In a recent pet advice column by veterinarian Suzy Hochgesang , a pet owner asked whether she should feed her cats and dogs homemade petfood.

Hochgesang was clear in her response, saying, "Most veterinary nutritionists agree that it is best to feed our pets a commercial food."

She listed lower costs, more convenience and a better nutritional balance as the top reasons to choose commercial petfood over homemade petfood.

Hochgesang also recommended pet owners buy brands that are AAFCO approved, such as Hill's , Eukanuba and Purina .