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 #382 (8/02/2014)

Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!)

Dog Talk (8/02/2014) #382: Wayne Cavanaugh is president of the United Kennel Club, which holds dog shows which are more than “beauty pageants” and in which dogs have to perform in various arenas — their motto being “real dogs for real people” — and discusses the serious health problems that have evolved in generations of breeding dogs for looks alone; Dr. Alice Villalobos in California is known around the world for her work in quantifying a pet’s quality of life and in handling end of life decisions and guarding against “the mindless machinery of medicine” that might dictate medical intervention when compassionate “pawspice” is in the pet’s best interest; find out what Becky Miller (puppy instructor at Canine Companions for Independence) means when she explains why more than half these carefully bred and raised dogs do not succeed in graduating to become service dogs: “Because we ask them not to be dogs.”