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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Kindness on Last Hope Highway

November 23, 2015

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (11-21-2015) #448: Peter Zheutlin’s book RESCUE ROAD: ONE MAN, THIRTY THOUSAND DOGS AND A MILLION MILES ON THE LAST HOPE HIGHWAY is the author’s personal experience riding along with transports from the South and witnessing “repetitive acts of kindness along the ‘Last Hope Highway’; dog trainer Tony Cruse speaks from […]

Cats Galore, Holy Cow, Surviving Henry

November 16, 2015

Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) (11-14-2015) #447: Susan Herbert talks about her sister, Janet Froud, the artist and author of CATS GALORE: A COMPENDIUM OF CULTURED CATS whose untimely death robbed her of experiencing public reception for her extraordinary painted renditions of cats in classical poses captured between book covers; the book HOLY COW! DOGGEREL, […]

Dr. Elsey: Pet Age Icon; Keep Kids/Dogs Safe

November 9, 2015

Dog Talk (11-07-2015) #446: Dr. Bruce Elsey won a Pet Age Icon Award for “20 plus years” in the pet industry with his family company Precious Cat litter, an award he won in part for his corporate generosity in giving millions to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation — which is a disease also seen in dogs […]

Macau Canidrome: Greyhound Death Sentence

November 2, 2015

Dog Talk (10-31-2015) #445: Greyhound defender Christine Dorchak of the Grey2KUSA is publicizing how the greyhound racetrack Canidrome on the island of Macau near Hong Kong is a death sentence for greyhounds, hundreds of which are shipped into Macau from Australia every year despite laws against it; NJ State Certified Animal Control officer and State […]

Do Unto Animals; TailTalk; Pet Talk

October 26, 2015

Dog Talk (10-24-2015) #444: Tracey Stewart talks about her first book DO UNTO ANIMALS: A FRIENDLY GUIDE TO HOW ANIMALS LIVE, AND HOW WE CAN MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER and how awareness of the value of all creatures makes the world a nicer place to live in; young engineer and inventor Mike Karp talks about […]

Health Benefits of Bovine Colostrum

October 19, 2015

Dog Talk (10-17-2015) #443: Dr. John Ellis speaks about the health benefits of bovine colostrum — the first milk secretions of a cow with a young calf — and how colostrum is not allowed in milk production for humans but the benefits for dogs and cats can now be found in a new supplement, Primal […]

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 […]