National Cook for your Pets Day!

Courtesy of the National Day


"Who is man’s best friend?  A dog, of course!  Today’s national holiday is about doing something special for your furry best friend, but includes all pets, not just dogs!!  You love your pet, and want to provide what is best for them, so why not try to make them healthy, home cooked food?  November 1st celebrates National Cook For Your Pets Day.

A lot of people these days are concerned about the food they eat and where that food, or ingredients, come from.  Most of our food supply today is processed and loaded with fillers, and the same applies our pet food.  Animals need to eat a natural diet to be at optimal health, and most of the pet food you can buy has a lot of unnatural things in it.  If you cook or make your own pet food at home, you are in control of giving your little companion food that has only the best and essential ingredients that will best serve them.

If you are willing to try cooking for your pet, first start by consulting with your vet.  Veterinarians will know just what your pet’s nutrition needs are and will have ample advice that can be tailored for you and your furry loved one.  The next step is to do some research.  There are some foods should be avoided for feeding your pet, because they could be detrimental to your pet’s health.  A couple of things to avoid are chocolate, onions, avocados, garlic, salt, yeast dough, tomato leaves and stems, and milk-based foods.

Your next step in this adventure would be to decide what will be on your pet’s menu.  The internet can be your friend with this, by helping you to find recipes and different ideas.

And last, but not least, enjoy yourself in this culinary adventure.  Our pets do a lot for us.  They give us unconditional love, so celebrate National Cook For Your Pets Day by giving them that kind of love back in a delicious, nutritious home cooked meal!


Make a meal for your pet. (Make sure to check with your vet about foods to avoid.) Use #CookForYourPetsDay to post on social media.


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