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The Forever dog : Surprising new science to help your canine companion live younger, healthier, and longer / Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Shaw Becker ; with Kristin Loberg.

Habib, Rodney, (author.). Becker, Karen Shaw, (author.). Loberg, Kristin, (contributor.).

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  • 3 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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2 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 636.7 HABIB 2021 (Text) 0001002382750 Nonfiction New Checked out 11/08/2021

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Humanity's best friend -- I. THE MODERN, UNWELL DOG: A SHORT STORY. Sick as a dog: why we and our companions are losing our longevity ; Out co-evolution with dogs: from wild wolves to willful pets ; The science of aging: surprising truths about dogs and their risk factors for disease -- II. SECRETS FROM THE WORLD'S OLDEST DOGS: THE LONG TALE. De-aging through diet: how food is information for health and longevity genes ; The triple threat: how stress, isolation, and lack of physical activity affect us all ; Environmental impact: the difference between a muddy dog and a dirty dog -- III. POOCH PARENTING TO BUILD A FOREVER DOG. Dietary habits for a long and healthy life: building a better bowl ; Supplemental habits for a long and healthy life: the essentials to navigate safe and effective supplements ; Personalized meals as medicine: pet food homework and fresher percentages for a durable dog ; Putting the OGS into DOGS: fitness guidelines and controlling for genetic and environmental impacts.
Summary, etc.:
"A ground-breaking book to help dogs live healthier and longer lives. When Rodney Habib's dog, Sam, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, it sent him on a mission to save her life. At the age of five, Sam was given only six months to live. Her plight inspired Rodney to travel the world, looking for innovative ways to arrest the progression of the disease. In his quest to save Sam, he met world-renowned veterinarian Karen Becker, a proactive pet health advocate with more than 20 years of experience. The two quickly realized they had the same goal: to improve the quality of life for dogs and pet parents everywhere. For the last three years, they've interviewed top geneticists, microbiologists, and researchers, collecting data related to their mission. What they discovered has the potential to change the pet world forever, just as it has changed the fate of Rodney's beloved Sam, who is now 11, and still very much a part of his life. They interviewed top geneticists, microbiologists, and people who have owned the oldest dogs in the world to find out what they did--or didn't do--to enable their dogs to live into their 20s and, in some cases, even into their 30s. What they discovered has the potential to change the pet world forever. Backed by cutting-edge research, The Forever Dog explores the key factors that can help improve your dog's health lengthen your dog's lifespan including the truth about the food that you're probably feeding your pet and then explain what the commercial manufacturers don't want you to know: that is, what that food is actually doing to your pet's health. We'll offer practical solutions and tips on how to better provide your dog the nutrients he needs--safely. In Lifestyle, we'll explore how external factors such as exercise, environmental toxins, the stress in your own life and the choices your veterinarian leads you to make can greatly affect your pet's overall health and wellbeing so you can raise a Forever Dog."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dogs.
Dogs > Health.
Dogs > Aging.
Dogs > Diseases.

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