Saturday, 10 October 2009

The history of Burns

I'm writing an article on the birth of Burns Real Foods for Pets. I'd be very interested to hear from anyone who has been feeding John Burns' food since the very beginning.
I became familiar with the Burns story fairly early on, just as it grew from a West Wales food to a national one. Where you one of the people who bought one of John's very first batch - the ones sold in plain plastic bags with hand applied home-made stickers/leaflets?
Have you got any stories about feeding Burns over the years?
I'd be very keen to hear from current happy customers with interesting anecdotes and any early pioneering customers with a tale to tell!
beverley@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk

2 comments:

Tc said...

I can't speak for Burns but most mass manufactured dry dog food is extruded. You can tell extruded foods as the kibble is usually a regular shape throughout. The process of extruding means the ingredients are heated up to about 160 degrees so much of the goodness is lost.
Also, in order to preserve the kibble, chemical additives and artificial preservatives such as BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin are added. They can contribute to dry skin, allergic reactions, dental disease, and poor health, as well as stimulate adverse effects on liver and kidney functions.
Many dog food companies start by mixing natural ingredients and selling them in plain plastic bags such as the example in the Blog. But once they decide to go commercial and mass manufacture, they go down the 'extruded' route.
On a positive note, feeding dogs dried food is convenient and easy.

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