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Preface vii Acknowledgments ix Section I. Nutrition and Dietary Management 3 Chapter 1. Homemade Diets 5 Chapter 2. Food Safety 15 Chapter 3. Nutrients 23 Chapter 4. Canine and Feline Energy Requirements 51 Chapter 5. Feeding the Healthy Adult Dog or Cat 85 Chapter 6. Feeding the Puppy or Kitten 95 Chapter 7. Feeding the Pregnant or Lactating Dog or Cat 103 Chapter 8. Feeding the Senior Pet 113 Chapter 9. Feeding the Performance Dog 119 Chapter 10. Food Intolerance and Allergy 129 Chapter 11. Obesity 135 Chapter 12. Skeletal and Joint Diseases 143 Chapter 13. Diet and Gastrointestinal Disease 151 Chapter 14. Diet and Chronic Renal Disease 181 Chapter 15. Diet and Urinary Tract Stones 195 Chapter 16. Diet and Skin Disease 207 Chapter 17. Diet and Endocrine Disease 215 Chapter 18. Diet and Heart Disease 229 Chapter 19. Diet and Pancreatic Disease 237 Chapter 20. Diet and Hepatic Disease 243 Chapter 21. Diet and Cancer 255 Section II. Home-Prepared Diets 265 Tools Needed 265 Choosing a Diet 265 Preparing Diets 267 Dog Diet Recipes 269 Dog Diets 277 Cat Diet Recipes 433 Cat Diets 438 Appendix 1: Dog Diets by Protein Source 507 Appendix 2: Cat Diets by Protein Source 513 Index 517 See the supporting companion Web site for this book:

About the Author

Patricia A. Schenck, DVM, PhD, is the section chief of the endocrinology section at the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University. She is a well-published author, and frequently lectures on endocrinology and nutrition. She is a dog and cat owner, and has trained and shown dogs in conformation, obedience, and rally events.


"It is my opinion that this is a must for the veterinary practice'sreference library." (National Association of Veterinary Techniciansin America , 2011) "The second edition provides a more clinical approach to feedingdogs and cats than does the original textbook and could serve as astarting reference for nutritional management of disease."(Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,December 2010)"From feeding puppies and kittens or pregnant animalsto handling the nutritional needs of performance dogs, this newedition has been completely rewritten for the latest nutritionalrecommendations and is a 'must' for not only vet libraries, butgeneral collections and pet owner reference." (Midwest BookReview, July 2010) "Presents important concepts in the nutrition of healthy petsand special considerations for pets with various medical conditionsand an extensive listing of recipes for home preparation. This is auseful guide for pet owners and a valuable reference for smallanimal veterinarians serving clients who wish to feed ahome-prepared diet to their pets. Information in this secondedition is more solidly supported by current research and ispresented in a balanced and unbiased manner." (Doody'sPublisher's Club, June 2010)

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