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Publisher's Summary

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 number one New York Times best seller and Sunday Times best seller.

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 20s—and even their 30s—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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Rodney Habib and Karen Shaw Becker (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"Everyone who lives with dogs needs to read this book." (Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog and Our Dogs, Ourselves)

"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 best-selling author and Pritzker Foundation chair in Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine) 

"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) 

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  • Miss J
  • 02-22-22

Every dog owner needs to read this!

While I’ve been taking many steps to keep my pooch healthy and happy I gained so much more knowledge from listening to this. I love how guided it is rather than telling you what you MUST do. For someone in the UK it’s very US-centric but it didn’t find this too restrictive. I hope this book reaches all dog owners old and new - I intend to recommend it as much as I can!

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  • Joanne Town
  • 10-27-21

Absolutely mind blowing!

Absolutely phenomenal read. Should be a staple book for every single dog owner to own and read.
As soon as I reached then end, I restarted from the beginning, I will never tire of hearing/reading this book.
I cannot recommend this read highly enough. Truly life changing!

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  • Jo Bull
  • 07-25-22

Eye opening

We all want the best for our dogs. This book helps dog parents understand how they can postively influence their dog's health and happiness. Some of the suggestions for changes are very simple but also make absolute sense and had me questioning why I hadn't thought about it sooner. There is a lot to take in and the authors are clear that not all of it will be for everyone. However, it certainly encourages you to think more about the choices you make on behalf of your best friend. I would recommend this book to any dog parents.

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  • Colleen Stead
  • 05-19-22

Exceptional

A long awaited book that explains the holistic approach to living with dogs (and cats) - science backed information from two of the world's most respected speakers on animal health..... Its a large book but if you take only one or two of the suggestions on board it will make a difference to your dogs health, happiness and longevity - a book worth it's weight in gold

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  • SandraD
  • 04-17-22

Amazing

so simple to listen to and so much really useful scientifically proven information .

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  • banurozegul
  • 04-10-22

Real guide for pet owners

If I said guide, it carries you forward with more and deep information than how to take care of your dog. It was a book that answered many questions in my mind when I approached many things on the market with suspicion and followed my instincts and fed my cats and dogs and researched how to give them a non-toxic long life in my own way. This is perfect guide for everyone who’s searching real answers for their pets z

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  • Kelly Weston
  • 02-16-22

Incredibly informative book backed by science

Excellent and very well written book, informative easy to listen to and backed by science

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  • Paul
  • 12-18-21

Healthy Dogs

Loved it! Those who want to understand how to improve and fully understand their dogs emotional and physical health.

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  • archeradddict
  • 11-08-21

Good content.

I love the information in this book and also have a hard copy for reference. Unfortunately, I found the narrator unconvincing. I appreciate the content makes it difficult to bring the book to life (to a degree), but it is well written and a relatively easy read, given the science it contains. The narrator sounded bored at times and her pronunciation of some words was either not correct or was varied over time. e.g. Sulforaphane. Such a shame, as this an important book for all of us who love our dogs and want to do the best for them.