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Pukka's promise : the quest for longer-lived dogs

Kerasote, Ted. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780547236261
  • ISBN: 0547236263
  • Physical Description: print
    452 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-438) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Too soon over -- The clocks of danger -- Loaner dogs -- Houndy labs -- Sifting the genes -- On a farm in Minnesota -- Duration of immunity -- At our start -- Outward bound -- Building the dikes -- In the time of the big light -- Carnivore to monovore -- Should a wolf eat corn? -- Real food, many forms -- Whom shall we eat? -- The worst word in the world -- Dog speed -- The bad good death -- Shelters to sanctuaries -- Chance -- The flip side of spay/neuter -- Not long enough -- Forever young.
Summary, etc.: When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle--who died, as all our dogs do, too soon--he knew that he would want to give his puppy the longest life possible. But how? Combining cutting-edge research with an adventurous narrative, Kerasote offers answers that will surprise you. He provides vital new information on whether a purebred can be as healthy as a mixed-breed, whether you should say no to yearly vaccines and spaying or neutering, and how to pick the best food from the crowded shelves. Traveling the dog world in Europe and North America and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote helps us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions, interweaving fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his many dog friends in their small Wyoming village.--From publisher description.
Subject: Dogs
Dogs Health
Dogs Anecdotes
Human-animal relationships Anecdotes

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