Highlighting the dangers of modern pet food—how it is unbalanced, creates addiction, and often contains ingredients that can literally poison your pet, this book destroys the myths propounded by pet food companies that human food is bad for pets, and that natural food diets are unsafe. Three veterinarians share their expertise and scientific evidence, providing an in-depth appraisal of the pet food industry and what people are feeding to their cats and dogs. This revolutionary book teaches how to read pet food labels and what ingredients to avoid, how to save on pet bills by preventing diet-related disease in pets, why veterinarians are often ignorant of the health effects of manufactured pet food, how a change in diet can cure many diet-related illnesses, and why organic farming practices and suppliers can be the best choice for pets. Armed with this information, people will be able to provide a better and healthier life for their animals.
Michael W. Fox, BVet Med, PhD, DSc, MRCVS, writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several books related to agriculture, food, health, and pets, including The Healing Touch for Cats and The Healing Touch for Dogs. He lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, is author of You and Your Cat: Simple New Secrets for a Longer, Stronger Life. She is a veterinarian in private practice and is a former director of technical affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition. She lives in Yorba Linda, California. Marion E. Smart, DVM, PhD, is an instructor of pathology, clinical pathology, and clinical nutrition at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and at Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
"Amazing. Gives pet owners medical evidence of what most commercial pet foods are doing to the health of millions of pets. If I could wave a magic wand, I'd wish that every practicing veterinarian would read this book." —www.TruthAboutPetFood.com
"A 'must' for any pet owner interested in nutritionally sound animal foods. . . . A fine and in-depth survey, recommended for any general library appealing to pet owners." —California Bookwatch (December 2012)
"From pet food recalls to home prepared diets for dogs and cats, this book has many pearls of wisdom that are easily understood and highly applicable to pets owners worldwide." —www.PetMD.com
"Some things just aren't edible for any living creature. Encouraging a more natural diet for pets, the veterinary insight from [this book] will help those concerned about the future health of their pets. A strong addition to pet-centered collections." —Midwest Book Review (October 2012)