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 675 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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Do Dogs Know They’re Dying?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-07-2021) #717: Featuring Dr. Meghan Herron, Marc Bekoff, and Steve Carino. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron discusses purebred cats and how they are different from our regular domestic short hair kitties from her book, Decoding Your Cat; Marc Bekoff discusses his article for Psychology Today, “Do Dogs Know They Are Dying?” which nobody knows for sure, but he and Tracie discuss; Steve Carino talks about his happy-ending book, Oliver: the True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought Together and how terrifying it was to have his dog stolen, who was his only companion.