Debate – Commercial vs. Home made pet meals
|June 9, 2011||Posted by pet lover under Pet Meal|
Just as we human beings have our own set of meals, pets also have a wide range of meals that you can select from. A pet owner can either choose a pet meal that is purchased at the pet food store or prepare the pet meal themselves at home. There are two main kind of pet meals; commercially made pet meals and home made pet meals. There has been an ongoing debate in regard to what kind of pet meal is actually suitable for your pet, commercially produced pet foods are very popular especially in the urban market.
There are several companies that produce canned pet foods and they are reporting good business. Commercially manufactured pet meals are very popular with the pet owners because they are easy to acquire, you can just walk into a pet food store and pick a packet or can of your favorite pet meal. The convenience that comes with commercially made pet foods have made pet owners reluctant to stop using them since most of them claim to be busy and might not have time to prepare food for their pets. For those pet owners who insist on buying commercially produced pet foods , their argument is always that they are made by professionals who are qualified and therefore will tend to provide a good balance of nutrients. A lot has been said about commercial pet meals however it is important to note that some may not be a good source of nutrients to our pets as we may think and some will be having high nutritional value. Actually many researchers and veterinarians are recommending preparation of home made pet meals as they claim the method of preparation used in pet food manufacturing companies may not be conducive for the maintenance of essential nutrients.
Home made pet foods have been advocated as the best meals to prepare and feed to your pet. Professionals in the pet food industry argue that taking time to properly prepare a pet meal at home and giving it the required attention will ensure a properly prepared pet meal that will leave your pet salivating and asking for more. It has often been proposed that preparing pet meals at home is an excellent idea so long as the procedure is correctly followed. This will ensure a large amount of nutrients are retained in the meal. Feeding your pet a healthy, nutritious and well prepared meal will ensure that your pet not only enjoys the meal but gets adequate nutrients required to build and strengthen its body metabolism and immunity, Preparing a home made meal and carefully mixing the right ingredients will ensure that the food you are giving your pet has a great taste than canned variety of foods. Preparing home made pet meals will also guarantee that the bond between you and your pet is strengthened. Pets feel good and appreciated as they sit there and watch you prepare their meal. Nothing good would satisfy a pet more than to know you personally prepared its meal. If you don’t fancy cooking everyday for your pet then refrigeration will work well for you.
A lot of debate still goes on about whether to give your pet meals that are commercially prepared or meals that have been prepared at home. Despite the fact that both of these types of pet meals will be consumed by your pet, the difference will always be distinguished by their nutritional value.
I am interested to know your personal opinion on this. Feel free to participate in this debate through your valuable comments.