How do dogs taste?

A commonly asked question is ‘Do dogs have a taste?’

The answer to that question is yes. But why do some dogs prefer certain flavours to others? And how do our recipes provide the best experience for a dog in terms of taste AND ensuring they get the finest nutritional diet? How can you better understanding how your dog tastes their food?

A dogs sense of taste and smell are inextricably linked.

On average, humans roughly have 9000 taste buds on their tongues, while the average dog has 1700. It is estimated that their sense of taste is about one-sixth as powerful as ours. However, dogs can still taste sweet, sour, salty and bitter foods. They also have an additional taste geared for water, they have special taste buds that react to water as they drink and become more sensitive as the dog becomes thirsty.

The role of smell

Smell and taste are closely related, with both playing a crucial role in how a dog experiences their food. The sense of a dog’s nose is significantly stronger than humans, with a total of 125 million sensory glands compared to humans with 5-10 million glands. As a result, their sense of smell gives them a better taste of what is in the bowl and plays a prominent role in gathering information about their environment, including their food.

Picky Eaters

From time to time, our furry family can become “picky eaters”. Over time this can become a problem for pet guardians. Here are a few tips to help to stop picky eating:

  1. Feeding your dog at specific times of the day

  2. Limiting the number of treats and table scraps they are given

  3. Keep the food fresh by ensuring the packaging is sealed or closed properly; we find rolling down the top is good enough to keep it fresh.

 Our range of delicious doggy dinners is a wide selection of recipes. We have 10 signature flavours to choose from. How about Salmon and asparagus or lamb and mint? Each flavour has a large amount of different animal protein sources for all types of dogs from puppy, small breed, large breed and Adult to senior.

We also press our own oils on-site in small batches using dedicated equipment that operates similar to a kitchen salad spinner where the oil is squeezed away from the meat.

This allows us to coat the kibbles with high-quality fats and oils, seen normally in human foods, and gives us the full traceability back to the source, from the farm, fishery or boat. These oils are so fresh they provide superior palitability and traceability but also a higher food quality.

We offer 100g taste testers so your furry family can try a new flavour before you commit to buying a bigger bag.
Check them out here