By Daniel Schulof

contemporary study means that weight problems is deadlier for a puppy than a life of smoking is for a man or woman. And but, awfully, greater than 1/2 the canines in the US this day are obese. we like our canine as by no means earlier than in background, yet we are nonetheless permitting thousands of them to die each year from this thoroughly preventable disease.

How on the planet may perhaps that be? who's accountable? And what may be performed to forestall the epidemic?

Those questions and extra are tested in canines, pet food, and Dogma, Daniel Schulof’s rigorous and in-depth research of America’s canines weight problems epidemic. With readability and care, Schulof dissects the broadcast medical literature on dogs weight problems and explains why a lot of what the veterinary neighborhood thinks it is familiar with concerning the subject has in reality been manipulated by way of the dog food and solid into doubt via interesting new clinical learn.

Schulof files his research in an engrossing memoir-style narrative, one that includes the entire pleasure and heartbreak that quite often accompanies puppy possession in the USA this present day. along with his Rottweiler Kody in tow, he is taking readers alongside to a few interesting places—the wilds of Montana the place biologists research gray wolves, the factories the place corn and animal byproducts are reworked into puppy meals, the realm championships of dogs athletics competitions, and the lecture rooms the place emerging veterinarians are taught foodstuff utilizing textbooks written by means of pet food manufacturers—in a quest to discover the reality approximately this lethal and complicated epidemic.

A must-read for any clever, scientifically minded pet-owner, canine, pet food, and Dogma is a first-of-its-kind exposé of 1 of the main urgent, scandalous, and underappreciated animal welfare crises of our time. it's a publication guaranteed to completely modify the tradition of puppy possession in America.

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