The fur will fly and a few tails will be stepped on. It’s the PETA crowd vs. the relaxed pet owner.
I contend that this over-concern for the “proper” food to feed your pet is a bunch of hogwash. Dog and cats have been successfully living off of table scraps since creation. So what is wrong with making your own dog food? Why must we buy that expensive specialty food to feed our pets? Commercial pet food is good enough to feed fido or fluffy. The pet food industry is making a bundle by making us feel guilty by not feeding our pets their “properly blended” brand of doggie/kitty overpriced slop.
I was buying dog and cat food from a pet store this past weekend and mentioned to the clerk who asked if I needed any help that the Fancy Feast[sup]TM[/sup] had been moved. She looked in horror at me and said “Fancy Feast[sup]TM[/sup] is ok if you don’t mind feeding your cat McDonalds[sup]TM[/sup]”. Well, my cat eats one brand of cat food and is even picky about what flavors of that brand she likes. Now, I understand the risks of a urinary tract infection if a cat is not fed a diet low on ash, so I pick flavors for her that has low ash content, but she likes Fancy Feast[sup]TM[/sup] and she will eat Fancy Feast[sup]TM[/sup]. For a picky eater you can’t ask for more than that. What the pet store workers have done is buy into the brainwashing by specialty pet food makers that commercial brand pet food are bad and should not be fed to our pets.
So I contend, I am a loving pet owner who feeds her pets commercial food and table scraps and it’s ok.