Beneful, a Beneficial Name

For many dog owners Beneful is a household name. It is a brand of dog food which has been around since 2001 and continues to be one of the top selling dog food brands in the country. While seemingly an ordinary name to most not many people take the time to find out what the name Beneful actually stands for.

While it is not listed in Webster’s dictionary with a true definition one can only speculate what the Beneful company was thriving for when coming up with this name. At first glance it seems like a blend between plentiful and beneficial. Both words easily draw up characteristics of being both filling and beneficial for the health of the dog. These two traits are what most dog owners are looking for in a dog food. Qualities which Beneful dog food delivers especially based on their sales and popularity.

 

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