Beneful Playful Life dog food

November 2, 2008  
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Beneful Playful Life dog food Review

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

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First five ingredients of Beneful Playful Life dog food:

  1. Ground yellow corn
  2. chicken by-product meal
  3. corn gluten meal
  4. whole wheat flour
  5. animal fat

The first ingredient of Beneful Playful Life 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.

The second ingredient Chicken By-Product meal is also one we try and stay away from. Its hard to determine the quality of this ingredient. Chicken By-Products are usually lower quality parts of the chicken that are rejected for human consumption.

Again Corn shows up as the third 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 fourth 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 fifth 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.
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Beneful Playful Life Dog Food Full Ingredients List:

Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), rice flour, beef, soy flour, egg product, oat meal, sugar, sorbitol, tricalcium phosphate, salt, phosphoric acid, animal digest, potassium chloride, sorbic acid (a preservative), dried tomatoes, dried spinach, water, calcium propionate (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, added color (Yellow 5, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 2), Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, calcium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin D-3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.
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Beneful Playful Life Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (Min)27.5%……………. Calcium (Ca) (Min) 1.1%

Crude Fat (Min) 11.0%……………. Iron (Fe) (Min) 150 mg/kg

Crude Fiber (Max) 4.0% ……………. Selenium (Se) (Min) 0.2 mg/kg

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

Linoleic Acid (Min) 1.5%……………. Vitamin E (Min) 100 IU/kg
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One Response to “Beneful Playful Life dog food”
  1. Lori says:

    I am so glad I came across your site. My sweet girl has been biting and scratching up a storm since she has been on this food and I said it was food allergies but my husband thought I was being ridiculous. Now I have proof and that crap is going in the garbage where it belongs. Thank you.

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