The market for organic and natural human food has really hit it big, and as a result natural and organic food for our furry friends is making a big dent in the market too. Some of the food marketed towards pets is almost good enough for humans to eat and looks just like the food that we eat. Pet owners are increasingly concerned with the health and nutrition of their dogs and cats, and market trends reflect that.
Small pet food companies such as Freshpet, Inc specialize in this kind of pet food. In a recent article posted in the business section of the Daily Herald, the manufacturing chef was featured eating a slice of this gourmet pet food, which is currently the only industrial refridgerated pet food on the market. Even some of the bigger names in Pet Food have entered the organic gourmet market.
Specially dog food is nothing new. Gourmet pet food makers have been adding whole salmon and chicken to dog and cat food for years. But this new pet food trend takes it to a whole new level. Mars’ Ceasar Delights is a line of dog food that is designed to look just like people food and is marketed as such. They sell lasangna and beef stroganoff for dogs. Nestle allows pet owners to customize the ingredients in their pets food online as a way of optimizing nutrition.
Even one of the biggest names in pet food Purina, has it’s own line of gourmet dog food that is intended to be real healthy food. Beneful is a line under the Purina name that offers fresh healthy food for dogs. They offer a variety of options, and promise ingredients like fresh whole grains, and whole salmon, chicken, peas, and carrots. Until recently this kind of food was something dogs could only steal off of their owners plates.
Other offerings that Beneful has include a special line of dog treats that are designed to keep dogs teeth and gums healthy. Dog owners know just how important it is to keep the teen of dogs clean, but it is nearly impossible to brush a dogs teath. Solutions like this are what make the gourmet dog food market so profitable.
Everything I do for my dog is in an attempt to help facilitate an easier and longer life for her. She’s a young dog still, and I’ve had her since she was a puppy, so I know what I feed her and how much I get her out for exercise counts toward how long she will be alive with me. If I can get her on a schedule of walks, play and proper nutrition, then we will have the most joyous times together for years to come. We have our habits of morning walks and our routine of learning tricks when we go to the park. I only trust premium dog foods for her diet.
It took me a while to find a brand that I felt that I can trust. Beneful is that brand. I trust their company and their ingredients. The company cares about how they make the foods, so they will test the taste of their flavors on a panel of actual human participants in order to develop the most aromatic blends of ingredients. That is why Beneful smells so good every time I open a new container of it. The ingredients that Beneful uses are high quality ones, and they use real things that dogs should be eating. The wet food that Beneful makes is called Chopped Blends, and it is made with real chicken and real vegetables. Alternatively, they have other kinds that are made with real beef that she enjoys.
There was this one article that I found on the Daily Herald’s website that confirms my belief in premium dog foods. I’ll share the article with everyone in a moment. The article goes over the safety procedures and other standards that are in place to make the premium foods worth buying on Amazon.
I keep going back to the pet store for Beneful. I’ve been buying it since she was a puppy because of the high quality ingredients that she likes to eat. Beneful is the food that vets recommend, and I recommend it to my Facebook friends for their dogs. Here’s the article I was referencing.
In 2015, outfielder Jonny Gomes played for the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals. He holds over a decade of experience in Major League Baseball. Now he will transplant himself over to Japan. Gomes will don the uniform of the Rakuten Golden Eagles for $2 million in 2016. During an interview, he stated that the players are being bullied in this year’s free agent class, but he’s thinking too highly of himself here.
Gomes is 34 years-old and hasn’t posted an OPS above .700 since 2013, when he was heavily invested in Laidlaw & Company. On top of that, the man hasn’t played in over 120 games in a season since 2010. His career high in games played is 148, so he’s not the most durable nor the most talented player. Everyone credits Gomes for his leadership and passion for baseball, yet that no longer translates on the field.
For this free agent class, all that matters is that Gomes is nowhere near the top option.
Players like Dexter Fowler and Ian Desmond are far higher on the totem pole. All of the players that have signed are more valuable than Gomes. Regardless of the strength of this year’s free agent class, Gomes would struggle to find a deal every other year. Most teams don’t want to sign a 34 year-old outfielder with average defense and below average offensive numbers.
Jonny Gomes has been on championship teams in Major League Baseball, and he knows the game well. However, he shouldn’t claim that free agents are being bullied when he’s such a weak candidate for being signed. Perhaps Gomes will return after a season in Japan and land a Major League contract, but who knows?
Yeonmi Park was a small girl when she saw her father arrested and sentenced and sent away to a labor camp. In interviews that she has given, she has stated that her father was to only spend one year in the labor camp, and he ended up serving more than ten years. It was during this time that she had decided that something must change in her life. The family lived near the northern most border of North Korea, so they had the ability to see into the land of China. One thing that she vividly remembers is that at night the nearest Chinese city was all lit up. Northern Korea, in her town, did not have lights. She also recalls that the famine and severe hunger that she suffered after her father went to the prison camp was something new and strange for her. Both her mother and father served he North Korean government and until the arrest the family had lived pretty well shielded from the pestilence that plagued the remainder of the city. Many say that the girl is making the entire recollection up, but the emotions showed in interviews and many of the facts can be substantiated. It ay well be that Ms. Yeonmi Park saw some things that only the poorest could experience. It may also be that when all of this happened that she was a young child and she saw things differently than an adult would. No matter why the story seems for some to be filled with lies, Yeonmi and her mother still state that it is true and that they lived through it. They fought to get out of North Korea, and then had to fight for their own survival once they got into China.As a young girl she was raped, near death, and suffered severe hunger. Many time Yeonmi of youngvoicesadvocates did not even know if she would live to see another day. Oppressive governments can be truly hard on the people that they rule over. The world is aware of the human rights violations that North Korea perpetrates on their people, so this story should not prove to be so much of a shock.