An eatery with a difference opened in Berlin this year – it caters exclusively for dogs:
“Business owner David Spanier, 31, had the idea for the doggy deli after finding his own canine friend could not digest pet food from supermarkets.
“Junk food is bad for animals,” he told AFP. “It’s as if I ate fast food every day. I may like it, but it’s very bad for your health.”
The store manager, Katharina Warkalla, is an animal nutrition expert and serves up portions of beef, turkey or kangaroo meat with broccoli or berries, and “carbs” such as rice, pasta or potatoes.”
It sounds like a gimmick but I can see a genuine benefit. There is evidence that fresh cooked food may be better for dogs then canned products. Up to now the main barrier to serving dogs fresh cooked food (and the main advantage of the processed brands) is the convenience of not having to cook for your dog. This service solves the problem, as well as offering nutritionally balanced food. Now let’s hope other places around the world catch on to this idea.