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Dinner for Dogs Hardcover – 2 Aug 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 167 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091947073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091947071
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.7 x 21.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"For all of us who love animals and want to do the best for the dogs that we own, this book is full of invaluable information. It's imaginative, sensible, interesting and tasty - in every sense." (Clare Balding, TV Presenter and Sports Journalist)

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Recipes, tips and advice for anyone who wants to keep their dog happy and healthy (and reduce vet bills into the bargain)

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I've never read a recipe book cover to cover before but I did with this one! Who would have thought dog food could be glamorous!? A lucid and compelling account of the scary dog food industry precedes some great nutritional advice, and the recipes are divided into helpful themed chapters. Most importantly, reading this book made me want to cook for my dog, something I've never done (leftover pizza doesn't count). It makes total sense that the long term health of your dog is directly correlated to what you feed him/her, but it took someone bold to spell it out. For so long we've been pretending that those dry grey pellets and the hideous jelly-like tinned food we feed our pets is actually good for them, when in fact what we've been giving our beloved animals is the nutritional equivalent of a Big Mac. The recipes are very simple and make use of interesting herbs like rose hips and supplements like flaxseed oil - particularly loved the lamb muffins and the birthday cake recipes. A must-read for anyone who loves their dog.
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This is a super book for anyone wishing to cook healthy, reasonably priced, meals for their dog. My dogs are already enjoying some of the recipes. Some recipes seem a bit fiddly for something that is going to be "woofed" down in 3 seconds flat e.g the mince pies for dogs- but I will try them when I have the time! My husband keeps thinking I'm cooking for him and indeed he could actually share the dogs' dinners that come from this book.
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I bought this book out of desperation for my 16 month old labrador, Annie who had never in her life done a solid poo (sorry!) I had tried her on all sorts of different dried, commercial food - even those recommended by pet shops to be "completely natural". My vet put it down to the fact that she's a very nervous little dog but I wanted to do more for her so I scanned the internet for ideas & solutions & I came across this book. Thank goodness I did. I honestly swear that after just THREE of these meals she had done her very first solid poo!!! Since then we haven't looked back and all 3 of my labs are now absolutely thriving on this diet. Their coats are fantastic, they have nicer smelling breath and they all do solid, milder smelling, more infrequent poo's too! But the best thing is that they are all so much more excited at meal times - it's always a surprise, always fresh and always healthy. Please don't be put off with time restrictions - I can easily knock up a meal for 3 in 15 minutes or less - it's easy and so rewarding to know exactly what your dogs are putting in their tummies and seeing them thrive on a really decent diet that they all deserve. I've also found that it's much cheaper to feed my dogs this way rather than constantly stocking up on overpriced complete food. There are some fab recipes in this book and lots of helpful tips to get you started if you're a complete novice as I was - guides on carbs, fat, protein, fruit, veg, etc., a list of what not to feed your dogs and there's even a chicken broth recipe for upset tummies that I have made for Annie and she loves it!! Buy this book and try it - I promise you will have a very healthy, happy pooch!! PS. My 11 year old lab, Jack, who wasn't too enthusiastic about mealtimes (I thought it was his age...) now jumps up & down, excited & thrilled to see what's in his dish!! What more could you ask for?
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Having read a previous reviewers comments about how easy it is to use this just once or twice a week, I ordered this - and think it's excellent. It's informative - re nutrition, helpful - re suggested herbs for good health - and the recipes are easy to follow. The actual recipe contents, following the intro, advice on healthy diets, etc. - include Breakfast Menu, Daily Dinners, Special Meals for Special Days (include a birthday cake!), Tasty Treats, Recovery Recipes, Old Hounds, Herbal Home Pharmacy.
I'm unable to get some of the ingredients needed - ie minced lamb! So, I choose this ingredient in my super natural ready made dog food that I buy, then choose to make a recipe with minced beef, which I can get - or minced turkey, if I'm lucky...
Also, I choose to purchase, thro' Amazon, Lily's Kitchen dried food - which has the recommended herbs for good health included - so I don't have to try to obtain the 17 herbs - hoping that they are 'fresh/dried' too, or gather from the garden what I can - and then dry.
Finally, I choose a recipe according to what I have available, so could be tinned fish 'fishy treats' or meatloaf!
Only problem - must remember to prioritise hubby's tea before doggies!!
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A very attractive book full of information on canine nutrition with tasty recipes for dogs - and in some cases humans too! Well researched and vet approved. If you're going to start cooking for your dog you need to know what not to put in their dinner, as some common ingredients are toxic to dogs. Most dog owners know about chocolate, but might not have considered vine fruits, avocados or onions dangerous. Artificial sweeteners can be fatal, and coffee can cause seizures.
Even if you don't follow the recipes to the letter, there are lots of good ideas - but be warned, once your dog gets used to home cooking expect a cold wet nose to be turned up at commercial dog food.
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