Category Archives: Tracie Hotchner

Snap, Crackle, Crunch: Cheap Treats Your Dog Will Love

I always thought that rice cakes were about as appealing as Styrofoam discs. Turns out, dogs love them! I buy the plain unsalted (or even lightly salted) rice cakes and then break them up into little pieces to use as … Continue reading

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Forbidden Foods For Dogs – Or Not?

LinkAKC recently asked me to do an online Q & A interview – but they weren’t really able to fully use my answers. So I thought I’d give you the unredacted version! 1. Is it OK to give your dog … Continue reading

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Mix it Up: Canned and Dry Cat Food Together

I received an email from Susan, a listener to my radio show CAT CHAT® who asked the following question: I’ve read over and over (and I see on your site you feel the same) that wet food is far superior … Continue reading

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CATS RULE! Announcing the launch of the NY CAT FILM FESTIVAL!

The day has finally come when all you patient, pleasantly persistent feline advocates, who have been asking “But what about the kitties up on the big screen?” are going to get your very own NY Cat Film Festival! This new … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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