I’m Not a Veterinarian, But About Your Dog’s Torn ACL…

I’m Not a Veterinarian, But About Your Dog’s Torn ACL… People often write to me with medical questions and issues, which makes me sorry that they have not found a local veterinarian they can trust. I always remind people that I am NOT a vet and that any advice I give is not intended as […]

A Kitten Conversation

A Kitten Conversation RACHEL: Hi, Tracie. I was listening to your podcast episode about giving our animals probiotics and I was hoping you could recommend a particular brand? Its super helpful to hear what brands of food, supplements, etc you and the doctors you interview suggest since there’s soo much misinformation out there. It’s for […]

Can Dog Food Cause the Heart Disease DCM?

Can Dog Food Cause the Heart Disease DCM? I received a passionate email recently from Mike, a listener who sadly lost his dog due to the heart condition DCM. He believed that his dog died from eating grain-free dog food. Possibly his veterinarian told him it was “caused by nutrition” or Mike reading the confusing […]

Confessions of a Dog Bed Junkie

Confessions of a Dog Bed Junkie I admit it: I have been on a lifelong quest for the perfect dog bed. I have bought (and been given by companies) ten times more dog beds than my lifetime cumulative number of dogs! Over the years, I’ve always had two dog beds in every room of whatever […]

Chill Out With the Zen Pen

Chill Out With the Zen Pen My older dog Maisie just went through her second ACL repair — a major bone-cutting surgery with hardware screwed into the bones. Lots of pain (for which she gets compounded tramadol and gabapentin), as well as anxiety about the whole procedure. Now, two and a half weeks later, she […]

Pumpkin Patch Up to the Rescue

Pumpkin Patch Up to the Rescue I have known how beneficial pumpkin is for a dog or cat’s digestive system ever since I researched and wrote The Dog Bible and The Cat Bible. However, I’ve never really promoted the concept of adding pumpkin to the diet of any cat or dog because pure, unsweetened pumpkin […]

CanineActiv® Supplement for Old Boys in Hospice Care

CanineActiv Supplement for Old Boys in Hospice Care Sherri Franklin founded the well-loved senior dog rescue, Muttville, in San Francisco many moons ago. She is still bringing some of the rescues to her own house to await a loving home, or to live out their days with her. Many of us think of Muttville dogs […]

Two Little “Monkey Dogs” Give Paws Up to dailydose Dental Chews

Two Little “Monkey Dogs” Give Paws Up to dailydose Dental Chews I have a friend who is a holistic veterinarian who used to rescue retired racing Greyhounds — sometimes three at a time(!) which meant that dental issues were always a huge concern for her, as Greyhounds from the track have notoriously poor dental health. […]

Canine Cuisine During the Pandemic—A Chance to Do Better!

Canine Cuisine During the Pandemic—A Chance to do Better! People seem to be going a little nutty with their cooking these days, closed in their houses and apartments with no restaurants to go to. We all seem inspired to try new cooking ideas. People are baking, experimenting with recipes, and adding new flavors or garnishing […]

Gorgeous Reggae Music for Dogs (and Us!) During COVID-19

Gorgeous Reggae Music For Dogs (and Us!) during COVID-19 Back in 2008, Through a Dog’s Ear scientifically engineered beautiful calming music for dogs. Little would we have guessed that we’d ALL need as much calming and spirit-soothing as we can get while cut off from each other. Long before the current pandemic, bioacoustic/psychoacoustic researcher Joshua […]