A chef is shown delicately slicing into a choice cut of juicy meat. Fresh, vibrant vegetables are seen being diced. Natural oats and grains fill the TV screen. Is this a commercial for a new, high end restaurant? Nope, it's for dog food.

I've always gotten a laugh out of these commercials that obviously are created to appeal to our senses. In reality, I doubt there are many dog food factories where French chefs are standing around glistening steel tables, decked out in their white jackets while carefully preparing fresh meats, vegetables, and grains. My guess would be that the process involves a lot of chicken feet and corn cobs that probably wouldn't quite make it to the 4th of July picnic table.

Have you ever smelled your dog's food? Doesn't exactly evoke thoughts of a Bobby Flay creation, does it?

Granted, it's a good idea to know what's in your dog's food and you should talk to your vet about their recommendations for the best nutrition for your four legged friend. But I think it's silly to pretend there's anything gourmet about making dog food.

Oh, and by the way, that picture above? It really is from a dog food commercial.

So what do you think, do these commercials influence what your feed your pets? Leave a comment below and let us know!