PFI explores and busts common myths about pets and pet food.

Cooking up trouble

One myth about pets that has emerged in re­cent years is that homemade food is superior to commercial products. Numerous recipes can be found on the Internet for homemade pet food, and several books have been pub­lished touting the benefits of their recipes for dog and cat diets. The reality is that the actual benefits of such concoctions do not measure up to the rhetoric.