Hello to you and hello to the month of May!
For those of you who don’t know me well (or at all, for that matter), the main reason I’ve created My Dog’s Breakfast is to inspire people to consider home cooking for dogs, by way of providing a variety of recipes that just might coax the wary into the kitchen, and to share recipes of interest with other home cookers. I try to create recipes that are either easy, affordable, fun, festive, or a combination thereof. The purpose of my website isn’t to slam the pet food industry and to chastise people about feeding their dogs processed food. That’s not my way. But today, be warned, I have to put on my serious face and talk just a little bit about shoddy pet food labels & pet food standards. Don’t even get me started on the topic of the stunning lack of regulations when it comes to pet food industry in general. Even right here in Canada.
Over the years, people have become used to packaged and processed meals for themselves, and while lots of people are heeding the call to move back to cooking whole foods from scratch, that movement hasn’t really hit home yet in terms of how we feed our pets. As an aside, I’m almost finished reading “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture” (thanks for the recommend, Aunt Daphne), and the book reports on and analyzes a broad spectrum of goods, including food. You might want to pick it up, it’ll get you thinking.
The specific product I’m going to talk about may be cheap, but will it come at a high cost to you? Continue reading