The Forever Dog
The Forever Dog
By: Rodney Habib, Karen Shaw Becker
In this path-breaking guide, two of the world's most popular and trusted pet-care advocates reveal 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 struggle with preventable health problems throughout much of their lives. Because dogs can't make health and lifestyle decisions for themselves, it's up to pet parents to make smart, science-backed choices on their behalf.
Rodney Habib and Karen Becker, DVM, travelled the world collecting wisdom from top geneticists, microbiologists and longevity researchers. They also interviewed people whose dogs have lived into their twenties and even thirties. 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 can be tailored to the genetic predisposition of particular breeds or mixes. The authors discuss various types of food—including details commercial manufacturers don't want us to know—and offer recipes, tips and easy solutions for ensuring our dogs obtain the nutrients they need. They also explore how external factors that we often overlook can greatly affect a dog's overall health and well-being—including the role our own lifestyles and our vets' choices play. Indeed, the health equation works both ways and can travel “up the leash."
This definitive dog-care guide empowers us with the knowledge we need to make wise choices and keep our dogs healthy and happy for years to come.
“[A] must-read guide…to keep tails wagging for as long as possible.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“If you optimize your own diet and exercise for wellness and longevity, shouldn’t you provide your dog with the same thoughtful care? The Forever Dog has solid scientific guidance from trusted experts to help your dog live a long and healthy life, disease free.” — —DR. MARK HYMAN, multiple number one New York Times bestselling author and Pritzker Foundation chair in Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
“Everyone who lives with dogs needs to read this book. We all want our dogs to live longer lives, but the ingredients to healthy longevity aren’t in a pet food bag: The Forever Dog aims to make the tools just as accessible as reaching for that bag. This book is a thoughtful, deeply researched tribute to the authors’ love for not just their dogs but all dogs.”
— —ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ, New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond
“The Forever Dog is the ultimate guide to becoming your dog’s best health advocate. Its practical tips will help your dog live longer, healthier, and happier.”
— —SERGEY YOUNG, longevity investor and author of The Science and Technology of Growing Young, founder of the Longevity Vision Fund, and development sponsor for the Age Reversal XPRIZE
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing