The Ultimate Pet Food Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Your Dog or Cat [NOOK Book]

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The 2007 pet food recalls followed a multitude of pets getting sick and dying from contaminated food; now pet owners must take charge of what they feed their dogs and cats. With The Ultimate Pet Food Guide, veteran dog trainer, behaviorist, and author Liz Palika focuses on nutritional needs and covers every type of feeding, including controversial raw diets, homemade cooked food, and commercial foods. Palika also addresses introducing new foods; what ?human foods? pets shouldn?t eat; free-feeding; responsibility...
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The Ultimate Pet Food Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Feeding Your Dog or Cat

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Overview


The 2007 pet food recalls followed a multitude of pets getting sick and dying from contaminated food; now pet owners must take charge of what they feed their dogs and cats. With The Ultimate Pet Food Guide, veteran dog trainer, behaviorist, and author Liz Palika focuses on nutritional needs and covers every type of feeding, including controversial raw diets, homemade cooked food, and commercial foods. Palika also addresses introducing new foods; what “human foods” pets shouldn’t eat; free-feeding; responsibility for food safety; where ingredients come from; and red flags in ingredients. Included are over fifty veterinarian- and pet-nutritionist-approved recipes and diets tailored to special-needs pets, such as puppies/kittens and pregnant, older, overweight and/or more sedentary animals.
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“Will soothe your nutrition fears and educate you to feed your pet a healthy diet. Read this book. Maximize your dog's nutritional health. Stand back while the dog you love loves the food in his bowl.”Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

“Effectively this is a reference book, and it’s a good one. It has all the hallmarks: clear writing that is easy to comprehend; a usable table of contents and index. It’s a handy manual that won’t overburden someone who loves his or her pet.”Augusta Metro Spirit

“We just wish we’d known about [this book] a bit sooner.”—Smart Stuff

“Amazingly informative book... It's an interesting read, and one that will help you make an informed decision about your dog's diet for a happier, healthier bow-wowser.”—MyDogBliss.com

Animal Wellness, Dec/Jan 2008
“Helps you steer clear of poor quality foods and guides you towards more wholesome nutrition choices…Includes a handy appendix of food values.”

Jamestown Post-Journal(NY), 7/25/09
“Tells you everything about feeding your dog or cat, from commercial to home-cooked to raw…Covers it all, including supplements.” 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786732203
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/29/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 284 KB

Meet the Author


Liz Palika is a dog trainer, journalist, and author of more than fifty books, including The Ultimate Dog Treat Book and The Idiot’s Guide to Dog Tricks. She lives in Southern California.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
The Digestive System of Dogs and Cats: What We Feed Them Does Matter     1
The Basics of Nutrition     17
The Big Debate over Commercial Pet Foods     39
The Old Is New Again: Home-Cooked Foods     67
All about Raw-Food Diets     99
All You Need to Know about Supplements     123
As You Begin Making Changes     139
Feeding Puppies, Kittens, and Their Mothers     153
Recipes for Active, Performance, and Working Dogs     179
Recipes for Pets with Special Needs     195
Celebrations, Snacks, and Training Treats     231
Food Values     251
Bibliography     261
Index     265
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