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CelticGlory 08-30-2014 10:52 PM

Since When? Purina's new Grain-free line!
I'm scratching my head on this one, since when did Purina decide to make a grain-free line? I was looking around and saw mention of Purina in the puppy diet section so I poked around for the Performance line. I came across this:

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Purina Beyond Adventure Grain-Free Tuna & Egg Recipe Dry Dog Food

Tuna, Pea Starch, Chicken Meal (Natural Source of glucosamine), Cassava Root Flour, Canola Meal, Beef Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Yeast, Pea Protein, Natural Liver Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Mono and Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite

Purina Beyond Adventure Grain-Free Tuna & Egg Recipe Dry Dog Food, 23-lb bag

It's about knowing exactly what your dog is eating- real, recognizable, natural ingredients you know and trust, plus essential nutrients. The ingredient list is simple, but the thought behind the recipe is not. Each ingredient is purposely selected and, when working together, deliver the natural nutrition and essential nutrients to help your dog live a full, healthy life. This Beyond Adventure recipe is a back to basics, protein-rich approach to support your dog's health.
Key Benefits
  • Grain-free recipe
  • Real tuna is the #1 ingredient
  • No corn, wheat or soy
  • No poultry by-product meal
  • No added artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Complete and balanced meal for adult dogs
  • Made in the USA!


So, what are your thoughts on this?

selzer 08-30-2014 10:58 PM


I don't know about it as dog food, but the amount of mercury in tuna requires that women and children should not eat it more than once or twice a week I think is what is recommended. I would be concerned with that being the main ingredient in a dog's life sustenance.

I don't know why pea starch, cassova root flour, and pea protein is so much better than rice.

I have considered purina several times. Lots of people use it as their go to. But, I look at the ingredients and then the price tag, and somehow, it always seems like you are paying more for the purina name than for what is in the bag. I mean, it seems like you can get better ingredients for the same or less in price than anything purina. They have to pay for the advertising, I guess.

Last I heard, their plants are only producing the pro-plan and above foods, the rest they are outsourcing for the actual manufacture.

MichaelE 08-30-2014 11:00 PM

Why does it have to be tuna?

Can't they make this stuff with chicken or beef or lamb?

I'm not feeding a cat.

CelticGlory 08-30-2014 11:34 PM

They also have salmon, egg, and pumpkin. A "simple 9 ranch, raised lamb & barley", and "simple 9 White meat chicken and barley".

selzer 08-30-2014 11:38 PM

So can anyone tell me why barley is better than rice?

Grain free seems to be a marketing ploy a lot of the time. You still have to analyze what they are putting into the food and how much, where is the protein coming from, potatoes and peas and barley aren't providing animal protein.

CelticGlory 08-31-2014 12:00 AM

This is from dogfoodadvisor on the food, but this one contains rice:


The third ingredient is barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. However, aside from its energy content, this cereal grain is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.
Purina One Beyond Dog Food | Review and Rating

Skywalkers Mom 08-31-2014 12:06 AM

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CelticGlory 08-31-2014 12:27 AM

Skywalkers mom, you have the right to your opinion, but I'm not sure if you meant it in this way, but your tone is harsh. I have been around in more than one forum for years. No matter the diet pet owners decide to feed, as long as that animal is healthy isn't any business of ours. To call someone "sheep" is harsh, you don't know why someone decides to feed the diet they do to their animals. I know at least two people who feed raw because they had no choice, every type of kibble they tried almost killed their dog. Raw was the only option for them and it works for their dogs.

Also, I didn't say "hey, I want to feed this food, its grain-free!". I was puzzled on when Purina started to make a grain-free line and what people's opinions were on it. Because I never thought Purina of all people would start to make a grain-free line. I have been on here and other animal forums for many years now, so this isn't my first forum, nor my first discussion on dog food.

This is a simple discussion on the new line from Purina, so please stick to the discussion please?

Lucy Dog 08-31-2014 12:29 AM

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Nigel 08-31-2014 12:32 AM


Originally Posted by Lucy Dog (Post 5967178)


I'm not surprised by Purina, if its marketable, they'll try it.

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