"Yes, it is possible to meet a pet's nutritional requirements with a home-cooked diet, but it must be done in conjunction with a veterinarian," said Dr. Lauren Bowling, a veterinarian in Bloomington, Indiana.
"What you need to know before home cooking is that you can't just throw a slab of meat with a bone in it down on the plate and expect your dog or cat to be okay nutritionally," said Dr. Bowling
"Many people feel that the benefits of a raw diet are that it's closer to what they ate in nature and that is what they are 'naturally' supposed to eat," said Dr. Bowling