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. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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Choosing Dog Based on Lifestyle & Personality

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (05-19-2018) #571: Featuring Dr Elizabeth Colleran, Suzy Fincham-Gray, and Jodi Anderson. Dr Elizabeth Colleran is a feline-only veterinarian who has a “board certified cat friendly practice certification” from the American Board of Feline Practitioners, of which she is on the board, and talks about how cats are only happy when they feel safe — which is why pheromones do so much for their quality of life (Tracie has been recommending Comfort Zone [] for years for just this reason); Suzy Fincham-Gray’s lovely book MY PATIENTS AND OTHER ANIMALS: A VETERINARIAN’S STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS, AND HOPE, follows this veterinarian from the UK to San Diego and points between (and explains why she isn’t called “doctor” on her book jacket because of British conventions against it!); Jodi Anderson is a dog trainer and author of THE LATCHKEY DOG, who has founded, a well-designed human/canine matching algorithm, so good that Dr. Nick Dodman’s Center for Canine Behavior Studies is partnering with the website to move adopters (and purchasers) toward choosing a dog based on compatibilities of basic lifestyle and personality, not breed or looks, so that these relationships last for a lifetime.