Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 675 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Aggressive Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-28-2021) #716: Featuring Michael Shikasio, Gabby Wild, and Dr Ahn. Michael Shikashio (renowned for his work with aggression in dogs, much of it seen on AggressiveDog.com where he also offers all his podcasts) talks to Tracie about the dog attack suffered by New York Times journalist Susanne Craig which she talked about some weeks ago; saluting World wildlife day March 3rd, Dr. Gabby Wild has written a book for all ages for Nat Geo, Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World showing her pioneering elephant acupuncture and treating Jane Goodall’s chimps (when she’s not traveling the world she’s a dog and cat surgeon right on Long Island at The Animal Surgical Center); Dr. Albert Ahn discusses his tips for “winterizing your pet” including not to spray their paws with Pam or put warm water in outdoor bowls.