WINNER 2022 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD (IPA), Distinguished Favorite - Animals -Pets WINNER 2022 INDEPENDENT BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (IBPA), Benjamin Franklin Award - Animal & Pet Silver 2021& 2022 NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL Best Seller Amazon _____________________________________________________________
WHAT THE PET FOOD INDUSTRY IS NOT TELLING YOU, DEVELOPING GOOD PRACTICES FOR A HEALTHIER DOG guides you in making the very best decisions for your dog and helps to stop the unnecessary toxicity and pain of dogs around the world! What the Pet Food Industry is Not Telling You was written out of the mad love Dr. Stephanie Krol has for her dogs, past and present as well as the pain and trauma felt when faced with a serious situation relevant to her current dog’s health as she navigated the traditional medical system trying to make the right choice.
Learn how the traditional system failed her while she “pays it forward” to you and your pets, by sharing what she has learned throughout the process, and how to heal your pet and keep them healthy from day one. Her book also provides the reader with species-appropriate diet options. Dr. Krol’s goal is to share the knowledge gained in the healing of her dog in the hope it will spare the pain of all dogs (and cats) around the world! This book will help you glean information needed to help your dog live the longest, happiest life possible.
Dr. Stephanie Krol’s favorite title isn’t Doctor, past Dean of Schools in Higher Education for For-profit Allied Health Schools, or current co-owner of a Real Estate School. Her favorite title is simple—dog owner. She will be the first to tell you her proudest accomplishment was saving her dog’s life, despite getting contradictory advice from top vets. Her “boy” is now living a vibrant and happy life filled with energy, love, and vitality. She teaches dog owners how to optimize their dog’s health by implementing a unique nutrition plan which is based in science and common sense.
Using wolves as a natural comparison due to their shared DNA with dogs, Krol breaks down the genetics behind her recommendations: namely, dogs have a one chambered stomach, and combining different food types elevates levels of toxicity in their systems. She also delves into the science behind feeding dogs raw meat (their stomach acid is ten times more powerful than humans’, so bacteria does not pose the same risks) and why organic food guarantees the best health outcomes. On the medical side, Krol advises owners to be cautious with repeat vaccinations, arguing that titer testing—antibody tests to determine immunity—should be utilized instead.
Readers will appreciate the depth of insight in this guide, particularly how to differentiate digestive warning signs from common animal reactions to dietary detox. Most useful are the hands-on resources, including recipe samples, structured feeding plans based on animal preferences, and hints on finding (or making) safe treats–in addition to tailored food lists for cat lovers. Krol’s appreciation for pets is evident throughout, and her reminder that “there’s no greater gift you can give your dog or cat than the priceless gift of true health” is spot on.
Takeaway: A call to action about the dangers of commercialized pet food and animal medical treatment.
Great for fans of: The Woof Brothers’s Dog Nutrition & Cookbook, Shawn Buckley and Dr. Oscar Chavez’s Big Kibble.
Design and typography: A
Marketing copy: A-
THE WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS
13th June 2022
TITLE: What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You
AUTHOR: Dr. Stephanie Krol
Star Rating: 5
To Sum Up:
A fascinating read which feels well-researched and honest. I'd recommend it to anybody who has an open mind to pet ownership.’
The Wishing Shelf REVIEW
I think my dad, God rest him, would have loved this author. When we were kids, we had lots of dogs and cats, and dad never took them to the vets, and I remember we fed them scraps from the table: meat, veg, stuff like that. Our pets seemed to live forever; I remember, our old golden retriever lived until she was thirteen.
It seems to me that today, we rush animals to the vets way too often, and, as owners, we've become over-dependent on canned dog food. I suspect my dad if I could ask him, would totally agree. What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You is a compelling and often thought-provoking read, which basically looks at dog food(all pet food in fact) and the best ways to feed a beloved pet.
Written by a specialist, the book is filled with tips on how to keep a pet happy and fit, with an emphasis on ́keeping it natural ́and ́common sense ́. Being a dog owner myself, although I didn't agree with every part of the book, I thought it helpful and very much an eye-opener. So much so, that I intend to get hold of my own copy.
In terms of readership, I suspect this book is not for everybody. Vets, for example, spring to mind. Although I suspect many vets would agree with a lot of the author's thoughts on the subject. My wife happens to be a vet and she often warns pet owners not to feed animals cheap pet food. I suspect most animal lovers would find this of interest and, even if they don't agree with all of it, it might give them food for thought-pardon the pun!
Overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable and well-researched book written in an accessible writing style. If your pet is ever ill and visiting the vet is simply not working out, try What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You. You might just find the answers you're looking for.
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