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 725 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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Celebrating Senior Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-19-2021) #745: Featuring Doreen Jakubcak, Valarie Tynes, and Ellen Carrozza. Doreen Jakubcak, the Founder of “Marty’s Place” senior dog sanctuary, talks about being part of Saving Senior Dogs Week and the film about her sanctuary that is featured in the upcoming NY Dog Film Festival; Dr. Valarie Tynes discusses senior dogs, who can experience cognitive difficulties and behavioral changes, suggesting lifestyle changes we can make to mitigate that decline; Ellen Carrozza, licensed veterinary technician known as “The Cat LVT,” talks about the value of using pheromones when interacting with kitties and the innovative new product called bSerene that she likes because it incorporates catnip oil in with the pheromones in the spray and diffuser.