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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Curing Cancer with a Little Blue Pill?!

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-20-2021) #732: Featuring David Bruyette, Christine Zink, and Mikel Delgado. Dr. David Bruyette, the CMO of Anivive talks about his company, a pharmaceutical startup looking for medical solutions for unmet needs in the veterinary space, that has created Laverdia CA1, the first pill to treat cancer, in this case lymphoma in dogs, which may someday benefit humans, too; Dr. Christine Zink has been warning the veterinary community for years that the 6-month or earlier spay/neuter of dogs has serious health consequences and discusses why owners and veterinarians need to take this seriously; cat expert Dr. Mikel Delgado talks about the non-verbal communication we can have with cats, especially the “slow blink,” which Tracie calls a “kitty kiss” in her book The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know.