If you’re a dog lover, you know that nothing is too good for your four-legged pal. Many pet owners spend more on their pets than do on themselves. Freshpet, owned by Richard Thompson, only uses fresh ingredients, restricts preservative and limits the time meals sit on shelves in pet food stores, to make sure they are eaten while they still have great flavor. The company is just one of a large number of companies reinventing dog food, so that is healthy, nutritious and delicious. This is a $23,7 billion industry that is growing every day. Colgate-Palmolive promotes a nutritious food for digs on a diet. Nestlé’s Purina has an online location where you can choose your own blends of dog food, many with protein from turkey, salmon or lamb. Mars Petcare, the leader in pet food sales, is promoting their farm-to-table brand, Nutro Farm’s Harvest line, that includes freeze dried blueberries and cranberries. Beneful, from PurinaStore gives your dog a variety of flavors and sources of protein. They use real meats and vitamin-rich vegetables in all their recipes. They offer a diversity of beef, turkey, chicken, salmon and even bacon flavors in their most popular foods. They offer 100% complete and balanced meals for your dog. One of Beneful’s popular wet foods includes chopped blends made from beef, carrots, tomatoes and wild rice. Another favorite chopped blend is chicken, carrots, tomatoes and wild rice. A third version is made with salmon as the meat base. Other recipes include salmon, sweet potatoes, brown rice and spinach. The list goes on. You can see that where there used to be just a few healthy prepared dog foods, the marketplace is growing every day, as companies realize how important our furry friends are to us. Our animals are being catered to in a very important way.