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‘The Forever Dog Life’ Debuts June 4

The second book by best-selling authors Dr. Karen Becker and Rodney Habib features science-backed longevity tips and pet-food recipes.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Dr. Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib announce The Forever Dog Life (HarperCollins; June 4, 2024; U.S. $35; Hardcover), an illustrated guide on how pet owners can create a thriving, sustainable lifestyle and environment to help dogs live a longer, happier, and healthier life. Dr. Becker, the world’s most-followed vet, and Habib, the founder of Planet Paws, the largest pet health page on Facebook, are partnering again following the success of their first book, #1 New York Times bestseller The Forever Dog, published in 2021.

Available in over 20 languages, The Forever Dog quickly garnered critical acclaim for its scientifically-backed teachings surrounding nutrition, optimal movement, genetic predispositions, stress, and environments of pets and how each impacts longevity and quality of life – now recognized as a contemporary classic by HarperCollins.

In the sequel The Forever Dog Life, Dr. Becker and Habib share easy and approachable ways pet owners can improve the lives of their pets, inclusive of over 120 nutritionally packed recipes for delicious food bowls, fresh food toppers, training treats, and chews, accompanied by tips for the best ingredients, food hacks, and tools to use in the kitchen. Treats range from the Green Banana Biscotti to cool and interactive treats in time for the summer heat, like the Antioxidant Pupsicles and the Lycopene Lickers, made with watermelon, basil, and kefir or Greek yogurt. Dishes like Beef and Chicken Surf and Turf and Pork “Roast” with Apples make mealtime exciting, while recipes like The Celebration Cake made with sweet potato and oatmeal bring both nourishment and joy to milestones, like adoption days and birthdays.

The Forever Dog Life additionally offers ways to improve pets’ lives in other facetsincluding practical instructions for cleaners, natural disinfectants, and chemical-free flea and tick solutions that can easily replace hazardous chemical-based products that negatively impact pets’ health.

“With over 300 science-backed citations, The Forever Dog Life is a digestible and highly visual guide for the 2.0 pet parent committed to creating a thriving life for their pet,” said Dr. Karen Shaw Becker. “Whether looking to incorporate more nutrients into an existing pet diet or remove chemicals from the home, the guide takes a 360 approach to health in a movement towards happier and more fulfilled lives for both pets and owners.”

“We’ve created over 120 practical and nutrition-packed recipes approved by board-certified vet nutritionists to enhance the lives and health span of dogs and cats,” said Rodney Habib. “The index of easy-to-make recipes is the first of its kind, with over 400 recipe combinations slated for our website for readers interested in modifying the recipes for their pet – whether a large breed highly active puppy, kitten, or less active senior dog.”


Best-selling authors Dr. Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib have made it their life’s work to educate pet owners on how familiar chronic diseases- like cancer, obesity, and autoimmune disorders- are impacting canines at an astonishing rate, sharing holistic ways to improve the health of companion pets. Filled with information, recipes, stories, photographs, and four-color instructions, The Forever Dog Life will make the world a safer, healthier, and happier place for animals and serve as the ultimate handbook to help pets live their best lives.

The Forever Dog Life is published by HarperCollins, available for pre-order now, and will be available via major bookstores on June 4, 2024. For more information, please visit the website and @foreverdogbook on Instagram.

About The Book

The Forever Dog Life: 120+ Recipes, Longevity Tips, and New Science for Better Bowls and Healthier Homes By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker and Rodney Habib Harper / June 2024 U.S. $35 / CAD $43.50 Hardcover / 304 pages 7.38’’ x 9.12’’ / 170 half/full spread full-color photographs ISBN: 978-0063314009

About The Authors

Rodney Habib is one of the most influential pet health leaders in the world. He’s a filmmaker, multiple award-winning blogger, public speaker, founder of Planet Paws – the world’s largest pet health page on Facebook (4.1 million followers) – and more importantly, a pet parent. His honest and no-nonsense take on pet health and authoritative social media presence have gained him worldwide recognition. Rodney has given two TEDx Talks and has made numerous broadcast and radio appearances including ABC National News, BBC London, and National Post, among others.

Veterinarian Karen Shaw Becker’s deliberate, common-sense approach to creating vibrant health for companion animals has been embraced by millions of pet lovers around the world, making her the most followed vet on social media. She has spent her career as a small animal clinician, empowering animal guardians to make intentional lifestyle decisions to enhance the well-being of their animals. Dr. Becker also writes and lectures extensively and serves as a wellness consultant for a variety of health-oriented organizations. She is the first veterinarian to give a TEDx Talk on species-appropriate nutrition, which has been a lifelong passion of hers and has spoken at the prestigious 92Y Talks.




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