Confessions of a Dog Bed Junkie

Confessions of a Dog Bed Junkie I admit it: I have been on a lifelong quest for the perfect dog bed. I have bought (and been given by companies) ten times more dog beds than my lifetime cumulative number of dogs! Over the years, I’ve always had two dog beds in every room of whatever […]

CanineActiv® Supplement for Old Boys in Hospice Care

CanineActiv Supplement for Old Boys in Hospice Care Sherri Franklin founded the well-loved senior dog rescue, Muttville, in San Francisco many moons ago. She is still bringing some of the rescues to her own house to await a loving home, or to live out their days with her. Many of us think of Muttville dogs […]

Two Little “Monkey Dogs” Give Paws Up to dailydose Dental Chews

Two Little “Monkey Dogs” Give Paws Up to dailydose Dental Chews I have a friend who is a holistic veterinarian who used to rescue retired racing Greyhounds — sometimes three at a time(!) which meant that dental issues were always a huge concern for her, as Greyhounds from the track have notoriously poor dental health. […]

Gorgeous Reggae Music for Dogs (and Us!) During COVID-19

Gorgeous Reggae Music For Dogs (and Us!) during COVID-19 Back in 2008, Through a Dog’s Ear scientifically engineered beautiful calming music for dogs. Little would we have guessed that we’d ALL need as much calming and spirit-soothing as we can get while cut off from each other. Long before the current pandemic, bioacoustic/psychoacoustic researcher Joshua […]

Come Hang out with me, Ann Patchett & Kate DiCamillo, the Author Who Changed Her Life

Come Hang out with me, Ann Patchett & Kate DiCamillo, the Author Who Changed Her Life I just recorded one of my favorite radio shows of all time — and that’s saying a lot, since I’ve been doing DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) for 675 shows over 13 years. It is why I especially want […]

Apparently, August is Itchy Dog Month

Apparently, August is Itchy Dog Month I’ve heard of National Dog Day in August but I only recently discovered that all of August has been dubbed “the itchiest month.” This happened to be when my skin-sensitive Wanda the Weimaraner has reacted yet again to the grasses in the fields where I take her and Maisie […]

Space Dogs — a Darling Little Book

Space Dogs — a Darling Little Book Space Dogs: The Story of the Celebrated Canine Cosmonauts (photos by Martin Parr, text by Richard Hollingham) is a fascinating little book about the period during the Cold War when the Russian space program sent dogs into space.  Never to return. The book is filled with photos and […]

Breezing (relatively speaking) Through Nightmare of ACL Repair

Breezing (relatively speaking) Through the Nightmare of an ACL Repair My majestically athletic, exuberant Weimaraner Maisie made it all the way to age six before she tore her ACL ligament in May. I had been living in absolute dread of it tearing for months before it happened. I was doing everything I could to protect […]

Four Paws Up for Bissell

Four Paws Up for Bissell Need a new vacuum cleaner for all your dog fur? Are you ready to Spring for a rug shampooer for the rest of the mess dogs leave behind? I was! My carpet shampooer recently petered out, after a dozen years of faithful weekly service trying to stay ahead of 8 […]

Icky Ears?

Icky Ears? A lot of dogs have ears that are really bothering them—itchy, painful, irritated—and their people do not realize how much discomfort there are in. Do you have a dog with floppy ears—with flaps that hang down and create the perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to flourish? Does your dog scratch at her […]