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Good books on dog nutrition

August 16th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Are there any good books on dog nutrition?

I would like some names so I can buy a few.

Thanks :p

August 16th, 2006, 05:50 PM
for sure: (love this book)

two good ones to start with :)

Angies Man
August 18th, 2006, 05:29 PM
These books aren't specifically about pet nutrition--more a comprehensive holisitic approach to having dogs. I've really enjoyed them--and the cost for both books was only $9 :usa:

They're Ebooks, you pay for them and then download them to your computer--read them in Acrobat. Here's the URL:

August 18th, 2006, 05:34 PM
for sure: (love this book)

two good ones to start with :)
Do they really say to feed raisins in that first one? That's what a reviewer said on Amazon...

August 18th, 2006, 06:43 PM
the dr pitcairn one? i highly doubt it! :eek:

let me peek in my book...

yep, he says ok to feed raisins & other dried fruit (not grapes) as occasional snacks...

i found this on the web:

Although many dog owners and dog trainers have traditionally used raisins and grapes as treats, RAISINS AND GRAPES IN LARGE QUANTITIES CAN BE LETHAL TO DOGS. As few as a handful of raisins or grapes can make a dog ill; however, of the 10 cases reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), each dog ingested between 9 ounces and 2 pounds of grapes or raisins.

snopes agrees on the danger:

so i don't know what to make of this. the entire book is fantastic and endorsed by vets and associations all over the world.... :confused:

August 18th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Maybe they just need an update.

August 19th, 2006, 10:49 AM
I find that all the books have some inconsistencies or something that I donít agree with Ö

I placed orders for these 2 books.

Amy other books that are worth checking out? :confused:

August 19th, 2006, 03:32 PM
I found that "Food Pets Die For" and "Protect Your Pet: More Shocking Facts" by Ann N Martin were very well done (although she does not support BARF)

I will second Technodoll's recommendation of Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats, I have that book too and still refer to it! If you are interested in BARF, my fav is "The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog" by Wendy Volhard

My pet related bible has become "The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care" by CJ Puotinen... but that one deals with a lot more than nutrition (so it doesn't cover nutrition as in-depth as other books)! probably has some more technical nutrition books!

Dr. Pitcairn's "Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats" has a 3rd edition out now... But they are not the only one's who think giving raisins is okay, I have read it a couple of times in both nutrition and training related books.