Last Updated on 2022-02-18 by Admin
In some of my posts, I mention books that are useful, in some cases, very helpful. So I decided to make a list of the best dog health & nutrition books I own. Some books are specifically about vitamins and minerals that dogs need and how it impacts a dog. Other books use dog nutrition to bring sick dogs back to health. Included in the list is also a book on how to feed your dog home cooked meals that are nutritionally balanced.
One book in particular, K9 kitchen – your dogs diet the truth behind the-hype that is mentioned further down is highly recommended for anyone that has dog with allergies or sensitive digestion.
The Veterinarians Guide To Natural Remedies for Dogs
The Veterinarians Guide To Natural Remedies for Dog is one book I referenced many times in my articles. It’s a Book I believe every dog owner should have and reference. My copy is a few years old by now. There is information on dog food, illnesses, health products and contact info for veterinarians that use natural remedies to treat dogs.
You do not need to be a veterinarian to appreciate and use this book. There are many simple instructions in the book to treat common health issues experienced by dogs. I have given multiple copies of this book as gifts to other dog owners.
A simple recipe in the book helped remove the redness in Annie’s eyes. Another recipe to settle an upset stomach was also effective. For many illnesses nutrition can be used to bring a dog back to health, this book has some recipes for specific illnesses.
As this book is about natural remedies, it just means the veterinarians the wrote content for the book use a holistic approach. You can read my article on what the difference is between a conventional and holistic vet. They both start out with the same training.
If I be forced to choose just one of the books in my list of Best Dog Health & Nutrition Books, then this is the one.
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The Veterinarians’ Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs: Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nation’s Top Holistic Veterinarians
Paperback – Jan. 25 2000
Four Paws Five Directions
Four Paws Five Directions is another excellent book. I had planned to write an article regarding using acupressure on Annie. But now that I’m dealing with her Cruciate ligament issue, this has not been a priority.
There are several acupressure treatments from this book that I applied to Annie with surprisingly good results. The section on knee and hip joints was of interest to me because of Annie’s torn knee ligament. I did follow the instructions for Annie’s knee issue and used the related acupressure points with much success. Using the information from this book is a great addition to any alternative treatment for dogs with knee injuries. Of course this book covers much more than just joint related help tips.
The book is not just about acupressure. It also mentions herbal formulas that You can buy to help Your dog or cat. Since food is vital in Chinese medicine, there are food recommendations for specific types of health issues. I have integrated some of those tips in Annie’s meals. Food recommendations of course can addresses health issues in dogs because nutrition is the building block for good health. So it is not always about specific vitamins and minerals when dealing with nutrition. So much can be done in a more holistic approach.
Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs Paperback – Illustrated, July 1, 1996
This is highly rated book, mostly 5 start reviews.
When it comes to dog nutrition, Canine Nutrigenomics is the book You want to have. Dog owners that feed their dogs raw or cooked food will have more facts to create healthier meals.
The book is not just about vitamins and minerals. It deals with environmental factors and how it affects the health of a dog. This is a book that most people would expect of a nutrition based book. Each vitamin or mineral has a description on what aspect of a dogs health is addresses and list the foods that contain high amounts of a given vitamin or mineral.
The author does not shy away from topics like vaccination and the potential impact on a dog. Health issues like seizures, arthritis, cancer, obesity and much more get good coverage. .
A healthy dog equals more pleasure with the dog and lower Vet bills. I’m all for that.
Canine Nutrigenomics: The New Science of Feeding Your Dog for Optimum Health Paperback – January 13, 2015
K9 kitchen your dogs diet the truth behind the-hype
Anyone who has a dog that has allergies could use this book. Anyone interested in a no-nonsense, no hype nutrition book should read this book. The book is available in print and digital format. What I like about this book is that it does mention hype and address the truth about feeding dogs. Many dog owners are unsure of what is good for the dog and how to feed them for good health. In all of that debate, what is so often forgotten is that dogs have been living with humans for thousands of year with out special attention to nutrition.
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Feed Your Best Friend Better
Dog owners who would like to cook for a dog will not be disappointed Feed Your Best Friend Better. I tried many of the recipes initially when I switched Annie from feeding kibble to Home Cooked food. There are many useful tips in this book. The recipes are simple to follow. Feeding instructions are provided for each recipe. That will be helpful in the beginning to provide the proper amount of food. The author takes nutrition serious and there is a supplement mix recipe that goes into every meal.
Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs Paperback – April 10, 2012
Dog Nutrition books are a valuable tool to learn about nutritional requirements of dogs. The great thing about a book is that a topic can be written in with great detail. That makes them so much better than an article on the internet. Every one of the listed dog health and nutrition books make a great present any dog owner who is interested in dog nutrition.
I’m glad I can refer to books and help Annie. Not every health issue with a dog requires a Veterinarian visit.
This Best Dog Health & Nutrition Books listing will be updated as I read and learn more about Dog Health and Nutrition.