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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580174248
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580174244
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“…homemade alternatives to commercial foods for pampered pets and their doting owners.” Detroit News

 

“Whimsical illustrations by Anne Davis, tips about hairballs and other animal oddities, plus some tempting double-whammy recipes, make these a palatable gift option for the pet-owner on your list who has everything.” –Detroit News

 

“Fun and full of supportive messages for healthy, active pet ownership, this book has chapters on nutrition for dogs as well as recipes for healthy dog treats and special diets.” – Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

 

“These are real cookbooks for those who wish to cook for their pets.  The recipes are ‘vet approved’ and designed for variety, health, and meeting the special needs of certain pets.” – The Tampa Tribune, FL

 

“…plenty of funny illustrations of cartoon dogs…recipe titles keep the humor going with names like Howling Good Stew.” – The Tampa Tribune, FL

 

“A whole book of nothin’ but dog biscuits…pages and pages of ‘em.  Biscuits for big dogs, little dogs, beef-flavored, cheese-flavored, even fruit flavored.  Woof, woof!” –Orgeonian, Portland, OR

 

“I love this book.  Ya want me to roll over? Play dead? Shake? Come on, look at me beggin’ here!”

 –Orgeonian, Portland, OR

 

“Here’s a book a dog can sink her teeth into…”–  Orgeonian, Portland, OR

 

" …Moore dishes up a plateful of easy-to-make, pooch-pleasing recipes…" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

From the Back Cover

Your dog will howl for more

Instead of scolding your dog for begging at the table, pull up a chair and invite him to sit down! With these 50 vet-approved, easy-to-prepare recipes - from Pooch Pancakes to Gobble-Down Goulash - you can make nutritious and delicious food for your dog, and you'll laugh out loud at Anne Davis's delightful illustrations as you cook. You'll also learn "Canine Nutrition 101" and pick up helpful tips on dog care. A section on prescription diets is included for dogs with special needs.


More About the Author

Arden Moore is the author of 20 books on cats and dogs, including The Cat Behavior Answer Book, The Dog Behavior Answer Book and Real Food for Dogs. She is the editor of Fido Friendly magazine, editor of Catnip, an animal behavior consultant and host of "Oh Behave!" weekly radio show on Pet Life Radio.com. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, HGTV's "Smart Solution," Martha Stewart Living Radio, NPR and hundreds of radio and television programs. She is known as "America's Pet Edu-Tainer™" and gives pet talks throughout North America. She shares her Oceanside, Ca. home with dogs, Chipper and Cleo and cats, Callie and Murphy. Learn more by visiting her website: www.ardenmoore.com.

Customer Reviews

I like this book very much; the recipes are easy and not too expensive...and, best of all, my dog loves the food!
Robert C. Gray
If you are looking for a book to help with preparing home-cooked and complete meals for your dog, this is not what you need.
OwnedBySibes
These recipes have very little nutritional value and I would be concerned about feeding my dog this way on a regular basis.
K. Aszman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

89 of 90 people found the following review helpful By KB on May 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is an adorable book with cute recipes, but it states at the outset that they are intended to be fed once a week as a change from kibble (later it says 2 or 3 times a week). There is no nutritional information and there is no attempt made to show you how to feed your dog a solely home-cooked diet, which is what I was looking for. I got a lot better guidance from "Barker's Grub" and Dr. Pitcairn's book in switching my dogs over from commercial food.
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87 of 93 people found the following review helpful By K. Ronis on October 16, 2003
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When my dog was diagnosed with Kidney disease, my vet said I needed to look for natural options for giving him treats. Milkbones and all of his favorites would only help the disease get worse. So after watching him getting sick of eating applesauce, I found this book, which the vet says is an awesome alternative to the over-the-counter biscuits. At first I was hesitant, because the big guy is picky, but he loved almost all of the recipes in there (turns out he hates liver too,) and it helps that they are pretty fun to make. If your dog has allergies or Kidney disease, I would highly recommend this book.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By nowyat on July 8, 2007
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I bought about four dog food cookbooks at once, after the big dog food scandal, and this was the simplest and the most clearly understood. It made cooking for the dog fun, which is important, since you will be doing this a LOT! I've learned about all the various things they can and cannot eat from the internet, and I've labored through the charts and graphs in other books, but when the food bowl is empty and I'm getting the *big stare*, this book is where I run to for inspiration. Check in the freezer section of your meat department for ground turkey. Also, throwing a pound or two of hamburger in the slow cooker with a bag of frozen vegetables and some brown rice is a definite time saver, plus much safer than some nasty ground who-know's-what from an unregulated factory. I've been getting complaints that the dog food smells better than the people food. Cooking for your pets will be one of those life-time long learning experiences, but this is a great place to start.

P.S. My dog is healthier now, and knows I love him, as well...

A LATER REPRISE!...

After the late canned and dry dog food poisoning scandal, I tried to put my dog on a home cooking diet, but afer a year or so, got this massive lecture from the vet about how my German Sheperd was too fat. So I had to give up the whole daily cooking thing. He said feed her a mere half cup or two of dry food daily. We have lost some weight now, but I fear this diet is too strict, and I don't trust the safety of factory food. So I still use this book, as a weekly additive. My dog is now relatively slim and trim. But the whole 'feed your dog safely' thing is difficult.

I think buying the occasional liver or kidney will still be a better for your pet than some mystery chew from an unknown country. ;)
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By K. Aszman on April 28, 2007
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I received my copy of Real Food for Dogs a few days ago and I'm very disappointed in it. I'm slowly changing my kitchen to one that is organic and healthy and I must say, this book is neither of those. I was surprised that they recommend white flour, white rice, salt , baby food and even canned cream of mushroom soup! Veterinarian approved? Who are these guys kidding? These recipes have very little nutritional value and I would be concerned about feeding my dog this way on a regular basis. I don't feed my family this stuff and I certainly wouldn't feed my dog this way. I'm waiting for another book to arrive and until then I'm modifying these recipes with healthy ingredients that I've found through research on the web - things like brown rice, flax seed, barley and the like. I use the recipes as guides to give me an idea of the percentage of meat/vegie/whole grains I should combine for my dog's food. Other than that, this book is a joke. I would not recommend it.
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66 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Ohioan on October 12, 2006
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Months ago, my three dogs all went into kidney failure: although I cannot prove it, I suspect it was something they ate. At the same time they were hospitalized, at least four other young and healthy dogs from our area suddenly died. My research told me the common denominator was their commercialized diet. When I finally brought my dogs home, I knew I had to do something to get them to eat and to insure the quality of their food. I also had to worry about the kidney damage they had suffered.
Since then, I've done some reading. As a a result, I've discovered most commercial dog food is a toxic blend of euthanized cats and dogs, diseased livestock, roadkill, artificial flavorings and preservatives. No wonder our dogs suffer from allergies, seizures, cancers...we're poisoning them! Have you ever noticed the strange fact that dog waste can sit in a yard for weeks or even months without breaking down? Now that my dogs eat homemade food, this is no longer the case, as they are no longer being plied with preservatives.
This book is great. My dogs have never been happier or healthier. They no longer beg for table scraps. Their coats are shinier and their teeth cleaner. One of my dogs, a Pomeranian, had his coat trimmed short several years ago, and it never really came back in. Now, as a result of his homemade diet, it is once again lush and beautiful. Another dog, a bichon/poodle mix, had problems with skin allergies. All symptoms have disappeared. My Yorkie used to suffer from a nervous stomach; I no longer worry about coming home to an unpleasant mess.
I highly recommend this book: for the price of a squeaky toy, you'll have a guide to feeding your dog that's loaded with great and easy recipes.
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