The Forever Dog Book

The Forever Dog Book

In this pathbreaking guide, two of the world’s most popular and trusted pet care advocates reveal new science to teach us how to delay aging and provide a long, happy, healthy life for our canine companions.

Like their human counterparts, dogs have been getting sicker and dying prematurely over the past few decades. Why? Scientists are beginning to understand that the chronic diseases afflicting humans—cancer, obesity, diabetes, organ degeneration, and autoimmune disorders—also beset canines. As a result, our beloved companions are vexed with preventable health problems throughout much of their lives and suffer shorter life spans. Because our pets can’t make health and lifestyle decisions for themselves, it’s up to pet parents to make smart, science-backed choices for lasting vitality and health.

The Forever Dog gives us the practical, proven tools to protect our loyal four-legged companions. Rodney Habib and Karen Becker, DVM, globetrotted (pre-pandemic) to galvanize the best wisdom from top geneticists, microbiologists, and longevity researchers; they also interviewed people whose dogs have lived into their 20s and even 30s. The result is this unprecedented and comprehensive guide, filled with surprising information, invaluable advice, and inspiring stories about dogs and the people who love them.

The Forever Dog prescriptive plan focuses on diet and nutrition, movement, environmental exposures, and stress reduction, and can be tailored to the genetic predisposition of particular breeds or mixes. The authors discuss various types of food—including what the commercial manufacturers don’t want us to know—and offer recipes, easy solutions, and tips for making sure our dogs obtain the nutrients they need. Habib and Dr. Becker also explore how external factors we often don’t think about can greatly affect a dog’s overall health and wellbeing, from everyday insults to the body and its physiology, to the role our own lifestyles and our vets’ choices play. Indeed, the health equation works both ways and can travel “up the leash.”

Medical breakthroughs have expanded our choices for canine health—if you know what they are. This definitive dog-care guide empowers us with the knowledge we need to make wise choices, and to keep our dogs healthy and happy for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to feed my dog?

The quickest way to figure it out a good starting point is to use our Raw Feeding Calculator and then multiple the daily feeding requirements by 30 days to figure out your monthly needs. Keep in mind that every dog is different and you may need to monitor & adjust based on your dogs individual metabolism. Our Beginners Guide is a great starting point too. 

Where do you source your ingredients?

Quality is at the forefront of everything we do. All of our premium meats are human grade, USDA certified & sourced from local restaurant suppliers here in Southern California. You can read more about each of Our Ingredients here & you'll see why we are the best raw dog food delivery company. 

When do you ship out orders?

We ship all orders weekly on Monday's & Tuesday's. If you are located within California, your order will ship out on Tuesday, with Wednesday arrival. All other states will ship on Monday with arrival by Friday. You will receive tracking confirmation & updates. 

How much does shipping cost?

Each box of raw dog food delivered to your home will cost approximately $18-40 in shipping. The exact amount will vary based on the weight & destination. We pack orders meticulously with dry ice & insulation to ensure frozen arrival up to 7 days later!

Do you offer local pickup & delivery?

FREE Local delivery is available in Orange County California every Wednesday for orders over $150. Orders under $150 are subject to a $9.99 delivery fee.  Local pickup is also available in Newport Beach, Monday thru Thursday 10am-6pm at 880 West 16th Street Newport Beach Ca 92663.

Do I have to subscribe?

No, you can order our food as needed by building a box with our single 1lb bags here. Our subscription is available to make your life easier, and save you a few bucks! You can modify, pause or cancel our subscriptions at any time.

Will my dog like it?

Yes, 99% of dogs absolutely love raw dog food! In fact, be prepared for more meal time excitement than you have ever seen. For picky dogs, there are many tricks you can implement to get through any hesitations. You can find some very effective transition tips in our Raw Transition Guide. 

Do I have to feed a 100% raw diet?

While it is recommended that you avoid feeding your dog processed foods, we understand that feeding an exclusive raw diet isn’t feasible for everyone. In these cases, we recommend supplementing your dog’s current diet with 50% raw dog food to improve health. You can find out more in our Supplemental Feeding Guide.