New Website Offers Healthy Alternatives to Store-Bought Pet Food

Harmful ingredients in, and contamination of, many commercial pet foods drive pet owners to search for healthier homemade alternatives. A new website provides hundreds of wholesome recipes.

Mesa, AZ, March 17, 2009 --( With all the recalls and all the unhealthy ingredients in store-bought pet food, many pet owners opt to make their own. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, over 100 dog food products and over 75 cat food products were recalled between March 2007 and June 2008. Many commercial pet foods contain harmful ingredients such as animal by-products, unhealthy fats and too much filler. A lot of manufacturers add harmful chemicals to improve taste and extend shelf life.

Many holistic veterinarians believe that the diseases seen in pets today--such as allergies and arthritis--that were rare in the past, are a direct result of processed foods. People who make their own pet food can chose from a wide variety of fresh, unprocessed or minimally processed ingredients with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors, and no animal by-products or fillers. It is generally more nutritious, better tasting and less expensive than commercially manufactured food.

A new website,, helps pet owners create tasty, healthy meals and treats for their pets.

The site offers a wide array of delicious, nutritious, inexpensive and easy-to-prepare pet dishes. The selection includes such delectables as walnut raisin balls for birds, catnip cookies for cats, cheesy turkey treats for dogs, and honey balls for rodents and rabbits, as well as recipes for fish, horses and exotic pets. It also offers expert advice on the feeding of pets as commonplace as cats and dogs and as unusual as iguanas and sugar gliders.

Site users can:

- Read and print hundreds of delicious recipes
- Watch “how to” videos from pet care experts
- Post and view photographs of their pets
- Discuss pertinent issues on the forum
- Share dietary advice on the blog
- Post their own recipes
- Get the latest tips and recipes via RSS feed

For more information visit is dedicated to sharing recipes and dietary tips for the care of “your furry, feathered and finned foodies.”

Pet Foodies
Tennille Tejeda