Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs

Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs

Rick Woodford

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 1449409938

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


If you wouldn’t eat processed food, why feed it to your dog? The Dog Food Dude’s essential nutrition book for dogs is the only one you’ll need, with guidelines, charts, tips, and more than 85 easy recipes for healthy dishes to help your best friend live a long and happy life.

From Rick Woodford, the "Dog Food Dude" himself, comes Feed Your Best Friend Better, with easy recipes that will make even humans drool a little bit. Natural food can enable dogs to live longer, healthier lives, just as it can for humans, and with these meals, treats, and cookies, dogs will never miss commercial kibble.

Rick has researched nutrition for dogs and has used the same manuals veterinarians use to develop his recipes. Feed Your Best Friend Better makes the transition to homemade dog food simple, so you can make natural food for your dog every day. From nutritional value to portion sizes, these recipes will help owners know what their dog is eating. The meals are healthy, and dogs love them.

Rick Woodford wants dogs in every family to be healthy and happy. His recipes use a variety of herbs and spices for their antioxidant properties but they smell so good everybody in the house will be drooling. Recipes include:

* Puppy Pesto

* Bacon Yappetizers

* Barkscotti

* Mutt Loaf

* Gingerbread Mailman

In addition to 85 recipes other helpful chapters include:

* How to Pick out a Commercial Food; making the ingredient label easy to understand with a breakdown of ingredients that are good for the bowl and those that are best left on the shelf.

* Determining Portion Size; information on body type and size help readers understand how much food their dogs need to be in the best shape

* Problem Mealtime Behaviors; how to deal with the early morning wake up call, reluctant eaters, counter surfing and more

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they too can have meals that not only make a tail wag but also nourish and promote good health. In doing so, we are truly fulfilling our contract with our best friends. Whose nose doesn’t wrinkle at the thought of dog food? It doesn’t smell all that great, and few of us would dare to put it in our own mouths. The nutritional analysis is mysterious and the ingredients are rarely related to foods that we know, leaving us standing in the pet food aisle pondering the difference between chicken

for 5 minutes, or until the beef begins to release juice and fat. Cut the beef heart into ½- to 1-inch cubes, then place it in a food processor and pulse for 10 seconds. Add the beef heart to the Dutch oven, and stir to combine. Stir in the beef liver and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring 3 to 4 times throughout the cooking process, until all the meat is evenly browned. Remove from the heat, stir in the Eggshell Powder, and allow the stew to cool prior to adding any supplements.

combination of diet and exercise. Feeding schedules and amounts should be kept consistent, and in the case of diabetes, dogs should not be fed widely varying diets. Here are a few guidelines for feeding your diabetic dog: Complex carbohydrates are much preferred because they digest more slowly than simple carbohydrates; and with a lower amount of sugars, like glucose, they are less likely to create a sudden spike in blood sugar levels. At least 50 percent of a dog’s diet should come from

Flours (Wheat, Barley, etc.) Brewer’s Rice, Rice Gluten Soy, Soy Flour, Soybeans, Soy Grits Sorghum, Milo Cornstarch, Corn Gluten Meal Wheat Mill Run White Rice Whole-Grain Wheat Ground Whole Corn The same grain split into separate ingredients Rice Bran Alfalfa Meal Amaranth, Millet, Oat Groats, Quinoa Oats Barley, Rye Brown Rice Tapioca Fats Animal Fat Beef Tallow Mineral Oil Soybean Oil Cottonseed Oil Vegetable Oil olive oil or safflower oil Safflower Oil Salmon Oil

doesn’t want to be associated with a “bad” pie pan. If you have concerns about the foods or quantity consumed, or if your pet begins to act lethargic, has excessive diarrhea or constipation, or begins to vomit, seek help immediately. You can contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA’s poison control center at (888) 426-4435. Early Morning Wake-Up Calls There’s nothing worse than trying to sleep and having your dog wake you up for breakfast. It’s understandable when a dog wakes you up to go

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