If you have ever opened a can of dog food and been disgusted to find the smell unappealing, you can find comfort in knowing that there are people who taste dog and cat food for a living. While tasters don’t have to swallow, they do need discerning taste buds that can detect the various flavors and the ability to make suggestions that will improve the formula. Of course, a strong stomach and tolerance for the smell of canned dog and cat food is also helpful. The manufacturing company may also want feedback on packaging and nutritional content. The annual salary can pay up to $75,000, depending on experience. Pet food companies don’t always advertise for these positions, so it might be necessary to approach them directly.