With an eye to the long-term health of pets, Dr Donald Strombeck outlines diets that the care giver can prepare at home or in the clinic. He offers nutritional and dietary guidance for animals with particular problems, from obesity, allergies, and gastrointestinal complaints to diseases of the kidney, pancreas, heart and joints. Each recipe includes nutrient content for proteins, fats and calories and all rely on unprocessed foods that are widely available and marketed for human consumption. Full of useful information about nutritional and dietary needs of cats and dogs, this book will be an indispensable guide for all those who are particular about what they feed their pets or their feline and canine patients.
Donald R. Strombeck
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have long resisted the idea of home made diets, just because I worried about being able to balance the food properly. And I have seen people really mess up their dogs over the long term with homemade food.
That said, I was getting very discouraged and frustrated with the commercial foods that are on the market these days. I have dogs that compete in agility, so strong bones, muscle tone, proper weight and ageing gracefully are all major concerns. Meeting these criteria with commercial food has become next to impossible ever since the large corporations started buying up all of the brands. The final straw for me was the addition of so many strange ingredients in the foods now. Whatever happened to plain old Lamb and Rice??? I tried all the premium foods and they just didn't perform.
So when one of my dogs got ill I took a chance on this rather expensive book. It is a decision I do not regret. I would gladly pay the price again for the information that is here...
Oh, how I wish I'd had a copy of this book earlier. Not only is it chock full of information but the diets - ironically - were the same as what I had dreamed up for my allergy prone dogs. Even the vegan diets, which is where I could have really used some guideance. I really needed some ACCURATE information on how to feed a dog allergic to meat products and this book is perfect for that.
This is my go-to book for dietary information. I kept Dr. Pitcarin's book for the first aid stuff but for FEEDING your dog? Dr. Strombeck wins hands down in my world. ALL the diets I have used with his guidelines have worked, not just for my dogs but for others I have suggested them to for their pets.
This book is now out of print. Dr. Strombeck and his publisher have put the entire book on line at http://dogcathomeprepareddiet.com/ for free.
Do yourself, and your pets, a favor and bookmark that site.
This is my current "go-to" book for starting points for diets for our special-needs dogs and cat. The content is well-supported and has enough technical guidance to allow one to make their own adjustments and substitutions for their own situations or preferences. Even at the reasonably obscene price this is demanding on the used market, it is an essential for someone contemplating formulating their own home-cooked meals. This isn't a trendy BARF book (that often seem to neglect nutrient balance in their supplementation), nor AAFCO propaganda that is given away to vets and pushed on the public to support the position that commercial diets (and especially the "prescription" ones) are the best for all dogs.
There is plenty in here for cats -- including an awareness that cats require certain nutrients that aren't always present, such as taurine and that most vegetable sources of omega acids can't be utilized by cats.
"recipes for cat food -- very repetitive and all...
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