Carbohydrates and Fattening/Obesity
Are carbohydrates more fattening for dogs than other nutrients?
Does carbohydrate consumption induce metabolic and hormonal changes in dogs?
"Weight Loss in Obese Dogs: Evaluation of a High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diet." Journal of Nutrition.
"High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Enhance Weight Loss in Dogs." Journal of Nutrition.
"Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets: A Randomized Trial." Annals of Internal Medicine.
"Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN Diets for Change in Weight and Related Risk Factors Among Overweight Premenopausal Women.” JAMA.
"Primacy of Hepatic Inuslin Resistance in the Development of the Metabolic Syndrome Induced by an Isocaloric Moderate-Fat Diet in the Dog.” Diabetes.
Gary Taubes (2007, Random House).
Gary Taubes (2010, Random House).
David Ludwig, MD, PhD (2016, Hachette)
Gary Taubes on the Carbohydrate/Insulin Model of Obesity (2011).
"Sugar: The Bitter Truth." Robert Lustig, MD (2009).
Does High Protein Consumption Damage Kidney Function?
“Mythology of Protein Restriction for Dogs with Reduced Renal Function.” Supplement to Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian.
“Effects of Aging and Dietary Protein Intake on Uniephrectomized Geriatric Dogs.” American Journal of Veterinary Research.
“Influence of Dietary Protein on Renal Function in Dogs.” Journal of Nutrition.
Wolves and Canine Evolution
Wolves and Carbohydrate Consumption
"The Genomic Signature of Dog Domestication Reveals Adaptation to a Starch-Rich Diet." Nature.
"Potential Mechanisms for Cancer Resistance in Elephants and Comparative Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Humans." JAMA.
"Paleolithic Nutrition - A Consideration of Its Nature And Current Implications." New England Journal of Medicine.
"Body Composition of Free-Ranging Wolves." Canadian Journal of Zoology.
L. David Mech & Luigi Boitani (2003, University of Chicago Press).
National Research Council (1968).
Carbohydrate Consumption and Disease
Ketogenic Diets and Canine Cancer
Ketogenic Diets and Canine Epilepsy
"Effects of Diet Restriction on Lifespan and Age-Related Changes in Dogs." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
"Associations of Fats and Carbohydrate Intake With Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in 18 Countries From Five Continents (PURE): A Prospective Cohort Study." Lancet.
“Energy Restricition and the Risk of Spontaneous Mammary Tumors in Mice: A Meta-Analysis.” International Journal of Cancer.
"Five-year longitudinal study on limited food consumption and development of osteoarthritis in coxofemoral joints of dogs." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
“Roles of Caloric Restriction, Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting During Initiation, Progression and Metastasis of Cancer in Animal Models: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” PLoS One.
“Anti-Tumor Effects of Ketogenic Diets in Mice: A Meta-Analysis.” PLoS One.
“Tumor Cell Metabolism: Cancer’s Achilles’ Heel.” Cancer Cell.
“Dietary Carbohydrates Impair Healthspan and Promote Mortality." Cell Metabolism.
“Cancer as a Mitochondrial Metabolic Disease.” Frontiers in Cell and Development Biology.
Thomas N. Seyfried (2012, Wiley).
Tripping Over The Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine's Most Entrenched Paradigms
Travis Christofferson (2017, Chelsea Green Publishing).
Dr. Dominic D'Agostino on Starving Cancer Cells
Dr. Thomas Seyfried on the Metabolic Theory of Cancer.
Dr. Thomas Seyfried on Nutritional Treatments for Canine Cancer.
Dr. Craig Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center CEO, on Links Between Carbohydrates and Cancer
Raw Food Diets
The Benefits For Dogs and Cats of Raw Ingredient Diets
The Costs of Raw Ingredient Diets
“Current Knowledge About the Risks and Benefits of Raw Meat-Based Diets For Dogs and Cats.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
“Raw Food Diets in Companion Animals: A Critical Review.” Canadian Veterinary Journal.
“Apparent Total Tract Energy and Macronutrient Digestibility and Fecal Fermentative End-Product Concentrations of Domestic Cats Fed Extruded, Raw Beef-Based, and Cooked Beef-Based Diets.” Journal of Animal Sciences.
“Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Contaminated Dry Dog and Cat Food, 2006-2008.” Pediatrics.
“Preliminary Assessment of the Risk of Salmonella Infection in Dogs Fed Raw Chicken Diets.” Canadian Veterinary Journal.
“Perceptions, Practices, and Consequences Associated With Foodborne Pathogens and the Feeding of Raw Meat to Dogs.” Canadian Veterinary Journal.
Website FAQ on Raw Diets
Statement on Raw Protein Diets.
Policy on Raw Diets.
Additional Consumer Resources
Evidence-based canine body condition analysis tool.
Facts and figures on canine obesity.
Various consumer resources from the Association of American Feed Control Officials.
Information concerning pet food labeling and animal nutritional needs from the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.
For use with all e-readers except for Kindle. Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma: The Silent Epidemic Killing America's Dogs and the New Science That Could Save Your Best Friend's Life. Daniel Schulof (Present Tense Press, 2016).
For use with Kindle e-readers. Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma: The Silent Epidemic Killing America's Dogs and the New Science That Could Save Your Best Friend's Life. Daniel Schulof (Present Tense Press, 2016).