Please Read This Book—It Knocked My Socks Off (It Will Surprise You, Too!)

Please Read This Book – It Knocked My Socks Off (It Will Surprise You, Too!) As you will hear if you listen to this week’s Dog Talk® I devoted the whole hour to one book: How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World. I said right up front to the author, Henry Mance, with all […]

Little Isabella Goes Raw

Little Isabella Goes Raw Friends who are “once-removed” (dear friends of a very dear friend of mine in East Hampton) took my advice about the breed of puppy that might be the best fit for them, and they were graced with a gorgeous black Cocker Spaniel [from a “Bred with Heart” AKC breeder who interviewed […]

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink?

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink? (sponsored by Weruva) It’s summer. It’s hot. We all get thirsty, so drinking plenty of fluids is on our mind.  We think of drinking as something good, something to encourage, something we should do for our health. We grab for the bottle of water or sports drink. We […]

Betty Shares Her Evermore

Betty Shares Her Evermore My friend Diane is determined to make all the best nutritional choices for way-too-cute Betty, her newest English Springer Spaniel (following in the pawprints of equally-loved Phoebe and Stella). Because of Covid I have not been able to visit and get actual kisses from Betty, but I was thrilled to be […]

How the Bidens Failed Their Dog Major

How the Bidens Failed Their Dog Major In the latest episode of GOOD DOGS!, my co-host Carol Borden (founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs and a veteran trainer, particularly of German Shepherds) and I discuss the various ways the President and his wife Jill seemed not to have considered the stress on their dogs […]

Why Are Cats So Darn Picky?

Why Are Cats So Darn Picky? Cats tend to be super picky about their diets. Everybody knows this who has had to open three different cat food cans and watch their cat walk away with his nose in the air! One reason for pickiness comes from a cat’s early eating experiences — they will lean […]

We’re All Sad to be Missing the Cat Film Festival – But a Ray of Hope!

We’re All Sad to be Missing the Cat Film Festival – But a Ray of Hope! I got this note from Jeanne in New York City, who I think sums up how we’re all feeling. “I’ve been to every one of the Cat Film Festivals in New York City. In fact, one year you told […]

Senior Dogs Slip & Slide

Please make accommodations in your house to your senior pooch: put down throw carpets or runners wherever there are long stretches of slippery floor or corners your dog slips around. Just as we worry that old people will fall and hurt themselves, old dogs can do the same. Their balance is not what it once […]

Isn’t Distilled Water Just as Good as CatWater?

Isn’t Distilled Water Just as Good as CatWater? I recently interviewed Pierre-Luc Gingras in Montreal on Dog Talk® — the developer of CatWater — about the health benefits of this feline-specific water which was clinically proven at the University of Montreal School of Veterinary Medicine to reduce minerals in cats’ urinary tracts. When one of […]

Have You Planned for Your Pets After You’re Gone?

Have You Planned for Your Pets After You’re Gone? I was recently contacted by Freyda, a 78-year-old single lady in Queens, New York, who is worried about what will happen to her pussycat when she is gone. Freyda is in good health, but it’s inevitable that her all-black kitty Maisie, who is only 6 years […]