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Canine Nutrition
REVISED

Choosing the Best Food . . . . . . for Your Breed

William D. Cusick

Meeting the Nutritional Needs of YOUR Breed of Dog

Copyright 1997

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically or mechanically, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage or retrievalsystem without prior written permission of the publisher.

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This book is a comprehensive study of specialized nutritional needs that vary from breed to breed. This book will show dog owners why dogs taken out of their natural habitat and fed a diet containing food sources unsuitable for their specific systems will develop nutritional allergies. It gives the dog owner a simple solution tothis common problem, which can be manifested by body rashes, pigmentation changes, or coat loss. This information also explains why the nutrient source for a commercial allbreed dog food satisfactory for one breed may cause nutritional problems for a different breed of dog.

With Special Thanks

TO SANDY
Without you this book would not have been finished

Also To the many dog breeders whospent their time sharing their knowledge and in some cases risking the health of their dogs

Warning - Disclaimer
This book is designed to provide information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher and author are not engaged in rendering veterinary, medical or other professional services. If veterinary or other expert assistance isrequired, the services of a competent professional should be sought. It is not the purpose of this manual to reprint all the information that is otherwise available to the author and/or publisher, but to complement, amplify and supplement other text. You are urged to read all the available material, learn as much as possible about canine nutrition and to tailor the information to your individual needs.Every effort has been made to make this manual as complete and as accurate as possible. However, there may be mistakes both typographical and in content. Therefore, this text should be used only as a general guide and not as the ultimate source of information on canine nutrition. Furthermore, this manual contains information on canine nutrition only up to the printing date. The purpose of thismanual is to educate and entertain. The author and publisher shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained in this book. If you do not wish to be bound by the above, you may return this book to the publisher for a full refund.

CONTENTS
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I. How TheDifferent Breeds Developed Different Nutritional Needs 1 II. Breed Specific U.S. Government Research 5 III. Nutritional Teamwork 9 IV. Protein and Its Amino Acids 15 V. Fat Carbohydrates and Fatty Acids 19 VI. Individual Functions of Vitamins & Minerals 23 VII. Supplementing 25 VIII. Nutrients Beneficial to Humans . . . BUT . . . Harmful to Dogs 29 IX. Trusting Labels 33 X.. Label WordingDefinitions 37 XI. Life Cycle Changes that Change Nutritional Requirements 41 XII.. A Home Health Check for Symptoms of Nutritional Problems 45 XIII. A Product Formulated for The Nutritionally Average Dog 47 XIV. The Home Cooking Alterative 49 Page Page XV. Breed by Breed Affenpinscher 57 Afghan Hound 58 Airedale Terrier 59 Akita 60 Alaskan Malamute 61 American Cocker Spaniel 62 American Eskimo 63American Foxhound 64 American Staffordshire Terrier 65 American Pit Bull Terrier 65 American Water Spaniel 66 Anatolian Shepherd 67 Australian Cattle Dog 68 Australian Terrier 69 Basenji 70 Basset Hound 71 Beagle 72 Bearded Collie 73 Bedlington Terrier 74 Belgian Malinois 75 Belgian Sheepdog 76 Belgian Tervuren 77 Bernese Mountain Dog 78 Bichon Frise 79 Black and Tan Coonhound 80 Bloodhound 81 Border...
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