Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

Ted Kerasote


From the best-selling writer who bargains "the such a lot completely compelling translation of puppy to human i've got ever seen" (Jeffrey Masson), a cheerful chronicle of a puppy that also is a groundbreaking resolution to the query: How do we provide our canines the happiest, healthiest lives?

When Ted Kerasote was once prepared for a brand new puppy after wasting his liked Merle — who died too quickly, as all our canine do — he knew that he would need to offer his dog Pukka the longest existence attainable. yet easy methods to do this? loads has replaced within the manner we feed, vaccinate, educate, and stay with our canines from even a decade ago.

In an experience that echoes The Omnivore's Dilemma with a dogs spin, Kerasote tackles all these matters, wondering our traditional knowledge and rising with very important new info that would shock even the main an expert puppy enthusiasts. Can a purebred be as fit as a mixed-breed? what number vaccines are too many? may still we reconsider spaying and neutering? Is uncooked nutrition fairly more fit than kibble, and may your puppy be chewing extra bones? touring the realm and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare circulation, Kerasote pulls jointly the newest study to assist us reconsider the typical offerings we make for our partners. And as he did in Merle's Door, Kerasote interweaves interesting technological know-how with the fascinating tales of elevating Pukka between his puppy buddies of their small Wyoming village.

Funny, revelatory, and whole of the delights of falling in love with a puppy, Pukka's Promise can assist redefine the possibility of our animal partners.

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