Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

This Gracie® Award winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for over 9 years with 500+ shows from the NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End across all of Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester, as well as on the local NPR station Robinhood Radio in the Berkshires. DOG TALK® features global authors and experts discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many of them with dog advice and health information, dog and puppy training tips, and help in understanding your cat.

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Using Genetic Markers to Identify Potential For Illness

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-01-2017) #531: Dr. Lowell Ackerman is a veterinarian who wrote THE GENETIC CONNECTION: A GUIDE TO HEREDITARY HEALTH PROBLEMS IN DOGS AND CATS, discusses what “personalized medicine” means in using genetic markers to identify individual dogs’ potential for illness; Dr. Dena Mangiamele was formerly Chief Veterinarian for the entire city of Los Angeles and wrote about her experiences in STRAY: A SHELTER VETERINARIAN’S REFLECTIONS ON TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY; Dr. Jane Brunt is a feline-only veterinarian who is also Director of the CATalyst Council where they try to unravel the mystery of why cats are underserved and undervalued as pets — and how to rectify that?