Celebrate Thanksgiving with a “Pumpkin Patch Up” Pet Pie

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a “Pumpkin Patch Up” Pet Pie Thanksgiving is all about food. And family. We also know food = love for many of us! So if our pets are family — and we clearly love them — then here’s a way to include them in the deliciousness of Thanksgiving without giving them stomach […]

Seriously?! Spiced Pumpkin Latte for Dogs & Cats?

Seriously?! Spiced Pumpkin Latte for Dogs & Cats? Just when I thought I had heard every good idea for pet treats, my good pals at Weruva came up with the all-time tastiest healthy functional treat. It’s a spiced pumpkin latte which is literally spiced with ginger and turmeric, both stomach-settling spices. The best part is […]

Pet’s Appetite Have the Summer Blahs? Weruva is an “Amuse Bouche”

Pet’s Appetite Have the Summer Blahs? Weruva is an “Amuse Bouche” The heat this summer is pretty brutal around the world, but summertime is almost always hot and muggy. When the weather is like that, you and your pets may lose your appetite. If you have a dog or cat who isn’t interested in her […]

Dear Old Cookie Deserves to Eat Evermore

Dear Old Cookie Deserves to Eat Evermore “Cookie should be eating Evermore,” I told my friend Adrienne, when I found out that her veterinarian had recommended feeding cooked frozen dog food instead of kibble. “Evermore is the only subscription frozen dog food that is focused on using only top-shelf, truly organic ingredients. What also sets […]

Gather Children’s Pet Books for Charity!

Gather Children’s Pet Books for Charity! Please follow my lead and buy some pet-focused children’s books or scour your own bookshelves — and those of your friends! — for any pet-themed book that is written for children or would be child-friendly. I did that and effortlessly sent them to Hindi’s Libraries, a New York-based literacy […]

Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Halloween

Valuable Nutrition Information Sponsored by Weruva Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Halloween Back when I was researching my all-inclusive guide to dog ownership, The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know, I learned about the preventive and restorative value of pumpkin in a dog’s diet. Naturally-derived fiber was important in keeping a dog’s digestive […]

Where Does Your Pet’s Fish Come From in Their Food?

Where Does Your Pet’s Fish Come From in Their Food? Our pet’s food can once again teach us some good lessons and good practice in choosing our own food. A major area of concern in the food chain is where and how fish is obtained, how they are handled or treated,  and what the ramifications […]

No Need to Feel Bad for Turkeys this Year

You Don’t Have to Feel Bad for the Turkeys This Year Those of us who are not vegans or vegetarians can still have misgivings about the way animals are raised for food in this country. We’d like to be able to choose humanely raised animals in the food chain, which isn’t always easy. The Humane […]

The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food

The Scoop On Grain-Free Dog Food “Grain-free” is often a distorted concept in pet food, even though some dog owners believe that pet food identified this way is of special value. “Grain-free” pet foods were developed and marketed in response to what people were seeking, perhaps as part of a human dietary trend to avoid […]

The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really?

The Mystery of “Crude Protein:” What is it, really? Read the label on your dog’s food, and you’ll see a section called “Guaranteed Analysis.” That’s called the “ingredient dec” (or “declaration”) in pet food manufacturing lingo.  Listed there, along with all the ingredients, you’ll find percentages for moisture, crude fiber, crude fat, and crude protein. […]