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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Books on Canine Nutrition?

Any suggestions for books dedicated to canine nutrition? I had one a few years ago that I can't remember the title of... and I don't know where it went.

I'm interested in one that focuses on general nutrition and special considerations for working dogs -- especially since a GSD would be my first "official" working dog. I've seen a few on Amazon, but they don't appear to be written by professional nutritionists or veterinarians, so I'm a little afraid to trust them as reputable sources. :-/

Btw... I haven't decided on whether to go with raw or commercial foods yet, so books about either one are fine. Right now, I'm feeding my senior Cocker a commercial diet.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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Hilary Watson (http://www.completeandbalanced.com/) is a pet nutritionist, but she does promote all her "food" products very heavily in her books / recipes.


He's who I read up on raw food ... many many moons ago ...

http://www.amazon.ca/Pitcairns-Complete-Guide-Natural-Health/dp/157954973X

Carmspack might have something written up (she's a member on here)

Laurie and the gang has stuff on her website (she's also a member on here)

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This is definitely a start Kyleigh. Thank you! I'm gonna have a ginourmous pile of books before all this research is over.

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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One of my more recent books that was very good was:

Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs by Lew Olson
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Heard good things about this one:

http://www.amazon.ca/Give-Your-Dog-Bone-Commonsense/dp/0646160281

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K9Kitchen: The Truth Behind The Hype

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I just wanted to pop back in to thank everyone for your input. I ended up buying two books -- http://www.amazon.com/Unlocking-Canine-Ancestral-Diet-Healthier/dp/1929242670/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357434779&sr=1-1&keywords=unlocking+the+canine+ancestral+diet and http://www.amazon.com/Raw-Natural-Nutrition-Dogs-Definitive/dp/1556439032/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357434779&sr=1-2&keywords=unlocking+the+canine+ancestral+diet.

Oh and by the way... That book I lost and couldn't remember the title of? It was called... (drumroll)... http://www.amazon.com/Canine-Nutrition-Lowell-Ackerman/dp/1577790154/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357434500&sr=1-1&keywords=canine+nutrition. Too bad the cheapest copy on Amazon is $75. I know I didn't pay that much when I bought it off of Amazon years ago.
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