"It is my opinion that this is a must for the veterinary practice's reference library." (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America , 2011)
"The second edition provides a more clinical approach to feeding dogs and cats than does the original textbook and could serve as a starting reference for nutritional management of disease." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)"From feeding puppies and kittens or pregnant animals to handling the nutritional needs of performance dogs, this new edition has been completely rewritten for the latest nutritional recommendations and is a 'must' for not only vet libraries, but general collections and pet owner reference." (Midwest Book Review, July 2010)
"Presents important concepts in the nutrition of healthy pets and special considerations for pets with various medical conditions and an extensive listing of recipes for home preparation. This is a useful guide for pet owners and a valuable reference for small animal veterinarians serving clients who wish to feed a home-prepared diet to their pets. Information in this second edition is more solidly supported by current research and is presented in a balanced and unbiased manner." (Doody's Publisher's Club, June 2010)
From the Author
There have been some comments regarding the use of calcium carbonate in diets. Baking soda actually comes in several forms. One is sodium bicarbonate; the other is calcium carbonate. Sometimes the calcium carbonate version of baking soda is sold as baking soda substitute; other times it is referred to as just 'baking soda.' To avoid the confusion with the sodium bicarbonate type, any time the calcium carbonate type of baking soda has been used in a diet, it is specifically mentioned as such in the diet, as 'baking soda (calcium carbonate).' There are several manufacturers of calcium carbonate baking soda. Amazon carries the Ener-G Foods product baking soda substitute. Calcium carbonate can also be sold for garden use (which is non-food-grade); to avoid the use of the garden product in foods, 'baking soda' was used instead to indicate a food-appropriate ingredient.
The preparation of this book was truly a labor of love, and the book will continue to evolve with more diets in future editions!
Patricia A. Schenck, DVM, PhD