With an eye to the long-term health of pets, Dr Donald Strombeck outlines diets that the care giver can prepare at home or in the clinic. He offers nutritional and dietary guidance for animals with particular problems, from obesity, allergies, and gastrointestinal complaints to diseases of the kidney, pancreas, heart and joints. Each recipe includes nutrient content for proteins, fats and calories and all rely on unprocessed foods that are widely available and marketed for human consumption. Full of useful information about nutritional and dietary needs of cats and dogs, this book will be an indispensable guide for all those who are particular about what they feed their pets or their feline and canine patients.
Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition provides anintroduction to nutrition of the healthy dog and cat and anextensive discussion of medical disorders that can be managed inpart through diet. Presenting easy-to-follow recipes that can beprepared at home, this new edition of DonaldStrombeck’s classic handbook has been completely rewritten bynew author Patricia A. Schenck to reflect the latest nutritionalrecommendations based on current research. New chapter topicsinclude feeding the puppy and kitten; feeding the pregnant orlactating dog or cat; feeding the senior pet; feeding theperformance dog; and the role of diet in pets with cancer. Diets are now listed together in a cookbook style for ease ofuse, and recipes are adjustable for any size dog or cat, allowingexact nutritional values to be calculated. Nutrient content forprotein, fat, carbohydrate, and fiber have been provided for everydiet, along with the nutrient density. A companion website featuresdownloadable spreadsheets with complete nutritional breakdowns foreach recipe. Useful for both veterinarians and pet owners alike,Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition is a uniquehandbook written by an expert in the field providing anintroduction to the nutritional management of dogs and cats witheasy-to-use recipes for home-prepared diets. Clarification: Calcium Carbonate We’ve had some questions from readers regarding the use ofthe term “calcium carbonate,” which is listed as aningredient in a number of the diets found in this book, andtherefore wanted to clarify what is meant by this ingredient.Baking soda comes in two forms: sodium bicarbonate and calciumcarbonate. The sodium bicarbonate version is widely available as“baking soda” and is commonly used in baking, but noneof the recipes in this book use it as an ingredient. Thecalcium carbonate version of baking soda is sometimes sold as“baking soda substitute” and sometimes referred to assimply “baking soda.” To avoid confusing sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate, anytime the calcium carbonate type of baking soda has been used in adiet in this book, the ingredient includes the specific term“calcium carbonate.” There are severalmanufacturers of calcium carbonate baking soda; for example, Amazoncarries the Ener-G Foods product baking soda substitute. Calciumcarbonate 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 indicatethat readers should be sure to select a food-appropriateingredient.
Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, Second Edition offers a thorough update and significant expansion of this easy-to-use introduction to veterinary nutrition and diet, with broader species coverage, a new section on nutritional management of disease, and many new chapters. • Provides a complete reference to veterinary nutrition, from the fundamentals to feeding companion animals of any age and health status • Adds information on nutrition in birds, small mammals, and horses to the existing dog and cat coverage • • Presents a new section on managing disease through nutrition, with 10 new disease chapters • Offers additional new chapters on nutritional calculations, types of pet foods, raw food diets, additives and preservatives, nutrition myths, nutritional support, and assisted feeding • Includes access to a companion website with case studies, review questions and answers, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint
Examines the environmental, dietary, and lifestyle-related causes of cancer in pets and how to safeguard their well-being • Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals • Includes health care information on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs • The first consumer-oriented book to assess conventional and alternative treatment options Keeping their pets healthy and happy is the number one priority of pet owners. Having lost four animal companions to cancer, author Deborah Straw became frustrated by the lack of information about what was causing the disease and wanted to know what she could do to treat and prevent it. This thorough and comprehensive guide is the result of her search for answers. It provides readers with the knowledge of how to ward off the unforeseen causes of cancer and protect the safety and health of their pets. Cancer is the number one killer of most domestic animals. This revised and expanded edition of Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? includes the most up-to-date information on the environmental, dietary, and vaccine-related culprits that may cause cancer in pets and the preventive measures that can be taken against this disease. Readers whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the full spectrum of both conventional and alternative treatments presented in this book--from chemotherapy and laser surgery to herbal therapy, acupuncture, and touch therapy. In addition, readers will find guidance about caring for a sick pet and grieving his or her loss should the pet die. Full of information, options, and support, this is an essential resource for protecting pets.
Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nation's Top Holistic Veterinarians
Author: Martin Zucker
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
A holistic guide to canine health presents a wide array of alternative treatments--including acupuncture, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, and massage techniques--to promote a dog's well-being, along with guidelines on administering medications, lists of products, and more. Original.
Solving Behavior Problems in Ways Your Dog Will Understand
Author: Janine Adams
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Finally, a proven method for man to communicate effectively with his best friend! With the techniques taught in this series, readers will learn to use tone and inflection, eye contact, training, touch, and even telepathy, not only to solve behaviour problems but to develop a richer relationship with their pets. Information on how canines communicate with each other will also help owners interpret the woofs, whines and body language to understand what's on their dog's mind. Also addresses diet, aggression, destructive chewing, separation anxiety, shyness and more!