The Ultimate Diet
(Paperback edition)

by Kymythy R. Schultze, CCN, AHI
Reviewed by Roy Hatton

Are you into natural health? If so, you know that feeding pets is a multi-billion pound business. A significant number of pet owners are now turning to holistic health care to prevent disease and enhance their pet's well-being. The foundation of holistic care is optimal nutrition.

Description: A paperback book penned by Kymythy R. Schultze CCN, AHI who shows you how a species-appropriate diet of raw, natural foods can lead to an enhanced quality of life. You'll learn how to easily prepare a nutritious homemade meal which can help you dog develop a shiny coat, healthy skin and digestion, clean teeth, bright eyes - and also reduce flea problems and bad breath.

Contents include:-

  • Forwards by Louise L. Hay, Bruce W. Cauble & Stephen R. Blake
  • Species-Appropriate Nutrition
  • The Ultimate Diet
  • Making the Meal
  • How Often Should Your Pet Eat?
  • Snacks, Treats & Travel
  • Herbs & Green Foods
  • Making the Switch
  • Pregnancy, Puppies & Kittens
  • Senior Citizens
  • General Guidelines
  • Your Tribe

Best features: I feel that this book is a very good guide for anyone who is thinking about, or is just curious about feeding their pets a more natural diet. It is an extremely informative book which will certainly open your eyes, and make you sit up and think about what you are actually feeding your beloved pets. Especially good for the descriptive use and nutritional values of everyday foods that you wouldn’t normally think about feeding your pets.

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those who are open minded and really want their pets to have the best possible quality of life, (especially if their pet suffers from persistent ailments), this would certainly be a book that I would recommend they read. Once you get over the initial shock of needing to chop up raw turkey necks, chicken backs, and gizzards, it does become very compelling and the minds natural curiosity takes over, and you want to find out more about it. All in all, a very good book, and I was quite surprised at the nutritional benefits of some of the ingredients used, and also their usage for helping, and protecting against some of the common health problems

Worst features: Could possibly put an everyday pet owner off feeding their pet a "natural" diet, as in the earlier part of the book it does conjure up the picture of entrails slopping around in the feed bowl.

Overall rating: 8/10

Price: £6.99; USA $8.95, Aus $14.95.

Value for Money: Very good

Design & Format: The book has good visual appeal and should stand out quite nicely on the shelf.

Extra Features: The author has obviously gone to great lengths with the make up of the dietary menus and it certainly shows. An extremely informative and descriptive breakdown.

The Reviewer
Roy Hatton is an instructor at Portland DTC. He has been doing agility about five years. He and his wife, Helen have two German Shepherds and a red Border Collie.

Roy lives in Dorset and is an auditor. He is part way through constructing a web site for the dog club.

The Author
Kymythy Schultze has been a trailblazer in the field of animal nutrition for over a decade. She is a certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) and Animal Health Instructor (AHI) who lectures on natural nutrition and holistic care for dogs and cats at a California College and world-wide.

She has fed her own dogs a species appropriate diet for many years with proven results. Her breeding program has produced American and International Champions, titled draft, obedience and water rescue dogs.

She is editor of the Holistic Dog & Cat Newsletter and The Reviewer


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