***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.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.66(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Part I Nutrition Basics 1
Chapter 1 The Untold History of Dog Food 3
Chapter 2 Canine and Digestion Anatomy Made Simple 13
Chapter 3 Protein Is a Dog's Best Friend 17
Chapter 4 The Real Low-Carb Revolution 23
Chapter 5 Fats for Canine Health 29
Chapter 6 Getting the Mineral Balance Right 34
Chapter 7 Vitamins and Supplements for Canine Health 45
Part II Feeding Your Dog the Easy Way 55
Chapter 8 Feeding Homemade Diets the Easy Way 57
Chapter 9 Feeding Raw the Easy Way 64
Chapter 10 Feeding Cooked Diets the Easy Way 72
Chapter 11 No Quibble with Kibble 78
Chapter 12 Feeding Your Puppy 82
Chapter 13 Feeding Senior Dogs 92
Chapter 14 Diet and Pregnancy 95
Chapter 15 Feeding on the Go 101
Chapter 16 Working Dog Diets 105
Chapter 17 Why Your Dog Is Not a Vegetarian 110
Chapter 18 Picky Eaters 115
Part III Remedial Diets Made Simple 121
A Guide to this Section 122
Chapter 19 Heart-Healthy Diets 123
Chapter 20 Diets for Dogs with Cancer 132
Chapter 21 Diets for Kidney Needs 141
Chapter 22 Diets for Liver Needs 150
Chapter 23 Diet and Pancreatitis 158
Chapter 24 Low-Glycemic Diets 165
Chapter 25 Diet and Skin Problems 176
Chapter 26 Diet and Joint Problems 180
Chapter 27 Diets for Bladder Health 187
Chapter 28 Diet and Gastric Problems 198
Chapter 29 Diet and the Immune System 207
About the Author 227
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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 .
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.