Category Archives: Pet Health

TRACIE HOTCHNER: NOBODY LIKES TO HEAR THEIR DOG IS FAT!

Canine etiquette question: what do you say when you encounter someone whose dog is seriously overweight? I have been in this predicament more than several times and am torn between not wanting to offend or alienate the person, and advocating … Continue reading

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PETS AND FIREWORKS: HANDLING PET ANXIETY ON THE 4TH OF JULY

Here’s an article we think is worth re-posting! It is not uncommon for pets to experience anxiety or fear during the firework celebrations on July 4th. Here are some tips before the fireworks begin: 1. Make sure your pet is … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: THE NEW DOG FLU- COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU?

I don’t like to be a fear monger, but the new strain of dog flu that killed and sickened many dogs in Chicago, has now spread to 12 states beyond Illinois. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about … Continue reading

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DR. DONNA: CHICKEN MEAL OR MEALS-FREE FOR YOUR PET?

Halo Pets in-house vet, Dr. Donna Spector, explains what is chicken meal and the process of making it along with other meat meal products. Watch the video to learn why she doesn’t recommend including meal ingredients in a pet’s food … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: SHAMPOOING YOUR DOG – MAKING IT FUN AND FREQUENT

On my NPR radio show DOG TALK this past week I interviewed humorist Merrill Markoe, several of whose amazing videos will be featured in the Dog Film Festival October 3rd. I invited her to read one of the fall-down-funny essays … Continue reading

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