Perception of Pet Food Influenced by Emotions

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-24-2018) #598: Featuring Ryan Yamka, Jeff Franklin, and Traer Scott. Tracie invites Ryan Yamka — a board certified nutritionist for companion animals — to discuss the way perception of pet food is sometimes influenced by owners’ emotions, and how “grain-free” pet foods became misperceived as preferable; Jeff Franklin, subject of […]

Diet Pet Food for Obese Dogs & Cats

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-23-2017) #554: Dr. Ryan Tamka (who is a veterinary nutritionist with a doctorate in animal nutrition and board certified with the American College of Animal Science, as well as the American College of Human Nutrition), discusses obesity in cats and dogs and how diet pet foods work; Amy Nichols has […]

Autism and Companion Animals

Dog Talk (07-11-2015) #429: Vance Malone talks about the inspiration for his short documentary “The Poodle Trainer” which will be featured at the Dog Film Festival October 3rd; Maguerite O’Haire — who teaches courses in human-animal interaction at the Center for the Human Animal Bond — discusses research about autism and companion animals; Alissa Gander […]

Treating Fido Like Family in China

Treating Fido Like Family in China Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of “companion animals” in Chinese cities. [Journalist Debra Bruno writes for the Atlantic and posted this superb article about changing values and practices in China regarding dogs as dinner or family members — and mentions Mary Peng, my […]