Beth Taylor and Karen Becker DVM provide a rotation plan and recipes for a meat-based diet that includes appropriate levels of vegetables, fruits, and supplements to complete the diet. Based on the ancestral diets of dogs and cats, this program has been analyzed to ensure nutritional needs are met (both AAFCO and NRC). Included is a recipe for a mineral supplement that covers the shortfalls of a home-prepared diet. Fatty acids have been optimized to improve the fat profiles of grocery store meats. Both large and small batch recipes are included to meet the needs of large and small animals. Recipes may be fed raw or cooked. This program is economical, simple, compact, and easy to use.
Because it meets AAFCO guidelines and may be fed cooked, veterinarians will be happy with this choice for a home made diet. The authors hope that this feature helps to bridge the gap between “only raw” points of view and people who are more conservative or want a cooked diet that still meets Ancestral diet profiles.
"Real Food is the most informative, educational practical and helpful book I have ever read on homemade diets for your kindred spirits."--Allen Schoen DVM, author Kindred Spirits