02/21/2013 03:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Dog Food Dude Abides (VIDEO)

2013-02-21-Jackson.jpgWhen Rick Woodford's "best buddy", an 8 year-old dog named Jackson, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given 9 months to live, Woodford was determined to help his friend enjoy the remaining days of his life.

After feeding his dog home cooked meals for about 18 months, Jackson was given a clean bill of health from the oncologist. Convinced that his dog's incredible recovery was due to his change in diet, Woodford set out to create healthy meals and treats that can be easily made at home. The result was a cookbook, Feed Your Best Friend Better. His background as a database analyst helped in his research for a dog's nutritional requirements. Watch the video and learn more:

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