All My Children Wear Fur Coats had the pleasure of meeting Alon Rosenberg, the founder of Coastline Global, a company with a unique approach to an age old problem – how to collect urine samples from cats and dogs for diagnostic purposes. I recently had my dog, Darla, at the vet and they needed a urine sample. Recently, I was chasing her around the yard with a cup in my hand trying to get close enough to her while she is “doing her business” to collect the necessary sample. This can be an exercise in frustration. Read more
Kathleen Prasad describes Animal Reiki as “a beautiful way to bring peace to every moment.” She has been pioneering in the field of Animal Reiki for over 22 years. She has taught thousands of animal lovers this sacred healing art, written multiple books on the subject of Animal Reiki, authored the Code of Ethics for the profession and has created the world’s first and only nonprofit organization (Shelter Animal Reiki Association, known as SARA) dedicated to helping rescued animals with the healing art of Animal Reiki. Read more
Judy Helm Wright was our show’s guest to talk about the difficult subject of pet loss and the grief surrounding that loss. Judy is multi-talented. She is an author, a historian, an IntuitiveWiseWoman and has created and curated hundreds of resources for people of all ages. Judy is also a certified Pet Grief Coach who takes pride in her work with animal Human Connection. Read more
All My Children Wear Fur Coats had the honor today to talk with Bill Bookout, the President and Co-Founder of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). The NASC is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is twofold: to promote the health and wellbeing of companion animals and horses given animal health supplements by their owners, and to protect and enhance the animal health supplement industry. Read more
Daniel Schulof is the author of Dogs, Dog Food and Dogma: The Silent Epidemic Killing America’s Dogs and the New Science That Could Save Your Best Friend’s Life and is the founder of KetoNatural Pet Foods. He joined us on All My Children Wear Fur Coats to discuss his book and his company.
Daniel is a lawyer turned entrepreneur, activist and science-minded individual who backs his claims with substantial research. His book has been called “The most rigorous and probing canine nutrition book ever written.” His book has two primary theses – 1. Dietary carbohydrates are the fundamental cause of obesity in dogs, and 2. Big pet food companies (he calls them, “Big Kibble”) are shaping our thinking because 90% of kibble products have carbohydrates as a primary ingredient. Yet, dog food companies are not required to report the levels of dietary starch or sugars in their foods. Read more
Our guest on behalf of Dogs of Pride and Finnessiam Holistic Health was owner/founder, Wendie Patrick. We discovered we had a lot of things in common, not the least of which is our love for dogs. Wendie has had a lifelong passion for animals and more recently a revelation in her own health. She is committed to sharing her energy, skills, knowledge and experiences to give everyone, both two and four-legged solutions for feeling better.
Wendie is the owner of Dogs of Pride, a natural pet company that helps pet parents get to the root of their pet’s health problems. They are purveyors of professional products for pampered pets and their people. Wendie loves to educate and empower pet parents to make informed decisions and provides a natural and safe alternative to commonly used pet products. All products are safe for pets and have been tested first on humans, namely, Wendie! You can visit her online store or search for a store near you! Read more
What an interesting show! Our guest was Caleb Gilmore, President of Suzie’s Pet Treats. Suzie’s was co-founded by Richard Squire and Caleb Gilmore. Richard was a family friend of the Gilmores and entrepreneur who encouraged Caleb to leave college and pursue a career as an independent business owner. Caleb took the leap and has never looked back.
Suzie was Richard’s dog and the inspiration for Suzie’s Pet Treats. After Richard had a back operation and some experience with prescription opioids, he discovered that DBD provided relief from the pain and inflammation. Suzie was aging and having difficult getting up sometimes. Richard started giving her a CBD treat and the results were amazing – for both of them! Read more
Monkey’s House is not what you might think. It’s not a place for primates, it’s a dog hospice & sanctuary founded in 2015 by Jeff and Michele Allen. I’m so glad these two people met each other because together they are doing some pretty fantastic things. How they met is pretty interesting because they were fixed up on a blind date where they went horse back riding. They didn’t want to disappoint the person who introduced them, so they kept dating until they fell in love.
Michele is a RN, BSN, member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and a 2017 CNN Hero Recipient. She spends her days, double full time (that’s 24/7/365) caring for the dogs as Monkey’s House. Jeff leads a dual life helping both people and dog. He serves as a manager in Human Resources for a pharmaceutical company and runs Monkey’s House with Michele. Their sanctuary has been recognized for its outstanding work saving and caring for hospice dogs and was awarded Rescue of the Year in 2017 by World Dog Expo. They live on a small farm in southern New Jersey in the vicinity of vineyards and corn fields where their dogs have plenty of room to play and thrive.
Karen Bartoszek is a pet friendly advocate and consultant and is also the founder of Pets Living the Dream. This organization provides business consulting for the creation of pet friendly programs that help cities and businesses stand out from their competition and win the praise of pet parents – especially the much-coveted Millennials and Gen Zs. Read more