The Whole Pet Diet

The Whole Pet Diet

Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats

Paperback - 2006
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One in four pets is obese, and every year owners spends thousands of dollars treating allergies, joint problems, digestive disorders, and serious diseases that could improve dramatically with a nutritious diet. Yet despite promises of complete and balanced meals, most commercial pet foods contain chemical preservatives, indigestible fillers, and dangerous by-products.

If your pets are overweight, ailing, or aging, or you just want them to be as healthy as possible, THE WHOLE PET DIET offers a straightforward plan to achieve lifelong health and well-being. Featuring twenty-five easy recipes for homemade meals and treats, a guide to natural supplements, and practical tips for no-stress grooming and play, this holistic approach to pet care creates optimal health for dogs and cats, and it just might change the way you eat, too.
Publisher: Berkeley : Celestial Arts, c2006.
ISBN: 9781587612718
Branch Call Number: 636.70893
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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Nov 18, 2011

While there are some important concepts in this book (i.e. research showing that euthanized pets are rendered into pet food "tags, collars and all"), it is unbalanced. Written by a food manufacturer (Halo), there are many lovely anecdotes, but the diet proposed is overblown and overly tedious. Also, there is garlic in almost everything, which research shows destroys red blood cells in dogs and cats. It also proposes feeding some raw bones for your pets, without discussing the risk of salmonella, bortadella and e.coli for your pet and your family. I'd recommend Marion Netle's book instead.

Jan 31, 2011

Phenomenal eye opening - easy read with so me good ideas. Recipes - I want to eat... The weekly assessment is something I copied and will keep always. It is top notch complete with what to check!

Though I don't agree with some of her diet advice for doggies - need slower adding new items with mine or they would get diarrhea on her ideas...

I will use many of her ideas and her stories were very helpful.


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