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Pukka S Promise

Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547236263
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The award-winning author of Merle's Door draws on cutting-edge research to present a narrative guide to canine care that covers such controversial topics as the comparative health of purebred and mixed-breed dogs, the benefits and consequences of common health-care practices and the ways to identify best pet foods. 150,000 first printing.

Pukka S Promise

Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547727496
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This guide by the author of Merle’s Door is “beneficial for anyone who wants to ensure that their dogs will be healthy and well” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). From the bestselling author who offers “the most utterly compelling translation of dog to human I have ever seen” (Jeffrey Masson), this is a joyful chronicle of a dog and a groundbreaking answer to the question: How can we give our dogs the happiest, healthiest lives? 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 wanted 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 from even a decade ago. In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles these 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.

Pukka S Promise

Author: Ted Kerasote
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ISBN: 9780544102538
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The award-winning author of Merle's Door draws on cutting-edge research to present a narrative guide to canine care that covers such controversial topics as the comparative health of purebred and mixed-breed dogs, the benefits and consequences of common health-care practices and the ways to identify best pet foods. 150,000 first printing.

Pukka

Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547504616
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The bestselling author of Merle’s Door offers a “moving, pictorial love story” of man and his new best friend—full of dog care knowledge and insight (People). After Ted Kerasote’s beloved dog Merle passed, the author received thousands of emails asking two questions: “Have you gotten another dog?” and “Are you writing a new book?” Now, the bestselling canine lover answers both, in the most heartwarming way. Told in Pukka the pup’s charming voice and accompanied by more than 200 photos, Pukka: The Pup After Merle tells the story of how Ted found Pukka. It recounts the early days of their bonding as they explored both Ted’s hometown of Kelly, Wisconsin, and the wider world. As walks become hikes and hikes become climbs, pup and man’s adventures culminate in a rugged wilderness journey that teaches both Pukka and Ted something new about the dog-human partnership. Filled with stunning images of the West—and adorable pictures of Pukka—this book also shares Ted’s in-depth research on the best food, toys, and medical choices he could provide to ensure that Pukka would live the longest, healthiest life possible. “Glimpses of Pukka’s charmed life are interwoven with vast amounts of important information . . . that [encourage] you to draw your own conclusions and make the best choices for you and your dog.” —The Bark

Merle S Door

Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547415982
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While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote met a dog—a Labrador mix—who was living on his own in the wild. They became attached to each other, and Kerasote decided to name the dog Merle and bring him home. There, he realized that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world. He put a dog door in his house so Merle could live both outside and in. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally.

Heart Of Home

Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781592280940
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A glowing tribute and careful examination of man and nature.

Good Old Dog

Author: Lawrence Lindner
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547504489
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From the renowned veterinary school at Tufts University: “A must read for pet lovers who want to ensure their dog has quality golden years” (USA Today). Our dogs are living longer than ever thanks to enormous advances in medical treatment and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. No one knows this better than the faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually. Their philosophy of caring for aging canines combines empathy for each individual pet and owner, a comprehensive approach to patient care, cutting-edge science and technology, and a commitment to innovation. Good Old Dog brings their renowned clinic to you, sharing essential knowledge to keep man’s best friend thriving through their golden years. Nutritional advice: Not every senior diet is right for every senior dog Information on treating conditions common to older dogs How to evaluate complicated procedures and decide what’s right for your pet The cost of caring for an older canine and how to shoulder the burden How to identify cognitive decline and manage it Advice on creating a healthy and comfortable environment How to determine when “it’s time” and how to cope with the loss And much more

Out There

Author: Ted Kerasote
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780896585560
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WINNER, 2004 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD! (Outdoor Literature) Who hasnt wanted to get away from cell phones, e-mail, roads, and traffic? And what better place to escape our wired world than the far northwestern corner of Canadas Northwest Territories and a river that flows through uninhabited country, 400 miles to the Arctic Ocean. But what if your canoeing partner brings along a satellite phone to use in case of an emergency? And, struck by the novelty of anywhere-on-earth communication, he proceeds to use the phone to check in with his law office, his wife, kids, sisters, father, and friends? Noted wilderness traveler and author Ted Kerasote deals with just such a situation as he journeys along the Horton River through the largest ice-free, roadless area left on Earth, a stunning wilderness of grizzly bears, caribou, and migrating birds. Between navigating rapids, slipping around musk ox and grizzlies, and being pinned down by Arctic storms, the two friends prod each other into a finer understanding of love, marriage, parenting, and the meaning of solitude in an increasingly wired world. Contrasting his own experiences with those of the regions earliest explorers--Sir John Franklin and Vilhjalmur Stefansson--Kerasote provides a compelling and humorous take on how travelers from any age adjust to being away from their civilizations and how getting "out there" has inevitably changed but has also remained the same--especially if you shut off the phone.

Scent Of The Missing

Author: Susannah Charleson
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547488505
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A “haunting meditation on trust, hope and love” by a woman who adopts and trains a Golden Retriever puppy to become a search-and-rescue dog (People). In the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Susannah Charleson’s attention was caught by a newspaper photograph of a canine handler, his exhausted face buried in the fur of his search-and-rescue dog. Susannah, a dog lover and pilot with search experience herself, was so moved by the image that she decided to volunteer with a local canine team, plunging herself into an astonishing new world. While the team worked long hours for nonexistent pay and often heart-wrenching results, Charleson discovered the joy of working in partnership with a canine friend and the satisfaction of using their combined skills to help her fellow human beings. Once she qualified to train a dog of her own, Charleson adopted Puzzle—a smart, spirited Golden Retriever puppy who exhibited unique aptitudes as a working dog, but was a bit less interested in the role of compliant house pet. Scent of the Missing is the story of Charleson’s adventures with Puzzle as they search for a lost teen; an Alzheimer’s patient wandering in the cold; and signs of the crew amid the debris of the space shuttle Columbia disaster—all while unraveling the mystery of the bond between humans and dogs. “A riveting view of both the human animal bond and the training of search and rescue dogs. All dog lovers and people interested in training service dogs should read this book.” —Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human

Bad Dog To Good Dog

Author: Quixi Sonntag
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602390058
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The days when dogs ran without leashes and ate table scraps are long gone. Most pups today eat in the kitchen, play in the living room, and sleep in humans’ beds at night. Along with these changes come higher expectations for dogs’ behavior in order to ensure order, safety, and years of fun. Veterinarian and writer Quixi Sonntag teaches readers how to handle the modern needs of their dogs. Focusing on the psychological effects of breed development and conditioning, Sonntag stresses the importance of regular training and offers step-by-step exercises that range from basic to challenging for owners and their dogs to do together. This is the ideal book for dog owners who want their dogs to be happy, healthy family members.