What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in a Dry Dog Food?

What Does Crude Protein Really Mean in a Dry Dog Food? Is the amount of crude protein in kibble a reliable way to judge the best dog food for your own pooch? Maybe not! I think the words “crude protein” should have a blinking caution light on dog food labels. Those two words can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magic the GSD is Thriving on Merrick Food

Magic the GSD is Thriving on Merrick Food People ask me all the time what food they should be feeding their dogs, but when my friend Paul asked on behalf of his beloved dog Magic — who has a typically sensitive stomach for a German Shepherd — I was afraid to tell him. Generally when […]

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 […]

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 […]

My 3rd “Generation” of Weimaraners Are eating The Honest Kitchen

My 3rd “Generation” of Weimaraners Are eating The Honest Kitchen    I often say I’ve been feeding The Honest Kitchen to my dogs as part of their daily meals since the company began in Lucy Postins’ own kitchen in San Diego, but I really had no concept of how long ago that was. But then I […]

What does Non-GMO Actually Mean, Anyway?

What does Non-GMO Actually Mean, Anyway? There is much talk these days of non-GMO fruits and vegetables being desirable, but I’ve personally been a bit confused about it. When Halo changed its formulations to ensure there were only non-GMO veggies in their kibble, I wondered what my dogs were getting that I wasn’t! What I […]

Myth Debunk #1: Dogs Don’t Like Fruits & Vegetables

Myth Debunk #1 – Dogs Don’t Like Fruits & Vegetables There seem to be a lot of myths about what/when/how people should feed their dogs, with one of the overall Major Myths being that “people food is bad for dogs.” This is sheer silliness, as anyone who has been listening to me knows already, and […]