Paleo Dog book

   Celeste Yarnall was on Star Trek, shown above.  Of course we all know who
the man is, Captain Kirk or William Shatner when he's not on the Starship Enterprise.(I love Star Trek)

What does Captain Kirk or William Shatner have to do with dogs?  A lot.  His is the first review on the new Paleo Dog book (website). The book was written by Jean Hofve, DVM, and Celeste Yarnall, PhD., available this summer.

I was very excited to get the chance to read Paleo Dog as our family tries to follow a Paleo diet and lifestyle.  Humans and dogs alike have gone astray as far as nutrition and lifestyle; this book helps to bring things back to where they should be.   My son, who is one of the biggest Paleo advocates that I know; was thrilled to see the book when it arrived.  So I rolled up my sleeves and dug into the book to see what it was all about.  One of the first things that I realized was that it was far more than just a "what to feed your dog" book.  Paleo Dog encompasses the whole paleo dog's lifestyle.  The day to day stuff that fills our dog's days, health, nutrition and healing.

If you are scratching your head, wondering "what the heck is paleo?"  Then check out the two links below to get a good explanation.  

Paleo Diet - The Paleo Diet website

Paleolithic Lifestyle - Wikipedia

Paleo Dog is a big read; giving you lots to think about.  I found myself marking spots throughout the book that I wanted to come back to for a re-read.  The book gives a brief explanation of all things that encompass the paleo lifestyle; which may lead to further research if you want to continue learning, which I love.  

You will find information pertaining to homeopathic remedies, flower essence, aromatherapy, negative ions, reiki, kinesiology and far more in Paleo Dog.  It also explains how to transition to a paleo diet, what to feed as well as recipes.   In addition to the details of a paleo lifestyle and diet, the book contains a wonderful list of supplements, food borne illness and an extensive glossary.  A definite "go to" book for referencing as well as educational.  

Paleo Dog Cover az

Statement from Celeste Yarnall, PhD., about the making of the book.  - “Paleo Dog is the latest collaboration between Dr. Jean and myself. Here we share each of our 20+ years of experience in the world of holistic health care for dogs. Our first book together, The Complete Guide to Holistic CAT Care left us both feeling that we wanted to share the same kind of information for our canine friends. The goal being to bring to our readers a complete lifestyle that would offer the rules and tools to be the best possible caregiver of our best friends. The intent is to not bring to the market yet another paleo cook book but rather a guide book that shares the science behind the way dogs evolved and why their inner wolf must not only be nourished but nurtured according to their dogs unique biology, rather than applying our own human principles. The reader can turn the word love into an action verb as the guardian of their own Paleo Dog”

The book is all about getting rid of the negative in our life and diet.  It is very informative and thought provoking, very much for the inquiring mind.  I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to do better for their furkids.