Many people want to feed their furry friend the best quality cat or dog food out there. However, this can become a challenge with all the pet products out there. In addition, many people feel they should buy pet food from their local veterinarian, but this can be very expensive. For example, Royal Canin Pet food for dogs and cats is a huge seller in veterinarian offices as oppose to other brands like Pedigree, Blue Buffalo, Purina and Whiskas products. This leaves the consumer with lots to choose from but not with any idea which food is better or worse for their pet.
In addition, there are those individuals who feel like the real answer to the pet food problem is to make it themselves. There are many online tutorials and instructions on making “natural” and “holistic” products. When I typed in “Make my own pet food” into google, I was surprised to see many websites dedicated to creating their own pet food. It was also slightly disturbing because many people were mixing ingredients together that even a racoon would run from. However, as time has passed many store bought food has come under serious investigation. One example, from Purina Cat Food, is that the ingredients they used were made from outdated chicken, and contained serious bi-products. There may be a reason so many pet owners are concerned over what goes into their pet’s stomach.
The fundamental decision is up to the pet owners, but this is a topic I believe we will be hearing a lot about in the upcoming year. It is true that many pet owners will do anything to please their pets, and buying expensive food or making it themselves is what they will do for their pets. It will be interesting to see what food comes out on top.