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Cover Reveal for Bark! The Science of Helping Your Anxious, Fearful, or Reactive Dog

My next book will be out in a few months. Check out this beautiful cover! By Zazie Todd PhD This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you   I am so excited to share the cover of my next book with you!  Bark! The Science of Helping Your Anxious, Fearful, or Reactive Dog will be out on 1st October 2024 in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and on 17th  October in the UK).  Just look at this gorgeous cover! I am so lucky to have the same designer for all three of my books’ covers, Belle Wuthrich, and I think she has excelled herself with this one. I love it sooooo much! Out of all of my books, Bark! is the one that is closest to my heart. I wanted to write something that would help the fearful and anxious dogs, that is full of practical tips, and that is evidence-based just as Wag and Purr are.  And, of course, that takes into account what it is like for the dog’s guardian too, because caring for a fearful dog

The average cat lives 11.74 years, according to new research

And mixed breeds live longer, on average, than purebred cats. Photo: SeraphP/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd PhD Researchers have created new life tables for domestic cats that show how long they live on average, and how much longer their life is likely to be at any given age. The study, which is published in Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, uses data from cats in the UK that are in the VetCompass database which includes primary veterinary clinics across the country. The data covers almost 8,000 cats who passed in 2019, 2020, or the first 3 months of 2021. While the average cat lived 11.74 years from birth, the data also shows how much longer a cat is likely to live once they reach a particular age. The results show that a cat who is 9-10 years old is likely to live for another 6.08 years, while a cat who is 12-13 years old will likely live another 4.24 years.  For those with very senior cats, the good news is that a cat who is 15-16 likely has another 2.72 years, and if they are 19-

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