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Books To Read On Dog Nutrition

Every book offers something different, so I will attempt to group them into categories and list my favorites in each category in order:

If there’s a book you recommend, drop me a note so I can add it to my library.

I own and have read every book listed below. Some as hard copies, but most are on my kindle. If you’re trying to build up your library, the kindle versions save you a small amount of money.

Note: Some links in this article are affiliate links (Amazon Associates or other programs I participate in). At no charge to you, as an affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  

Canine Nutrition

Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 5th Edition

Canine and Feline Nutrition: A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals 3rd Edition

Books Exposing How The Dog Food Industry Works and Why and What You Need To Feed Your Dog

Feeding Dogs – Dr. Conor Brady

Feeding Smart with The Science Dog – Linda Case

Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

Dog Food Logic: Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices

Food Pets Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food (must read)

Not Fit for a Dog!: The Truth About Manufactured Dog and Cat Food

Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat

Pet Food Politics

Why You NEED to Feed Your Dog a Raw Food Diet: A Complete Introduction for Beginners

Nutritional How To – Raw

K9Kitchen: The Truth Behind The Hype

Canine Raw Feeding Explained

Unlocking The Canine Ancestral Diet – Healthier Dog Food The Abc Way

Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Diet

Raw and Thriving: The Ultimate Guide to Getting (and Keeping!) Your Dog Healthy

Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs, Revised Edition: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals

Raw Meaty Bones Promote Health

Canine Nutrigenomics – The New Science Of Feeding Your Dog For Optimum Health

Cooked – How To

Dr Becker’s Real Food For Healthy Dogs & Cats: Simple Homemade Food

Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs

Chow: Simple Ways to Share the Foods You Love with the Dogs You Love

Dinner for Dogs: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Dog

Raw or cooked, home feeding primer (no longer available on Amazon but keep an eye out for it.)

Kibble Topping – And Longevity

The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer

Healing Dogs

Whole-Pet Healing: A Heart-to-Heart Guide to Connecting with and Caring for Your Animal Companion

What Your Vet Never Told You: Secrets to Supporting Peak Health for Your Animal

Natural Remedies For Dogs And Cats

The Canine Thyroid Epidemic Answers You Need For Your Dog

The Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat


Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Susan Wynn DVM and Barbara Fougeres DVM 

Herbs for Pets: The Natural Way to Enhance Your Pet’s Life 

Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine

Healing with the Herbs of Life: Hundreds of Herbal Remedies, Therapies, and Preparations

The Way Of Herbs

TCVM – For Dogs, Cats

Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs

Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs: Maximizing Health with Whole Foods, Not Drugs

Acupuncture Points on the Dog

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine: Fundamental Principles 2nd Edition

Integrative and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Food Therapy Small Animal and Equine

The last two books are very in depth when it comes to TCM and part of the texts from Chi University. It does require one to have a solid foundation on TCM already so it sometimes helps to start to read about TCM for humans and apply the concepts and then learn how it translates to our animals.

TCM – For Humans

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary

Chinese Nutrition Therapy: Dietetics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (3rd Edition) Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

The Tao of Nutrition

Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine

Helping Ourselves: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics

Arisal of the Clear: A Simple Guide to Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History

Chinese Healing Secrets: Time-Tested Ways to Help Your Body Heal Itself

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life

Human Nutrition

Enzyme Nutrition: The Food Enzyme Concept

The Hormone Fix: Burn Fat Naturally, Boost Energy, Sleep Better, and Stop Hot Flashes, the Keto-Green Way

Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring You

Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food

Real Food On Trial: How the diet dictators tried to destroy a top scientist

Gut and Physiology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Allergies, Autoimmune Illness, Arthritis, Gut Problems, Fatigue, Hormonal Problems, Neurological Disease and More

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

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