Four Paws Up for Bissell

Four Paws Up for Bissell Need a new vacuum cleaner for all your dog fur? Are you ready to Spring for a rug shampooer for the rest of the mess dogs leave behind? I was! My carpet shampooer recently petered out, after a dozen years of faithful weekly service trying to stay ahead of 8 […]

Icky Ears?

Icky Ears? A lot of dogs have ears that are really bothering them—itchy, painful, irritated—and their people do not realize how much discomfort there are in. Do you have a dog with floppy ears—with flaps that hang down and create the perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to flourish? Does your dog scratch at her […]

Make A Shelter Dog’s Day: Take Him for Ice Cream

Make A Shelter Dog’s Day: Take Him for Ice Cream I recently interviewed a multi-faceted graduate student, Allison Andrukonis, at the Animal and Food Sciences Department of Texas Tech University. She is doing a study on “compassion fatigue” in shelter workers—specifically “burn-out” and the emotional effects of euthanasia on the spirits of shelter workers. I […]

What Can Possibly Be the Problem with Grain-Free Dog Food?

What Can Possibly Be The Problem With Grain-Free Dog Food? I’m glad that the alarm bells have stopped ringing about the dangers of grain-free dog food. For a little while, there was a flurry of articles and cautionary advice about avoiding the dog foods labeled as “grain free” because there was a heart condition called […]

Film Festivals Coming to Berkshires—and I’m Coming, Too!

The Film Festivals are Coming to the Berkshires – and I’m Coming, Too! I’m pretty darned happy that my local independent art house movie theater, Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is going to be hosting my NY Cat Film Festival this coming Saturday May 4th at 1 PM (with 2 different programs), and then on […]

Celebrating Spring with Glorious New Collars

Celebrating Spring with Glorious New Collars Here in Northern New England it is still too cold and damp to celebrate Spring. When it’s grey, windy, and rainy and you’re still wearing lined boots and hooded insulated jackets to walk the dogs as May approaches, it’s hard to get in a upbeat mood. Thinking of the […]

What My Girls are Eating Now

What My Girls are Eating Now I am a pretty devoted Dog Feeding Mom. I think we’ve established by now — with over 14 years in the pet field and nearly 650 consecutive shows of Dog Talk® on NPR – that I have decided that there are nutritional supplements that enhance the health of dogs […]

Power of Purrsuasion Adoption Event

Dr. Elsey’s, the Founding Sponsor of the NY Cat Film Festival, is launching the first adoption pop-up event for their Power of Purrsuasion campaign in New York City for two weeks, beginning Monday April 22nd to May 15th, at the Meow Parlour. Dr. Elsey’s will cover a limited number of Meow Parlour reservation fees and […]

Biggest Problem for Cat Owners: Out-of-Litter-Box Issues

Out-of-Litter-Box Issues are still the Biggest Problem for Cat Owners I’m so glad people have written in with out-of-litter-box problems, since this the main reason people give up on their kitties. Everybody who writes me with kitty questions gets a coupon for a free Comfort Zone pheromone diffuser, which for many cats helps to lower […]

The New “Cat Chat” Help Line

The New “Cat Chat” Help Line I miss the old CAT CHAT Sirius radio days days when I was live on on the Martha Stewart channel every Wednesday evening and could help cat lovers solve their kitty behavior problems. I miss you devoted feline families across the country! (I do have a CAT CHAT podcast […]