No Need to Feel Bad for Turkeys this Year

You Don’t Have to Feel Bad for the Turkeys This Year Those of us who are not vegans or vegetarians can still have misgivings about the way animals are raised for food in this country. We’d like to be able to choose humanely raised animals in the food chain, which isn’t always easy. The Humane […]

Halo’s New Catch Phrase: “the Proof is in the Poop”

Halo’s New Catch Phrase: “the Proof is in the Poop” When a company that takes itself seriously about having the highest quality nutrition comes up with a cartoon “character” named Poopsie and has banners proclaiming, “The Proof is in the poop,” you need to sit up and pay attention! Although the educational campaign may sound […]

The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food

The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food “Grain-free” is often a distorted concept in pet food, even though some dog owners believe that pet food identified this way is of special value. “Grain-free” pet foods were developed and marketed in response to what people were seeking, perhaps as part of a human dietary trend to avoid […]

A Message of Apology to Cat Owners in Australia

Full Disclosure: Weruva is long time sponsor of my pet talk radio show. They are not a sponsor of this blog or any other activities I undertake. My sincere apologies to any cat owners who have misperceived my motives in my defense of Weruva in regards to cat illnesses in Australia. I am truly sorry […]

The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really?

The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really? Read the label on your dog’s food, and you’ll see a section called “Guaranteed Analysis.” That’s called the “ingredient dec” (or “declaration”) in pet food manufacturing lingo.  Listed there, along with all the ingredients, you’ll find percentages for moisture, crude fiber, crude fat, and crude protein. […]

What Happens When the Finger Gets Pointed at a Pet Food Company Without Proof?

There’s been some online drama in Australia around the possibility that there may be something wrong with certain flavors of Weruva’s BFF canned cat foods — only in some of the flavors that are made only for Australia, manufactured in an isolated human food manufacturing facility that makes only these flavors just for the Australian […]

Halo Officially Recommended for Dogs with Cancer

Halo Officially Recommended for Dogs with Cancer I think pet lovers know that I have spent a crazy amount of time for more than a decade, studying and following information and news about pet nutrition. I feel pretty confident that I have an unbiased, objective, thoughtful perspective on the various arguments and debates about pet […]

Chubby Dog? Pudgy Pooch? Take The Halo Healthy Weight Challenge

Dr. Donna Spector (who is also the star of my Radio Pet Lady Network show The Expert Vet) helped formulate the Take it Off Teddy! diet for me, using a prescription dog food. She calculated the calories my dog Teddy needed to eat in order to start burning up his fat, which made it possible […]

Be Thankful for HALO and What Makes it Different

  On a day that we devote to eating with and celebrating Family, it’s a good time to give thanks that with Halo pet foods, we can feed our four-legged family members with the same loving attention we give to our human family’s meal. But we need to be mindful that Halo has become something […]

A Spot’s Stew Thanksgiving with the Best Ingredients

As another Thanksgiving rolls around, I always think of wonderful experience I had when I was the PETCO spokesperson in 2010 for their natural foods section. They flew me down to San Diego and I had a chance to prepare my very own version of Halo Spot’s Stew for the cameras, encouraging dog and owners […]