We've received a bunch of emails lately about cooking for pets. The news of tainted pet food that sadly killed a bunch of beloved ones, and sickened many more, has gotten everyone clamoring for ways to make treats of their own. I don't actually own any pets (we're still working on asking the landlord to bend her no dogs policy), but can understand why this is a big concern. So to help out, I've rounded up a bunch of (better-educated-than-me) posts and resources to help you on your journey of homemade cuisine for your pets.
However, before you start be sure to check with your veterinarian first. Each animal and species may have different dietary needs.
- Before you begin, be sure to consider whether or not homemade food is better for your pet or not.
- Chiff.com has put together some great nutritional information to consider before making your own pet food.
- Medical News Today has come up with a tip sheet regarding cooking for your pet.
- Be sure to read the reviews before you buy, but there are a lot of pet food cookbooks out there.
Five more links (including a bunch of recipes) after the jump, so
- Get a great deal on the Real Food for Dogs and Cats book, plus some news rounded up by the folks at Apartment Therapy.
- If you don't want to invest in cookbooks, here are five recipes for home-cooked pet food.
- Here's another one for raw food health cakes for dogs.
- And if you didn't know, every issue of Rachael Ray magazine has a pet friendly recipe in the back. This month it's a french grilled sandwich for your pup.
Got a great pet food resource? Let us all know below!