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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Fiction Trumps Reality of Cats with Bird Flu Virus

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-28-2017) #509: Neil Abramson, author of JUST LIFE, discusses how fiction can trump reality when right now stray cats with the bird flu virus are being quarantined in shelters across New York City, echoing his novel’s plot involving the city’s reaction when dogs are suspected of carrying a zoonotic disease; Nick Newbold and his French Bulldog, Charlie, are best pals of designer Marc Jacob’s Bulldog Neville, whose life is chronicled in Nick’s book NEVILLE JACOBS: I’M MARC’S DOG; Laurel Braitman discusses the emotional state of animals and what it says about human mental states in ANIMAL MADNESS: HOW ANXIOUS DOGS, COMPULSIVE PARROTS AND ELEPHANTS IN RECOVERY HELP US.