Gabby Slome

Gabby Slome

NYC native. Certified canine nutritionist. Equestrian. World traveler. Columbia Business School grad. Healthy eater. Mom to the best mutt in the world, (well according to me), Pancho.

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The Dog Food Marketing Terms You Should Beware Of

The Dog Food Marketing Terms You Should Beware Of


Over the past few years, humans have become increasingly skeptical of the descriptions we see on so-called health foods: "Low-fat"? Okay, but how much sodium is in there? Turns out, we need to be just as suspicious of some of the terms we see sprawled on seemingly nutritious dog food, too. Take "antioxidants," for example—at best, terms like these

9 Reasons Why Rescue Dogs Are the Best Dogs

9 Reasons Why Rescue Dogs Are the Best Dogs


I'll admit it, I'm biased. I know that pretty much every human thinks their dog is the best, regardless of where they got it. But after bringing my pup, Pancho, home from Colombia (which is another story), I'm convinced he actually is the best! Don't get me wrong — I don't have anything against purebreds; I grew up with Dachshunds. But

Pancho Explains: Why Dogs Can't Stop Licking

Pancho Explains: Why Dogs Can't Stop Licking


Pancho here, and I'm here to set the record straight on a very important topic--licking. Apparently, there are some myths out there regarding the way we dogs use our tongues. It's not all kissy-kissy affection or hunting for crumbs, folks. Our licking can indicate a lot of different things, some of which might require a call to the vet. Here's

Ask a Trainer: Why Does My Dog Freak Out at Delivery People?

Ask a Trainer: Why Does My Dog Freak Out at Delivery People?


In the next installment of our "Ask a Trainer" column with Rachel Cohen Maso CPDT-KA of Brooklyn Dogtime, Ollie gets her thoughtful advice on what to do when a normally sweet pup turns on delivery people.

Ollie: I adopted my dog about three years ago. He was a stray we found on a trip to Columbia. He gets along with

Pancho Explains: Why Do Dogs Dig Holes?

Pancho Explains: Why Do Dogs Dig Holes?


If I've seen it once, I've seen it a thousand times: a human walks into the backyard, sees their dog digging another hole and totally wigs out. After multiple shouts of "AAACK, NOT AGAIN!" and, "NONONONONOOOOOO," there is an inevitable wail, "WHY DO YOU DO THIS?!"

Humans, I'm here to help you see beyond the patches of missing Kentucky Bluegrass