Not Fit for a Dog!: The Truth About Manufactured Dog and Cat Food Hardcover – Sep 1 2008
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Some things just aren't edible for any living creature. Encouraging a more natural diet for pets, the veterinary insight from [this book] will help concerned about the future health of their pets. A strong addition to pet-centered collections. --Midwest Book Review
Amazing. Gives pet owners medical evidence of what most commercial pet foods are doing to the health of millions of pets. If I could wave a magic wand, I'd wish that every practicing veterinarian would read this book. --Susan Thixton, TruthAboutPetFood.com
A "must" for any pet owner interested in nutritionally sound animal foods ... a fine and in-depth survey, recommended for any general library appealing to pet owners. --California Bookwatch --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Very important differences between canine and feline physiology and nutritional requirements are discussed, and a few alternative easy home-made recipes for dog/cat food and treats are also provided. Good information about pet vaccinations and nutritional tables are included in the appendices.
If your pet is sick, listless, fat, or allergic... You should read this book! The food you provide your animal could be making things worse, not better. THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PET OWNERS.
If I could wave a magic wand, and receive a free wish...I'd wish that every practicing veterinarian would read this book. And with one more wave of my magic wand, I'd have every AVMA Diplomat that voted against the feeding of raw pet food be required to read this book too. Not Fit for a Dog! tears apart the raw pet food misconceptions, destroys the prescription pet food fix-it theory, and so much more. The book is common sense backed by medical science (I'd love to see how the AVMA would talk their way out of this one).
If you think you've read it all about the pet food industry, you haven't. Not Fit for a Dog! is a very unique book that I recommend to any pet food consumer that wants to learn more. You'll want to keep this book for reference purposes (plus there are home prepared pet food recipes in the back), so buy an extra copy for your vet. Seriously...buy an extra copy for your vet. Practicing veterinarians will be hard pressed to find a valid argument against the truth spoken in this book. I can't imagine the good that could be done if more vets understood...this book can turn the tides.
This book provides easily understood nutrition information and I appreciate the fact that it is written by pet professionals. As long as pet parents keep a level head on their shoulders while they read it, they'll benefit from the contents.
The main problem I had with it is it's too generalized in its view of the pet food industry, and even veterinarians. Much of the opinion is based on the assumption that they're all the same and that's not the case. This is common in industry books though - they judge an entire industry by what the worst in the industry does.
Overall a good book on the subject though, I don't regret buying it.
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