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The Forever Dog - by Rodney Habib & Karen Shaw Becker

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In this pathbreaking guide, two of the world's most popular and trusted pet care advocates reveal new science to teach us how to delay aging and provide a long, happy, healthy life for our canine companions.

Like their human counterparts, dogs have been getting sicker and dying prematurely over the past few decades. Why? Scientists are beginning to understand that the chronic diseases afflicting humans--cancer, obesity, diabetes, organ degeneration, and autoimmune disorders--also beset canines. As a result, our beloved companions are vexed with preventable health problems throughout much of their lives and suffer shorter life spans. Because our pets can't make health and lifestyle decisions for themselves, it's up to pet parents to make smart, science-backed choices for lasting vitality and health.

The Forever Dog gives us the practical, proven tools to protect our loyal four-legged companions. Rodney Habib and Karen Becker, DVM, globetrotted (pre-pandemic) to galvanize the best wisdom from top geneticists, microbiologists, and longevity researchers; they also interviewed people whose dogs have lived into their 20s and even 30s. The result is this unprecedented and comprehensive guide, filled with surprising information, invaluable advice, and inspiring stories about dogs and the people who love them.

The Forever Dog prescriptive plan focuses on diet and nutrition, movement, environmental exposures, and stress reduction, and can be tailored to the genetic predisposition of particular breeds or mixes. The authors discuss various types of food--including what the commercial manufacturers don't want us to know--and offer recipes, easy solutions, and tips for making sure our dogs obtain the nutrients they need. Habib and Dr. Becker also explore how external factors we often don't think about can greatly affect a dog's overall health and wellbeing, from everyday insults to the body and its physiology, to the role our own lifestyles and our vets' choices play. Indeed, the health equation works both ways and can travel "up the leash."

Medical breakthroughs have expanded our choices for canine health--if you know what they are. This definitive dog-care guide empowers us with the knowledge we need to make wise choices, and to keep our dogs healthy and happy for years to come.

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"[A] must-read keep tails wagging for as long as possible."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 464
Genre: Pets
Sub-Genre: Dogs
Publisher: Harper Wave
Format: Hardcover
Author: Rodney Habib & Karen Shaw Becker
Book theme: General
Language: English
Street Date: October 12, 2021
TCIN: 82728925
UPC: 9780063002609
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-6839
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
100% would recommend
3 recommendations

well worth the time an money !! you wont regret buying this book !!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Scarletttt - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I absolutely love the book it gives facts based from science and years for research it's very easy to read and you don't have to read it from start to finish you can easy got to end of each chapter and they give a summary/ takeaways from each character and it's full of accurate information that will shock you and help your fur baby live the longest happiest healthy life possible I look forward to seeing more books like "The Forever Cat" and "The Forever Dog recipe Book" from these wonderful intelligent authors!!! please publish these other books soon !!!
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Worth the wait!!

5 out of 5 stars
Dog Mom x 2 - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Dr Karen and Rodney hit it out of the park with this one! Highly recommend if you have a fur baby!
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Pommy - 3 years ago
Love this book! Buying more for gifts!
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Best book on how to keep our dogs alive longer!

5 out of 5 stars
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Jen - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I can’t put the book down it’s so full of great information on how to help my dogs live the best life they can and keep them alive longer. I just received the book on Saturday and have already read half of it.
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