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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Solving Feline Behavior Issues

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-23-2018) #576: Featuring Rachel Geller, Dianne Prado and Kent Kruse. Rachel Geller is a certified cat behavior consultant, who discusses being a board member of The Cat Connection [which is the beneficiary of the NY Cat Film festival when it comes to the Regent Theater in Arlington outside Boston on June 29th and July 1st], where she volunteers and consults (pro bono) with up to 400 adoptive families getting new cats every year. She and Tracie discuss how Rachel frequently uses Comfort Zone pheromone diffusers and spray with her clients to solve many feline behavior issues [and Tracie is sending her Neko Flies wands and toys since interactive “fishing pole play” is one of Rachel’s recommendations for bonding with your cat; Dianne Prado was a Supervising Attorney at the Inner City Law Center and worked in partnership with Lori Weise from Downtown Dog Rescue to create the Pet Resource Center [] in downtown Los Angeles, a nonprofit resource center offering public interest legal counseling, advocating for people and pets in underserved communities, fighting for pet inclusion in housing to prevent homelessness; retired veterinarian Kent Kruse shares his fascination with an alternative to cremation called “acquamation” or alkaline hydrolysis — which he describes to Tracie and declares it’s what he wants at the end of his pets lives, as well as his own.