Keep Pets Cool Without Heating Up Your Energy Bill

Keeping Pets Cool Without Heating Up Your Energy Bill What is your pet’s “carbon paw print?” Are you hurting your pocketbook and the environment by running air conditioning for your dog or cat more than you really need to? Are there alternative ways to keep your pets cool without leaving the air conditioner running all […]

Cat Activity Puzzle

Cat Activity Puzzle: Bored Kitty? Give Her a High-Paying Job! If your cat is stuck in the life-saving, indoors-only lifestyle you can bet she is bored to distraction. This is true even if she is lucky enough to have a fully enclosed outdoor “catio” — because even that has its limitations on offering something for […]

Snap, Crackle, Crunch: Cheap Treats Your Dog Will Love

Snap, Crackle, Crunch Cheap treats your dog will love I always thought that rice cakes were about as appealing as Styrofoam discs. Turns out, dogs love them! I buy the plain unsalted (or even lightly salted) rice cakes and then break them up into little pieces to use as rewards and treats. I mix and […]

Forbidden Foods for Dogs — Or Not?

Forbidden Foods for Dogs — Or Not? LinkAKC recently asked me to do an online Q & A interview — but they weren’t really able to fully use my answers. So I thought I’d give you the unredacted version! 1. Is it OK to give your dog beer occasionally?I’ve had a dog or two in […]

Mix It Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together

Mix It Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together I received an email from Susan, a listener to my radio show CAT CHAT® who asked the following question: I’ve read over and over (and I see on your site you feel the same) that wet food is far superior to dry food and that dry […]

CATS RULE! Announcing Launch of NY Cat Film Festival!

CATS RULE! Announcing the launch of the NY CAT FILM FESTIVAL! The day has finally come when all you patient, pleasantly persistent feline advocates, who have been asking “But what about the kitties up on the big screen?” are going to get your very own NY Cat Film Festival! This new festival embraces films that […]

A Message of Apology to Cat Owners in Australia

Full Disclosure: Weruva is long time sponsor of my pet talk radio show. They are not a sponsor of this blog or any other activities I undertake. My sincere apologies to any cat owners who have misperceived my motives in my defense of Weruva in regards to cat illnesses in Australia. I am truly sorry […]

The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really?

The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really? Read the label on your dog’s food, and you’ll see a section called “Guaranteed Analysis.” That’s called the “ingredient dec” (or “declaration”) in pet food manufacturing lingo.  Listed there, along with all the ingredients, you’ll find percentages for moisture, crude fiber, crude fat, and crude protein. […]

What Happens When the Finger Gets Pointed at a Pet Food Company Without Proof?

There’s been some online drama in Australia around the possibility that there may be something wrong with certain flavors of Weruva’s BFF canned cat foods — only in some of the flavors that are made only for Australia, manufactured in an isolated human food manufacturing facility that makes only these flavors just for the Australian […]

Never Lose Your Pet

Never Lose Your Pet Thanks to Michelson’s Found Animals Free Microchip Registry I received a lot of feedback about my recent blog “False Confidence about Microchipping a Pet” which pointed out some of the pitfalls about micro-chipping your dog or cat, not the least of which is that most people haven’t registered that microchip properly. […]