Why Kitten Food? Because Growing Babies Need It!

Why Kitten Food? Because Growing Babies Need It! Kittens need a lot of food — they need it frequently — and it should be high protein that is top quality. Growing bodies and brains need the best food you can provide. Kittens also need a high fat content in their food, and lots of moisture, […]

Kitty Food Snobs Love Paté – the Good Kind

Kitty Food Snobs Love Pate – the Good Kind The gourmets of the feline world appreciate texture in their food, while also expecting top-notch ingredients. Paté is generally a crowd-pleaser for many cats,  who seem to enjoy the smooth experience of pate on their rough tongues. However , the more discerning Feline Foodies like their […]

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 […]

Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade!

This blog is sponsored by the folks at Weruva, who Salute Seniors. Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade! As dogs get older, they can develop food issues, which can lead to physical problems. It can also be really stressful for us if our dogs don’t want to eat. All dogs need to […]

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink?

Is Your Kitty Dying for a Drink? (sponsored by Weruva) It’s summer. It’s hot. We all get thirsty, so drinking plenty of fluids is on our mind.  We think of drinking as something good, something to encourage, something we should do for our health. We grab for the bottle of water or sports drink. We […]

Kitty Crack Levi

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (03-24-2021) #0033: Tracie helps JoAnn in Olympia WA with a carb-addicted, bread-thieving cat, Levi. Tracie suggests the problem began with feeding “kitty crack” (dry food) to Levi., which is probably what got him hooked  Switching the obligate carnivore (and his sister, Piper) to a quality canned […]

Why Are Cats So Darn Picky?

Why Are Cats So Darn Picky? Cats tend to be super picky about their diets. Everybody knows this who has had to open three different cat food cans and watch their cat walk away with his nose in the air! One reason for pickiness comes from a cat’s early eating experiences — they will lean […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pumpkin Patch Up to the Rescue

Pumpkin Patch Up to the Rescue I have known how beneficial pumpkin is for a dog or cat’s digestive system ever since I researched and wrote The Dog Bible and The Cat Bible. However, I’ve never really promoted the concept of adding pumpkin to the diet of any cat or dog because pure, unsweetened pumpkin […]