Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food

Editor's Review: 2 / 5.0
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The pet food experts at Beneful have added extra protein to its Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food. Pet owners with highly energetic dogs may find this luscious, veggie-rich pet food a great selection for his or her pet. Loaded with corn, chicken by-product meal, and egg proteins, this food may be the energy booster pet owners are looking for.

Quick Look

Nutritional Content Information

  • Protein 27.5%
  • Fat: 11.0%
  • Fiber 4.00% max
  • Moisture: 14.0% max

Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup

Kcal is a basic unit of measurement used to determine how much food your pet should eat. Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food contains 3,691 Kcals per kilogram, or 1,675 Kcals per pound.


Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food costs approximately $38 for a 31.1 lb. bag of product. The price you pay may vary according to region, economic factors, etc.

April 30, 2013
Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food


Main Ingredients

  • Ground yellow corn – is a controversial pet food ingredient. However, when ground, as is the case with Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food, it is highly digestible.
  • Chicken by-product meal – while not a preferred source of protein, contains amino acids and essential proteins for maintaining your pooch’s health.
  • Corn gluten meal – is a high protein corn derivative.
  • Whole wheat flour – contains carbohydrates and glutens that pack an energy punch for your canine.
  • Animal fat – is a broadly defined ingredient. The quality or nutritional value of the animal fat in Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food is impossible to determine, but animal fats are often easy for dogs to digest and contain essential fats for health maintenance.

Other Ingredients List

  • rice flour
  • beef
  • soy flour
  • egg product
  • oat meal
  • sugar
  • meat and bone meal
  • propylene glycol
  • tricalcium phosphate
  • salt
  • phosphoric acid
  • water
  • animal digest
  • sorbic acid (a preservative)
  • potassium chloride
  • dried tomatoes
  • dried spinach
  • calcium propionate (a preservative)
  • choline chloride
  • added color (Yellow 5
  • Red 40
  • Yellow 6
  • Blue 2)
  • DL-Methionine
  • Vitamin E supplement
  • L-Lysine monohydrochloride
  • zinc sulfate
  • ferrous sulfate
  • manganese sulfate
  • niacin
  • Vitamin A supplement
  • calcium carbonate
  • copper sulfate
  • dicalcium phosphate
  • Vitamin B-12 supplement
  • calcium pantothenate
  • thiamine mononitrate
  • garlic oil
  • pyridoxine hydrochloride
  • riboflavin supplement
  • Vitamin D-3 supplement
  • menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity)
  • calcium iodate
  • folic acid
  • biotin
  • sodium selenite

AAFCO Statement

According to Purina, Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog meets your dog’s nutritional needs, per AAFCO standards, at any life stage.

Product Overview

Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food, manufactured in Denver, CO, is a dry dog food from Purina’s Beneful brand, a protein enhanced version of its standard vegetable and grain rich dog food line. While many of its ingredients are difficult to analyze, this food’s conformity to AAFCO standards and the addition of desirable dog food ingredients imply that this product is a cut above the standard Beneful line.

Your opinion of Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food will depend on your assessment of its key ingredient, ground corn. This ingredient has become the source of controversy in recent years, especially its integration into dog food products. Critics say large pet food companies add corn simply because it’s a cheap ingredient. They also contend that corn is nutritionally inadequate, and may cause allergic problems when used to feed dogs. However, evidence proving the allergy issue appears to be lacking, and corn has been a trusted component of many a dog’s diet for decades.

The primary protein ingredient in this food is chicken by-product meal. This ingredient consists of non-prime cuts of chicken compressed and integrated into this dog food product. Many contend that this ingredient is a non-optimal source of protein for pets.

Beef and bone meal is a kind of protein made from beef tissues and bone product, and is the secondary protein source in Beneful Playful Life Adult Formula Dry Dog Food.

This food is supplemented with a number of Vitamins, including several variants of Vitamin B, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin A. In addition, analysis reveals that mineral supplements including zinc, copper, and manganese have been integrated into this product.


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  1. I have 5 dogs and 1 puppy. I’ve been feeding them Beneful Playful Life for quite a while. All of them are in excellent health, have nice coats and healthy teeth. The dogs like the food and I have no problem getting them to eat it. The price is not outrageous but reasonable. I’m very satisfied with Beneful Playful Life.

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