Food Preference of Dogs Research Paper by Margaret

Food Preference of Dogs
Describes a research study to determine a dog's food preferences.
# 111840 | 1,240 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | PH
Published on Feb 01, 2009 in Biology (Zoology) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper describes an experiment conducted on a two-year old cocker spaniel to determine its food preferences. The paper reports that the study determined that dogs do exhibit food preferences, and in this case, have clearly shown a preference for beef hot dogs over chicken hot dogs. The paper describes the methodology and the details of the results. The paper points out that results of this study indicate that dog food not only should contain the needed vitamins and minerals but also should be gastronomically appealing to dogs so that pet owners will find little resistance when feeding them. The paper includes two tables.

Table of Contents:
Test Animal
Food Preparation
Feeding Session
Data Gathering
Table 1. Amount of Beef or Chicken Hotdog Consumed in Grams
Table 2. Summary

From the Paper:

"During the first day of the study, it was observed that the dog had initially tasted almost equal portions of both the beef and chicken hot dogs, showing no outward preference for one over the other. During the second day of the study, the dog now preferred the beef hot dogs over the chicken, consuming twice the portion of the beef hot dog (55 grams and 45 grams of beef hot dog over 17 grams and 27 grams of chicken hot dog) during both feeding sessions. At this point, the researchers' fear that the dog would show no outward preference for either kind of hotdog were put to rest."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Araujo, Jospeh A., et. al. Examining the Cognitive Method for Measuring Food Preference. 27 September 2007. Pet Food Industry. 2 December 2007 <>

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