Recent years have placed a heavy emphasis on the importance of fresh, organic, food. Not too long ago people were relying heavily on processed foods due to their convenience. But the health effects of that choice started to make itself clear. And as such, people have been making a quick turn to fresher options. But the Daily Herald offers a new perspective on that cultural shift. Because it’s not just people that are making a change to healthier foods. Dogs are finally starting to join their owners when it comes to developing a more refined palate.
The story looks at several examples of dog food companies that are looking at their wares in a manner much closer to that of chefs. Instead of just focusing on creating heavily processed pastes that are formed into shapes, they’re working on creating actual meals for dogs. Foods that have real flavors, real textures, and which are sometimes even pattered after meals that people love. Beef stroganoff and lasagna are great examples. They’re two foods that humans love to find on their plates when dinner time rolls around. But they’re also two flavors that are being marketed as dog food.
The trend might seem groundbreaking at first. But like many trends it was growing steadily before gaining such heavy attention from the public. In fact, a company called Purinastore’s Beneful has been working with high quality ingredients for their dog food since 2001. The company began with a seemingly simple mission statement. They wanted to create dog food which could bring the full nutritional benefit of healthy food to a dog’s life. And to accomplish that the company investigated new methods of packaging and preparing fresh foods that could be delivered right to a dog’s bowl every day.
Beneful accomplished something more than just creating a nutritionally packed meal though. By including the freshest vegetables and juiciest cuts of meat Beneful were able to also make dog food which tasted great. Today this high quality dog food brand is especially notable for what one finds when opening up a bag. Instead of processed shapes, one will find easily identifiable ingredients. The chicken looks like chicken, the vegetables like vegetables and so on. It’s high quality food that dogs absolutely adore.