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The Farmer's Dog Handbook

Recipes, Tips & Advice for Giving Your Dog the Best Life


From the fresh-food company that’s shaking up the pet industry, a modern guide to your dog’s nutrition, health, and well-being that empowers new and seasoned dog owners alike to live better with their pet—including a collection of fresh, simple recipes to make at home

Dogs are easy to love. But figuring out the best way to care for them can be hard.

The founders of The Farmer’s Dog built a fresh pet-food company that’s helped thousands of people give their dogs healthier lives. Now, in The Farmer’s Dog Handbook, they’ve assembled their comprehensive knowledge about dog care and the transformative power of nutrition, along with the wisdom of the vets, nutritionists, and trainers they’ve worked with, into an easy-to-use resource on living well with your dog.

Organized around three key topics—nutrition, dog health and behavior, and relationships—the Handbook brings you clear, accessible information you can trust.

At the core of the book: the importance of nutrition. While food is often an afterthought, it’s vital to the quality of all other facets of your dog’s life. The Handbook digs into the deceptively difficult question—What should dogs actually be eating?—and presents clear guidance and all-natural recipes from board-certified vets and nutritionists.

You will also learn:
-Why the most popular dog food isn’t really food at all
-How to cook and care for your dog using everyday ingredients
-What to do, and buy, and consider before you bring your first dog home
-How to spot warning signs of common ailments such as arthritis and allergies
-How to decode common dog behaviors and implement effective training strategies

Whether you’re bringing home your first pup, or you’re an experienced dog owner; whether you’ve been home-cooking since day one or have been feeding kibble or canned food, there’s something in the Handbook for you. Simplify the complicated world of dog care and make your dog’s life, and your relationship with your dog healthier, happier, and longer.

Photograph courtesy of The Farmer's Dog

Brett Podolsky and Jonathan Regev are cofounders of The Farmer’s Dog, a company rethinking how we feed and care for our pets. Their first product is a service that delivers fresh, healthy pet food through personalized plans—replacing millions of highly processed meals each month. Both Podolsky and Regev were named to Forbes’s 30 under 30 list, and have been featured on the Today show, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and more.

  • Publisher: Tiller Press (October 1, 2022)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982136512