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Ruined By Excess Perfected By Lack


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A rare book on animal nutrition written by an actual animal nutritionist - Richard S Patton PhD

Most pet nutrition books are written by veterinarians, teams of people or amateurs. This is a unique book written by a renowned animal nutritionist with more than 40 years of experience across many species and many continents. Dr Patton writes in a humorous style while providing the detailed science behind the daily task of feeding your dog (or cat or horse). He explains what makes various dietary components good or bad; the strengths and weaknesses of different foods; primordial vs modern diets and how animals adapt to availability or lack of nutrients; how pets can be obese and yet malnourished; and what your dog needs to thrive. 

After reading this book you’ll be qualified to discuss pet nutrition with any professional in the world! 

Here's What People Are Saying About This Book ....

 “His writing is accessible, logical, and respectful of the evolution of each species, a mix of wit, science and storytelling.  Depth of knowledge…decades of experience…masterful ability to outline nerdy science…will serve anyone wanting to discover more about the world of animal nutrition.” 

Dr. Dee Blanco, Holistic Veterinary Education and Care, Santa Fe, NM


“I was killing my friend with kindness, but Dr. Patton explained the problem before it became irreversible.  If you love your dog, read this book.”  

Scout Gay, pet owner, Santa Fe, NM


“…a must read for discerning pet parents, pet specialty retailers and advocates committed to pet health and nutrition…a great resource for proactively impacting the health and happiness of pets.” 

Lanny Viegut, Owner/ CEO, Vital Essentials, Green Bay, WI.


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