Features March 2011 Issue

A Review of the Best Books on Home-Prepared Dog Food Diets on the Market

The books reviewed here are the most complete and accurate guides to feeding your dog a home-prepared diet currently available. They offer clear instruction for making certain that the diet you feed is nutritionally complete.

A Review of the Best Books on Home-Prepared Dog Food Diets on the Market

The best books on feeding your dog a homemade diet.

Over the past few months, Iíve read more than 30 books on homemade diets for dogs. Many offered recipes that were dangerously incomplete; a smaller number provided acceptable guidelines but were confusing, unduly restrictive, overly complicated, or had other issues that made me recommend them only with reservations. A few were good enough to recommend without reservation. This review is about the cream of the crop: three relatively new books (one is a new edition of an older book) whose authors have taken the time to analyze their recipes to ensure that they meet the latest nutritional guidelines established by the National Research Council (NRC).

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