Archive for the ‘Dog Food Choices’ Category

Dogs Are Now Eating like Their Owners

Friday, January 8th, 2016

More and more dog food companies are jumping on board with the eat-like-your-owner strategy. They are selling dog foods that are pretty close to what dog owners have on the table in their own home, including chicken, beef, and even lasagna. Freshpet Inc is one such company. Their factory is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. They are the only industrial refrigerated pet food on the market. However, their company is among many others in this more than $23 billion a year industry. This new idea is really taking how people feed their pets to the next level. Even though companies have been mixing a wide variety of fish and meat with grains, things are definitely stepping up in the market. For example, Mars’ Cesar Home Delights has a line of dog food that sells beef stroganoff and lasagna. Colgate-Palmolive offers a line of dog food that is designed to help dogs lose weight. And Milo’s Kitchen sells grilled beef dog burgers and duck jerky treats. Purina Beneful offers a wide range of dog food products on Purina Store that include wet and dry food as well as treats. They use a sophisticated tracking system that insures all raw ingredients are safe from the time they are received in their factory until they are delivered to retail stores. Beneful provides nutritious and high quality dog food. In the year 2014, around 1 1/2 billion dogs were served Beneful meals. They use a variety of methods to test for propylene glycol, mycotoxins, arsenic and lead. More people are interested in offering their dogs healthier meals. They also like the eat like your owner strategy. Evidence of this is the fact that premium dog food sales have gone up more than 45 percent since the year 2009. Blue Buffalo has been selling canned dog food and dry dog food that includes lamb, chicken, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. They went public this summer. Experts expect their sales to exceed $1 billion this year. Another popular idea is paleo diets for dogs and cats. The idea is to feed the dog what their ancestors ate in the wild years ago. This is another industry that is gaining in popularity.

Beneful: the Healthy Food for Dogs

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Beneful dog food is from the company: Nestle Purina. Purina was started in 1894 by a man named William H. Danforth. His goal was to provide healthy food to farm and work animals. In 1926 Purina moved onto providing pet food and pet care. Today the company has expanded greatly after its partnership with Nestle allowed Purina to be available basically anywhere. Today Purina Beneful dog food from Nestle are one of a variety of pet food brands sold by Purina dog food. Purina has the usual pet food options to select from. Dry dog food, wet dog food and dog treats that are all made from healthy ingredients, like real meat and vegetables. Purina dog food is crafted with only the consideration of a pet’s health, so they can be happy pets to their owners. Purina Beneful’s most recent pet food ad campaign is the “I stand with Beneful”. This campaign features members of the Beneful company’s employees with their pet dogs. Each employee gives their own Beneful story. They describe on Youtube what they do for the company, what there pet is like and why they will always give their pet Beneful dog food. Many of the employees list their main reason being that based on their knowledge of company practices they have physically seen how healthy Beneful is for dogs. The campaign is a unique twist on using the everyman’s perspective to give a powerful message to dog owners. On the Beneful website on Amazon they claim that about ninety-four percent users of Beneful pet food would recommend it to someone else to get for their pets. The average dog food rating on the website is a solid four point seven out of five stars.