The Honest Kitchen Dog Obsessed, A Guide to a Happier, Healthier Life for the Pup You Love

By Lucy Postins   |   Published On: Oct 11, 2016
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In Dog Obsessed, Lucy Postins shares her secrets to help you care for your dog like–or better than–family. Featuring over 50 easy-to-prepare recipes for treats, celebratory party fare, and meals that you can actually share with your dog (complete with wine pairings), this book also offers vet-approved health tips designed to troubleshoot common issues like food sensitivities and chronic illnesses, tips for camping and picnicking with your pup, as well as a two-week health and fitness plan.

Packed with humorous, helpful advice that goes beyond the average dog-care book, including dos and don’ts in the dog park, how to ensure your pup’s holidays are safe and truly special, advice on how to manage your dog’s unique personality quirks, and a section on make-at-home dog games, Dog Obsessed is the only resource passionate dog owners will ever need.

About the Author

Lucy Postins is the Founder and Chief Integrity Officer of The Honest Kitchen, the first all-natural, human-grade pet food company. When Lucy's beloved dog, Mosi, began suffering with chronic health problems that conventional medicine couldn't cure in 2002, she took to the kitchen and made dog food from real ingredients. Soon, Mosi's problems vanished, and that experience led her to create The Honest Kitchen to share her expertise with other passionate pet parents and their beloved pets.

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    7.5 x 1 x 9.12 inches
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    Care & Health

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  • Author

    Lucy Postins

  • Publication Date

    Oct 11, 2016

  • Publisher

    Rodale Inc

Table of Contents

Foreword Jane Lynch viii

Introduction: Why Being Obsessed with Your Dog Is Completely Okay x

Chapter 1 The Guiding Principles of the Dog Obsessed: The Common Traits of those Who Are Flat Out Nutty about Pups 1

Chapter 2 Picking a Pup: Understanding You New Dog's One-of-a Kind Personality 13

Chapter 3 It's a Dog's World: The Happy Home Life of the Dog Obsessed 33

Chapter 4 Food, Glorious Dog Food: Understanding Your Pet's Nutritional Needs 53

Chapter 5 Mealtime Misgivings: Grappling with Picky Eating, Fat Dogs, and Food Sensitivities 75

Chapter 6 Dog Health: From the Ears to the Undercarriage (and Everything in Between) 95

Chapter 7 The Doctor is in: Finding and Keeping the Best Veterinarian for Your Dog 127

Chapter 8 The Emotional Lives of Dogs: Anxiety, Jealousy, and Other Issues 139

Chapter 9 Holidays, Plane Trips, and More: The Jet-Setting Life of the Dog Obsessed 157

Chapter 10 Run, Play, and Fetch: Easy, Essential Exercises for a Happy, Healthy Pup 179

Chapter 11 Fun, Games, Picnics, and Parties: Perfect Birthdays, Excursions, and make-at-Home Toys 195

Meals For You and Your Dog-With Wine! 211

Recommended Reading 228

Acknowledgments 229

Index 231

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