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For the Love of Dog Biscuits Cookbook Now Available

Nov 02, 2015 08:29PM

Scary“ is the word Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals (FoA), uses to describe some of the commercial “crunchy” dog biscuits made for four-legged family members. A food activist and author of two vegan cookbooks, Feral has written For the Love of Dog Biscuits—a cookbook with recipes for healthy, all natural, nutritional and delicious dog treats.

“Commercial dog treats are full of rendered products from animal tissues and bone, diseased or not, animal byproducts, sugar, artificial color and chemical preservatives like BHA and BHT, which studies have shown promote liver disease and other health problems. Treats that use more natural ingredients to achieve a longer shelf life can carry a hefty price tag,” Feral said. “I decided to publish this cookbook to fill the void in the pet industry for nutritious, affordable treats sure to make tails wag.”

The cookbook provides 12 recipes—one for each month—which feature seasonal ingredients and complement the holidays. There are even gluten-free recipes as well as a recipe for Carrot Parsley biscuits that can help combat doggie breath. The recipes in For the Love of Dog Biscuits that really make Feral’s rescue dogs’ tails wag are the Peanut Butter Biscuits and the Peanut Butter Carob-Chips Biscuits.

Friends of Animal, based in Darien, is an international animal protection organization founded in 1957. The organization advocates for the rights of animals, free-living and domestic, around the world. All proceeds from this book support Friends of Animals’ low-cost spay-neuter program for dogs and cats, plus other life-saving campaigns.

For more information, visit FriendsOfAnimals.org.