TRACIE HOTCHNER: PIT BULL WITHOUT EYES FINDS A FOREVER HOME

Recently I received one of those totally feel-good-never-give-up-hope-on-humanity stories (you can read more HERE) that starts off horribly- but winds up with a very happy ending for one roughly treated pit bull. This is the tale of a woefully unfortunate … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: ITCHY DOG? DON’T ALWAYS BLAME THE FOOD! GET THE SPOT TEST!

Does your dog scratch and lick and/or bite at her ears, feet, flanks or neck? Skin problems are probably the number one reason pet owners go to their vets. I get numerous emails asking for advice and suggestions about resolving … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: THE DOG FILM FESTIVAL VISIONARY AWARD TO STEVE MARTON

The First Annual Dog Film Festival will have one award in its first year – the Visionary Award, which was created to recognize an individual who best exemplifies the intention of the Dog Film Festival: “celebrating the remarkable bond between … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: FINICKY DOG? TRY A LITTLE CAT FOOD!

Some of us have dogs who are finicky eaters. This distinguishes them dramatically from other of our dogs, who view everything and anything as edible that is on the ground, a counter, in a child’s hand, on our unattended dinner … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: THE NEW DOG FLU – WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW

By now you’ve probably heard about the brand new H3N2 strain of dog flu that has swept through Chicago, sickening and killing dogs. Halo’s own veterinary expert, Dr. Donna Spector, happens to practice in Chicago, where she is a board … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: AVOIDING THE OUCH OF ICE BALLS ON YOUR DOG’S PAWS

There are many challenges for our dogs in cold winter weather, but people don’t always consider the problem of ice balls! These hard balls can form under and between our dogs toes when they go outdoors. When a dog leaves … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: THE #1 WAY TO UNDO THE GOOD OF FEEDING CANNED CAT FOOD

Have you been following my advice to feed only the highest quality canned food to your cats? Have you chosen a food high in good quality protein and low in carbohydrates? Good for you! But wait! Have you been “cheating” … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: HOUSE TRAINING A PUPPY MEANS BEING A HELICOPTERING PET PARENT

A fundamental rule of house training a puppy successfully and quickly is that you should know at all times exactly where your puppy is – which isn’t difficult, since there are really only three places the puppy should ever be … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: HOW LIV-A-LITTLES CAN LITERALLY SAVE YOUR DOG’S LIFE

Tracie Hotchner is the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: A FAT BALL OF FUR – IS YOUR PUPPY CHUBBY?

A puppy does need double the calories of an adult dog, but many of us are giving way too many calories to our little balls of furry joy. We all like to think of puppies as round and roly poly, … Continue reading

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