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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New Vaccine for Dangerous Dog Flu (H3N2)

Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) (01-09-2016) #455: John Ellis, DVM PhD — a microbiologist at the University of Saskatchewan — talks about the new vaccine for the new dangerous dog flu (H3N2) that recently hit the Chicago area and explains how flu vaccines are created for the welfare of pets and people — answering Tracie’s question about whether we should vaccinate our dogs for the good of the community, “altruistic immunity”; Linda Caplan is a Vermont breeder of champion Weimaraners and a dog trainer at her Freedom Hills facility, and explains the best way to find a reputable responsible breeder (while acknowledging it’s very, very difficult); Arlene Weintraub’s book HEAL: THE VITAL ROLE OF DOGS IN THE SEARCH FOR CANCER CURES describes the strides being made in treating and curing cancer by human and veterinary oncologists working together.