Some turn to DIY dog food after recent pet recalls

Sierra enjoys a dish of Marvelous Mutt Meatballs from Arden Moore\'s Real Food for Dogs in this February 7, 2007 photo. While many barely find time to cook for themselves, some are finding the time to cook meals for their pets. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Making food for Fido

wtopstaff | November 15, 2014 12:52 am

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WASHINGTON – There were a record number of pet food recalls in 2013 from both small companies and large manufacturers, alike. And this growing, risky list is causing concern among pet owners, many of whom are reassessing what they feed their pets.

According to Katy Nelson, veterinarian and host of “The Pet Show with Dr. Katy,” the recent recalls have caused some to forgo store-bought pet food, altogether, and instead, make their own.

But this DIY approach could be more complicated than some think.

“There’s a lot that goes into those commercial diets as far as vitamins, minerals, you know, basic nutrients

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