Finicky Dog? Try a Little Cat food!

Finicky Dog? Try a Little Cat food! Some of us have dogs who are finicky eaters. This distinguishes them dramatically from other of our dogs, who view everything and anything as edible that is on the ground, a counter, in a child’s hand, on our unattended dinner plates or in a guest’s handbag. But those […]

Looking for a Low-Cal Treat Your Dog Will Love? Try Frozen Broccoli!

Looking for a Low-Cal Treat Your Dog Will Love? Try Frozen Broccoli! If someone told me that dogs of all ages in my house would go nuts for chunks of frozen broccoli as a treat, I would never have believed them! But I’ve made the wonderful discovery that I have three dogs crowding around me […]

Breeder of Little Dogs, Big Appetites

A Breeder of Little Dogs with Big Appetites Wikiwags is one of my more unusual sponsors on the Radio Pet Lady Network — unusual because a male belly band with disposable diapers inside is not your everyday pet product (it turns out there are a lot of dogs of every size who lift their leg […]

Corporate Philanthropy – What Does That Mean?

Corporate Philanthropy – What Does That Really Mean? So many companies, large and small, make reference to donating a portion of their profits to charity. Most of us don’t stop to ask what that actually means. How much are they really giving away — and what is their motivation? Is it cynical of us as […]

Please join me at the DOG FILM FESTIVAL as a Founding Member

Please join me at the DOG FILM FESTIVAL as a Founding Member The first annual Dog Film Festival is coming to New York City October 2nd and 3rd and I hope everyone who loves dogs and wants to experience that feeling among like-minded people will consider supporting this unique event by buying a Founding Member […]

What’s that Black Gunk Lurking Inside Your Dog’s Ears?

What’s that Black Gunk Lurking Inside Your Dog’s Ears? If you have a dog with ears that flap over, you’ll recognize that OMG! moment when you casually lift up the ear flap and are shocked to see an entire universe happening inside that ear canal that you were oblivious to! Your first reaction is probably […]

Levi the Pug Wins Again

Levi the Pug Wins Again Dr. Donna recently wrote on the Halo blog about Levi, the gorgeous, once-chubby pug in South Dakota who entered our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge on The Expert Vet radio show and came out a big winner. Pounds melted off him and inches disappeared, as his devoted Mom Kimberly stuck to […]

Dog with Goopy Eyes? A Totally Natural Remedy!

Dog with Goopy Eyes? A Totally Natural Remedy! I’ve been taking tracking lessons with my darling four-month-old Weimaraner puppy Wanda, working with Kathy Jo Magan, who is widely known as a tracking and Schutzhund trainer and competitor. Lucky for me, she leaves her Florida home base (where she also breeds Belgian Malinois and Corgis!) and […]

Nobody Likes to Hear Their Dog is Fat!

Nobody Likes to Hear Their Dog is Fat! Canine etiquette question: what do you say when you encounter someone whose dog is seriously overweight? I have been in this predicament more than several times and am torn between not wanting to offend or alienate the person, and advocating for a diet and change in feeding […]

10 Steps for Starting a Relationship with a Cat

10 Steps for Starting a Relationship with a Cat [Guest blog: From the creator of Meowspace, one of our special sponsors on CAT CHAT®, comes a few words of wisdom on bonding with your kitty. —Tracie Hotchner] Most of my life has been spent with dogs. I never needed nor wanted a cat until the […]