Celebrating #GivingTuesday

Humane Talk (11-28-2016) #8068: Celebrating #GivingTuesday — the ultimate antidote to the rampant consumerism of Black Friday. Kim Alboum — director of the Emergency Placement Partners program for the Humane Society of the United States — thanks Halo for giving a bowl of food for every $1 donated to the HSUS on this day. She […]

Madonna Leaves the Dog Film Festival in New York City To Go…Home

Madonna leaves the Dog Film Festival in New York City to go… home! The 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival, held at Symphony Space in New York City on October 15, was a howling success in many ways. I returned home happy, but exhausted, and then I received the fantastic news that Madonna, a 22-month-old rescued […]

Halo Gave “10,000 Bowls” to Our Shelters — How Much Food is That, Anyway?

Halo calls itself “America’s Best-Loved Holistic Pet Food” and I can assure you that is doubly true in the cities and towns where the Dog Film Festival traveled this past year! In those destinations, Halo gave 10,000 bowls of pet food to the shelter that was our partner and beneficiary in that location, through Halo’s […]

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 […]

Celebrate Your Vet Tech!

Celebrate Your Vet Tech! Whenever I go for an appointment at the vet, the first person my dogs and I are greeted by is the veterinary technician. She is like a warm friendly maitre d’ at a nice restaurant — making sure we feel welcome and getting everything set up for us. I think it’s […]

Fat Dog? Halo Healthy Weight Food Helps Shed Pounds

Fat Dog? Halo Healthy Weight Food Helps Shed Pounds Dr. Donna Spector is Halo’s veterinary advisor and she is also my co-host on our internet radio show THE EXPERT VET on the Radio Pet Lady Network, where we’ve been having a good time choosing candidates for our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge. We knew that when […]

The Pet Cancer Vet #2028 (5-05-2014)

The Pet Cancer Vet (5-05-2014) #2028: Patty in Stuartstown PA asks Dr. Sue’s advice about her pet Halo, who had cancer removed from his back and was told he had a “clean” pathology report. Patty wants to know whether the word “clean” in a pathology report actually means “clean & cancer free?” Tracie and Dr. […]

Dog Nutrition: “Crude Protein” In Dry Dog Food

“Crude protein” is one of those measurements that can be especially slippery for us to figure out when choosing a dog food. I feel as though “crude protein” should have a yellow caution flag next to it because this pair of words on dog food labels is so misleading. Protein is the most expensive ingredient […]

Dog Talk #351 (12/14/2013)

Dog Talk #351 (12/14/2013): Three wonderful holiday feel-good photo books: Rebecca Ascher-Walsh with DEVOTED, David Tabatsky with BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS and Lisa Rogak with ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY; Tracie answers listeners questions about dry food: is it all “kitty crack,” even kibble for dogs? (Hint: No! Big dogs like Tracie has need a super premium […]