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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You Really Need Pet Insurance!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #562: You really need pet insurance. But what company to choose? Kent Kruse, retired pet insurance expert and veterinarian, talks about why more people do not have pet insurance and how to go about protecting yourself by choosing a company with no annual or lifetime limits, no hereditary exclusions, and the lowest premium for the highest value; Lori Wiese, founder of Downtown Dog Rescue, talks about the Pet Resource Center on Skid Row, a collective initiative that is a public-private partnership between Downtown Dog Rescue, Inner City Law Center and the City of Los Angeles, to address the homelessness crisis and keep animal intake and euthanasia numbers down. Sara Dolinsky talks about the “wonder technology” of Thermowave, a laser that uses deep energy and heat to address multiple “inflammatory conditions” in dogs and cats.