Susanella Noble: Flutist & Composer
Suggested Reading List
These are the experts and this is where you'll find the proof that our pets are innocent victims of an inhumane crime by the pet food manufacturers.
These references are especially helpful for those who are starting to homefeed their animals so I have put them in the order of importance. But don't wait until you get a book to start giving your pets real food! As Dr. Ihor Basko D.V.M. says, "Home cooking beats anything in a can or bag." Every day that you save now will give your pets another day at the end of their lives.
The Nature of Animal Healing by Martin Goldstein, D.V.M.
Dr. Goldstein coined the phrase, "The Great Pet Food Conspiracy", and his book holds many magic cures, one of which brought my beloved Buckaroo back to life after he had been poisoned. Start with Chapter 1, It All Begins With Food. This man is my hero!
Food Pets Die For by Ann N. Martin
This brave lady blew the whistle on the pet food industry in 1997 with graphic details of the rendered parts that go into the pet food mix and proof of the lack of regulations which enables the giant companies to generate multi-billion dollar profits from essentially poisoning our pets. "Most commercial pet foods are garbage." This book will justify homefeeding for you! She has gone further with Protect Your Pet: More Shocking Facts.
Ann and her beloved Kodi
Raising Cats Naturally by Michelle T. Bernard
This is a MUST for every cat owner whether or not you follow her extravagant recipes.
Natural Health For Dogs & Cats by Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D. & Susan Hubble Pitcairn
The Pitcairns clearly chart out what is missing in commercial pet foods as well as the perilous ingredients and additives. Their book promotes a basic natural diet and includes recipes along with tips for determining wellness and curing diseases.
See Spot Live Longer by Beth Taylor and Steve Brown
The authors spell out the message loud and clear: cancer is the number one disease killer of dogs. They tell that manufactured dry dog foods do not provide the nutrients our dogs need and thus cause malnutrition; commercial foods also contain toxins that are overburdening their bodies and compromising their immune systems so they fall prey to disease. Dry dog and cat food is highly processed, grain-based and lacks live, whole nutrients. Throughout this book, you will learn truth behind much of the so-called conventional wisdom regarding dogs. For instance, if we follow the advice, "Never feed 'people food' or table scraps to your animals," our dogs and cats would never have an opportunity to eat any of those whole foods we know to be critical for fighting cancer and promoting a healthy immune system: vegetables and fruits in their original forms.
Natural Nutrition For Dogs And Cats by Kymythy R. Schultze, C.C.N., A.H.I.
Ms. Schultze describes species-appropriate nutrition and outlines the ultimate diets for dogs and cats.
Cancer is the leading killer of cats and dogs, but these books explain that it is often preventable.
The Holistic Dog Book by Denise Flaim
This book will teach you to actively think for yourself and find the holistic balance necessary for a healthy dog. She discusses alternative therapies, the effects of overvaccination and holistic remedies.
Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets by Donald R. Strombeck, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Dr. Strombeck details the inadequacies in the pet food industry and says, "the last 20 years have shown the pet-owner public that both nutritional and medical disorders developed with the feeding of commercial pet foods." He defines the major diet-induced diseases and explains why our pets are allergic and intolerant to pet foods. He includes many recipes for the dietary management of diseases.
Straight From The Horse's Mouth by Amelia Kinkade
This great animal psychic teaches you how to actually communicate with your pets. She says, "Cats and dogs tell me the biggest culprit in destroying their health and happiness is commercial pet food. There's an easy alternative to commercial pet food. Feed your animals what you eat. What you spend on food now, you'll save on vet bills later."
Canine Nutrition: What Every Owner, Breeder and Trainer Should Know by Lowell Ackerman, D.V.M.
Give Your Dog A Bone by Dr. Ian Billinghurst (this is the BARF Diet)
Canine Nutrition: Choosing The Best Food For Your Breed by William D. Cusick
Raw Meaty Bones Promote Health by Tom Lonsdale
Natural Health Bible For Dogs & Cats by Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.
Pet Allergies by Alfred Plechner D.V.M.
© 2008 Susanella Noble