Feeding domestic animals

Q 2: There is a company that produces food for dogs, cats, and birds. Is it permissible to raise these animals at home?

A: It is permissible to raise animals at home as long as they are provided with food and water, except for dogs, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. He (peace be upon him) also said: He who keeps a dog other than one meant for watching the fields or herds or hunting would lose one qirat every day out of his reward (with Allah). Related by Muslim in his Sahih. However, if your question focuses on making food for these animals, there is nothing wrong with that, as long as they are animals that are legally permitted to be owned, such as cats, hunting and watching dogs, as well as hawks and other birds whose meat is forbidden but permitted to be raised in one's house. (Part No. 22; Page No. 303) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.