Puppy Laying down
May 28

11 Things to Know Why Your Dog or Cat Threw Up

What is the Brain’s “Vomiting Center?” Vomiting is defined as the forceful emptying of the stomach’s contents, which is caused by a signal from the brain to the stomach. The signal originates in a part of the brain (unsurprisingly!) called the vomiting center. Originally, vomiting developed as a way to save wild animals from poisoning… Read more »

border collieand tabby cat sitting next to each other Tracie Hotchner the Radio Pet Lady
Apr 3

Do Not Ignore Dog Vomit!

When I say “Do not ignore dog vomit” I don’t mean “just step over the mess and hope someone else cleans it up!” I mean consider it a possible sign of a serious physical problem. Ignore it at your peril. I recently survived two medical emergencies with my 10-year-old Weimaraner Maisie. The reason we dodged… Read more »

border collieand tabby cat sitting next to each other Tracie Hotchner the Radio Pet Lady
Feb 26

Service Dog Salute

Drum roll, please! For the first time in the 9 years of the Dog Film Festival there will be a new separate category called SERVICE DOG SALUTE – with cash prizes and all-expense-paid trips to the NYC Premiere on October 24th, 2024 for the top three finalists! As always, the Festival will then travel to… Read more »

border collieand tabby cat sitting next to each other Tracie Hotchner the Radio Pet Lady
Dec 19

Have I Got a [Delicious Nutritious] Low Fat Dog Food For You!

[Would you believe it’s Weruva?!] I suddenly needed a low fat dog food. My blue Weimaraner Maisie was just diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. She had two bouts of throwing up one day and I immediately took her to the vet because she is not generally a thrower-upper. Blood work and an ultrasound showed several of… Read more »

border collieand tabby cat sitting next to each other Tracie Hotchner the Radio Pet Lady
Nov 28

Giving Thanks – and Giving the Yummiest Meals to Your Dog

It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we have to be thankful for, and we try to do extra nice things for others…like our pets! In the spirit of the Thanking Season, I want to thank Weruva for their steadfast and generous sponsorship of my NPR show DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!)…. Read more »

border collieand tabby cat sitting next to each other Tracie Hotchner the Radio Pet Lady
Oct 3

Cats Everywhere Should Thank Dr. Elsey

Thousands of cat lovers across America have been uplifted and entertained by the NY Cat Film Festival – which would never have existed if it weren’t for Dr. Bruce Elsey’s financial and spiritual support six years ago. Dr. Elsey’s was the Founding Sponsor and continues to make it possible every year as the sole sponsor,… Read more »

cats eye witness news
Oct 2

Please Don’t Miss the 6th Annual NY Cat Film Festival

If you’ve been to the Festival in any of the previous five years, you already know what an uplifting experience it is to be surrounded by fellow cat lovers as you watch a series of short films that celebrate the magnificent felines who share our world. There are 17 films this year – a mix… Read more »

brown dog with cans of food
Sep 27

Dogs Deserve Weruva Too! Come to the Pooch Party for Yours!

For all these years I’ve been telling you that Weruva’s crazy delicious assortment of cat foods are my favorites – and not only because they are made in a human food factory of human-quality ingredients, but because cats can be picky eaters. And after all, we are here to serve them, right?! Well it’s high… Read more »

President Biden walking with 2 dogs
Sep 27

Somebody Stop the President’s Dog!!

How is it possible that nothing is being done about the dangerous young German Shepherd the Bidens bought two years ago – after they got rid of their previous German Shepherd, who himself bit people at the White House? Oh wait – maybe the problem isn’t the dogs who are the fundamental problem? Maybe it’s… Read more »

Sep 25

Dr Elsey’s “Meow Party” at Meow Parlour 

For the first time ever, we’re throwing a cats-inclusive party on Friday October 20th to celebrate the 6th Annual NY Cat Film Festival on Saturday October 21st (Noon at the Village East theater on 2nd Avenue and 12th Street). The party will be from 5 to 7 PM at the Meow Parlour, NYC’s first cat… Read more »