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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New Vaccine for Dangerous Dog Flu (H3N2)

Dog Talk (and Kitties, Too!) (01-09-2016) #455: John Ellis, DVM PhD — a microbiologist at the University of Saskatchewan — talks about the new vaccine for the new dangerous dog flu (H3N2) that recently hit the Chicago area and explains how flu vaccines are created for the welfare of pets and people — answering Tracie’s question about whether we should vaccinate our dogs for the good of the community, “altruistic immunity”; Linda Caplan is a Vermont breeder of champion Weimaraners and a dog trainer at her Freedom Hills facility, and explains the best way to find a reputable responsible breeder (while acknowledging it’s very, very difficult); Arlene Weintraub’s book HEAL: THE VITAL ROLE OF DOGS IN THE SEARCH FOR CANCER CURES describes the strides being made in treating and curing cancer by human and veterinary oncologists working together.