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March 25, 1944

Nutrition of the Dog

JAMA. 1944;124(13):953. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850130139031

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This small volume, by a professor of nutrition who is also a dog lover, does just what it set out to do. It is addressed to the intelligent layman wishing authoritative information about his pet's nutrition, and technical language is correspondingly minimized and explained. It is addressed to scientists not specializing in this field who have occasion to work with dogs, and key references to the newest as well as the older classic papers are included with each chapter. Perhaps, most of all, it is addressed to those concerned with dogs in their business— breeders, handlers and food manufacturers, and for them it provides an excellent guide on nutritional matters. Throughout the text, and explicitly in the first chapter, the author marshals evidence against the antivivisectionists and points out how experiments on dogs have benefited both dog and man. After a general introduction a chapter each is devoted to the

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