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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Crude Protein: What It Means, How It’s Measured

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-07-2018) #578: Featuring James Gorman, Ryan Tamka, and Lori Weise. James Gorman, who specializes in science and nature reporting for the New York Times, talks about how wolves are not dogs and how ancient wolves evolved to accept humans and the timing of that developmental change, as discussed in this article: [nytimes.com/2017/10/13/science/wolves-dogs-genetics.html]; Ryan Tamka (PhD, MS, MBA, FACN, PAS, Dipl ACAS) talks about crude protein—what it means and how it’s measured. He is a board certified companion animal nutritionist, who studied protein and amino acids in canine nutrition for his graduate degrees, has worked for many top pet food companies and co-authored the macronutrients section in the major veterinary school Small Animal Clinical Nutrition textbook; Lori Weise from Downtown Dog Rescue talks about receiving a Maddie Fund Award of $10,000 for their work on the rights of tenants to keep pets, an eviction defense fund, and her desire to mentor other groups wanting to assist the homeless and their companion animals..

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