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Three Dog Bakery Gracie’s Gourmet is a meat-based wet dog food using a moderate amount of chicken as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.If you are like many dog owners, you have probably either purchased, or considered purchasing gourmet dog food. You may see it advertised at the office of your veterinarian, or in local pet stores where gourmet brands are available. However, there are several things to consider when planning to buy food of this kind for your pooch, such as the actual definition of gourmet dog food and more importantly, whether or not the food is really more healthy for your pet than the traditional brands found on the shelves of your local supermarket.The new generation of chef-inspired pet foods accounts for no more than 5 percent of the pet-food market, but the market is big. Retail sales of dog and cat food exceeded $19 billion in 2011, according to the market research company Euromonitor International. Also, profit margins in what is sometimes called the super-premium category, a fuzzily defined niche that embraces natural, organic and gourmet pet foods, can reach 40 percent, compared with 30 percent for premium brands and 20 percent for standard brands.This may lead you to wonder how certain brands can be advertised as “gourmet,” the latter of which naturally sounds more nutritious to most dog owners. Unfortunately, any company can advertise their products as gourmet, regardless of the ingredients found in the formula. The reason for this is the fact that there are no regulations in place regarding what can and what can’t be advertised as gourmet food. Essentially any manufacturer can use the term and there are no set requirements concerning what the food must contain. Therefore, prior to purchasing your next batch of dog food, you should research what your dog truly requires, as well as what you are actually purchasing when you choose a brand advertised as gourmet.Something that surprises most dog owners when they complete research on gourmet dog food is that the latter is almost always made from the exact ingredients used in basic pet foods. In many cases, the price is the only difference. Such food is usually made from the same ingredients, preservatives and additives found in even the cheapest brands.