Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and numerous 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. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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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.