Run or Walk 26.2 Miles with Your Dog This Month!

Run or Walk 26.2 Miles with Your Dog This Month! The first-ever Wag-a-thon is a cumulative marathon that you and your dog can do anywhere, at your own pace over the month of May. The goal is to hit 26.2 miles by May 31 while raising funds for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  You can […]

Music Specially for Kitty Cats

Music Specially for Kitty Cats A few years ago, scientists from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the University of Maryland, wanted to study whether cats could respond to music. And so they created some music especially for feline sensibilities, as described in this article outlining the whole study.  It describes how Charles Snowdon […]

Good Deeds at Cat Camp (NYC, MAY 5th & 6th)

Good Deeds at Cat Camp in New York City, May 5th & 6th Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp is a two-day event in NYC that will bring together “regular” cat lovers to mingle with and hear from leaders in the field — cat experts, rescuers, and advocates — who will speak on a range of topics […]

Does Your Dog Get Car Sick?

Does Your Dog Get Car Sick? Car travel is one of the great joys of life for many dogs, while for others it is a small nightmare because they get nervous and queasy in the car. Sometimes dogs get nervous precisely because they get nauseated, which can even lead to vomiting in the car, further […]

Buzz in Chicago: Imminent Arrival of NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals™ !

The Buzz in Chicago: the Imminent Arrival of the NY Dog & Cat Film Festivals™ ! Pet lovers in the Windy City are about to have their socks blown off — because the 2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival™ is returning to town on Sunday April 29th , this time to The Patio Theater. There […]

Get Working Dogs From Shelters—Not From European Breeders!

Get Working Dogs From Shelters—Not From European Breeders! Why does the United States military — and various police departments around the country — continue to spend tens of thousands of dollars per dog to buy potential working dogs from Eastern Europe? Not long ago on Dog Talk®  I spoke to Dr. Karen Overall at the […]

Are Cats More Sophisticated Gourmets Than Dogs?

Are Cats More Sophisticated Gourmets Than Dogs? I read many interesting articles in the New York Times pertaining to dogs and cats, and I was especially curious about this article, which considered which of the two species has a more highly attuned sense of taste and smell. The big question posed in the article is […]

Should You Muzzle Your Dog for Your Cat’s Safety?

Should You Muzzle Your Dog for Your Cat’s Safety? I got this email from a listener: I need a muzzle for my pitbull.  She is great with me, but I don’t trust her with cats in the house, so when she is in the house she is crated.  I want to transition her to give […]

What Can We Learn from the Puppy Who Died on United Airlines?

What Can We Learn from the Puppy Who Died on United Airlines? There are a lot of people who — when they learned about a puppy who died in an overhead luggage bin on a United Airlines flight last week — were filled with moral outrage against the airline. They went ballistic, telling everyone on […]

Two Fun Books to Enjoy and Share

Two Fun Books to Enjoy and Share This week I wanted to bring two very different books into the limelight — because they show the broad range of the ways in which dogs inspire and delight us, in real life and on the page. Boze Hadleigh’s delightful book “Life’s a Pooch: Quotes About Dogs By […]