Amanda Borys

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (10 of 15)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 389,441 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 15
The Devil's Right Hand: The Tragic Story of the Co&hellip by M. William Phelps
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Án interesting book about the Colts if you know nothing about the family, but certainly didn't give any evidence the family was under any kind of curse. The loss of so many children was common for that time period and very little time was actually spent discussing Colt himself. The proof against his brother was not detailed very well and, give the justice system at the time, did not prove that what he said was true or not. Thought the author claimed to have come to admire Colt, I did not get that impression from this book and I would not say it was a balanced account at all. I would recommend anyone truly interested in Samuel Colt and his life find a different source of information.
Better Food for Dogs: A Complete Cookbook and Nutr&hellip by David Bastin
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real advice, Nov. 28 2010
Of the dog nutrition information I have read, I have found this one to be the most useful. It is written by two dog owners, with input from their vet, who have tested and researched dog nutrition over a number of years. As a result, I find they offer practical advice from a common sense perspective, rather than trying to show off how clever they are. The success stories they add in are also fun to read.

The recipies given are realistic and can be altered as needed. I found this to be one of the few dog nutrition books I have actually used.
Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive&hellip by Lew Olson
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Contradictory advise, Nov. 28 2010
I found the advice in this book was not written to help the average pet owner. There was too much graphs and talk about nutrient balance with little advice on how to obtain it. Also the author contradicted herself, complaining that prepared dog food was poor because it was overcooked and then stating that any vegetables added to a dog's diet must be heavily cooked to help digestion. My Boys eat raw carrots and peas at every meal and they don't have any problems. So that kind of blanket advice is counter-productive. I also found her to be biased in favour of raw food and advised people to feed their pets cans of salmon. Any canned salmon I have come across has 26% of an adult human's daily… Read more