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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Positive Outcome for Beagles Used in Pesticide Tests

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (03-30-2019) #616: Featuring Kitty Block, and Dr. Fred Metzger. Kitty Block, director of the Humane Society of the U.S., discusses with Tracie how HSUS was able to influence a positive outcome in the urgent situation of the Beagles being used for pesticide tests and previously slated for euthanasia; Tracie answers the first round of questions from listeners about cat behavior issues, all of whom she sent a coupon for a free Comfort Zone pheromone diffuser; Dr. Fred Metzger of the eponymous Metzger 24-hour Animal Hospital in State College, Pennsylvania discusses the remarkable positive outcomes he’s had using CBD oil and why he chose Ellevet Sciences as a reliable, science-based provider.

Happy Breaking News on the Dow-Agrosciences (now “Corteva”) Beagles: Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States released this statement: “The Humane Society of the United States is truly grateful to Corteva for choosing a reputable and trustworthy organization, Michigan Humane Society, to ensure the care and placement of the dogs into loving homes. We thank MHS for taking on the responsibility for these dogs, who have gained worldwide attention. We will continue our long-term work to end the use of dogs for testing of various products, including pesticides and drugs.”

For more thoughts about the outcome, please read Marc Bekoff article in Psychology Today about how “dogs rescued from abusive situations need a lot of support and love to be successfully rehomed — and that it must be more than a ‘feel good’ move by researchers who decide to do so.”