Many people do not, and many people don’t have the patience to learn all the lingo of the pet food industry and deception that comes along with it.
How do you avoid all this?
The simple answer to that is to make your OWN cat food. Yes, that’s right. This is very possible.
Before I continue on, it is important to note that switching over to a homemade diet should include a consult with the vet. As with humans, completely changing the diet can result in some health changes. It is important to get the go ahead from a professional.
The biggest adjustment to make when switching over to a homemade diet is the gradual change you must implement. You simple cannot feed commercial food one day, then the homemade food the next. The cat will probably refuse, being known to be the finicky eaters that they are. Refer to the a gradual transition heading of this blog post.
Another big adjustment is the specific needs of the cat. Cats that suffer from various ailments each have their own needs. Cats that have a high metabolism may need more than a cat that has a low metabolism.
The good news is:
There are many wonderful recipes out there readily available. The beauty about having your own recipe book for your cat is the fact that you are in control 100%. You have complete control and knowledge of knowing that what you put into the food is healthy and fresh. Not nasty parts that are known to be in pet food.
Why is this so important? Because:
Do you have a pet that suffers from an ailment or has special needs?
Then you NEED a guide that can provide you with the valuable tools you need to ensure your cat gets the proper nutrition in the proper amounts.
A good homemade cat food recipe book provides you with information such as:
The initial start up and commitment of switching over to a homemade diet may be time consuming and frustrating. It is important to have that support and guidance to help you along the way. Doing this completely all on your own may discourage you, or provide your cat with something left to be desired.
But in the end, when it is all said and done, switching over may prevent you from shelling out money at the vet for something that was out of your control.