Pumpkin Patch Up to the Rescue

Pumpkin Patch Up to the Rescue I have known how beneficial pumpkin is for a dog or cat’s digestive system ever since I researched and wrote The Dog Bible and The Cat Bible. However, I’ve never really promoted the concept of adding pumpkin to the diet of any cat or dog because pure, unsweetened pumpkin […]

Pork Bone treats are no treat for Pups

Pork Bone treats are no treat for Pups The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning on “bone treats” for dogs, having recently received more than 70 reports of illnesses in dogs who ingested the “bone treats” derived from pigs. “A variety of commercially-available bone treats for dogs — including treats described as […]

A Farewell Toast to Dr. Donna’s Little “Bestie” Morgan

A Farewell Toast to Dr. Donna’s Little “Bestie” Morgan In the years I have been associated with Halo and had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts with you all, I have had the additional pleasure of becoming good friends with Dr. Donna Spector, Halo’s veterinary advisor. I have also had the privilege of learning from […]

A Healthy Gut: Why Important in Animals?

[Guest post] They are small—microscopic in fact. But they are the heavy hitters when it comes to your pet’s gut health, and actually to the total health of the animal. They are called “healthy bacteria” and they perform a host of great functions. These beneficial microorganisms are critical to your pet’s health. The Importance of […]

Maisie’s Adventure with The Honest Kitchen

Maisie’s Adventure with The Honest Kitchen Here’s a personal tale to make the point that even dogs with the “trickiest tummies” can eat The Honest Kitchen’s healthy foods if you give them the digestive support they need to eat the pet food that’s good enough for people to eat — “Made with Passion and Principles.” […]

Preventing Vaccine Associated Illness in Pets, Part 1 of 2

{The integrative house call vet Dr Patrick Mahaney is my co-host on HOLISTIC VETS on the Radio Pet Lady Network, and wanted to share part one of two articles he’s written on vaccinosis for PetMD.com} Preventing Vaccine Associated Illness in Pets, Part 1 of 2 Guest Blog Post by Dr. Patrick Mahaney Does your pet […]

Beijing’s Animal Markets and “Week Long Dogs”

Mary Peng is a visionary in China, working to open hearts and minds to the wonders of pet ownership. I am proud to have her as my co-host on our new Radio Pet Lady Network show Tails From China and to share this article. The end of summer in Beijing is traditionally associated with a […]

Afraid Better Dog Food Might Give Your Dog “The Trots”?

Afraid Better Dog Food Might Give Your Dog “The Trots”? What do you do if you adopt a dog like my sweet young Blue Weimaraner, Maisie, and she develops horrible diarrhea when switching her to a better food? When I picked her up from Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner Rescue in Virginia Beach, they were feeding her and […]

The Expert Vet #5029 (8-04-2014)

The Expert Vet (8-04-2014) #5029: What to do if you adopt a dog like Tracie’s new Blue Weimaraner Maisie and she has horrible diarrhea when switching her to better food? Dr. Donna explains FRD (fiber responsive diarrhea in large breed young dogs) and how adding Fiber One cereal and psyllium husk powder to all meals, […]

Pet Food Advisors #7030 (6-02-2014)

Pet Food Advisors (6-02-2014) #7030: What are the different kinds of fiber in dog food (soluble or insoluble, fermentable or non-) and how they function to create the much sought-after firm poop — and how fiber is helpful in cases of diarrhea. MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL