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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Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Dog Lick Your Face

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (01-21-2017) #508: Dr. Nandi Neilanjan, quoted in the New York Times article “Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face” talks about the transmittable pathogens we can get from our dogs’ saliva, like worms, e. coli, and more!; Dr. Julie Bailey discusses safe travels with animals; Sarah Ellis speaks from England about the book she co-wrote with John Bradshaw THE TRAINABLE CAT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MAKING LIFE HAPPIER FOR YOU AND YOUR CAT, which helps us understand the way cats see the world and how we can train them to be happy and self-confident, as well as more delightful companions for us.