I’ve pretty much only used Purina for all of my dogs for the past decades for their dedication to quality, health, and (from what it seems) taste. Lately, I’ve narrowed my selection down to the Purina Beneful line, as they have something for each one of my dogs, past and present. These are some of my favorite Beneful dry dog foods:
Beneful “Originals” is made with real beef accented with spinach, peas and carrots. This is the classic Beneful blend that most owners pick up. It has everything that I have come to expect from Purina, bites that are nutritious and full of antioxidants and consist of a mix of both chewy and crunchy nuggets. Most dogs and owners will find everything they need from this formulation, and if your dog doesn’t like the beef, try the Originals with real chicken or with real salmon.
The Beneful “Healthy Weight” formulation is made with real chicken accented with apples, carrots and green beans. A very different composition of fruits and veggies than the others on this list. I would alternate with this Beneful blend when my dog outweighed my kindergartener, as it has a special calorie-conscious recipe that still provides all the day’s nutrients for a big dog. It can be eaten everyday for a quicker (but healthy weight reduction) or split in proportion with one of the other Beneful blends on petco.com, or according to taste.
The Beneful “Healthy Puppy” blend (made with real chicken accented with peas and carrots) was easily one of the most popular dry foods I could get my puppies to eat. Its loaded with calcium and DHA, this ensures our little ones grow up with healthy bones and eyes, and everything else they need for their growing puppy brains and bodies. Easily chewable as well, nothing that will damage their tender gums.
Beneful “Playful Life” (made with real beef and egg accented with blueberries and spinach). This one’s for the high energy breeds and individuals, this Beneful on facebook formulation not only is made with genuine meat like the others, but also includes real egg in the kibble for a protein fueled boost that will give them energy all day.
The Beneful “Incredibites” line (with real beef accented with carrots and peas) is the perfect formulation for small dogs, this blend is rich in protein and other nutrients in specially-sized smaller chunks. If your smaller dog doesn’t like the beef, try it in chicken.