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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Positive Outcome for Beagles Used in Pesticide Tests

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-30-2019) #616: Featuring Kitty Block, and Dr. Fred Metzger. Kitty Block, director of the Humane Society of the U.S., discusses with Tracie how HSUS was able to influence a positive outcome in the urgent situation of the Beagles being used for pesticide tests and previously slated for euthanasia; Tracie answers the first round of questions from listeners about cat behavior issues, all of whom she sent a coupon for a free Comfort Zone pheromone diffuser; Dr. Fred Metzger of the eponymous Metzger 24-hour Animal Hospital in State College, Pennsylvania discusses the remarkable positive outcomes he’s had using CBD oil and why he chose Ellevet Sciences as a reliable, science-based provider.

Happy Breaking News on the Dow-Agrosciences (now “Corteva”) Beagles: Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States released this statement: “The Humane Society of the United States is truly grateful to Corteva for choosing a reputable and trustworthy organization, Michigan Humane Society, to ensure the care and placement of the dogs into loving homes. We thank MHS for taking on the responsibility for these dogs, who have gained worldwide attention. We will continue our long-term work to end the use of dogs for testing of various products, including pesticides and drugs.”

For more thoughts about the outcome, please read Marc Bekoff article in Psychology Today about how “dogs rescued from abusive situations need a lot of support and love to be successfully rehomed — and that it must be more than a ‘feel good’ move by researchers who decide to do so.”
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