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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Should You Tranquilize Dogs While Traveling?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #560: Dr. Nick Dodman (whose many books about managing the emotional conditions of pets has furthered our general understanding of how to help make their lives better) talks about whether it is a good idea to use tranquilizers when traveling with a dog. Should you drug a dog who is nervous traveling in a car? How about whether it is advisable to tranquilize a dog who’s flying in a plane? (Dr. Nick says he would personally never ever put a dog in the belly of a plane — he’d leave it home or drive it); Lisa Lunghofer from the Grey Muzzle Organization talks about the non-profit’s new grant cycle which awards grants to support non-profit groups working on behalf of senior dogs so that “no old dog should die alone and afraid;” Laura Schenone’s book THE DOGS OF AVALON: THE RACE TO SAVE ANIMALS IN PERIL, looks at the history of greyhound “production” and mistreatment in Ireland and around the world, while also being a fascinating profile of a bold and brave woman in Ireland with “radical compassion,” who has been fighting for greyhounds along with the welfare of many other animals in need of advocacy.