Paleo Dog: Give Your Best Friend a Long Life, Healthy Weight, and Freedom from Illness by Nurturing His Inner Wolf, is the newest book by award-winning authors Jean Hofve, DVM and Celeste Yarnall, PhD.*
Paleo Dog is your guide to optimal health for every dog, from the most pampered Teacup Poodle to the most rugged Mastiff, and every breed, age, and lifestyle in between.
“The Paleo Dog Program isn’t just about diet. It’s also about the dog’s whole lifestyle. Many factors contribute to degeneration, aging, and the tragically short life span of so many of our dog breeds. Nobody needs to remind us that we’re all aging at a very rapid rate; our bodies are breaking down sooner, and we have a host of lifestyle diseases that are that are largely preventable: the so-called diseases of civilization, or diseases of affluence. Our dogs are paying the price for that, too.”
Paleo Dog covers a wide range of topics, including nutrition, of course, but also topics like vaccines and veterinary care, exercise, and alternative therapies such as Earthing, acupuncture, and herbs that are compatible with the Paleo Dog philosophy. It is science-based, understandable, and practical; its comprehensive scope and down-to-earth details will satisfy both pet guardians and pet professionals.
“The history of dogs is inextricably woven together with our human story, and our bonds have grown closer with each generation—from being wolves on the fringe to their relatively new status as our best friends (and even de facto children). It took until the end of the 20th century for us to acknowledge that dogs are capable of so much more than just physical jobs. Their love and companionship have impacted our society as well as our individual lives. Through their unconditional love and loyalty, they teach us to be more humane. We owe it to them to ensure they live a full and healthy life alongside us.”
* The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care: An Illustrated Handbook, by Celeste Yarnall, PhD and Jean Hofve, DVM, winner of the 2010 Muse Medallion award for best book from the Cat Writers’ Association.