Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 77

Review: Performance Dog Nutrition A Book by Dr. Jocelynn Jacobs By Brenna
Fender When I started reading Performance Dog mathematical equations,
graphs, and charts Nutrition, I hoped that it would tell me involved. The
information is valuable, which dog food to buy. I've spent a lot however,
and much can be learned even of time investigating brands, and the for
those who prefer not to take the time information is pretty mind-boggling.
to understand the finer points. Sadly, Dr. Jacobs does not give brand-
Proteins, fats, and carbohydrates are n a m e recommendations or one-size-
next, and each has its own chapter. Par- fits-all answers. After reading
the book I ticularly interesting is the section that understand why; it's
impossible to make addresses how human athletes' needs a blanket statement
about the perfect vary from those of our canine partners. dog food. But Dr.
Jacobs provides all the Often we feed our dogs based on what information
you need to evaluate any diet we think we would need under the you might
wish to feed if you're willing same circumstances, and Dr. Jacobs shows
Have you ever wondered to do the math. the problems with that reasoning.
how a couple of scoops of dog food provides all Dr. Jacobs starts with the
basics. In concise, Since many of us supplement our dogs' the energy and
nutrients your dog needs for a easy-to-understand language, the first
diets with vitamins and minerals, the full day of work? Dr. Jocelynn
Jacobs provides us chapter explains how food is digested. Even chapter
devoted to them is very instructive. with the answers to that question and
more. if you dislike science, you're likely to find Not only does Dr.
Jacobs discuss the role this chapter informative. each vitamin or mineral
plays in the canine and potential solutions for these problems The next
chapter addresses commercial and body, but she also lists the effects of
both are also discussed. homemade diets and looks at the pros and
deficiencies and excesses. Competitors who feed completely raw or cons of
each. Dr. Jacobs outlines how kibble, The chapter devoted to water
particularly homemade diets may find portions of this canned food, and
semi-moist foods are interested me. I knew of hydration's book slightly
less helpful than those who made. She details the differences between
importance, but I was unaware of how use commercial foods. Much of the
book is premium, private-label, and generic mild dehydration could affect
dogs at an dedicated to discovering the precise dietary dog foods, and
explains concerns about agility trial. Since my competition dog needs of
dogs and finding foods that have preservatives. She also discusses
homemade has been referred to as a camel because the correct nutritional
profile to meet those or natural diets and divides them into of an
infrequent need to drink, I now see needs. Unless owners have a laboratory
three types: completely homemade raw that some of our problems in the ring
analysis of the nutritional content of the food, commercially available
raw food, and might be related to lack of adequate water diet they have
created, it is impossible to combination diets. intake. This chapter
contains important know if it fulfills canine dietary needs. The chapter
focused on dog food labels information about how water is stored in As an
important resource for all owners provides enlightening and sometimes the
body and how owners may mistakenly of performance dogs, agility
competitors surprising information about label believe that a dog has been
rehydrated when should read this book, even if they have no requirements,
including tricks that less- he has not actually consumed enough water.
plans to change their dog's current food. than-reputable manufacturers use
to make Tips on getting dogs to drink more water Dr. Jacobs has done
extensive research on their foods look more nutritious than are included.
nutrition as a veterinarian in both private they really are. Dr. Jacobs
goes into detail Recognizing Problems and Finding practice and with a pet
food company. She explaining ingredients, the guaranteed Solutions is a
valuable chapter that has a background in breeding, showing, analysis, and
how dog foods are tested. contains several pages about diarrhea, and
sled-dog racing and provides a solid The next two chapters, Nutrient
Evaluation: explaining possible causes and solutions. education in canine
nutrition for any reader. D How Good Is the Food You Are Feeding, Dr.
Jacob also lists and discusses possible and Converting Energy to Motion,
nutritional causes of poor performance. Performance Dog Nutrition is
available for $24.95 are a little more complicated. There are Causes for
weight loss and poor appetite, at www.cleanrun.com. Brenna Fender is a
freelance writer and teacher with a masters degree in education. She is
owned by a Vizsla, a Doberman Pinscher, and a Whippet. Her dogs are
collectively titled in agility, obedience, conformation, hunting, rally,
lure coursing, and Canine Good Citizen. She currently teaches agility
classes at the Dog Training Club of Tampa and Bonjon Shepherd Ranch.
Brenna can be reached at AgileWhippet@aol.com. | September 06 Clean Run 77
        
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clean Run Magazine - September 2006

Contents
Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Tip of the Month
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Dear Sallie Sports Vet
Backyard Dogs
Developing Jumping Skills, Part 9
Beyond the Backyard
On Course with Mike Murphy
Solving the Rear Cross Mystery, Part 3
Gearing Up for a National Event
Running with the Big Dogs
Alphabet Drills
Trainer's Forum
Get Closer to Me, Part 1
Staying the Course
Distance Challenge
Consistency with the Little Things, Part 3
Shape Up Your Training Program
Review: Performance Dog Nutrition
Nested Courses for a Busy World
Course Diagram Keys
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 1
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Contents
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 4
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Tip of the Month
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Agility...
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 8
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Dear Sallie Sports Vet
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 10
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 11
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Backyard Dogs
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 13
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Developing Jumping Skills, Part 9
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Beyond the Backyard
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - On Course with Mike Murphy
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 30
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Solving the Rear Cross Mystery, Part 3
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Gearing Up for a National Event
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Running with the Big Dogs
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Alphabet Drills
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Trainer's Forum
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 54
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Get Closer to Me, Part 1
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 57
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Staying the Course
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Distance Challenge
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Consistency with the Little Things, Part 3
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 71
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Shape Up Your Training Program
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Review: Performance Dog Nutrition
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Nested Courses for a Busy World
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Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - 81
Clean Run Magazine - September 2006 - Course Diagram Keys
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