The Canine Chef Cookbook

Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
298 Pages
Reviewed on 04/25/2016
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Author Biography

My journey as a dog nutrition blogger began in 2010 when I came to the realization I could feed Kirby better and safer wholesome foods than what was available from the pet industry. Through diligence and extensive research I began preparing the majority of his daily meals using healthy, wholesome ingredients from my local grocery store. Next, I began creating his treats and soon discovered I was in love with the whole process which led to the birth of "The Canine Chef Cookbook".

My passion is discovering new ingredients that are dog friendly and blending just the right amount of each to create something that makes him drool.

I firmly believe “when good food goes in, great benefits shine out”. I don’t claim to be a canine nutrition expert but rather a perpetual student of canine nutrition.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Bananaramas, now there’s a tongue twister. Sound tasty? Well, ask Kirby, or make them for your favorite pooch and ask him or her. It’s a dog treat and it is made with healthy, wholesome and very natural, fresh ingredients: oat flour, brown rice flour, egg, ground flax seed, dry milk, mashed bananas, pure vanilla extract and sea salt (not table salt as it’s not safe for dogs). “Just enough sweetness to satisfy that sweet tooth and a whole lotta goodness!” Nutritional guide included, and the would-be dog treat baker will learn that: “Bananas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium and manganese, and a very good source of vitamin B6.”

Author Debby Martin has fostered 12 dogs over the years. Shocked by the increasing number of additives in commercial dog food and the increasing number of recalls, she started making her own dog food, from treats to well-balanced, nourishing meals, which she provides on a rotational diet.

The Canine Chef Cookbook is a culinary treat for dog owners. Complete with useful information on what a dog needs in his/her diet and what’s safe and not safe, this book is an excellent resource to guide canine chefs-in-the-making. Each recipe is easy to follow and includes important nutritional information as well as safe preparation and storage notes. Need to know what quantities to feed your dog? Debby gives a usable guideline for that as well. A real treasure of dog treats and dog nutrition.