According to recent news reports, the Mexican government is planning to place a 16% sales tax on processed pet foods effective January 1, 2014. This is a lucrative item to tax as Mexicans spend $2.2 Billion per year on pet food. Most jurisdictions don't tax food but the Mexican government is claiming that pet food doesn't count as a food item as pets are a luxury item and not a part of the family. Mexican pet owners are, of course, upset with the tax and also don't consider their beloved pets to be a luxury item.
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Excellent, Dr. Mark. I used to make our own food for my dogs when I first got them. One of them refused to eat dog food. So I learned to make it homemade. It was definitely cheaper, and I enjoyed making it for them.