New Book Helps Worried Dog Owners Create Safer, Well-Balanced Canine Diets

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Monica Segal's latest book, "Optimal Nutrition, Raw and Cooked Canine Diets: The Next Level," allows dog owners and breeders to cater to their canine companions' nutritional needs during pet food recalls.

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The recent pet food recall has left many dog owners discouraged and frustrated with the available nutrition options for their dogs. "Optimal Nutrition, Raw and Cooked Canine Diets: The Next Level," a new book about canine nutrition by Monica Segal, AHCW (, will alleviate this stress for concerned dog owners and breeders by providing valuable information and resources about the important steps one must take to maintain a dog's healthy lifestyle.

In addition to specialized diet information, "Optimal Nutrition" includes well-balanced recipes, personally approved by Ana Hill, DVM, PhD, author of the book's foreword.

"During times of crisis like this, it's important to remember that every dog has unique requirements and food tolerances, and certain breeds are predisposed to particular health concerns," Segal said. " 'Optimal Nutrition' focuses on taking a proactive approach to nutrition by emphasizing that each dog has individual needs."

Expanding on information from her first book, "K9 Kitchen: The Truth Behind the Hype," Segal discusses feeding of different types of dogs, including breeding dogs, new puppies, young pups in their permanent homes, working dogs and senior dogs. She also provides explanations and diet samples (raw and cooked) for dogs affected by a variety of diseases and health problems.

"This outstanding new book offers a comprehensive and well-documented review of the optimal guidelines for feeding dogs in health and disease," W. Jean Dodds, DVM, said in a book review. "It provides a balanced, practical viewpoint as well as detailed specific recipes for those wishing to home cook for their dogs or feed raw food diets or use a combination thereof."

"Optimal Nutrition, Raw and Cooked Canine Diets: The Next Level" by Monica Segal, AHCW, Foreword by Ana Hill, DVM, PhD, is available for purchase at The book will also be available by the end of the month at and

About Monica Segal (
Monica Segal is certified in Animal Health Care through the University of Guelph. She hosts an Internet discussion group and authored a book called "K9 Kitchen, Your Dogs' Diet: The Truth Behind The Hype," published in June 2002 as well as several booklets as an ongoing project.

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