Meet Furry Gourmet.
How did you come up with the idea for Furry Gourmet?
We tested our nutritionally balanced human-grade whole food for dogs on lots of the fur-babies we know, and because it looks and smells so good a fur-mum said “it’s Furry Gourmet”.
And we all laughed…and then recovered and were like, but seriously…
Where to from here?
We are currently stocked in small deli-style supermarkets and boutique pet grooming salons in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
And we would love to take our gourmet food nationwide!
What do you think it means to be a pet owner?
I look forward to hanging out with my pets every day. They are family.
Why do you think so many people are now splurging on and spoiling their pets?
Obviously it’s because people who have pets are just better people! 😂
But seriously, I think it’s because pets are so well considered these days, people are far more responsible about pet ownership than 20 years ago.
Especially when the animal shelters had to campaign for people to de-sex their pets and not give puppies as Christmas presents.
I think because they have wanted – when they arrive owners want to shower them in love.
And, it makes you feel good to do something nice for a dog.
They deserve treats – and not the sugary rubbish treat we give our human offspring – but good whole food that they will love and ones that are good for them.
How do you create new ideas and recipes for your business?
We have nutritionist and medical staff to ensure we get the bio-science right. Then we think of recipes we like to cook at home, and try to replicate it as a Furry recipe.
Seriously, variety is the spice of life – I know I need variety! I used to resent my vegemite and cheese sandwich every day at school.
In the wild, a dog would be eating a huge range of foods. They would also eat the contents of an animals stomach – and generally be hunting or finding carcasses of herbivores.
So we like to include seeds, grains and vegetables with eggs and meats in different combinations to give a dog what it needs to be healthy.
What is your favourite feature on Petbar?
I love Petbar TV and watching so many cute furries doing what they do. I love checking in to see who’s doing what.