While pet nutrition is important and your dog’s health and wellness is our first priority, your pet is an extension of your personality or your lifestyle and interests. Refrigerated pet foods are increasing brand awareness, and premium manufacturers are releasing duck jerky and cheeseburger dog treats. Chunky chicken, beef stroganoff, and lasagna appeal to pet owners and devour half of the $23.7 billion pet-food market in the United States. Your dog can’t choose for herself. Purina acquired Merrick Pet Care to incorporate the finest minds in dog nutrition into the production of their Beneful product line. Your pet is a member of your family, but fresh meat from your table increases your dog’s blood urea nitrogen, which is produced in the liver and filtered in the kidneys. Purina Beneful’s team of 400+ researchers blend food nutrients, textures, and tastes to help you choose what to feed your dog. From diced and chopped to hearty chunks, the amount and type of protein your dog needs depends on his breed, age, genetics, and his health. Puppies require extra protein, and lactating females and healthy old dogs require protein which is easy to digest. Senior dogs require medium-chain triglycerides to metabolize the amino acids in protein. One of Beneful’s special blends combines the protein found in coconut oil with chicken or beef, greens, and grains to create a high protein diet for senior dogs to help them maintain their weight, strength, and energy level. Beneful chefs also serve roast pork and lamb with carrots, barley, and green beans in convenient single serve dishes or in multipacks of 3 to 10 ounce servings. Beneful fills your dog’s bowl with healthy goodness and joy. Beneful offers an endless selection of dry kibbles, treats, and packaged meals to help your dog relive the chase, wade at the water’s edge, or regain youthful vitality and energy. Natural probiotics from spinach and kale in every healthful serving of Beneful improve your dog’s digestive health. Beneful packaged meals are scientifically prepared to meet your dog’s nutritional needs and all special veterinarian-ordered restricted and medical diets.