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 […]

Is Fish Good for Cats?

Is Fish Good for Cats? Many of us make a positive association between cats and “fish for dinner,” possibly because of cartoons we’ve seen that depict cats licking their whiskers with the skeleton of a fish they have completely consumed. Also, cat foods historically used fish when it was once a plentiful and inexpensive ingredient […]

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 […]