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Dog Food Recipes

  • Dog Food Recipes
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Millions and millions of pounds of commercial dog food products are sold around the world every day. Because we are consumers, and we have been lulled into a sense of security about the products that we find on our shelves, few dog owners ever even consider the fact that the simple act of taking a can or bag of dog food of the shelf is putting their beloved pet's life at risk. That was the case until 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 21, 2007 when the reports of deathly ill dogs started making the news.

Everything after that changed. As the terrible story started to reveal itself, it became apparent that not only was there an epidemic of contaminated dog food in the works, but there was an equally serious epidemic of contaminated cat food as well. Even ferret food was affected.

You can't imagine the panic I felt when I checked the list of recalled brands and saw that the exact brand of dog food I feed my "boys" was on that list. Fortunately, the lot that my bag came from was manufactured before the contaminants hit the food chain. Way before, as it turned out. That fact, oddly enough, didn't make me feel too much better.

Sure, I was grateful that I hadn't fed contaminated dog food to my dogs, but I was equally concerned that the food I was feeding had been manufactured quite some time before I had purchased it according to the date on the bag. I had never give any though to the freshness of the food I was feeding. Now I started paying attention to the whole concept of dog nutrition.

Similar to humans, dogs’ culinary likes and nutritional needs change through out their lives. The dog's health, age, activities, sexual maturity and environment all play a part in his food needs. It is interesting to note that wild dogs, which hunt for their food, eat the belly of their prey first.

This area of the animal contains the intestines and stomach, which in the case of herbivores is full of vegetation. Even domesticated dogs that are also classed as carnivorous need to get this kind of well balanced diet in the course of their meals. Dogs that eat only meat can develop what is referred to as "all meat syndrome" which is the result of an imbalance of calcium and phosphorous ratios in their diets. The results of this syndrome can be fragile bones, weight loss, joint diseases, diarrhoea and a poor looking coat. The nutrients that dogs need are the same as humans: protein, fat and carbohydrates. Amazingly enough they even need them in about the same percentages as a human's daily calorie intake.

PLEASE NOTE: This eBook is a Downloadable Adobe Acrobat pdf file ONLY and NO physical book will be posted.

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  1. The book is brilliant

    Posted by Andrea on 14th Sep 2009

    That's great , thanks Peter....the book is brilliant...my pup has turned her nose up at 3 varieties of puppy nuts and now I know why! I'll definitely be cooking fresh from now on. Thanks again, Andrea.

  2. Wow! An "easy" cookbook

    Posted by Maria McCarthy on 8th Dec 2008

    I've been looking around the Net to find an alternative to commercial dog food and this is just the business. Easy to follow recipes that even I can cook and, I'm not even good at cooking an egg! Great stuff and ideas here.

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