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Purina Beneful Originals with Real Beef Dry Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 24 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Soybean Meal and Dried Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 7 other sketchy ingredients, including Egg and Chicken Flavor and Poultry and Pork Digest.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Purina Beneful recipe may be implicated in the FDA's ongoing investigation into diet-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Purina Beneful
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 24 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 7 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Purina Beneful Originals with Real Beef Dry Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Soybean meal, Dried peas
All-Natural
24 Synthetics:
Mono and dicalcium phosphate, Calcium carbonate, Potassium chloride, Iron oxide (color), Minerals [zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Manganese sulfate, Copper sulfate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite], Vitamins [vitamin e supplement, Niacin (vitamin b-3), Vitamin a supplement, Calcium pantothenate (vitamin b-5), Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b-6), Vitamin b-12 supplement, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b-1), Vitamin d-3 supplement, Riboflavin supplement (vitamin b-2), Menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin k), Folic acid (vitamin b-9), Biotin (vitamin b-7)], Choline chloride, L-lysine monohydrochloride o-4090
Nothing sketchy
7 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Whole grain corn, Chicken by-product meal, Corn gluten meal, Poultry by-product meal, Glycerin, Egg and chicken flavor, Poultry and pork digest
Ingredients:
Beef, Beef Hearts, Beef Livers, Millet, Pumpkin, Honey, Zucchini, Beef Bone, Kale, Sea Salt, Flaxseed, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kelp, Parsley, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Beef, Whole Grain Corn, Barley, Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Beef Fat Naturally Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Soybean Meal, Oat Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Glycerin, Egg and Chicken Flavor, Mono and Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Poultry and Pork Digest, Potassium Chloride, Dried Spinach, Dried Peas, Dried Carrots, Iron Oxide (Color), Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Choline Chloride, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride. O-4090.