Pukka's Promise

Pukka's Promise

The Quest for Longer-lived Dogs

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
ISBN: 9780547236261
0547236263
Branch Call Number: 636.7089/KERASOTE
Characteristics: 452 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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smithpaula
Oct 27, 2018

Deep search for his next dog after Merle of Merle's Door. Includes research on health of dogs and dog food manufactures. Amazingly enjoyable read for such an indepth book.

imissmyrexix Aug 05, 2014

Just finished Merle's Door. Was overwhelmed by the honest simplicity of the author's love for Merle. Ted Kerasote has a profound love for dogs and an understanding of their real place in our lives. Can't stop thinking about it.

sundaysunday123 Jun 26, 2014

A beautiful book. A beautiful dog. A beautiful heart in this amazing author. I loved this as much as I loved Merle's Door. Ted Kerasote understands what it means to love a dog. Outstanding read. Funny, informative, entertaining. Love it.

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