Last week, I learned about this book from one of Karlo's breeder's other pup owners. She raved about it and said it is a must read.
Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs, by Ted Kerasote
Then I heard the author Ted Kerasote, would be in my town to do a book signing/lecture so I decided to go last night.
It was a very informative hour and a half talk/ Q&A session, and his philosophy is so aligned with what I've been doing that I can't wait to read the book!
Ted is the author of Merle's Door
and he did quite a few years worth of research before this book, Pukka's Promise
was published. I encourage everyone to read it, buy it for your veterinarian as a gift and if you are involved in rescue, share it as well!
Mr Kerasote talked about the statistics of the purebreds and how they are bred to the extremes, which is causing their health demise. There is a page on how the GSD has been bred to the extreme and not for the better.
Talked about the food industry and how sourcing GMO's and food from China is affecting longevity
The toys that are filled with chemicals.
How spay/neuters should be replaced with tubal ligations and vasectomy's for better health and cheaper costs.
How vaccination's being overused/encouraged titers.
He also touched on the 'freedom' that dogs should have, off leash and social hours to keep them happy and social. Not constantly being recalled when they stop to say hi or sniff something.
He did his homework and I nodded my head so much my neck hurt!
There were about 100 people in the audience, too bad they weren't vets and others in the animal industry.
If you are looking for a good book to read while the Winter wanes, this is it!
He let me take his photo(I was at the end of the long signing line)