- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (April 20, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0813801192
- ISBN-13: 978-0813801193
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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)
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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
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The ingredients in all of the recipes I've perused are generally easy to find. Most can be purchased through any grocery store. The supplements can be found at any vitamin or nutritional store. Unlike the original issues of this book, the measurements are all given in standards weights and volumes.
The book offers diets for a wide variety of medical conditions including for dogs or cats with cancer. It also has age specific diets -- puppyhoood, adulthood and seniors.
The author explains in length the nutritional requirements of dogs in different developmental stages and discusses how the diets address those needs.
Finally, the book offers an addendum that provides the detailed nutritional breakdown of each recipe, this, in addition to the diet specific summaries that follow each recipe. Each diet also comes with a list of ages and conditions for which the diet is appropriate.
I love the added piece of mind that comes from knowing that my dog's diet satisfies his nutritional requirements, but is also safe since I know everything that is in the food.
On a side note: Don't be misled or put-off by the comments on baking soda -- just buy calcium carbonate (CaC03) as the book specifies, rather than Sodium BiCarbonate (NaHC03), the latter of which is your typical grocery store variety. Calcium Carbonate can be found at the aforementioned health and vitamin stores.
I bought the hard copy and I have to say I am disappointed in the recipes. They are all virtually the same except varying the protein, i.e. chidken with rice, lamb with rice, etc. There is better information available for free on the Internet.
This book is written in informational chapters (so, if for instance, your pet is not elderly you can easily skip that chapter). All chapters in this book begin with dog information. Cats are written about second. Most of the topics in the book cover cats (though, not all do). Not all topics about cats are covered as in depth as dogs but most are. Finally, there are more dog recipes than cat recipes in this book (about a third as many more). Having said that, there is a fair amount of recipes to feed cats dealing with different health issues.
What Schenck does state about cats is helpful. If you are wishing to learn about what biophysical needs the feline has that regular feeding must meet for a healthy balanced diet, what cats having different physical ailments need or require of diets, what all of those recipes are, and how to prepare your cat (or dog's) food - this is the book for you.
She gets into the biological, chemical, and age/health, life stage, etc. specific details and you may choose to read that in depth or not.
She is a bit repetitive in the book (e.g. you read repeatedly, as a cat owner, that cats uniquely (compared to dogs) require the amino acid taurine throughout the book, but this is understandable as not all cat owners will read every topic in the book that pertains to cats and this information is critical to feeding your cat a healthy diet).
If you don't mind reading about cats, as a species, in relation to dogs (e.g. "...as with dogs, cats..." or "...being smaller, cats..." and so on) and don't mind there being less cat information than there is about dogs - I recommend you get this book.
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