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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Steve Smith of Pet Releaf on Effective CBD Products

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-16-2019) #649: Featuring Steve Smith and listener cat questions. CBD products for pets and people are becoming a booming, multi-billion dollar business, but most people don’t know how to choose reliably effective, quality products for themselves or their animals. To help weed out (sic) potentially dangerous or useless products made by ignorant or mercenary companies, Tracie turned to Steve Smith, whose company Pet Releaf (far and away the largest in the pet industry) is the first pet-exclusive CBD company that has earned U.S. Hemp Authority Certification. Afterwards, Tracie answers listeners’ questions about cats: whether prescription cat food is necessary for kidney disease (feed high quality canned cat food instead), how to stop a cat from meowing for turkey (give her some!), how to stop a cat from using wee-we pads instead of the litter box (pick up the pads!), how to find a clumping litter that doesn’t track (get Dr. Elsey’s’ Clean Tracks!) and request for advice about a one-year-old rag doll kitten with heart disease (trust your veterinarians at University of Pennsylvania vet hospital!).