The Dog: Its Behavior, Nutrition and Health


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Linda Case is a nutrition specialist, and an academic, as well as a trainer and dog behaviourist. This is an excellent reference book, both for animal care students and professionals and for ordinary dog owners. It is solid and well-researched, while being accessible to non-specialists. Owners with more than one dog, or who plan a lifetime of dog ownership, will find this book well worth investing in, both for the material on dog behaviour, and for the information on nutrition. There is also help with understanding canine physiology and preventing and dealing with health problems.

This book is perhaps more suited to people aiming for a career with dogs, because you do need some commitment to get through the more technical sections, though the background understanding of canine physiology which she provides is useful for ordinary pet owners in understanding their dogs' health needs.