Ted Kerasote, the Author of Merle's door, has just come out with a new one! It's called Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs IT'S AMAZING!!!! Some of the topics are: feeding (raw vs kibble), the whole controvercy about vets getting nutrition training from Hills and such, He talks about how pet food came about, where feeding grains comes from, why there hasn't been any studies done about whether raw is better. vaccination, and it's health risks Shelters, the no-kill movement Spay/neuter, and how European countries have dogs with longer lifespans and don't routinely spay/neuter (and why they don't have stray dog problems. He gets into training, somewhat... mentions clicker training, GL's and front clip harnesses toxins in dog products, and why dogs have such a high build up of said toxins. Cancers and treatments, and genetically inherited diseases, the health of purebreds vs mutts. It's seriously the best book I've read about dogs in a VERY long time!!! (and it validates the way I feed ) And if you haven't already read Merle's Door... It's fantastic too!!!