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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Recognize/Avoid Spreading Dog Flu

Dog Talk (06-13-2015) #425: Are you in one of the 13 States into which the new deadly canine has now spread? Dr. Jose Arce of the AVMA talks about how to avoid and recognize the disease (with the help of the new IDEXX quick test for it in your vet’s office) which has been seen in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin; SPOT Platinum allergy test developer Mervyn Levin talks about how dogs develop and exhibit allergies and the ways you can reduce allergens or get treatment for licking, scratching and itching; humorist Merrill Markoe (who created the Stupid Pet Tricks for the David Letterman show) reads a chapter with advice about showering with your dog from her essay book What the Dogs Have Taught Me and talks about making her uber-funny dog films, several of which are going to be in the Dog Film Festival.