I admit, before I started pet sitting I knew very little about pet nutrition. I bought into the glossy, slick ads I saw on TV and in magazines and thought that 9Lives, Beneful and Meow Mix were packed full of nutrition and my pets would thrive on them. I mean, it shows pretty pictures of whole meat and veggies on TV, right? It HAS to be true, right? The more I’ve learned, the more horrified I am that I actually fed my animals that stuff. Having Celiac Disease myself I know just how detrimental certain things (for me, it’s wheat, barley and rye – ie., gluten) can be when ingested and what the outward physical symptoms can be.