Overall, Purina Beneful Simmered Chicken 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 Simmered Chicken 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 Simmered Chicken Dog Food does contain with its top ingredients chicken which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, Purina Beneful Simmered Chicken Dog Food also contains as top ingredients wheat gluten and white rice. 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 corn starch-modified, wheat gluten, soy flour and meat by-products which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from corn, wheat gluten, soy or meat by-products food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Purina Beneful Simmered Chicken Dog Food has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Purina Beneful Simmered Chicken 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, chicken, wheat gluten, white rice, liver, green beans, meat by-products, corn starch-modified, carrots, wild rice, artificial and natural flavors, dicalcium phosphate, salt, soy flour, potassium chloride, added color, tricalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, niacin, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, manganese sulfate, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin A supplement, potassium iodide, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, biotin, 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.