Pet Food Nation — A Review

Have you ever asked yourself if you should be feeding canned food, dry food or even cooking for your pets? Have you ever wondered what...

Joy  |  Sep 13th 2007


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Have you ever asked yourself if you should be feeding canned food, dry food or even cooking for your pets? Have you ever wondered what all those terms on the pet food bags mean? Have you ever just wanted more information on what your pets should be eating? If you answered, “yes,” then pick up a copy of Pet Food Nation by Joan Weiskopf. It’s a helpful and informative addition to any pet owners library.

Now let’s be honest; I’m probably never going to be one of those virtuous people who actually cook all their pets’ food. Heck, I rarely cook for me (generally due to lack of time and interest). But I still found Pet Food Nation interesting. I may never actually use the tasty recipes (and yes, some of these recipes sound good enough to share with your pets!) but I learned a lot about pet food in general.

Weiskopf has gathered together a wealth of information about the history of pet food and the origins of commercial pet foods. She also has small gulps of pet food information scattered throughout the book. And Pet Food Nation has information for those of us who buy commercial food. Weiskopf advises us on what vitamin and minerals supplements to add to this food to make our furfriends healthier.

Pet Food Nation is a fast read with lots of info. You’ll find yourself coming back again and again to lap up another tidbit of canine culinary or feline food advice.