Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food

November 11, 2008  
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Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food

Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food is made and manufactured by Nestle Purina. Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food is the most popular among dog owners who feed Beneful dog food. While some think Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food is good for their dogs, the ingredients tell a different story.

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First five ingredients Analysis of Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food:

  1. Ground yellow corn
  2. Corn gluten meal
  3. Whole wheat flour
  4. Animal fat
  5. Soy Protein Concentrate

The first ingredient of Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food is Ground Yellow corn. Corn has been linked to many different problems within dogs including yeast infections to allergies. Corn is often difficult for dogs to digest and offers no nutritional value. We usually never recommend a dog food brand that contains corn.

Again Corn shows up as the second ingredient. It shows up in the form of a Gluten meal, which basically means after everything that may be nutritious has been removed from corn, they take whats left over and call it Gluten Meal.

Whole Wheat flour is the third ingredient. This ingredient is also one we don’t want to see in dog food. Whole Wheat flour is one ingredient that has been linked to numerous cases of dog allergies.

The fourth ingredient, Animal fat is an ingredient in which it is impossible to correctly identify the source. When you can’t identify the source usually this means that it is of lower quality.

With all these unwanted ingredients in the first five ingredients it would be hard to recommend this food to anyone. People are drawn to this food due to the cheaper price. One must think about the future. Ingredients in Beneful dog food have been linked to cases of allergies. Allergies = Vet Visits and Vet Visits = $$$. Your dogs food is an investment of your dogs health.

Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food Full Ingredients List:

Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soy protein concentrate, soybean meal, pearled barley, brewers rice, tricalcium phosphate, sugar, water, animal digest, sorbitol, phosphoric acid, salt, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, calcium carbonate, sorbic acid (a preservative), dried spinach, dried sweet potatoes, dried apples, dicalcium phosphate, choline chloride, calcium propionate (a preservative), DL-Methionine, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6), zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, niacin, Vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, copper sulfate, biotin, garlic oil, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, sodium selenite.
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Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (Min)……………. 25.0% Calcium (Ca) (Min) 1.1%

Crude Fat (Min) 10.0% ……………. Phosphorus (P) (Min) 0.9%

Crude Fiber (Max) 4.0%……………. Iron (Fe) (Min) 100 mg/kg

Moisture (Max) 14.0% ……………. Vitamin A (Min) 10,000 IU/kg

Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.3%……………. Vitamin E (Min) 100 IU/kg

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17 Responses to “Beneful Healthy Harvest dog food”
  1. Michelle says:

    Joan Gainey, It’s not necessarily the price of the food, it is more the ingredients that matter. Beneful has no real meat in it. Sure it has pretty pictures of meat and veggies on the front of the bag…..but, you need to take a look at the ingredient panel. I can not believe that a dog can STAY healthy for very long, eating a food that is primarily made up of Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal,whole wheat flour, animal fat, and soy protein, with a bunch of toxic colors and Menadione thrown in for good measure. Dogs are primarily Carnivores, and have no use for any grains. A budget friendly food with good ingredients is Costco’s Kirkland Signature, it has good ingredients and is only 14 dollars for a twenty pound bag, or 26 dollars for a 40lb bag.It is rated a 4* out of 5* on this site and others.Feeding your dog Beneful is like you eating out of the Mcdonald’s dumpster every day. 🙁

  2. Richard Atkinson says:

    Beneful Healthy Harvest dogfood is a godsend to older dogs with pancreatic problems that are aggravated by the higher fat and protein content that the meat based counterparts provide. Unfortunately, it appears that Purina has pulled this product from the shelves…and my old guy will suffer for that decision unless I can find him a suitable soy based substitute.

    Your dog is not a pure carnivore and never has been. At least not since domestication so many thousands of years ago. Even wolves do not eat a purely meat based diet.


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