The New Halo Food Has Arrived!

With a Whole Lot of Difference™ – the New Halo Food Has Arrived! I’ve been waiting for weeks since I learned about the amazing new food Halo was creating for it to finally be available. Now I can crow about it from the rooftops! What’s worth celebrating is that Halo, as “America’s best loved holistic […]

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 […]

Snap, Crackle, Crunch: Cheap Treats Your Dog Will Love

Snap, Crackle, Crunch Cheap treats your dog will love I always thought that rice cakes were about as appealing as Styrofoam discs. Turns out, dogs love them! I buy the plain unsalted (or even lightly salted) rice cakes and then break them up into little pieces to use as rewards and treats. I mix and […]

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 […]

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 […]

When your fur kids reject your cooking

When your fur kids reject your cooking Now I know how moms of human children feel when they make lovely nutritious food which the kids leave on their plates. Such has become my predicament. Along with their Halo kibble my girls Maisie and Wanda get two scoops of home made food because I’ve always said […]

Tracie’s 6 Tips for Feeding Your Dog Right

Tracie’s 5 Tips for Feeding Your Dog Right Feed dogs smaller meals twice a day.  While once-per-day feedings might be more convenient for your schedule, most dogs do best (emotionally and physically!) if they don’t have to go 23 hours on an empty stomach (how would you feel about that?!).  A dog’s digestive system does […]

What’s Hiding in Your Dog’s Treats?

What’s Hiding in Your Dog’s Treats? Dr. Donna and I recently had a most delightful participant in our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge. Lola was a chubby Pug (quite honestly I don’t think anyone has ever actually seen a slender Pug?!) whose Mom, Heather, was a champ at documenting every little thing Lola ate each day […]

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 […]