- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Celestial Arts (September 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587612712
- ISBN-13: 978-1587612718
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 166 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats Paperback – September 1, 2006
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An eight-week program to optimum health for dogs and cats featuring quick and easy recipes for home-cooked meals and treats, an introduction to natural supplements, and a practical guide to grooming and play. Includes more than 25 recipes and a guided weekly journal to track a pets progress. Each chapter features true pet stories from owners describing miraculous health and behavior transformations. According to the National Academy of Science, one in four pets is obese.
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There is some good advice about feeding and general care. The author includes recipes for an essential fatty acid supplement and a mineral mix.They both require a long list of ingredients not readily available unless you live in a decent size town with a health food store or like ordering on the internet. There are a couple commercial versions from Halo that are more affordable than making it all yourself. The fatty acid supplement ingredients and the chicken stew recipe have changed since the book's publication. The new formulas are available on her website along with a lot of information.
I contacted Andi about her recommendation of brewers yeast in the mineral mix and she was very quick to respond. It is an interesting read with a great way to track progress. Instead of the 6-7 ingredient recipe for a beautiful coat, I'm starting with a good quality fish oil and see where we go from there.
How has this book impacted our lives? Angel, my 10 yr old German Shepherd Dog, has suffered from allergies for most of her life. Switching dog foods from this to that and different medicines. Up to this book, she was losing a large amount of hair due to skin allergies/infections, perianal fistulas due to allergies, constantly inflamed ears, and arthritis. Her main med was cyclosporine, but she'd occasionally cycle off to prednisone and some kind of anti-biotic for infections. Over long-term use of cyclosporine, her immune system was shot. She got the skin infection, eye infections, and bordatella immediately after a vet visit (and she had her bordatella vaccine less than a year before!) "Well, 10 is getting old for a GSD. She's just showing her age," people would say. It's true, 10 is getting old for a GSD, but I just looked at her and felt she had more.
It's been a month since we've started Andi's regimen, and Angel has been off all her meds for exactly 2 weeks. Not only are her old allergy problems not coming back, but she acts like she's 6 or 7. Full of energy.
Now, I'll be honest. It's a lot of work making your own dog food, but it can be done. I was already super busy and didn't think I could manage making dog food. I did and still do. The more I do it, the faster I get. My process gets better.
Kudos to Andi for saving my Angel's life because this surely would have been her last year. If your dog has chronic issues, get the book and do what it says.
I read the book which was totally saying what I already thought: dry pet food is garbage food, is full of empty carbs that cause weight gain and all kind of health ailments in dogs that NEVER existed many years ago when dogs were fed table scraps and human food-back when people actually didn't eat junk and make home made meals.
I only give my dog raw food from Northwest naturals, home made stews, canned stews and human food. The cats get cat broth and stews from various companies and I have started making the recipes from the book which my cats go crazy for. It took their stomach time to get used to it but no more puking every other day.
The Dry food TOTALLY causes constant puking-Esp when you leave it out all day. As the book explains you are NOT supposed to leave out any food for your animals because it will cause them to not digest their food correct and I found this tip to be the absolute best when it comes to curing my several cat issues. This book is a Godsend for all of us dog owners and pet owners who know the vet world is lazy and doctors too.
There is also a total direct conflict in my opinion of vets who are pushing products. No vets should be selling food to try to make extra money. I highly recommend this book, and its recipes. You will find that following these simple principles totally change your dog and cat's health.