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PURINA BENEFUL OR IAMS???

Discuss ways to improve the quality of your dog's life and longevity through proper nutrition; a place for all of your questions and answers about feeding your pooch!

Please keep discussions fun, friendly, and helpful at all times. Non-informative posts criticizing a particular brand or another poster’s choice of food are not allowed in this Forum. References to any brand of food as "junk," "garbage," or other harsh names will be removed.

  
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Snuggles

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 2:02pm PST 
I was wondering about this because our older three dogs (not Snuggles--she eats canned Kirkland Signature dog food) will be switching from IAMS Adult Dog food to Purina Beneful because the Beneful was more affordable at our PetSmart than the IAMS was. I was wondering if anyone here has tried Beneful, and if it is healthier than the IAMS---or is IAMS healthier???
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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 2:25pm PST 
Chase was on Purina Beneful when we first adopted him. He was not big on the flavour and it made him poo 5 times a day! Plus the first two ingredients are yellow corn and chicken by-product, which are not so good ingredients for dogs. Also, our vet recommended switching to a higher-grade dog food. It was her polite way of saying "stay away from Purina".

Chase is now on Canidae dry mixed with Canidae canned or Wellness canned. He is loving it...his coat is very shiny and his muscles are rippling smile

How about going with Kirkland dry dog food? Others on the forum have recommended it. I looked at the ingredients on Kirkland Lamb and Rice formula and the first two are lamb & lamb meal. Much healthier and very affordable.

Here are some sites.
http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/images/kirkland.jpg
http://www.woodh avenlabs.com/dogfoods.html
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Snuggles

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 2:27pm PST 
Yes, I have heard great things about the Kirkland dry food---Snugs prefers the canned version actually---anyway, if they don't like the Beneful, we still have IAMS for them.
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Shasta

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 2:58pm PST 
Shasta loves her beneful, and we haven't heard anything bad about it. With other brands she would eat when she was sooo hungry, with Beneful she eats it right away.


PS. LOL we don't starve her, she always has food in her bowl, and she eats when she wants too.
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Snuggles

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 3:04pm PST 
I just wanted make sure the Beneful is good for our dogs---because I keep hearing bad things about IAMS (which they will not give up--we are just trying Beneful with them, because it was more affordable).
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Queenie- Gismo

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 3:32pm PST 
Neitheir of the foods are good. Kirklands is far better and I'm guessing more affordable.
the lady that runs this site is very helpfull
http://www.mordanna.com/dogfood/
My grandma fed her shar peis benefull and it was worse than pedigree. She switched to eagle pack but I know thats out of some peoples price range. I have fed kirklands for at least the last six months and all four of my dogs love it!

Edited to add that I don't even think meat is the first ingredient in benefull is it? I think its corn and that is the biggest sign that you do not want to feed it.
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Snuggles

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 4:12pm PST 
All 3 of our oldest dogs---except Snuggles (she sticks with her canned food---she'll try Beneful eventually)---LOVED the Beneful!!! They finished their entire bowl of Beneful!!!
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Jamie

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 4:47pm PST 
Queenie- Gismo is right -- neither brand of food is very good. Both contain by-products and lots of fillers. Both are considered "low-quality" pet foods. I suggest you learn a little about reading labels on food.. here are some sites that helped me out!

http://www.asuperiorgsd.com/dog.food.html
http://www.asuper iorgsd.com/feeding.html
http://home.att.net/~wdcusick/011.html

A nd then here is a link to where you can compare ingredients in popular brands of dog food:
http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=comp-wiz

A general rule of thumb is that any pet food you can purchase at your local grocery store or WalMart is low-quality food, food you can purchase at a larger pet chain food store such as PetCo or Petsmart is better but still not as good, and any pet food that is harder to find and sometimes special-order is the best.

I feed my pups Nutro Natural Choice. It is available at all PetCo and Petsmart locations and is a very good quality food to be feeding your animals. Also since its higher quality, contains NO by-products and hardly any to no fillers, you feed less and there is less mess to clean up in your yard. smile
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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 5:04pm PST 
I feed Belgian Iams and he is in tip top shape.

Minerva since she is older the vet has a special food brand for her but i can only buy it through him.

not to get in an argument about Iams but i prefer it over other foods anyways it is the only food Belgian eats. I once tryed Kirkland and that was $20 wasted because he didnt even touch it. (good thing mom had some meat leftover until she went back out to buy iams) She bought it the next day of course.

WOOF!!
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Bodha Lei- (Rainbow- Bridge)

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Barked: Tue Oct 4, '05 5:15pm PST 
ick, you couldn't give me a free lifetime supply of either. for kibbles i like Innova Evo, Karma,Merrick, Solid Gold,Natures Variety ,Canidae & Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul(i know dumb name).not neccesarily in that order.
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