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Q. What do you recommend I feed my pet?

A. You have three choices. It’s great to cook for your pets or feed them a raw diet. Make sure you feed them a balanced diet. Cats are more finicky than dogs, so feed them mostly meat and a vitamin supplement. Check with a veterinarian to make sure you cover your pets’ nutrient requirements.

As for pet food: I think wet food is better; dry foods have more calories, which can contribute to obesity problems, and carbohydrate, which can be problematic for cats. The advantage to pet food is that if you follow the directions you probably won’t overfeed your pet and the nutrient requirements are taken care of.

Note: EatingWell recommends you check with a veterinarian before making changes to your pet’s diet.

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