Beneful brand dog food is just one of many dog food companies that are jumping on the eat-like-your-owner train and producing fresh gourmet meals for pets. The Freshpet Inc. factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is the only factory in the U.S. to produce refrigerated pet foods on the industrial scale on the market and is among a rapidly-growing group of innovative products responsible for a $10.5 billion surge in gourmet pet foods since 2009; more than half the market is now comprised of premium dog food sales. Small companies such as Blue Buffalo once cornered the market for fresh dog foods that contain fruits and vegetables but now big brands are climbing on board. Merrick Pet Care is the most recent acquisition by Purina, a brand that was the first certified organic wet and dry dog food. Beneful brand dog food is another large brand that has an innovative and delicious line of foods for dogs on Amazon that contain quality ingredients that are easily identified. Beneful Wet Dog Food comes in Chopped Blends and a variety of Medleys that are made from visible chunks of meat, whole vegetables, and whole grains such as brown rice. Their dry kibble is manufactured from the same quality ingredients and are produced in a way that preserves the flavor as well as vitamin and mineral content and is a high quality food. As the eat-like-your-owner trend continues, large brands will continue to try and match the quality of smaller companies food which will mean a higher quality food for pets everywhere. Premium and gourmet dog food sales have climbed 45 percent since 2009 and are expected to keep rising according to Freshpet Inc. CEO Richard Thompson. “If your family is into health and wellness, and you treat your pet like family: bingo.” says Thompson of the recent report that said using fresh meats such as chicken and beef is too expensive to remain profitable. People are willing to pay more for the peace of mind of feeding quality food. More on this can be read at the Daily Herald.