For anyone who owns a dog, they’ll testify how concerned they are when it comes to the ingredients that are in their best pets’ food. Surveys show that more pets are being treated as members of the family, and thus their food is accepted if it is as close as possible to the composition of human food. This is where Nestle Purina PetCareexcel.In an interview with the Huffington Post, Dr. Janet Jackson pointed out the changes they were making to the formulas of Beneful dry dog foods. Dr. Jackson is the Vice President of PetCare Nutrition Research. These changes are attributed to the concerns and feedback offered by various customers. Dr. Jackson was awarded her Ph.D. by the University of Illinois. She has served Purina since 1990.
- Jackson states that the new formulas have been undergoing development for the last couple of years and are not related to a class action suit against Nestle Purina over the ingredients used in their dog foods. The new formulas food are supposed to hit selected outlets as early as May 9 in the southwestern regions of the country. Full distributions to other regions of the U.S. will be achieved by August.All of the eight Beneful dry foods will enjoy the benefit of a new recipe. Of the eight formulas, seven will feature real meat as an ingredient. This is a welcome change. For the remaining one formula, it will feature real salmon in 2017 once the company has identified a source for the amount of salmon needed for the production of the dog food.
There have also been products removed from the ingredients. Among them are sugar and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol, commonly confused with ethylene glycol, is recognized as safe food by the FDA. It is also found in commercial crops. It was removed following requests by customers who wanted something different. The propylene glycol was used in the dog food as a humectant, making some of the pieces chewy to the delight of the dogs. The new formulas are worth considering for any dog owner.