This article is from the Publications about dogs FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore with numerous contributions by others.
Coffman, Howard. _The Dry Dog Food Reference_ PigDog Press.
A must read for anyone that wants the most information on
commercially made dry dog food. No ads, no pricing, simply
serious information for serious owners. This book compares 193
products from more than 50 brands. There are sections
explaining the AFFCO, ingredient lists and nutrient
definitions. Spiral bound.
Collins, Donald Reiszner. _The Collins Guide to Dog Nutrition_, 2nd
Ed., Howell Book House 1987.
Good Dog! Magazine. _The Dog Food Book_
According to Good Dog!: Packed with solid information on
shopping for food, secrets of the business, nutrition basics,
research into ethoxyquin, allergies, bloat and much more.
Second edition contains 100 pages and crammed with good stuff
from 7 years of Good Dog! $14 (CAN$17.95) postpaid, send email
to email@example.com for details.
National Research Council. _Nutrient Requirements of Dogs_. National
Academcy Press, 1985.
This is written by the Subcommittee on Dog Nutrition, Committee
on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture, National Research
Council. It reads pretty well for something put out by a
committee. Lots of references. Lots of tables of nutrient
contents of various foodstuffs. Don't expect any discussions of
what dog food is best! For the most part, consumers are left to
figure this out for themselves.
Shils, ME, Olson JA, and Shike M. _Modern Nutrition in Health and
Disease_. 8th edition: two volumes, Lea & Febiger, 1993.
Highly respected and one of the best text books used in
veterinary grad school.