All living things like to eat well. Human beings define eating well as consuming food that tastes great and is nutritious. Canines, generally, will eat anything served to them. This is not a good thing. Dogs benefit from a positive diet as well. More owners are becoming aware of the critical importance of feeding a dog a proper diet. Hence, as a detailed Daily Herald reveals, sales of premium dog food are skyrocketing.
Purina, one of the biggest names in pet foods, has released a tremendous variety of foods under its Beneful line. Beneful wet foods stand out quite bit from more generic dog foods thanks to the unique blend of ingredients. Protein makes up a large part of the ingredients. Antioxidants and other nutrients fill out the other ingredients.
The protein in Purinastore’s Beneful wet food could come from poultry in selections such as “Roasted Turkey” or meat in “Beef Stew”. There are more choices in main courses so no one (and no dog) has to feel shorted on main courses. Beneful also rounds out ingredients with pasta, spinach, blueberries, and more. Ingredients such as these are carb sources.
The manufacturing process of pet food is not something a dog owner is familiar with. The Daily Herald articles does open the window at a manufacturing plant, and owners quickly discover a lot of work does go into the cooking of the food. Yes, food is cooked. Roasted turkey, for example, is an actual turkey cooked in an oven. Once the turkey (and other main courses) are done, quality control and taste testing work is performed. This might seem like a lot of work, but the work does allow the food to earn the title of premium.
The hard work done by those in the premium dog food world really is paying off. The overall revenue generated per year by the industry is $23.7 billion. Premium pet food is a huge chunk of that amount. $10.5 billion per year – 45% of the overall sales – reflects how much money people are spending on gourmet pet food. Thanks to the great availability of premium selections in major retail stores, the number is sure to rise.