Overall, Purina Beneful Beef Stew Dog Food is a below average dog food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Purina Beneful Beef Stew Dog Food includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Purina Beneful Beef Stew Dog Food does contain with its top ingredients beef which are considered quality protein sources. However, this product also lists meat by-products within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.
Additionally, Purina Beneful Beef Stew Dog Food also contains as top ingredients wheat gluten. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, corn starch-modified, wheat gluten, soy flour and meat by-products which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef, corn, wheat gluten, soy or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Purina Beneful Beef Stew Dog Food has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Beneful Beef Stew Dog Food has approximately 82 calories per 100g (23 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 22, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Water sufficient for processing, beef, wheat gluten, liver, meat by-products, corn starch-modified, peas, carrots, rice, barley, artificial and natural flavors, salt, tricalcium phosphate, soy flour, potassium chloride, added color, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, choline chloride, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin A supplement, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium selenite
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.