Separation Anxiety? Chill Out!

Separation Anxiety? Chill Out! Back to school? Back to work? Dog feeling stressed that you are headed back out into the world after more than a year of having you around all the time during Covid? It may be hard for us to adjust to whatever the “new normal” is, but let’s not forget the […]

A Ukrainian and A Russian Coming Together to Save Homeless Animals

A Ukrainian and A Russian Coming Together to Save Homeless Animals Please listen here to my guest Anna Khazanova on this week’s DOG TALK® because her story is incredible and uplifting. As a 9-year-old child Anna immigrated to New York City from Ukraine. As a young woman she became best friends with another young immigrant […]

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 […]

Welcoming Earth Animal to My World

Welcoming Earth Animal to My World For many many years, I drove by the small Earth Animal store in Westport, Connecticut, which is where I grew up — and where my father and Paul Newman created Newman’s Own — and where my father (at the astounding old age of 102!) still lives 65 years later. […]

Holidays are Hell..for Cats & Dogs

Holidays are Hell..for Cats & Dogs Comfort Zone Calming Vest and Multi-cat Diffuser to the rescue We humans love the holidays — the excitement of big meals, surprises, gifts, visiting and being visited, new things to eat and drink (or old favorites to eat and drink too much of), meeting new people and reacquainting ourselves […]

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage

Dogs Playing for Life: The Brilliance of Thinking Outside the Cage Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a longtime friend who won the equivalent of a Nobel Prize? Suppose you had an old pal whom you’d lived through decades of life alongside — knowing each others’ men and horses […]

Important Corrections About Flying With Your Dog

Important Corrections About Flying With Your Dog I received a most informative email today, right on the heels of the most recent podcast of the DOG TALK show in which Dr. Nick Dodman talked about the (mis)use of tranquilizers for dogs when they are traveling. I received this detailed and well-informed rebuttal to several of […]

What To Look For In a Kennel

The holiday weekend is upon us, but what if you decided at the last minute not to bring Fido? While there are lots of great boarding options available, finding the right kennel for your dog requires knowing what questions to ask.

Happy New Year from China to Fellow Pet Lovers around the World

Happy New Year from China to Fellow Pet Lovers around the World As we all look forward to a new year and take stock of the one that has passed, I find it amazing that after ten years devoting myself to educating, inspiring and supporting people about their pets, that I still get a thrill […]