Feeding Miss Lilly

on feeding dogs a great, nature-inspired diet

revised edition

Dr Christine King

(scheduled for release early June, 2022)

Publisher: Anima Books, 2022

Printing & Distribution: Lulu Press

ISBN: 978-1-716-96570-8

Paperback, 7.5 x 9.7 in. (190 x 250 mm), 150 pages

RRP (USD): $ (TBA)

RRP (AUD): $ (TBA)

Back cover:

The Splendid Miss Tiger Lilly — ‘Miss Lilly’ to her friends — was my own beloved mutt. This book is about how I fed her and the reasons behind my decisions. Miss Lilly died naturally in the spring of 2017, somewhere between 16 and 17 years of age.

I first published Feeding Miss Lilly in 2014, when she was in her early ‘teens. I knew I’d later want to write an updated version which included the final years of her life, but it’s taken me awhile to fully absorb the lessons I’ve learned from her, and from my mum, about the fine art of living and dying.

I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I’ve enjoyed living it and writing about it. Five years on, I still miss that stripey dog, but it’s an absolute joy to write about her and our life together!

About the author

Christine King is a holistic equine veterinarian who currently lives in southern Victoria (Australia). Her interests include the medical sciences (veterinary and human), complementary and alternative medicine, music, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, communication, spirituality, and the bonds we share with our animals. Feeding Miss Lilly, revised edition is her eighth book.

Excerpt from the Introduction:

Loads of books and articles have been written about feeding dogs, and yet myths and misconceptions about how to feed dogs abound. Perhaps the most pernicious is that it's beyond the ability of the average person to do it well. I hear this concern often from dog owners who'd like to be making their dog's food but are too afraid to even try, for fear of getting it wrong.


Let me relieve you of that notion right now. Feeding dogs well is not rocket science. If it were, then dogs would have died out long ago. You don't need a degree in nutrition to feed yourself and your family well. The same is true about feeding your dog. You simply need to understand a few essential principles, and go from there. Given how much information is available already, I thought what might be most useful is for me to tell you how I fed my own dog, Miss Lilly.


Foreword, read by the author