Why should you cook for your pets? by Dr. Karen Becker, VM
Feeding your pets a healthy diet is simple and easy.
It’s like cooking for yourself except your leaving out the salt and a few other ingredients. Whats great about cooking your pets meals is you know what’s exactly in there. Your using beef, chicken, turkey and lamb fresh from the store. No processed precooked meat in a can.
Human Grade Food: It’s Not Just for Humans
Unless the commercial dog or cat food you’re buying is made with human-grade ingredients, you are feeding your pet rendered protein. Rendered meat is essentially pieces and parts of this animal or that — there’s really no telling. This low quality protein is less than desirable nutrition for your pet. You don’t know what country the meat came from or if this meat came from sick, road kill or euthanized animals. . . This can be an issue since other countries do not have the same regulations for human consumption.
Unfortunately, commercial pet food made entirely with human-grade ingredients is usually at least three times as expensive as food containing crude protein. This is one of the main reasons for switching your pet to a homemade diet. You have complete control over what goes into your dog’s or cat’s mouth, and you can insure you’re feeding high quality, human-grade protein and not the crude, pieces-and-parts variety.
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