Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, Peconic Public Broadcasting WPPB 88.3 FM in the Hamptons, where it has been on the air for 13 years and over 650 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. It is also carried on the NPR stations WHDD 91.9 FM "Robinhood Radio" in Sharon, Connecticut and Radio Cobleskill WCSQ-LP 105.9 FM in Cobleskill, New York. NPR Logo

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How Diabetic-Alert Dogs Change Lives

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (08-12-2017) #537: Steve Lawrence talks about his “The Cat Rescuers” movie that is in production; Mary Emma Young from the Pet Food Institute talks about the process by which the FDA works with manufacturers and the PFI to avoid and deal with problems, specifically a recent recall of canned dog food that contained poultry thymus gland (thought to be the cause rare hyperthyroidism in 3 dogs); Lucinda Williams from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers explains how diabetic alert dogs, can change lives, especially for children.