The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, & Longer


by Rodney Habib & Dr. Karen Shaw Becker with Kristin Loberg

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The Forever Dog:  Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, & Longer

by Rodney Habib & Dr. Karen Shaw Becker with Kristin Loberg

ISBN: 9781443461689

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Year:  2021

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  435

From the inside flap:

In this pathbreaking guide, two of the world’s most popular and trusted pet care advocates reveal new science to teach show to delay aging and provide a long, happy, healthy life for our canine companions.

Over the past few decades, many dogs have been getting sicker and dying prematurely, like their human counterparts. 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 face shorter life spans. Because our dogs can’t make health and lifestyle decisions for themselves, it’s up to their guardians to make smart, science-backed choices for lasting vitality.

The Forever Dog gives us the practical, proven tools to protect our loyal four-legged companions. Rodney Habib and veterinarian Karen Shaw Becker globe-trotted (pre-pandemic) to galvanise the best wisdom from top geneticists, microbiologists, and longevity researchers; they also interviewed people whose dogs have lived into their twenties and even their 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‘s prescriptive plan focuses on maximising the latest scientific research surrounding food and nutrition, movement, environmental exposure, and stress reduction to our dog’s benefit. The authors discuss various types of pet food – including what the commercial manufacturers don’t want us to know – and offer easy tips and solutions for making sure our dogs obtain the longevity 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 well-being, 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 – but only if you know what they are. 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.

“If you optimise 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 #1 New Your 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, author of Inside of a Dog and Our Dogs, Ourselves

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

The Forever Dog applies the latest science and principles about health and longevity to help your dog live longer and healthier.” – Dr. Jason Fung, physician and New York Times-bestselling author

“Dogs are dying prematurely of more chronic disease than ever before, warn animal health activist Habib and veterinarian Becker in this must-read guide for canine owners. Habib and Becker go deep and share plenty of scientific date (on dogs’ microbiomes, aging, and epigenomes) along the way. For readers looking to keep tails wagging for as long as possible, this is a no-brainer.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

About the Authors:

Rodney Habib is a multiple award-winning blogger, a public speaker, the founder of Planet Paws, the most popular pet health page on Facebook, and the creator of the documentary The Dog Cancer Series: Rethinking the Canine Epidemic. His educational online video posts have been viewed and shared millions of times the world over, earning him a reputation as one of the most sought-after, engaging authorities on pet health.

Veterinarian Karen Shaw Becker’s deliberate, common sense approach to creating vibrant health for companion animals has been embraced by millions of pet lovers around the world, making her the most followed vet on social media. She has spent her career as a small-animal clinician and writes and lectures extensively. Dr. Becker also serves as a wellness consultant for a variety of health-oriented organizations.


Additional information

Weight .53 kg
Dimensions 22.8 × 15.1 × 2.8 cm

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