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 […]

There’s No Reason For “Kitten Food!”

There’s No Reason For “Kitten Food”! A listener wrote me with a question that I’ve heard a lot: “What’s the best kitten food for my new family member?” The research I did for THE CAT BIBLE showed me that the dietary requirement of a kitten is this: to get twice as much high-protein food as […]

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 […]

Happy 11th Birthday to the Evermore Girls

Happy 11th Birthday to the Evermore Girls Alison and Hanna are simply enchanting — in their unwavering belief in making human-edible, cooked dog food delivered to customers without compromising anything. They are now in a niche part of the pet food field with half a dozen competitors, all of them with millions in venture capital […]

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 […]