Home Cooked Food Might Be Kill Your Pets

My wife and I love our pets and we want what’s best for them. So, when it comes to the food, leave it to the pros. The University of California conducted a study of the 114 most popular homemade cat food recipes online. The results were revealing and at times alarming. The study showed that 20 of the foods lacked any comprehensive nutrition needed by a cat, 68 provided incomplete or unhealthy feeding instructions and 46 didn’t provide any feeding instructions. The results also showed that all 114 lacked the full basic nutrition needed by a cat, including those created by vets and that 8 included ingredients toxic for cats.

I’ll tell you that buying the right food for your cat, and pets generally, makes a difference. About a year and a half ago after battling a few health problems following a flea issue with the cats after Irma, I studied the best possible food for each of our cats based on their breed and age. Both for dry and wet food. The difference really has been overwhelming. The food makes as much of a difference for them as it does for us. But just because you use stuff that seems to be organic and healthy doesn’t mean it’s good for them. Do your homework, buy the good stuff, but leave it to the experts. Plus, with companies like Chewy and others, it’s super easy to buy whatever’s best from wherever it’s produced. 

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