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ue to a recall of dog foods in March and April 2007, dog owners more than ever need information on canine nutritional requirements as well as on homemade dog foods and diets. The recall, due to the discovery of melamine in wheat, rice and corn supplements from China, affected about 1 percent of dog foods in the U.S. -- mainly "wet" food sold in cans and pouches.

Still, there is need for dog nutrition information and even for dog food recipes. We urge you to learn from the resources below, but also to talk with your veterinarian about any changes to your dog's diet.

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star-red.gif (881 bytes) ALERT: Recall of dog food & treats widens. See the in-depth article written and updated by WorkingDogWeb editors. Updated with the latest news as of May 5, 2007, it traces the health threat and includes some veterinary advice and resources on homemade dog diets.

Understanding Canine Nutrition Part I: learn the seven building blocks of canine nutrition [water, protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals]

Understanding Canine Nutrition Part II: learn how to understand the ingredients in dog food as shown on the label

Dog Nutrition Fundamentals:  protein, carbs, fats, fiber & vitamins -- this article discusses all the important elements of a balanced diet for dogs

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Barker's Grub:
Easy, Wholesome
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Nutrition as the Foundation of Good Health: a veterinarian's four-point program, including natural food, digestive enzymes and beneficial bacteria, essential fatty acids and antioxidants

Building a Balanced Diet and Dog Nutrition and Diet & More
and Building Blocks of Canine Fitness - from Dog Owner's Guide

Doggie Dinner Basics: a chart of nutrients with a look at the balance of carbohydrates and protein, and the matter of trace minerals

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The Good Food Cookbook for Dogs:
50 Home-Cooked Recipes


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Homemade Treats for Happy, Healthy Dogs


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Home-made Dog Food: article on feeding dogs, recognizing that they are considered omnivores, with one recipe

Doggie Dinner Recipe using chicken or turkey as the protein source and long grained brown rice for carbohydrate, and more ingredients

Dozens of Doggie Treats: from wheat-free salmon treats to veggie bones to chicken liver cookies

Dog Food & Treat Recipes: from oatmeal dog biscuits to magic meatballs

Dog Treat Recipes: from peanut butter bones to Harry's party pupcakes and other tempting dog treats

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The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook: Homemade Goodies for
Man's Best Friend

Dog Food Pantry: lots of recipes - from Chow Chow Chicken to Liver Treats to Shush Puppies - from the doggie site known as

Natural Dog Food: an alternative approach

Homemade Dog Food: study dog nutrition before trying to make your own dog food, the AVMA warns dog owners

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Natural Food
Recipies for
Healthy Dogs

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Canine Nutrition:
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Breeder and Trainer
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Real Food for Dogs: 50 Vet-
Approved Recipes to Please
the Canine Gastronome


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Raw Meaty Bones
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Better Food for Dogs: A Complete Cookbook and Nutrition Guide


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Basic Nutrition Information

Dog Food Analysis: Part One - Label Info -- FIVEstar-red.gif (881 bytes)SITE by Earl Wolfe, plus his Part Two - Ingredients Explained showing contents
of dozens of dog food brands, and the site's
Home Page

Myths & Answers about dog feeding and nutrition, including discussion of table scraps, cottage cheese and yogurt, raw food diets, and much more from the Dog Food Project

Dog Food Costs - Premium & Economy Food Compared 

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine - agency regulates manufacture,
distribution of food additives, drugs given to animals

FDA CVM Specific Subjects Index

Weight Loss Diet for Dogs - using vegetables

What's Really in Pet Food - an extensive report from the Animal 
Protection Institute

Nutrition for Canine Athletes

Feeding Canine Athletes - tips from Philip W. Toll, DVM, M.S. and Arleigh J. Reynolds, DVM, Ph.D.

Feeding the Canine Athlete - focusing on long-distance sled dogs who consume 12,000 calories per day while working 

Feeding and Watering Working Sled Dogs - from Mush with P.R.I.D.E.

Electrolyte Solutions For Dogs - by Kurt Matushek, DVM, MS

Fish as Food for Working Sled Dogs

Working Dog Nutrition Articles - from Archive

No-No Foods for Dogs

Bad Foods for Dogs List: detailed list and description of the problem

What NOT to Feed Your Dog: chocolate, onions, raw eggs, more

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Natural Nutrition for Dogs
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The Encyclopedia of Canine Veterinary Medical Information - many entries from Addison's Disease through White Dog Shaker Syndrome

Pet Education on Dogs - covering behavior, diseases, first aid, parasites, feeding and nutrition, with articles by veterinarians

Pet Health Library: articles from acupuncture through worms and dogs

VetInfo's A to Z Index - with answers to questions on many aspects of dog health and treatment

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The American Animal
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A-Z of Dog
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Caring for Your Dog:
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Holistic Guide for a
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Dog Owner's Home
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Holistic Guide
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Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health
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First Aid for Dogs:
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