Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for over 8 years with 450 shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End across all of Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester, as well as on the local NPR station Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires. DOG TALK® features global authors and experts discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many of them with dog advice and health information, dog and puppy training tips, and help in understanding your cat.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner

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Leptospirosis, Water-Borne Disease

October 12, 2015

Dog Talk (10-10-2015) #442: Dr .Sarah Tasse discusses the water-borne disease leptospirosis — how dogs anywhere can pick it up, and the new Idexx SNAP test that can tell a vet right in the clinic if a dog has been exposed; Clea Simon discusses the inspiration behind her feline-themed thriller Kittens Can Kill; Fred Levy […]

Caring for a Paralyzed Dog

October 3, 2015

Dog Talk (10-03-2015) #441: Sharon Seltzer talks about what it means to have a paralyzed dog and how caring for one inspired her to write LESSONS FROM A PARALYZED DOG; Dr Jerry Nepom from the Immune Tolerance Network explains the CATNIP cat allergy study being conducted at major medical centers around the country — and […]

Dog Portrait Photographer

September 26, 2015

Dog Talk (09-26-2015) #440: Milla Chappell talks about her dog portrait work and her company Real Happy Dogs and how she’ll be photographing the Green Carpet and doggy fashion show at the Dog Film Festival Pooch Party; Jeremy Brunner is a “petscaper” whose company Espoma Organic can help people avoid the use of toxic chemicals […]

Outreach Program for Dogs of NY

September 21, 2015

Dog Talk (09-19-2015) #439: Kim Wolf started the non-profit and the outreach programs Dogs of NY and Ruff Riders for under-resourced pet owners in neighborhoods of Brooklyn where she and other volunteers bring food and supplies to those devoted to their pets but challenged by providing for them; Kathleen Walker-Meikle talks from England about […]

Adoptapalooza in Union Square, NY

September 14, 2015

Dog Talk (09-14-2015) #438: Stephanie Mattera talks about what the NYC Mayor’s Alliance does for shelters and rescues in the city, and describes the big Adoptapalooza in Union Square on Sunday September 20; Dr. Rachel Barrack is a veterinary acupuncturist who takes care of race horses and provides house call acupuncture for dogs and cats […]

Alex Kava; schutzhund; Cat Lady Chic

September 7, 2015

Dog Talk (09-05-2015) #437: Silent Creed by Alex Kava is her second novel featuring Ryder Creed and his K9 search-and-rescue dog and she discusses how she came to learn so much about these working canines; Kathy Jo Magan, a tracking competitor and teacher, explains schutzhund, an extremely demanding German ring sport; art curator Diane Lovejoy […]

Living Homeless With a Pet

August 31, 2015

Dog Talk (08-29-2015) #436: Christine Kim is a social worker for homeless people, especially those with pets, which is how she came to direct the Dog Film Festival selection “Myra & Prince,” about a gorgeous Vegas performer who became homeless and remained that way for a long time because she couldn’t find a shelter that […]

Camp Canine: Boarding & Daycare

August 24, 2015

Dog Talk (08-22-2015) #435: Tania Isenstein left her executive career to become Top Dog of Camp Canine ( at 73rd and Columbus in NYC and has made it a very successful boarding and dog daycare — where she always saves two spots to foster rescued stray “Satos dogs” from Puerto Rico through Animal Lighthouse Rescue […]

Therapy Animals for “Reading Orphans”

August 17, 2015

Dog Talk (08-15-2015) #434: Dr. Jennifer Styrsky talks about two new “senior dog products” that Tracie’s old dog Jazzy has been rejuvenated by: Ceva’s Senilife and TRP tri-cox supplement; Mary G. Anderson talks about her book Pet Protection Legal Care Plan: Financial and Legal Planning to Protect Your Companion Pet and the importance of planning […]

Authors of Three Dog Books

August 10, 2015

Dog Talk (08-08-2015) #433: Spencer Quinn’s Scents & Sensibility, is another delightful Chet and Bernie Mystery kicked off with an illegally stolen saguaro cactus with a microchip in it; Bruce Cameron’s novel Dog Master imagines Neanderthal life and how wolves evolved into our dog-like companions; Cathy Scott’s book Unconditional Honor: Wounded Warriors and Their Dogs […]