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Homemade Cat Food: The Benefits

From a cat owner’s perspective, homemade cat food is a wonderful alternative to commercial cat food. Many cat owners are increasingly becoming aware of the unhealthy, and sometimes downright awful, ingredients found in many brands. Making your own cat food is an effective way of eliminating worries you may have about unhealthy commercial cat food. It is also a good way to feed a cat that has special dietary needs.

There are many stories available of how a certain brand of cat food had to be recalled because it either contained too much of an ingredient, too little, or just should not have had that ingredient in the food in the first place. The most significant benefit of making your own cat food is the fact that you know what is going into the food. Your cat food can be 100% natural. It can be 100% organic. There can be no preservatives, artificial coloring or flavors. It is completely up to you.

Another positive aspect of making your own cat food is the fact that you can customize the food to meet certain needs of the cat. For instance, if you have a cat that is overweight, a good quality protein source is needed. You can get that from meat. This will allow the cat to effectively use the protein as an energy source, and not store it as fat. In contrast, a commercial diet food may use grains as the protein source, and that will be used incorrectly by the body.

Another benefit that comes out of homemade cat food is the amount of money you’ll be saving in the long run. It’s understandable to think that purchasing the ingredients to make the cat food will be costly at the beginning. However, if you think about it, you will end up saving money. You will not have to purchase cans, let’s say at $0.59, for every day. Some cats have two cans per day. Think of all that money spent for a month’s supply. You can use everyday ingredients that you normally buy to make the cat food. This will cut into the amount of cans you purchase, or eliminate it altogether.

There are many resources available to you if you decide to make homemade cat food. There are endless amounts of recipes to choose from. Recipes are available for cats that have special needs. Recipes are available for cats that have allergies. It’s just a matter of finding resources that best fit what you are trying to accomplish by switching your cat over to homemade cat food.


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