Kitty Cat Health Tip of the Month: Constipated Kitties are Cranky!

Kitty Cat Health Tip of the Month Wellness Tips Brought to You by the Cat Lovers at Weruva Constipated Kitties are Cranky! If you’ve ever been “stopped up” you know how lousy that can feel. It can be even more uncomfortable for your cat, and can even lead to serious health problems. This month’s Tips […]

Welcome Your Dog’s Love with Open Arms

Welcome Your Dog’s Love with Open Arms (Guest blog by Sindhoor Pangal) To put this piece in context, please listen to my conversation on DOG TALK® with the wonderful “dog lady of India,” Sindhoor Pangal, about being better friends to our dogs. [There was a previous interview about her revolutionary dog training theory and her […]

No, Your Cat Isn’t a Psychopath (Guest Blog)

Please read this very smart blog by my very smart co-host on CAT CHAT® , Dr. Mikel Delgado. You can see why I am proud and grateful to share a platform with her, on which we advocate for cat wellness and human empathy and understanding toward felines. Dr. Mikel (pronounced Michael) is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Cat […]

Kudos to Dr. Elsey!

Kudos to Dr. Elsey! I feel grateful and proud to have this fine man and his wonderful company standing behind my radio programs DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!)® and CAT CHAT® and being the Founding and Continuing Sponsor of the NY Cat Film Festival so that people across the country and Canada can share our appreciation of the cats in our lives. —Tracie Hotchner (Have […]

#ShareYourStory – Cats Save the Day

#ShareYourStory – Cats Save the Day Dr. Elsey’s has launched a campaign to encourage people to tell their cat-got-me-through-a-tough-time story at #ShareYourStory.  Many people had no one but their kitty cat to keep them company during the early days of the Covid-19 lock down, and many are still grappling with the psychological effects of the […]

Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Halloween

Valuable Nutrition Information Sponsored by Weruva Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Halloween Back when I was researching my all-inclusive guide to dog ownership, The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know, I learned about the preventive and restorative value of pumpkin in a dog’s diet. Naturally-derived fiber was important in keeping a dog’s digestive […]

Thank you New York Cat Lovers for a Sold Out 4th Annual NY Cat Film Festival!

Dog lovers are already meeting the challenge and buying out tickets — so the Village East theater is opening up a second screen! I’ll be there again this coming Sunday October 24th at Noon to kick off Saving Senior Dogs Week with the 6th Annual NY Dog Film Festival. Buy tickets here! What a delight […]

Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade!

This blog is sponsored by the folks at Weruva, who Salute Seniors. Senior Dog? Picky Eater? Give Him a Menu Upgrade! As dogs get older, they can develop food issues, which can lead to physical problems. It can also be really stressful for us if our dogs don’t want to eat. All dogs need to […]

My Friends Make America’s #1 Litter — The New York Times Says So!

My Friends Make America’s #1 Litter – The New York Times Says So! I am bursting with pride over something I have no right to be personally proud about because I did not accomplish it myself — but that doesn’t stop me from feeling Hooray Happy! by association. The cat litter and food company Dr. […]

Please Read This Book—It Knocked My Socks Off (It Will Surprise You, Too!)

Please Read This Book – It Knocked My Socks Off (It Will Surprise You, Too!) As you will hear if you listen to this week’s Dog Talk® I devoted the whole hour to one book: How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World. I said right up front to the author, Henry Mance, with all […]