The book, written by Ted Kerasote (Merle’s Door), touches on every major topic related to our dogs’ health, longevity, and well being – from the cleaning products in our home to the food we feed them to the shelter system and more. Each topic is thoroughly researched with expert interviews and tons of data.
But what makes Pukka’s Promise so entertaining are the stories about his dog Pukka, the dog after Merle, woven throughout the narrative. With every avenue he explores, he relates his findings back to raising his own dog. That context makes the research come alive.
While I loved the book, it’s not to say I agreed with everything he proposed. One thing he advocates is allowing dogs to make their own decisions by letting them explore off leash. He may be able to let his dog roam off-leash in secluded Wyoming, but it’s just not practical or safe for most of us city- and town-dwellers.
Overall, though, I learned a lot from this book. It was the perfect mix of informative and entertaining, and it’s written in the clean prose style we’ve come to expect from Kerasote.
The bottom line? You’ll enjoy every minute you invest in reading Pukka’s Promise.
Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of the book to review. But just because I got it for free doesn’t mean I’m going to give a good review – I just happened to really love this book!