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Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs Paperback – April 10, 2012
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It's not perfect though and as someone who has used and relied on herbal medicines for years a few of the ingredients used or recommended here cause me concern:
A lot of the recipes call for Rosemary. Rosemary is a great plant with likely some anticancer properties, but it is also traditionally used as an abortificant, and it generally avoided by women who suffer from endometriosis, cysts, fibroids and other hormone related conditions - it's antiestrogenic properties may be helpful in some cancers, but I do not believe it is a safe thing to give to female dogs unless they do have cancer and even then only under the direction of a vet.
Ditto for Yucca - although none of these recipes call for Yucca it is listed as a good ingredient in dog food. I disagree. Yucca may be antiinflammatory, and might be okay to give an arthritic old dog now and then, but it acts as a steroid. I do not agree that it belongs in dog food.
Millet is easy on the tummy and nutritious but it supresses the thyroid -something I had personal and very bad experience with.Read more ›
Something I like about this book is the truthful and detailed chapter on what foods you can feed your dog. I went straight to the kitchen for a banana to see if my girl, Lucy, would eat it. She was smacking her lips in shock over the new treat. So this recipe book has helped me understand her foods.
A note of caution over the supplemental stew... it is pungeant... if you freeze the stew like I do in icecube trays for easy use, wrap the trays well with plastic wrap before you place in the freezer or the smell will permeate everything, to include your automatic ice machine. Just ask my mother visiting for the holidays who had a salmon oil ice water. It was pretty funny at the time. We had to throw out the ice and clean out the freezer but we got a good laugh and no one was hurt.
My name is Sally & Dogs are my thing. About 14yrs ago I was working with a small dog that had lost most of his teeth, so I tried to blend his dog food in a blender & as the blender stopped I was horrified at what I saw. The top half of the blended "food" was HAIR/FUR (not sure what kind)...GROSS!!! So I started to home cook my own dog food for my pack. The problem that I kept running in to was, what foods were best for them & what are dogs nutritional requirements? Every vet I asked I got back a different response. That's why I love this book, I probably have 35 books on dogs & this is the one I go to first. I personally thank Rick Woodford for his time & dedication he put into this easy to read, everything you need to know about dog nutrition & the truth about what bagged dog food really is. Rick even puts together specific recipes for dogs with special needs like allergies, arthritis, cancer, diabetes & many more. That's why I say...it's about time that someone has finally brought the truth & common sense about dog nutrition to all of us who think that our furry friends deserve only the best. If you love your dog even a little, learning the truth about what you feed him is the least you can do. Buy this book please, read it, & pass it to someone else you know that needs to know the truth too. Thank you for your time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After my dog had gotten sick and had a lengthy stay at the vets, I decided to make myself more informed about how to feed my sick dog when she got back home. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Angee B
I have cooked several recipes for my dogs using this book. Has great advice for improving your dog's health and diet. Would recommend to anyone.Published 19 days ago by C. Gray
This is an excellent book if you cook and make treats for you dogs!! I would highly recommend it.Published 19 days ago by Robin Lesch
This book makes it easy to get the hang of homemade dog food. It's not the end-all-be-all of animal nutrition, but it's a great place to start. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Valerie Spencer
Helpful study to care for a pet, just more complicated than I'd like. However, it is easy to thumb through and highlight those guidelines that help a particular pet owner. Read morePublished 24 days ago by PENELLE, nom-de-plume for the LanaVictoriaBell novels
The book itself has a lot information that I don't really use, but a couple of the recipes seem to be pretty good, according to my dog. Read morePublished 25 days ago by C Maureen Cole
The book has easy to follow recipe instructions. In addition, it also lots of information about store bought dog food, dog sizes and their needs, and nutritional requirements.Published 1 month ago by CatBird