“Crazy Cat Lady”

Cat Chat — Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-22-2022) #0099: Garrett Clancy talks about his documentary “Crazy Cat Lady” (just now available on Amazon Prime, Apple iTunes and other streaming services) which shows the feral cat crisis in Los Angeles and applauds the herculean efforts of cat advocates who work tirelessly to help these […]

Black Cat Holistic Rescue

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (06-16-2021) #0045: Tracey Lenac, the founder of Black Cat Holistic Rescue in Los Angeles, California, is a Reiki master teacher who explains the value of practicing Reiki with any pet.   MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL

Amy Kopelan on Home: Where All Dogs Deserve To Be

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-03-2021) # 708: Featuring Jim Gorman, Amy Kopelan, and Tracey Lenac. James Gorman from The New York Times discusses his article about ancient dog DNA and its spread around the globe, and advances in research in bioarchaeology with fossil canine genomes, which is producing some surprises about the lives of […]

Social Media Sensation: WeRateDogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-06-2018) #591: Featuring Matt Nelson, Dr. Patrick Mahaney, and Hillary Rosen. Matt Nelson talks about how he accidentally created the Instagram sensation, WeRateDogs; Dr. Patrick Mahaney tells the story of Arbuckle, an obese Beagle who was rescued at 116 lbs. by the non-profit A Purposeful Rescue in Los Angeles, has […]

You Really Need Pet Insurance!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #562: You really need pet insurance. But what company to choose? Kent Kruse, retired pet insurance expert and veterinarian, talks about why more people do not have pet insurance and how to go about protecting yourself by choosing a company with no annual or lifetime limits, no hereditary exclusions, and […]

Using Genetic Markers to Identify Potential For Illness

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-01-2017) #531: Dr. Lowell Ackerman is a veterinarian who wrote THE GENETIC CONNECTION: A GUIDE TO HEREDITARY HEALTH PROBLEMS IN DOGS AND CATS, discusses what “personalized medicine” means in using genetic markers to identify individual dogs’ potential for illness; Dr. Dena Mangiamele was formerly Chief Veterinarian for the entire city […]

The Tragedy of Orlando and the Victims’ Pets Left Behind

The Tragedy of Orlando and the Victims’ Pets Left Behind I had not seen my old friend Donanne in Los Angeles for many years, so I was very happy to be headed there in the first week of June with the Dog Film Festival. With a grant from the Petco Foundation, I’m touring the country […]

Meet my Goddaughter Melissa Rivers at Dog Film Festival Pooch Party in L.A.

Meet my Goddaughter Melissa Rivers at the Dog Film Festival Pooch Party in Los Angeles I’m really excited to be heading to Los Angeles to premiere the Dog Film Festival there next Saturday June 4th, but I have a very special personal reason for wanting to get there: my goddaughter Melissa Rivers has agreed to […]

Explaining Dog Behavior — and Misbehavior!

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (05-07-2016) #471: Dr. Tina Owen founded Hope Veterinary Clinic in Los Angeles while she was the chief of surgery at the VCA West Los Angeles Veterinary Hospital — and she was a pioneer in offering vet services to the pets of the homeless, a “pack of two”; Kim Kavin wrote […]

Helping Homeless with Pets

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (03-05-2016) #463: Lori Weise created Downtown Dog Rescue in Los Angeles to help homeless people with pets, serving the “shadow population” where something as simple as getting a dog license for a homeless person is a sense of accomplishment; Karn Meyers discusses Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” in Los Angeles […]