Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for over 9 years with 500+ 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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Advances in Orthopedic Interventions

October 16, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-14-2017) #546: Katie Lisnick, the Director of Cat Protection & Policy for the Humane Society of the United States, talks about their work on behalf of community cats in Hawaii, the most challenging state in which to navigate the tricky cats/wildlife issue; Jen Reeder talks about the Dog Writers Association […]

Changing the Way We Look at Dogs and Other Animals

October 9, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-07-2017) #545: Greg Berns new book changes the way we look at canines and other creatures: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A DOG – AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN ANIMAL NEURO SCIENCE; Donna Casperson from Michelson’s Found Animals in Los Angeles talks about how Dogs Playing for Life brought dogs from […]

Helping Seniors and Senior Dogs

September 30, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-30-2017) #544: Carie Broecker created Peace of Mind Dog Rescue to help senior dogs in shelters in her Monterrey California area, and also to help senior people make plans for their dogs after they are gone; Dr. Bruce Elsey’s company Precious Cat, begins its annual fund raising for the Multiple […]

Using Tinder to Make Matches for Dog Adoptions

September 25, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-23-2017) #543: Nicole Georges discusses her amazingly beautiful graphic novel about “pets, punks and being queer,” FETCH: HOW A BAD DOG BROUGHT ME HOME; Aimee Gilbreath talks about how Michelson Found Animals turned to Tinder to gain attention about making matches with dogs for adoption; Elly Wong from Towne House […]

Camp Feline Takes Cat Daycare/Boarding to New Level

September 18, 2017

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (09-16-2017) #542: Tania Eisenstein’s Camp Feline in NYC takes cat daycare and boarding to a whole new cat-centric level; Shirley Rousseau Murphy at 89 years young, discusses CAT SHINING BRIGHT, her newest Joe Grey mystery in this 20 book series about talking cats solving crimes; Margaret Mizushima is back with […]

Do Dogs Have Souls?

September 12, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too) (09-09-2017) #541: Kristen Rice, Executive Director of Adopt-a-Dog, worked her way up from being a shelter worker there and is proud to be part of the 30th anniversary of Puttin’ on the Dog in Greenwich, Connecticut on Sunday September 17th where Tracie will be joining them as a judge of […]

Providing Play Time for Shelter Dogs

September 2, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-02-2017) #540: Aimee Sadler founded Dogs Playing for Life, which visits shelters around the country to teach staff and volunteers how to get dogs out into play groups to improve their quality of life and make them more adoptable, too — their motto being “Every Dog Every Day” gets play […]

Getting “Down & Dirty” with Your Dog

August 27, 2017

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (08-26-2017) #539: Dr Michael Moyer talks about the “terrible paradox” that used to exist in training veterinary students to practice spay/neuter surgical techniques. To avoid taking dogs from shelters and practicing on them and then allowing them to die after surgery, “purpose bred” lab beagles were shipped in wholesale orders […]

About those “Pets Are the Best Medicine” Ads

August 19, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-19-2017) #538: Steve Feldman is the Executive Director of HABRI (the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute) and talks about the hilarious mock-ad videos they made with Zoetis called “Pets are the best medicine, which are now in the NY Dog Film Festival;” Dr. Paul Kline from CityVet in Texas (which is […]

How Diabetic-Alert Dogs Change Lives

August 12, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-12-2017) #537: Steve Lawrence talks about his “The Cat Rescuers” movie that is in production; Mary Emma Young from the Pet Food Institute talks about the process by which the FDA works with manufacturers and the PFI to avoid and deal with problems, specifically a recent recall of canned dog […]