The Forever Dog

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What to expect

Two of the world’s most popular and trusted pet care advocates reveal new science to teach us how to delay ageing and provide a long, happy, healthy life for our canine companions. The definitive, cutting-edge guide for every dog parent.

The #1 New York Times Bestseller and Sunday Times Bestseller

‘Everyone who lives with dogs needs to read this book’ ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ, author of Inside of a Dog and Our Dogs, Ourselves

Over the past few decades, many dogs have been getting sicker and dying prematurely. Why?

Rodney Habib and Dr Karen Shaw Becker have galvanized the best wisdom from top geneticists, microbiologists and longevity researchers across the globe to answer this question. Now, they will provide the practical, proven tools to protect our loyal four-legged friends, interviewing people whose dogs have lived into their twenties – and even their thirties – along the way.

The Forever Dog plan focuses on the latest scientific research surrounding food and nutrition, movement, environmental exposure and stress reduction, from the pros and cons of various types of pet food – including what commercial manufacturers don’t want us to know – to the role our own lifestyles and vets’ choices play.

This definitive dog-care guide empowers us with the knowledge we need to keep our dogs health and happy for years to come.

Critics Review

  • If you optimize 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 number one New York 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 of The Obesity Code

    ‘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 data (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)

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