This book is a great starter book if you have a dog. It is a nutritional guide as well as a great quick and easy recipe book. Although, it has a large breed dog on the front this info is geared towards small dogs. my sister bought this book because we just added a new addition to our family a Bernese Mountain puppy. Luckily I have a small dog since most of the recipes are measured for small dogs. I will still try these recipes on my puppy as I believe these will aid in his first year of growth. lots of great info.