Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets

Patricia Schenck · ISBN 9780813801193
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
Author(s) Patricia Schenck
Edition 2
Published 2nd April 2010
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Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition provides an
introduction to nutrition of the healthy dog and cat and an
extensive discussion of medical disorders that can be managed in
part through diet. Presenting easy-to-follow recipes that can be
prepared at home, this new edition of Donald
Strombeck?s classic handbook has been completely rewritten by
new author Patricia A. Schenck to reflect the latest nutritional
recommendations based on current research. New chapter topics
include feeding the puppy and kitten; feeding the pregnant or
lactating dog or cat; feeding the senior pet; feeding the
performance dog; and the role of diet in pets with cancer. 

Diets are now listed together in a cookbook style for ease of
use, and recipes are adjustable for any size dog or cat, allowing
exact nutritional values to be calculated. Nutrient content for
protein, fat, carbohydrate, and fiber have been provided for every
diet, along with the nutrient density. A companion website features
downloadable spreadsheets with complete nutritional breakdowns for
each recipe.

Useful for both veterinarians and pet owners alike,
Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets, Second Edition is a unique
handbook written by an expert in the field providing an
introduction to the nutritional management of dogs and cats with
easy-to-use recipes for home-prepared diets.

Clarification: Calcium Carbonate

We?ve had some questions from readers regarding the use of
the term ?calcium carbonate,? which is listed as an
ingredient in a number of the diets found in this book, and
therefore wanted to clarify what is meant by this ingredient.
Baking soda comes in two forms: sodium bicarbonate and calcium
carbonate. The sodium bicarbonate version is widely available as
?baking soda? and is commonly used in baking, but none
of the recipes in this book use it as an ingredient.  The
calcium carbonate version of baking soda is sometimes sold as
?baking soda substitute? and sometimes referred to as
simply ?baking soda.?

To avoid confusing sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate, any
time the calcium carbonate type of baking soda has been used in a
diet in this book, the ingredient includes the specific term
?calcium carbonate.?  There are several
manufacturers of calcium carbonate baking soda; for example, Amazon
carries the Ener-G Foods product baking soda substitute. Calcium
carbonate 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 indicate
that readers should be sure to select a food-appropriate

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