Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 11 years with more than 550 consecutive shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires and Radio Cobleskill in upstate New York. DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat.

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The “Pets For Life” Project

July 14, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-14-2018) #579: Featuring: Rita Mae Brown, Amanda Arrington, and Debra Finnerman. The inimitable author Rita Mae Brown talks about the history behind her newest mystery in which the animals have equal roles, CRAZY LIKE A FOX; Amanda Arrington at the Humane Society of the US, won the Bustad Award from […]

Crude Protein: What It Means, How It’s Measured

July 7, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-07-2018) #578: Featuring James Gorman, Ryan Tamka, and Lori Weise. James Gorman, who specializes in science and nature reporting for the New York Times, talks about how wolves are not dogs and how ancient wolves evolved to accept humans and the timing of that developmental change, as discussed in this […]

R & D of Breeding, Raising & Training Working Dogs

June 30, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-30-2018) #577: Featuring Dr. Cynthia Otto, Ed Jamison, and Belinda Jones. Dr. Cynthia Otto is the winner of a Bustad award from the American Veterinary Medical Association as Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year, for her work as head of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center at the University of […]

Solving Feline Behavior Issues

June 23, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-23-2018) #576: Featuring Rachel Geller, Dianne Prado and Kent Kruse. Rachel Geller is a certified cat behavior consultant, who discusses being a board member of The Cat Connection [which is the beneficiary of the NY Cat Film festival when it comes to the Regent Theater in Arlington outside Boston on […]

The Disturbing Truth About Puppy Mills

June 18, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (6-18-2018) #575: Featuring Rita Mae Brown, Shana Feste, and Rory Kress. The inimitable author Rita Mae Brown is back with yet another feline-and-Virginia- history-inspired thriller (and of course with talking animals!) in PROBABLE CLAWS: A MRS MURPHY MYSTERY; film writer and director Shana Feste’s hilarious and touching movie “Boundaries” opens […]

What You Need to Know About the H3N2 Dog Flu

June 11, 2018

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (06-09-2018) #574: Featuring Dr. Kathryn Primm, Steven Kuusisto, and Jessica Vaccaro. What you need to know about the H3N2 dog flu that has hit New York City, with Brooklyn hardest hit, as it continues to spread, with 91 confirmed local cases as of June 5th! Dr Kathryn Primm from Applebrook […]

Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team

June 3, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-02-2018) #573: Featuring Jonathan Plesset, Dr. Nancy Scanlan, and Carina Evans. Jonathan Plesset is President of the pet-friendly Shadyside Inn in Pittsburgh, which is promoting pet adoption, and he talks about being the co-founder of PAART [Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team] that flies dogs to areas where they will have […]

Red Rover Aids During Natural Disasters

May 28, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-26-2018) #572: Featuring Laura Moss, Dr. Gal Vatash, and Nicole Forsyth. Cat enthusiast Laura Moss has fantastic ideas about all the things you can do inside and outside your home to enrich your kitty cat’s life in her book ADVENTURE CATS: LIVING NINE LIVES TO THE FULLEST; Dr. Gal Vatash […]

Choosing Dog Based on Lifestyle & Personality

May 21, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-19-2018) #571: Featuring Dr Elizabeth Colleran, Suzy Fincham-Gray, and Jodi Anderson. Dr Elizabeth Colleran is a feline-only veterinarian who has a “board certified cat friendly practice certification” from the American Board of Feline Practitioners, of which she is on the board, and talks about how cats are only happy when […]

Running Marathons Blind With Guide Dog

May 14, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-12-2018) #570: Featuring Thomas Panek, Arin Greenwood, and Kim Brophey. Thomas Panek, CEO of Guiding Eyes (guidingeyes.org), talks about the first Wag-a-thon (https://give.guidingeyes.org/wag-a-thon), a virtual marathon everyone can do on their own during the month of May, which is a fund-raiser to offset the costs of the service dogs provided […]