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.

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Jackson Galaxy on New Season of “My Cat From Hell”

April 23, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-22-2017) #521: Jackson Galaxy, also known as the Cat Daddy, talks about the new season of his television show “My Cat From Hell” and reveals that he and his wife have 11 animals, including his beloved outdoor cat “Eddie of the Night” (who refuses to come indoors), and their dog […]

The Ethics of Keeping Pets

April 17, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-15-2017) #520: Lourdes Bravo talks about being the Kitten Nursery Manager for the A.S.P.C.A. in New York City which was written up in a big New York Times article; Dr. Ariel Mosenco at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary college talks about “Radioactive Cats” and a recent article about the radioactive […]

Communities Without Shelter Interventionists

April 8, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-08-2017) #519: Heather Owen, the founder and director of Chicago’s One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue (and beneficiary of the NY Dog Film Festival’s journey to the Music Box Theater there June 4th) talks about how some communities are “resource deserts” without shelter interventionists like One Tail which diverts […]

Do Dogs Have Souls?

April 1, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-01-2017) #518: Do dogs have souls? Is there an afterlife? April Kedrowicz, a Professor at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study “Do Dogs Go to Heaven?” to see what people think about that; Bonnie Auslander, Director of the Kogod Center for Business Communications, was written up […]

“Best Business Practices” Made KC a No Kill City

March 25, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-25-2017) #517: Teresa Johnson, Executive Director of the Kansas City Pet Project, was formerly a banking executive who has taken “best business practices” and applied them to saving 90% of the animals that come into their shelter and helping Kansas City become a No Kill city; Jill Groves is Founder […]

Avoiding Genetic Mutations in Dog Breeding

March 19, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-18-2017) #516: Dr. Angela Hughes, a canine geneticist at Mars Veterinary, talks about their Optimal Selection cheek swab test that identifies genetic mutations so that breeders can avoid breeding those dogs that are affected, while the test is also valuable to owners of purebred or mixed-breed dogs to learn whether […]

CNN Hero Finalist Who Created Senior Dog Rescue

March 13, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-11-2017) #515: Sherri Franklin was a CNN Hero finalist for creating Muttville senior dog rescue in San Francisco, which takes senior dogs out of the city shelter to get loving homes for these hard-to-place oldsters; Alex Munoz is Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services, which is an open shelter that takes […]

Cancer-Detecting Dogs

March 6, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-04-2017) #514: Abigail Tucker wrote THE LION IN THE LIVING ROOM: HOW HOUSE CATS TAMED US AND TOOK OVER THE WORLD from which came her New York Times article about how we live with cats; Lisa Lunghofer runs the Animals & Society Institute and discusses the issue of taking animal […]

Rewards of Volunteering at a Shelter

February 27, 2017

DOG TALK (And Kitties Too!) (02-25-2017) #513: Cat fanciers will lap up Philippa Sandall’s blog from Australia called “Seafurrers: True Tales of the Ships’ Cats That Lapped and Mapped the World;” Amy Sutherland discusses her book RESCUING PENNY JANE: ONE SHELTER VOLUNTEER, COUNTLESS DOGS, AND THE QUEST TO FIND THEM ALL HOMES, and how giving […]

Canine Liability Insurance

February 19, 2017

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-18-2017) #512: Stacie Grissom, editor in chief of BarkPost, talks about their new book: DOGS AND THEIR PEOPLE: PHOTOS AND STORIES OF LIFE WITH A FOUR-LEGGED LOVE; Debbie Turner explains the protective value of canine liability insurance, which her Dean Insurance company in Altamonte Springs Florida can write policies for […]