Talkin' Pets News

January 6, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register - East West Animal Hospital

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guest - Peter Zheutlin author of "Rescued" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/06/18 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his new book

Southport, Connecticut (February 2017) Earth Animal, the trusted choice in award-winning and veterinary formulated products which improve health and life for all our best friends, continues to expand their product assortment with a new line of grain-free, sprout based cookies for dogs, already touted as an ‘Editor’s Pick’ by Pet Age Magazine.
There are many types of treats being offered on the market today but what makes this line unique is that they are veterinary formulated recipes with sprouts, serving as a spark plug for the immune system. “Earth Animal’s new cookies were inspired by our own wholesome
diets recommended from our home kitchen and holistic veterinary practice.
Since 1979, we have always believed in organic foods and are devoted to finding
and using the very best ingredients for our products. What’s good for our dogs is good
for yours,” stated Dr. Bob Goldstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Earth Animal.
Earth Animal cookies are respectfully sourced from organic farms and produced in the USA in a human food bakery. They are grain and gluten free, void of soy, corn, or artificial flavors or colors. Buckwheat flour (which is a plant seed), peanut butter, wild-raised salmon, fruits and vegetables are the main ingredients in the new line. Earth Animal is offering four flavors: Farmer’s Pick with pumpkin & chicken, Fisherman’s Catch with Salmon & Flax, Pizza Crisps with tomato & olive oil, and Fairground’s Best with coconut & peanut butter.
“We had been getting requests from our retailers asking for an everyday, healthy treat that is versatile enough to use for training as well. They were a natural fit and have become a quick best-seller, enhancing our shelf space alongside our other products,” said Chris Moore, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Earth Animal.About Earth Animal
In1979, Dr. Bob Goldstein and his life partner, Susan Goldstein, embraced the transition from conventional veterinary medicine to an integrative and holistic approach focusing on the whole pet, and started creating natural products without using toxic chemicals to treat their patients and family animals. Their award-winning products are respectfully sourced from farms and produced with purpose in the USA. The Goldstein focus is on developing pure and safe products that improve the health and life of animals. They proudly support organizations which rescue all animals including factory-farm animals. Earth Animal products can be found at and independent pet shops nationwide.
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Talking About Pets to Start the New Year
Dr. Susan Dalton to be featured on Florida-based radio show “Talkin’ Pets Radio this Saturday, January 6th 2017.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (January, 2017) – When it comes to dog training and canine nutrition, few people know as
much about the subjects as certified dog trainer, Dr. Susan Dalton. With over ten years of experience training
dogs using positive reinforcement techniques, Dr. Dalton has dedicated herself to educating owners on how to
promote good behaviors with their troubled dogs so they will be happier, healthier, and more loyal. This
weekend, Jon Patch of “Talkin’ Pets Radio” will host Dr. Susan Dalton to explore her signature training
methodology and the unique dog treats that make this training extremely productive.
The show will air on Saturday, January 7th at 6:35 PM EST (3:35 PM PST). Listeners can tune in live at to learn about dog training tips and for a chance to
win a bag of Dr. Dalton’s Premium Treats.
Dr. Dalton developed her Em-Pet-Thetic™ training methodology after the difficult challenge of training her own
dog, Cassie. From this experience, she learned the importance of establishing trust and understanding between
shy and aggressive dogs and their owners. Without a strong foundational bond, a dog can be reluctant or afraid
to respond to training efforts. In 2009, Dr. Dalton founded the California School for Dogs and has since trained
dozens of dogs using the principles of positive reinforcement and her Em-Pet-Thetic training program.
Positive reinforcement involves prompting good behaviors and rewarding them when they occur. Just like when
parents give their child something special for receiving good grades, giving dogs treats encourages them to
repeat the behavior. According to the Humane Society, positive reinforcement is one of the most powerful ways
to shape or change a dog’s behavior.1 In addition, Dr. Dalton contends that positive reinforcement is the basis
for addressing such undesirable behaviors as barking, running out the door, and teaching the command “stay.”
One of the cornerstones of positive reinforcement training is the frequent use of treats. Unhappy with the
choices of dog treats available, Dr. Dalton developed her very own high-quality treats: Dr. Dalton’s Premium
Treats. Made with just meat, these signature treats are high in protein and contain no additives, chemicals, or
preservatives, making them the ideal treat for training purposes. In fact, they are the only treat that Dr. Dalton
allows her clients to use during her Em-Pet-Thetic training sessions because they are nutritious and of high-value
to the dogs-in-training.
To find these special treats, go to
About Dr. Susan Dalton and Dr. Daltons Premium Treats
Dr. Susan Dalton grew up surrounded by animals of all kinds - dogs, cats, chickens, snakes, and even salt water
fish. After receiving her Ph.D., she worked with troubled adolescents and served as both a university professor
and researcher. Dr. Dalton began training dogs after adopting Cassie, a 10-week old Border Collie who had been
rescued from under a car. Cassie was traumatized; fearful and aggressive. When Dr. Dalton consulted various
“experts” on how to best rehabilitate Cassie, all of the trainers she spoke with labeled the pup unworkable - a
hopeless case.
Drawing upon her decades of experience in behavior modification, Dr. Dalton began reading everything she
could about dog training, and personally developed a highly effective program based on positive reinforcement.
Using this philosophy, she founded the California School for Dogs Inc. in 2009. Since then, Dr. Dalton has trained
hundreds of dogs - specializing in frightened, aggressive and traumatized animals.
With healthy treats being a cornerstone of her training program, Dr. Dalton wasn’t satisfied with the dog treat
options available to her. She started making her own treats in 2012, using clean and simple ingredients like
chicken, beef, and pork. It was her clients who convinced her to make her treats available for purchase. Since
then, Dr. Dalton has mastered the creation of a dog treat that is both healthy and doggy-delicious.
All of Dr. Dalton’s Premium Pet treats are sourced, produced, and packaged in the USA. They can be purchased
at and come in three flavors – Simply Beef, Simply Chicken and Meat Medley (made from
beef, chicken, and pork).
For more information about Dr. Dalton’s Premium Treats, or to interview Dr. Susan Dalton, please contact Gillian
Christie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 805-969-3744. Visit

Pet Me Happy Gifts & Treats
Holiday Gift Guide 2016


SANTA CLARITA, California, October 17, 2016 [Press Release]From all-natural dog treats to fun, useful gifts, thePet Me Happypet gifts and treatsonline boutique at http://www.PetMeHappy.comhas the perfect holiday gifts for Pet Parents and their dogs or cats, for all the special occasions celebrated between Halloween and the New Year.

Almost everyone has a pet they’re crazy about. What better gift than something for their special furball?

Gift-givers can choose from all-naturalArtisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries, quality pet-shaped gifts by Charm Ceramics, and the Original and Deluxe editions of the innovative Pupper Pouch dog leash accessory.

Made in the U.S.A. from the finest ingredients and materials, Pet Me Happy’s products are definitely worthy to give as holiday gifts.Read the customer testimonials.

In the holiday spirit, Pet Me Happy is offering a 20% discount on purchases made online through December 31, 2016, using the coupon code “ARTISAN” at checkout.

All-Natural Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries

All-natural, just 10 ingredients – no wheat, corn, soy, chemical additives, artificial preservatives or by-products. For stocking stuffers, the 2 oz. re-sealable bags are just $4.99 each. For larger gifts, the 6 oz. size is $8.99 each – great for families with two or three dogs. For even larger packs of pups, there are 12 oz. bags at $14.99 each. Larger sizes available.

Pupper Pouch – Original and Deluxe

For the dog parent who has everything, the Pupper Pouch dog leash accessory makes a useful gift. It’s a small, wallet-sized nylon pouch that clips easily onto a dog’s leash or harness during a walk or a run. Phone, keys, cards and cash slip inside the pouch, secured by a Velcro flap, keeping hands free.

The single-pocketOriginal Pupper Pouchis just $19.95 and comes in black. Thedouble-pocket Deluxe editioncarries twice the stuff and comes in black, red and blue for just $25.95.



Cat-Shaped Salt & Pepper Shakers

Cat parents love Shiro & Kuro, Pet Me Happy’s cat-shaped ceramic salt and pepper shakers. They’re dishwasher-safe, made from tough, high-quality restaurant-grade materials, and stand 3-3/4” tall. Shiro & Kuro are $26 per pair.As featured on BuzzFeed!

Tasteful Memorial Urns

Anyone who’s lost a pet, especially around the holidays, can appreciate the thoughtfulness of a gift like a ceramic memorial urn for a grieving Pet Parent. Like Shiro & Kuro, these tasteful cat and dog memorial urns were created by a gifted ceramics artist exclusively for Pet Me Happy. The cat urn is black, 8” tall, holds about 8 fl. oz., and lists for $65. The dog urn is white, stands 7-1/4” tall, holds about 14 fl. oz. (for small- to medium-sized dogs), and is $80.

About Pet Me Happy Gifts & Treats

Pet Me Happy Gifts & Treats is an online pet supplies retailer founded in Santa Clarita, California in summer 2015 by three passionate Pet Parents – Stephen K. Peeples, his wife Nadine A. Peeples, and his longtime website development collaborator Paige Hagen.

Pet Me Happy’s premiere products are Artisan Dog Treats with Oregon Blueberries, the Pupper Pouch dog leash accessory, and exclusive pet-themed ceramic gifts created by Charm Ceramics. All Pet Me Happy gifts and treats are made in California, U.S.A. by pet-loving humans. For more information, visit

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B & R Pet Treats acquired the pet treat product line developed by Penford Foods and later acquired by Ingredion Incorporated.

Early this year Ingredion decided to spin-off the pet treat segment it had acquired as part of it’s purchase of Penford Foods.

About June 1st, 2016 B & R acquired the pet treat business from Ingredion. B & R has been in the injection molding business since 1967, almost 50 years. For the last 20 years, B & R Pet Treats has molded pet treats for various pet treat marketers, starting with Aspen Pet Products in the late 1990’s.

B & R Pet Treats acquisition consisted of patents, trademarks, formulas and fixed assets. Including the asset purchase were the Indigenous and Pegetable Brands of pet treats. B & R has been the molder of these two brands as well as more than 6 other contract brands.

Women Owned-and-Operated Company, Treat-ibles, Makes Pooches Feel Pleasant with CBD!

With cannabis in the daily news, people have grown accustomed to stories about legalization and medical cannabis. But few Americans hear stories about Cannabis and Hemp products saving the lives of dogs. 

Pet owners throughout California are learning that Treat-ibles' cannabidiol-infused (CBD) pet treats have a place in overall wellness. 

“I was going to bring my dog to the vet today for anesthesia,” said a crying customer. “I couldn’t bear to watch her suffer with the pain anymore! I had an appointment to do it at 11am - but I postponed it until 5pm. I needed more time with her. She couldn’t walk with her bow legs; and the pain had gotten so bad that she wouldn’t get up. My son, who works at a dispensary in Los Angeles, heard about the Treat-ibles and sent me four of them. Within an hour she stood up and even jumped up on the couch. I couldn’t believe it! I was literally preparing myself to let her go. Now, I feel like I have my best friend back.”

This story, and many others like it, inspire the small staff at Treat-ibles to continue baking their products in hopes of helping thousands of dogs throughout the state. While the FDA doesn’t have a position on the medical implications of CBD, pet owners everywhere are noticing a difference in their dog’s attitude and well-being. In fact, while many companies have received letters asking the manufacturers to remove medical claims from their promotions, Treat-ibles has simply deferred to the research and trusted the opinions of their customers.

“It’s hard to deny them,” said Julianna Carella, Founder of the Oakland, California-based company. “These people make me cry every time! Their emotions are overwhelming on the phone. It’s hard not to get choked up.” 

While few veterinarians understand cannabidiol, pet owners find confidence in the fact that CBD is nontoxic and plant-derived. Treat-ibles makes their proprietary blend of CBD extracts from a responsible hemp resource to ensure the whole-plant extract contains the subtle compounds also found in the plant. The company also follows a rigorous quality-assurance protocol instituted by CW Analytical Labs to ensure their products are held to high standards. These careful considerations have helped elevate Treat-ibles as a quality brand. While some other CBD pet products, independently tested by a third party, prove to contain very little CBD (merely a few milligrams in the entire bag!) the Treat-ibles consistently tested at 1mg of CBD per treat. 

Due to the lack of knowledge and regulations surrounding products infused with cannabidiol, the Treat-ibles team have engaged with CW Analytical Labs to help them maintain an elevated level of consistency, purity, and safety. “This industry is truly unique,” said Carella. “California has very few regulations surrounding cannabis production with THC - but nothing about CBD! We’ve turned to the health department and pet food regulators to maintain best practices.”

“Dogs are our best friends,” said Carella. “Treat-ibles is our way of showing them how much that bond means to us!”

CYNJO Introduces The Foobler Puzzle Timed Dog Ball!
New York, NY – October 1, 2014 – Let’s face it, a bored dog is not a happy dog! As much as pet owners would love to spend hours and hours playing with their four-legged friends, that’s not usually possible. It may be heartbreaking to look into our dog’s bored eyes while taking care of other things in the home. Fortunately, there are many ways to occupy our furry friends while we are away to ensure they are safe, happy, and entertained. CYNJO has introduced a new interactive dog toy that will do just that and so much more! The Foobler Puzzled Timed Dog Ball is a fun, unique, and innovative product that is a must-have for all pet parents! Learn more at:
The Foobler was designed by TGIF Design Group, manufactured by L’chic and is exclusively distributed by CYNJO. It is an automatic self-reloading puzzle feeder for dogs with 6 timer activated food pods. It’s like having 6 puzzle toys in one that deliver a full day's worth of regular kibble or treats for them to enjoy. Pet parents can simply fill the Foobler with up to 2 cups of kibble or treats and set it to release at 15, 30, 60 or 90 minute intervals for up to 9 hours a day. When it’s time to feed a metal bell rings alerting your dog that more kibble is available.
In today’s society, most dog owners work throughout the day, leaving their canine companions home for an extended period of time. The Foobler reloads itself throughout the day and will keep your dog engaged and active rather sleeping on the couch or getting into mischief. Spacing out feedings is a great way to stimulate Fido’s mind and give him the dog entertainment and rewards he deserves.
Separation anxiety affects 10.7 million dogs in the United States. Interactive toys like the Foobler are especially useful for high-energy breeds or dogs suffering from separation anxiety. Whether you’re taking a quick trip to the grocery store, or out for a long day, the Foobler is a product that will benefit your canine in numerous ways.
The Foobler is not a simple treat toy, but was designed to be a smart feeder for our pets. A dog's natural instinct is to hunt and forage for food. It keeps their brain and body active and engaged. Foobler reinforces this natural instinct for dogs to enjoy earning their meal.
This self-reloading puzzle feeder for dogs is easy to fill and clean. Valued at $39.99, each purchase comes with a free CYNJO poop bag. The Foobler is a unique and innovative product that will give pet parents peace of mind knowing their dog is occupied and happy while they’re away!
CYNJO was founded in 2014 by Cynthia Chang and Jo Chan. They are a new but ambitious group of interactive pet toy enthusiasts with a keen eye for detail, design, and quality. Most importantly, they are animal lovers. Their passion for animals has brought them together to share the best products with passionate pet parents, worldwide. Learn more at: Facebook: Twitter: @CYNJO_USA.
CYNJO has designated ReelPaws Productions (, the only production company in the country focuses exclusively on pet industry businesses, as the company’s official Media and Production partner. In addition, CYNJO has designated Whitegate PR ( as the official public relations representative for CYNJO.

Hi, we’re Jeff and Tommy Gay, co-founders of Big Creek Foods and creators of Look Who’s Happy treats. Dogs were always part of the family when we were growing up, including Pepper the Dalmatian, Fritz the Schnauzer and Toby the German Shepherd. Today, a Yellow Lab named Chessie is a much-loved member of Tommy’s family. In Jeff’s home, a perky Maltese named Toby is like his third son. Both of them are enthusiastic taste testers!

We also grew up in our family’s catfish and poultry processing business, providing high quality ingredients for well-known pet food brands. So what inspired us to open a natural treat company that caters exclusively to pets? Because we knew that only a handful of treats you see on the shelf are actually made by the companies that sell them.

We think caring pet parents like you deserve to know who’s making the food and treats that your dogs eat. That’s why we promise that every package of Look Who’s Happy treats is produced in small lots in our own state-of-the-art Gainesville, Georgia plant. Plus, we guarantee that every recipe is formulated to keep dogs healthy and happy. We think your dog will be grinning from nose to tail when you bring home these treats!



One Rewards

o One Rewards dog treats are all-natural pieces of 100% meat. Unlike the majority of dog treats created for pets, One Rewards do not contain additives, grains or fillers.

o These simple, savory treats come in:

§ Chicken Breast

§ Duck Breast

§ Chicken Liver

§ Ocean Whitefish

o Benefits of One Rewards pet treats:

§ Tasty flavor that dogs love

§ Easy to chew

§ Highly digestible

§ Low fat

§ High in protein

o The Process: One Rewards are freeze-dried to remove roughly 97% of moisture while locking in essential natural vitamins and nutrients of the meats. The treats come in a re-sealable bag to maintain their freshness for a minimum of 12 months from the production date. Proper feeding guidelines, developed by a leading independent pet nutritionist, are listed on each One Rewards package.

o Availability: One Rewards are currently available at Target stores across Canada with expected distribution to the US market in 2013. They can also be purchased online at

One Rewards website:


Hillside Farms

o Hillside Farms start with natural, lean meat. All ingredients used are premium grad, fit for human consumption. Our jerky starts with cage-free, natural chicken. The only other ingredients are vegetable glycerin derived from natural plant sources and salt. These delicious treats contain no fillers, soy, grains, sugar, animal by-products or artificial colors and flavors. In this very simple process, lean meat is mixed with vegetable glycerin and a bit of salt. The meat is sliced, cooked, dried and then packaged - that's it!

o These wholesome, savory treats come in:

      • Chicken Jerky
      • Duck Jerky
      • Jerky Twists
      • Jerky Wraps

o Availability: Hillside Farms are currently available at CVS locations, Winn-Dixie stores and various other retailers nationwide. They can also be purchased online at

Hillside Farms website:

Pub Food for Fido? Clear Conscience Pet Debuts Sliders Brand Natural Dog Treats as “Seriously Fun” Pet Nutrition
Company touts Sliders treats as a fun alternative within the serious world of holistic pet nutrition; line includes abreakthrough in natural tender moist dog treats without glycerin and other chemical preservatives
Wilton, CT – March 29, 2013 - Clear Conscience Pet has recently been recognized with their sixth award for nutritional excellence and innovation; but the company is by no means resting on those laurels. Instead, they have gone even further with their mission of creating uniquely healthy breakthrough products with new Sliders Tender recipes, dog snacks so wholesome and cleanly sourced that the owner of the company says he eats them himself. The new 100% made in the USAtreats come in both Sliders Tender Chicken and Sliders Tender Beef recipes, both of which are made with natural cheddar cheese, organic flax, and air dried veggies for enhanced nutrition and taste appeal.
The company says that this new line represents a major breakthrough in the way moist treats for pets are made. The challenge of making moist meaty treats has led to the almost universal use of glycerins, propylene glycol, potassium sorbate, and other preservatives designed to keep moist treats shelf stable.
Clear Conscience Pet founder Anthony Bennie contends that by listing these ingredients on labels with innocent sounding names such as vegetable glycerin companies are being less than forthcoming with consumers. “The gummy texture that is typical in soft treats is largely because of the use of syrupy glycerin in these formulas. Glycerin also has a sweet taste and can raise blood sugar levels, which is especially concerning if a dog is diabetic or pre-diabetic.
The widespread use of glycerin in pet treats has not received nearly enough scrutiny; how can a manufacturer call a product made with glycerin all natural when it does not appear naturally in the food stream?” Most glycerin used in pet treats is a by-product of the manufacturing of soaps.
Clear Conscience, in keeping with their natural sourcing pledge, refused to employ these methods and instead underwent a three year research and development process to reinvent the soft-moist pet treat category. The result is a trade secret, however the company reveals that success of the project depended on a proprietary formulation, a natural preservation method, and special packaging technology.
But the trademarked Sliders® brand name and package artworkhas raised some eyebrows within the natural and holistic pet nutrition world. With a package that looks like a pub chalkboard, and a burger bun in the logo, the product is unlike other all natural pet treats. “The Sliders lifestyle image is our way of saying that the very best pet nutrition doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless,” says co-founder Amanda Malone Bennie. “Most people love going to a local pub or bistro for a snack and to relax, so why not bring that same feeling to a delicious healthy dog snack?”
The Sliders line also includes Crunchy Chicken and Crunchy Beef snacks. “We cook the Crunchy version for dogs who love aharder treat, but they are still grain free and loaded with the highest levels of meat protein available in a crunchy treat,” said Amanda Bennie.
The treats will be available at independent pet supply outlets, online retailers, and the company’s own website.
About Clear Conscience Pet®, LLC
Clear Conscience Pet® is a multiple award winning pet nutrition company that developed the Sliders® treat line, theSuperGravy® line of pet food enhancing gravies, OSV™nutrient enhanced treats and chews, and CruncherzOrganic Gluten & Grain-Free Dog Biscuits. The company is based in Wilton, Connecticut and is family-owned by Founders Anthony Bennie and Amanda Malone Bennie. They currently market their pet food products to pet supply retailers, veterinarians, health food stores, and other pet specialty outlets.