Synopses & Reviews
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 he would want to give puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that?
Through research, including interviews with breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote shows how conventional wisdom is often wrong and uses cutting-edge science to help dog owners rethink the everyday choices they make for their pets. As he did in Merle's Door, Kerasote weaves fascinating facts with the joyful, heartwarming story of raising Pukka. Funny, revelatory, full of the delights of falling in love with a new dog, Pukka's Promise will help redefine the potential of our dogs — in lifespan, in intellect, and in their ability to become better friends and partners.
“Kerasote traveled the world in search of answers to these questions, and he truly offers the reader a range of expert guidance that will be beneficial for anyone who wants to ensure that their dogs will be healthy and well.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Kerasote takes nothing as gospel and nothing for granted....By distilling years of in-depth research on a wide array of canine health topics into a provocative, thought-provoking book, Kerasote has done us all a huge favor.” The Bark
“Every page bursts with an exceptional fusion of groundbreaking science, eye-opening facts and compassion for our canine companions. I keep going back to it as a trusted source of information and inspiration. This book is such a gift of life to all dogs.” Judith Samson-French, DVM, founder of Dogs with No Names
When Ted Kerasote got his new dog Pukka, he found that dog culture had been transformed: dizzying choices of grain-free and raw food, conflicting arguments for and against vaccinations, and battles between positive and dominance trainers. Giving The Omnivore’s Dilemma a canine spin, Kerasote questions the common wisdom to show us how our dogs can have the best and healthiest lives today, no matter where we live. He weaves fascinating science and groundbreaking insight from breeders, vets, and animal advocates into the story of raising Pukka in the Wyoming wilderness. Fascinating and revelatory, Pukka’s Promise “might be the most important book about dogs written in a decade” (Patricia B. McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash).
About the Author
Ted Kerasote is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Merles Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog and Out There, which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Geo, Outside, Science, the New York Times, and more than sixty other periodicals. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.