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Healthy Food versus Human Food for Dogs

In a recent article, Craig Giammona of the Bloomberg News looked into the consumer trend of feeding pets more human-like food in order to improve their health and vitality. Though more skeptical pet owners and critics alike believe that giving dogs human-like food is ridiculous, and that it can’t possibly lead to better pet health; in many ways, they’d be wrong. Though table scraps are typically unhealthy for dogs in large proportions because they just don’t have the right nutritional balance for dogs, it’s still better for dogs to eat a balanced diet of whole grains, vegetables and lean meats in order to be healthy; very much like us humans do. However, dog bodies are noticeably different than ours, so the proportions of the foods they need are different, as is the vitamin and nutrient density. Therefore, it’s much smarter to feed your dog a food product like Purina Beneful, that features recipes that are a lot like the human food you eat, yet everything is in the right proportion to promote dog health.

In addition to wet food recipes like Roasted Meats, Mediterranean, Beef Stew and Romana, Beneful features dry food blends geared toward encouraging dog health throughout all stages of life. In addition to containing 100% of the vitamin nutrition your dog needs:

-Their puppy formula features extra calcium and DHA;

-Their adult formulas feature EFA’s, Omega’s and antioxidants;

-Their active dog formula contains protein-rich ingredients to build muscles and promote sustained energy; and

-Their weight management formula has 10% less calories than their original adult SmartBlend

-Available on Amazon and pet stores nationwide

Why Loving Pet Owners are onto Something

While it’s true that dogs do descend from wolves; even wolves eat the healthy whole grains and vegetables that are available in the wild. Though it’s been a gimmick for quite awhile to feed your dog only raw dog food from the meat section of the grocery store, science and nature don’t support this practice as something that’s healthy for dogs. In addition, though organic food is great for both humans and animals, it’s not always practical when it comes to long term storage or price. That’s why Purina features Beneful, a non-organic brand and is currently in the process of merging with Merrick Organic Pet Foods as well.