Pork Bone treats are no treat for Pups

Pork Bone treats are no treat for Pups The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning on “bone treats” for dogs, having recently received more than 70 reports of illnesses in dogs who ingested the “bone treats” derived from pigs. “A variety of commercially-available bone treats for dogs — including treats described as […]

Cat & Dog Film Festivals Coming to NYC This Weekend!

My Cat & Dog Film Festivals Are Coming To NYC This Weekend! I am more excited than I was as a three-year-old when there was a clown and pony rides at my birthday party! In 48 hours my NY Cat and Dog Film Festivals are going to take over the SVA Theatre in Chelsea and […]

Thanks to Halo for Believing in the NY Dog Film Festival™

Thanks to Halo for Believing in the NY Dog Film Festival™ Next Tuesday morning, December 5th, I’m going to be on Fox News “Good Day New York” between 9:30 and 9:50 AM to talk about the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festival™ December 10th at the School for Visual Arts Theater on West 33rd Street […]

No Need to Feel Bad for Turkeys this Year

You Don’t Have to Feel Bad for the Turkeys This Year Those of us who are not vegans or vegetarians can still have misgivings about the way animals are raised for food in this country. We’d like to be able to choose humanely raised animals in the food chain, which isn’t always easy. The Humane […]

Is that the ‘Look of Love’ in Your Dog’s Eyes?

Is that the ‘Look of Love’ in Your Dog’s Eyes? You know how some dog trainers caution to never look a dog directly in the eye — that it can be threatening or intimidating or send a negative message along those lines? And might even incite a dog to go after you? Now this may […]

What Do You Think About Paid Leave for a Sick Pet?!

What Do You Think About Paid Leave for a Sick Pet?! An article in the New York Times recently told of a woman who works at Sapienza University in Rome who asked for paid time off because her 12-year-old English setter needed surgery. “My dogs are my family, I had to be there for her,” […]

The Best (and Last) Dog Bowl You’ll Ever Buy

The Best (and Last) Dog Bowl You’ll Ever Buy I had a “light bulb” moment recently about the cleanest, most comfortable and healthy way to feed my dogs — one of those “Ah duh!” moments where you hit your forehead with the bottom of your palm and say, “Why didn’t I think of this sooner?!” […]

Are Dogs Wolves?

Are Dogs Wolves? The conversation has been going on for years about whether dogs are basically governed by the qualities of their distant ancestors, the wolf. There have been lively debates about whether the chihuahua under someone’s arm retains any of the instincts, abilities and natural tendencies of the wolf in his genetic background. Dog […]

Want Your Public Radio Station to carry DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too)?

Do You Want Your Public Radio Station to carry DOG TALK®  (and Kitties, Too)? We had some wonderful news this week: DOG TALK® has joined the programming on Saturday mornings at 10 AM on a lovely new public radio station in upstate New York: WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM, known on air as “Radio Cobleskill.” They are […]

Halo’s New Catch Phrase: “the Proof is in the Poop”

Halo’s New Catch Phrase: “the Proof is in the Poop” When a company that takes itself seriously about having the highest quality nutrition comes up with a cartoon “character” named Poopsie and has banners proclaiming, “The Proof is in the poop,” you need to sit up and pay attention! Although the educational campaign may sound […]