Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $5.47 (27%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by SNUBS2011
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A typical used book in Very Good condition. We carefully inspected this book and shows only slight use. Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 customer service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Better Food for Dogs: A Complete Cookbook and Nutrition Guide Paperback – October 5, 2002


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.48
$6.32 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Better Food for Dogs: A Complete Cookbook and Nutrition Guide + Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs + Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
Price for all three: $39.36

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose; 1 edition (October 5, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778800563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778800569
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #764,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Discusses a wide-ranging number of topics and provide vital information for your pet's health. (Laurie Denger Dayton Daily News 2002-11-17)

Easy to read. It is presented in layperson terms with big, bright text and with especially important information set off by boxes. (Beth Thomsett-Scott E-Streams, Vol. 6, No. 5)

I am a firm believer that home cooked food for dogs is much more nutritious and more pleasant tasting than commercial products. Besides, when food is home cooked, the owners at least know what their dogs are eating. I've been cooking food for our rescued dogs from the time they arrived in our home. I truly believe that feeding them this food brought them to a healthy stage and is maintaining it there. They no longer have skin issues or digestive disorders. Their energy level is high (even for old dogs) and their coats are fantastic. I was specifically pleased to see Better Food for Dogs was written by a Veterinarian because many in that field do not support home cooked meals for dogs. I believe that is because many owners don't take the time and effort to be sure the meal is balanced and the animal receives the nutrients it needs. This book is terrific and certainly is geared toward a dog owner that wants to transition from commercial food to home cooked food. The authors cover things like processed food, diet and health, raw-food diets, fasting, vegetarian dogs, and health problems. They also address diet formulation, formulas, nutrient sources, and feeding dogs with special needs and puppies. I believe they've covered everything necessary for a dog owner to know. For the purpose of reviews that include recipes we are to test three. I decided this would be a perfect way to see if our dogs would be willing to eat something different than what I've been cooking. So, the first recipe I tested was Basic Vegetable-and-Fruit Mixes. (This is the basic mix used in other recipes.) The veggies included carrot, tomato, green beans, green peas and corn kernels. The fruit was apple and blueberries. Aside from the carrot, tomato and fruit the veggies were cooked. After combined I placed them into the food processor to break it down to a consistency the dogs could eat. The second recipe I tested was Beef and Rice. Using the veggie-fruit mix I added cooked brown rice, cooked ground beef, canola oil, bone meal and multivitaminmineral supplements. The dogs loved it! The third recipe I tested was Barley Apple Cinnamon Cookies. What dog doesn't like treats? Using barley and whole wheat flour, combined with cinnamon, chopped apple, oil, molasses and egg, I created cookies that the dogs just love. I have Pomeranians that are old and one has no teeth. It was imperative that the treats were soft enough for them to be able to eat. This was a good recipe for that purpose.I certainly give Better Food for Dogs two thumbs up and encourage dog owners to consider cooking food for their precious pets. Yes, it takes time and extra effort but in the end you'll have happier and healthier dogs. (Irene Watson Reader Views 2011-02-14)

About the Author

Dr. Grant Nixon, D.V.M. has been practicing compassionate veterinary medicine for 10 years. He has a keen interest in nutrition and natural diets and the role they play in the health and well being of his clients.

David Bastin and Jennifer Ashton are the proprietors of Licks and Wags, The Original Canadian Dog Bakery in Summerland, British Columbia. They have done a tremendous amount of nutritional research not only for their business, but for their own five dogs.


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I'd recommend this book to everyone who is interested in making and preparing foods for their dogs.
OwnedBySibes
The recipes tell you how many servings are in it (for just that weight dog)and how many calories per serving.
littlemommy
This book is easy to read and simple to use, but has all the good information you need to cook for your dog.
Pupeluv

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Pupeluv on July 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is easy to read and simple to use, but has all the good information you need to cook for your dog. They even break up the recipes based on the weight of your dog so you don't have to figure it out yourself. There is a basic nutrition breakdown for each recipe. Once you know what you're doing, you'll probably want to get some more complicated books about canine nutrition to start making up your own recipes; but this is a great book to get you started.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By C. YAMAHASHI on July 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is my first cooking book for my dog. My dog(2yrs.) had been so picky what he eats. I tried many different brand of dog foods, can foods and frozen raw food. He doesn't care about kibbles... He eats kibbles one cup in 2 days for staying alive.(he was 10-15 lb. under weight) He eats can food IF there is whole chiken thigh, or ...some whole thing. He doesn't like mushy can food.) Frozen raw food... he has sensitive stomach. If its still too cold, he will throw up) I know he likes can food, but I didn't want to keep feeding him can food because I don't believe they have enough nutrients. I start thinking about cooking for him. I don't know why I bought this book, but I feel lucky. This book is really easy to read and easy to understand. There are 4 recipes for different weighs(5,10,15,20,25,....50,60,70,....150 lb.) One is basic recipe, other 3 are gourmet recipes. Hard part for me was to find vitamin and mineral supplement. I didn't understand what I was looking for in the supplement.Other than that, it is easy to make and most importantly, my dog LOVEs his food now. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a recipe book for dogs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Bette on March 10, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a wealth of knowedge. I had recently purchased 3 other books of a like nature, but this is my favorite by far. I especially like the fact that the author is not suggesting that BARF (a raw meat diet) is the only way to go. Instead, options are explained - learn how to feed raw, learn how to prepare home cooked meals or at the very least learn how to feed the best quiality manufactured dog/cat foods. In addition, I learned about the importance of adding vitamins, minerals, probotics, etc. A few of my co-workers who have borrowed the book have returned it to me the next day since they ordered their own copy right away. This book is a must have for any pet owner who wants to learn how to feed their other family member better.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Psychic One on May 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this book some time ago and use it often. I found it easy to use and very complete. Good recipes for the finicky eater and most importantly healthy for them!! This is not in the book but something to consider as to why we should feed our pets home cooked foods. Before the end of WW2 and the start of commercial dog foods, dogs where fed from the table eating most what we humans eat. Back then dogs lived well into their 20's. Now if they live to 10, 12 years it's concidered old!! Something to think about as we feed our dogs commercial foods and vaccinated the heck out of them!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Vitahound on February 18, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Our research staff at VitaHound is in the business of contracting veterinarians specializing in nutrition, our objective is to provide a robust platform of helpful pet nutrition info. We are constantly looking for unique sources on dog nutrition. Jennifer Ashton and Dr. Grant Nixon have written a book that is a great resource for raising healthy hounds. Dog owners will appreciate the specific nature of the types of food they should choose being limited to dogs. While other books on the subject may contain better referenced sources for their conclusions on nutrition, these books usually are guides to a much broader range of animal nutrition. I have recommended this book to our staff as a insightful text on dog nutrition, although our expertise is dog supplements the info seems on par with what we believe is a healthy diet for our dogs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Wilma Simpson on November 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
What do I cook for my Chi for dinner? I was disappointed that this book did not give me any more options. I was hoping for a cookbook with a varity of recipes adaptable for small dogs. The few listed are not worth the money.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Keuntje on March 17, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I would read this book as a companion with "The nature of animal healing." This book is very easy to read and gives you a basic understanding of diet & health and it does give you some great recipes with easy instructions. But I would not rely on it soley. Read it with "The nature of animal healing" and you will shock your vet with how much you have learned and you two can actually have a serious conversation about your pets health...you may even be able to teach your vet something! Mine in fact purchased both of these books shortly after I spoke to her about them! (thats kinda scary actually...)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By H.G. on July 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book has several recipes in it for different weight dogs. Most of them have some sort of wheat and/or corn products in them. Any of you who are trying to feed your dog good food will know that many dog are allergic to wheat and corn. I tried one recipe for one serving for my 10 pound dog and it made so much that it fed my two 10 pound dogs and my 25 pound dog for 3 meals, and they didn't really like it to begin with.
5 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search