How to Get Your Cat Off “Kitty Crack” and Slim Down

How To Get Your Cat Off “Kitty Crack” And Slim Down For all of the 7 ½ years I had my own show on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius satellite radio, I focused on feline health, especially as it related to nutrition.  From my years of research for writing The Cat Bible: Everything Your […]

Sammie Gets Breakfast (Finally!)

Sammie Gets Breakfast (Finally!) My friends Marianne and Julien are the sweetest, kindest people you’d ever like to know — and they are devoted to their darling rescued mutt, Sammie. They are both brilliant retired college professors, so I was astonished to discover that their ideas about canine nutrition and wellness were stuck in the […]

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 […]

Mix It Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together

Mix It Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together I received an email from Susan, a listener to my radio show CAT CHAT® who asked the following question: I’ve read over and over (and I see on your site you feel the same) that wet food is far superior to dry food and that dry […]

Dog Kibble: How Much Is Way Too Much?

Dog Kibble: How Much Is Way Too Much? Do you wonder how much kibble really belongs in your dog’s bowl? Many of us who have large breed dogs are suspicious about the enormous amount of dry food that some pet food companies recommend feeding. We cannot help wondering whether it is self-serving for a company […]

Good Dogs! #6020 (6-16-2014)

Good Dogs! (6-16-2014) #6020: Scott Freeman explains why the varieties of food made by NATURE’S LOGIC — kibble, canned and raw frozen — are radically different from other pet foods because they are made without any chemical vitamins and minerals, with all balanced nutrition coming from whole foods; Marcy of Avidog explains how to avoid […]

What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in Dry Dog Food?

What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in a Dry Dog Food? The most popular blog I’ve ever written was about what “crude protein” really means — and whether the amount of crude protein in kibble is a reliable way to judge the best dog food for your own pooch. So I want to tell people […]

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 […]

Who Says Baked Is Better?

A few weeks ago I wrote about “all kibble not being created equal” and received a friendly request for more information from Michelle, who wanted to know whether Halo was extruded because a friend of hers had said that “baked kibble was better.” I was glad to get the question because years ago when I […]