Have you ever wanted to cook for your dog, but were unsure how healthy or if the recipe you have is balanced? The recipes in this book are fully balanced to both AAFCO requirements and NRC recommendations. If you can follow a recipe, you too can make very nutritious meals for your dog(s). Dr. Lauten has been formulating home-cooked diets for dogs with medical conditions as well as for healthy dogs.
Our family unit has grown to include dogs and cats, and the desire to feed one's family the healthiest food has prompted a new population of home-cooking pet parents. In this book you will learn to cook healthy dog maintenance diets, some with grains and some grain free. Dessert is also included with two treat recipes guaranteed to delight your canine family members provided by Joseph Lascola, president of California K9 Kitchen.
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BiographySusan is a native New Yorker, but has spent her adult life in the Southern US. She was a CPA until a divorce made her realize that she wished to spend her life helping dogs. She earned a Masters in Agriculture, and then earned a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, with research in companion animal nutrition. After graduation Susan accepted a post doctoral position at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine with renowned veterinary internists and nutritionists Drs. Joe Bartges and Claudia Kirk who were remarkable teachers. Almost 6 years were spent at the Veterinary School working with the veterinary specialists and senior veterinary students to manage the nutritional aspect of their cases. The students were also trained to use nutrition as part of their medical practice. Susan became a clinical instructor at the Veterinary school in 2006 where she remained until late 2008 when the consulting business became a full time career. Susan is finally living and working within her dream, after a long, winding road.