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 […]

Forbidden Foods for Dogs — Or Not?

Forbidden Foods for Dogs — Or Not? LinkAKC recently asked me to do an online Q & A interview — but they weren’t really able to fully use my answers. So I thought I’d give you the unredacted version! 1. Is it OK to give your dog beer occasionally?I’ve had a dog or two in […]

Happy Dogs Dig Their Veggies

My vegetarian friend, Adrienne, in East Hampton is so grateful to Halo for their meatless dog food, Vegan Garden Medley, which is made with protein from lower-glycemic ingredients like chickpeas. It includes essential vitamins and nutrients in both versions, the tasty kibble and canned. Adrienne’s rescue dogs, Cookie (older lady with white whiskers) and her […]

Revolutionary Cancer Center for Dogs

Holistic Vets (12-05-2016) #3062: Dr Judy Morgan talks about a revolutionary cancer center for dogs: the Ketopet Sanctuary in Texas north of Austin where they take in dogs with incurable, terminal cancer and give them a good quality of life while studying a cancer therapy that could apply to human cancer based on keto-genic diets […]

Halo Made My “Impossible” Dream Come True!

My dream has always been to find canned cat foods that had no more than 10% of calories from carbohydrates in it. That was a dream I shared with all health-conscious cat lovers, who recognize that the cat is an obligate carnivore and should eat a meat diet — ideally one with only about 10% […]

Beware: “Crude Protein” Doesn’t Mean What You Think!

It came as a big surprise to me to learn that the words “crude protein” that you see on all bags of pet food — that you are carefully looking for on the label — don’t really have anything directly to do with what we think of as being protein — meat, fish or poultry. […]