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Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs (Hardcover)

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From the best-selling author who offers “the most utterly compelling translation of dog to human I have ever seen” (Jeffrey Masson), a joyful chronicle of a dog that is also a groundbreaking answer to the question: How can we give our dogs the happiest, healthiest lives?

When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle — who died too soon, as all our dogs do — he knew that he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago.

In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles all those subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a purebred be as healthy as a mixed-breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions. And as he did inMerle's Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village.

Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.

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ISBN 9780547236261
Genre PETS / Dogs / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 452
Publisher Date 2013-02-05 00:00:00.0
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 1.64 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Kerasote, Ted
Country of Origin United States

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