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Here are 50 homemade, high-quality, delicious recipes to keep your dog healthy and happy at mealtime!
Dogs aren’t just pets, they’re part of the family—and that means they deserve the very best (and most delicious) nutrition possible. Dinner for Dogs is here to help with 50 simple, nourishing, and well-balanced recipes to keep your pooch looking forward to their next meal.
Developed by pet food expert Henrietta Morrison, these veterinarian-approved recipes cover meals and snacks for every occasion, including:
Balanced Breakfasts: Apple and Blueberry Muffins, Morning Oatmeal
Daily Dinners: Homemade Kibble, Chicken and Rice Balls
Special Meals for Special Days: Celebration Cupcakes, Meat Pies
Tasty Treats: Peanut Butter and Buckwheat Kisses, Cheesy Puffs
Dinner for Dogs also includes calorie breakdowns, tips on maximizing what’s in your pantry, and advice on harmful ingredients to avoid, meaning you’ll be an expert home chef in no time—and the owner of a very happy, very healthy pup!
About the Author
Henrietta Morrison is the founder of Lily’s Kitchen, voted the UK’s #1 pet food company for the last four years by the Good Shopping Guide. Her dog food is sold in hundreds of stores across the UK. Morrison believes that dogs should eat proper food, so she works with cooks, nutritionists, and vets to develop her recipes. Her border terrier, Lily, is her chief taster.
“A great new recipe book…to inspire dog-loving home cooks everywhere.”—TheBark.com
“An informative and easy-to-read recipe book that I will definitely be recommending!”—Kate Perry,New York magazine’s “Best Dog Trainer” and author of Training for Both Ends of the Leash
“For anyone who enjoys cooking and loves dogs, Henrietta Morrison has crafted healthy, nutritious recipes for meals, treats, and special dishes. My dogs gave it four paws up!”—Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, award-winning author of Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
“Great book, great info, great ideas and recipes. Follow Henrietta Morrison’s guidance and recipes and you will get immediate, enthusiastic gratitude and appreciation from this most-valued family member. Try getting that from the cats or other humans in your household!”—Jon and Gila Kurtz, founders of Dog is Good, LLC
“Healthy meals for pampered pooches.”—Daily Mail
“Lily and her backer are on to something—I predict the start of a long running trend. Gourmand dogs, your moment has come.”—Telegraph
“Healthy meals for hounds—and they taste good enough for humans.”—The Sunday Times
Thank you for your support!
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