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Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets

Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition provides an introduction to nutrition of the healthy dog and cat and an extensive discussion of medical disorders that can be managed in part through diet. Presenting easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared at home, this new edition of Donald Strombeck s classic handbook has been completely rewritten by new author Patricia A. Schenck to reflect the latest nutritional recommendations based on current research. New chapter topics include feeding the puppy and kitten; feeding the pregnant or lactating dog or cat; feeding the senior pet; feeding the performance dog; and the role of diet in pets with cancer. Diets are now listed together in a cookbook style for ease of use, and recipes are adjustable for any size dog or cat, allowing exact nutritional values to be calculated. Nutrient content for protein, fat, carbohydrate, and fiber have been provided for every diet, along with the nutrient density. A companion website features downloadable spreadsheets with complete nutritional breakdowns for each recipe. Useful for both veterinarians and pet owners alike, Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition is a unique handbook written by an expert in the field providing an introduction to the nutritional management of dogs and cats with easy-to-use recipes for home-prepared diets. Clarification: Calcium Carbonate We ve had some questions from readers regarding the use of the term calcium carbonate, which is listed as an ingredient in a number of the diets found in this book, and therefore wanted to clarify what is meant by this ingredient. Baking soda comes in two forms: sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate. The sodium bicarbonate version is widely available as baking soda and is commonly used in baking, but none of the recipes in this book use it as an ingredient. The calcium carbonate version of baking soda is sometimes sold as baking soda substitute and sometimes referred to as simply baking soda. To avoid confusing sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate, any time the calcium carbonate type of baking soda has been used in a diet in this book, the ingredient includes the specific term calcium carbonate. There are several manufacturers of calcium carbonate baking soda; for example, Amazon carries the Ener-G Foods product baking soda substitute. Calcium carbonate can also be sold for garden use, which is non-food-grade, so to avoid the use of the garden product in foods, the term baking soda was used in this book instead to indicate that readers should be sure to select a food-appropriate ingredient.
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Table of Contents

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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