Feeding your pet a healthy, tasty diet doesn't have to be complicated – as long as you keep a few important things in mind.

  • Commercial pet food is healthy – If you're breaking the bank to buy special brands of pet food, you’re wasting your money. All the brands sold in supermarkets or pet stores meet basic nutritional needs.
  • Canned food is a condiment – Canned food is mostly water, so just use a bit of it as flavoring for hard food. It's not necessary unless your vet recommends it because of a pet’s medical problem.
  • Don't ever cook for your cat – Cats have very specific nutritional needs. If they come up short on certain amino acids, they can go blind or develop heart failure. (Yahoo Shine)