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Feeding the Homemade Diet

Feeding the Homemade Diet

Home-cooked meal plans for your cat may spell “love” — but not necessarily good nutrition. Here’s why nutrient imbalances and other dietary problems abound.

A home-cooked diet for your pet sounds great, and it certainly appeals to the emotions,” says Cailin Heinze, MS, VMD, DACVN. “But realistically, the vast majority of these diets I see cats being fed are not nutritionally balanced because just using whole foods that are typically consumed by humans is usually not enough to balance a cat’s diet.”

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Feeding the Homemade Diet

A home-cooked diet for your pet sounds great, and it certainly appeals to the emotions,” says Cailin Heinze, MS, VMD, DACVN....