Dogs of all shapes and sizes looked on patiently on as their owners lovingly prepared meals especially for them at a pet food cooking class in Seoul.
The aim was to teach pet owners how to vary their pets' diets and the importance of healthy eating and low fat meals.
Twenty pet owners participated in the event and prepared gourmet meals for 'man's best friends'.
They were shown two recipes, dog salad and dog cake.
The recipes were all highly palatable, nutritious and designed to provide the dogs with a natural source of energy.
Using the dog's favourite ingredients owners combined regular dog food with sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
The nutrition advisors said that chocolate, chicken bones, and spices are all bad ingredients for dogs.
As dinner was prepared the canine guests patiently waited for their food to be served.
One of participants Lee Soo-yeon said the event was useful and this was the first time she had prepared food for her dog.
Another dog owner Kang Tae-yeon said that although she sometimes fed her pet snacks, it would be better to prepare nutritious food for them.
According to Euromonitor International market intelligence pet animal-related business in South Korea has grown into a gigantic industry.
In 2004 it was estimated pet food and pet care products market was valued at Won 449 billion.
This market continues to steadily rise.
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