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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Kerasote Narrator: Luke Daniel Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle, who died too soon, as all our dogs do, he knew he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs even just over the last decade.

In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles all those subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a purebred be as healthy as a mixed-breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions. And as he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village.

Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Pukka’s Promise is great fun but is also packed with important, surprising information; with wisdom, compassion, and love.”

    Dean Koontz

  • “A moving account of one man’s journey to understand man’s best friend inside and out.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “At once encyclopedic and intimate—a tour de force in canine appreciation.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Klazzik | 1/30/2014

    " An absolute must read for any dog owner. Beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ellen | 1/21/2014

    " Not nearly as entertaining as Merle's Door, but extensively researched. A great overview of canine genetics, nutrition, and health. very useful for anyone who loves a dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elaine | 1/4/2014

    " Such a great book. Full of good information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kait Barber | 12/24/2013

    " Highly recommended! Great story and very informative. Learned tons. "

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