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How Is Dry Dog Food Is Made?

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Most people know how human food is made, or at least the majority of it, and it is nice to know. However, many people like to see how their pet’s food is made, too. This quick article is going to have a brief look at how dry dog food is made. Hopefully, you will have a better idea of what to look for next time you are finding your puppy’s food. Of course, different manufacturers will have slightly different processes and use slightly different ingredients, so you will need to keep that in mind.

Dry dog food, or kibbles, are made by mixing dry and wet ingredients together with some water to form a dough, much like we would make bread. That dough then gets heated up and pressurized to form a slab of food mixture. There is then a machine, much like a huge cookie cutter, that will cut it into the chunks that you see, but they will not look exactly the same yet. Those kibbles are then dried and cooled to room temperature and coated with a spray machine with different flavors and preservatives. They then go through the packaging system to be sent to stores. That’s it; they are a lot like cookies, but healthier and for dogs!

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