Dog food has become a very complicated subject in the last few years. A trip to your local big box store will reveal aisle after aisle of different brands in both wet and dry food for dogs in the area stages of life from puppy to seniors. But which brands do you trust? For my money and four-legged buddies health I choose Purina.
Purina, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the largest and most well-known providers of pet food, pet treats and other pet supplies. Purina Petcare traces its roots to Ralston Purina which has been provided food for animals since 1894 beginning with horse-feed. In 2001, Nestlé, which already produced Alpo, purchased Ralston Purina the producer of Dog Chow and Pro Plan merging the two companies.
Purina has a brand of dog food to cover every dogs nutritional needs from: puppies, weight control formulas, senior care and dogs with special nutritional needs. Purina also offers canned or wet food in brands and formulas. A brief look some of the brands offered by Purina and their benefits are listed below.
Alpo offers four brands of wet food including:Chop House, Prime Cuts, Gravy Cravers and Prime Classics in a wide variety of flavors. Alpo also offers to for identities of dry dog food Prime Cuts and Come & Get It brand along with four different dog treats.
Beneful includes such brands as: Purina Puppy Chow Complete, Puppy Chow Healthy Morsels, Puppy Chow Large Breed, Dog Chow Complete, Dog Chow Healthy Morsels, Dog Chow Little Bites, Dog Chow Light and Healthy and Dog Chow Active Senior. Purina Dog Chow has a dry food to fit nearly any dogs needs.
Purina One brand offers dry food for: puppies, adult dogs, senior dogs (those dogs more than seven years old), healthy weight formulas, formulas for large breeds and a sensitive system formula. Their wet food varieties include: lamb and long grain rice, chicken and brown rice, beef and brown rice, ground turkey and barley, lamb and brown rice, chicken and brown rice and beef and barley. All of these are made with meat as the first ingredient providing your dog premium nutrition.
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets, a prescription only brand, provide your dog’s veterinarian a nutritional solution to meet your dog’s health needs. These formulas are designed with the health of your pet in mind and help your veterinarian provide a healthy source of nutrition. Formulas for dogs with health conditions such as: arthritis, dental disease, diabetes, allergies, heart disease, kidney disease, urinary tract issues, skin and coat problems,, gastrointestinal disorders and liver disease.
Purina is also the maker of Beneful on multivu.com healthy brand of dog food made with real beef, chicken and salmon. It includes in its dry food brands formulations for: puppies, weight control, active breeds and small breeds. The brand also includes the line of wet foods made with: beef, chicken, turkey, salmon and lamb along with vegetables such as: peas, carrots, spinach and tomatoes. Also included are healthy starches such as sweet potatoes and brown rice.
This is by no means a complete list of all the products Purina carries for your dog, merely a brief description of the many products they provide to help keep your dog healthy, happy and well fed.