FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything!

FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything! I got this question from Taylor, who listens to my NPR radio show DOG TALK ®(and Kitties, Too!) as well as to CAT CHAT® on the Radio Pet Lady Network. She describes a pretty awful out-of-control, out-of-litter-box situation: “We have two cats and three dogs in our family […]

Avoid Feeding Your Dog These Red-Flag Foods

Avoid Feeding Your Dog These Red-Flag Foods Jenna—the editor of Pugs Home—recently shared with me an interesting article on human foods that are dangerous for dogs. Many of us already know about common fare like chocolate, onions, garlic and grapes and raisins. The Pugs Home piece also includes lesser known food items like macadamia nuts […]

All Aboard: The Ark Arrives at JFK Airport

All Aboard: The Ark Arrives at JFK Airport Jet-setting pets have a new travel retreat in the Ark at JFK—an 80,000 square-foot facility that houses an animal resort, a veterinary hospital, and an equine center. A recent article  in The New York Times details the Ark’s offerings, including accommodations for dogs, cats, birds, fish, horses […]

Good News for Pets and Nifty Prizes in a Special Contest!

Good News for Pets and Nifty Prizes in a Special Contest Beginning April 4th Midnight ET! On the most recent Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) I interviewed Lea-Ann Germinder, founder of GoodNewsforPets.com—an outstanding news outlet with great articles focused pets—and the NYC communications firm Germinder & Associates. Listen to Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) from […]

Sponky the Yorkie is Itchy

Sponky the Yorkie is Itchy Gloria, sent me an email asking for my advice because Sponky, her 11-year-old Yorkie, is itchy. Very itchy! Skin problems are common and the No. 1 reason that people take their pets to the vet. Unfortunately, this is often a poorly managed problem when the dog or cat is put […]

Happy Dogs Dig Their Veggies

My vegetarian friend, Adrienne, in East Hampton is so grateful to Halo for their meatless dog food, Vegan Garden Medley, which is made with protein from lower-glycemic ingredients like chickpeas. It includes essential vitamins and nutrients in both versions, the tasty kibble and canned. Adrienne’s rescue dogs, Cookie (older lady with white whiskers) and her […]

Tracie of All Trades: Radio, Film & Print — Interview with Tracie Hotchner

I was really excited that I had the true good fortune that the NY Dog Film Festival attracted a media partner in GoodNewsForPets.com that holds such an important role in the universe of pet businesses. The dynamic website is the creation of one of the really great women in the pet industry — Lea-Ann Germinder […]

Do You Love Your Dog? Want the Longest Healthiest Life for Her? READ THIS!

Do You Love Your Dog? Want the Longest Healthiest Life for Her? READ THIS! I beg you to (finally!) follow my preaching — and my “practice” for myself and my dogs — and get Omega-3 oils into your dog’s diet! If you’ve been listening to me for years on the radio — reading my blogs […]

Cold Weather Dangers – How Cold Is Too Cold?

 Cold Weather Dangers – How Cold Is Too Cold? In some parts of the U.S., “spring has sprung” but in the Northeast, like Vermont where I live with two thin-coated Weimaraners, we have another two months of winter to bear, including a current windy cold snap in the single digits. Therefore, vigilance about keeping your […]

Cold Dog Paws in Frosty Weather

Cold Dog Paws in Frosty Weather Protect your dog’s feet in the winter Since dogs have sweat glands in their toes, the moisture there can form into balls of ice when they abruptly leave a warm indoor environment and go into very cold temperatures. These ice balls can be so uncomfortable that a dog will […]