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 numerous 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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Can Dogs (and people) Live Longer and without Dementia?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-20-2022) #767: Featuring Keirsten Forsyth, Julie Forbes, and Laurie Zaleski. Dr Keirsten Forsyth is a veterinarian who is part of the research team at Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences that is studying rapamycin in the Dog Aging Project to see whether it may increase longevity and prevent dementia (in dogs, but eventually also people); dog trainer Julie Forbes discusses with Tracie what is wrong with the dog training industry; Laurie Zaleski discusses her book Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals, and how she wound up running an expansive sanctuary.