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 […]

Come Hang out with me, Ann Patchett & Kate DiCamillo, the Author Who Changed Her Life

Come Hang out with me, Ann Patchett & Kate DiCamillo, the Author Who Changed Her Life I just recorded one of my favorite radio shows of all time — and that’s saying a lot, since I’ve been doing DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) for 675 shows over 13 years. It is why I especially want […]

Quarantining is a Chance to Reconnect with Your Kitties   

Quarantining is a Chance to Reconnect with Your Kitties    “Stuck at home” is a survival prescription for the world right now, but let’s look at the bright side (at least from our pets’ perspective). We can embrace this time of “sheltering in place” as an opportunity to offer our cats the exercise and enrichment they […]

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. […]

The Controversy About E-Collars on Dog Talk®

There was a small handful of people who follow my show who immediately responded negatively to the title I gave a recent show — “E-Collars Can be part of a Positive Training Relationship.” I purposely chose that heading to be provocative, so people might notice it. I had hoped people might listen and consider another […]