Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets

The Healthful Alternative

Author: Donald R. Strombeck

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813821498

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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With an eye to the long-term health of pets, Dr Donald Strombeck outlines diets that the care giver can prepare at home or in the clinic. He offers nutritional and dietary guidance for animals with particular problems, from obesity, allergies, and gastrointestinal complaints to diseases of the kidney, pancreas, heart and joints. Each recipe includes nutrient content for proteins, fats and calories and all rely on unprocessed foods that are widely available and marketed for human consumption. Full of useful information about nutritional and dietary needs of cats and dogs, this book will be an indispensable guide for all those who are particular about what they feed their pets or their feline and canine patients.

Home Cooking for Your Dog

75 Holistic Recipes for a Healthier Dog

Author: Christine Filardi

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125461

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Home Cooking for Your Dog is the first holistic cookbook for dogs to include recipes for cooked meals, treats, and the raw food diet—a big trend in the pet industry. User-friendly, chop-licking recipes like Fido’s Fishcakes, Potluck Polenta, and Peanut Butter and Coconut Cakes call for healthy ingredients you can find in your local grocery store (or may already have at home) to create balanced, nutritious meals for a healthier, happier dog. Headnotes provide nutrition information, cooking tips, and anecdotes from the author about her own four dogs to help readers transition their dogs to a homemade diet. Illustrated with a combination of irresistible color photographs of dogs and humorous line art, the book is a must-have for dog owners everywhere. A portion of the proceeds will support animal rescue. Praise for Home Cooking for Your Dog: “For those who have grown weary of mass-produced dog food, Home Cooking For Your Dog contains healthy recipes and diet advice for dogs.” —LA Times’ Jacket Copy blog “Get your puppy the gift of a nutritious, home made meal.” —Ladies’ Home Journal “It’s chock full of all sorts of goodness your dog will gladly gobble down.” —Modern Dog magazine

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Author: Richard H. Pitcairn,Susan Hubble Pitcairn

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623367557

Category: Pets

Page: 512

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For more than 30 years, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has been the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. This fourth edition is updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including groundbreaking research on the benefits of vegan diets for pets, as well as nutritionally complete recipes to give your pets optimal health that you can also enjoy, making home prepared diets easier than ever. The Pitcairns also discuss behavior issues, general nutrition, and a more humane approach to caring for pets. The Pitcairns have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care and continue to be at the forefront of natural pet health. Written with the same compassion and conviction, the fourth edition of Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help you give your beloved animals the healthiest, happiest life.

Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets

Author: Patricia Schenck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119949513

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition provides an introduction to nutrition of the healthy dog and cat and an extensive discussion of medical disorders that can be managed in part through diet. Presenting easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared at home, this new edition of Donald Strombeck’s classic handbook has been completely rewritten by new author Patricia A. Schenck to reflect the latest nutritional recommendations based on current research. New chapter topics include feeding the puppy and kitten; feeding the pregnant or lactating dog or cat; feeding the senior pet; feeding the performance dog; and the role of diet in pets with cancer. Diets are now listed together in a cookbook style for ease of use, and recipes are adjustable for any size dog or cat, allowing exact nutritional values to be calculated. Nutrient content for protein, fat, carbohydrate, and fiber have been provided for every diet, along with the nutrient density. A companion website features downloadable spreadsheets with complete nutritional breakdowns for each recipe. Useful for both veterinarians and pet owners alike, Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition is a unique handbook written by an expert in the field providing an introduction to the nutritional management of dogs and cats with easy-to-use recipes for home-prepared diets. Clarification: Calcium Carbonate We’ve had some questions from readers regarding the use of the term “calcium carbonate,” which is listed as an ingredient in a number of the diets found in this book, and therefore wanted to clarify what is meant by this ingredient. Baking soda comes in two forms: sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. The sodium bicarbonate version is widely available as “baking soda” and is commonly used in baking, but none of the recipes in this book use it as an ingredient. The calcium carbonate version of baking soda is sometimes sold as “baking soda substitute” and sometimes referred to as simply “baking soda.” To avoid confusing sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate, any time the calcium carbonate type of baking soda has been used in a diet in this book, the ingredient includes the specific term “calcium carbonate.” There are several manufacturers of calcium carbonate baking soda; for example, Amazon carries the Ener-G Foods product baking soda substitute. Calcium carbonate can also be sold for garden use, which is non-food-grade, so to avoid the use of the garden product in foods, the term “baking soda” was used in this book instead to indicate that readers should be sure to select a food-appropriate ingredient.

Feed Your Pet Right

The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat

Author: Marion Nestle,Malden Nesheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439166444

Category: Pets

Page: 384

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Human nutrition expert and author of the critically acclaimed What to Eat, Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., has joined forces with Malden C. Nesheim, Ph.D., a Cornell animal nutrition expert, to write Feed Your Pet Right, the first complete, research-based guide to selecting the best, most healthful foods for your cat or dog. Human nutrition expert and author of the critically acclaimed What to Eat, Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H., has joined forces with Malden C. Nesheim, Ph.D., a Cornell animal nutrition expert, to write Feed Your Pet Right, the first complete, research-based guide to selecting the best, most healthful foods for your cat or dog. A comprehensive and objective look at the science behind pet food, it tells a fascinating story while evaluating the range of products available and examining the booming pet food industry and its marketing practices. Drs. Nestle and Nesheim also present the results of their unique research into this sometimes secretive industry. Through conversations with pet food manufacturers and firsthand observations, they reveal how some companies have refused to answer questions or permit visits. The authors also analyze food products, basic ingredients, sources of ingredients, and the optimal ways to feed companion animals. In this engaging narrative, they explain how ethical considerations affect pet food research and product development, how pet foods are regulated, and how companies influence veterinary training and advice. They conclude with specific recommendations for pet owners, the pet food industry, and regulators. A road map to the most nutritious diets for cats and dogs, Feed Your Pet Right is sure to be a reference classic to which all pet owners will turn for years to come.

Natural Nutrition for Cats

The Path to Purr-Fect Health

Author: Kymythy Schultze

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458796094

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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Cats rule and dogs drool! Thats right cats have surpassed dogs as Americas favorite pets. If you share your heart and home with a cat, then youve been drawn to this book because youre ready for the revolutionary information contained inside. Kymythy R. Schultzes wildly popular species-appropriate diet for cats has already improved the lives of literally thousands of feline friends and is endorsed by veterinarians worldwide. In this newly updated easy-to-understand work, Kymythy exposes the pitfalls of the pet-food industry and shares her extensive knowledge of proper nutrition so your cat can live a long, healthy, and happy life. This book is a must-read for all cat-lovers!

Lapping It Up

The Quick & Easy Guide to Making Healthy Cat Food at Home

Author: Patricia O'Grady

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449024300

Category: Cooking

Page: 108

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LAPPING IT UP The complete Quick & Easy Guide to Making Healthy Cat Food At Home. Learn how cats with chronic illness improved after being fed a healthy homemade diet of fresh foods. Dispel the myths that may be sabotaging your cat's health. Learn what foods you should never feed your cat. Find out what is in processed commercial cat foods, which may be making your feline sick. Learn practical cost effective solutions to feeding your cat with fresh homemade foods, using a more holistic approach for a longer, happier, and healthier life. This book contains many Quick, Easy & Healthy vet approved recipes to cook for your cat, including meals, healthy treats, cakes and even ice cream.

Better Food for Dogs

A Complete Cookbook & Nutrition Guide

Author: David Bastin,Jennifer Ashton,Grant Nixon

Publisher: Robert Rose Incorporated

ISBN: 9780778804246

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Written by a veterinarian and two dog experts, this book is filled with expert advice on understanding your dog's nutritional needs, including tasty recipes.

Fresh Food and Ancient Wisdom

Preparing Healthy and Balanced Meals for Your Dog

Author: Ihor John Basko

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1935097601

Category: Pets

Page: 308

View: 2402

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As health-oriented people incorporate organic and natural foods into their meal-planning, why not do the same for our beloved dogs?

Real Food for Cats

50 Vet-approved Recipes to Please the Feline Gastronome

Author: Patti Delmonté

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174091

Category: Pets

Page: 117

View: 7157

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Lots of people enjoy making or buying treats for their pets, but wouldn't it be wonderful to cook a real meal for the four-legged member of the household? Quirky yet practical, these cookbooks provide recipes that are nutritionally balanced and veterinarian-approved. They even include sections on "tandem" recipes - recipes for humans that, with slight modifications, can also be served to pets. REAL FOOD FOR CATS is The Cat Lover's Cookbook, completely revised with new recipes, new information, and all-new illustrations.

The Ultimate Pet Health Guide

Author: Gary Richter, MS, DVM

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401950280

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. He wants us to use what actually works, not just what Western science or alternative medicine say "should" work. This multifaceted approach to health is known as integrative medicine. Dr. Richter examines traditional medicine from many cultures alongside modern medical techniques, describing the best of complementary care and the best of conventional veterinary medicine. Every treatment he recommends has the backing of scientific research or years of successful outcomes in his clinical practice. After explaining the treatment, he offers specific recommendations for an integrative approach to common diseases, including allergies, skin conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. A holistic approach to health includes nutrition, as it sets up the foundation for your pet’s health. Dr. Richter cuts through the hype in the pet-food world and explains how to choose the best commercial foods and supplements, and even includes both raw and cooked dog- and cat-food recipes for general diet as well as to treat specific needs. He also explains how we can use the right foods and supplements to "hack" the body’s processes, including the immune system.

Real Food for Dogs

50 Vet-approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome

Author: Arden Moore

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174244

Category: Pets

Page: 117

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Lots of people enjoy making or buying treats for their pets, but wouldn't it be wonderful to cook a real meal for the four-legged member of the household? Quirky yet practical, these cookbooks provide recipes that are nutritionally balanced and veterinarian-approved. They even include sections on "tandem" recipes - recipes for humans that, with slight modifications, can also be served to pets. REAL FOOD FOR CATS is The Cat Lover's Cookbook, completely revised with new recipes, new information, and all-new illustrations.

Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog

Author: Wendy Volhard

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: 9781630261078

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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A complete revision of a ground-breaking reference. Designed to provide updated information found in the original book, as well as lots of new topics, and a new organization--this second edition is more user-friendly than ever! Readers will get the latest on: Healthful diets for dogs of every age and activity level How to modify your dog's diet to best meet seasonal needs Natural ways to keep your dog healthy throughout all stages of life How to care for a dog in poor health The vaccine controversy--the pros, the cons and how to sort them out * Homeopathic remedies Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, chiropractics and use of medicinal herbs

CANINE NUTRIGENOMICS

THE NEW SCIENCE OF FEEDING YOUR DOG FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH

Author: W. Jean Dodds, DVM,Diana Laverdure

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617811610

Category: Pets

Page: 323

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Nutrigenomics is the new science of how diet affects gene expression at the cellular level, creating vibrant health or chronic disease. Optimum health begins in the cells—and this book shows you how to achieve it for your dog!

Keep Your Cat Healthy the Natural Way

Author: Pat Lazarus

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 307

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Drawing on the advice of holistic veterinarians across the nation, a comprehensive guide shows cat-owners how to keep their pets healthy with natural medicine, further their development with special diets, alleviate eye and skin problems, and more. Original.

Dog Food Logic

Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices

Author:  Linda P. Case, M.S.

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617811467

Category: Pets

Page: 248

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Choosing the right dog food in a world with too many choices
Walking down the dog food aisle in a pet supply superstore can present you with an overwhelming number of choices. Reading about dog food on the internet can make your head spin with so many opinions and stories. And judging the content that you find on dog food packaging can be confusing and misleading. How can the average dog owner make an informed choice in accordance with her dog’s age, size and condition? In her latest book, author Linda Case describes how to make logical, evidence-based decisions for what to feed your dog amid all the options available.

You will learn
• How pet food marketers appeal to your emotions to persuade you to buy a particular type of dog food.
• To distinguish between scientific, evidence-based information and the anecdotal evidence which is so pervasive—and often misleading—in the dog food arena.
• Is there a scientific basis for dog foods designed specifically for puppies, senior dogs, canine athletes—even various breeds of dogs?
• How to read and evaluate all of the material included on a typical package of dog food from the ingredients and label claims (“Natural,” “Anti-Oxidant,” “Low Fat”),to the Nutrient Analysis and Nutritional Adequacy statements.
• How to avoid choice paralysis and the cognitive traps that can interfere with clear decision making.

What experts are saying about Dog Food Logic
Pet food is like a religion for many—but now those strong emotional ties can be backed up with fact. Linda Case separates fact from fiction, explains the complex terms and offers a guide to pet nutrition in simple to comprehend language. Unlike other books on this topic, there is no agenda here—except to present facts and then allow pet owners to make their own logical conclusions, letting the kibble drop where it may.
Steve Dale, CABC, columnist Tribune Content Agency; radio host Black Dog Radio Productions and WGN Radio (Chicago); contributing editor USA Weekend; special correspondent Cat Fancy; author Good Cat!

Dog Food Logic is the indispensable guide to the science behind canine nutrition that will help us to make wise, well-informed choices about how and what we feed our dogs. It takes the fear out of trying to understand proper nutrition and will empower us to determine what is best for the health of our dogs.
Claudia Kawczynska, Founder and Editor-in-chief of The Bark

Don’t read this book if you want someone to tell you what to feed your dog. This is a book for people who want to learn, in a reasoned and thoughtful way, how to figure it out for themselves. Dog Food Logic goes way beyond the usual textbook list of nutritional requirements to cover the pet food industry in all its glory: the history, the business, the marketing, and best of all, the science. Case deftly navigates the most controversial topics in pet food and presents the big picture without interjecting judgment about what approach is best. There’s something here for everyone: pet care professionals and dog lovers alike will learn something new from this informative, easy to read, and well researched book.
Jessica Vogelsang, DVM, CVJ, author, speaker, and CEO of Pawcurious Media

Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition

Author: Andrea J. Fascetti,Sean J. Delaney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813806577

Category: Medical

Page: 388

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"Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" provides current, clinically relevant nutritional advice intended for use in daily canine and feline practice. Highly practical, the book emphasizes solutions for integrating nutrition into clinical practice, with introductory chapters covering the foundation and science behind the recommendations and extensive references for further reading. Written by a group of leading veterinary nutritionists, "Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" is a valuable resource on the principles of animal nutrition and feeding practices in healthy or diseased dogs and cats. The book begins with an overview of basic nutrition, energy requirements, and the basics of product guides, pet foods, home-prepared diets and dietary supplements. Subsequent chapters delve into feeding the healthy dog and cat, nutrition for weight management, and nutritional principles for a variety of diseases, with the final chapters covering enteral and parenteral nutrition. "Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" is a daily reference for veterinary practitioners, students, and residents seeking authoritative information on feeding animals. Key features Supplies authoritative information from the leading veterinary nutritionists Offers practical strategies for incorporating nutritional principles into daily clinical small animal practice Provides a reliable resource on feeding practices in both healthy and diseased dogs and cats Covers basic background information such as energy requirements and pet food choices as well as clinically oriented topics like weight management and nutritional management of disease Helps veterinary practitioners of all experience levels to confidently and competently make nutritional recommendations

Paleo Dog

Give Your Best Friend a Long Life, Healthy Weight, and Freedom from Illness by Nurturing His Inner Wolf

Author: Hofve Jean,Celeste Yarnall

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 162336146X

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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For health-conscious pet owners, a natural, holistic guide to getting every canine back to his best, most primal state From the tiniest teacup poodle to the most massive Great Dane, dogs' digestive systems are pure wolf. Fido's ancestors enjoyed a diet that was 45–50 percent protein, 40–50 percent fat, and less than 10 percent carbohydrates. Walk down the pet food aisle, however, and you'll find that typical commercial kibble is made mainly of starchy ingredients like peas, potatoes, corn, wheat, rice, and oats—nothing a prehistoric pup would dream of eating. This "healthy" mix is proving anything but: About 85 percent of dogs eat commercial dog food, and at least half of them are overweight or obese, with cancer killing 42 percent of all dogs and half of dogs over the age of 10. So how do you feed a wolf disguised as a pug? Paleo Dog guides readers through an assessment of their dogs' diet and helps them find the right balance of healthy ingredients. In addition to recipes and nutrition info, the book offers advice on what treats are safe, training tips, minimizing veterinary care, the benefits of exercise and massage, and how to ensure dogs are receiving the love and attention they need. Paleo Dog is the ultimate manual for any pet owner who wants to give her pet the longest and best quality of life.

Real Food for Dogs & Cats

Author: Dr. Clare Middle

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 1925163687

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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For every pet lover who wants to ensure their cat or dog has the best chance of a long and healthy life, this no-nonsense guide to natural and balanced pet nutrition has simple, practical, and effective ways to keep pets in top condition. Combining a wealth of experience with sound science in this easy-to-use book, this book is a must for all pet owners, breeders, veterinarians, and animal health professionals wanting to feed dogs and cats the natural way.