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How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine

by Goodavage, Maria

New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage takes us on a thrilling, delightful, globetrotting journey to discover the heartwarming and fascinating new world of doctor dogs.

In this groundbreaking book, Goodavage brings us behind the scenes of cutting-edge science at top research centers, and into the lives of people whose well-being depends on their devoted, highly skilled personal MDs (medical dogs). With her signature wit and passion, Goodavage explores how doctor dogs are becoming our happy allies in the fight against dozens of physical and mental conditions.
We meet dogs who detect cancer and Parkinson's disease, and dogs who alert people to seizures and diabetic lows or highs and other life-threatening physical ailments. Goodavage reveals the revolutionary ways dogs are helping those with autism, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And she introduces us to intrepid canines who are protecting us from antibiotic-resistant bugs, and to dogs who may one day help keep us safe from epidemic catastrophe. The dogs' paycheck for their lifesaving work? Heartfelt praise and a tasty treat or favorite toy.

The emotional element in DOCTOR DOGS delivers as powerfully as the science. You don't have to be a dog lover to care deeply about what these dogs are doing and what we are learning from themalthough if you're not a dog lover, you probably will be by the end of the book.

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Quote: Dutton

Goodavage has done it again, with her fascinating investigation into the world of doctor dogs. Goodavage has expertly synthesized the latest scientific research on how dogs can even save us from invisible dangers lurking in our bodies. A testament to the extraordinary connection between dogs and ourselves, and one more piece of evidence that their love for us truly knows no bounds.

Quote: Brian Hare, coauthor of NYT Bestseller The Genius of Dogs

Maria Goodavage takes the reader on a fascinating journey to uncover the amazing things dogs can do for their human friends. From canines that calm the veteran with PTSD and the child called upon to face her tormentor in court, through dogs that sniff out cancers, malaria and other diseases, to the dogs finding unprecedented roles supporting people with autism, schizophrenia and myriad other ailments. Goodavage shows that there are many people who, when they say, "my dog saved my life," mean this, not in some metaphorical sense, but in a completely concrete way: without their dog they would not be alive, or certainly their lives would be greatly constrained. Along the way, Goodavage is a witty and compassionate guide and supremely well-informed. I learnt a lot!

Quote: Professor Clive Wynne, director Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State U

If you take an amazing subject and put it in the hands of a wonderful writer, you get.SPOILER ALERT.a truly fantastic book. Every single page of Maria Goodavage's Doctor Dogs is made up of remarkable research and storytelling.

Quote: David Rosenfelt, national bestselling author of Dogtripping

Doctor Dogs is a captivating, groundbreaking, meticulously researched book about the incredible new ways dogs are sniffing out disease and helping people with physical and mental health issues. Maria Goodavage, who has been writing beloved books about dogs for thirty years, brings readers behind the scenes around the world and immerses them in the fascinating, cutting-edge research dogs are doing, as well as the riveting stories of how doctor dogs are saving the lives of their humans every day. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to hug the nearest dog! (The life a doctor dog saves may one day be your own.)

Quote: Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian”, Founder

This is a fascinating book about the amazing ways dogs can, and do, help people with physical and emotional problems. The title isn't stretching the truth: They really are "Doctor Dogs." On the other hand - and I mean this as a compliment - they would make terrible lawyers.

Quote: Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize winning NYT bestselling author of Lessons from Lucy

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