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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 listed 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 booked listed below. Some as hardcopies but most are on my kindle. If you’re trying to build up your library the kindle versions save you 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.  


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

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


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

TCM – Ingredients

Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (3rd Edition) Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition / this book is for human nutrition but you can learn from it

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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