Breezing (relatively speaking) Through Nightmare of ACL Repair

Breezing (relatively speaking) Through the Nightmare of an ACL Repair My majestically athletic, exuberant Weimaraner Maisie made it all the way to age six before she tore her ACL ligament in May. I had been living in absolute dread of it tearing for months before it happened. I was doing everything I could to protect […]

Los Angeles’ Stray Cat Alliance

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-29-2018) #590: Featuring Christi Metropole, Dr. Rob Hart, and Angela Burton. Christi Metropole talks about the Stray Cat Alliance in Los Angeles and the particular challenges in effectively doing spay/neuter and return of feral cats to their communities; Dr. Rob Hart, NYC’s Animal Medical Center orthopedic surgeon, discusses techniques for […]

Advances in Orthopedic Interventions

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-14-2017) #546: Katie Lisnick, the Director of Cat Protection & Policy for the Humane Society of the United States, talks about their work on behalf of community cats in Hawaii, the most challenging state in which to navigate the tricky cats/wildlife issue; Jen Reeder talks about the Dog Writers Association […]

Skateboarding With a Samoyed

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-17-2016) #490: Filmmaker Dean Saffron talks about his film “One Man & His Dog” about a quiet iconic Australian who has become mythic in his town as he skateboards joyfully with his Samoyed — which will be in the “Outdoor Adventure” program of the 2nd Annual Dog Film Festival; Kathy […]

Value of Hip Replacement Surgery

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (07-23-2016)#482: Dr. Rob Hart, an orthopedic surgeon from NYC’s Animal Medical Center, explains the value of hip replacement surgery in dogs and the swift permanent relief it affords them; Christine Benninger, president & CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind, talks about Joan Rivers’ devotion to their organization and how […]