Celebrate Thanksgiving with a “Pumpkin Patch Up” Pet Pie

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a “Pumpkin Patch Up” Pet Pie Thanksgiving is all about food. And family. We also know food = love for many of us! So if our pets are family — and we clearly love them — then here’s a way to include them in the deliciousness of Thanksgiving without giving them stomach […]

Gift Bags for the Dog & Cat Festival Filmmakers 

Gift Bags for the Dog & Cat Festival Filmmakers  What’s in the Cat Bag? I had the pleasure of introducing some wonderful filmmakers to the packed audience at the Village East theater for the 5th Annual NY Cat Film Festival at the Premiere on October 23rd. I wanted to make sure they got wonderful gift […]

Seriously?! Spiced Pumpkin Latte for Dogs & Cats?

Seriously?! Spiced Pumpkin Latte for Dogs & Cats? Just when I thought I had heard every good idea for pet treats, my good pals at Weruva came up with the all-time tastiest healthy functional treat. It’s a spiced pumpkin latte which is literally spiced with ginger and turmeric, both stomach-settling spices. The best part is […]

The NY Cat Film Festival Visionary Awards

The NY Cat Film Festival Visionary Awards The Premiere of the 5th Annual NY Cat Film Festival is a huge milestone. How did we get here? Creating a cat film festival seemed an impossible mission five years ago. It was Gina Zaro, the heart and soul of Dr. Elsey’s, who planted the seed of the […]

Separation Anxiety? Chill Out!

Separation Anxiety? Chill Out! Back to school? Back to work? Dog feeling stressed that you are headed back out into the world after more than a year of having you around all the time during Covid? It may be hard for us to adjust to whatever the “new normal” is, but let’s not forget the […]

What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in a Dry Dog Food?

What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in a Dry Dog Food? Is the amount of crude protein in kibble a reliable way to judge the best dog food for your own pooch? Maybe not! I think the words “crude protein” should have a blinking caution light on dog food labels. Those two words can be […]

Cat with Kidney Issues? Need Low Phosphorus? Look No Further!

Cat with Kidney Issues? Need Low Phosphorus? Look No Further! Please note, you absolutely must work in tandem with your trusted veterinarian to diagnose and then manage a cat with CRD. Chronic Renal Disease is going to be a management issue for the rest of the cat’s life as the kidneys continue to decline. You […]

Pet’s Appetite Have the Summer Blahs? Weruva is an “Amuse Bouche”

Pet’s Appetite Have the Summer Blahs? Weruva is an “Amuse Bouche” The heat this summer is pretty brutal around the world, but summertime is almost always hot and muggy. When the weather is like that, you and your pets may lose your appetite. If you have a dog or cat who isn’t interested in her […]

Is Fish Good for Cats?

Is Fish Good for Cats? Many of us make a positive association between cats and “fish for dinner,” possibly because of cartoons we’ve seen that depict cats licking their whiskers with the skeleton of a fish they have completely consumed. Also, cat foods historically used fish when it was once a plentiful and inexpensive ingredient […]

Summer Adventure Travel & Do Good for Pets

Summer Adventure Travel & Do Good for Pets It seems everyone has a serious case of “cabin fever” after up to two years of not being able or feeling comfortable traveling. Now the mood has changed to people wanting to go somewhere, but maybe now the desire to have a trip needs to mean more […]