The Dog Diet by Kate Bendix - Paperback Book
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Product Code:  DOGDIET
Brand:  My Itchy Dog

The Dog Diet by Kate Bendix - Paperback Book

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  • Find out what really goes into your dog's food
  • How what you feed them affects their health
  • What to feed your dog for better health
  • Full of information, packed with recipes
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The Dog Diet has whole chapters of information on what really goes into your dog's food and how it affects them physically; allergies, whiffy-ness, obesity, dental problems and all manor of jolly, and totally avoidable problems. I know it sounds like a right barrel of laughs but there is a lot of humour in the book, plus tips, happy stories and bags of useful information.

I hope you like it as much as the first one, Top Dog and the new one My Itchy Dog.  Both focus on the main reasons your dog will ever visit the vet and how to treat them naturally yourself.

Download for Kindle here and Nook etc here.

Why we feed our dogs the way we do  

Your dog lives, on average, to be 12 years old. You feed her twice a day. That's 8760 meals her lifetime. To avoid wasting money, and so as not to upset our dog’s digestion, once we find a food our dogs like, at a price we are happy to pay, 90% of it bought from the supermarket, we like to stick with it.

Somewhere along the line, it has become acceptable to feed our dogs the same meal, day in day out, for years. It’s then the pet  food marketers’ job to get us to deviate; to try and ensure that making sure as much money as possible goes into Pedigree's pocket (owned by Mars) opposed to Baker's (owned by Nestle).

The psychology around what makes us buy one packet of dog food over another,; and how we choose to feed our dogs throughout their lives, is quite complex. Feeding the dog triggers a powerful emotional and nurturing response in us. We want the best for them, of course we do. We want to get that happy wagging tail by the food bowl and feel we’ve done our job well. Marketers know this and use these responses and desires to stack the odds against us you.

So you we don’t choose what to feed your dog all on your lonesome. We have help! Sadly, what we told is often not what we actually sold. Put another way, the food you choose to feed your dog might not be as healthy as you have been led to believe it is. Words like ‘natural’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ are widely abused and can be misleading. Marketers know they need to get you early.

Research shows that once an owner commits to a pet food brand, they are likely to stick with it – through thick and thin, or should that be thin and thick? So new owners are particularly vulnerable. They Because you don’t have the first clue about what to feed a puppy when they get one, so they will probably go for a brand they’ve already heard of, or  for one recommended by their breeder and guess who provided that information?)

So you’ve got your favourite pet food brand, and you dutifully add it to your shopping trolley every week, safe in the knowledge that it’s come highly recommended, it’s always gone down well and certainly hasn’t caused any noticeable harm. But then you start to notice that your dog’s putting on weight, and has that unique doggy whiff about her, and you’re so confused you start in on the pet forums, seek help from the vet (who’s on a nice whack from a multinational like Mars) or other dog owners, and we always have an opinion.

All this just melts your brain. But don’t worry, Marketing Man is here to support you. In fact Marketing Man is ubiquitous and he’ll have you up and running on ‘the right thing’ in no time. Silly woman, (yes, it is more often than not women who buy the dog food, so the message is tailored especially for us). There, there, make us a cuppa while I slide a 12kg bag (with 2kg extra free!) of I Can’t Believe It’s Actually Dog Food (with added happiness) into your trolley.

One pet food consultant I spoke with says he feels very sorry for dog owners. Manufacturers know to play to our emotions and so very few foods have nutrition or our dogs at the core of what they do. ‘They don’t get me so easily’ I hear you shouting. Yeah? Then ask yourself these questions; : why do you buy the pet food and treats you do?; Of what benefit do you think they are to your dog?; Do you buy it for their health or for your convenience? Are you swayed by claims on; the packets such ‘hypoallergenic’ or ‘natural or ‘grain free’?’ This doesn’t make you an idiot, it makes you a human being with a conscience and Marketing Man loves you for it.

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Excellent Book
Thursday, 31 August 2017  | 

This is a handy book. I've bought a lot of books since getting my dog and most of them have been a lot of words saying nothing but this one The Dog Diet contains a lot of very useful information and some very nice recipes. (A few more recipes in the section for cooking meals for your dog would have been nice) but it contains ideas for feeding your dog cooked dinners, a raw diet and for those whose dog needs to lose a few pounds.
im very happy that I bought this book from cover to cover it gives very good advice to dog owners

 

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This book great. I would recommend it to everyone
Tuesday, 8 August 2017  | 

This book great. I would recommend it to everyone. The recipes are easy and healthy and the book helps you understand the needs of your dog.

 

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Back to the book for advice- she recommended omega oils
Thursday, 13 July 2017  | 

I have a Westie with itchy skin. Had him on hypoallergenic food and piriton but still itchy. Put him on the dog diet in January and within about 3 weeks the itching had stopped and he didn't need the piriton anymore. He also lost a bit of weight and looks more toned. He loves the food and can't wait for his meal time! A few weeks ago he did start itching again so I presume he must have a pollen allergy as well. Back to the book for advice- she recommended omega oils. I got him the Yumega oil for itchy dogs that she recommended and within a week he was a lot better. Definately recommend this book and once you get in to cooking the food it is simple and quick. I cook it in batches and freeze it in daily portions.

 

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BRILLIANT
Wednesday, 28 June 2017  | 

This book was as new and very informative

 

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Great book
Monday, 19 June 2017  | 

Brilliant book. My dogs now have home cooked food & think they've gone to heaven! No more reluctant eating, no more waste & the difference in the amount coming out the other end is amazing. I have 3 large dogs - a Newfoundland & 2 x GSDs & am used to using a shovel to pick up, now a small bag is adequate. They don't drink so much either, which says a lot about how much salt was in their food. My only concern with the diet is how much of the supplements they need. Because they're 10 times larger than Nikita do they need 10 times the amounts ? Unfortunately the book doesn't really address this. Ultimately though, this book is well worth every penny.

 

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very happy dogs (& owner)
Friday, 16 June 2017  | 

Brilliant book. My dogs now have home cooked food & think they've gone to heaven! No more reluctant eating, no more waste & the difference in the amount coming out the other end is amazing. I have 3 large dogs - a Newfoundland & 2 x GSDs & am used to using a shovel to pick up, now a small bag is adequate. They don't drink so much either, which says a lot about how much salt was in their food. My only concern with the diet is how much of the supplements they need. Because they're 10 times larger than Nikita do they need 10 times the amounts ? Unfortunately the book doesn't really address this. Ultimately though, this book is well worth every penny.

 

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Dog Diet book
Wednesday, 31 May 2017  | 

Such a good book if you want to feed your dog good healthy food

 

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A brilliant book
Thursday, 4 May 2017  | 

A brilliant book. Written in a friendly approachable style which gives straightforward information about how you can easily provide the best diet for your dog. It explains the pitfalls when buying commercial brands especially dried food in easily understandable terms and doesnt blind the reader with science. I had tried a completely raw food diet with a previous dog who rejected it but eventually became ill and died and now have a young dog that I want to make sure I give the right food too. I had used my normal brand of kibble for years dog after dog as it was recommended and is a good product. After losing Maggie I wanted to look at diet again. The ideas in this book; what to buy in ready food, what to buy if preparing cooked food and what to buy if feeding raw, and how to do it, are great and have made my dog's life and mealtimes a real treat. Thank you, for this great easy to read little book.

 

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My dogs now eat healthier than I do!
Tuesday, 25 April 2017  | 

My two Westies are enjoying a wider variety of food thanks to this book. I have learnt so much - especially the importance of diet and how it can affect the many problems that dogs suffer from with their health.

 

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Phenomenal
Tuesday, 25 April 2017  | 

As the title says really. I can't thank Kate and her book enough. We were having issues with our puppy's
digestion and stools so much so we really weren't enjoying the walks, which is what I was looking forward to the most. One quick tip from Kate and her stools improved quite literally overnight. We were speechless. Our pup hasn't looked back since. She's happier, and so are we. Thank you, Kate.

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