The Healthy Wholistic Dog Review

Dog waiting for food

At a time when the nationwide recall of dog food by Menu Foods, causing at least 100 private lable and major dog food brands to be pulled form store shelves, the topic of dog nutrition and dog health are flooding the news.

Menu and other manufacturers such as Purina have recalled dog food that has been determined by laboratory testing to have contaminants that can be fatal to your dog.

Some of the reported contaminants have been aminopterin, a rat poison and melamine, a chemical used in the production of plastics and fertilizers.

As a long time advocate of natural and healthy dog care alternatives I was interested in the title of this book, The Healthy Wholistic Dog, and when I learned that the author would be speaking at a Barnes and Noble in my town I jumped in the car to hear first hand what he had to say.

Mr Harvey touched on a number of topics and inter acted with the audience on a variety of dog heath care issues such as the impact of toxins on our dogs health, what is in commercial dog food, alternative therapies, vitamins and supplements.

What struck me most was the absolute impact of the ingredients that are found in commercial dog food on the health and longevity of our dogs. In the book, the author references a quote from a veterinarian who said to paraphrase him – Most animal illnesses would go away if they were not fed commercial pet food.

On pg 27, the author points out that commercial dog food may contain ingredients as unsavory as hooves, hide, horn, hair, organs, entrail, blood and bone. And how about toxins, hormones, steroids and cancer ! This is just a sampling of the ingredients that the author tells us are present in meat by products that are found in commercial dog food.

The chapter on dog cancer was an eye opener. Today, the author tells us, approximately 25% of dogs will have cancer at some time and about 50% of senior dogs will die of cancer. The correlation between diet and dog health became clear as I continued my reading. Two of the major causes are believed to be dog vaccinations and the dog food we feed our dogs.

Other topics equally compelling are addressed in this book such as dog allergies, with a direct relationship to dog diet and allergies. Mr Harvey also provides important information on areas such as dog arthritis, dog ear problems, dog immunology, vitamins for your dog, dog, and dog diabetes to mention some.

I was impressed by the chapter on dog kidney problems. Renal or kidney failure is the problem that has been killing dogs that have eaten the tainted food which is part of the ever expanding dog food recall.

This book is 189 pages long of straightforward and helpful information, tips and guidance on how to keep your dog healthy and maximizing her lifespan.

While there are many good resources available on holistic dog care I think this is one of the best. Every dog guardian should have a library of information as a refence to help solve problems as they arise.

Having met the author was certainly fun. Having read the book more than once has been enlightening and has greatly added to my knowledge of dog care, dog health and dog nutrition. I highly recommend reading it.

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