On December 7, a dog and cat food manufacturer and retailer, Meals For Dogs, opened a store in southern Florida that allows customers to watch the pet food being made and purchase the products on-site.

Meals for Dogs store uses an open, commercial kitchen allowing all customers to the see the process from start to finish. Customers can choose to visit the store to pick up their meals and treats or have them delivered to their home. The company markets their dog food as made from human-grade ingredients. All of the meals are vacuum-sealed and are refrigerated or frozen.

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All the Meals for Dogs meals and treats are cooked with no preservatives, fillers, flavoring or byproducts. They are offering five different dog meals, three cat meals and one puppy meal. All of the recipes are South Florida influenced and include conch key chicken that consists of USDA-grade chicken, long grain white rice, granny smith apples, yellow pepper, green beans, lima beans, sweet potato, hemp oil and the company’s proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals. 

"This family owned business means that Broward County residents now have a healthy, fresh food option for their beloved dogs and cats," said Catherine Paul-Hus, owner and founder of Meals for Dogs, in a press release. "We are incredibly thrilled to be opening in Fort Lauderdale and preparing our meals and treats for all our four-legged friends."