Beneful Dry Dog Food

Healthy dog food that tastes great too? No, it’s not too much to ask. Just fill your dog’s bowl with the antioxidant-rich nutrition in Beneful Originals With Real Beef and you’re giving him 100% of the nutrients he needs to help him thrive every day. All in a mix of tender and crunchy bites dogs love. It’s everyday healthy and all kinds of yum.

Quick facts

  • Six (6) 3.5-Pound Bags of Beneful Dry Dog Food, Originals with Real Beef Formula
  • Antioxidant-rich nutrition helps support a healthy immune system
  • High-Quality protein including real beef
  • 100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition
  • 23 Essential vitamins and minerals

Top reviews

The perfect size and my dogs love it!

This package is the perfect size. There are 6 shrink wrapped bags. They store easily on a shelf and stay free. Plus Max and Marley love it!
DesireeGatesville, NC

$36 for 21 lbs of bad dog food? You can do a lot better!!!

Look at the first three ingredients of the following products (the first ingredients on the list are the highest in the makeup of the food):

Product A: Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal
Product B: Chicken,chicken meal,whole grain brown rice

Does a product primarily composed of corn and “by-products” sound as healthy for your dog as one whose first two ingredients are chicken and followed up by rice, a quality grain? Do dogs feed themselves on primarily corn in the wild? Of course not.

And what if I told you that Product B is sold for $30 per 40lb bag at Costco, while Product A is being sold at $36 for 21lbs worth of inferior food? Which sounds like the better deal to you?

Do yourself a favor and save yourself some cash while also providing a healthier meal for your loved one. I’m not here to push Costco’s Kirkland brand dog food, which is Product B in this comparison and is clearly a better value then Beneful. Blue Buffalo, Taste of the Wild, Canidae,etc are other examples of much higher quality foods that can be had for a lot cheaper. For once you can eat healthy AND save money.

EvelynnGreenfield, NH

Beneful Bliss

Very good product. We order it for monthly delivery through Amazon,for convenience. It is delivered a couple of times per month. All 6 of our dogs will eat it, from the Yorkie, who picks out all of the red pieces, to the Labrador Mix, who just gobbles, they seem quite contented.
ErmaMaynard, AR

Worse dog food on the market!!! Don’t buy this stuff!

My dog was on this food for a while because i like many other people thought the veggies on the bag meant it was healthy but what it really means is their is no substance just corn and wheat gluten and dyes to color the food to make it look like vegetables. Please take it from me, my dog was chewing holes in his skin because of this food,i spent $700 at the vet for anti-histimine shots and creams and visits only to find out from my groomer that it was the food i was giving her. She was allergic to the dyes in it. I started giving her California naturals and she looked like she gained 3 years of her life back. Shiny coat, healthy glassy eyes, good energy and happier than she had been in a while. She is 14 now and i will never buy her anything but wonderful food like Nutro, California naturals, Merritt.
KarimaPearl Harbor, HI

Dogs Love It

My 3 dogs love it – when they finish eating, they look to me for more. They highly recommend this item.
AnishaNapoleon, OH

Do not feed your dogs beneful

For everyone on here that says your dogs love it, there is reason they do. It contains sugar and sorbitol (another sweetener). I like Kruspy Kreme donuts…but I wouldn’t eat them everyday. If I did, I’d turn out like my dogs who ate beneful….riddled with diabetes and other health problems. Try to imagine the pain of seeing your dogs go blind and eventully have their lives shortened. After finding out (too late) what was in beneful, I have no doubt that it was behind their health problems. I have yet to come across a single other dog food, even other poor quality ones, that have sugar. You are playing russian roulette with your dog’s life if you feed them beneful. Trust me. If you have had similar experiences, I’d like to hear from you. Contact me at […]
GladyNewton, UT

The price is ridiculous

I can buy a 17 pound bag of this exact dog food for $14.09 at Giant Eagle. On Amazon it comes out to be $22 for the same amount – AND you have to wait for it to be delivered. How is this a good thing?
CandisStarford, PA

My dog likes it

My dog likes it, in fact he can’t get enough of it. Afghans are picky eaters, but this food seems just fine. Stool is good too.
RichardManning, SC

ISH!!

This is not a good dog food!! if you read the ingredients they are not good at all. there is so much artificial stuff. don’t believe the advertising!
EllieTyngsboro, MA

TOO HIGH PRICED..I’M VERY SAD…

TODAY I FOUND THIS SAME PRODUCT IN THE TOP’S ADD FOR 13.99 FOR 15.5 POUNDS THAT FIGURES OUT .90 PER POUND..I PAID $ 1.52 PER POUND..I REALLY FEEL I WAS JIPPED….
DonnieRicheyville, PA

Horrible Dog Food

We believe it’s no coincidence after eating this food for a few months that 2 of my dogs started losing their hair and one died of having (0) blood pressure that was only 6 months old. They were ALWAYS so hungry, beyond normal. We got rid of it, gave it away. One dog eventually grew her hair back, the other one didn’t. When you see the beneful food stacked up in Wal-marts you can appreciate what a mass productive product this is.

UPDATE 01/03/2012: Finally after a few years one of our min pins started growing her hair back at (11) years of age after losing it a few years ago from this food. We fed her ORIJEN brand (6 fish) from Canada for a while then switched to something called Orgainix from PetCo (Made in USA) which is like $35 a bag, about the same price as the #1 rated ORIJEN. We now have 4 min pins with shiny coats that are healthy and playful.

dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/beneful-dog-food-dry/ also rates this as one star

Ingredients: 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, sugar, propylene glycol, meat and bone meal, tricalcium phosphate, phosphoric acid, salt, water, animal digest, sorbic acid (a preservative), potassium chloride, dried carrots, dried peas, calcium propionate (a preservative), L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 2), DL-Methionine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, 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.
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.7%

The first ingredient in this dog food is corn. Corn is an inexpensive and controversial cereal grain of only modest nutritional value to a dog.
For this reason, we do not consider corn a preferred component in any dog food.
The second item is chicken by-product meal… a dry rendered product of slaughterhouse waste. It’s made from what’s left of a slaughtered chicken after all the prime cuts have been removed.
In a nutshell, chicken by-products are those unsavory leftovers usually considered “unfit for human consumption”.
In addition to organs (the nourishing part), this stuff can contain almost anything… feet, beaks, undeveloped eggs… anything (that is) except skeletal muscle (real meat).

MarchelleNewark, DE

Gas

We had given our dogs (two beagles) beneful for a while. They had *constant* gas. We wrote it off as just normal.

Well, we had to switch dog food brands for health reasons, and the gas stopped IMMEDIATELY!! Do not give your dogs this dry dog food unless you own and want to constantly wear a gas mask!

AdenaLeonidas, MI

Baneful Healthy Weight Dry Dog Food

I normally purchase this for my dogs. This time I ordered through Amazon for convenience, but it is too expensive so I will have to purchase at my local store from now on.
GenevieGarfield, WA

awesome!

This food was priced so well that I couldn’t resist picking it up for our local humane society. They were happy to receive the purchase.
VernaSatsuma, FL

Our dogs have eaten this for years

When one of our dogs was diagnosed with Cushings, Which caused significant weight gain, we tried to find a dog food that would meet her needs as well as that of our much older tiny chihuahua. This is the one they chose as the best of the batch.

For several years, both our 4 pound and 12 pound chihuahuas used this as their regular food, both were very happy with it. Eventually, we lost our older dog, and now the younger one is an old lady. We have switched from the weight control to regular, particularly since she has recently lost 30% of her body weight.

In the meantime, we have added a younger chihuahua to the mix, and she enjoyed both the weight control and the regular.

While some of the ingredients (like beef tallow and chicken by products) sound gross to me, I have to remember I am not a dog, and living in a rural area, I have seen what they think is appetizing. I use cornmeal in many of my own recipes, including tortillas, corn muffins, breaded chicken, and cornbread.

Both have remained healthy and required very little dental work.

ChongSouth Heart, ND

zero stars: READ THE INGREDIENTS AND YOU WILL NEVER BUY THIS JUNK

it is absolute junk. corn, dyes and by products. if you love your dog DO NOT feed this food. if more people stopped for 30 seconds to read the ingredients, others would not have to shout about this HORRIBLE putrified load of harm.

if you wonder why canine cancer is up, look no further than bad food.

EldridgeToronto, SD

False Advertising, Terrible Dog Food!!

I bought this dog food because the bag showed pictured of veggies and chunks of meat, and with a name like “Beneful” I thought I was purchasing a nutritious brand of dog food. My dogs did eat this food, but after reading the ingredients I completely regret purchasing it and feel just awful for feeding it to my dogs. The first three ingredients are Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, and corn gluten meal. How disgusting is that?! The main ingredient is a corn filler. One thing my vet told me a while back that I never forgot: “When you eat corn, what comes out of the other end? The same thing happens with dogs.” Basically, dogs cannot digest corn, it is just a filler and causes them to actually eat more to feel full, poop out more, and retain less nutrients. The only meat in Beneful at all is a by-product, its not even a real meat! By-products are the stuff leftover once all the actual meat is harvested. We’re talking beaks, chicken feet, eyeballs, even chicken poop! I would not recommend this product to anyone, for any reason, ever. It is an absolutely awful dog food. I can’t believe the pictures of veggies and full chunks of meat on the bag can be allowed to be on the packaging of such a disgusting product; it is very misleading and should be considered false advertising.

I recommend to stay far away from Beneful, and most Purina products. When purchasing a dog (or cat) food, the most important thing to consider is the first 3 ingredients; just make sure those first three are decent ingredients that you would eat yourself. Now that I know what to look for, I usually buy my pets all natural, organic foods such as Blue Buffalo, Halo or Wellness.

AstridBloxom, VA

Dog would not eat this food

My dog would not eat this food. I tried mixing dog gravy with it, putting his treats on it – no luck.

I’m not sure why that was but think that is a bad thing. I probably should have read the reviews online before buying it at petsmart.

PattiBurlison, TN

Dog refuses to eat

That should tell you something about the quality of this product. I switched her to California Naturals immediately after seeing her literally turn her nose up at this brand. She took to CA Naturals and loves the food.
EllynPine Ridge, SD