Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving dogs and cats, many with dog health information, dog and puppy training advice, and help in living harmoniously with your cat. This Gracie® Award-winning show, produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner, has been broadcasting for 13 years with more than 620 consecutive shows from its originating NPR station Peconic Public Broadcasting – WPPB 88.3 FM – in the Hamptons, where it is heard from the East End all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. It is also carried on the local public radio stations: WHDD Robinhood Radio 91.9 FM, Sharon, Connecticut WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York Global Community Radio WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii

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Dog Talk #348 Tracie Hotchner (11-23-2013)

Dog Talk #348: Sue Halpern’s book A DOG WALKS INTO A NURSING HOME ( is inspiring people across the country to join the ranks of therapy dogs; Tracie discusses the HOWs and WHYs of the dangers of Chinese chicken jerky with veterinary clinician Dr. Urs Giger, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Metabolic Genetics Laboratory, where they have been testing urine samples for Falconi Syndrome potentially caused by jerky treats, going back to 2006; Tony Corbo from the lobbying non-profit Food & Water Watch ( in Washington, D.C., sheds more light on the tainted chicken jerky treats from China by disclosing the financial and political background of the jerky issue. Food & Water Watch has documented Chinese factories that cannot pass inspections (when they allow them), and 5 different antibiotics found in these products — 4 of which are illegal in the U.S. and the 5th occurring in toxic quantities. Here’s a recent New York Times article about the jerky: