Another good side effect of us making Jessie her food is that she has only had one seizure in 2 years. This is a miracle because she was having about one seizure every other week when she was eating dry dog food. It was getting to the point where she was going to have to be medicated. So this is a nice side effect of making her food. It proves to me that we are doing the right thing.
To make her food we just save all of our meat scraps and it's kind of nice knowing that almost all of our food is being used. Anything else goes to the birds or the cute raccoon family that lives under the neighbor's shed. Anyways, if your animal is sickly I would really check into making your own food. Just research different recipes until you find one that your pet likes.
For Harry, we were making cat food for a while but he was so picky that we went back to cans of cat food. He doesn't seem to be having any problems and he was wasting so much food that I'm ok with it for now.
It is a lot more work but I feel that their health is worth the extra effort.