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Treat Your Pet to Homemade Food

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013 by HylaryL

Even if you haven’t heard about the recent recall of dog treats produced in China, it might not surprise you to know that this is just one in a string of pet food recalls over the years. We all love our pets and want them to be happy and healthy, but how can we be sure that the food they are eating is truly safe when year after year they fall victim to illness linked to mass-produced pet foods? The answer is simple: if you want you want to know what’s going into your pet’s food, make it yourself!

Cooking up a delicious meal for your pet is, surprisingly, a fun and easy task that can involve the whole family. There are no special secret ingredients, just things that most humans would enjoy eating like meats, grains and vegetables.

If you’re not sure where to start in becoming a pet food chef, check out the list of books below that are packed full of recipes your pet will love. Woof woof, meow, and bon appetit!

Feed your Best Friend Better

Feed your Best Friend Better (2012)
by Rick Woodford

If you wouldn't eat processed food, why feed it to your dog? This book contains guidelines, charts, tips, and more than 85 easy recipes for healthy dishes to help your best friend live a long and happy life.

Pet Food Nation

Pet Food Nation (2009)
by Joan Weiskopf

Stop feeding your pet from a bag or a can—gradually, and then permanently. Instead, let's return to the way our ancestors fed their cherished pets since the dawn of time, with a variety of fresh and cooked foods from our own homes, the smart, simple, and healthy way.

The Whole Pet Diet

The Whole Pet Diet (2006)
by Andi Brown

An eight-week program to optimum health for dogs and cats featuring quick and easy recipes for homecooked meals and treats, a healthy introduction to natural supplements, and a practical guide to grooming and play.

The Dog Ate It

The Dog Ate It (2006)
by Linda West Eckhardt

Just as humans need to eat the right balance of protein, vegetables, and whole grains, so do dogs. But where do we find the time to cook special meals just for our pets when many of us struggle to feed ourselves healthfully? With The Dog Ate It, there’s no need to prepare separate meals.

Cool Pet Treats

Cool Pet Treats (2010)
by Pamela S. Price

Feeding your pet has never been so much fun! From cornbread bones to tuna snacks, "Cool Pet Treat