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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How To Travel Safely With Pets

January 16, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #555R: Dr. Nandi Neilanjan believes people should not let their dogs lick their faces because of the transmissible pathogens we can get from our dogs’ saliva, like worms and e. Coli; Dr. Julie Bailey discusses how to travel safely with animals, especially the topic of tranquilizers; Sarah Ellis speaks from […]

Diet Pet Food for Obese Dogs & Cats

December 23, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-23-2017) #554: Dr. Ryan Tamka (who is a veterinary nutritionist with a doctorate in animal nutrition and board certified with the American College of Animal Science, as well as the American College of Human Nutrition), discusses obesity in cats and dogs and how diet pet foods work; Amy Nichols has […]

Undercover Video of Puppy Abuse at NYC Store

December 18, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-16-2017) #553: Kathleen Summers — Director of Outreach & Research for the Puppy Mill Campaign at the Humane Society of the United States –– discusses the HSUS undercover video of abuses at a NYC puppy store; Elyise Hallenbeck, Director of Development for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals –– which […]

Jackson Galaxy, Dog/Cat Film Festival Entries

December 2, 2017

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (12-02-2017) #552: Get to know all more about one of the great cat lovers, Jackson Galaxy [from the TV show “My Cat From Hell”] who talks with Tracie about the arc of his life, and the wisdom in his new book TOTAL CAT MOJO: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIFE WITH […]

Role of Animals in Many Cultures

November 28, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-25-2017) #551: John Bradshaw speaks from England about his book, THE ANIMALS AMONG US: HOW PETS MAKE US HUMAN, which includes many fascinating historical facts about the role of animals in many cultures, including a tribe in which women suckled puppies and baby monkeys!; Sandi Laird from Operation Kindness in […]

Three Women Filmmakers Featured

November 22, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-18-2017) #550: Featuring three great [women!] filmmakers whose work is in the upcoming First Annual NY Cat Film Festival and the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festivals. Sheila O’Rourke is a professor at UC Irvine and got a grant and spent two years making “Jetty Cats,” a sweeping documentary with […]

Creative Competitive Dog Grooming

November 11, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-11-2017) #549: Australian director Mary Zournazi talks about her film “Dogs of Democracy,” which is a centerpiece of the 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festival, and explores the financial crisis in Greece through the relationship of the stray street dogs of Athens and the people who interact with them; Alice […]

The Secret Language of Dogs

October 29, 2017

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (10-28-2017) #548: Victoria Stilwell talks about her book THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF DOGS: UNLOCKING THE CANINE MIND FOR A HAPPIER PET and her UK TV series “Dogs Might Fly,” is which they actually teach three dogs to fly a Cessna airplane; Stephanie Mattera is spokesperson for the Mayor’s Alliance for […]

Saving Elderly Elephants in Japan

October 21, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-21-2017) #547: Marion Zola talks about her fun book ROMANCING THE DOG: THE STRUGGLE TO MAKE A POUND DOG HAPPY IN BEVERLY HILLS; Ulara Nakagawa, the organizer of Elephants in Japan, describes how her group is lobbying to save the 12 remaining elderly elephants living in solitary misery in private […]

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 […]