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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The “Wonder Technology” of Thermowave

March 12, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #562: You really need pet insurance. But what company to choose? Kent Kruse, retired pet insurance expert and veterinarian, talks about why more people do not have pet insurance and how to go about protecting yourself by choosing a company with no annual or lifetime limits, no hereditary exclusions, and […]

Keeping the Whole Family Together in a Crisis

March 2, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #561: Grant Hayter-Menzies, DOROTHY BROOKE: AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE CAIRO’S LOST WAR HORSES; Lori Nelson from Station Casinos in Reno, Nevada, has supported Noah’s Animal House for 10 years — the first stand-alone full service pet boarding house attached to a domestic violence shelter (The Shade Tree), keeping the […]

Should You Tranquilize Dogs While Traveling?

February 20, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #560: Dr. Nick Dodman (whose many books about managing the emotional conditions of pets has furthered our general understanding of how to help make their lives better) talks about whether it is a good idea to use tranquilizers when traveling with a dog. Should you drug a dog who is […]

Ending Australia’s Barbaric Bounty on Cat Scalps

February 13, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #559: Alexandra Silver, who handles Community Advocacy & Outreach for the Animal Care Centers of NYC, talks about New Hope Partners and the focus on preventing people from having to face the heartbreak of surrendering their pets to a shelter because of a financial or practical challenge that could be […]

Breeding & Training Bomb Sniffing Dogs

February 5, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #558: Dr. Karen Overall, who continues her work with military working dogs at the University of Pennsylvania vet school, discusses a New York Times article about the breeding and training of bomb sniffing dogs; Kyra Sundance’s new training book DOG TRAINING 101 espouses the charming concept that teaching a dog […]

Wheels of Hope

January 30, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (10-22-2016) #557R: Sara Baume’s extraordinary novel SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER has Tracie (and surely others) comparing Baume to James Joyce for creating a new language to depict the inner life of an Outsider, and his life on the run with a vicious dog he adopts and treasures; Brenda Sizer talks […]

Certified Animal Chiropractor

January 24, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-20-2018) #556: Alexandra Horowitz talks about her best-selling book BEING A DOG: FOLLOWING THE DOG INTO THE WORLD OF SMELL; Dr. Susan Roecker in St. Louis, Missouri was a human chiropractor who became certified as an animal chiropractor and has never looked back. To fInd a chiropractor for your dog, […]

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 […]