Nancy Kerns

Editor-in-Chief

Whole Dog Journal Editor-in-Chief

Recent Stories From this Author

Fostering Puppies Who Are Just Too Young
September 20, 2018 Yes, puppies again. My local shelter called yesterday to ask if I could foster a litter of 10 pit/German...

Don’t Hire Pet Care Blindly
September 18, 2018 In the San Francisco Bay area, part-time pet sitters and dog walkers are now so numerous that they can be seen on literally...

Zero Tolerance for Choke Chains?
September 12, 2018 I did notice that the dog had been wearing a choke chain when I took the picture. I take pains to avoid using pictures of dogs...

What is the Best Source of Puppies?
September 6, 2018 Responsible breeders are more concerned about placing their puppies in the right home, where they will thrive and be a...

Puppies Don't Belong on Craigslist or Facebook
August 30, 2018 Overrepresented in particular on Craigslist are puppies for sale from pitbull-type dogs of every description. The ads try to...

Ten Safe Feeding Tips for Dog Owners
August 23, 2018 We recommend that dog owners switch foods frequently. Many food makers suggest switching foods slowly, by replacing a small...

Skunked Again! But Maybe He's Learned His Lesson?
August 16, 2018 On May 23, 2018, my young dog Woody got skunked for what I think (and hope) will be the last time. Late in the evening, both...

Be Prepared
August 15, 2018 One of the worst moments in my life came about a year and a half ago, when the dam that looms over my town – the largest...

Choosing Dog Foods After the Grain-Free Scare
August 9, 2018 A warning from the FDA about a recently reported spike in the number of dogs developing dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (linked...

Please Don’t Panic About the “Grain-Free Thing”
August 2, 2018 Please note that the FDA’s headline did not say anything about “grain-free diets” causing heart problems – though almost all...