purina?


Asked by Member 1038931 on Jun 28th 2011 Tagged food, dog in Pet Food
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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

Safe? Eh, I'd say so. (Beneful is made by Purina, BTW.) Whether those are quality foods or not, however, is another matter entirely. I recommend you read this: www.dogster.com


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 6/28/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Mishka

Its safe but not necessarily healthy for your dogs. I would recommend feeding your dog wellness, blue buffalo, taste of the wild, and there are many other great foods out there. Check out the dogster food forums


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Amazing Grace

I'm going to guess as to what you mean by sensitive. My opinion applies to either a sensitive stomach or to sensitive skin. I would stay away from dog food with sugar, dyes, meat byproducts,corn and most grain. I get overwhelmed by all the choices out there. I'm using ProPlan Select right now and getting good results. ProPlan Sensitive (pink&black bag?) was okay when my dogs were more active.


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sookie

try rachel ray just 6 lamb and brown rice dog food its good for sensitive dogs No by-product meal or fillers. No artificial flavors or artificial preservatives.No corn. No wheat. No soy
Ingredients are
Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Ground Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Sulfate, Folic Acid.


sookie answered on 6/28/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Zack

What is your dog sensitive to? I'd recommend visiting with your vet about allergy testing or a food trial to help you know what foods work best for your dog. Or at the very least, examine the food that makes your dog "sensitive" and be sure any new food you try has different main ingredients.

The Rachel Ray food the previous poster recommended would make my dog sick - he is very allergic to lamb and slightly allergic to rice. Both together make him scratch until his hair falls out. He does poorly on lamb and chicken based diets, but well on fish, venison, or rabbit based diets.

Every "sensitive" dog may have different reactions to different allergens, which is why it's important to base these decisions on an individual basis.


Zack answered on 6/28/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dieta

no.
purina and beneful is the same thing, same brand.
check your manufacturers on the back of bags.Purina uses tons of corn fillers

Evo red meat and no grain feeds are the best for dog sensitivities.Check out Pet stores instead and see if they can direct you to no grain bags. Or consider maybe raw, but it's not for all dogs, esp. sensitive ones, been there done that
goodluck.


Dieta answered on 6/29/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Tiara

Beneful has alot of sugar in the food. It is not a good food to use for your dog. I have heard that some vets are seeing health problems because of the sugar. Purina would be a small step up. Have you checked into Nutro Max? It is about the same price of purina without all the by-products and ground corn.


Tiara answered on 7/5/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

Purina Beneful (Beneful is made my Purina) is not a good food to feed any dog.

Beneful is filled with corn, chicken by-product meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat (what TYPE of animal?), rice flour, soy, sugar, propylene glycol, meat and bone meal (what TYPE of meat and bone meal?), phosphoric acid, salt, water, animal digest (what TYPE of animal?), added color, menadione, etc.

Beneful is filled with unnamed meats, by-products, soy, corn, wheat, sugars, added colors and chemicals. Doesn't sound appetizing, right? Beneful is, if not the worst dog food you could ever feed to a dog.

I highly recommend feeding Orijen, Acana, The Honest Kitchen, Sojos or Primal Pet Foods to your dog. These foods are great for dogs who have allergies or who are sensitive to certain foods.

Is it safe? No. Would I ever feed it? No.


Member 930032 answered on 2/24/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer