Some people might scoff (perhaps loudly) at the idea of cooking for your dog, but let me tell you, once you've done it and watched how much your much your pet enjoys it, you most likely won't look back.
Peter and I no longer have a dog since my beloved Border Collie, Libby, died a couple of years ago at the grand age of 15. Prior to that, my Jack Russell, Schnitzel (Libby's little friend), had died from congestive heart failure, at the age of just four years. It was at that time that I started cooking for my pets and I wish I had had access to Doggylicious, the cookbook that arrived in the post this week.
Doggylicious is written by Philip Chaplin and Alice Needham, both are dog lovers who are clearly passionate about providing healthy (and great-tasting) food for dogs. Chaplin and Needham also run a business known as Diamond Dog Foods and Bakery, which operates from the Melbourne suburb of Brighton, as well as online.
The book is fun, informative and packed with great recipes. There's information on planning a doggy party; and recipes for breakfast, snack time, training treats, dinner, picnic and barbecue food, vegan choices, and party and holiday food. I love it!
More than just recipes, Doggylicious provides information on GREAT food for dogs (including blueberries, quinoa and vanilla essence!). There is also a list of BAD food for dogs... from alcohol (obvious, but some people aren't aware), cat food, mushrooms, salt and yeast, among others.
In closing, the recipes in this book have been created for adult dogs, not puppies, so please bear that in mind.
Doggylicious by Philip Chaplin and Alice Needham $19.95. This cookbook is not only fun and interesting, it's also very good value and provides a feast of seriously good recipes for man's best friend!
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