Anybody make their own pet food with fresh meat?
My vet has recommended that I increase the amount of "wet" food for my cats to avoid urinary issues. I have always fed them a wet/dry food mix. I always use 9 Lives/Friskies out of a superstition of a sort. (About 4-5 years ago, not sure if anyone remembers, but there was a MAJOR pet food contamination and 9 Lives/Friskies/Purina were some of the only brands not affected.)
So, I asked my vet for her cat food recommendations, and she pointed me in the direction of a few 'gourmet' pet stores... and as expected, all of that stuff is super expensive. So this got me thinking, I really think that it would be more cost effective and healthier to just buy 'food grade' meat and freeze it into portions. This way I could even make sure that I get organic/free range. I am also really bothered by pet food. Cat food doesn't rot... Why does it just shrivel up into hard squares? It just doesn't seem right...
Anyone have any experience with something like this? I don't want to just wing it and feed them plain meat, lol. I want to make sure I'm not neglecting anything since I know there are supposed necessary nutritional additives in pet food.