Welcoming Earth Animal to My World

Welcoming Earth Animal to My World For many many years, I drove by the small Earth Animal store in Westport, Connecticut, which is where I grew up — and where my father and Paul Newman created Newman’s Own — and where my father (at the astounding old age of 102!) still lives 65 years later. […]

Steve Smith of Pet Releaf on Effective CBD Products

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-16-2019) #649: Featuring Steve Smith and listener cat questions. CBD products for pets and people are becoming a booming, multi-billion dollar business, but most people don’t know how to choose reliably effective, quality products for themselves or their animals. To help weed out (sic) potentially dangerous or useless products made […]

R & D of Breeding, Raising & Training Working Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-30-2018) #577: Featuring Dr. Cynthia Otto, Ed Jamison, and Belinda Jones. Dr. Cynthia Otto is the winner of a Bustad award from the American Veterinary Medical Association as Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, for her work as head of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center at the University of […]

Get Working Dogs From Shelters—Not From European Breeders!

Get Working Dogs From Shelters—Not From European Breeders! Why does the United States military — and various police departments around the country — continue to spend tens of thousands of dollars per dog to buy potential working dogs from Eastern Europe? Not long ago on Dog Talk®  I spoke to Dr. Karen Overall at the […]

A Cat Who Had All Teeth Extracted

Cat Chat (01-08-2018) #1074: Dr. Kelly Saverino from the University of Pennsylvania vet school discusses the unusual case of a kitty, Jax, who had to have all his teeth extracted — but is doing just fine! Tracie asks what advice Dr. Saverino has for pet owners who are fearful about getting their pet’s teeth cleaned […]

The Ethics of Keeping Pets

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-15-2017) #520: Lourdes Bravo talks about being the Kitten Nursery Manager for the A.S.P.C.A. in New York City which was written up in a big New York Times article; Dr. Ariel Mosenco at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary college talks about “Radioactive Cats” and a recent article about the radioactive […]

Dog Talk 500: Training Police Dogs; Love of Goldens

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-26-2016) #500: David Yaskulka from Halo, Purely for Pets, a long time sponsor of DOG TALK, joins Tracie to celebrate the 500th consecutive episode of the show; Dr. Cindy Otto discusses her program at the University of Pennsylvania Working Dog Center at the veterinary school, where she heads a team […]