Purina Beyond Dog Food Ingredients

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Purina Beyond manufactures roughly 42 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Purina Beyond ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Purina Beyond uses roughly 141 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Purina Beyond, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken
  3. liver
  4. liver
  5. guar gum

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Purina Beyond is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken, followed by liver, liver, and guar gum.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Purina Beyond does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 42 Purina Beyond dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Purina Beyond does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Purina Beyond have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 2 anonymous meat ingredients used by Purina Beyond.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
2 Recipes

Animal fat is a by-product of tissue rendering. The source animal is not specific and therefore we cannot be certain that the source does not include diseased animals or even euthanized dogs and cats.

The following recipes contain animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

poultry broth
2 Recipes

Poultry broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, poultry broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution. In addition, we typically prefer the specific type of poultry specified (chicken broth, turkey broth, quail broth, etc), which is not done here.

The following recipes contain poultry broth:

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 7 controversial ingredients inside Purina Beyond products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
2 Recipes

Animal fat is a by-product of tissue rendering. The source animal is not specific and therefore we cannot be certain that the source does not include diseased animals or even euthanized dogs and cats.

The following recipes contain animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

wheat gluten
3 Recipes

Wheat gluten is the main protein of wheat. Although wheat gluten is mostly protein, wheat gluten is considered controversial because it significantly boosts the protein content of the product. This is undesirable because plant based protein does not provide the same amino acid profile as meat based protein.

The following recipes contain wheat gluten:

organic pea protein
2 Recipes

Organic pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain organic pea protein:

organic canola meal
2 Recipes

Organic canola meal is a high protein by-product of canola oil production. This ingredient is marked controversial because it may be derived from genetically modified rapeseed, which is associated with multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain organic canola meal:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

There are certain situations where these ingredients may be necessary. We always recommend contacting Purina Beyond for further clarification regarding any harmful or controversial ingredient.

We have identified 2 harmful ingredients used in certain Purina Beyond recipes. To learn more, click on the ingredient's name.

menadione sodium bisulfate complex
9 Recipes

Menadione sodium bisulfate complex is a synthetic version of vitamin K that has been linked to many health concerns. Research has suggested possible toxic reactions in liver cells and red blood cells among other serious problems. In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."

The following recipes contain menadione sodium bisulfate complex:

menadione sodium bisulfite complex
1 Recipes

Menadione sodium bisulfite complex is a synthetic version of vitamin K that has been linked to many health concerns. Research has suggested possible toxic reactions in liver cells and red blood cells among other serious problems. In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."

The following recipes contain menadione sodium bisulfite complex:

Purina Beyond Dog Food Ingredient Lists

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Purina Beyond Ground Entree Grain Free Texas Beef Recipe

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Purina Beyond Organic Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Ground Entree For Dogs

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Purina Beyond Simple Origins Farm-Raised Chicken, Pacific Cod & Carrot Recipe

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Purina Beyond Simple Origins Farm-Raised Chicken & Pea Recipe

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Purina Beyond Simple Origins Farm-Raised Chicken, Wild Alaskan Salmon & Spinach Recipe

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Purina Beyond Wild Beef, Liver & Lamb Recipe Ground Entree

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Purina Beyond Wild Turkey, Liver & Duck Recipe Ground Entree

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Purina Beyond Mixers Immune Support Chicken Bone Broth For Dogs

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Purina Beyond Complements Alaskan Salmon Recipe For Dogs

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Purina Beyond Complements Pacific Herring Recipe For Dogs

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Purina Beyond Complements Pacific Tuna Recipe For Dogs

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Purina Beyond Mixers Digestive Support Pumpkin For Dogs

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Purina Beyond Natural Dog Snacks Biscuits Salmon & Oats Recipe

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Purina Beyond Mixers Protein Boost Beef Jerky Recipe

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