The impact that pets play in people’s lives should not be underestimated. Pets, especially dogs, play a psychological as well as physical role in people’s lives. Researchers now know dogs have feelings, and they can communicate with their owners. The food that people give to dogs has a direct effect on their well-being. Big dogs react to certain ingredients better than small dogs. All dogs need the right amount of vitamins and minerals, but not all dog food is made with the right amount of those vitamins. Researchers at Purina has been studying dog behavior for years, and they have discovered an interesting fact. Dogs need the right dog food to function just like their owners, and Beneful has developed several formulas that supply dogs with the nutrition they need to live long, healthy lives. For example, small dog breeds need antioxidant nutrition and Beneful developed Beneful Originals with those dogs in mind. Beneful Originals is a dry dog food that has a beef version as well as a chicken and salmon version. Each one of those formulas has vegetables that complement the meat in Beneful Originals. The beef version of Beneful Originals has peas, spinach and carrots, and the chicken version is made with avocados, carrots and tomatoes. Beneful decided to pair the salmon with green beans, carrots and sweet potatoes. That omega-rich formula gives small dogs the energy they need to be an active and healthy part of the family. Beneful IncrediBites is another dry product that is specifically formulated for small dogs. Each IncrediBite is a mixture of chicken, sweet potatoes, spinach, and carrots. Beneful wet dog foods are formulated for medium size and big dogs. The wet dog food contains the same ingredients as Beneful Originals, but there are other ingredients like barley and peas in the wet food. Wild rice is also added to the Beneful Chopped Blends. The Beneful Chopped Blends are formulated on Purina Store with beef, lamb, liver, turkey and chicken, so there is a different nutritional mixture for all breeds and sizes. Beneful knows what dogs need to stay active and healthy. Beneful Originals and Beneful IncrediBites with beef, chicken and salmon or Beneful Chopped Blends help dogs maintain a healthy weight, and that is an important factor in dog longevity.