Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 675 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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The Fragility of Kittens, Challenges of Managing Their Health

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-20-2020) #680: Featuring Dr Elsey, Dr Ruthann Lobos, and Dr Philip Bergman. Dr. Bruce Elsey discusses why his private company, Precious Cat, has underwritten the National Kitten Coalition’s webinars for kitten caregivers and explains the fragility of little kittens are and the challenges of managing their health. Wednesday, July 8th 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EDT “Fading Kitten Syndrome: Fight the Fade” Workshop Webinar. This webinar will discuss fading kitten syndrome including signs, causes, treatments and prevention. Information provided will help identify FKS, recognize early signs of “fading,” take appropriate actions, and learn what can be done to prevent some cases of fading kitten syndrome from ever occurring. Dr. RuthAnn Lobos, Merrick Pet food’s veterinarian, talks about summer safety tips for your pets, particularly the dangers around barbecuing that people overlook, like skewers and aluminum foil that can send a dog to surgery; Dr. Philip Bergman describes what VCA PetCancer Care has to offer to cats and dogs battling cancer.