ABOUT DOGGYMAN

ABOUT DOGGYMAN

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THE STORY OF
HEALTHY JERKY

Story of the founder and his dog, Sally.

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"It started from a dog named Sally"
Making the Pet-only Jerky

One time, Hayashi's dog Sally was becoming sick day by day.
She was suffering from pain.
The only thing that he can do for poor Sally was trying to understand what he would feel
if he was in her situation.
"Maybe her favorite food could help, even human beings become vital
when we eat our favorites."
That was his thought, and he gave her the meat which he bought for dinner.
Sally was very sick that she couldn't eat her own food. However,
she ate the meat very happily.
The beginning of "Healthy Jerky" comes from this experience.
"Dogs are originally carnivorous animals"
This principal, and the idea; If a raw meat is well-preserved, dogs would love it which comes from Hayashi's experience is the base in the development of "Healthy Jerky".
At that time, many dogs still ate left-over’s. Development of "Healthy Jerky" was to looking back at the origins of dogs.

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Struggling with the Drying Process

Development had the principal: To make a highly preserved food,
remaining the flavor of raw meat.
The biggest task was finding the balanced drying process maintaining moisture.
We took a lot of effort in it.
If drying was not enough, it could lead to low preservation.
On the other hand, too much of drying lost flavor.
If this was human's food, we could simply add spice and salt etc. to adjust the taste.
But when it comes to dog food, we couldn't do that.
Days of adjusting the balance of preservation, and ingredients food process continued.

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The Word's First Jerky of Pets

Establishing the process of using raw meat, and keeping the flavor,
"Healthy Jerky" was completed in 1981, after a long development.
The two important standards were "easy to eat" and "easy to feed".
It became an 8mm thick, 125mm long, high quality and nutritionally balanced Jerky.
This is how the world's first pet-only Jerky made a debut, here in Japan.

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Evolving Healthy Jerky

After the release of Healthy Jerky, we added large size package for demanding needs.
For the Large size packages, we put zippers on the opening, for better preservation.
On 1992, we released "Low-Fat Series" which reduced fat in half to avoid obesity.
On 1998, we released "Additive-Free Series". On 2001, Healthy Jerky achieved
an AAFCO certification with all testing protocols.
This was also the first product to be certified as a Jerky.

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