Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 consecutive shows. This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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Challenges of Making Raw Pet Food

Dog Talk (03-21-2015) #413: Jocelyn Rosenthal created Boo Boo’s Best and discusses the joys and challenges of making raw pet food; Dona Cosgrove-Baker, President of the Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition since 1988, discusses the plight of feral cats and kittens and negotiating with landowners to Trap-Neuter-Return an existing colony and  manage it; Tracie answers some of the questions she receives, like whether someone should put to sleep a 12 yr old Maine Coon cat because it isn’t behaving well with a new Siamese/calico kitten? Or the single mother of 3 with 2 other cats now wants to kick out Skittles the kitten who is pooping all over.