Focus on nutrition from DogwisePosted: May 16, 2010
|From Dogwise: It’s very interesting to watch how trends in both human and pet nutrition seem to run in tandem. All of a sudden, obesity in people seems to be the hot topic, with several recent documentaries having been broadcast and books written on the subject. The experts all seem to agree – it has to do with the kinds of food we eat in modern America, combined with a sedentary lifestyle. And while obese pets are less common than obese people, there are similar concerns about what we feed our dogs. Which brings us to Feed Your Pet Right – The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat by Marion Nestle (author of What to Eat – for humans) and Malden Nesheim. Based on the success of the book on people food, the authors have turned their attention to an in-depth analysis of pet foods, both the pros and cons. Marion is a professor of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU and brings a great deal of expertise to this effort. The book will really help you decide what the best course of action is for feeding your dog or cat.
Sticking with this theme, here are some other suggestions to improve what you feed your dog: