Purina One Beyond (Dry)


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Purina One Beyond Dog Food receives the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3.5 stars.

The Purina One Beyond product line includes two dry dog foods, each claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for adult maintenance.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Purina One Beyond Ranch Raised Lamb and Whole Barley
  • Purina One Beyond White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley

Purina One Beyond White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Purina One Beyond White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 30% | Fat = 18% | Carbs = 44%

Ingredients: Chicken, brewers rice, whole barley, canola meal, chicken meal (natural source of glucosamine), beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin E), natural liver flavor, dried egg product, salt, potassium chloride, dried carrots, calcium carbonate, vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), sodium selenite

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.5%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis26%16%NA
Dry Matter Basis30%18%44%
Calorie Weighted Basis25%38%38%
Protein = 25% | Fat = 38% | Carbs = 38%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The second ingredient is brewers rice. Brewers rice is a cereal grain by-product consisting of the small fragments left over after milling whole rice. Aside from the caloric energy it contains, this item is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

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.

The fourth ingredient is canola meal, a by-product of canola oil production more typically used to make feed for farm animals and to produce biodiesel.

Unfortunately, canola can be a controversial item. That’s because it can sometimes (but not always) be derived from genetically modified rapeseed.

In any case, because canola meal also contains about 37% dry matter protein, this ingredient would be expected to notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The fifth ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

The sixth ingredient is beef fat. Beef fat (or tallow) is most likely obtained from rendering, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Although it may not sound very appetizing, beef fat is actually a quality ingredient.

After the natural liver flavor, we find dried egg product, a dehydrated form of shell-free eggs. Quality can vary significantly. Lower grade egg product can even come from commercial hatcheries — from eggs that have failed to hatch.

In any case, eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With three notable exceptions

First, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

Next, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Non-chelated minerals are usually associated with lower quality dog foods.

And lastly, this food contains menadione, a controversial form of vitamin K linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells.

Since vitamin K isn’t required by AAFCO in either of its dog food nutrient profiles, we question the use of this substance in any canine formulation.

Purina One Beyond Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Purina One Beyond looks like an above average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 30%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 44%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 30% and a mean fat level of 18%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 44% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 62%.

Near-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the canola meal, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a below average amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Purina One Beyond Dog Food is a plant-based kibble using a below average amount of chicken as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.


Those looking for a comparable wet food to go with this kibble may wish to visit our review of Purina One canned dog food.

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Notes and Updates

07/18/2014 Last Update

  • anon101

    It depends on what you mean by “kidney problems”?
    If your vet has recommended a prescription diet, I would say no. None of the commercial diets compare with prescription diets that are formulated for specific medical conditions.
    Ask a vet that has examined the dog and knows the dog’s medical history, lab results, etc.

  • Nancy Artell

    can I give my dog this food she has kidney problems?

  • Patrice Waltham

    I have had several animals that have had this type of digestion issues. I always had success with adding probiotics to the diet. For dogs it can be as simple as adding a spoonful of live culture yogurt daily to the food. There are many effective supplements out there as well.

  • Susan

    My daughters bully was excatly the same on a variety of kibble. She’s now using

    Harringtons Complete Dry Dog Food rich in Salmon with Potato which has made a hug difference. good luck

  • Jacky

    I agree with Miss Priss. I have four dogs who eat anything and they are so healthy. I also cook for my dogs, chicken and a lot of vegetables. They also love any kind of fruit. I have a 15 year old pug who loves bananas, guavas, papaya, and any kind of fruit. I started them on Beyond, and they are doing fine.

  • Bobby dog

    Hi Miss Priss:
    Have you checked out these sites for Victor? They might be worth checking out if you are able to order on-line. They offer free shipping on orders over $49; Chewy usually offers a discount if you sign up for autoship:


  • Cannoli

    It’s bad genes. We have bad breeders out there or people who who have no clue about breeding and they produce these week dogs. We have breeders that don’t do genetic testing, temperament testing, etc. Then we make the problem even worse by feeding the same kibble over and over to our pups since birth. This will create a “fussy” dog

  • Miss Priss

    Me, too. People are more worried about what they feed their dogs than what they feed their children.

  • Miss Priss

    People are too worried. I give my dogs food; they are happy to have it as all are rescues. I do the same with the brands you mention. Wellness has changed over the years and I don’t buy it. Love Victor and wish I could afford it for 20 dogs.

  • Miss Priss

    My dogs, all 20 rescues and many senior dogs, eat Beyond and they have no problems. I often pick up Beyond mix it with Taste of the Wild (Lamb), Diamond Natural (Lamb), and Pro-Plan. Never have an issue changing dog foods. I don’t know how people have such fussy dogs. Mine eat anything and everything … fruit, vegetables, raw meat, kibble, chicken feet. They will not eat Tractor Supply 4 Life and that is the only dog food they’ve refused to eat.

  • Miss Priss

    I use Beyond and many other foods without a problem. I switch between Diamond Natural, Taste of the Wild, Beyond, and Purina One. I often mix them. Never have my dogs had a problem.

  • mahoraner niall

    thanks for the info! i just bought a bag of their diamond naturals large breed adult lamb yesterday and i’m starting it today. Because even though the product (castor and pollux) didn’t change, i don’t want her to be on it when they start getting recalls every 2 weeks.

  • Pitlove

    Diamond Naturals on paper isn’t a terrible food. You just have to be careful with Diamond because of their recalls.

  • mahoraner niall

    i wouldn’t trust purina with me OR my dogs life, Not after how i learned, check out my story on the dog chow review

    and for your food, i have done research and diamond naturals seems like a high quality low priced food, at my local pet store it is 53$ for 40lbs, I also am soon switching her to that because or news that purina bought castor and pollux. hope this helps!

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  • Robin Gines

    first I would go back to get your money back ,then go to petco are ware they sale canidae all life stage or Canidae pure elements i feed my cat CPE now 3 years and Levi doing just fine on it and own 6 ferret they like it too

  • Papabrrr

    I think people on here just have overly sensitive dogs or they don’t realize they are suppose to introduce new foods slowly to their dogs.

    Just remember, if It’s not good for your dog, It’s not good for YOUR dog. Don’t assume It’s the food. Stop being so dumb.

  • Jess Salmonson

    We switched from taste of the wild to beyond thinking it would be a cheaper option of grain free dog food. DONT DO IT. Worst decision ever. I get that dogs get and will have gas… But this is nothing like I have smelled before. Let alone the loose stools. They constantly have gas, won’t go away and it smells like burning rubber, burnt hair and sulphur.

  • Polo And Cody

    Thanks so much for the recommendations. All do what I think is best and purchase some of the recommendations and see if they are good.

  • Bobby dog

    Hi Polo And Cody:
    I think you need to do what you are comfortable with. There are good and bad comments on just about every food on DFA. Each dog will do differently on the same foods. I feed a few of the Beyond kibbles in my dog’s rotation. He loves and does well on them.

    I am not sure what you consider fairly priced. Here is a list of foods I feed. IMO these foods are in the same price range as Beyond with the exception of Wellness and Annamaet: Fromm’s, Precise, Nutrisource, Wellness, Infinia, Exclusive, and Annamaet.

    Some other budget friendly foods are Pro Pac, Pure Balance, and Eagle Pack.

  • Polo And Cody

    I recently purchased a small bag of this dog food at Target, due to my dog starting to get sick eating Blue Wilderness. As I scroll through the comments about this food I’m hesitating more and more to see if I should feed my dog this or just put it in he shelf or throw it away.
    Anybody that could answer my question if I should take the chance or not please reply and also if you have any dry foods that are fairly priced please tell me that too.

  • Pat Brown

    Vons/Safeway, or a like supermarket!

  • Pat Brown

    I just bought a bag of the lamb, they are not phasing it out!

  • Pat Brown

    I just switched my little one who is 3 to the Beyond brand Lamb, I wanted to switch t him to Lamb from another brand that was almost impossible to find. He loves it, and his coat is doing well, he’s a long haired Shih Tzu. He also has very bad allergies which have seem to bet getting better. As far as the protein not being high enough, I feed him human food too, as far as straight protein, so that’s not an issue. I think a dog is much healthier when they have both dry food and regular lean meats or chicken. So I’m glad I switched, this has been a very good food for him!

  • Crazy4dogs

    I was trying to figure out what she fed. I can’t find a food that is called Natural Instincts Limited Ingredients, which is what she said she was feeding. If I read the post, that’s what was working but she’s looking for a less expensive alternative and not the Purina 1 Beyond (I think that’s what she’s referring to) that her parents have started feeding the dog.

  • Dori

    C4D. Nature’s Variety Instinct Dry and Limited Ingredients and possibly all but their raw all contain rosemary extract. An ingredient that is known to be avoided for anyone that is prone to seizures. I don’t know about any of the others that you mentioned.

  • Dori

    Don’t forget that you have to avoid Rosemary, Rosemary extract. Rosemary in any form. Rosemary is known to trigger seizures in those that have never even had a seizure but somewhere in their genetic makeup are prone to them.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Did you use Nature’s Variety Instinct Limited Ingredients? If it’s grain free that controls the seizures, some grain free affordables (not limited ingredient) that I know of are Whole Earth Farms, Pro Pac Ultimates and Diamond Naturals (not a personal fan of Diamond). Some others on this forum might have some other options.

  • DogFoodie

    If you were only feeding it for a week, that’s one thing. If you intend to feed it long term, it’s seriously nutritionally deficient.

  • Linda

    Stop now how hard is it to cook up some hamburger and add some rice to it . make it last a week.

  • inked_alice

    Hi Robert — our 3 yr old chihuahua eats the salmon and sweet potato, grain-free Evolve and really loves it! I’d been thinking of switching to Beyond because of a coupon, but I think we’re definitely going to stick w/ Evolve.

  • Robert Allen

    Thanks for the link. We’re gonna stick to Evolve. Pogo’s 10 now, and since he’s been eating… and loving…Evolve, he is as energetic and playful as he was 5-6 years ago; not the old man in the rocking chair that he’d become over the past couple of years. The squirrels aren’t very happy about it, though.

  • LabsRawesome

    Hi Robert, I’ve used Evolve with good results, My 3 really seem to like it and all 3 eat it right up. I’ve only used the grain free ones. Here’s a link to Evolve’s review. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/evolve-dog-food-dry/#comment-1902578718

  • Robert Allen

    I’m extremely glad I have researched Beyond, because I’ve been seriously thinking about switching to it. Right now, he is almost finished with his very 1st 15-lb bag of EVOLVE, and he loves it. I’d always fed him Beneful because I never could afford Science Diet, Blue Rhino, or any of the other top-shelf brands, and I’m not about to feed him Alpo or Gravy Train, much less any of the cheap foods that are mainly ground yellow corn & ground up beaks, feet, & who knows what else. I’m currently researching EVOLVE to see if it’s as good for my big brown buddy (Pogo, a 90-lb Chocolate Lab…my best friend for the 10 years he’s been alive & the best dog the world ever born) as it claims to be. I’d appreciate any & all comments/advice on EVOLVE that people might care to offer (RAS6699@GMail.com). Glad to see that my decision NOT to get him Beyond was the evidently correct one to make.

  • Lori

    Because these dog manufacture use old equipment! ( they realize) Peoples dogs die of cancer today because grass availability mostly! And, using cheaper by -products in dry food!!! Most organic foods use the new equipment , which food is baked etc. therefore, no wax coating like traditional! Lastly, it gives the nutrients their missing from grass etc

  • Lori

    You’ve been blessed, but remember it depends on your environment for dog food!! If your dogs are taken care as you claim, then they must have a lot of space to run, eat, and play??? Most people have smaller living quarters, no land, or small. Therefore , dogs are depleted of folic acid, ( grass eating) which helps their digestion, and illness) .. A small yard grass is eaten, they have no more ? Then problems start!!

  • Lori

    Facts dog and cancer

    The Key to Cancer in dogs is GRAIN FREE and ACV and NEEM bark powder in their food daily!!! I have lost 3 dogs to cancer… Have learned that Grain Free is the first way to go… Grains produce sugars in the body, sugars creates cancers… GO GRAIN FREE… Neem is great all around for many many ailments including Liver cancer… I use Neem bark powder and give it daily in their food depending on weight and also ACV is a cure-all as well!! And LOVE THEM TOO MUCH EVERY DAY>>>it will be worth it in the end!!!

  • Lori

    Shark cartilage (tough elastic tissue that provides support, much as bone does) used for medicine comes primarily from sharks caught in the Pacific Ocean. Several types of extracts are made from shark cartilage including squalamine lactate, AE-941, and U-995.

    Shark cartilage is most famously used for cancer, including a type of cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma, that is more common in people with HIV infection. Shark cartilage is also used for arthritis, psoriasis, wound healing, damage to the retina of the eye due to diabetes, and inflammation of the intestine (enteritis).

    Some people apply shark cartilage directly to the skin for arthritis and psoriasis.

    How does it work?
    Shark cartilage might help prevent illness, and Tumors alon g with tumeric

  • Lori

    You can use any organic dry , but if you really want to help he, recommended by most dog breeders, tumeric, shark cartilage, small amounts of folic acid foods, salmon,on their dry..shark you can also use capsules..I put tomatoes in her food already maxed with the tumeric! She’s 12 years of age. Big difference….with her seizures!

  • DAWN

    I just had my 2 beagle girls on Dr Tims and omg!! I never ever saw sooooo much stool per day in my life!!!! for just one feeding a day both had to have 4 bms and each bm was like 2 cups fuls!!! its a well know fact that the more amount of stool is much less nutirents the dog is getting! the smaller the stool means all the nutrients are going into their system less out put means healthier dog..don’t take my word for it…goggle it.. They’re on Primal Raw food now…my 6 yr old runs around like shes a puppy again (she use to be a couch potato) their coats are so thick and full and super shiny!! Most of all they’re stool out put is like the thickness and the length of my pinky! It doesn’t stay on the lawn it turns white and and just crumbles! I’ll never ever give my girls anything but Primal raw frozen or dehydrated!
    PS. I was here at this dogfood because my close friend just started it and wanted to see what was in it

  • Marissa Sullivan

    Do NOT feed your dog Beyond. My dog is not able to digest the food and it gives her a VERY bad stomach (and she has never gotten sick off any table scraps or any other dog food before). I tried posting two reviews letting other customers know that my dog gets a bad stomach and is not able to digest the food on the Beyond Purina website … they have deleted both of my comments. This makes me especially nervous since Purina Beneful is under law suit for this exact reason.

  • Marissa Sullivan

    I need recommendation/advice. My dog started having seizures at 6 years old and I started doing research on what causes seizures in dogs and found that gluten, corn, soy, and dairy are food that contribute to seizures in dogs! I tried cooking my dog her own home cooked meals, but I am a college student and really lack in the time to make her nutritious meals (I don’t even cook for myself). So I have been trying hard to find the best and affordable dog food possible for her. I was feeding her Natural Instincts Limited Ingredients, but when my parents had to baby sit her for a month, they switch her to Beyond because it was more affordable. BUT I just realized today that Barley is gluten (please don’t judge, I am new to nutrition). So what do you guys recommend that is a nutritious dog food, doesn’t contain the mentioned ingredients above, and is affordable? Thanks!

  • nicole bowman

    Anyone know where this is made?

  • LabsRawesome

    How would Organic dog food mess up a dog? Are you thinking of Vegetarian dog food? I would agree that Vegetarian dog food is bad for dogs. But not Organic, as long as it has a high amount of meat based protein.

  • francis mingora

    i seen this food purina beyond in the jaint super market i mit try it to my dog is on natural choice lamb and rice for now she doesnt eate much of it shes verry pickey

  • francis mingora

    do nout use organic with out talking to yur vet u can mess her up

  • francis mingora

    try natural choice lamb and rice a vet tuld me to try natutral balance sweet potaoe and fish if they cant eate chicken

  • francis mingora

    try natural choice with lamb and rice my dog eates it shes on it for yr has no truble stols good no trowing up its good for skin and coat

  • frabn

    Took your advice Karma_Grant – when she finished her run of One Beyond, we switched her to Castor and Pollux. It gets rave reviews on all the dog lover sites, plus I really like the fact that the expiration date on the food is within a 60 day period…meaning its much fresher and has less preservatives than the other food you can buy. I also like the fact that you can see the dried fruits and vegetables with the kibbles.

    Oh, and the pup loves it, too…which is what I care about the most (aside from how healthy it is). We now rotate flavors for her so that she gets different proteins each month.

  • Bob K

    Miss Priss – You can certainly do worse than Purina Beyond but for what you are paying you can be doing much better with a higher rated food. You are paying a premium for an average food. I do not pay for premium gasoline and fill my car with regular just because the sign has a big name oil company on the sign. Purina ProPlan used to be the standard 25 years ago but times have changed. Most companies do much less R&D than they used to for animals now and most of the R&D is focused on energy savings, plant improvements how to be more profitable in production

  • Miss Priss

    I like Purina products despite the snooty people who think our dogs must have the most expensive brand. I’ve had LESS health problems or left over food since I’ve fed the dogs strictly Purina compared to the high-end dog foods. I have 20 dogs _ many seniors! There is no wasted food, no one throwing up, and no diarrhea. I truly believe we have been lead down a foolish road about dog food by the manufacturers and dog-food snobs!!! My dogs are super healthy and very active dogs. Totally pleased with Purina Beyond.

  • Karma_Grant

    Keep in mind it’s best to have your dog on a rotational diet. You don’t have to feed a different food every meal (though many of us here do), you should at least rotate at the end of each bag. It’s better for their gastro health.

  • frabn

    Thanks Lore. PetSmart said they stopped receiving it, but I think I’ll check out Target based on your info, thank you.

    I had her go to Nutro Max for now and she’s responding well to it, plus it receives a higher rating, so I may just keep her on it a while, if not permanently.

  • Lore Preuss

    They rebranded and reformulated. There are now like 5 flavors in the new packaging (still chicken and lamb but now a turkey and two different fish flavors). Target now carries the whole product line

  • aquariangt

    it’s on the reviewer’s radar as a lot of people have brought it up, but #2 ingredient is still brewer’s rice, and canola meal isn’t far down. Mid 20s for protein %, I don’t see the rating going up much. Fancy new packaging though

  • cookiewins

    Hey so they recently updated the whole product line (packaging and ingredients)- any chance you can refresh the analysis to reflect this? I use the new version for my dog and she seems to like it, but since its available at target/walmart/etc I’m not sure how good the new version is. Any thoughts?

  • frabn

    Alissa I’m experiencing the same thing. My dog loves the lamb (and seems to have a chicken allergy) but the large bags are non-existent in most supermarkets. I’m even having trouble finding it at PetSmart locations now. I may have to switch her…I was looking to go more truly organic for her any way.

  • Storm’s Mom

    Awesome! NutriSource GF, Pure Balance GF and Victor GF are 3 really great value-priced options.

    Pure Balance can be picked up at Wal-Mart..

    Victor is quite a bit harder to find, but you can use their “Find a Dealer” search at http://www.victordogfood.com/

    Nutrisource’s locator search is here:


    Another one that I’ve heard is fairly reasonably priced elsewhere, but is quite expensive here, is Earthborn Holistic.

    I think Dr Tim’s is also quite reasonable, but I’m not 100% sure about that.

    There’s another one that keeps coming up on here as a good value-priced option, too..but I can’t recall what it is at the moment! Hopefully someone else will pipe up.

    Remember that with most high-quality grain-free foods, you will feed a less of it than you would Purina One Beyond, so while the price per bag may be more expensive than Purina, over the long run it’s actually cheaper.

    Hope that helps…

  • so where

    I’ll take the recommendations.

  • so where

    OK grain free isn’t the best description. What I’m saying is that this food food is one of the best options provided to consumers who aren’t looking to get into higher priced grain free/holistic options. If you buy dog food from Walmart or Kroger this is a great option, in my opinion of course.

  • Storm’s Mom

    Purina One Beyond is nowhere near “close to grain free” for any dog food brand. The first 2 ingredients of this food are, essentially, brewers rice and whole barley (the “chicken” is 70-80% moisture, which means there’s very little chicken left after processing, and thus the ingredient would fall far down the ingredient list if ingredients were required to be listed on an “as fed” basis). There are some pretty good value-priced *actual* grain-free foods… are you interested in recommendations? I’m glad your dog seems to be doing well on Purina One Beyond, but there are lots of better foods..at similar or cheaper prices.

  • so where

    I started this dry food for my havanese a year ago after leaving blue buffalo and wellness. He loves it, it’s cheap and comes close to grain free for a regular major dog food brand. It’s recently gotten a major design overhaul to male or look more holistic.

  • theBCnut

    Grains are not as common an allergen as say chicken or beef or a few other things and “grainfree” is one of those things that people tend to latch onto without knowing why, so that might be why he would make a statement like that. For that matter, true allergies are not very common either, but food intolerances and food hypersensitivities can also be to protein(slightly different reaction) and sometimes vets lump them all in the same category while other times they act like two don’t even exist, which can cause some strange misunderstandings too.

  • Tracey South

    to be honest I did think that is what the vet meant, that it was not grains. In fact I am pretty sure she said that. But you do make sense more, how you explain it so I am just going to say there is always room for more knowledge for me.

  • theBCnut

    Yes, that’s exactly right. It is a reaction to protein, even plant protein, which does not exclude grain, because grains have proteins in them too.
    I kind of think we may be talking two sides of the same argument and so we are close to understanding each other, but not quite. Sorry if I misunderstood what you were saying, but I read it as “grains can’t be the problem.” rather than people being too quick to jump on the grain free bandwagon.

  • Tracey South

    sorry if I mistook your meaning. this is the statement that I read. “It should be something that is a protein source, even if it is just a little plant protein, it can still be a culprit.” I had read the part that said even if it is just a little plant protein and thought it meant it’s a protein problem EVEN IF it comes from a plant. Truly , I apologize.

  • theBCnut

    I sure don’t know how you got that from my post. Plants have proteins and dogs can be allergic to ANY source of protein, plant or animal. I have two dogs that react to the proteins in grains. One of them also reacts to tomato and I’m beginning to suspect flaxseed. I did specifically state “even if it is just a little plant protein, it can still be a culprit.”

  • Tracey South

    you are probably the only person besides my vet that has agreed it is a protein source usually and not a grain source that causes the itching /allergies. *the only one I have come across that is.

  • Lisa Anne Balogh

    target has a new line of purina one beyond for dogs and cats, the packaging is different. I checked the ingredients and came here to see any analysis. Don’t know if the two products are actually the same, but with different packaging. Go to Target.com you can find it there or go to the store.

  • Alissa Algarin

    It looks like they are phasing out Purina One Beyond Lamb (which my dog loves) as it is getting harder to find and I can’t find the large bags anywhere. What would be a good substitute?

  • dgwlkr

    Also try looking on http://www.Petflow.com.

  • dgwlkr

    Thanks for sharing. I hadn’t heard about that.

  • dgwlkr

    I just purchased this Purina One Beyond dog food. Nice to know I’m not the only one that mixes food. I currently mixed this with Fromm Gold.

  • Bobby dog

    Thanks! I was wondering when the new recipes would be in the stores.

  • rej4sl

    Target had it the other night – the night before was a yellow bag and the price had gone up from $6.39 to $9.99 … we bought it tonight after exchanging the other one.

  • Bobby dog

    Where did you purchase this bag of POB?

  • rej4sl

    We have had our Juniper on Purina One beyond lamb for eons. Two days ago we got Purina One Smartblend. She refused to eat it. We too it back and got a refund.

    The new bag of beyond says Purina Beyond and is light green and says all natural food.
    We put it in her bowl and she ran over and munched it down. She loves the lamb flavor and just won’t eat anything else.
    She is a finicky eater so this acceptance of this food is awesome. It also says NO CORN WHEAT or Soy, NO Poultry by Product meal and NO added artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
    And Lamb is the number one ingredient.

  • Bobby dog

    It looks like your’ll have some nice flavors to try out within the line for some variety!