Animal Cafe

Animal Cafe
Conversations with pet experts, professionals and enthusiasts sharing the latest in national news in animal welfare and issues, behavior and training, animal health and science, the pet industry and pet-friendly travel.

Blogging Secrets of Life With Dogs’ Neil Brogan
Aug 17, 2016 • 16 min
How Neil Brogan built Life With Dogs blog to become one of the largest most successful general dogs sites on the internet, getting 1,000,000 visitors a month. Join us for a lively and informative interview. Recorded August 2013, you can read the post h…
Pet Travel Safety: Are Pet Car Seats Safe?
Nov 16, 2015 • 36 min
What happens if you have to slam on the breaks with that pet car seat you bought to keep your dog safe? Listen to the interview with Center for Pet Safety’s Lindsey Wolko, testing pet products, setting safety standards in an industry where there are few.
Pet Tutor: One Training Tool to Rule Them All
Oct 29, 2015 • 23 min
I spoke with Wes Anderson, Founder of Smart Animal Training Systems and creator of Pet Tutor, during his attendance at the Association for Professional Dog Trainers education and trade show event in Dallas. Join us and find out all the needs this amazi…
Research Labs: The Animal Shelter Connection
Oct 16, 2015 • 20 min
Join us for an interview with attorney, author and animal advocate Allie Phillips on Pound Seizure, a long-hidden practice of shelters where your lost pet could end up as in a research lab. Listen to the story, why it’s not banned in all States, and wh…
PupPod: Gaming Platform for Dogs Like Xbox!
Sep 28, 2015 • 29 min
Smart toys for dogs have moved to the next generation with PupPod — after the interview with Erick Eidus, CEO and co-founder, the Discovery Channel rep said they had not seen anything like it. It offers dogs mental and physical exercise with rewards f…
Beagle Freedom Project: Research Animal Rescue FOIA & You
Sep 17, 2015 • 24 min
Shannon Keith is on a mission to save adoptable animals used in product research. Her Beagle Freedom Project just received $500,000 from Microsoft as winners by popular vote in a global contest, last month pulled off an historic research animal rescue,…
Pet Product Safety: How Safe Is Your Pet?
Aug 12, 2015 • 31 min
We learned of the massive failure of pet safety belts/harnesses in 2013 and now in 2015 we have news of pet carriers and it isn’t pretty. Mary Haight speaks with the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Center For Pet Safety, Lindsey Wolko for an enlighten…
Can Canine Arthritis Be Reversed? Therapies, Prevention, Q&A
Jul 27, 2015 • 41 min
Join Mary Haight at in conversation with Drs Apryl Steele and Karyn Fein, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, on arthritis and cutting edge management. Yes, it’s possible that an 8-year-old dog with severe arthritis of the spi…
Getting Naked for Money, Kickstarter Meets Author Edie Jarolim
May 29, 2015 • 12 min
If you don’t know author Edie Jarolim, this is a great opportunity. She’s self-publishing a book and has moved from the publishing world’s advance payment model to crowdfunding the project. Oh, and Getting Naked for Money is not hyperbole :D Listen to …
Lost Dogs: How To Find - And Catch - Your Lost Dog!
Feb 15, 2015 • 41 min
Mel Freer, writer/owner of “No Dog About It” relates her story of having a lost dog, and the surprising things she learned along the way: who to contact, how to find a network to report sightings, robo-calling, how fearful lost dogs are, and how fast t…
Dog Training The American Male
Jan 20, 2015 • 17 min
A romantic comedy novel on relations between the sexes, “Dog Training the American Male” finds a radio host at wits end with her live-in boyfriend’s habits when he unwittingly provides the key to changing his behavior, an untrained German Shepherd dog…
Happy Holidays with Dogs Podcast: Positive Training Tips
Dec 20, 2014 • 32 min
Maggie Marton is the first guest in our Community Voices series — join us in our chat about training methods and their evolution with some useful tips on how to manage your furry family when your human friends and family come to visit. Happy Holidays …
Compassion Fatigue & Suicide: Veterinarians & Animal Caregivers
Oct 31, 2014 • 48 min
Veterinarians are in the top spot for numbers of suicides by profession. Those in the animal sector were recently rocked by the death of Dr Sophia Yin, veterinarian and internationally renowned animal behaviorist. Mary Haight speaks with Dr Jane Shaw a…
Dogs Rule Nonchalantly: When Art and Dogs Collide
Sep 30, 2014 • 21 min
Award winning illustrator Mark Ulriksen gathered paintings he created as covers for the New Yorker, Time, and others, added some new pieces and built a story of dogs, one that’s personal and also one easily recognized by dog lovers everywhere. The auth…
Pet Food 2.0: What’s New On The Menu?
Sep 23, 2014 • 18 min
Pet food 2.0 is a new industry trade show that looks to the future of pet food in formulations, packaging, and distribution. A different kind of animal — it encourages attendee participation. Dr. Robert Silver, President-elect, Veterinary Botanical Me…
Dog Diseases Passed to Humans: What’s Zoonotic, What’s Not
Aug 21, 2014 • 21 min
With Ebola in the news, we had questions about whether pets could carry it and give it to humans, so we called on Dr Apryl Steele to explain what we can and can’t catch from our dogs, and what diseases we can pass to them.
Pet Health, Dental Care: When What You Don’t Know Can Hurt
Jul 31, 2014 • 25 min
Dr Apryl Steele is back, fresh from the Annual AVMA Conference in Denver, and has some surprising news on dental health, on helping puppies early in life to correct a bad bite, and what is useful in cleaning dogs teeth at home and what isn’t. Questions…
Obesity in Pets: Chewing the Fat with Dr Apryl Steele
Jun 27, 2014 • 22 min
We are at a point where more than 50% of pets are overweight or obese. Health issues from obesity in pets are discussed. News of research on how fat acts in the body is reported — it’s not good. Facts and tips on losing weight safely are shared. Preve…
Pet Parents vs China’s Chicken Jerky Treats — The Battle for Pet Food Safety
Jun 14, 2014 • 27 min
Seven years and still no answer, Chicken Jerky Treats from China are back on the shelves. Things are not quite the same, however, and Animal Parents Against Pet Treats Made in China talk about their trip to Washington, the hearing they attended, stipul…
Shelter Dogs Shine as Psychiatric Service Dogs
Jun 9, 2014 • 19 min
Shelter dogs, often dismissed as somehow defective, become first choice as Healing Companions. Listen to this podcast with Jane Miller, Psychotherapist and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who trains psychiatric service dogs for those with PTSD and …
Afraid to Vaccinate Your Dog? Let’s Talk!
May 22, 2014 • 20 min
What you need to know about the new guidelines on vaccinating your dog, how & when to use titers to avoid over-vaccinating, understanding how geography, exposure and age should guide your choices for your dog.
Dr Apryl Steele PHP Vaccines.mp3
May 22, 2014 • 20 min
Sex and the Single Heartworm, Prevention News That Could Save Your Dog
Apr 24, 2014 • 10 min
You might think you know all about heartworm…and you might have a few years ago, but have you seen what’s happening lately? Dr Apryl Steele, SpokesVet for Partners for Health Pets,
Affordable Pet Care is Here! Partners for Healthy Pets Initiative
Mar 17, 2014 • 11 min
Vets want to see their clients’ pets at least once a year, clients want to take care of their pets. Everyone knows prevention is so important to catch problems before they become life-threatening, but budgets won’t budge. Here’s a solution! (No, it’s n…
Pet Food Nutritionist Talks Ingredients #Petcurean
Sep 30, 2013 • 17 min
Michele Dixon is the Pet Nutritionist for Petcurean, talking ingredients with Mary Haight of Dancing Dog Blog. Ever wonder what if a brand doesn’t have the best formulation for your dog’s health problems? You won’t believe the Petcurean answer, so list…
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs for Veterans
Sep 27, 2013 • 13 min
It’s National Service Dog Month! Mary Haight, Animal Welfare Correspondent, interviewed Founder and Executive Director Lori Stevens for to hear stories of the great services these dogs perform every day of their lives.
Shelter Pets Sold to Research Labs
Apr 2, 2013 • 26 min
Do you know if your State allows shelters to sell pets for research? Listen to this Animal Cafe interview with attorney, volunteer and author Allie Phillips. Unaware of this practice, as many are, Allie was volunteering when a man took the cat out of h…
Dog Play Rx for Winter Blahs
Mar 28, 2013 • 2 min
Dog play, with or without games, is really the best way to break out of that antsy feeling both you and your dog might be experiencing waiting for Spring weather to arrive. Mary Haight talks to Carol Bryant about having some dog fun around the house.
Helping Udders, Making a Living with Dog Toys
Dec 24, 2012 • 1 min
Dog toys can be made of all types of different materials and some are so much better for the dogs than others. This inventive company uses a special rubber used in dairy farming, and recycles it into dog tug toys! Not only that but there is an excellen…
Dogs Everywhere Rejoice! The “Cone of Shame” Is No More…
Dec 24, 2012 • 1 min
Remember those lampshade-like cones dogs and cats were fitted with after hospital procedures so wounds would heal faster? Every time the poor dog tried to turn a corner in the house he would get that jarring stop when the cone hit the corner of the wal…
Pet Food Facts, Pet Friendly Holiday Tips & Recipes with Lucy Postins
Dec 22, 2012 • 22 min
Pet food facts can be made confusing by industry double talk and advertising hyperbole. Lucy Postins, canine and equine nutritionist and founder and president of The Honest Kitchen granted an interview and while we talked about pet friendly holiday tip…
Dogs Keep Fit at Home
Dec 17, 2012 • 1 min
Move your treadmill over, Mary, Tashi needs space for his Pacer Treadmill made especially for dogs! Keep track of all those treats, and don’t let the bad winter weather make your dog’s waistline disappear. Listen to this quick chat!
Are All Dogs “Good Dog” Candidates?
Dec 10, 2012 • 27 min
Does your dog tear up the house when you leave? Have a habit of shredding paper, important or otherwise? Maybe he’s started leaving you little “presents” at the foot of the stairs? You’ll find the answers to the most common, and some not so common, beh…
BOGO Bowl Pet Food - Buy One Give One
Nov 26, 2012 • 8 min
We spoke with Sarah Henderson, who got her start in the pet food industry from non-profit work in a pet food pantry. She’s got an interesting story to tell and a goal of helping shelters and others and is already contributing to helping Sandy victims i…
BOGO Bowl Pet Food - Buy One Give One
Nov 26, 2012 • 8 min
We spoke with Sara Henderson, who got her start in the pet food industry from non-profit work in a pet food pantry. She’s got an interesting story to tell and a goal of helping shelters and others and is already contributing to helping Sandy victims in…
Dog Art and a $20 Million Dollar Purpose
Nov 5, 2012 • 19 min
What about a museum of art for shelter pets? Not only art, but art that represents the state of the state of pets in shelters. 5500 dogs and cats are killed *each day*. 5500 paintings of dogs will represent that one day. Listen to Mark Barone and Mari…
Travel with Pets - Fall Leaf Peeping!
Sep 24, 2012 • 4 min
Maine, check, New York, check, Vermont, well of course - Arlington National Cemetery and where?? Some surprising places to enjoy Fall foliage with your pets! And there’s something for people not on the East Coast or even in the North!
Sophisticated Pup - A Martha Stewart “American Made” Finalist
Sep 17, 2012 • 3 min
Take a look at the gallery of goods from that earned her a place as Finalist in the American Made Awards - even if you don’t dress your dog, vote every day until September 24th. Michelle supports rescue groups, too!
Lost Dogs - How to Find Your Lost Dog
Aug 7, 2012 • 26 min
True story. It can happen at any time…you’re out with the dogs and decide to stop and pick up some dog food. You and the dogs pile out of the car, and as you walk toward the store’s doors something freakish happens, panics the dogs, and they back out…
Pet Product Review Natural Dog Snout Soother
Jul 14, 2012 • 2 min
Dogs can get a dry nose due to sunburn, age, or disease like a thyroid condition. Natural Dog Snout Soother is like Chapstick for dogs - it will soothe with shea butter, does not have a heavy fragrant odor and is safe if they happen to lick it.
Pet Food Innovation
Jul 9, 2012 • 13 min
This pet food company went into business after the melamine debacle, deciding their brand would close the gap between customer expectations and product performance. Ingredients are sourced in North America and made in the US. Optimal nutrition is the e…
Cats: Everything You Need to Know About Cat Care and Cat Health
Jul 2, 2012 • 21 min
Dr. Marty Becker joins our own Dr. Lorie Huston to talk about cats. Included are tips and tricks to help you take care of your cat and necessary cat health care tips. Learn how to reduce your cat’s loose hair, what to do about litter box issues, how to…
The Most Important Fish You’ll Never See
Jun 27, 2012 • 17 min
What is a Menhaden fish, and why should I care? Profession H Bruce Franklin, one of America’s leading cultural historians, takes us through all the surprising and surprisingly fascinating work this fish does, holding together an ecosystem through their…
Fearful Dog Tips
Jun 15, 2012 • 26 min
Fearful dogs require special treatment and a mindful approach in order to overcome their shyness and anxiety.
The Facts About Pet Insurance
Jun 3, 2012 • 12 min
In this interview, Laura Bennett, CEO and co-founder of Embrace Pet Insurance, discusses the pros and cons of pet health insurance with Animal Cafe’s Dr. Lorie Huston. Laura shares the facts about pet health insurance and helps explain the situations w…
Shelter Dog Training And Behavior Is Enhanced By Playgroups
May 20, 2012 • 19 min
Shelter Dog Trainer and Playgroup Coordinator Cindy Bruckart discusses the benefits of letting the dogs out.
Heartworms - What Every Owner Needs to Know to Protect Their Pet
May 7, 2012 • 23 min
Confused about heartworm disease or whether your pet needs heartworm medication? Listen to Dr. Sheldon Rubin, past president of the American Heartworm Society, as he discusses with Animal Cafe’s Dr. Lorie Huston the latest in recommendations and resear…
Model Managed Feral Cat Colony Threatened by Loews Hotel Decision
Apr 9, 2012 • 21 min
In this Animal Cafe interview with Deb Barnes, we discuss the model TNRM cat colony that until recently happily resided at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Lear…
Global Pet Expo Favorite Things
Mar 26, 2012 • 14 min
“Global” is the US pet product trade show where around 800 international vendors bring some of the newest , soon to be hottest, items to buyers. Animal Cafe gets the lowdown from pet product podcasting partner Carol Bryant, also of FIDO Friendly Magazi…
Training Companion Dogs For Sport And Competition
Mar 18, 2012 • 23 min
Training your companion dog for a specific sport may seem out of your league, but dog trainer Sandra Mannion is here to tell you that is not true and why you should consider taking up a new activity with your canine companion.
Eye Exams for Service Dogs
Mar 5, 2012 • 9 min
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), in conjunction with Merial Pharmaceuticals, has been offering free eye examinations for all service dogs for the past 5 years. Dr. Bill Miller talks about the program, why it was founded, what…
Puppy Mills, CAPS, and the Domino Effect
Feb 27, 2012 • 18 min
CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society) is the only National organization dedicated to stopping the cruelty of puppy mills and pet shops. The Inspector General’s Office asked them to draft a list of needed changes at the USDA based on a CAPS report …
Circus Tricks for Dogs
Feb 19, 2012 • 34 min
Circus tricks for dogs will enhance performance and your relationship with your dog. Circus class is dog training for confidence, fun, and focus.
Dieting With Your Dog: Weight Loss Tips for You and Your Canine Companion
Feb 5, 2012 • 14 min
A discussion with Peggy Frezon, author of Dieting with My Dog. Learn tips and tricks to help you and your furry friend shed the pounds and get healthy.
Save Animals with Arm the Animals!
Jan 30, 2012 • 15 min
Saving Animals one shirt at a time - listen in to how Arm the Animals Clothing started their charity-based business model and how after getting interest from retailers, they are using Kickstarter to grow..
Train Your Dog
Jan 22, 2012 • 20 min
January is National Train Your Dog Month, and to honor it Kelly Gorman Dunbar chats with the inventor of puppy classes and founder of the Association of Pet Trainers, Dr. Ian Dunbar.
Pet Travel - And Now for Something Completely Different! Redux
Jan 19, 2012 • 15 min
Pet Travel Correspondent Edie Jarolim lets us all in on a surprising change of path that you’ll hear about that has to do with her uncle, Vienna, and Sigmund Freud. Very interesting - entertaining, too!
Pet Travel - And Now for Something Completely Different!
Jan 16, 2012 • 16 min
Pet Travel Correspondent Edie Jarolim lets us all in on a surprising change of path that you’ll hear about that has to do with her uncle, Vienna, and Sigmund Freud. Very interesting - entertaining, too!
Best Practices for Dog Breeding
Jan 9, 2012 • 12 min
Learn how successful and responsible breeders care for their dogs in this interview with experienced dog breeder Jacque Redford
Pet Behavior Consultant Steve Dale On Good Dogs And Cats
Dec 9, 2011 • 30 min
Pet behavior consultant, syndicated columnist, national radio show host, and author, Steve Dale talks dominance in dog training, tells us how to train a Good Dog or Good Cat, and reveals what the number one pet behavior problem is nationally.
Calming your dog with music, in the home and in the car
Dec 4, 2011 • 21 min
Julliard graduate and concert pianist Lisa Spector, co-creator of the Through a Dog’s Ear CD series, talks about how music can calm your dog in the car and at home during the holiday season — and about a new project with trainer Victoria Stilwell.
Herbal Remedies for Dogs
Nov 28, 2011 • 30 min
Dr. Joel Murphy talks about herbal and other natural remedies that can be used in dogs to treat various health issues.
Animal Shelters - A New Model for Success, Part 2
Nov 21, 2011 • 22 min
Animal Shelters need a major overhaul and Kelly Gorman Dunbar’s Open Paw program offers shelters the opportunity to become a vital part of their communities.
Animal Shelters - A New Model for Success, Part 1
Nov 21, 2011 • 16 min
Open Paw is an international community-based humane education program that has changed the face of shelters who use it by employing the best available animal behavior protocols and at the same time being fun and easy to follow for employees and volunt…
Pet Products Review, Holiday Gifts & Contests
Nov 16, 2011 • 13 min
Pet products review sites around the holidays start the excitement of discovering a whole new world of products we were unaware of - did you know there’s a charm bracelet company with the largest selection in the world and their site has a give-away ea…
Setting Rules In Dog Training
Nov 13, 2011 • 29 min
The rules of dog training dissected by Animal Cafe’s Kelly Gorman Dunbar and Andrea Arden, Animal Planet’s pet expert and author of several books, including the new “Barron’s Dog Training Bible”.
Pet Auto Safety: Perspectives and Products
Nov 6, 2011 • 19 min
Dawn Ross, the founder of and the affiliated blog, talks with Animal Cafe about the need for securing your dog in a car and about the best products to use for…
Pet Loss: How to Deal with the Death of a Pet
Oct 31, 2011 • 26 min
Gael J Ross, author of A 30 Day Guide to Healing from the Loss of Your Pet, joins Animal Cafe’s Lorie Huston to discuss pet loss and offers tips to help you heal from the loss of a beloved pet.
Petland Unconventional: PA Petlands Adopt, How One Rescue Assists
Oct 23, 2011 • 24 min
Petland is not a place you think of when you think about adopting a pet. But not all Petlands are alike - there are 3 in PA who have joined to get unwanted and death row pets a second chance. Here’s a closer look at one communities efforts, as local sh…
Pet Products Review: October Top Picks, Animal Cafe & FIDO Friendly
Oct 20, 2011 • 13 min
October’s Pet Products Review will have you falling for items that will make your dog’s life easier (yours too) along with some well-priced custom-made goodies suitable for gifts to pet loving friends and family. Join us!
Dog Training: Cues, Commands, Obedience, And Punishment
Oct 16, 2011 • 26 min
Dog training: Cues, commands, obedience, and punishment and why using accurate words when training your dog matters for your relationship.
Travels with Ace: On the Road with John Woestendiek
Oct 9, 2011 • 20 min
John Woestendiek, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of the highly acclaimed “Dog, Inc.,” and blogger at Ohmidog! re-creates John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley” 50 years later with his large mixed breed dog, Ace, and tells
Animal Abuse and Domestic Abuse: Using Art for a Cause
Oct 3, 2011 • 34 min
The link between animal abuse and domestic abuse is strong but not as widely recognized as it could be. Okey’s Promise is a project which seeks to change that. In this interview, Vicki Boatright (aka BZTat), Miah Thornton and Chloe Divita discuss Okey’…
Audubon Project Puffin: Extinction to Repopulation
Sep 27, 2011 • 26 min
In this extraordinary story, Dr. Stephen Kress, also known as the “Puffin Man,” talks about how the National Audubon Society started Project Puffin as an experimental way to restore Atlantic Puffins from extinction to their native nesting islands in th…
Pet Products Review, September Picks with Animal Cafe & FIDO Friendly Magazine
Sep 21, 2011 • 20 min
Pet products for Fall is the theme, and you’ll find things you need for hiking or longer walks with your dog, even music, and a great product to help older dogs get in and out of your vehicle, a toy, a travel carrier that doubles as a dog bed, and a bo…
BAT Chat: Behavior Adjustment Training For Fear, Frustration, And Aggression In Dogs
Sep 18, 2011 • 22 min
Grisha Stewart discusses the ins and outs of her detailed, dog-friendly protocol for helping fearful or reactive dogs feel empowered, and ultimately, more calm and confident when out and about.
Traveling Abroad with Your Pet: An Interview with Diane Silver of To Dog with Love
Sep 11, 2011 • 22 min
Blogger and public relations consultant Diane Silver has traveled to Italy, twice, with her charming Havanese, Cosmo. In this interview for Animal Cafe , she gives tips on how …
Pet Food and Pet Nutrition from an Nutritionist’s Point of View
Aug 29, 2011 • 23 min
Dr. Marcie Campion, PhD. and pet nutritionist, joins us at Animal Cafe to discuss pet foods and pet nutrition. She answers some of the most commonly asked questions about pet foods.
Street Dogs of Puerto Rico - What’s Changing?
Aug 21, 2011 • 40 min
Street Dogs, or “Satos”, in Puerto Rico litter the streets, many operating a “who do I know will feed me” daily route through cities like San Juan. We talk to Debbie Jacobs, author, certified dog trainer, explorer and speaker from Vermont, about her r…
Travelin’ Jack: New Mexico’s Premier Spokesdog
Aug 14, 2011 • 23 min
In this interview with New Mexico travel industry expert Jill Lane for Animal Cafe, we learn how her rescued Olde English Bulldogge, Jack, got his own TV segment, became the c…
Top 10 Pet Products Review - August
Aug 10, 2011 • 24 min
Fabulous pet products reviews that will have you checking out the goods - maybe even with your checkbook ready. From $10 and up, Carol Bryant of FIDO Friendly magazine gives us the honest scoop, the straight poop…and a gift for listeners! Go to:
MRSA and Other Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections in Pets
Aug 7, 2011 • 14 min
Learn how to prevent the development of these infections in your pet. Find out what to ask your veterinarian and what you can do at home to protect your pet. Jill Moss of
Nosework — A Sport that Lets Dogs Do What Comes Naturally
Jul 31, 2011 • 26 min
Kelly Dunbar, A Certified Instructor through the National Association of K-9 Scent Work, explains how letting dogs follow their instincts — and their noses — is a confidence builder as well as a blast.
Pet First Aid and CPR
Jul 25, 2011 • 27 min
Jillian Myers, certified pet CPR and first aid instructor, joins Animal Cafe to talk about how pet owners can prepare themselves to be ready in case of an emergency for their pet.
Blogpaws Conference - Pet Bloggers, Businesses, Professionals Meet to Save More Pets
Jul 16, 2011 • 38 min
Everything you always wanted to know about how to save more pets -learn from the best. Sharpen your social media, network, meet the business brands. Blogpaws founders give us the scoop on the August conference.
Fido Friendly’s Carol Bryant Talks About Pet Travel
Jul 10, 2011 • 14 min
We celebrated the publication of the 50th issue of Fido Friendly Magazine with Carol Bryant, who talked about topics from doggie massage to “glamping”
Getting Puppies Off To A Good Start
Jul 4, 2011 • 11 min
Animal Cafe interview with Ariana Kincaid, President and Founder of Operation Socialization, a program for helping trainers, owners, and business owners provide good socialization experiences for puppies.
Leadership and Motivation from a Dog’s Perspective
Jun 26, 2011 • 21 min
Leadership and motivation skills are important to any business person. But where do we learn them? Co-author of “True Blue Leadership: Top 10 Tricks from the Chief Motivational Hound” and daughter of Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, Tracey Jones talks abou…
$75 Million to End Pet Overpopulation
Jun 19, 2011 • 16 min
Found Animals Foundation offers $50 million to fund research to get to the “big idea”, a non-surgical, single dose alternative to spay/neuter - whatever scientific team reaches that lofty goal gets $25 million. Teams from 25 countries, human doctors, t…
Pet Airways: No Pets Fly As Cargo
Jun 13, 2011 • 18 min
Pet Airways representative Aly Tognotti talks about the success of the pets-only carrier — ok, the air crew and attendants are human — the only airline where four-legged family members of all sizes fly in the cabin.
Pet Airways: No Pets Fly As Cargo
Jun 13, 2011 • 18 min
Pet Airways representative Aly Tognotti talks about the success of the pets-only carrier — ok, the air crew and attendants are human — the only airline where four-legged family members of all sizes fly in the cabin.
Pet Play Therapy: Dr. Rise Van Fleet
Jun 4, 2011 • 25 min
Dr. Risë Van Fleet discusses her pet play therapy program on the Animal Cafe. Join in and learn how pets can be used to help children with emotional and behavioral problems.
Pet Care Secrets, Surprises and Solutions from “America’s Veterinarian”, Dr. Marty Becker
May 28, 2011 • 26 min
Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and author of Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual, shares pet care tips and solutions to common dog problems with Animal Cafe’s Lorie Huston. Among…
Dog Food So Good People Eat It!
May 23, 2011 • 31 min
Dog food made from restaurant quality delectibles is given the taste test by Chef K9’s Doggy Bistro and Bakery every day.
Pet Travel in an RV with’s Rod and Amy Burkert
May 15, 2011 • 18 min
Learn how two people and two dogs live together in an RV, and how they have created a model for a successful family business while having plenty of fun traveling around the country together.
Jen Shryock on Keeping Kids and Dogs Safe Together
May 9, 2011 • 25 min
Jen Shryock is the founder of Dogs and Storks an organization dedicated to helping parents safely integrate babies and dogs. She is launching a new project this month, the The …
Pet Poisons: How Safe Is Your Pet?
May 2, 2011 • 20 min
What are the most common types of pet poisons?How safe are flea and tick products for your dogs and cats?Did you know that lillies can kill your cat?What garden products can poison your …
Pet Food, Can You Handle The Truth? Part I
Apr 25, 2011 • 24 min
Pet food companies make us question: what’s a by-product and what do they mean by “animal digest” ? Am I feeding my dog a good, nutritious food and how can I tell? Susan Thixton has been gathering answers for over a decade - she shares them here.
Pet Food, Can You Handle The Truth? Part II
Apr 25, 2011 • 29 min
The second half of a conversation with Susan Thixton about pet food industry failings tells you how to keep informed, the questions and answers you need to know to shop for your pets with confidence, and shares a little news about her new book.
Running a Pet-Friendly B&B
Apr 17, 2011 • 18 min
Michael McCormack, proprietor with his wife, Catherine, of the Lazy Dog Ranch Bed & Breakfast in Southern Arizona, gives the behind-the-scenes poop — with three resident dogs, two horses, and lots of canine guests, there’s plenty of that — of running…
Doggone Safe’s International Bite Prevention Week Challenge
Apr 10, 2011 • 13 min
Joan Orr, President of Doggone Safe , joins Eric Goebelbeck of Animal Cafe, to discuss their bite safety program for children and their 2011
Finding the Best Pet Food For Your Dog or Cat
Apr 3, 2011 • 13 min
Anthony Holloway, pet lover and owner of K9 Cuisine, discusses pet foods and provides useful information about choosing the best quality food for your dog or cat.
Save Animals, Save Yourself? CNN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell Talks Back
Mar 27, 2011 • 33 min
NYTimes Best Selling author Jane Velez-Mitchell talks about her book “Addict Nation” and impacts to animal welfare, the environment and what we can do to stop it.
Mary-Alice Pomputius, Pet Travel Expert
Mar 20, 2011 • 22 min
Mary-Alice Pomputius, who blogs at, has become an expert at traveling with Chloe, her charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and at imparting a great deal of useful information on pet travel to her readers. In this interview she details s…
Dog Breeding: Responsibilities and Ethics
Mar 13, 2011 • 22 min
Experienced breeder Jacque Redford talks about the responsibilities and obligations of a dog breeder. Topics discussed include the basics of genetic testing, choosing the right dogs for a breeding pair, the importance of the American Kennel Club (AKC) …
Marjie Alonso, President of IAABC
Mar 6, 2011 • 14 min
This week I spoke to Marjie Alonso, the President and Executive Director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). We spoke about the IAABC, of which I am both a member and a Board me…