In 2010, I lost my feline companion to kidney failure due to tainted pet food. We had fought the kidney damage for years but lost the battle in September 2010. Since then I have been more proactive in making pet food for my four-legged companions. My two small mutts are some of the most finicky eaters I have met. I have tried the crockpot recipies with no success and have experimented with various other options to find something that is acceptable to my personal review board. Those recipes that fail their taste test go to a friend's two dogs that are far less finicky. This is one of the favourite recipes to date. When I can, I use free range beef free of antibiotics, organic vegetables and organic brown rice. Sometimes the budget doesn't afford such luxuries so I resort to normal human grade food and if you watch your grocery store flyers, you can get some good deals on meat and fresh produce!