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, so many beloved companions are vexed with preventable health problems throughout much of their lives and suffer shorter life spans. Because 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 provides you with the practical, proven tools to protect your loyal four-legged companion. Rodney Habib and Karen Becker, DVM, globetrotted 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.
Focusing on diet and nutrition, movement, environmental exposures and stress reduction, The Forever Dog plan 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 you to know – and offer recipes, easy solutions and tips for making sure your dog obtains the nutrients he needs.
This definitive dog-care guide empowers you with the knowledge you need to make wise choices and to keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come.