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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Diet Pet Food for Obese Dogs & Cats

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-23-2017) #554: Dr. Ryan Tamka (who is a veterinary nutritionist with a doctorate in animal nutrition and board certified with the American College of Animal Science, as well as the American College of Human Nutrition), discusses obesity in cats and dogs and how diet pet foods work; Amy Nichols has joined the Humane Society of the United States as head of the Companion Animal department, directly from creating the doggy daycare franchise Dogtopia; Dr. Nick Dodman is the founder of the Department of Animal Behavior at the Cumming Veterinary School at Tufts, and is seeking more participants for an ongoing study at his Center for Canine Behavior Studies. They are gathering information with a quick online questionnaire for dog owners — the first phase is now open. All dog owners are encouraged to participate in the Center’s new canine behavior study that ends January 15 2018, as a way of helping determine the challenges posed by some dogs and how best to manage them to avoid being left in a shelter.