March 16, 2010
"The Pocket Idiot's Guide To Homemade Dog Food"
Doggie Chef Rating:
2 out of 5 bones
This is a very short book (128 pages of content, excluding the index). The author advocates homemade food for dogs and provides reasons for making your own dog food. Yet she also presents arguments for feeding commercial (store-bought) dog food. This is all done briefly in the first chapter. The rest of this small book is filled with recipes, interspersed with some very general information, including a chapter on, "Nutrition Basics."
Due to the brevity of this pocket guide, no subject is addressed in-depth, so this book may leave new Doggie Chefs with lots of unanswered questions.
On page 5 the author mentions supplements made to nutritionally balance homemade dog food meals. Yet the name of only one of these supplements is mentioned (the book provides the website address for purchasing this particular supplement). The author uses this supplement as an ingredient in many of the book's recipes. I suspect this brief book is really a "commercial" to subtly advertise this supplement.