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    Hi Dog Lovers,

    I am a Uni Studnet at Macquarie Uni and am putting together a Marketing Assignment on Pet Food, what type people currently buy & why. And whether there is a market for Natural/Healthy/Organic Pet food & care products and if so at what cost.

    I was wondering if it would be OK to invite you to help me out by filling in a quick online survey we have put together on survey monkey.

    The survey is annonomous and only 10 questions which should not take more than a few minutes, if you have the time i would be extreamly grateful.
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/86W9CP2

    Thanks for your help.

    Nicole & Ralphy

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    I started the survey and was immediately put off by ACT missing from your location list!

    And I found the questions too hard to answer beause a. I'm not entirely sure what exactly you mean by organic as it can mean using organic produce that are grown without preservatives or could possibly mean all natural, as in no artificial colouring, preservatives or flavours. And b. I am already considering changing my dog's diet and am currently switching between homemade and tinned food. And c. When you ask 'What type of pet food do you prefer?' do you mean what food do you currently give your dog or what food would you give your dog if price, convenience or other factors didn't matter?

    Then your question about if you would buy organic food doesn't specify if it would be dry food, tinned food, supplements to add to meat, chilled food or what.

    Sorry, found it too confusing, so I abandoned it.

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    I don't get what you mean by organic either

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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    I don't get what you mean by organic either
    Thanks for the feed back, we do mean Australian certified organic produce.

    Unfortunatley the free Survey Monkey features are very limited so we had to simplify as much as possible, but really appreciate you having a go for us.

    Thanks:

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    Organic means no pesticides were used during the growing period and on the soil for a certain amount of years.....Also certain chemicals/additives are not allowed. And all additives such as eg blood and bone are required to be sourced organic too. It is actually quite ridgid and difficult to get a true organic cerification.....
    Pets are forever

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    Hmmm. I like all natural food for my dog as in: no chemical flavours/colours or preservatives. But I cannot afford to buy everything organic for the humans in our family (though I try to grow as much as I can myself), so probably wouldn't pay more to buy organic for the dog. I'll do the survey again when I have time.

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    Most of my dog food comes from the local butcher. But if I buy dry food it comes from a produce shop which would be pretty common in the country.

    My general rule of thumb for pre mixed or made dog or at food is that I won't pay more per kilo than I would pay for quality human grade ingredients.

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