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on August 11, 2007
I've read dozens of books tailored for the consumer as references on companion animal nutrition. I find that most of them are written by poorly qualified authors, with minimal emphasis on current science. This book is the exception. It offers an excellent background in biochemistry necessary for an understanding of nutrition fundamentals. The writer uses language that is accessible to the lay-person, as long as they have at least a basic background in biology and chemistry. The first few chapters discuss the six basic nutrient categories, and basic points of their metabolism. The focus of the book is to instruct the reader on basic metabolism and nutritional needs during various lifestages. This book should be in the collection of any pet-nutrition enthusiast.
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on June 6, 2014
Excellent book! The author has a great way of explaining the concepts of nutrition is an easily understandable way. Highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in nutrition.
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on December 19, 2013
This text is a valuable reference for the veterinary paraprofessional to have in their library and I am pleased to recommend it.
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on August 28, 2014
Love the size and the material, very easy to understand
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on April 28, 2016
Good condition
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on January 23, 2015
When a nutrition book dedicates a few pages to defending GMO use of foods in pet food, I stop reading.
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on January 1, 2012
Have not bought the book, only used the Look Inside feature.

I feed my dogs raw, and so this is the first section I checked. The book uses two straw arguments in its first criticism against raw diets, starting on page 112.

It lists Myth #1 of the Raw Diet - Myth: Raw Foods Diets are Nutritionally Superior to Processed Diets and Are "What Nature Intended Dogs and Cats to Eat"

To purport to dispel this myth, the book states processed diets sometimes undergo AAFCO feeding trials. Elsewhere in the book it is explained the AAFCO feeding trial lasts 26 weeks. The book does not seem to mention that "passing" the AAFCO feed trial means the pet did not die during the feeding trial. It survived on the processed food for 26 weeks.

Net, the author may be able to prove that the myth of a raw diet being nutritionally superior is a myth, but he or she fails to even try to prove that in this book, as the so called proof fails to even compare raw food with processed food, it only mentions processed foods.

Mytth #2 - Myth: Domesticated Species Tolerate Bacterial Contaimination in Food without Problems, Even If They Are Pediatric, Geriatric, or Critically Ill Animals

I think the author simply made up this myth, I can not imagine any raw food advocate with common sense making this claim. Anyone who does should be shunned, as this book should be shunned.
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