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What is so wrong with Purina?

My dogs eat Purina Beneful and love it.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Pets

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  • I have always fed Purina Dog Chow. My dogs are happy & healthy. They have never had health problems. My yorkie is 14 years old & still going strong. My lab is 10 years old and still playful as a puppy.

    When all the dog foods were being recalled for poisoning animals, Purina was safe.

    People forget that dogs have stronger stomachs than we do. They eat dead, raw animals anytime they can get one. They eat their own poop.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:44 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • nothing really

    Answer by staciandababy at 12:23 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Well, this is a quote from another post:

    They are not toys, they are not novelty items. They require proper nutrition, as in, no Purina, Ol' Roy, or Pedigree. They require money for training, medical emergencies, toys, leashes, dishes, crates, and the list goes on. If you can't afford it, don't do it.

    So, I'm just confused as to why she said NO PURINA. What the hell is so wrong with Purina?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Probably nothing. We personally go for Eukanuba

    Answer by Skepticchick at 12:53 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • It has been found that dogs do best on a real meat diet. Think of what they would eat in the wild, it sure as hell wouldnt be dry kibble. Just think of humans who eat a whole food diet vs processed, common sense. My mothers friend's dog was on a raw meat, sometimes cooked meat diet and outlived any dog of his breed by 8 years or something, It was time consuming and messy but it is how they are meant to eat.

    Answer by Crystal8327 at 1:50 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Crystal--well, then that would be all dry dog food, wouldn't it? Not just specific brands.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • What about Purina sold in pet stores like Purina Pro Plan with shredded meat? It's not cheap dog food and you can only buy it in pet stores. The 1st ingredients are meat and not fillers. I was always under the impression that you want to avoid the cheaper brands sold in grocery stores and stores like Wal mart and target, buy only from pet stores & make sure that the 1st ingredients are not fillers.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • The problem with Purina dog food is the ingredients: Ingredients
    Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten meal, meat and bone meal, brewers rice, soybean meal, barley, whole grain wheat, animal digest, calcium carbonate, salt, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Yellow 6), DL-Methionine, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite.

    Answer by Babylove76 at 5:34 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • You want to feed your dog with food that has real meat as the 1st ingredient - NOT by-product meal which consists of: legs, neck, undeveloped eggs and intestines - REAL meat is better. both veggies AND fruit, contains NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Preservatives like BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin and propylene glycol have little to no nutritional value and can actually be toxic to your pet if you feed more than the recommended amount of food (listed on the label). Fillers including corn, wheat and soy are not only minimal in nutrition but also are not digestible! (Need I remind you about corn in your stool....? 'nuff said)
    If you'd like, PM me and I will tell you what I feed my dog and how well her health is since feeding it to her. (I don't want CM to think I am promoting the product.) HTH!

    Answer by Babylove76 at 5:45 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Ingredients from my dog food bag label:
    Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Rye. Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrocholride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Fructooligosaccharides, Monooligosaccharides, Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ditamin D3, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3),

    Answer by Babylove76 at 5:55 AM on Feb. 18, 2010