Good Job, L’il Bub!

Good Job, L’il Bub! Often called “the most amazing cat on the planet,” L’il Bub has become such a superstar in social media that I’m proud to have been aware of her years ago when I interviewed her human, Mike, in September of 2013 on my show CAT CHAT® about their lovely book, L’il Bub’s […]

Watch NY Dog Film Festival From Comfort of Your Own Couch!

Watch the NY Dog Film Festival From the Comfort of Your Own Couch! Have you been reading about the NY Dog Film Festival as it travels the country and not been able to go? Have you been feeling sad, wishing it would come to your town? Cheer up! Your wait is over! Great news is […]

Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects!

Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects! Summer bug problems? I nearly forgot about this low-tech simple solution really works to keep away the nasty little biting, flying insects that swarm around me and my dogs when we go on summer walks in the middle of summer. My girls Maisie and Wanda — who run […]

Do You Use Baby Talk with Your Dog?

Do You Use Baby Talk with Your Dog? Do you think your dog likes hearing baby talk from you? Do you enjoy having that special communication style? Are you as surprised as I am by French researchers telling us we’re wasting our time on doggy baby talk?! I read a fun article on Gizmodo recently […]

Is a Dog Being Allergic to Chicken Really a “Thing”?

Is a Dog Being Allergic to Chicken Really a “Thing”? Is it truly possible that a dog can be “allergic” to chicken? This seems to be a popular belief as the cause for a dog to have itchy skin, hot spots, or waxy, infected ears. From chicken?! Really?! I mean have you ever heard of […]

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too!

I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too! I really cannot believe that I had forgotten all about the minor miracle that is Amazon Smile: if you shop on Amazon (is there anyone who does not?) you can have a life-saving, life-changing impact on any animal welfare group simply by shopping online! I had signed […]

What to Do with Scary News Your Dog Has Lung Cancer?

What to Do with The Scary News Your Dog Has Lung Cancer? There’s no worse word your vet can say to you than “cancer.” Your blood runs cold, you get shivers up your spine, your mind goes blank and you want to run, scream, cry, or a combination of all those things. But hang on. […]

Does Your Dog Need a Gluten-Free Diet? (Do You?)

Does Your Dog Need a Gluten-Free Diet? (Do You?) Issues with human nutrition and digestion are not parallel to the dog’s digestive system or immune system, yet people seem to want to apply beliefs or facts about human diet trends (which are often fads!) to their pets. For example, the current attention being given to […]

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 […]