Homemade diets for pets done right
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Many pet owners are interested in finding a good quality food for their pet or find themselves supplementing additional food into their pets diet either because they are picky or to improve their health.
However, there are right and wrong ways to make a homemade diet for your pet.
The biggest concern with homemade diets from a medical standpoint is not providing a balanced diet.
While pets may not eat the same kibble daily they may be willing to eat the same home cooked food daily and if not properly balanced this can lead to protein, and mineral deficiencies, according to Dr. Gaeto from Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Dr. Gaeto suggests pet owners should consult a diet resource with information on proper balancing when making a meal plan for their pets.
There are numerous ways to do that with both helpful online resources and pet cookbooks. There is also a local company who makes homemade diets for both general care and pets with health issues called Just Food for Dogs that has both diet resources and an easy way for time strapped pet owners to access high quality homemade diets.