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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Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team

June 3, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-02-2018) #573: Featuring Jonathan Plesset, Dr. Nancy Scanlan, and Carina Evans. Jonathan Plesset is President of the pet-friendly Shadyside Inn in Pittsburgh, which is promoting pet adoption, and he talks about being the co-founder of PAART [Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team] that flies dogs to areas where they will have […]

Red Rover Aids During Natural Disasters

May 28, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-26-2018) #572: Featuring Laura Moss, Dr. Gal Vatash, and Nicole Forsyth. Cat enthusiast Laura Moss has fantastic ideas about all the things you can do inside and outside your home to enrich your kitty cat’s life in her book ADVENTURE CATS: LIVING NINE LIVES TO THE FULLEST; Dr. Gal Vatash […]

Choosing Dog Based on Lifestyle & Personality

May 21, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-19-2018) #571: Featuring Dr Elizabeth Colleran, Suzy Fincham-Gray, and Jodi Anderson. Dr Elizabeth Colleran is a feline-only veterinarian who has a “board certified cat friendly practice certification” from the American Board of Feline Practitioners, of which she is on the board, and talks about how cats are only happy when […]

Running Marathons Blind With Guide Dog

May 14, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-12-2018) #570: Featuring Thomas Panek, Arin Greenwood, and Kim Brophey. Thomas Panek, CEO of Guiding Eyes (guidingeyes.org), talks about the first Wag-a-thon (https://give.guidingeyes.org/wag-a-thon), a virtual marathon everyone can do on their own during the month of May, which is a fund-raiser to offset the costs of the service dogs provided […]

Making Innovative Pet Supplements

May 5, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-05-2018) #569: Featuring Sigrid Nunez, Jamey Bradbury, and Jessie Young. Author Sigrid Nunez talks about her new novel, THE FRIEND, about a woman whose dear friend commits suicide and leaves her his enormous Great Dane, with whom she mourns his death; Jamey Bradbury’s first novel THE WILD INSIDE is a […]

The Reasons for Our Bonds With Animals

May 1, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-28-2018) #568: Featuring Christina Ha, Phillipa Sandal, and John Bradshaw. Christina Ha of NYC’s Meow Parlour talks about Cat Camp May 5-6 at Penn Plaza Pavilion, bringing together cat lovers for shared education, with Jackson Galaxy on hand and a whole floor for adoptions underwritten by the Petco Foundation; Phillipa […]

How Law Works For/Against Pets & Their Owners

April 26, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-21-2018) #567: Featuring Lisa Senafe, Kyla Sternlieb, and Jeremy Cohen. Lisa Senafe from Bentley’s Pet Stuff (https://petstuff.com/) talks about how in two years she went from having one store in Arlington Heights, Illinois and she grew by taking over 84 stores in 10 states, embracing a philosophy of empowering employees […]

Why Dogs Do What They Do

April 16, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-14-2018) #566: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Dr Vicky Thayer, and Gillian Wood Pultz. Marc Bekoff’s newest book, CANINE CONFIDENTIAL: WHY DOGS DO WHAT THEY DO; Dr Vicky Thayer, Executive Director of the WINN Feline Foundation, on funding cat health research; Gillian Wood Pultz helps set up spay/neuter clinics in Thailand, Africa […]

About the 107 Million Can Dog Food Recall

April 6, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-07-2018) #565: More than 107 million cans of dog food have been recalled because they contained trace amounts of pentobarbital, the tranquilizer used to put down sick or injured animals. How did this happen? Tracie talks to Dr.Tim Evans, an associate professor of veterinary pathobiology and head of toxicology in […]

Cats vs Dogs in Cancer Research

March 31, 2018

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-24-2018) #563: Tracie talks to James Gorman — who writes often and in-depth about dogs for the New York Times — about Jim’s recent article (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/science/dog-science-cats.html) posing the question about the inequity in animal medical research, with dogs being used much more frequently; Aimee Gilbreath — Executive Director of Michelson’s […]