Although dogs' strongest sense is smell, their sense of taste plays a big part too! Find out more about how dogs taste their food and how we make sure to satisfy their tastebuds.
How does dogs' sense of taste work?For comparison, humans have 9000 taste buds on their tongues, whilst dogs only have 1700. We estimate that dog's sense of taste is just one-sixth as powerful as ours. That being said, your dog is still able to taste sweet, sour, salty, umami and bitter foods.
How smell comes into play
Smell and taste are closely related and both play a part in how your dog experiences food. Dogs have a much stronger sense of smell than humans, with 125 million sensory glands (over 10 times more than us!)
Which means that their sense of smell will be crucial in giving them "a taste" of what's in their bowl and helps them gather information.
Keeping their tastebuds happy
Just like humans, dogs may have food preferences and might love fish more than meat for instance. We aim to cater for every single dog's taste and nutritional needs, and are constantly working on new recipes to add to our ranges.
Quality is key, which is why we only use human-grade ingredients for which we have full traceability back to the source.
We press our own oils on-side in small batches to coat the kibbles with fresh and healthy fats.
Not to mention our signature Freshtrusion™ process, which makes our recipes more tasty and digestible. This also maintains the nutritional value of ingredients especially protein whilst cooking and allows for better kibble density.
Finally, all our recipes are created by a team of vets and nutritionists to ensure the perfect balance of taste and nutritional value.