Beneful

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Beneful
Type Private
Industry Pet food
Area served Worldwide
Products Dog food
Owner(s) Nestlé Purina PetCare
Website www.beneful.com

Beneful dog food is marketed and manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare. Beneful offers a wide range of dry dog food, wet dog food, and dog treats and dog snacks.

Information[edit]

Beneful controls is procedures for producing its products by having a tracking system for the ingredients that are included in their dog food. Beneful also has strict standards for ingredient specifications, product safety, sanitation and manufacturing practices.[1] The Beneful website includes links and videos of encouragement for people to play with their pets with games and ideas.[2] It also includes maps of where someone could take their dog to go play.[3]

Products[edit]

Beneful is recognized for selling the following products:

Dry dog food[edit]

  • Healthy Fiesta
  • Healthy Growth for Puppies
  • Healthy Radiance®
  • Healthy Weight
  • IncrediBites®
  • Original
  • Playful Life™

Prepared meals[edit]

  • Beef & Chicken Medley
  • Beef Stew
  • Chicken Stew
  • Hearty Roasters™ Savory Beef Recipe
  • Hearty Roasters™ Savory Pork Recipe
  • Hearty Roasters™ Savory Turkey Recipe
  • Roasted Chicken Recipe
  • Roasted Turkey Medley
  • Savory Rice & Lamb Stew
  • Simmered Beef Entrée
  • Simmered Chicken Medley

Medleys[edit]

  • Mediterranean Style Medley
  • Romana Style Medley
  • Tuscan Style Medley

Dog snacks[edit]

  • Baked Delights™ Stars™ with Bacon & Cheese
  • Baked Delights™ Stars™ with Chicken & Cheese
  • Baked Delights™ Snackers™
  • Baked Delights™ Hugs™
  • Baked Delights™ Quacks™[4]

Accusation[edit]

Although the claims are not confirmed to be true, there have been numerous complaints about Beneful dog food making owners' dogs sick with illness or possibly dying. The recorded symptoms of the ill dogs were all similar and included laziness, weakness, glazed over eyes, not interested in drinking water or eating food, white gums, and loss of control over bodily functions. It was recorded that Beneful is taking matters into serious consideration and that they do not wish to damage the healthy reputation that it currently has. It encourages people to notify Beneful, email Beneful, or mail Beneful if this happens to someone's dog.[5][6] The FDA has yet to take matters into their own hands and has failed to respond to the several complaints that Nestlé has been receiving. [7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How does Purina® ensure the quality of its products?". Beneful by Purina. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Dog Playbook". Beneful by Purina. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Explore Pet:This map is your resource for dog-friendly places". Beneful by Purina. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Beneful® products". Beneful by Purina. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Beneful Dog Food". Snopes.com. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "ARE THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT BENEFUL PET FOOD VALID". HAMLETHUB LOCAL NEWS, HamletHub. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nestlé Purina's Beneful accused of poisoning dogs". Microsoft MSN news. Retrieved 5 May 2013.