Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs
Andrews McMeel Publishing
April 10, 2012 / ISBN 978-1449409937
Non-Fiction / How-To
by Linda Morelli
Rick Woodford operated Dog Stew, a company in the Pacific Northwest
that produced nutritional, homemade food for dogs. When his dog
started suffering from cancer, Woodford devised "human food"
for him. As a result, Jackson felt better and has lived for four
years (cancer free). When I saw that, I knew I had to read Woodford's
book, especially since I have two dogs, one of which has a sensitive
Feed Your Best Friend Better is loaded with tasty, easy
to prepare recipes, the ingredients of which can be found in almost
all kitchens. The dishes included provide the various antioxidants,
vitamins and minerals, using natural foods, which can be tailored
to meet your dog's particular needs.
The real test was trying out the recipes on my dogs, and for the
most part, my dog's food sensitivity has disappeared. I found the
recipes to be easy and tasty (yes, I tried them), and my dogs loved
the recipes I made, especially the Barkscotti and Gingerbread Mailman
Cookies. Of course, my dogs scarf down these tasty treats, but thankfully
Woodford provides guidelines for owners to limit food intake according
Woodford also discusses feeding puppies and older dogs, but I feel
the greatest benefit of this book is the author's in-depth discussion
of your dog's nutritional requirements, how to determine the right
amount that's appropriate for your dog, and special meals for dogs
with medical problems. He also discusses the important topics of
begging, aggression, speed eating, and what foods dog parents can
share with their pets. The photographs scattered throughout the
book are absolutely precious.
Feed Your Best Friend Better is, in my opinion, the best,
most comprehensive pet diet and recipe book available today. I have
enjoyed it tremendously, and believe it's a must for every dog owner.