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5 Odd Jobs You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

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Dog Food Tester

dogfood185If you ask me, this first odd job definitely skews toward awful. While it’d be great if Rufus could nibble on his dinner and give feedback, that’s just not the way it works — and that’s why dog food testers exist.

Lucy Postin, for example, was recently profiled in The Daily Mail. She samples every ingredient that goes into The Honest Kitchen’s pet food, and “even chows down on the final product — to make sure it tastes just right.”

Granted, The Honest Kitchen at least has a “human grade” rating, meaning ingredients are sourced from the human food chain and produced alongside foods you and I eat.

But even other kinds of dog food need to be tasted in order to make sure unwanted ingredients haven’t slipped in and to assess quality. Just ask Mark Gooley. He is the owner of a pet food manufacturer and tests doggy dental sticks, chewy bones and liver mixture.


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