The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook: 75 Whole-Food Recipes and Tasty Treats for Dogs and Cats of All Ages (Barbara Laino)
Organic, seasonal, farm-to-table food has become a huge movement--and conscious eating doesn't stop with the family pet. With the increase in contamination scares with manufactured pet food and the inclusion of preservatives, grains, and fillers with low-nutrient value, many pet owners are looking for solutions to the issue of what to give their pets.
The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook teaches you how to tailor your pet’s diet to their specific nutritional needs for better health and behavior. This book includes 75 recipes that you can make at home, nutritional information for every stage of your pet’s life from puppy or kitten to adulthood, meal plans, healthy snacks and treats, and suggestions for supplementing store bought food with homemade ingredients.
The switch from store bought to homemade pet food doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook makes switching your pet over to a homemade diet comfortable, safe, and inexpensive.
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Fair Winds Press (1 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592335713
- ISBN-13: 978-1592335718
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
"Taylor-Laino recommends a holistic approach for feeding our canine and feline companions, saying that switching our pets' diets to organic, sustainable foods will improve their health and increase energy levels. As a holistic health coach for humans and the owner of a certified organic farm, the author is well qualified to discuss these benefits and to incorporate local farmers' bounties into the diets of our companion animals. Approximately half the book is devoted to the nutritional needs of dogs and cats, with attention given to the building blocks for creating homemade meals--organ and other meats, fats, bone and calcium, eggs, and more. Various add-ins are explored that will boost nutritive levels. Foods to avoid are mentioned with the corresponding rationale for doing so. Recipes, coded raw vs. cooked and grain vs. grainless, are divided into two broad categories: melange meals, which are more involved, and pure and simple fare. Most meals are appropriate for both cats and dogs (and even humans), but some are only suitable for one species. Verdict This title presents a compelling case for switching to a homemade diet for pets and provides multiple approaches to the task." Library Journal
About the Author:
Barbara Laino was featured in a recent New York Times article on the growing popularity of homemade pet food. She and her husband run an organic farm in upstate New York where she has been teaching workshops on homemade pet food and animal care since 2005. She and her husband also have 16 years of experience in Dog Breeding and Showing using holistic husbandry methods. Barbara regularly writes on pet food and pet care for magazines and websites such as www.TheBark.com. or www.midsummerfarm.com