Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter -A Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives by Ernest Ward DVM

Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter -A Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives
ISBN 0757313663
  • Author:
    Ernest Ward DVM
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    Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter -A Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives
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    Pets & Animal Care
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    HCI; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
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Is Your Dog Big Boned, Overly Fluffy . . . Or Does He Need a Doggy Diet?

Almost half of the dogs in North America are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for major medical problems and untimely death. Is your dog one of them?Esteemed national television veterinarian and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, Ernie Ward has helped hundreds of dogs reclaim their optimum health with his comprehensive plan, and now he can help your dog, too. In this unprecedented look at how we care for our pets, Dr. Ernie opens our eyes to the shocking truth about why we have unknowingly created a Perfect Storm of Portly Pets. For example, did you know that many pet foods are so spiked with sugar and fat that they actually cause your dog to eat even when she isn't hungry? Or that many pet formulas are so loaded with carbohydrates that they're causing a nation of carboholic canines? And even worse: Most well-intentioned pet owners are overfeeding their dogs by 25 percent every day. The good news is there are simple ways you can turn the tide for good―and for the good of your dog. You'll discover:

Must-know tips for stockinga healthy pet pantry Homemade meals and healthy treats that won't pack on the pounds How to avoid the unscrupulous marketing and packaging of some pet foods, supplements, and weight-loss formulas The best activities and exercises to maximize your pet's fitness without maxing out your time.

With cutting-edge science and ultra-practical tips, Dr. Ernie will help you give your dog the gift of great health that he or she deserves.

I gave up giving my dog "purchased dog food after getting so many bugs in the bags". I used this book to make her food and she has actually been healthier since. Her Vet says she is very healthy for a senior dog. Her coat got blacker and her energy is better.
I have a lovely dog who started rapidly gaining weight after we had her spayed. Although I didn't do everything suggested in the book, it did help me gain knowledge about dogs and weight loss. My dog eventually lost 8 pounds. What I like about this book is that the author makes references (like in an academic paper) to veterinary, medical or scientific studies instead of just making statements without any backup to claims.
Lots of info .. good read
this book is very informative. my vet told me to buy it. I have a small dog rescue and over weight dogs are not healthy dogs. It will cause many other health issuses.
A bit too in depth in places, but overall it was a good, interesting read. It covers the problems with commercial dog food, and has several recipes for homemade, healthy dog food and treats. I found it very interesting.
An insight to the dog food world for those of us concerned as much about our dog's health as we are our own. Even if your dog isn't overweight, you will gain valuable information from this book.
This book has served as a great resource while I try to assist my corgi in losing weight, and has good recipees
Only wish I Dr. Ernie could be my doggie's vet! Love his research, his common sense approach, his philosophy on life and his love for man's best friends. I have found him to be my #1 resource for pet care. A great guide for feeding our pets well so they will live a long, healthy life. From vicky of vickyandjencom