Beneful is a brand of web and dry dog food and treats offered by Purina. The brand uses imagery to suggest that their food contains healthy ingredients when in reality they use cheap low digestibility ingredients like Ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, and corn gluten meal.

Beneful Recalls

Beneful is a brand under the Nestle Purina company. The Beneful brand has had zero recalls. However, Nestle Purina has had 4 recalls across the brands they offer.

Nestle Purina Recalls 

Beneful Complaints

Purina Beneful has a staggering number of complaints online and many of the complaints appear to be valid. Just search Google for “Purina Beneful Complaints” and you’ll find a long list.

COMPLAINTS 

Beneful Lawsuit

A recent lawsuit filed against Nestle Purina PetCare Company is claiming that one of the company’s most popular dog food brands contains toxins that are poisoning and even killing people’s pets.

The lawsuit, filed in California federal court earlier this month by pet owner Frank Lucido, alleges that thousands of dogs have become ill or died as a result of eating Beneful dry kibble dog food.

Lucido and his family owned three dogs — a four-year-old German Shepherd, an eight-year-old English Bulldog and an 11-year-old Labrador — and began feeding the pets Beneful exclusively beginning in late December or early January, according to the suit. Because of home renovations, the dogs were kept in three different houses.

By the end of January all three of the dogs became ill and the English Bulldog eventually died, according to the suit. A post-mortem examination revealed signs of internal bleeding in the dog’s stomach and lesions on his liver. Similar symptoms were found in Lucido’s German Shepherd, who became violently ill before the bulldog’s death. A veterinary exam of the dog also showed signs of internal bleeding and liver malfunction “consistent with poisoning,” the lawsuit said. Lucido’s two remaining dogs remain in veterinary care, his lawyer said. – Source

Beneful Alternative

We believe there are many brands that offer higher quality pet food than Beneful. Beneful has been heavily marketed to pet parents with pictures of vegetables and meat when it really contains low digestibility ingredients, like corn. Additionally, Beneful contains artificial colors to make it more appealing to humans (does your dog care what color the food is?). Take a look at this list for alternative foods.

 

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  1. I think Purina should b shut down. They r the reason I lost my best friend soulmate an companion. I miss my dog of eleven years he was eating Purina healthy weight for 3 months an died from it. I’m letting everyone know.

  2. I have been feeding our Yorkie, Alfredo, who is 8 years old this past July, Beneful Healthy weight and Incredibites for
    8 years now without any signs of problems……Two weeks ago in response to the the vet doctor’s advice we had his
    teeth cleaned surgically as possible deterrent to internal infections…..He has always been energetic and eager for
    his walks, and I tend to believe that even though his preventive surgery was expensive it is mandatory and all pet
    owners should be aware and act accordingly…..I have read many comments and accounts of pet food recalls and
    incidents of diseases but I,m a believer that we, like our pets, need regular checkups and maintenance…….PY

  3. My sweet dog died this year because of this horrible company. He was only 8 years old, and we had been feeding it to him for a while, and he started to get sick a lot after some years of feeding it to him, and even had a seizure once but we and the vet couldn’t figure out the problem, and one day we came home and he was dead. It makes me absolutely sick that these people don’t care enough about the people they are selling to or the pets they are feeding.. Leaving heartbroken families. Our pets mean a lot to us.

  4. I googled my dogs dog food hoping to find an answer he’s been eating another brand switched over to this one and within the two days of him eating it became violently ill and lethargic I took food away from him gave him water for the rest of the day and night and then return him back to the original food he was eating and seems to be doing well I hope that whatever this dog brand is not going to cause permanent damage to him this should be taken off the market immediately!!

  5. I’ve been feeding my dog Purina Beneful for a while and I feel so bad because he’s sick from eating it. There’s no reversing what’s been done to his health, we entrust in your company to deliver safe products to our families and this is what happens :(

  6. poor babys dogs of al ages & sorry for every ones lost of there loving famiy member & there babys too..& don’t for get cat & kitten lovers please do not feed yours cat or kitten any of the can Or dry purrnia frisky can cat food either it is mold & you can’t telled it except for it stinks in he’s was my ‘lmost 2year old cat lucky crockett passed away on his & my favorite blank in my laped in june 11/2015.an my laped @ a 11:30 pm.it is on the weekend he was sick & lethargic & his breathing w was too fast & he’s haveing SEIZURE ‘LLSO IN MY LAPED & HE DIED & MY LAPED IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO HOW CAN A PET FOOD COMPANY SELLED THIS AT A GOOD OW PRICE IN A BIG BAG WHEN THEY’RE KILLING OUR BELOVED PETS IN FAMILY MEMBERS & I CAN’T TALK WITH
    THIS THROAT CANCER . THE SAME thing wrong with him in they killed him in he was helping me with my throat cancer since I can’t talk becaused of it& now i’m worst becaused I lost him .& I be dam if they killed another pet .I don’t care how cheap purrinia pet food is pleased do not buy any of it at all for dogs or cats okay

  7. WE also had fed our dog Beneful for several years. The last month has been terrible for our poor dog. He started vomiting blood and had diarrhea with blood. After a couple of weeks, he became listless, dehydrated although he had plenty of water and stopped eating the dog food. He began to loose weight and looked terrible. After visiting the vet, they ruled out worms and heart worm problems. The blood teest showed he was anemic and dehydrated and was given antibotics. After $285.00 and counting with follow appointments…Beneful dog food should be ashamed of themselves for continuing their toxic chemical practices in trying to produce a moist product that leads to dezth and suffering. Change your dog food immediately!

  8. WE also had fed our dog Beneful for several years. The last month has been terrible for our poor dog. He started vomiting blood and had diarrhea with blood. After a couple of weeks, he became listless, dehydrated although he had plenty of water and stopped eating the dog food. He began to loose weight and looked terrible. After visiting the vet, they ruled out worms and heart worm problems. The blood teest showed he was anemic and dehydrated and was given antibotics. After $285.00 and counting with follow appointments…Beneful dog food should be ashamed of themselves for continuing their toxic chemical practices in trying to produce a moist product that leads to death and suffering. Change your dog food immediately!

  9. I lost my dog last year. We had fed him Beneful healthy weight for many years.
    I believe this led to his liver and kidney issues.
    You try to do right by your faithful companion looking out for weight issues and feeding food that you think is healthy.
    Instead the food is slowly killing them. I have a new puppy and will never consider feeding this to her.

  10. I had a 7 year old Akita that I had been feeding Beneful to, exclusively. One day I noticed some blood on the floor, followed by her inability to stand on her back legs. We took her to the vet, and she had a fever, and severe dehydration so they prescribed antibiotics. My dog died 4 days later. I had no idea that it could be the dog food. I did online searches looking for guidance. There were multiple others with dogs that had the same problems, but no answers. Well, now I know.

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