First off, it must be understood that the recipes given here are people dishes meant for the lone dog owner to share with his pet. And most dog maintainers will be appalled, even if the author does point out that these dishes are not meant to replace regular food. Danish pastry? leek soup? bagels and cream cheese? corn bread? Not on your Schnauser's mustache. (But for humans the recipes are simple and not bad.) The author includes nutritive tables for animals and gives some sensible-to-inane advice on mealtimes (she advises hosts to invite guests' dogs so the canines can socialize too -- a tooth and fang invitation to discussions of the territorial imperative!) Use this for easy cooking for two (people) and keep those wee paws off.