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Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals
     

Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals

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by Lew Olson
 

***The first guide to both raw feeding and healthy homecooked meals for dogs.

In the whirlwind of information about local, organic, and whole foods, it’s easy to forget that our canine companions can also benefit from—and deserve—a more natural and nurturing diet. Preparing Fido’s food at home may seem daunting, but it’s really not,

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***The first guide to both raw feeding and healthy homecooked meals for dogs.

In the whirlwind of information about local, organic, and whole foods, it’s easy to forget that our canine companions can also benefit from—and deserve—a more natural and nurturing diet. Preparing Fido’s food at home may seem daunting, but it’s really not, says Lew Olson in Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs. Olson discusses canine nutritional needs and explains the research on how home-prepared foods, particularly raw foods, can meet pets’ needs better than commercial, processed dog food. Step-by-step instructions and recipes make preparation easy. The book includes charts with the recipes, instructions on keeping diets simple and balanced, guidelines on preparation, suggestions for finding ingredients, and how much to feed a dog by body weight. There are recipes for healthy adult dogs as well as guidelines for puppies, senior dogs, and dogs with health conditions including pancreatitis, renal problems, gastric issues, allergies, heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. Pet owners seeking to give their dogs a better coat, better skin, and healthier teeth and gums, as well as longer lives and more stable temperaments, are sure to welcome this book.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A good diet can mean the difference between a happy healthy dog, and one that suffers from a variety of ailments, such as allergies, obesity, diabetes and other common conditions. In her new book, Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs, American Kennel Club judge and canine nutritionist Dr. Lew Olson introduces you to the benefits of home feeding your canine companion… Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs is an excellent resource for both novice and seasoned home-prepared feeders."
Animal Wellness Magazine

“Raw & Natural Nutrition For Dogs
is a key guide to making homemade, nutritious meals for dogs, and is a ‘must’ for any pet owner who wants specifics on nutritional needs and raw foods. Recipes and diets for a range of pet conditions can be adapted by weight for different breeds and ages and offer whole-food recipes perfect for any new to at-home pet foods.”
Midwest Book Review

“[Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs] is by far the best dog nutrition book I have read to date… Taking the leap from kibble to real is a scary one; Lew Olson, PhD makes it clear and much less frightening.”
Just Dogs with Sheri

“Lew discusses canine nutritional needs and explains the research on how home-prepared foods, particularly raw foods, can meet pets' needs better than commercial, processed dog food. Very important stuff...especially with all the nasty news and recalls on processed foods over the past years! But the best part is that Lew talks about how you can start with small steps to improve your dog's diet, and grow from there! And for those that think feeding raw is difficult, well, this book will make you think it's easy and you can do it too… We highly recommend the book.”
Raise A Green Dog!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556439032
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Lew Olson has written for numerous dog magazines, including The New Zealand Dog Gazette, The Rottweiler Quarterly, Mein Hund Naturich Gesund, and The Total Rottweiler. An AKC judge and the president of two dog clubs, Olson has designed several dog supplement blends. She lives in Magnolia, TX.

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Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
BonaDeaAussies More than 1 year ago
There are a small handful of books available about why to feed raw, steps to begin to feed raw, etc, but this book is the first I've seen that is a step by step guide to formulating the correct diet for your dog. It does a wonderful job of outlining health benefits, but also telling you how to create a menu. Many chapters cover special needs from the pregnant female to more uncommon health issues. This is the book I wish had been available when I started feeding a raw diet to my dogs. I will recommend (and maybe even buy) it for every one of my puppy buyers in the future.
pwdohio More than 1 year ago
I have most all of the raw feeding books. I like this far and above all the others because she really spells out all the various nutrients needed for a dog and what foods you get them from, just very reassuring that the raw natural foods contain all the nutrients that a dog really needs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive fed my showdogs raw for 12 years and have read every book about canine nutrtion . Lew puts it together simply , a common sense guide to feeding companion carnivores .
James Dickinson More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about feeding my dog raw food untile i read this book. Everything you need to know to get started and why it's better for your dog is in this book. Everything from suppluments, specific nutritional info even how dog food was originally invented and later marketed. I will never feed my dog commercial dog food again.
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