The Forever Dog Book

THE FOREVER DOG Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer. By Rodney Habib, Karen Shaw Becker SYNOPSIS In thi... Read More


Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer.

By Rodney Habib, Karen Shaw Becker


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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THE INSTANT #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - In this groundbreaking manual, renowned pet care advocates Rodney Habib and Karen Becker, DVM, unveil strategies to slow down the aging process and ensure a fulfilling and healthy lifespan for our canine friends.

Dogs, much like humans, have been facing an increase in illness and early mortality in recent years. Research is showing that the same chronic conditions affecting humans - such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, organ failure, and autoimmune diseases - are also impacting our dogs. This has led to our furry family members suffering from preventable health issues for much of their existence. Since dogs rely on their owners to make health and lifestyle choices for them, it falls upon pet parents to make informed, scientifically supported decisions for their pets.

This essential guide to dog care equips pet owners with the knowledge to make prudent choices, aiming to extend the health and joy of their dogs for as long as possible.