Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

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. This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 12 years with more than 585 consecutive shows from its originating NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting – WPPB 88.3 FM – 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: WHDD Robinhood Radio 91.9 FM, Sharon, Connecticut WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York Global Community Radio WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii

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Correlation between “grain free” dog foods and heart condition?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-11-2018) #583: Featuring Dr Ryan Yamka, Anthony Hutcherson, and Jim Kutsch. Dr Ryan Yamka, board certified veterinary nutritionist, talks about the shocking news — per the FDA — of a study from UC Davis veterinary school showing a correlation between “grain free” super premium dry dog foods with peas, lentils, chickpeas and other carbohydrates and a heart condition in dogs, as relayed in the New York Times [nytimes.com/2018/07/24/health/grain-free-dog-food-heart-disease.html?emc=edit_th_180726&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=677335610726]; Anthony Hutcherson has been breeding stunningly beautiful Bengal cats that have the wild blood of the Asian leopard cat and recommends that if you want a Bengal kitty that you visit www.Tica.org to be discerning in choosing a breeder; Jim Kutsch, President and CEO of The Seeing Eye, talks about their Guide Dog at Work campaign [GuideDogAtWork.org] with a brief educational video to educate dog owners about how to respect the safety and concentration of guide dogs from the distraction and the very real danger of people’s pet dogs on or off the leash.